Exeger, Matrix team for low power AI designs

Exeger, Matrix team for low power AI designs

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By Nick Flaherty

Swedish solar cell developer Exeger has teamed up with Matrix Industries in the US to provide high efficiency low power AI-based designs to a wide range of technology manufacturers.

Matrix Industries, based in Menlo Park, California, is a pioneer in development of energy harvesting solutions for connected devices. Each of Matrix’s products includes advanced low power machine learning AI algorithms and unique energy harvesting technology.

Matrix has developed Single-cell Solar Booster standard modules (SSB) and also a high power variant (SSBH) specially tailored for the Exeger Powerfoyle single cell photovoltaic for indoor operation. The Matrix SSB can be coupled with Powerfoyle Indoor cells and the SSBH can be coupled with Powerfoyle Hybrid (designed for a combination of outdoor and indoor light sources.

The systems are aimed at applications from agriculture, manufacturing and building systems (including heating, cooling and lighting) as well as consumer devices such as wearables and home automation products.

“Joining forces with Matrix Industries provides yet another option for our customers to choose from when it comes to boost converters”, says Oscar Hemberg, Chief Product Integration Officer at Exeger. ”Through the combination of both Matrix’s technology and our revolutionizing solar cell, we can help our customers on their journey by offering a complete energy harvesting solution and reduce the need for costly battery replacement and maintenance of IoT deployments”.

“Powerfoyle’s innovative solar cells are an especially appealing solution for wearable and IoT devices that need to incorporate efficient photovoltaic energy harvesting with none of the downsides of traditional solar cells such as visible bus bars or unnatural appearance,” says Douglas Tham, Chief Technology Officer at Matrix. “Our lineup of Single Solar Booster modules is a perfect match for Exeger’s solar cells and enables product designers to integrate Powerfoyle into products easily and at minimal added cost.”

Exeger has started shipping its first Powerfoyle cells from its second Stockholm factory in Kista.

Once fully scaled, Stockholm II will enable Exeger to produce up to 2.5 million m2 per year of its patented solar cells, making it one of Europe’s largest solar cell factories in terms of annual production capacity. The modular plant has been developed with ABB and Quant.

“Wiitnessing the first Powerfoyle cells shipped from Stockholm II made me very proud of the whole team. Officially starting production at our second factory has been a huge step in our journey, enabling us to secure contracts with some of the world’s largest companies. Producing at this scale, with world leading companies as customers, will make Powerfoyle the new standard for sustainability and convenience in electronics. To put it into perspective, if the whole Stockholm II production was dedicated to remote control solar cells, that could substitute over one billion batteries, having a huge impact on the environment,” said Giovanni Fili, CEO and Founder of Exeger.;


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