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Seminar of Thursday, October 17, 2013

Published on October 8, 2013
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Seminar October 17, 2013
Open to researchers from other laboratories
 Room  Belledonne, Bat BCAI - IMEP-LAHC/MINATEC,
                from 13:00 to 14:00
 3 rue parvis Louis Neel - 38109 Grenoble Cedex

“Innovative thermal energy harvesting for future autonomous applications” par Stéphane MONFRAY(ST-Microelectronics)

As communicating autonomous systems market is booming, the role of energy harvesting will be a key enabler. As example, heat is one of the most abundant energy sources that can be converted into electricity in order to power circuits. Harvesting systems that use wasted heat open new ways to power autonomous sensors when the energy consumption is low, or to create systems of power generators when the conversion efficiency is high. The combination of different technologies (low power µ-processors, µ-batteries, radio, sensors...) with new energy harvesters compatible with large varieties of use-cases allow to address this booming market. Thanks to the conjunction of ultra-low power electronic development, 3D technologies & Systems in Package approaches, the integration of autonomous sensors and electronics with ambient energy harvesting will be achievable. The applications are very wide, from environment and industrial sensors to medical portable applications, and the Internet of things may also represent in the future a several billions units market.

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Stéphane Monfray is the Principal Scientist in the Advanced Devices Technology group at STMicroelectronics in Crolles. Since 2008, he is a member of the STMicroelectronics experts staff. He was involved in FP6 and FP7 projects (Nanocmos, Pullnano, Duallogic) and leads since 2012 a national project (FUI) on energy harvesting. He is the author and co-author of more than 70 publications in major conferences and journals, of more than 30 patents, of a book chapter. He was instructor at the SOI conference shortcourse in 2010, and at MIGAS in 2011, and he had multiple participations and paper presentations at the IEDM in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2010. He was the co-recipient of the Paul Rappaport Award in 2000, and he is the co-recipient of the 2012 French Electronic Grand Prize General Ferrié for his work on thin film devices.

Date of update October 17, 2013

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