Panasonic, Intel Team on Battery Research

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    Panasonic, Intel Team on Battery Research

    Technology would allow a notebook PC to run for eight hours on a
    single charge.

    Martyn Williams, IDG News Service
    Monday, August 29, 2005

    Matsushita Battery Industrial, part of the Japanese group better known
    by its Panasonic brand name, will work with Intel to improve battery
    technology, the two companies announced last week.

    The work with Intel is focused on improving current lithium ion
    battery technology to the point where a notebook computer will be able
    to run for eight hours on a single charge.

    Matsushita is already working on a new battery that should be
    available in April 2006.

    New and Improved

    It could help extend the lifetime of notebook computers and other
    devices such as cell phones and digital still cameras, the company
    says in a statement.

    The new battery will have a capacity of 2.9Ah (amphere hours), which
    is about 30 percent more than mainstream batteries today according to
    the company.

    Like current batteries, it will reach a voltage of 4.2V (volts) when
    fully charged but continue discharging down to 2.5V.

    Current batteries stop discharging power at around 3V so the new
    battery should last longer, the company says.

    It will work jointly with Intel on using this battery in notebook
    computer applications.

    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,122330,tk,dn082905X,00.asp


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