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SION Power Debuts First-Ever Lithium Sulfur Battery at Windows Hardware Engineering Conference; New Battery Powers an HP TC1000 Tablet PC for the Entire Day on a Single Charge
[May 11, 2004]

SION Power Debuts First-Ever Lithium Sulfur Battery at Windows Hardware Engineering Conference; New Battery Powers an HP TC1000 Tablet PC for the Entire Day on a Single Charge

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)-- May 11, 2004 -- At Microsoft Corp.'s annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, SION Power Corp. (www.sionpower.com) made history by demonstrating the first-ever lithium sulfur (Li-S), very high-specific energy rechargeable battery as a power source for a notebook personal computer. Located in the Microsoft Small Business Partners Pavilion, the SION battery reliably powered an HP TC1000 Tablet PC for the entire day on a single charge.



With more than 10 years of development, the SION Power lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries at product launch will exhibit more than 350 watt-hours per kilogram of power and will last in excess of 300 recharge cycles. This revolutionary new battery, employing patented technology, will enable notebook and tablet PC products to achieve an eight-hour runtime on a single charge, while weighing less than current battery technologies. This power level is twice what can be currently found in other rechargeable batteries.

"The demonstration of SION's long-life, light-weight batteries is extremely encouraging," said Tom Phillips, general manager of the Windows Hardware Experience Group at Microsoft Corp. "Through our work with SION our goal is to provide all-day battery life that results in exciting new uses of mobile Windows-based computers for our customers."


"SION Power has successfully shown the world that the lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery chemistry is a reality. This product addresses some of the important constraints that are currently limiting advancements in portable electronic devices. This battery will become the product of choice for all applications requiring longer run times and reduced weight," said Mel Miller, president and CEO of SION Power.

SION Power Corp., an innovative battery company located in Tucson, Ariz., has focused on developing its novel lithium sulfur (Li-S) rechargeable battery chemistry to create a new class of electrochemical energy storage designs. SION Power holds 45 patents related to this new battery. The company has 40 employees, including 11 Ph.D.s, and is dedicated to true "Next Generation" technology. For additional information, please contact Mark Jost at 520-799-7643 or via e-mail at mark.jost@sionpower.com.

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