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Intel buys into fuel cell technology

It's Neahly there
Sat Aug 21 2004, 11:16
CHIP GIANT Intel has made an investment in a firm which is designing silicon based methanol fuel cells.

Neah Power Systems said it had an investment of $12 million from investors including Intel Capital and other venture capital firms.

Neah wants to provide efficient and safe fuel cells aimed at notebook PCs, and other small form factor products.

Fuel cell technology for notebook PCs still seems to be a way off, it appears. Quite a few firms have demonstrated prototypes of fuel cell batteries, including Toshiba and others.

They were promised for this year, but so far there appear to be precious few available on the market.

Intel Capital often bungs money into companies it wants to help fuel growth which will sell more microprocessors and other silicon. Notable examples in the past include news.com, Rambus and Samsung. µ

See Also
Toshiba fuels cells but we don't know the cost
Toshiba makes fuel cell breakthrough for notebook PCs
Fuel cells for notebook computers to arrive next year
Researchers make fuel cells that will run on trash
Mitsubishi releases kilowatt home fuel cell

 

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