Energy Harvesting

SensorDynamics, EnOcean Enter License Agreement

October 29, 2009

SensorDynamics and EnOcean have entered into a license agreement under which SensorDynamics will incorporate EnOcean's technology for automotive energy harvesting applications.

GRAZ/MUNICH, Germany-- SensorDynamics, manufacturer and supplier of micro and wireless sensor products, has entered into a license agreement with EnOcean GmbH on the patented energy harvesting wireless technology for automotive usage. EnOcean's leading energy harvesting technology allows drawing energy from environmental conditions—movement, light or changes in temperature—via miniatiurized energy converters and generators in combination with wireless data transmission. This technology already established in the industrial and building market since several years opens new opportunities for green—wireless and battery less—applications.

By securing this leading technology for the automotive market, SensorDynamics will now offer fully integrated energy harvesting product solutions to its automotive customers worldwide. The essence of this new product family is the SD341 transceiver system specially designed for automotive energy harvesting applications. With this product, SensorDynamics enables battery less remote sensing e.g. in tyre pressure monitoring systems.

"This co-operation with the market leader in energy harvesting with its strong international IP portfolio, gives SensorDynamics the opportunity to introduce the first energy harvesting wireless platform for automotive applications. This strengthens both the companies and it is a great base to address urgent market needs for green applications in the automotive market. The agreement enables SensorDynamics to offer a complete integrated wireless energy harvesting system solution", says Robert Saurug, Director of the Wireless Sensors division of SensorDynamics.

About EnOcean GmbH
EnOcean GmbH is the originator of patented self-powered wireless technology. Headquartered in Oberhaching near Munich, the company manufactures and markets maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for use in buildings and industrial installations. EnOcean products are based on a combination of miniaturized energy converters, ultra-low-power electronic circuitry and reliable wireless. EnOcean GmbH is a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance, a federation of leading companies from the world's building sector that has set itself the aim of creating innovative solutions for sustainable building. EnOcean has received a number of awards in recent years—for example the Elektra awards 2008: "Wireless & Telecoms Design" and "Company of the Year".

About SensorDynamics
SensorDynamics is a rapidly expanding semi-fabless semiconductor company that focuses on innovative sensor solutions for high volume applications in automotive, aerospace and industry sectors. SensorDynamics develops and supplies fail-safe micro and wireless semiconductor sensor systems, primarily for automotive key accounts and is certified under ISO/TS 16949. The company acts as a general contractor with in-house MEMS production and cooperates closely with leading international suppliers of manufacturing and testing technologies. With its head quarters in Graz-Lebring, Austria, SensorDynamics has subsidiaries in Italy, Germany, Slovenia and France.

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