Ultralife Batteries Inc. (Newark, NY) recently announced the dismissal of a civil action that had claimed Ultralife interfered with plaintiff's opportunity to purchase Dowty Battery Division of TI Group PLC, now Ultralife Batteries' UK subsidiary. According to the company, a jury trial was conducted after which the jury returned a verdict in favor of Ultralife […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) recently announced a sale of 6,000 of its Model 40/12V nickel-zinc batteries by its joint venture in China, the Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery Co. Ltd. (XMERC, China). The sale is to the Taiwan EVT Technology Co. Ltd. (Taiwan).According to Evercel, beginning in the second quarter of 2000, the batteries will be […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) recently announced the availability of the SC1408, the latest addition to the company's line of power-management solutions for portable applications. The SC1408 has an input range of 1.8V to 16.5V, and is designed to be used with a wide range of battery chemistries and voltages. The device can be used […]
Invensys (London) announced its first set of interim results since being formed in February 1999. The company reported sales of 3.4 billion pounds, up 6.6 percent. Operating profits were up 6.4 percent to 516 million pounds and order intake was up eight percent to 3.6 billion pounds."Our first half year progressed well as we grew […]
DaimlerChrysler (Auburn Hills, MI) recently announced that the first 10 Electric Powered Interurban Commuter (EPIC) minivans have joined the fleet of Xpress Shuttle at Los Angeles World Airport. According to DaimlerChrysler, the five-passenger minivans which are being added to the shuttle company's fleet are each expected to log up to 100,000 miles of service per […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) recently announced it has received notice from JBI Corp. (Genoa, OH), a leading independent battery testing laboratory, that JBI has successfully duplicated Evercel's previously announced results of exceeding 500 charge/discharge cycles in Evercel's 12V, 30Ah battery.According to the company, JBI cycled an Evercel nickel-zinc 12V, 30Ah battery in air at 25 […]
The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) announced it has entered into a program with Electrofuel Inc. (Toronto) to determine the feasibility of using Electrofuel's lithium-ion SuperPolymer battery technology in electric vehicles. According to the USABC, preliminary reviews indicate that the Electrofuel lithium ion SuperPolymer battery technology has the potential to meet most of the […]
Exide Corp. (Reading, PA) recently responded to news reports of a federal investigation in Illinois regarding Sears Roebuck & Co. and Exide. According to Exide, a subpoena issued to Sears requested documents related to the wheel balancing business operated by Sears and the sale of DieHard batteries which are manufactured by Exide and sold by […]
Electrosource Inc. (San Marcos, TX) recently launched its new lightweight intelligent battery, the E-POWER. According to Electrosource, the new battery uses patented technology to make the battery 25 percent lighter than competitive products. The company claims the battery is the first intelligent sealed lead-acid battery to include an embedded microchip which continuously monitors the battery […]
BatteryPro Systems Inc. (Calgary, Alberta) recently announced the RAMTech Conditioning Charger 400 Series. According to BatteryPro, the series features the world's lightest charging, conditioning and analyzing units sold in a single product. The series features single, four and six adapter sizes and is able to process NiCd, NiMH and lithium-ion battery types. The series also […]
Venmark International (Wellesley, MA) recently introduced rechargeable lithium-ion polymer batteries featuring a building-block design which can be customized into various voltages and...
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Japan) announced that its Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. subsidiary has developed what it claims is the...
Yuasa Inc. (Reading, PA) recently announced that it has upgraded its Independence DDS VRLA batteries with a new rack. According to Yuasa,...
Ballard Power Systems (Canada) announced that it has signed an agreement to supply Mark 900 Series fuel cells for 30 buses to...
Unitrode Corp. (Merrimack, NH) recently announced the UCC3952 battery protection IC. According to Unitrode, the device provides the world's smallest lithium-ion battery protection from over-charging and over-discharging. The UCC3952 contains an on-chip MOSFET with Rds(on) of 50 milliohms that reduces the external component count to minimize board space. The device is also designed with a […]