Sanyo, IBM Develop Fuel-Cell System for ThinkPads

IBM and Japan's Sanyo Electric said Monday they would jointly develop a methanol fuel-cell system for the U.S. technology giant's ThinkPad notebook personal computers. The two companies said in a statement they would develop a micro direct methanol fuel cell system that could supply up to eight hours of power per cartridge for current and future ThinkPad models.

The system could enable PCs to run continuously through constant power generation while a conventional battery Latest News about Batteries could be used as an auxiliary power unit. A Sanyo spokesman said this hybrid battery system would be best suited for use in offices, because it would be able to run intensive business applications such as multimedia, graphics and other programs without draining the battery.

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