11 11, 2016

Towards safer battery technology


Technology is supposed to make us smarter, safer and stronger - yet it also can be dangerous, as we have seen recently with the burning batteries issue. The most heightened public awareness of this risk of advanced battery technology came with reports of some batteries on the new Samsung 7 spontaneously bursting into flames, prompting [...]

19 04, 2016

PSDcast – Gene Armstrong of Paper Battery on energy management in the IoT


In this PSDcast Gene Armstrong of supercapacitor developer Paper Battery talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about energy management in small wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices. As devices shrink, the amount pf power they can store also goes down and energy budgets and managment become critical to the device's operational life, especially [...]

13 12, 2015

Redefining supercapacitors …. an article in


Gene Armstrong, Director of Applications at PBC Tech, writes about new technologies:"Because a supercap’s ability to hold a charge per unit weight has been small, it’s been a niche player until now. But new materials are adding energy density to a supercap’s technical advantages..." and expanding application markets: "Smaller supercaps can supply energy to embedded [...]