Electronic Design

2009 nanoPower Forum Unveils Advances In Low-Power Technology

Low-power system design, practical energy harvesting, thin-film batteries, and power management for wireless systems will be spotlighted at the third annual nanoPower Forum (nPF ’09) taking place May 18-20 in San Jose, California. The conference targets an important emerging area of technology, and in spite of the current economic troubles, registrations are running ahead of last year’s event.

This year, nanoPower Forum will focus on the latest practical solutions to the increasing complexity of wringing out maximum performance from today’s advanced ultra-low power devices. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and talk with top executives and technical professionals in the fields of advanced batteries, power management, ultra-low power RF technologies, energy harvesting, networking protocols, and related fields. During nPF ’09, a roundtable discussion of “Energy Harvesting—Enabler or Inhibitor?” will be moderated by Kevin O'Handley, Vice President, Business Development, Ferro Solutions. Panelists will include: Mark Buccini, Director, Worldwide Strategic Marketing, Texas Instruments; Steve Grady, Vice President, Cymbet; Tim Bradow, Vice President, Infinite Power Solutions; Jerry Ruddle, Executive Vice President, Advanced Cerametrics; and Regan Zane, Associate Professor, University of Colorado.

The Plenary Session will open with Zhong Lin Wang, Director of the Center for Nanostructure Characterization at the Georgia Institute of Technology, discussing “Harvesting Mechanical Energy by Nanogenerators”; Giovanni Balli, Director with the AutoGlobal Business Network, focusing on “Nanoelectronics: The European Vision and Strategy”; Mark Buccini, Director of Worldwide Strategic Marketing at Texas Instruments revealing the details of “Living Life Under 1µ—Extreme Deeply Embedded Computing”; Didier Sagan, Product Line Marketing Manager of the Medical Products Group with Zarlink Semiconductor will close out the session with a vision of “Wireless Body Area Network—Today and Tomorrow’s Potentials.”

For more information, go to http://nanopower.darnell.com.

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