Intermec and MTI Micro Announce Partnership

January 07, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Intermec Technologies Corp. (Everett, WA) has signed a strategic commercial partnership with MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc. (MTI Micro, Albany, NY), a subsidiary of Mechanical Technology Inc., to develop micro fuel cell systems for Intermec rugged hand-held mobile computers and peripherals.

As part of the joint development and supply agreement executed in December, MTI Micro and Intermec will integrate MTI Micro's proprietary direct methanol micro fuel cell power system into future Intermec mobile computing equipment. Intermec plans to first offer MTI Micro's system with a product targeted for launch in 2004, as well as explore additional product opportunities.

"In the increasingly mobile, wireless environments that we serve, we believe our customers will highly value the instant re-powering, reduced weight and longer operating time we expect to achieve by using MTI Micro's breakthrough micro fuel cell system," said Arvin Danielson, Intermec vice president, research and development.