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TABLE OF CONTENTS


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   A. Market Analysis.....II-1
Wireless Sensors – A Growing Market.....II-1
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   New Standards Support Market Growth.....II-2
Wireless Sensors Spark Burgeoning Interest.....II-2
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   Huge Investments Create Challenging Situation for Developers.....II-3
Low-Power Wireless Sensors.....II-3
Proprietary Scenario.....II-3
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   Enhanced Strategies: Need of the Hour.....II-4
Wireless Sensor Networking in Industries.....II-4
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   Oil & Gas Industry Opts for Wireless Sensor Networking.....II-5
Wide Application of Sensors in Various Companies .....II-5
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   Picking Up the Right Track........II-61$75
   Wireless Sensors to Monitor Performance of Cars.....II-7
Wireless Sensors for Leak Detection.....II-7
Wireless Sensors in Commercial Lighting Control Applications.....II-7
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   Equipment Monitoring Made Easy through Wireless Tracking Devices.....II-8
Emerging Growth Opportunities.....II-8
Active RFID and Mesh Networking Herald New Wireless Infrastructure.....II-8
RFID Tags.....II-8
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   Mesh Networking.....II-9
New Array System for Wireless Sensor Serves Server Applications.....II-9
Potential Applications.....II-9
Wireless Sensors to Visualize Changing Environmental Scenario.....II-9
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   New Applications for Wireless Sensing Nodes.....II-101$75
   Burgeoning Application in Building Automation.....II-11
Affordability – A Key for Wireless Sensors’ Speedy Uptake in Building
  Automation.....II-11
Wireless Sensor Network Applications in Agriculture .....II-11
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   Standard Protocols to Expand Applications of Wireless Sensors.....II-12
Developments and Challenges in Wireless Sensor Technology.....II-12
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   Major Problem Areas.....II-13
Resolving Network Data Security Issues.....II-13
Wired Vs Wireless Networks.....II-13
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   Emerging End-User Markets for Wireless Sensors.....II-141$75
   Image Sensors.....II-151$75
   Medical Imaging Sensors.....II-16
Homeland Security.....II-16
Interconnectivity.....II-16
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   Communications Protocol.....II-17
CMOS Image Sensors.....II-17
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   Differentiating Factors between CMOS and CCD Image Sensors.....II-18
Technical Differences Between CMOS and CCD Image Sensors.....II-18
Technological Advances in CMOS Technology.....II-18
3T Architecture.....II-18
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   PIN Photo Diodes.....II-19
4T Architecture.....II-19
Key US Players in CMOS Technology.....II-19
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.....II-19
Micron Technology, Inc.....II-19
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   OmniVision Technologies, Inc.....II-20
Winbond Electronics Corporation America.....II-20
Photoelectric Sensors and Cognex Product (Checker 101).....II-20
Differences Between Photoelectric Sensors and Checker 101.....II-20
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   ALERT - A Real Time Wireless Sensor Network.....II-21
Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA).....II-21
An Overview of Sensor Networks.....II-21
Sensor Networks - Synopsis.....II-21
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   Various Components of Sensor Network.....II-22
Components of Sensor Node.....II-22
Sensor Networking Systems.....II-22
Active Badge Location System.....II-22
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   Pin-point 3D-iD, a Local Positioning System.....II-23
SCOUT.....II-23
Factors Governing Sensor Networks’ Architecture.....II-23
Sensor Types.....II-23
Fiber-optic Sensors.....II-23
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   Mesh Networked Sensors.....II-24
MeshScape™ System: Hardware Components & Requirements.....II-24
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   Taking Wires Off the Sensors.....II-251$75
   The Arrival of Wireless Technology for Sensors.....II-261$75
   A Glance Through Wireless Sensor Network (WSN).....II-27
History of WSN .....II-27
WSN Design.....II-27
Hardware Components in Wireless Sensor Networks.....II-27
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   Requirements.....II-28
Research Objectives.....II-28
Motes – A Brief Description.....II-28
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   WSN to Replace Fixed Wiring.....II-29
Wireless Sensor Network Channels.....II-29
Uses of Sensor Networks.....II-29
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   Lithium Batteries – An Ideal Choice.....II-30
Lithium Batteries – Right Option to Power Embedded Sensors.....II-30
Bobbin-type Lithium Cells.....II-30
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   Embedded Network Technology.....II-31
Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC).....II-31
MEMS.....II-31
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   TinyOS.....II-32
Medium Access Control.....II-32
In-Network Data Processing.....II-32
WSN – The Basic Framework.....II-32
Mote Tier.....II-32
Gateway & Server Tier.....II-32
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   Client Tier.....II-33
Topologies.....II-33
Star Topology.....II-33
Mesh topology.....II-33
Star-Mesh Hybrid Topology.....II-33
Communication Protocols & Standards.....II-33
Bluetooth Standards.....II-33
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   ZigBee Standards.....II-34
IEEE 802.11.....II-34
UWB Technology.....II-34
Typical Data Rates And Operational Frequency By Various Standards.....II-34
Consumption of Energy Per Bit By Various Standards.....II-34
Advancements in Wireless Sensor Networks.....II-34
WSN Application Categories.....II-34
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   WSN Deployment by CENS.....II-35
Environmental Monitoring.....II-35
Other Applications.....II-35
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   Wireless Sensors to Go Beyond RFID.....II-36
Companies Adopt RFID.....II-36
METRO Group Employs RFID Technology.....II-36
IBM and Many Others Adopt RFID.....II-36
More Sophisticated Wireless Sensors to Follow RFID.....II-36
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   Technical Challenges.....II-37
MoteWorks.....II-37
Xmesh Network Stack.....II-37
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   Xserve Server Software.....II-38
Conserving Power and Bandwidth.....II-38
Modes of Conserving Power and Bandwidth.....II-38
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   Dissemination & Data Collection.....II-391$75
   Categorization of Sensors Used in Mobile Robots.....II-401$75
   Product Innovations/Introductions.....II-41
Sensicast Rolls Out Sensicast Wireless Advantage.....II-41
Moteiv Unveils Wireless Sensor System, Tmote Invent.....II-41
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   Kenneth David Develops High-End Wireless Sensors.....II-42
Trane Launches Multi-Facility Building Control and Wireless Zone Sensor.....II-42
Agilent Launches CMOS Image Sensor Featuring Enhanced Image Processor.....II-42
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   RAE and SAFER to Roll Out SAFER Real-Time® and SAFER STAR Version 9.2.....II-43
Accutech Launches Wireless Pressure Sensors.....II-43
Sensicast Introduces a Platform for Wireless Sensor Development.....II-43
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   Crossbow Launches TelosB Mote platform.....II-44
Crossbow Launches Xmesh and MOTE-VIEW, Wireless Sensor Network Software
  Solutions.....II-44
Crossbow Introduces MoteWorks, a Wireless Sensor Network Platform.....II-44
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   Dust Networks Deploys WSN for Temperature Monitoring.....II-45
MicroStrain Joins “Project Shield” to Develop Unique Wireless Sensor System.....II-45
Sensicast Introduces Environmental Monitoring Solution.....II-45
Millennial Net Rolls Out i-Bean 5324 Family for Wireless Sensor Networks.....II-45
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   Sensicast Launches Sensimesh Development System.....II-46
Millennial Net Unveils i-Bean Wireless Sensor Networking Devices.....II-46
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   EmbedSense, Wireless Sensor System.....II-47
Sensicast Introduces Wireless Mesh Sensor Networks.....II-47
Millennial Net Unveils Wireless Sensor Networking Device, i-Bean 5000.....II-47
Ford Motor Develops Unique Wireless Sensor System.....II-47
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   Recent Industry Activity.....II-48
Network Chemistry and Xirrus Enters into a Strategic Partnership.....II-48
Bulldog Technologies Delivers MiniBOSS™, a Security Solution.....II-48
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   Bulldog Technologies Receives a Contract to Provide Cargo Security Solution.....II-49
Genex Bags a Contract for Supplying Wireless Perimeter Video Surveillance
  Sensor.....II-49
Texas Instruments to Divest its Sensors and Controls Division.....II-49
Tendril Commences Shipment of Tendril Service Broker on EmberZNet 2.0.....II-49
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   MachineTalker Tests in-Flight Mesh Networks.....II-501$75
   Tmote Sky Mote Platform of Moteiv Receives IC and FCC Certification.....II-51
Invensys Enters into an Agreement with Cratlon.....II-51
In-Q-Tel to Invest in Wireless Sensor Networking Companies.....II-51
Crossbow Integrates Wireless Sensor Network Technologies with Fortune 500
  Companies.....II-51
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   GE Global, Sensicast and RPI to Co-Develop Wireless Sensor Networks.....II-52
Sensicast Accomplishes Series B Financing in Association with GEF and
  Ardesta.....II-52
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   Xsilogy Enters into an Agreement to Take Over Graviton IP.....II-53
MicroStrain to Develop Wireless Sensing Systems for the US Navy.....II-53
Key Players in the US.....II-53
Agilent Technologies Inc......II-53
Atmel Corporation.....II-53
Crossbow Technology Inc.....II-53
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   Dust Networks.....II-54
Ember Corporation.....II-54
ESS Tech (Pictos).....II-54
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   Intel Corporation.....II-55
Millennial Net.....II-55
Moteiv Corporation.....II-55
Rockwell Scientific Company LLC.....II-55
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   Sensicast Systems, Inc.....II-56
Sensoria.....II-56
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas.....II-56
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc......II-56
TransChip, Inc......II-56
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   Trane.....II-57
Xsilogy, Inc......II-57
Key Research Centers in the US.....II-57
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).....II-57
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   Motorola Laboratories.....II-58
WIMS.....II-58
WirelessInterfaces.....II-58
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   B. Market Analytics.....II-59
Table 1: North American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Wireless Sensors by Annual Sales in ‘000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-59

Table 2: North American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Wireless Sensors by Geographic Region – US and Canada Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-59

Table 3: North American 10-Year Perspective for Wireless Sensors by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US and Canada for the Years 2000, 2006 and 2010.....II-59
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   Table 4: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Wireless Sensors by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-60

Table 5: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Wireless Sensors by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-60
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   Wireless Sensor Networks - A Hot Technology for Major Companies Across the
  Globe.....II-61
Micro-wireless Devices in African Oil Wells.....II-61
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   Wireless Sensors for European Building Automation.....II-62
Sensors in Asian High-End Cell Phones.....II-62
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   Table 6: Leading Players in the Global CMOS Image Sensor Market (2005 E): Percentage Breakdown by Sales for Micron, OmniVision, Toshiba ST Microelectronics, Samsung, MagnaChip, Sony, Pixelplus and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-63

Table 7: Leading Players in the Global CMOS Image Sensors Market (2003): Percentage Breakdown by Shipment Revenues for Agilent Technologies Renesas Technology, OmniVision, STMicroelectronics, Sharp, Toshiba Hynix Semiconductor, Sony, Other Japanese, Micron Technology and Other Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-63
Associated Sensors and Growth Factors.....II-63
Swipe Sensors Sweep Global Market.....II-63
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   Wireless Sensors Market In Europe.....II-64
The European Market for Wireless sensors.....II-64
Wireless Sensors on the Growth Path.....II-64
WLAN – A Promising System.....II-64
Remote Sensing System.....II-64
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   Photoacoustic Sensors.....II-65
Wireless Sensor Technologies.....II-65
EU Funds Wireless Sensor Research Initiative.....II-65
Strategic Developments.....II-65
Bulldog Technologies to Commercialize YardBOSS™ and RoadBOSS™ GTS in Mexico.....II-65
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   Hitachi WirelessInfo Partners with Ember.....II-66
Cady Scientific’s Wireless Sensors for Trials in SGH.....II-66
Samsung Electronics Develops CMOS Image Sensor.....II-66
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   Flextronics to Acquire ASE’s CMOS Sensor Plant in Malaysia.....II-67
MagnaChip Semiconductor Takes Over IC Media.....II-67
Fujitsu Develops CMOS Selector Chip.....II-67
Inter Action and Agilent Release 93000 CMOS Image Sensor Test Solution.....II-67
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   Select Major Players.....II-68
Bulldog Technologies Inc (Canada).....II-68
Canon, Inc. (Japan).....II-68
Daintree Networks (Australia).....II-68
Dialog Semiconductor GmbH (Germany).....II-68
ElecVision (Taiwan).....II-68
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   EnOcean GmbH (Germany).....II-69
Fujitsu Microelectronics Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore).....II-69
Lite-on Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan).....II-69
MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd. (South Korea).....II-69
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   Philips Research (The Netherlands).....II-70
PixArt Imaging, Inc. (Taiwan).....II-70
PixelPlus (South Korea).....II-70
1$75
   Sony Electronics Inc. (Japan).....II-71
Taiwan Advanced Sensors Corporation (Taiwan).....II-71
1$75