Newsletter | October 8, 2013

10.08.13 -- Microwave Oven = Smartphone Charger: Will RF Energy Harvesting Make It Possible?

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Microwave Oven = Smartphone Charger: Will RF Energy Harvesting Make It Possible?
By Jim Pomager
Imagine setting your dead smartphone down on the kitchen counter as you grab a frozen dinner out of the freezer. You pop the meal in the microwave, hit the start button, and viola! — 5 minutes later you have both a hot, nutritious meal and a charged phone. Sounds too good to be true, right?

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Counterfeit electronic components are an increasing threat to the supply chain for consumer, industrial, and, more importantly, military parts. Some counterfeit parts are like counterfeit money, unauthorized copies. Other cases include mislabeled parts, where parts meant for one purpose are relabeled for another by changing the part number.

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