WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & PALM DESERT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boston-Power, Inc.™, an early-stage provider of portable power solutions, today announced that company founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud has been honored with the prestigious DEMOgod™ award by DEMO 07 conference organizers.
The DEMOgod™ distinction was bestowed on only 10 out of 68 DEMO 07 presenters to recognize “…their ability to clearly articulate the significance of their debuting technologies despite the pressures of a jaded audience, a make-or-break level of expectation, and a glowing red six-minute count down clock.” DEMOgods are chosen by DEMO Executive Producer Chris Shipley with input from the production team, an inner circle of DEMO alumni and the reactions of the DEMO audience.
During DEMO, Dr. Lampe-Onnerud unveiled Sonata, Boston-Power’s next-generation, lithium-ion battery for notebook computers. She was joined onstage by HP Distinguished Technologist Dr. John Wozniak. Boston-Power is working closely with HP in the testing and validation process of this new technology.
“Boston-Power exhibited at DEMO the dynamic combination of a technology company with a compelling solution of great interest to the market and a vibrant, enthusiastic spokeswoman to convey its value proposition,” said DEMO Executive Producer Chris Shipley. “DEMO 07 congratulates Dr. Lampe-Onnerud and Boston-Power on captivating the DEMO 07 audience. I wish the company much success.”
“Humbled and honored are the two words that come right to mind,” said Dr. Lampe-Onnerud in response to the recognition. “Chris Shipley and her team give companies like Boston-Power the opportunity to showcase our innovations in front of an incredibly influential audience. We congratulate the other DEMOgods, all of the other DEMO 07 presenters, and the DEMO conference organizers for a fantastic event.”
Sonata provides on-the-go notebook computer users with the industry’s fastest recharge time – recharging to 80 percent capacity in just 30 minutes. This represents approximately half the time required by other batteries.
Additionally, Sonata is the only battery designed to match the lifespan of a notebook computer. To date, most users find that they need to buy at least three batteries in the first three years of use of a new notebook computer. Sonata is designed so these users should only need one battery during this same timeframe.
Boston-Power’s Sonata product line is a drop-in technology that can be used in existing notebook computers. Significantly, it requires no design changes on the part of the notebook computer OEM. Sonata features enhancements in both performance and safety; its proprietary safety features include slower chemical kinetics, novel current interrupt devices, new thermal fuses, unique pressure relief vents and safer pack configuration. The first notebook computers to use Sonata batteries are expected to ship this summer.
For more information on Boston-Power, please visit www.boston-power.com.
Boston-Power, Inc.™ is an emerging portable power company answering the call for safer, longer lasting lithium-ion batteries – today. Led by CEO and Founder Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, a recognized authority in the battery industry, the company is backed by leading venture capital firms Venrock Associates, Gabriel Venture Partners and Granite Global Ventures. Boston-Power’s innovative systems approach to portable power and application-specific batteries starts with safety, while achieving next-generation performance gains. Founded in 2005, the company is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts and has Six Sigma-level manufacturing operations in Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit www.boston-power.com.
About the DEMO Conferences
Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/.
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