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Industry News According to a new market research report “Temperature Sensor Market, A Study of major Sensor types (ICs, Thermostat, Thermistor, Resistive Temperature Detectors (RTDs), Thermocouple) & Applications, Global Forecast & Analysis 2011 to 2016” published by MarketsandMarkets, the market size of temperature sensors in the year 2010 was $3.27 billion and is expected to reach $4.51 billion units by 2016, at an estimated CAGR of 5.6 percent. In terms of volume, the unit shipment for temperature sensors was 2.02 billion units in the year 2010 and is expected to reach 3.54 billion units by 2016, at an estimated CAGR of 10 percent from 2011 to 2016. The need for temperature sensors is evolving and this section is continuously climbing up the success ladder. Temperature sensors mainly utilize digital technology, which means better efficiency and sensing performance. Temperature sensors have a significant place in different industry verticals. The major applications of temperature sensors are in petrochemical industry, automotive industry, consumer electronics industry, metal industries, food and beverages industry and healthcare. The electronics segment follows as the second largest application segment for temperature sensors. In the automotive industry, the temperature sensors are improving passengers comfort, engine‘s efficiency and performance. The demand for reliable, high performance and low cost sensors is increasing leading to the development of microtechnology and nanotechnology, offering opportunities like miniaturization, low power consumption and mass production. New temperature sensors such as the IR temperature sensor offer several key advantages. They allow contactless and consequently corrosion-free measurement of temperature. These devices have gained immense popularity in food and beverage industry and chemical segment. Global Temperature Sensors Market Worth $4.51 Billion by 2016 ent rugged, electromechanical design and low operating costs enabled the customer to meet its specific power design criteria initially set forth.” Laird Technologies, Inc. and Nextreme Thermal Solutions have formed a world-wide strategic distribution and design partnership. With this alliance, Laird Technologies will be the exclusive global reseller for Nextreme thermal management and power generation products. As a value-added reseller of Nextreme products, Laird Technologies will leverage its design centers in support of new applications using Nextreme’s thin-film thermoelectric products. Laird Technologies and Nextreme will work together to build strategic relationships with companies that will support long-term business opportunities and growth. Thin-film cooling products from Nextreme complement Laird Technology’s product portfolio and allow Laird Technologies to expand into the sub-10 Watt cooling spectrum. Nextreme’s differentiation in the market place is created from its ability to create extremely small form factors with footprints smaller than 10 mm2. Comparable bulk technology has miniature limitations of 25 mm2. In addition, due to the low profile of the Nextreme thermoelectric elements, the heat flux density increases by a factor of five to 10 times over bulk technology. These are contributing factors that will help open new markets and applications for the companies. “Nextreme gives Laird Technologies the ability to address new cooling applications that were previously limited in terms of footprint, height, response time and heat flux density,” said Michael Sutsko, president, Laird Performance Materials. “Nextreme also has the technology and experience that gives us access to the fast-emerging energy harvesting market.” Laird Technologies and Nextreme Thermal Solutions Form Strategic Partnership To protect its sensitive operations from inconsistent grid power, Heineken Supply Chain selected Active Power’s UPS (uninterruptible power supply) technology to directly address its ongoing power infrastructure challenges. Active Power will deploy its CleanSource 750 kVA UPS system at the Dutch brewing company’s facility in the city of Saint-Denis on the French island of Reunion. With CleanSource UPS, the brewery is able to deploy a highly reliable and resilient critical backup power system right on its production floor without the need for cooling equipment. A traditional UPS system would have required additional design and build costs to house the batteries in conditioned space, which was not an option for the customer. From an economic standpoint, operating costs are lower and more predictable compared to a conventional system due to CleanSource UPS’ minimal maintenance requirements. “When we approach applications like Heineken, we evaluate design requirements from a holistic perspective to better understand what the customer is trying to achieve not only in terms of availability, but also in terms of energy and space efficiencies,” said Martin Olsen, vice president and general manager, Active Power. “For this project, our system’s inher28 Heineken Supply Chain Selects Active Power to Protect Critical Operations Saft’s Li-ion energy storage system will support the technology development phase of the US Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program. Saft is a member of the BAE Systems GCV team, which has been awarded a contract for the initial phase of the program. Saft will design and build ultra highpower batteries for the vehicle’s hybrid electric drive system. The vehicle must meet the Army’s requirements for a highly survivable platform that can adapt to an evolving operational environment. Comprised of ultra-high-power, high-voltage VL 5U cells, the Li-ion energy storage system will support the vehicle’s hybrid electric drive system when it is not relying on traditional carbon-based fuels; an example of an operation that would utilize this technology would be silent watch missions. In addition, the system will provide thermal management and act as a high-power traction motor battery. The technology development phase of the GCV program is a 24-month program aimed at completing preliminary design reviews in order to begin building prototype systems for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the program. Saft’s contribution of an ultra high power energy storage system will allow BAE Systems to prove the advantages of Li-ion technology in this hybrid electric vehicle. Saft Selected to Supply Li-ion Energy Storage for US Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle Program June/July 2012 www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com http://www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com

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Electronics Protection - June/July 2012
FLIR T-series Cameras Introduce Thermal Image Enhancement Technology
Renewable Raw Materials - The Future of Plastic Enclosures
Global Electronic Enclosure Resins and Markets
Ferrite Testing Reveals Significant Performance Variations
Packaging Solutions for Critical Electronics Protection in Challenging Environments
Fluid Submersion Technology for Green Data Center Cooling
TRTL BOT Unveils KidSafe Case for iPhone 4 and 4S
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solution Releases New D2D ATR 3U OpenVPX Chassis
Stulz Introduces CyberRow Data Center Cooling Solution
Abbott Technologies Offers New Sealed Power Supply
New Engineered Multi-Cavity Shielding Solution
Gore Enhances Product Performance with new of Screw-in Vents
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