Contour Energy Announces Coin Cell Battery Line

Azusa-based Contour Enery Systems, the battery technology startup which is backed by CMEA Capital, Harris and Harris, Schlumberger and US Venture Partners, said today that it is planing the release of its first line of coin cell batteries, starting in Q4. The firm--which develops Flourine-based batteries--said its coin cells will offer "significantly longer" battery life to OEMs. The firm is targeting the automotive, consumer, industrial, and medical markets with its products. Contour Energy is a spin-out of Caltech, and is run by Joe Fisher. The firm said its coin cells can tolerate and expanded cold and high temperature range, which is well suited for the automotive industry; can take rugged field conditions for the industrial market; and also provide higher energy and power density, particularly useful for medical devices.