SOURCE: UltraCell

September 18, 2007 09:00 ET

UltraCell® XX25™ Qualified to Power the New GETAC V100 Laptop

Company's XX25 Fuel Cell an Ideal Power Source for Rugged Laptop, Enabling Superior Performance in the Most Demanding Applications and Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Intel Developer Forum -- UltraCell Corporation, a leading producer of reformed methanol fuel cells (RMFCs) for mobile power applications, today announced its XX25™ fuel cell meets the power source specifications for GETAC, Inc.'s V100 rugged laptop. GETAC is backed by the MiTAC Technology Corporation, one of the largest industrial PC manufacturers in the world. The XX25 fuel cell delivers up to 25 watts of continuous maximum power and weighs just 1.24 kilograms, making it an ideal power source for the V100.

Announced earlier this year, the V100 is a rugged, ultra-light hybrid notebook/Tablet PC encased in magnesium alloy to ensure it can withstand some of the most extreme conditions in almost any environment.

Featuring an Intel Core Duo ULV 1.2 GHz processor, the V100 is enabled with the latest power saving technology to extend battery life. Six hour battery life is standard, with the option to extend battery life with an upgrade to a nine cell battery. The XX25 provides extended runtime for 12-18 hours. By plugging into the same port as the V100 power adapter, the XX25 eliminates the need for an AC power adapter.

"A high performance, finely tuned notebook/Tablet PC such as the V100 requires an equally high performance power source solution," said James Hwang, President of MiTAC Technology Corporation. "We chose to make the V100 compatible with fuel cell power sources because the technology is well-matched to the demanding applications and environments for which the V100 is optimized. We congratulate UltraCell on meeting these specifications and are confident that together these products will provide military customers with an effective hybrid notebook/Tablet PC solution for their unique requirements."

"Our XX25 product is the perfect complement to the V100, an exciting Table PC notebook product optimized for military applications," said Mike Zhang, Vice President of Asian Sales for UltraCell. "The collaboration between GETAC and UltraCell is an exciting opportunity for both companies. We are looking forward to continue to build a partnership with MiTAC on other future products, and know that this is just the beginning."

About GETAC Inc.

GETAC Inc., a subsidiary company of MiTAC Technology Corporation, has been a pioneer in the rugged mobile computing industry by providing premier fully rugged and rugged notebook, tablet PC and handheld solutions for the military, law enforcement, public safety, utility, telecommunication, manufacturing, field service and mobile workforce industries. GETAC is backed by the technological, customized product design and manufacturing resources from MiTAC Technology Corporation. The rugged computers are strictly controlled and monitored from the design, manufacture, quality assurance to service flows, making GETAC an industry known rugged computer provider. For more information, please go to GETAC Inc. official website http://www.getac.com.

About UltraCell

UltraCell is a leading producer of small, lightweight and energy efficient power solutions for mobile and remote electronic devices. UltraCell has pioneered reformed-methanol fuel cell technology as a high-density energy source that can be produced from renewable resources. Through its exclusive license with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories for micro fuel cell technology, the company is bringing the benefits of fuel cell power to vital mobile and remote operations -- such as military missions, emergency and disaster response, remote surveillance, and field research and exploration. For more information, please visit: www.ultracellpower.com.

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