Battery Engineering Inc. (Canton, MA) introduced a line of custom-engineered high-voltage, high-energy density lithium-thionyl chloride batteries. The batteries are constructed from 304L...
Ralston Purina Co. (St. Louis) announced recently that it plans to auction off its Eveready OEM rechargeable battery business by the end of the year. The rechargeable battery business recorded a pretax operating loss of $4.7 million in the second quarter ended March 31, 1999. Ralston stated that it took a $35 million after-tax charge […]
DCH Technology Inc. (Valencia, CA) announced it is expanding its Fuel Cell Operations into a new and larger facility outside of Madison, Wisconsin, beginning May 1, 1999. The new facility will accommodate the design, development and pilot production operations for DCH's proprietary Hydrogen Fuel Cells.According to the company, the new facility will allow it to […]
According to news reports, the Beijing Solar Photoelectric Center (BSPC) has begun commercial production of a solar-powered battery for mobile phone applications. The battery is designed to be recharged anytime using not only visible light, but also invisible light, such as ultraviolet and infrared rays. The battery can also be recharged using ac or dc […]
Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) introduced a new family of CMOS LDOs for battery-powered portable applications, including CDMA, TDMA and GSM cellular...
Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT, Canada) reports that it has delivered a Diver Heating Power System to Canada's Department of National Defense. The system was designed to provide heat to divers underwater during long periods of decompression. Acceptance trials of the aluminum/oxygen system were performed during March, 2001. The fuel cell system is claimed to deliver […]
In conjunction with the recent announcement of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, Texaco Inc. (Houston, TX) announced the formation of Texaco Energy Systems Inc., a venture that will explore opportunities in the fuel cell energy business. The formation of the business is intended to allow Texaco to apply its expertise in fuel conversion technologies to […]
Ballard Power Systems (Vancouver, BC), DaimlerChrysler (Germany) and Ford Motor Co. (Detroit), in association with oil companies Shell Oil US, Texaco and ARCO, as well as the California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission, have announced the formation of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. Under the collaboration, vehicles using Ballard fuel cells will […]
Global Thermoelectric Inc. (Calgary) announced it has received a purchase order as an initial commitment from Delphi Automotive Systems (Troy, MI) to develop a solid oxide fuel cell system. Global intends to negotiate an agreement with Delphi covering the entire solid oxide fuel cell project. Until then, the initial purchase order will allow Global to […]
International Fuel Cells (IFC, South Windsor, CT), a unit of United Technologies Corp., and Buderus Heiztechnik GmbH (Germany), a unit of Buderus AG, announced that they will work together to develop and market fuel cell systems for residential applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Buderus will market in Europe the 5kW IFC fuel cell […]
E-one Energy Technology Corp. (Taipei) plans to produce one million lithium-ion batteries at its new plant in Tainan Science-based industrial park the first quarter of 2000, according to news reports. The company reportedly will seek cooperation with related Taiwanese businesses, with a goal of jointly developing raw materials and new manufacturing processes, in order to […]
Valence Technology Inc. (Henderson, NV) announced the appointment of William J. Battison III as vice president of marketing and sales. Battison will be responsible for Valence's worldwide marketing strategy for its new line of advanced rechargeable batteries. Battison was most recently in charge of global marketing for Iwerks Entertainment. Prior to working with Iwerks, he […]
Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co. Ltd. (Japan) and Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. (Japan) announced that they have reached an agreement with Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (Netherlands) and Philips Lighting Holding BV (Netherlands) to take full ownership of the respective battery manufacturing joint ventures, Philips Matsushita Battery Corp. NV (PMBC, Belgium) and Philips Matsushita Batteries Poland […]
Hawker Energy Products Inc. (Warrensburg, MO) has expanded its Hawker XT Series of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries to include a new footprint, the Hawker XT 35. The new series is intended to provide backup in distributed power and wireless telecommunications where abusive environments are increasingly commonplace.The lead-tin, sealed battery technology provides 12-plus years of float life […]
The Ascom Group (Switzerland) announced that it will purchase all shares of ABB Power Supplies GmbH (Soest, Germany), including its Hong Kong subsidiary and the respective activities in Palm Coast, Florida, in Hungary and in China. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.According to Ascom, the new division will be a globally active supplier offering […]