Harris Signs DMFC Agreement with MTI Micro

November 19, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Harris Corp. (Rochester, NY) and MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc. (Albany, NY), a subsidiary of Mechanical Technology Inc. (Albany, NY), announced an agreement for the development of micro fuel cell system prototypes for potential use in Harris' tactical radios. Under the agreement, Harris will purchase direct-methanol fuel cell system prototypes from MTI Micro with delivery from MTI Micro scheduled for early in 2003.

"We have always seen our micro fuel cell systems as a strong future power source for military and portable consumer electronics applications," said MTI Micro President and CEO William Acker. "As part of our micro fuel cell commercialization strategy, our work with Harris will help develop a versatile technology platform capable of addressing a wide range of military needs from accessories to battery replacements."