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With RFID sensors into the cloud

Increasingly more companies rely on RFID technology in industrial sensor networks to replace bulky sensor nodes of conventional battery-powered systems with compact, maintenance-free sensors. At the same time, there is the desire to automatically feed acquired logistics and production data into the web in order to be able to remotely organize complex production processes or to allocate resources in real time. With RFID evaluation kits and accompanying services, Fraunhofer IPMS provides customers a Proof of Concept as the perfect introduction to the use of RFID-based sensor nodes. Visitors to the 2017 Sensor and Test Measurement Fair in Nuremberg can learn more at the special "Networked Measurement Technology for Mobile Applications" forum to be held in Hall 5-106 / 115 from May 30th to June 1st.

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The “Research Fab Microelectronics Germany” gets off the ground

To reinforce the position of Europe’s semiconductor and electronics industry within global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with two institutes within the Leibniz community, come up with a concept for a cross-location research factory for microelectronics and nanoelectronics. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing support with the necessary investment. On April 6, 2017, Education Minister Professor Johanna Wanka handed over the grant approvals – 280 million euros for Fraunhofer and 70 million euros for Leibniz.

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Micro-energy Harvester for Self-sustaining, Integrated Chip Systems

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS is starting the two-year CONSIVA research project focusing on the development of micro-energy harvesters for self-sustaining, integrated chip systems. The use of novel piezoelectric materials in vibration-based harvesters can drastically reduce their size and significantly prolong operation time. This paves the way for the utilization of previously unachievable medical implants and increasingly small, wireless sensor systems.

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Intelligent storage bins using RFID-based weighing and pick-by-light solutions simplify picking process

Fraunhofer IPMS will present a new, RFID-based pick-by-light application scenario for efficient and secure picking at LogiMAT 2017. Located in Dresden, the Fraunhofer IPMS research institute has developed an intelligent storage bin that can be identified and controlled by RFID technology which operates without needing its own power supply. In addition, a weighing sensor integrated into the bottom of the bin automatically records any material removal and provides notification for refilling.

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