February 4, 2009: Infinite Power Solutions Inc., which develops and commercializes solid-state, rechargeable thin-film batteries, has sent out its first pre-production shipments of its new THINERGY micro-energy cell (MEC), the company announced in a news release.
MicroStrain and Lockheed Martin were among several companies to receive the MECs from IPS’s new manufacturing facility in Littleton, Colo., the release said.
Although often referred to in the industry as a thin-film battery, IPS’s thin-film micro-energy cells actually represent an entirely new class of energy storage device that combines a micro-thin, flexible form factor with unmatched rechargeability, cycle life and power performance, according to the company.
These component class devices enable many years of operation and are designed to last the life of the products they serve, eliminating the need for, and cost of, battery replacement.
“We believe micro-energy cells will help enable a new class of miniature, networked, autonomously powered mobile electronic devices that are perpetually recharged via ambient energy harvesting,” Macy Summers, Lockheed Martin, said in the release.