North Carolina State University (NCSU) has received $500,000 in research funding from SolarAmp (Raleigh, NC) to develop a molecular-based, solid-state, solar cell....
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced three new trench power MOSFETs for low-voltage, high-current applications. The IXUC100N055, IXUC200N055 and IXUC160N075 possess high current ratings of 100A, 200A and 160A, respectively. The devices are housed in a new "hole-less" package that conforms to the TO-220 outline with an electrically isolated mounting tab. In this ISOPLUS220 housing, […]
Ballard Power Systems (Vancouver), Petro-Canada (Calgary), and Methanex (Vancouver) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in which the three companies will be working together to establish a commercially viable fuel distribution network to meet the expected demand for fuel cell vehicles. The first pilot project will involve the supply and distribution of fuel, […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) reported a net loss for the three months ended April 30, 1999 of $1,260,000 or $0.70 per share. The results reflect $564,000 of costs incurred for the continued development of the company's nickel-zinc battery technology and production processes and $660,000 in administrative and selling expenses incurred by the company in the […]
Ericsson Energy Systems (Sweden) unveiled new high efficiency BZA 131 70 battery-backed dc power system at the recent Intelec Conference in Copenhagen....
Electrofuel Inc. (Toronto) announced that its new Lithium-Ion SuperPolymer battery has almost doubled the previous endurance record of rechargeable batteries. The new SuperPolymer battery has an energy density of 470Wh/litre and 183Wh/kg, and is claimed to be able to power laptop computers for 15 hours or more when fully charged. The first product based on […]
Ralston Purina (St. Louis, MO) announced plans to spin off Eveready Battery Company Inc. to shareholders. Completion of the spin off is expected to take seven to 10 months, and is contingent on a favorable tax ruling form the IRS. Eveready is the world's largest manufacturer of dry cell batteries and flashlights, with products distributed […]
Eagle-Picher Technologies LLC (Joplin, MO) received the Fiscal 1998 Value Engineering Achievement award from the US Department of Defense (DOD) for their contributions to the "Universal Battery Charger/Analyzer" project for the US Navy. The Universal Battery Charger/Analyzer Team developed universal battery charger/analyzers that support all battery maintenance on virtually all Navy ships. The system was […]
IMPCO Technologies Inc. (Cerritos, CA) reported results for its fiscal second quarter ended October 31, 2001. For the second quarter of fiscal 2002, IMPCO reported a net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.83 per share, on revenues of $24.1 million. This compared to a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.13 per share, for the […]
Shanghai SK Transformer Co. Ltd. (China) announced its new ac/dc adapters, which offer reliable construction, a compact and lightweight form-factor, high efficiency,...
Zevco (London) announced it had orders for six fuel cell powered vans, five going to England's official Post Office, the Royal Mail, and one to the Westminster City Council. The company also plans to be listed on Europe's Easdaq and New York's Nasdaq exchanges this year. A European investment bank has been named to advise […]
Bolder Technologies Corp. (Golden,CO) has signed an agreement with Snap-on Tools Co. to supply Bolder's Thin Metal Film (TMF) battery technology to a line of Snap-on products for professional auto technicians. Developed and manufactured by Bolder to Snap-on's specifications, the first product is expected to be introduced in the fourth quarter and will be sold […]
Several serious contenders to replace today's lead-acid batteries were showcased at last week's IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Intelec) in Copenhagen. Over 1,000 attendees saw the most-recent developments in low-speed flywheels, high-speed flywheels, Li-polymer batteries, Vanadium batteries, and fuel cell technologies. This last Intelec of the 20th Century pointed toward a future where lead-acid batteries […]
Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA) announced a breakthrough technology concept that could rapidly advance the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. The innovation, invented by Nuvera and to be developed through the firm's high-efficiency quick start (Hi-Q) program from funding provided by the US Department of Energy, addresses key issues such as start-up time and […]
Maxwell Technologies (San Diego) and Duracell (Bethel, CT) have signed a business collaboration agreement in which the two companies will jointly identify opportunities with key original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to combine Maxwell's PowerCache ultracapacitor technology with Duracell ULTRA Alkaline batteries. According to the companies, the combination of these two technologies promises to significantly extend battery […]