Micro Fuel Cell Maker Lilliputian Systems To Expand, Add 100 Jobs

December 02, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Lilliputian Systems Inc., developer of what it describes as the world’s first Personal Power™ solution for consumer electronic (CE) devices, announced that it will expand its Wilmington, Massachusetts, power systems manufacturing plant and add 100 clean tech jobs.

The startup makes micro fuel cell batteries for mobile devices that claim to be ten times more efficient than traditional batteries. It expects to launch the product in limited quantities in late 2009.

The company’s solution, based on its Silicon Power Cell™ technology, is said to deliver the only viable small form-factor battery replacement that provides the enormous run-time improvements demanded by today’s CE devices. The Silicon Power Cell technology is based on a solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) wafer fabrication methods, and is fueled by recyclable high energy butane cartridges.

Lilliputian CEO Ken Lazarus said the company chose to expand in Massachusetts because of the state’s highly-skilled workforce. State officials did not say if Lilliputian will receive financial incentives to expand.