March 2017

Low-Power 2016

Feature Article



Seeking a Safer Future for Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery Technologies
David Lee, CEO, BioSolar

While there are many different battery technologies currently available and in use, the energy storage industry is focused mainly on advancing lithium-ion battery technology because of its overwhelming advantages over other types of batteries commercially available on the market. For instance, compared to other existing batteries, lithium-ion batteries have a substantially higher energy storage density that requires a smaller footprint. This structure minimizes the weight and size of the devices, and its “memoryless” nature makes it more suitable for use in hybrid vehicles that require constant charges and discharges of its batteries in stop and go traffic. It is also important to note that with a low self-discharge property, the battery’s stored electrical energy lasts longer. Though more substantial energy density improvement may be achievable by the so-called “beyond lithium-ion” batteries in the future, lithium-ion battery is expected to stay the mainstream battery chemistry for the next decade or maybe even longer. <read more>



























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Sessions include:

Lithium Ion Batteries Past, Present and Future, IATA

An Overview of Enforcement Actions for Regulated Battery Shipments by Air, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

BIS IS 16046 – Successfully Negotiating the BIS Registration Process, SGS North America, Inc.

Five Good Practices to Minimize Your Lithium Ion Battery Failure Risks, Exponent

Lithium Ion Battery Packs: Exposing Safety Risks Via Testing on a Budget, Energy Assurance LLC

Incomplete Standards Lead to Confusion on Safety, AllCell

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Safety Event: What Can We Learn, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.

  New Products


Semtech Debuts LinkCharge Wireless Charging Technology for Multiple Devices
Semtech Corp.  has announced technology advancements to its LinkCharge wireless charging platform for concurrently charging multiple, low-power devices using a single transmitter. The technology is being used in its next-generation of wireless chargers, LinkCharge LP (low power). <read more>


Intersil Unveils Highly Integrated Multi-Cell Battery Pack Monitor
Intersil, a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corp. has announced the ISL94202 3-to-8 cell battery pack monitor that supports lithium-ion (Li-ion) and other battery chemistries used in applications such as vacuum cleaners, lawn equipment, handheld power tools, e-bikes, scooters, toys, and energy storage systems.<read more>


Miltec UV Announces Pilot Plant for Coating Lithium Ion Battery Separators
Miltec UV, has announced the CX400 pilot plant is now available for testing on customer’s substrates. The CX 400 is a compact, high speed coating and UV curing system specifically designed for precision coating of ceramic coatings on polyolefin separators.<read more>

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  Industry News

Holes in the Electrode
Rechargeable lithium batteries with cathodes comprising nickel, manganese and cobalt, are viewed as the most potent today. But they, too, have a limited lifespan. Already in the first cycle they lose up to ten percent of their capacity. Why this happens and what can be done to alleviate the ensuing gradual loss of capacity has now been investigated in detail by a team of scientists using positrons at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).<read more>


Renesas Electronics Completes Acquisition of Intersil
Renesas Electronics Corp., a  supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Intersil Corp., a provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, has announced the completion of Renesas’ acquisition of Intersil Corp. The transaction brings together the advanced technology and deep end-market expertise of the two companies, and solidifies Renesas’ position as a leading global supplier delivering advanced embedded systems to customers.<read more>


CALSTART Announces “Charge to Work": Major New York EV Workplace Charging Initiative
CALSTART, a national clean transportation organization, has announced “Charge to Work,” a first-of-its-kind EV Workplace Charging initiative to increase the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the greater New York City area.<read more>


Dukosi Lands £2 Million for Next Generation Battery Management Technology

Dukosi, the battery management systems innovator,  has secured a further £2 million in funding, led by IP Group plc. Global demand for batteries is growing rapidly, and the demands of complex, high voltage, multi-cell applications are pushing traditional battery pack management technologies to their limits.<read more>



Event Listings

Battery Power 2017Battery Power 2017 is currently accepting abstracts for its annual event, May 17-18 in Dallas, Texas. The international event is focused on latest developments and technologies in the battery industry, including  mobile/portable, wearable battery technology, as well as battery manufacturing, materials and research & development. The conference provides an excellent forum to discuss new developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements.

Attendees include top executives, technical managers and engineering professionals from original equipment manufacturers, end users and integrators, battery manufacturers and component providers.

Conference sessions should be technical and educational while providing examples of cutting edge technology and application strategies. End-users presenting about any innovative project they may be involved in will be given priority on the show program.



MicrogridMicrogrids East 2017
April 5-7, 2017
Boston, Mass


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Battcon International Stationary Battery Conference
May 7-10, 2017
Orlando, Florida

BattconBattcon is a high-energy mix of industry specific presentations, panels, seminars and workshops, plus a trade show. More than 600 storage battery users meet at Battcon for three days of professional development and networking focused on the design, selection, application and maintenance of stationary battery systems. It’s a forum where those in the data center, nuclear, telecom and utility industries can learn from and network with industry experts. Battcon 2017 will take place at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld® May 7–10, 2017. Register now at


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