Matrix Industries and Torex Semiconductor Team Up to spread Energy Harvesting worldwide

Sep 13, 2019

Menlo Park, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan – Sep 13, 2019– Matrix Industries , a manufacturer of efficient thermoelectric products for Energy Harvesting and Torex Semiconductor Ltd. (6616: Tokyo Stock Exchange) today announced the formation of a co-marketing and co-product development relationship aimed at increasing product adoption in IoT, wearable and energy harvesting applications worldwide. Effective September 13, 2019, the agreement allows Matrix and Torex to work together to develop the solutions, including an energy harvesting reference design for sensors to combine Matrix expertise in thermoelectric material science and thermal engineering and Torex expertise in low power consumption and energy efficient power management technologies and line-up the innovative products for battery-less and low powered applications.


“By partnering with Torex, Matrix can more effectively address the needs and challenges to spread energy harvesting all over the world. Benefitting from on-the-ground knowledge and insight, we may capture first mover advantage in introducing the innovative products to meet evolving demands unique to battery-less and low powered applications ” commented Dr. Akram Boukai, CEO of Matrix.


“We are honored to be chosen by Matrix as a strategic technology and marketing partner and are pleased to be working with innovative thermoelectric leader to connect our customers to cutting edge technologies and to spread energy harvesting.” said Mr. Koji Shibamiya, President of Torex. “We are also excited to see Torex products gain visibility on a global scale. We believe our products, which can be utilized in IoT, wearable and battery powered applications, will quickly gain adoption worldwide.”


Matrix and Torex provide a complete off the shelf reference for Watt Smart Farming and Industrial IoT applications. This reference design uses a Matrix’s PowerTile, a Thermo-Electric-Generator based power source, Matrix’s Mercury energy harvesting IC(https://www.matrixindustries.com/en/products/mercury-energy-harvesting-boost-converter), and power management solutions from Torex to harvest energy to power IoT devices and eliminate the needs to change batteries. To learn more, please contact us.




Figure 1.Composition of Realizing Energy Harvesting




Figure 2.Composition of Realizing Energy Harvesting
▲MATRIX PowerTile
・Power Output: Average > 1mW | Peak >8mW
・10cm x 10cm x 2.5cm




Figure 3.Application of Thermoelectric Power Generation(MATRIX PowerTile)

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Matrix Industries is a Silicon Valley materials science pioneer founded in 2011 that is committed to radically re-inventing the power equation for IoT and wearables. The team of experts in thermoelectric material science, thermal engineering, and consumer product development and manufacturing, consists of Ph.D. graduates from CalTech, MIT, Harvard and UCSD, and 25+ years of experience in manufacturing and shipping leading technology.

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