Supply Chain Profile: PBC Tech
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ProfileThe PowerRESPONDER®, a hybrid supercapacitor with high energy density cells sized above 100F, is being used now as backup power by leading OEM customers in servers, medical devices and has applications in energy harvesting, asset tracking, transportation, robotics, industrial and medical handheld devices and in stationary transient power and peak load management. Fast recharge and safety features make this product line attractive for applications looking for higher cycle life and where space is valuable commodity. The ultrathin PowerWRAPPER® supercapacitor, with cells sized at 1 Farad and below, is under development for launch in 2018, with customer interest in applications ranging from wireless mobile devices to IoT and wearable devices. The unique form factor and properties of the PowerWRAPPER make it an enabling technology for all wireless devices with small batteries like asset trackers, smart credit cards and other security and fraud prevention applications of IoT. PBC Tech (previously called The Paper Battery Company), is based in Troy NY, with offices in Silicon Valley.
The portable electronics industry is driven by densification of components and demanding engineers and customers who are constantly pushing the limits for larger, brighter screens, longer wireless range, longer runtime and slimmer packaging. Large cylindrical, packaged batteries have now been replaced by small, thin prismatic cells. The ability to remove bulky external packaging and still maintain core integrity in an ultrathin energy storing cell is at the heart of every PowerWrapper™-derived product.
The company’s differentiated technology platform is based on two breakthroughs:
custom printing inks for high energy and power electrodes for long life batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cell energy storage devices.
An addressable, massively parallel celled architecture integrated device array with nano-scale links between components, achieved by high throughput printing techniques.