IEEE to tackle cell phone battery standards

Oct 07 2004 - 03:01 PM ET | In The News
IEEE is going to take on the challenge of creating standards for lithium-ion mobile phone batteries. bq. The new standard will seek to make cellular phone batteries more robust by setting uniform criteria for their design, production and evaluation. It will consider battery and battery pack electrical and mechanical construction, chemistries, process control, qualification and packaging technologies, among other areas. It will be developed by companies that manufacture batteries, cells and handsets, as well as by carriers. The hope is to make cell phone batteries more powerful, lasting and reliable. The IEEE is a massive standards creating association in charge of things like IEEE-1394 (FireWire) and 802.11 (WiFi).