Zinc Matrix Power, developer of new, rechargeable battery technology based on silver, zinc and water, has won Intel’s “Technology Innovation Accelerated” (TIA) Award in the Mobility category, presented during the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) 2006 Conference, held September 26 – 28, 2006 in San Francisco. Zinc Matrix Power won the award based upon its demonstration at IDF of a notebook computer using its new silver-zinc rechargeable battery technology. The Intel TIA Awards recognize the most significant technological innovation presented during IDF, categorized in six areas: mobility, digital home, digital office, storage, data center, and technology and research. Judges from the press and industry analysts select the winners.
Zinc Matrix Power’s technology contains no lithium or flammable liquids and is free from the problems of thermal runaway, fire and danger of explosion. The batteries are also free from the regulations that limit the size of lithium-containing batteries on airplanes. In addition to the intrinsic safety offered by the ZMP cells, a notebook PC battery pack using ZMP cells can be expected to provide longer run-time than equivalent Li-ion based battery packs. The combination of longer run-time, safety, and an unrestricted pack capacity (not restricted by Li-ion battery regulations for in-flight use) make Zinc Matrix Power battery cells an attractive proposition for notebook PC OEMs.
“This is a great honor for Zinc Matrix Power, and we’re thrilled at the recognition from such an industry visionary as Intel,” said Dr. Ross Dueber, president and CEO of Zinc Matrix Power, Inc. “It’s a true validation of the work we’ve been doing. We believe our batteries can significantly improve upon the performance and safety of existing lithium-ion batteries used today in notebook computers and cellular phones. And we employ an environmentally friendly chemistry which allows battery cells to be recycled and the contents reused.”
“Promoting technology leadership efforts driving Intel’s evolution to a platform strategy, the Technology Innovation Accelerated Awards recognize companies and individuals who take a creative approach in creating exciting new products through technologies that promise to exceed customer expectations,” explained IDF General Manager Rob Chapman.
In addition to addressing the needs of notebook computer and cell phone manufacturers, Zinc Matrix Power rechargeable battery technology has applications for the military, government, retail, and broadcast (mobile TV) markets.
Zinc Matrix Power batteries will be available to device manufacturers for evaluation and testing in early 2007.
About Zinc Matrix Power
Zinc Matrix Power, Inc. develops and produces high performance rechargeable silver-zinc batteries for commercial and military markets. The company currently holds 16 key patents on rechargeable silver-zinc batteries and has demonstrated up to 2X the energy to volume of current lithium-ion batteries. The company has strategic partnerships with, and venture investments from, IntelTM Corporation, OnPointTM Technologies--a venture capital fund of the US Army, and PowerVentures--a large private equity group.