Motorola invests in Tekion, mobile fuel cell co

Nov 09 2005 - 03:43 PM ET | Motorola

Motorola Ventures recently made an investment in Tekion, a North American developer of micro fuel cells. Fuel cells have the promise of being able to power mobile devices far longer than the batteries we use today. The Tekion website includes some interesting information on how fuel cells work and about what's different with Tekion's cells (there is a LiIon battery). Fuel cells from the company will begin shipping from partners (perhaps Motorola) in 2007. Larger devices, specifically satellite phones, will see the cells first.

"Our decision to invest in Tekion was motivated by its cutting-edge technology and experienced leadership in micro fuel cell development,” said Warren Holtsberg, corporate vice president, equity investments and director of Motorola Ventures

The terms of the investment were not announced.