Overview:
Battery manufacturers have greatly increased the current delivery capabilities of Li-ion cells in the last few years. O2 Micro has introduced new Integrated Circuits that provide battery gauge, cell balance, and charge/discharge fault protection capabilities for Li-ion batteries. This webcast will focus on high current (100+ Amps) and high voltage (12 to 48 Volt) battery configurations. Attendees will learn about new capabilities and underlying technology available for equipment manufacturers when considering battery options. O2 Micro will review ICs and technologies that enable high voltage/current Li-ion batteries. Micro Power will present design considerations for equipment manufacturers when designing/implementing these high voltage/current battery packs.
Presenters: 
Robin Sarah Tichy, PhD, 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. 
Bill Densham, Strategic Marketing Director, 02 Micro Power Electronics 
Mr. Densham is Director, Strategic Marketing; Battery Product Marketing for O2Micro and has been with the company for more than a decade. Prior to joining O2Micro, he held marketing management positions with Fairchild, National and Siliconix. Mr. Densham has also served as a design engineer for NASA. He earned his BSEE from Lawrence Technological University and MBA from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Densham was granted several patents from the United States Patent Office, and has several pending.