This report focuses on MEMS energy harvesting devices from both technology
and market points of view.
Special attention has been given to the market drivers for adopting MEMS energy
harvesting devices in different market segments, factoring the progress of competing
technologies and cost constraints.
It appears that the numerous opportunities for energy harvesting devices must
be analyzed carefully, taking into account all aspects of the final application
from power consumption profiles to lifetime and size constraints Applications
screened cover automotive, medical, industrial machine monitoring and process
control, home automation and defense.
The main developments in MEMS energy harvesting devices are described and compared
to fuel cells and micro-batteries. The report also describes the challenges
facing the current players and the current market trends and business models.