At APEC 2017, the PSMA’s (Power
Sources Manufacturers Association’s)
Harvesting Committee will host an Industry Session featuring five industry
experts who will cover such topics as real-world applications, conditional
monitoring, energy harvesting systems, PMICs (Power Management ICs) and
low-power IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The Energy Harvesting Session (IS16) will be held on Thursday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at
the Tampa Convention Center. 


The key message of the session is that energy
harvesting has moved out of the lab and into real life. Energy harvesting
presents a major opportunity for the power electronics industry, from
components (batteries, ICs, magnetics, semiconductors, etc.) to systems (e.g.,
wearable devices, building energy management, assisted living, environmental
monitoring, security, transportation). But to fully exploit this opportunity,
and to make energy harvesting more mainstream, stakeholders need to work more
closely to get energy harvesting solutions working reliably in actual


This industry session attempts to accelerate
such engagement by providing an overview of the considerations, applications,
constraints and trade-offs that need to be taken into account. The session will
include a 30-minute slot for live and hands-on demonstrations, many of which
will relate to the speaker presentations.


The PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee Chair
Mike Hayes and Co-Chair Doug Osterhout have geared the session for a wide
audience, including potential collaborators and adopters of energy harvesting
for the self-powering of ultra-low-power applications, as well as those want to
eliminate the need for a battery or storage device replacement in low-power
devices. Industrial and academic developers of material and devices (both
active and passive) also will find this session helpful in understanding
application requirements.


In addition to registering for the Energy
Harvesting session, APEC attendees are encouraged to participate in the many
other informative and timely PSMA-sponsored Industry Sessions taking place during
the show.


PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee
Meeting Notice 


All APEC attendees are invited to attend the
PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee meeting, scheduled for 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 am. (Tampa
Convention Center, Room 32) on Tuesday, March 29th.

About PSMA
The PSMA is a non-profit professional organization with the objective of
enhancing the stature and reputation of its members and their products and
improvement of their technological power sources knowledge. Its aim is to educate
the electronics industry, academia, government and industry communities as to
the applications and importance of all types of power sources and conversion