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“Hybrid Solutions Will Narrow The Mobile Device Power Gap In The Short Term,” Says Visiongain Report
Fuel Cell Works, July 31, 2006

With energy requirements for portable and handheld devices increasing on a daily basis, traditional batteries will be unable to meet the demands of advanced power-hungry multimedia applications. Micro fuel cells are emerging as a viable technology alternative to bridge the current power gap, although a number of issues need to be resolved before they reach maturity and commercialisation. These are some of the findings in visiongain’s latest report, “Mobile handset batteries and fuel cells: 2006-2013.”

Hybrid power systems, comprising of a fuel cell and Li-ion/Li-Po combination, will become a mainstream solution by the end of the decade, and visiongain believes that fuel cell-only mobile devices will eventually displace hybrid solutions. Visiongain estimates that shipments of fuel cells in mobile devices will grow from 7 million in 2009 to 92.6 million in 2011, accounting for around 10% of all handset shipments that year, with exponential growth seen thereafter.

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