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Matsushita, Intel to Co-develop Technology to Extend Laptop Life Using Next-Generation Battery.

Tokyo, Japan, Aug 26, 2005 - (JCNN JCNN Japan Corporate News Network ) - Matsushita Battery Industrial abd Intel Corporation (company) Intel Corporation - A US microelectronics manufacturer. They produced the Intel 4004, Intel 8080, Intel 8086, Intel 80186, Intel 80286, Intel 80386, Intel 486 and Pentium microprocessor families as well as many other integrated circuits and personal computer networking  reached an agreement to co-develop a technology to extend the life of laptop batteries on August 24.

The companies will combine Matsushita's expertise in development of next-generation high-capacity lithium-ion batteries Lithium-ion batteries (sometimes abbreviated Li-ion batteries) are a type of rechargeable battery commonly used in consumer electronics. They are currently one of the most popular types of battery for portable electronics, with one of the best energy-to-weight ratios, no  and Intel's mobile platform technology.

Matsushita Battery has been developing a next-generation lithium-ion battery that will enable all day computing. The company plans to release a 2.9Ah battery, about 30% higher in capacity than today's mainstream batteries, in April 2006.

The next-generation lithium-ion battery is expected to be applicable to cellular phones and digital cameras as well.

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