Thin Battery Technologies Changes Name To Blue Spark Technologies

July 15, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Thin Battery Technologies, a supplier of thin, flexible printed battery solutions, announced that the company’s new name will be Blue Spark Technologies – a name that is said to more closely represent the company’s expanded solution offerings and broad range of applications.

Commenting on the evolution of the Blue Spark name, Gary Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "In today’s movement towards eco-friendly technology, Blue represents the sustainability and earth friendliness that is built into all of our printed battery products. Spark is the innovation that is realized by our customers to invent products never before possible with existing battery technology. Our firm’s commitment to ‘Powering Innovation’ provides the information and technical support necessary to stimulate new product concepts that are unachievable using any other power source technology – and then enables their realization by supporting applications from prototype through high-volume manufacturing."

Johnson continued, "In light of this comprehensive approach to serving our customers with new and exciting battery solutions, we feel this is the right time for the name of our company to embrace this commitment. With our expanded product line, growing business partner network and move toward large-scale production, we believe the name Blue Spark best captures the broad array of services we now offer. As we continue to lead in this marketplace, we are discovering that the potential uses for our printed batteries are virtually limitless."

Blue Spark claims that its printed carbon-zinc batteries have gained traction among OEMs, product design engineers and system integrators in industry applications ranging from food and beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, healthcare and medical diagnostics, to "smart cards", radio frequency (RF)-based sensors and RFID tags, interactive packaging, merchandising displays, consumer products and novelty items. Blue Spark has been shipping commercial volumes of product for the past 3 years.