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12th Small Fuel Cells – Portable & Micro Fuel Cells & Hybrid Devices for Commercial & Military Applications

Friday, February 12th, 2010

BOSTON, MA – The Knowledge Foundation has announced the complete Program for the 12th Small Fuel Cells conference which will be held in Cambridge, MA from April 12-13, 2010. In its 12th year, Small Fuel Cells & Hybrid Devices for Commercial & Military Applications is the primary source of information for end users, developers and manufacturers of portable fuel cell powered devices.

This year, Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG, will deliver the opening presentation. SFC Smart Fuel Cell has shipped more than 15,000 commercial products in the past five years, and Dr. Podesser will provide insight into the growing number of commercial and defense applications for fuel cells, including new products and markets as well as other latest developments.

Topics to be addressed at the conference include:
Commercial success of small fuel cells: DMFC, PEM, SOFC, and direct borohydride
Advances in fuel development
Portable fuel cells for military & commercial applications
Micro fuel cells for mobile electronics
Hybrid portable power systems
System integration & balance of plant engineering
Materials challenges and use of materials-by-design approach
Role of nanotechnology & nanomaterials
End-user and OEM perspective on manufacturing & applications
Safety, durability & reliability

Distinguished Faculty
George C. Bandlamudi, PhD, University of Duisburg-Essen
Daniel A. Betts, PhD, EnerFuel
Hyuk Chang, PhD, Samsung Electronics
Horacio R. Corti, PhD, National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina
James C. Cross III, Nuvera Fuel Cells
Tsali Cross, PhD, Neah Power Systems, Inc.
Ravindra Datta, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Emory S. De Castro, PhD, BASF Fuel Cell Inc.
Paolo Fracas, Genport Power Solutions
William Gleason, PhD, Montana Tech – The University of Montana
Robert Hahn, PhD, Fraunhofer IZM
Christopher Hebling, PhD, Fraunhofer ISE
Anders Lundblad, PhD, CTO, myFC AB
Audrey Martinent-Beaumont, PhD, CEA – French Atomic Energy Commission
Madeleine Odgaard, IRD Fuel Cells LLC
Peter Podesser, PhD, SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
Jim Prueitt, MTI MicroFuel Cells, Inc.
Shriram Ramanathan, PhD, Harvard University
Mareike Schneider, PhD, Fraunhofer IKTS
Eugene S. Smotkin, PhD, NuVant Systems and Northeastern University
Andrew P. Wallace, SiGNa Chemistry, Inc.
Shijie Wu, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

About The Knowledge Foundation

The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. Known for providing members of its Technology Commercialization Alliance with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information, the Knowledge Foundation is uniquely qualified to provide wider exposure for important developments in the emerging fields of alternative energy including fuel cells and lithium ion batteries, nanotechnology, and chemical/biological detection technologies.

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RFID Put to the Test – Live on Stage!

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

RFID IN FASHION
  Aug. 12-13, 2009  •  The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City

About Event Why Attend Agenda Speakers Preconference Exhibitors Hotel REGISTER NOW

See RFID Put to the Test—Live on Stage!

At RFID in Fashion 2009, we’ll test RFID’s ability to accurately read tags on more than 100 apparel items in a variety of real-world scenarios, including on shelves and z-bars, and moving through portals.

Plus: All attendees will receive an ROI calculator enabling them to determine the benefits they will likely achieve in stores.

RFID in Fashion 2009 is the one event where you will hear new case studies from industry leaders; see the latest RFID systems for retail, apparel, footwear and accessory applications; get industry benchmarks and best practices; and network with thought leaders.

Hear how RFID is delivering business benefits
from these featured speakers:


Zander Livingston

Eric Mauriello

Simon Langford

Bill Hardgrave

Markus Rosendahl
RDN

Uwe Quiede

All attendees will receive an interactive ROI calculator! This unique and valuable business tool includes a detailed explanation of the business case for deploying RFID in the fashion industry, as well as an analysis of the ROI at American Apparel, written by Reik Reid for Baird’s RFID Monthly.

Attend other sessions that will cover:
 How RFID Trims Costs for Luxury-Brand Retailer
 Issues Facing Retailers Adopting RFID
 Global RFID Supply Chain—From Source to Point of Sale
 How the Apparel Group Uses RFID in Footwear and Accessory Stores
A Demonstration Showcasing New Visibility
 The Business Case for RFID in Retail ApparelMeet the leading technology companies, network with thought leaders and see the latest solutions designed for your industry. Plus, attend our most popular preconference seminar, RFID Journal University.

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And so much more! About RFID Journal
RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information about radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision-makers worldwide—in print, online and at face-to-face events.

To learn more, please visit www.rfidjournal.com.

About the AAFA
The American Apparel & Footwear Association represents key issues and interests impacting the United States’ leading apparel, footwear and other sewn-products companies and their suppliers. The AAFA’s mission is to promote and enhance its members’ competitiveness, productivity and profitability in the global marketplace by minimizing regulatory, legal, commercial, political and trade restraints. The organization represents its members before all branches of government to advance essential legislative, international trade and regulatory objectives. Its efforts promote a favorable environment for the advancement and exchange of best practices and technological innovations, while helping to ensure that employees within the sewn-products industry are treated with fairness and respect.

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  RFID IN FASHION  •  Aug. 12-13, 2009  •  The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City
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Breakthrough in Producing Printed Memory – an interview

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

By Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Ltd. with Johan Carlsson, President and CEO of Thinfilm, and Kwang-Choon Chung, President and CEO of InkTec.

Thin Film Electronics, an Oslo, Norway, based Company with R&D facilities in Linkoping, Sweden, known as Thinfilm, and InkTec Co. Ltd, known as InkTec, have together made a breakthrough in producing printed memory on flexible substrates. Here Dr Peter Harrop of analyst’s IDTechEx, interviews Johan Carlsson, President and CEO of Thinfilm and Kwang-Choon Chung, President and CEO of InkTec, about the latest development.

PH: For a long time, IDTechEx has been advocating more effort on printed memory, one of the missing parts of the printed electronics toolkit that is vital for progress. Can you tell us about this latest breakthrough and the history of your company please?

Johan Carlsson
: Our latest development concerns a joint Thinfilm and InkTec project with the aim of demonstrating R2R high volume manufacturing of printed memories. The project has been a huge success with the realization of a R2R production worthy printing process capable of realizing printed memory cells with a yield in the 96-97 % range for the best device structure. Up to now more than 100 meters of roll has been produced with a total of 5 printing steps. This is to our knowledge one of the world first established R2R processes capable of producing electronic components other than conductors and antennas with high yield. It is especially impressive given that the printed memory film thickness is only about 200 nm.

Thinfilm is a public research and development company founded in 1997 with aim to commercialize its polymer memory technology. The most promising aspect of Thinfilm’s polymer technology lies in the fact that it is possibly the only nonvolatile memory technology that can be fabricated entirely by printing. Thinfilm´s technology is based on development that we initially performed together with Intel for the production of so called hybrid high density silicon-polymer memories. Together we produced working 512 MB chip modules in 0.25 µm technology and that was 5 years ago using Thinfilm´s unique polymer memory technology.

PH: That is extremely exciting and significant. How does the partnership with InkTec operate and what other partnerships are in place with Thinfilm?

Johan Carlsson: The partnership with InkTec is characterized by mutual trust, transparency, efficient and professional exchange of information. This has enabled us to quickly resolve technical issues. We are moreover very impressed by InkTec’s facilities at the second factory in Pyoungtaek just outside of Seoul which are entirely dedicated to printed electronics with class 10 000 clean room in general areas and class 1000 around production equipment.

Other important partnerships that are in place are with the like of Xaar plc, OTB (print equipment vendors), Solvay (polymer vendor), Soligie Inc. (Printed Electronic Manufacturer and Integrator), AGFA (conductive polymer vendor), DuPont Teijin Films (substrate vendor) and Cartamundi (Card manufacturer) and Weyerhaeuser (printed RFID developer) for the commercial production and marketing of printed memories.

PH: What is your roadmap for commercialisation of printed memory? Can you give us any dates and product specifications that will be achieved?

Johan Carlsson: Given our business model i.e. licensing technology to partners for them to do the end user sales and manufacturing, makes it hard for us to give any dates as we don’t control the entire value chain. But as we do work closely with all of our partners we know of some very exciting products that are in the final stage of design, and should if everything will be on plan, they will be introduced in the market sometime early next year. The results achieved with InkTec are a major milestone in meeting the schedule.

PH: One area of printed electronics starting to get great attention is transparent electronics with flexible transparent batteries, photovoltaics, lighting, transistors and so on being demonstrated. Clearly transparent electronic film will not detract from branding on packaging and it can go in many places where electronics cannot currently be applied. Will there be a transparent Thinfilm memory?

Johan Carlsson
: Thinfilm’s memory polymer is in itself transparent which means that a transparent memory cell can be made with any transparent electrode material. This means that transparent cells can easily be made as soon as integration with a suitable transparent electrode can be achieved. We have for example already in 2005 demonstrated printed memories using the conductive polymer PEDOT/PSS as electrode material which is nearly transparent.

PH: One other dream for printed electronics is printing many components on top of each other. This will save space and eliminate the wiring needed by conventional silicon chips, displays and so on. Will Thinfilm memory be layered with other components one day?

Johan Carlsson: Certainly, this in fact one of the basic ideas behind Thinfilm´s hybrid memory technology where multiple layers of memory were used in order to increase memory capacity / unit area. All of the drive electronics was situated below the stacked polymer memories. When it comes to printed electronics this is all dependent on the solubility of various layers (electronics polymers) and/or development of via processes through separation layers. So by using the right set of materials one can envision that our memory could be printed on top or below other components.

PH: What types of electronic device are going to be most suitable to adopt Thinfilm memory in the near future?

Johan Carlsson
: We are currently aiming at the game cards and toys industry for our so called stand alone memories (contact). These memories are also suitable for brand protection type applications. We are also working on integration of our memory technology with logic and we hope to soon be able to draw benefit of this work in terms of applications like fully printed RFID tags.

PH: What do you see as your main competition?

Johan Carlsson: To our knowledge there is no competing printed re-writable memory technology that is sufficiently mature to be of any near term threat. On the other hand, there are a number of companies and research groups that publish results on novel memory technologies that seem promising – one never knows what might appear and therefore we keep a close eye on the development and are open to cooperation.

PH: We are very excited that you are presenting at the forthcoming IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference in Dresden and this announcement will be one of the most important firsts. What will you cover in your presentation?

Johan Carlsson: We will cover our latest results on volume production of printed memories. We will in particular share some important details as well as show video clips from the production.

PH: have you anything else to report at this stage?

Johan Carlsson: As I mentioned earlier, are we working with a number of partners in different areas. These projects are also progressing very well, why I foresee further announcements once we reach good technical results or commercial success. Just stay tuned it’s more to come!

PH: We understand and are very impressed that you now can print memories in a production facility. How do you foresee that this will impact printed electronics in general and specifically your own activities in this field?

Kwang-Choon Chung: We are very excited and particularly with the achievement of being able to produce the memories which rely on the integrity of a thin polymer film where the slightest defect will lead to a short. This is a real confidence booster both for printed electronics in general and in particular for us. This proves that our investment of a dedicated printed electronics factory was the right thing to do and this also opens up the opportunity for integration with other technologies such as transistors. Our prototype line is equipped with screen, gravure, flexo printing stations, a microgravure coating station as well as an inline 12 m oven with 5 independent zones for thermal treatment – we are thus well equipped to do any kind of development. Thinfilm’s unique memory technology will also add yet another market segment for our ink products and in addition another application to our successful Print Services business, which both will contribute to the continued growth of our company.

PH
: We understand that you also develop and produce silver inks for the printed electronics industry. Can you tell us a little bit more about the characteristics and their role in this project?

Kwang-Choon Chung
: Our ink is based on a proprietary silver complex compound and is thus non-particle based. This has been crucial, in particular, for roughness control and integrity of the printed memory film. Another important aspect of our silver complex compound is that most suitable solvents for the production of inks are entirely compatible with the printed memory film thereby avoiding shorts and the use of protection layers.

PH: What is your production capacity? Any plans of expansion?

Kwang-Choon Chung: Our printing lines are optimized for mass production. We have currently three Roll to Roll lines equipped with screen, gravure and flexo printing stations as well as microgravure coating stations. Our annual capacity is around 10 million sqm at each line. We will consider both further facility expansion and dedicated lines for printed electronic applications.

PH: What other printed electronics components are you working on/producing?

Kwang-Choon Chung
: We have recently got a printed flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) product approved for mass production by a local partner. We have also focused on printing antennas which gives the highest volume and lowest cost by using flexible substrates and electronic materials. The antennas can be applied in the packaging, textiles and smart card industries. InkTec has also developed various functional films such as reflective film, EMI shielding and transparent conductive films etc. by using our own electronic materials and printing facilities. These films are used by the display, signage and architectural industries as a decoration or functional parts.

About Thinfilm:

Thin Film Electronics, an Oslo, Norway-based Company with R&D facilities in Linkoping, Sweden, is the pioneer in the use of functional polymer materials for non-volatile memory applications. Dense functional memories have been demonstrated using both traditional processing for silicon-based chips and more recently printing. Thinfilm delivers printed memory today and, with partners like InkTec, will deliver integrated printed electronics tomorrow. Thin Film Electronics ASA is listed on the Oslo Axess list at the Oslo stock exchange, Norway.

For more information on Thinfilm, visit www.thinfilm.se.

About InkTec:
InkTec Co., Ltd. is a leading edge Korean company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of commercial and electronic inks. It has successfully designed and manufactured wide format UV-curable flatbed inkjet printers and numerous lines of ink products for large format printing applications, digital textile printing, as well as refill kits for consumer inkjet and laser printers. Most recently, electronic inks have been introduced through InkTec’s successful research and development efforts. Extensive process innovation methods of ink production are yielding lower costs of manufacturing as well as higher standards of quality. In the printed electronic industry, InkTec is determined to reach greater heights by merging printed applications and electronic ink, a combination that could see the creation of 21st century products. InkTec Co., Ltd. is listed on the Korea stock exchange market and for more information on InkTec, visit http://www.inktec.com/english/


For more information on Printed Electronics Europe 2009 please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Chris Clare at c.clare@IDTechEx.com or to find out more about Printed Electronics technologies please contact the author Dr. Peter Harrop at p.harrop@IDTechEx.com

IDTechEx Event Dates:
Printed Electronics Europe 2009 | April 7-8 | Dresden, Germany www.IDTechEx.com/peEurope09
Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon | April 7-8 | Dresden, Germany www.IDTechEx.com/pvEurope

IDTechEx – Commercialise Innovation Two Weeks until Printed Electronics Europe 2009 By Dr. Harry Zervos, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Less than two weeks remain until IDTechEx conferences Printed Electronics Europe 2009 and Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon 2009 take place, in Dresden, Germany on the 7th and 8th of April.

International speakers from major research and technology hubs around the globe, as well as integrators and end-users of innovative technologies, will be there, to exchange opinions, network, present recent results and progress in their respective fields. In addition, they will be expressing needs, discussing challenges faced and obstacles overcome in the efforts to commercialise innovation.

Companies presenting at the conference range in size and scope to give a broad overview on the subject of growth of the industry sectors addressed. Together with end-user input, the conference provides the grounds and the opportunities for immediate interaction between the providers of innovative technologies and those who will implement and use it for their and their products’ benefit.

End Users

Examples include presentations from car manufacturers such as FIAT and Daimler, toy manufacturers Ravensburger and government agencies such as NASA, providing insight into their needs from these new technologies, allowing attendees to gain firsthand knowledge of what their potential customers require. The range of end-users involved with the conference is very wide, with attendees registered from companies that have become household names such as Nestle, BMW, Braun, Hallmark and Procter & Gamble.

TFT and Displays developments

Delving more into the technology advances that will be presented at the event, display giants such as Samsung and SONY will be talking about their development of thin film transistors and their achievements in making better performing and more robust devices and manufacturing techniques. Other approaches covered at the event include QD Vision’s development of quantum dot light emitting devices for displays and lighting applications as well as Texas Instruments’ approach towards powering innovative displays such as flexible organic light emitting displays (OLEDs).

Electronic Paper developments are also attracting a lot of attention so the latest development from “spotlight startup” Plastic Logic as well as Prime View International and Bridgestone Corporation will cover development and commercialisation efforts.

Wearable Electronics

Electronic functionality is being made possible in areas where it wasn’t possible before as electronics are characterised by new properties such as stretchability, wearability, etc. Wearable electronics are being further investigated at Printed Electronics Europe, with companies like Sefar discussing the bridging of the gap between electronics and fabrics as well as opportunities for printed electronics presented by Interactive Wear’s CEO Mr. Andreas Roepert. Research at PHILIPS or the Embedded Systems Lab at University Passau is also highlighted, giving an overview of the current status of efforts in the field.

Conductive Materials

Graphene and copper inks are attracting a lot of attention as well, especially with instability in the pricing of silver or issues with its disposal (let’s not forget that silver is a biocide, making it the last thing you would want to have ending up in a landfill), should electronics become ubiquitous and disposable. Applied Nanotech is presenting on its proposition for replacing silver inks: a highly conductive inkjet printable copper nanoparticle ink that could potentially be a solution to the issues of silver. Graphene research and development will also be presented by Vorbeck Materials as well as Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Do not miss the opportunity to be part of the biggest gathering of technologists and end-users in Europe this April. For more information on Printed Electronics Europe visit www.IDTechEx.com/peEurope.

For more information on the topic please contact the author Dr. Harry Zervos at h.zervos@IDTechEx.com or to find out more about the Printed Electronics Europe 2009 conference please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Chris Clare at c.clare@IDTechEx.com.>

IDTechEx Dates:

Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon Europe 2009| April 7-8 | Dresden, Germany www.IDTechEx.com/pvEUROPE

Printed Electronics Europe 2009 | April 7-8 | Dresden, Germany www.IDTechEx.com/peEUROPE

Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe | June 3-4 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/eh

RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/RFIDeurope

Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan www.IDTechEx.com/peASIA

Energy Harvesting & Storage USA | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/ehUSA

RTLS & Wireless Sensor Networks Summit | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/wireless

Printed Electronics USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA www.IDTechEx.com/peUSA

Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA
www.IDTechEx.com/pvUSA

Printed Electronics Europe passes 500 attendees and over 50 exhibitors so far!

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

With over one month to go until the famous IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Dresden, on April 7-8, attendance has achieved record levels, and is on track to bring together over 800 attendees, by far the world’s largest and most comprehensive event on the topic. Attendees from 26 countries have registered, from as far as Australia to Canada and India to Slovenia. The event has drawn the highest number of end-users yet, including household name companies such as BMW, Nestle, Unilever, Ravensberger and Nokia. This is indicative of the increasing interest of such companies to use printed electronics in their products.

Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx, the world’s leading analyst and event firm on printed electronics, says Despite the economic climate, growth has been remarkable. We have engaged with many consumer goods companies, who are largely recession proof, who are undertaking significant initiatives to use printed electronics in their products and enable better merchandising and new services for consumers. Those attending the event will join the largest gathering of users, suppliers, press and integrators this year. Das adds, Many presentations will be world first exclusives, and there will be new product demonstrations it is going to be a very exciting atmosphere.

The event covers the full range of technologies from organics to printed inorganics, and moves the topic forward by assessing the latest progress in stretchable electronics, flexible displays, printed energy harvesters and much more. In addition, IDTechEx has co-located its European Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon event, with speakers including Fiat and NASA, and covering all thin film photovoltaic technologies. With 54 confirmed exhibitors and over one month to go, IDTechEx expects over 70 exhibitors at the event. Many companies are exhibiting for the first time this year, such as Samsung, Plastic Logic and Muehlbauer. Coverage is global and of vital interest to industries as disparate as chemicals, consumer goods, healthcare, military, electronics and publishing.

Printed Electronics Europe is part of the global series of IDTechEx Printed Electronics events also held in the USA and Asia. See www.IDTechEx.com/peEurope for full details, and register early for the best rates.

For more information about the Printed Electronics Europe 2009 conference please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Chris Clare at c.clare@IDTechEx.com.

IDTechEx Dates:

Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon Europe 2009| April 7-8 | Dresden, Germany www.IDTechEx.com/pvEUROPE

Printed Electronics Europe 2009 | April 7-8 | Dresden, Germany www.IDTechEx.com/peEUROPE

Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe | June 3-4 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/eh

RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/RFIDeurope

Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan www.IDTechEx.com/peASIA

Energy Harvesting & Storage USA | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA

RTLS & Wireless Sensor Networks Summit | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA

Printed Electronics USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA www.IDTechEx.com/peUSA

Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA

www.IDTechEx.com/pvUSA

www.IDTechEx.com

Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009: Final program confirmed featuring the latest in industry developments, applications and technology

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

PORTLAND, Maine IntertechPira, a leading conference and research organization is pleased to announce the final program for the 7th annual Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009 set for March 31 – April 2, 2009 at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, US. Co-Chaired by Richard Smith, ANA Strategic System Group and Andrew Burke of the University of California Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, this year’s program is designed to help current and prospective users, integrators and suppliers of advanced power systems understand modern energy storage and delivery challenges for power intensive applications and identify business opportunities and realities with adopting advanced capacitors and capacitor hybrid systems to solve application energy requirements. Speakers will discuss the latest market trends and developments, power engineering and integration strategies, design and business implications and costs associated with advanced power systems for various applications, including transportation, automotive, power and consumer electronics and renewable energy.

Market Overview and industry developments:  Bobby Maher of M Cubed Consulting will start off the program with a comprehensive overview of ultracapacitor market trends and technology advancement and David Alexander from IVUS Energy Solutions, creator of the patented FlashPoint Power Technology, will address serious challenges that arise when developing capacitors for the market. Andy Burke of UC Davis will provide an engaging comparison of ultracapacitors and advanced battery technology in terms of performance, cost and versatility, while John Miller of Maxwell Technologies will show how the two technologies can be best applied in tandem. A panel presentation from members of the investment community will conclude the morning session and will provide insight on how to secure funding in uncertain economic times.

Applications and technology:

John Skibinski of Eaton Corporation will shed light on the growing demand for advanced energy storage technologies for wind and solar applications. Speakers from Volvo Technology Corporation, General Electric and NREL will discuss engineering energy storage systems for hybrid electric vehicles and heavy hybrids. Aerospace applications will be explored with presentations from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and company partner PC Krause and Associates and additional new and emerging applications will be covered by Jin Song of Nesscap.

Technical developments:

Olgierd Paluskinski of the University of Arizona and M Grant Norton of GoNano Technologies will discuss the latest work with improving the energy density of capacitors. Paluskinski will also discuss how his group has used nanotechnology to achieve better performance and reduced cost for photovoltaics applications serving to reduce fluctuations in output power while increasing conversion efficiency. Yuri Maletin of APowerCap Technologies will reveal how nano-engineered capacitors using inexpensive nanoporous carbon material can lead to improved performance, while reducing cost, in automotive, hand-tools, energy quality and power management applications and systems.Additional presentations from ISE Corporation, Ionix Power Systems LLC, Sigma Technologies International, Rockport Capital and Battery Ventures will also be featured.

As one of the worlds leading forums for discussing the latest technical advances and market trends in the EC industry, IntertechPira’s Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009 is a dynamic industry event, providing a unique opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and network with global leaders from around the world. For complete program details and registering options, please visit: www.advancedcapacitorsws.com. Members of the press interested in attending, to find out if you qualify for a complimentary press pass, please contact Press Officer Sheri Bonnell at sheri.bonnell@pira-international.com or +1 207 781 9637.


TechInsights Intellectual Property Symposium Unveils Inaugural Industry Panel Discussion Topics

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Sessions will focus on open source and China’s developing intellectual property system

SAN FRANCISCO– TechInsights announced last March 28 the industry panel topics for its inaugural Intellectual Property Symposium, a joint effort of EE Times, Semiconductor Insights and Portelligent, which is scheduled to take place April 15-16, 2008 at the San Jose Fairmont.

The Intellectual Property Symposium is the first and only event to bring together the foremost legal, business and government minds to discuss the importance and logistics of properly protecting, managing and leveraging intellectual property. Co-located with the Embedded Systems Conference and the EE Times ACE Awards, the Intellectual Property Symposium will address the information needs in the changing marketplace for patents and intellectual property in the electronics industry and will resonate with members of the engineering, business and legal communities. The Intellectual Property Symposium will offer three panel discussions on issues with open source and the developing intellectual property system in China.

Open Source Panels
IP Risks in Open Source Software

– This panel discussion will feature the different ways traditional and emerging companies are using open source software. The latest GPL Version 3 license is one of the major topics.

– Panelists: Joe Beyers, VP of Intellectual Property, Hewlett-Packard; Jim Markwith, Open Source Software Licensing Counsel, Microsoft Corporation; Jason Wacha, General Counsel, Monavista Software; Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation

– Moderator: Rick Merritt, Editor at Large, EE Times

Managing Third Party IP in Solatersoftware Development Life Cycle

– This session will describe how processes can be best integrated with the Software Development LifeCycle to effectively manage risks associated with using proprietary and open source software within products.

– Presented by: Mark Gisi, Sr. Intellectual Property Manager, Wind River Systems

China Developing IP

– This session will feature experts who have hands-on experience with China’s developing intellectual property system. Topics will include:

What’s the outlook for China’s patent office? What are China’s IP goals and are they achieving them?
What is the IP litigation situation in China?

– Panelists: Dick Thurston, General Counsel, TSMC, Taiwan; Russell Boltwood, VP, Licensing & Intellectual Property, UTStarcom, Inc.; Jun Gong, Partner, Jun He Law

The event features attendees from both the technology and patent industries with executive titles such as: Chairman, President and CEO, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President/Director of Research and Development, Vice-President of Engineering, Vice-President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Vice-President of Intellectual Property and General Patent Counsel, and Vice-President Licensing.

Attendees representing companies include: Altera Corp., Cisco Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, Honeywell, IBM, Intel Corp., Marvell Semiconductor, MIPS Technology, Qualcomm, Rambus, Seagate Technology, Verizon and more.

The Intellectual Property Symposium will be co-located with ESC Silicon Valley, the largest electronic systems design event in North America.

To register for the 2008 Intellectual Property Symposium visit: http://www.eetimes.semiconductor.com/

Commentary:

Rick Merritt, Editor-at-Large, EE Times
“In preparation for this year’s Intellectual Property Symposium, we met with industry experts and influencers to determine the most pressing IP issues companies are facing today. Protecting Intellectual Properties, especially in the Embedded Systems industry, is critical and companies need to understand the steps they must take in order to insure their unique ideas, products and service are protected. This year’s symposium will address the current issues surrounding Intellectual Properties and with the help of industry experts, forecast the future of IP as well.”

About TechInsights

TechInsights is the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry’s decision makers — the Creators of Technology — that define, develop, and bring to market the electronic products that improve our lives. With global market leading brands such as EE Times, Semiconductor Insights, TechOnline, Embedded Systems Conferences and Portelligent, TechInsights is the leading dedicated information and services business serving the worldwide electronics market. For more information, please visit http://www.techinsights.com/. TechInsights is a division of United Business Media , a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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PRE RAMADAN SPECIALS PUSH SALES AT GITEX SHOPPER 2007

Friday, September 14th, 2007

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GITEX Shopper 2007 a resounding success

United Arab Emirates, 12th September 2007 - GITEX Shopper and Consumer Electronics 2007 came to a grand finish today, In an energetic and promotion-packed 17th edition of the Gulf’s leading consumer retail IT platform, exhibitors registered a substantial boost in sales from an increasingly broad mix of consumers.

The fantastic success of GITEX Shopper is proof that the show offers truly special deals, promotions and packages only seen at the GITEX Shopper. We are delighted that the event once again reaffirmed its position as the Gulf’s leading retail consumer technology platform, said Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre.

Mr. Abdul Hadhy Al Aghbar, said, ” I come every year to the exhibition because the price of the products and bundled offers available are like none other in Dubai. I saved a lot of money and wouldn’t dream of missing the show. Mr.Llewellyn Couto Manager Marketing and Communications at Sharaf DG, said, ‘The show has reflected the development and growth of the Gulf’s consumer electronics sector. We have found this show’s consumers to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable and we have seen a 85% increase in sales from last year’s show.

The general shift in visitors interest from computers to a wider range of consumer electronics goods that was clearly apparent at last year’s show was intensified at this year’s event. Comparing this year’s show to last year’s edition, – Ganesh Iyer- CMO at Cellucom, said Our sales are up by around 25% compared to last year. We found that there was a special interest in laptops and flat-panel televisions during GITEX Shopper 2007.

p align=”justify”>Shivam Goyal- General Manager, E Max, echoed the same opinion. The crowds that visited our stand were interested in electronic consumer goods as part of a modern lifestyle rather than because they have a particular affinity for technology.

p align=”justify”>Visitors to the show also reported that they were delighted with the show’s extensive range of products and competitive pricing. I came here to upgrade my laptop and found a bundled offer that enabled me to get my son a new mobile phone at a bargain price, said Mr John Smith, an engineer.

p align=”justify”>Other visitors appreciated the show’s exciting atmosphere as much as its pricing. Thousands of consumers who visited the show came away with spectacular prizes. “We were absolutely thrilled to win a home theatre in the Mega Draw. We definitely got more than we bargained for said an elated David Jones, who visited the show with his family to buy a laptop for his two children.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics 2007 was a roaring success for both visitors and exhibitors and returns in 2008, 18-24 October.


About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

p align=”justify”>GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted thousands of visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

p align=”justify”>GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK which is made up of the following components:
GITEX Business Solutions The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GULFCOMMS The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Consumer Electronics The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK Global Conference

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

p align=”justify”>As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

p align=”justify”>Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

For more information, contact:

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Sherine Retna
Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel: + 9714 3086085
Fax: + 9714 3188607
Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com

Visitors Rush to GITEX Shopper 2007

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

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Dubai responds in large numbers to exciting offers, promotions and surprise prizes, and much more!

United Arab Emirates, 9th of September 2007 - GITEX Shopper 2007, the Gulf leading technology retail platform, is currently taking place in an excitement-charged atmosphere at Airport Expo Dubai. Thousands of people within the first three days from across the region, have already been through the GITEX Shopper experience. GITEX Shopper 2007 already promises more exciting than any of its predecessors with a lot more to come. The response to the show has already strong, and with over 170 vendors, distributors and resellers to outdo each other. A host of new offers, competitions and giveaways have been unveiled at this event with the consumer availing some of the best deals in the Middle East.

Helal Saeed Al Marri, the Director General of DWTC, said, we are delighted to see the response of the crowds over the first three days, which is a clear indication of the buying power of the community.

Every sector of consumer electronics, from laptops to PCs, cameras to gaming and mobiles to office automation, have registered highly impressive sales figures so far. ‘The first day was good, the second day was even betterâ€? said Mr. Ganesh Iyer, CFO of Cellucom. We are expecting the remaining days to be even better he added. New product launches have also added to the flavour of this year’s show. “This is our first year at GITEX Shopper, and we are very pleased with the quality of the crowd and with the overall experience. We launched Xbox 360 elite and we have had a tremendous responseâ€? said Mr. Aman Angar of Microsoft. Likewise, other first timers have also struck it rich at GITEX Shopper 2007. “This is our first year and the response has been tremendous said Mr. Salim MA of Lulu Hypermarket. We have some of the best offers in the show, and our stand has been tremendously active he said.

The response for the promotion we are running with Samsung is very positive. Visitors are having a fabulous time bidding for Samsung 32 inch LCD TVs, digital cameras, mobile phones and MP3s. we had an instance of a Mr. Aldrin bidding successfully for a Samsung 23 inch TV for just AED 260. The crowds seem very happy and we expect a lot more people to come in over the remaining days said Mr. Llewellyn Couto, Marketing Manager and Communications at Sharaf DG.

What has made GITEX Shopper 2007 all the more exciting is the fact that this year’s event has some never-before seen promotions, offers, prizes and lucky draws. Some of the prizes in GITEX Shopper’s draws and scratch-and-win competitions include digital cameras, mobile phones, X-boxes and home theatre systems. The grand prize of the GITEX Shopper Mega Draw is a Peugeot 207!

Mr Efren, a Philipino national, who walked off with a brand new X-box at a scratch-and-win competition, said “I was planning on getting my son an X-box for his birthday next month, but looks like his birthday will be special this year thanks to this free gift! All these promotions really add a nice feeling to being at GITEX Shopper!� said the happy father.

Exhibitors at GITEX Shopper are known to save the best for last, so rest assured the remaining days until the 12th of September will be even more super-charged with excitement!

GITEX Shopper 2007 is open from 11am to 10pm daily at Airport Expo Dubai.

Tickets are available in advance from Time Out Tickets (www.timeouttickets.com/Tel: 800 4669) at a promotional rate of AED 20 per person, per entry right until the end of the show. Tickets will also be sold at the venue at AED 25 per person, per entry. For more information visit www.shopper.gitex.com

Additional free parking will be available for visitors in the Sheikh Hamdan parking area opposite Gulf Indian School with free shuttle bus service to and from the venue.

There will be shuttle buses running from Lulu Centre Karama, Qusais and Deira branches and Al Falah Plaza Sharjah to Airport Expo Dubai during the show from 10am – 11pm.


About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted thousands of visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK which is made up of the following components:
GITEX Business Solutions – The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GULFCOMMS The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Consumer Electronics The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK Global Conference

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

For more information, contact:

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Sherine Retna
Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel: + 9714 3086085
Fax: + 9714 3188607
Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com

HE Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais : Opens GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007

Monday, September 10th, 2007

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Enthusiastic crowds throng the opening of the Middle East’s leading consumer technology show


United Arab Emirates, 6th September 2007 –
The 17th edition of the Gulf’s leading consumer technology platform – GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 – was inaugurated today by HE Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development: at the Airport Expo Dubai. HE Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais and his VIP entourage toured the Show and visited some of the major exhibitors to view the latest in consumer electronics.

Crowds flocked into the Airport Expo Dubai, where the Gulf’s ultimate electronic consumer goods opened in an atmosphere of great excitement and anticipation. From last year’s bumper edition GITEX Shopper 2007 has grown in all respects. This year over 170 vendors are representing 20,000 products over 26,000sqm of the Airport Expo Dubai.

Visitors on the show’s opening day reacted enthusiastically to the many spectacular launches and offers featuring in this year’s GITEX Shopper. There was special interest in the opportunity to win valuable prizes, including a Peugeot 207 CC Sport, in the GITEX Shopper Mega Draw.

“We continue to strive to make GITEX Shopper deliver value for money combined with an exciting atmosphere. We are looking forward to another outstanding edition,� said the DWTC Director General Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre.

Among the industry leaders competing to provide the most innovative technology and outstanding value for money at GITEX Shopper 2007 are Axiom, Canon, Cellucom, Cosmos, Emax, Emirates Computers, Harman House, HP, Jacky’s, Jumbo, JVC, Microsoft, Nokia, Plug-Ins, Samsung and Sharaf DG.

The comprehensive range of consumer goods on sale in GITEX Shopper 2007 features laptops, PCs, mobile phones, cameras, gaming & entertainment, consumer electronics, home entertainment, office automation and a host of new leisure products.

The show will be open from 6 – 12 September from 11am – 10pm. Friday from 3pm – 10pm.

Tickets are available in advance from Time Out Tickets (www.timeouttickets.com/Tel: 800 4669) at a promotional rate of AED 20 per person, per entry right until the end of the show. Tickets will also be sold at the venue at AED 25 per person, per entry. For more information visit www.shopper.gitex.com

Free parking will be available for visitors at the venue as well as the new parking in the Sheikh Hamdan parking area opposite Gulf Indian School with free shuttle bus service to and from the venue.

There will be free shuttle buses running from Lulu Centre – Karama, Qusais and Deira branches and Al Falah Plaza – Sharjah to Airport Expo Dubai during the show from 10am – 11pm.

About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted thousands of visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK which is made up of the following components:
GITEX Business Solutions The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GULFCOMMS The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia Consumer Electronics The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK Global Conference

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.


For more information, contact:

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Sherine Retna
Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel: + 9714 3086085
Fax: + 9714 3188607
Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com