Intelligent Energy, the fuel cell technology company, is delighted to announce that it has signed a Joint Development Agreement with an emerging smartphone OEM with the goal to develop embedded fuel cell technology for the manufacturer’s devices. Once embedded, a fuel cell has the potential to keep a smartphone powered for more than a week without plugging into the wall socket.
Following on from the announcement on 30 November 2015, this deal will see Intelligent Energy’s Consumer Electronics division and the OEM working closely to deliver a tailored development and integration programme for a specific smartphone application to address limitations imposed by the lithium-ion batteries currently used as a source of power.
It is intended that the programme will build on Intelligent Energy’s existing prototype smartphone with an embedded fuel cell and result in the licensing of Intelligent Energy’s technology.
With smartphones using an ever increasing amount of power as they become more sophisticated, consumers are becoming increasingly frustrated with the current limitations of battery life. Embedding a fuel cell into the phone, means consumers can have off grid power for their phones when and where they want.