Unitrode Corporation (Merrimack, NH) recently announced the bq2052 Benchmarq Gas Gauge IC for capacity monitoring of primary lithium battery packs. The bq2052...
MCM Enterprise Ltd. (Bellevue, WA) introduced a valve-regulated battery management and monitoring system to its CellSense family of lead acid battery monitors....
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego, CA) reported record revenues for its fourth fiscal quarter ended July 31, 1999, of $49.8 million, compared with revenues of $40.0 million for the same period a year ago. The company's fourth quarter was $3.7 million, or $0.38 per share, after giving effect to special charges and credits, compared to […]
Significant changes are occurring in the worldwide rechargeable battery industry. Although the worldwide battery market will grow from about $4.4 billion in 1999 to almost $6 billion in 2004, its composition will change dramatically. These trends are discussed in the new Darnell Group (Corona, CA) report, "Worldwide Battery Pack Market Forecasts, Applications, Chemistries, Smart Technology […]
Unitrode Corp. (Merrimack, NH) recently announced the bq2052 Benchmarq Gas Gauge IC for capacity monitoring of primary lithium battery packs. The bq2052 monitors critical parameters of Lithium Sulfur Dioxide (LiSO2) and Lithium Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2) battery packs, by using the latest Unitrode gas gauge platform. Both battery pack types are extensively used in military communication […]
Lynntech Inc. (College Station, TX) delivered four prototype, self-contained, direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) power supply systems to the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL, Adelphi, MD) at the completion of a small business innovation research phase two contract. The fuel cell prototypes provide a fully regulated 15W/12V output and were developed for use as individual […]
Delphi Automotive Systems (Troy, MI) is demonstrating high-power solutions to meet the growing electrical energy demands of next-generation vehicles at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (September 16-26, 1999). Technologies being showcased include 42V and dual 14/42V architectures, a 36V absorbent glass mat (AGM) lead-acid battery, next-generation high-power generators, dc/dc converters, and an advanced LiPoTek lithium-polymer […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) recently reported their results for the third quarter which ended July 31, 1999. They claim that the results continue to reflect the company's investment in new production required to commercialize its patented, nickel-zinc battery.Evercel reported a net loss of $1,305,000 or $0.46 per share, compared with a net loss of $478,000 […]
Ballard Power Systems (British Columbia, Canada) announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with UCAR International Inc. (Nashville, TN) for the joint development and exclusive supply of GRAFOIL Flexible Graphite for Ballard fuel cells. Flexible graphite is claimed to be a key material in the manufacture of flow field plates for fuel cells.Flow field […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) and EnergyOn.com recently announced that the two companies will enter into a co-marketing agreement whereby energyOn.com will promote and sell select APC power protection solutions on its site. EnergyOn.com is an independent information and access resource for consumers to shop the energy providers in their service area for […]
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA, Portland, OR) recently announced its initial research partners in a fuel cell demonstration project. These BPA public utility customers and utility organizations will be the first to test proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells as part of BPA's fuel cell program. This brings BPA and the utilities in the Northwest […]
Fire, Wind & Rain Technologies (Flagstaff, AZ) is offering the new Power Advantage 302 and Power Advantage 304 battery chargers. The new systems are "step-down" chargers designed to decrease incoming solar-generated voltage to optimize charging currents for battery banks.The 30A chargers are claimed to deliver up to 25 percent more dc power to the solar […]
Power Technology Inc. (Las Vegas) announced it has entered an agreement with Douglas Battery Manufacturing Co. (Winston-Salem, NC) to evaluate, test and develop a battery based on Power Technology's battery structure and methods.According to Power Technology, work is currently in progress by both parties. Technical personnel from Douglas Battery are assisting Power Technology in further […]
Energy Research Corp. (ERC, Danbury, CT) reported revenues for the third quarter ended July 31, 1999, of $4,416,000, compared with revenues of $5,537,000 for the same period a year ago. The company posted a net loss of $386,000, or $0.09 per share, compared to a net loss of $349,000, or $0.08 per share, for the […]
Midtronics Inc. (Burr Ridge, IL) recently announced that it posted record sales for its Micro Celltron standby backup battery testing system in June. According to Midtronics, the Micro Celltron is used by 9 of the 15 largest telecommunications companies worldwide, as well as major power utility, network and transportation companies. The Micro Celltron is a […]