Manufacturers of mobile equipment can achieve lighter weight, longer runtime, faster charge time and longer shelf-life with new the new iron phosphate Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology over older Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries. In addition, Li-ion delivers a lower total cost of ownership for the end customer because of its long cycle life and low environmental impact. This new technology makes direct field replacement for existing products a reality.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Power performance, environmental, and cost comparisons between the two battery technologies
  • How iron phosphate Li-ion batteries can replace SLA batteries with minimal implications to lead acid powered products ranging from computer workstations to wheelchairs
  • Implementing Li-ion technology in current and future products.

Dr. Robin Sarah Tichy, Technical Marketing Manager, Micro Power Electronics, Inc.
Dr. Tichy has developed an expertise in translating market drivers into technical solutions in the battery and charger industry. Prior to joining Micro Power, she applied technical and project management skills to orchestrate and implement solutions to solve vital business problems at leading organizations like Hewlett Packard and International SEMATECH, in the semiconductor, nanotechnology and MEMS verticals. Dr. Tichy received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas for her work in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.

Jeffrey VanZwol, Marketing Director, Micro Power Electronics, Inc.

Mr. VanZwol is a senior marketing executive with over 18 years experience in all aspects of technical marketing including product management, product marketing, marketing communications, and partner management. He has demonstrated a successful track record in generating revenue with emerging technologies in both domestic and international markets.