Tekion receives Motorola money

Motorola Ventures has made a strategic investment in Tekion, a North American developer of micro fuel cells for mobile products. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Motorola Ventures, Motorola’s equity investment arm, has made a strategic investment in Tekion, a North American developer of micro fuel cells for mobile products. Financial terms were not disclosed.



By integrating advanced battery technology with micro fuel cell technology, Tekion is creating a new “personal power source”, known as the Formira Power Pack, that fits inside mobile products.



Motorola said in a statement that Tekion’s product technology provides a competitive advantage for portable electronic products in the power range of milliwatts to 50 watts and energy range of 10 to 100 watt-hours.



Several products and markets fall within these power and energy levels including industrial handheld computers, satellite communication devices and notebook PCs.



“As mobile products have simultaneously miniaturised and increased in functionality, battery capacity has become a significant challenge,” said Warren Holtsberg, corporate vice president, equity investments and director of Motorola Ventures. “Tekion’s non-flammable Formira fuel cell technology combined with an advanced battery technology, such as lithium ion, is a practical and efficient solution.”