editor's blog
Subscribe Now

Lithium Ion Parity?

We recently looked at Infinite Power Solutions’ THINERGY batteries and, no sooner had it gone to “print” when IPS came out with another release that, on the surface, seemed to describe what I had written – if you didn’t pay attention to the details. Fearing that I had talked about stuff that hadn’t been released yet (yes, I glossed over the details), I checked in to figure out what was up.

The deal is that there are two new developments, along with a whitepaper describing the technology and the cost situation. The latter covers the technology from scratch, which is why I came away thinking that either this was old news or I had blown through the gate ahead of time. But the new bits are incremental, to an extent.

First, they increased their capacity density to 1.25 mAh/cm2. Second, they implemented double-sided roll-to-roll printing of the cell, effectively doubling that. And, while the whitepaper does indeed reprise the technology, it asserts that, with these developments, they can compete on cost with standard lithium-ion batteries, manufacturing for less than $1 per Wh in volume. Packaged up, they say they can offer the equivalent of 700 Wh/liter, an energy density they claim is 25% above that of standard lithium-ion cells.

And this, of course, without the risk of laptop fireworks (even if that risk has been managed to a low level by lithium-ion cell makers).

You can find more details in their release

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Sep 15, 2019
https://youtu.be/bcAO52jxk10 Made at SFO (camera Carey Guo) Monday: HOT CHIPS: In-DRAM Compute Tuesday: CDNLive India 2019: NXP and More Wednesday: EDPS Preview 2019 Thursday: Intelligent Systems... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site....
Sep 13, 2019
In the video above, Samtec’s Jignesh Shah and Kevin Burt explain that as data rate requirements approach and surpass 112 Gbps PAM4, developers are challenged with balancing increasing throughput, scalability, and density demands with concerns such as power consumption, ...