Sion Power Unveils Li-S Rechargeable Battery

May 13, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Sion Power Corp. (Tucson, AZ) announced that it has developed a lithium-sulfur (Li-S) rechargeable battery, which is currently set up to power a Hewlett-Packard TC1000 Tablet PC and will run for about eight hours on a single charge. Compare to polymer electrolyte fuel cells, planned for release as early as 2007, Li-S batteries are still three to five years away.

"Sion Power has successfully shown the world that the Li-S battery chemistry is a reality. This product addresses some of the important constraints that are currently limiting advancements in portable electronic devices. This battery will become the product of choice for all applications requiring longer run times and reduced weight," said Mel Miller, president and CEO of Sion Power.