QuantumSphere to Produce Batteries for US Modular

November 16, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

QuantumSphere Inc. (Santa Ana, CA), a manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for fuel cell and battery industry applications, announced a deal with US Modular (Irvine, CA), a manufacturer of personal memory and storage products, to develop high-performance batteries for consumer electronic equipment. The deal between the two technology companies will spawn the next generation of high-performance, low-cost batteries to fit the trend of smaller, lightweight products for the portable marketplace.

QuantumSphere and US Modular will develop high-performance, small form-factor, low-cost, universal portable batteries for laptops, MP3 players, cell phones, and the next generation of media players. There are several advantages of using metallic materials, one being that the life of the battery will be extended and the weight of the product goes down significantly.

"We are very excited about our partnership with US Modular," said Kevin Mahoney of QuantumSphere. "We want to provide the technology to bring products to market that help change the face of the power industry."

"Smaller is better when it comes to portable products," said US Modular CEO Nick Payzant. "We partnered with QuantumSphere because they are the leader in nanoscience using metallic material, and we know that this union will bring products that will benefit consumers experiencing the all-too-common issues associated with electronics and power consumption."