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Neah Power to Acquire CyVolt Energy Systems With Proprietary Fuel Cell Technology to Recharge Lithium Batteries
Date: Feb 12, 2010
Source: GlobeNewswire ( click here to go to the source)

Featured firm in this article: CyVolt Energy Systems Inc of Seattle, WA

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neah Power Systems, Inc., the company developing fuel cell based renewable energy solutions, reported that it has signed documents with CyVolt Energy Systems ('CyVolt') to acquire all of its technology and assets. The cost of the acquisition would be covered by the company's recently announced financing that management plans to use to acquire businesses that are expected to provide positive cash flows in the near term.

Dr. Chris D'Couto, President and CEO of Neah Power Systems, said, "Neah's goals, as part of the recently announced funding, is to complete strategic acquisitions that complement Neah's technology and meet our target of having commercially available products within the next 6 months. CyVolt meets these high standards."

Neah intends to introduce the product, a hybrid fuel cell technology that recharges industry-standard lithium ion batteries, to the retail market within four to six months. Lithium ion batteries are the most common form of battery used in portable electronics. The product will produce ongoing power by "hot-swapping" additional fuel via cartridges or refills, thereby eliminating dependence on access to the electrical grid.

CyVolt Energy Systems is a Cleantech company developing fuel cell based portable power products for the consumer and military electronics market. CyVolt has developed a renewable fuel cell technology with the potential of significantly reducing development and downstream manufacturing costs.

About Neah Power

Neah Power Systems, Inc. (NPWZ) is developing long-lasting, efficient and safe power solutions for the military, industrial and consumer applications, Neah uses a unique, patented, silicon-based design for its micro fuel cells that enable higher power densities, lower cost and compact form-factors. The company's micro fuel cell system can run in aerobic and anaerobic modes. The company is developing energy generation and storage solutions based on its patented technology.

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