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Founded: 2012
Founders: Prof. David Wentzloff (Michigan) and Dr. Benton Calhoun (U. Virginia)
Product/Service: Ultra-Low-Power Wireless Sensor Platforms
Location: 313 2nd Street SE, Suite #207 Charlottesville, Virginia

PsiKick develops next generation Ultra-Low-Power wireless sensing devices – the lowest-power sensing devices in the world. Fully integrated and silicon-proven, the sensors operate at 1/100th to 1/1000th of the power budget of other low-power IC sensor platforms. Their extreme energy efficiency enables them to be powered without a battery from a variety of harvested energy modalities including vibration, thermal gradients, solar, RF, or piezo actuation.

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October 20, 2015

PsiKick Makes the Sand Hill IoT 50 Needle Movers

Sand Hill looked at 50 companies that will form the basic foundation of technologies that address several Internet of Things problems. PsiKick made the list for its ultra-low-power wireless sensing devices that address the power barrier problem. Low power requirements allow energy to be harvested from vibration, thermal gradients, solar, RF or piezo actuation.

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September 18, 2014

These Energy-Saving Batteryless Chips Could Soon Power the Internet of Things

These Energy-Saving, Batteryless Chips Could Soon Power The Internet Of Things Federico Guerrini – 9/17/14 – Forbes Contributor In the beginning, it was speed and performance. We loved our electronic gadgets and PCs to be fast and furious, no matter if the energy consumption was over the top. The industry responded accordingly: the circuit design […]

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August 4, 2014

PsiKick named in the Silicon 60 by EE Times

PsiKick was named as one of the hot 60 startups to watch by the EE Times

July 30, 2014

A Batteryless Sensor Chip for the Internet of Things

A Batteryless Sensor Chip for the Internet of Things WHY IT MATTERS As the Internet of things grows, so will its energy demands. A prototype sensor saves power by using transistors that never fully turn “on.” By Suzanne Jacobs on July 30, 2014 The promise of the Internet of things is, in a sense, passivity. Our […]

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