Spansion goes battery-less with tiny ‘Internet of things’ chips

Why should I care? / June 5, 2014

VB_logoSpansion says it can eliminate the need to put a battery in the tiny sensors that will deliver the measurements from the Internet of things.” That should make it much more affordable to deploy billions of such sensors.

The new solution uses chips that can harvest their own energy from the sun, vibration, or heat. By getting rid of the battery, such chips will be much greener and will lower the maintenance costs significantly for companies that deploy networks of sensors for Internet of things applications. They will make wearable electronics and wireless sensor networks more practical, Tom Sparkman, senior vice president of Spansion’s Analog Business Unit, told VentureBeat in an interview.

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