TITLE

Device makers explore potential of portable fuel cells, says report

PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Portable Design;Dec2004, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the findings of Business Communications Co. (BCC) that the global market for premium portable power sources will increase from its $4.4-million mark this year to $6.3 million by 2009, an average annual growth rate (AACR) of 7.2%. Lithium-ion/polymer is the dominant technology today, capturing 97% of the premium portable power sources market. It will hold its market share throughout the forecast period, accounting for 93% of the market or $5.87 million by 2009. However, many device manufacturers have begun to examine the potential of fuelcell technology. The higher energy density inherent to small fuel cells would enable longer operational time while meeting the power demands of next generation portable electronics. Several driving forces will spur the portable fuel-cell market to its anticipated global value of $411 million in 20009, say BCC analysts. According to analysts, unlike other markets, batteries and fuel cells do not have much synergy in the portable market.
ACCESSION #
15445298

 

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