Electronic Design

Fast Fuel-Cell Forecasts

  • Industry experts predict 20-hour cell-phone and laptop computer operation with a micro fuel cell.
  • Frost & Sullivan predicts that micro fuel cells will power up to 4 million mobile devices by 2008.
  • Micro fuel-cell unit shipments will reach $125.2 million in 2010.
  • Toshiba and Hitachi expect commercial versions this year.
  • Micro fuel cells will open a market for replacement cartridges.
  • Current methanol fuel cells are now rated at 300 Wh/kg, though Manhattan Scientifics expects this to increase tenfold.
TAGS: Mobile Toshiba
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