Printed Batteries: Progress On Scale And Cost, Driving Real Deployments
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom B
15:40 - 16:00
Billions of IoT devices and sensors need a power solution that is suited to its application and device requirementst. That means producing these power solutions in high production volumes and low costs, while also delivering on small size, sufficient energy storage, long life, enough power to communicate, plus environmental and end of life needs for safe use and disposal. These challenges are now being successfully tackled by an integrated approach to battery chemistry and materials; optimized production processes that allow "mass printing" on standard commercial equipment, including SMT lines; and direct integration and printing of batteries along with sensors, antennas and electronics. This talk will share the commercialization journey for Imprint Energy's batteries, which are now being printed tens of thousands at a time and moving to multiple field deployments, on their way to millions of cells in 2019 and hundreds of millions in 2020. We will describe the deployment of Imprint batteries by our partners. Lastly, we will discuss best-fit use cases for printed battery technology in powering next-generation device deployments.
Dr. Christine Ho is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Imprint Energy, a UC Berkeley spin-off commercializing a revolutionary printed battery technology of which Dr. Ho is the principal inventor. Imprint Energy, based in Alameda, CA, is developing technology to enable long lasting, low cost, rechargeable batteries composed of earth-abundant materials for today's and tomorrow's electronic devices. Dr. Ho received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Imprint Energy is a widely-recognized leader in ultrathin, flexible, printed batteries for always-connected Internet of Things products, including smart labels, health and wellness sensors, and flexible displays. Imprint's proprietary ZincPoly™ chemistry has higher energy density, is safer, and can power communications better than thin lithium batteries. Imprint is already sampling thousands of cells and multiple partners have printed cells using their own equipment. Imprint has received extensive recognition, including the MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35 and 50 Smartest Companies. To learn more, see www.imprintenergy.com.