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Nano-enabled Opportunities from PVs & Batteries

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  • RemyC
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      Research and Markets: Micro Power Sources: Nano-enabled Opportunities from
      Fuel Cells, Solar Power and Batteries for Pervasive Computing

      DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2004--Research and Markets has
      announced the addition of Micro Power Sources: Nano-enabled Opportunities
      from Fuel Cells, Solar Power and Batteries for Pervasive Computing to their
      offering.

      The emergence of WiFi based networking over the past few years has brought
      us closer to a world of pervasive computing where users can connect to
      ubiquitous networks through the use of mobile/portable communications and
      computing devices. This trend bodes well for the business prospects of
      device suppliers as well as for those companies who provide Power ICs,
      batteries and other technologies such as fuel cells and photovoltaic.
      Another issue that favors the development of micro power sources is the
      simple fact that current lithium battery technologies used in mobile devices
      with new features such as high-resolution displays, DVD drives and fast
      processors simply cannot keep up with power demands for existing
      applications. And, as we move towards "always-on" pervasive computing, this
      strain will increase. Meanwhile, emerging sensor and robotics applications
      will also require new levels of miniaturization which in turn calls for new
      power sources to drive them.

      Nanotechnology figures to play a major role in moving the concept of
      pervasive computing closer to reality and its impact on power sources for
      the mobile environment is already being felt. In addition to miniaturizing
      and improving the performance of conventional battery technology,
      nano-engineering is also being utilized in order to improve upon the times
      between recharging, size, weight and longevity of power sources. Microfuel
      cells for mobile computing are already exist and radically improved solar
      cells for mobile devices will be on the market with the next year.

      This report both analyzes and quantifies the opportunities that will arise
      from applying nanotechnology to next generation power sources used in mobile
      communications and computing devices, portable consumer electronics,
      wireless sensors networks and miniature robots. This report forecasts the
      market for new technologies broken out by the type of equipment in which the
      power source is used, the type of technology/materials platform being used,
      and the electrical characteristics of the power source as well as analyzing
      the strategies and prospects of leading firms active in this space. This
      report will be of interest to firms in the battery, fuel cell, and
      photovoltaic/solar power spaces who need to understand the next wave of
      opportunities and how nano-engineered solutions will impact them in the
      future. It will also be important to semiconductor and electronics firms
      that need to understand what the power capabilities and power management
      requirements of future pervasive computing systems will be. Finally, the
      report will also be of use to nanomaterials and polymer companies who want
      to understand the potential for selling their products into the "micro
      power" segment.

      For more information visit
      http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c11058

      Contacts

      Research and Markets
      Guinness Centre, Taylors Lane,
      Dublin 8, Ireland.
      Laura Wood - Senior Manager
      press@ researchandmarkets.com
      laura.wood@ researchandmarkets.com
      Fax: +353 1 4100 980

      Clients include:

      3M, ABB, Abbott Laboratories, ABN AMRO Bank, Accenture, Alcan, Argus Health
      Systems, Bain & Co., Bosch, BASF, BP, CIBC, Citibank, CNN, Coca-Cola,
      Deloitte, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly, Ernst & Young, Fox, GE, Goldman Sachs,
      Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JP Morgan, KPMG, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer,
      Pharmacia, Phillips, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Roche, SAP,
      Schlumberger, Siemens, Smurfit, Starbucks, The World Bank, Time Warner, UK
      Government, USPS, Xerox
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