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Hitachi plans fuel-cell for handheld devices by 2005

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Hitachi plans fuel-cell for handheld devices by 2005

Hitachi Ltd. has co-developed a prototype direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) for use in mobile electronics products and plans to launch the product with a compatible PDA (personal digital assistant) in 2005, it said Wednesday. “Hitachi’s prototype uses a methanol concentration of around 20 percent, although the company plans to raise this to around 30 percent by the time it becomes a commercial product, said Koichi Nemoto, a spokesman for the company’s research and development laboratories in Hitachi City, Ibaraki prefecture.”

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