Antig and AVC Introduce Fuel Cell Powered Notebook

February 28, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

Antig Technology, having showcased in CeBIT 2005 its unique PCB (printed circuit board) fuel cell modules product and the compact, CD-ROM size prototype fuel cell for notebook PC, is back this time with partner AVC Corp. to introduce the finished application product: The world's first commercially available integrated fuel cell for notebook PC.

Both headquartered in Taiwan, AVC took Antig's SoC PCB fuel cell module technology and integrated with its own expertise in thermal and system design & manufacture, to come out a CD-ROM size fuel cell pack product with high reliability and most competitive price worldwide.

This CD-ROM size fuel cell pack runs on methanol fuel and is integrated into notebook PC using media-bay slot and is showcased at AVC stand. Also on display is a methanol fueled portable power system product, weights 1.7 kg (3.7 lbs) and offers 45W on a hybrid power structure, supports 8-hour notebook operation with single methanol cartridge.

With ODM projects already rolling for undisclosed system makers, AVC expects its fuel cell products shipments in later 2006. For fuel cell pack ODM/OEM service or more information, come by AVC stand at CeBIT 2006: Hall 24, B10.