January 3, 2012 – Vol.16 No.42
Quantum and SB Electronics Partner to Launch Next Generation Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide and SBE Inc. (DBA SB Electronics) have announced a technology partnership between the two companies. As part of this partnership, SBE, Inc. is providing a novel integrated capacitor/bus structure design solution for Quantum power electronics for automotive applications. The SBE integrated module is an innovative approach which offers many benefits such as higher performance, weight reduction, smaller packaging and total system cost savings.
"Quantum continues to optimize and improve the efficiencies of our advanced electric drive-train products. We expect the SBE integrated capacitor/bus structure to enable substantial packaging and performance advantages in our next generation electric and hybrid-electric drive systems," said Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO Quantum Technologies.
Jon Bereisa, Senior Technical Advisor for SBE, Inc. added: "The electrification of the automobile has successfully reached the technical feasibility stage today. Cost improvements are needed to reach the commercial viability stage for mass market acceptance. Cost must be attacked everywhere. The SBE power ring capacitor technology is a major enabler for power electronics design simplification, up-integration, and higher temperature operation to significantly drive down the cost while improving performance."
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide develops and produces advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles.
SBE is a leading developer and manufacturer of film capacitor solutions that provide a much higher degree of reliability, higher power density, and simpler cooling infrastructure in demanding applications, particularly for automotive/transportation, alternative energy, utilities, power supplies/laser and military/aerospace. (12/27/11)
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide
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