The size of a credit card and battery-free: Epishine, Minew and e-peas launch light-powered asset tracker

Minew, a leader in innovative tracking solutions, announces the upcoming launch of its latest innovation, a battery-free asset tracker. As slim as a credit card, it is designed to transform asset management with its self-sustaining and sustainable features.

"Today, we mark a new era in asset tracking with our revolutionary credit card-sized device, unburdened by batteries. It redefines asset monitoring, making it seamless and sustainable," says Shain, Product Director, Minew

The battery-free asset tracker incorporates e-peas energy management IC that efficiently harvests and converts energy from both RF signals and light into usable power, ensuring uninterrupted operation. Complementing this technology, the device integrates Epishine's ultra-thin, flexible, and low-light optimized solar cells, which are specifically designed to maximize energy capture even in low-light conditions.

"Two of Epishine's strengths are the thin flexibility of our solar cells and their high efficiency in very low light conditions. For this type of products, we seem to have a unique product-market fit," notes Mattias Josephson, CSO and Co-founder Epishine.

This asset tracker offers a hassle-free solution by eliminating the need for battery replacements, thereby reducing waste and operational interruptions. Its real-time tracking capabilities and seamless integration into personal and commercial assets make it ideal for a wide range of applications, from personal valuables to business logistics.

"This highlights the advantages of our energy harvesting PMIC, designed to seamlessly work with light power, making it ideal for asset tracking. Its ability to efficiently manage and utilize readily available light energy ensures optimal performance for advanced operations, creating a highly flexible and self-powered tracking solution," says Christian Ferrier, CMO of e-peas.

The battery-free asset tracker will be available for purchase in Q4 2024.

About Minew
Minew is a leading loT device manufacturer and innovator, providing cutting-edge smart devices and solutions worldwide. With decades of experience, our diverse range of products incorporates advanced wireless technologies like Bluetooth® LE, GPS, LoRa, UWB, Wi-Fi, NB-IoT, LTE-M, 4G, 5G, and more.

About Epishine
Epishine is a Swedish energy impact company, reimagining the capture of light with market-leading printed organic solar cells. Our technology captures indoor light to make electronics self-powered, making cables, disposable batteries and unnecessary maintenance a thing of the past.

About e-peas
E-peas develops and markets disruptive ultra-low power semiconductor technology. This enables industrial and IoT wireless product designers to substantially extend battery lifespans and eliminate the heavy call-out costs of replacing batteries, without in any way compromising on reliability. Relying on 15 years of research and patented intellectual property, the company’s products increase the amount of harvested energy and drastically reduce the energy consumption of all power consuming blocks within wireless sensor nodes. Headquartered in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, with additional offices in Switzerland and the USA, e-peas offers a portfolio of energy harvesting power management interface ICs, microcontrollers, and sensor solutions.

Caption: The device integrates Epishine's ultra-thin, flexible and low-light optimized solar cells, which are specifically designed to maximize energy capture even in low-light conditions.

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