BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NOWI
B.V. the Dutch Semiconductor innovator has been awarded first place,
for its work on energy harvesting technology, in the 2019 IoT
Innovation World Cup at this years Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona.
NOWI was selected by a panel comprised of executives from the partners
STMicroelectronics, Gore, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Gemalto, AiQ
Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, Microtronics and Cicor. With a
reputation accumulated over 15 years of successful competitions, the IOT
Innovation World Cup® Series is no doubt the largest open innovation
platform worldwide for IoT and tech solutions.
NOWI’s innovative solution continuously brings energy to your device in
lieu of wires or batteries. NOWI technology enables companies to use the
energy that is already readily available around the device. This can be
light, heat, movement or even radio waves. There is energy all around us
that can now be converted and used to power IoT devices.
NOWI has translated its leading technology position in ‘low-power energy
harvesting’ technology into a small chip (integrated circuit) that can
be used in a wide range of IoT devices. The NOWI PMIC has combined the
best energy harvesting performance with the world’s smallest PCB
footprint making it suitable for devices as small as wrist watches or
very small remote sensors.
According to GSMA
the leading telecommunications authority, the Internet of Things
will reach 25 billion devices by 2025, and as the Internet of Things
begins to mature, it has become clear that there are hundreds of
millions of so called smart-devices as varied as smart city and
wearables, that need to become ‘Plug
& Forget’. With the NOWI PMIC this has now become possible for
the first time.
The advanced energy harvesting development is taking place in Delft
Netherlands, the work of a international team made up of business and
technology experts from The Netherlands, Brazil, China, Spain, US,
Mexico & Iran. The team includes PhD’s with 35 years of research
experience in energy harvesting and advanced power management designs.
The first NOWI enabled devices, used within an upcoming Swiss watch will
be available in Q2 of 2019.
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