MYERS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2005--Frost
& Sullivan will present mPhase Technologies, Inc.
(OTC:XDSL) with the 2005 Excellence in Technology
Award at tonight's Best Practices Awards Banquet in
recognition of company's outstanding performance in
the field of smart batteries. The award acknowledges
mPhase's creation of an inventive nano-based battery,
developed in collaboration with Bell Labs, the R&D
arm of Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU).
year, Frost & Sullivan presents this Award to
the company that has pioneered the development and
introduction of an innovative technology, which has
either affected or has the potential to influence
several market sectors. This Award recognizes a company's
successful technology development that is expected
to bring significant contributions to the industry
in terms of adoption, change, and competitive posture.
It also recognizes the overall technical excellence
of a company and its commitment to technology innovation.
Rapid technological advances
in the area of microfluidics have made it possible
to dynamically control the way liquids interact with
surfaces at the micro and macro levels. This enhanced
control has gone a long way in helping mPhase develop
batteries with longer shelf life, a high storage capacity,
and the capability to be activated instantly.
"mPhase chose various
battery chemistries and nanostructures to provide
a technical framework for understanding the behavior
and the processes needed to develop a working battery,"
says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Kasturi
Nadkarny. "Through an iterative process of analysis
and characterization, mPhase researchers, in collaboration
with Bell Labs, enhanced battery technology with nanotechnology
advancements to ultimately provide a framework for
a range of batteries possessing various energy and
power density characteristics."
In order to advance the battery
design for commercialization, developers have to leverage
several factors such as environmental conditions,
the shape of the electronic device that needs to be
powered, and the duty cycle of the device.
"Smart batteries built
on such a nanostructured approach exhibit improved
power densities compared to other reserve battery
technologies due to better utilization of internal
surface area," explains Nadkarny. "The design
of the battery is such that it does not require ancillary
structures to create physical separators between the
electrolyte and electrodes."
"mPhase has been a pioneer
in taking core nanotechnology research and innovations
coming out of Bell Labs and implementing them in ways
that will lead to powerful real-life products,"
said Dave Bishop, vice president of nanotechnology
at Bell Labs, and president of the New Jersey Nanotechnology
Consortium. "What mPhase is doing with nano-based
smart batteries is an excellent example of this leadership
and this award from Frost and Sullivan further validates
their product's potential impact."
The distinctive architecture
enables a wide range of aqueous and non-aqueous chemistries
adapted to fit the design, in addition to the ability
to selectively activate individual nanocells. These
batteries are readily scalable, easy to miniaturize,
and compatible with most semiconductor processing
techniques. In addition, they can be integrated with
the devices they power as tiny packages.
Depending on specific chemistries,
characteristics such as size, weight, and shelf life
can be improved in designs optimized to power numerous
portable electronic devices, including sensors and
transmitters for sensor networks. It is also possible
to design flexible packaging that can be integrated
with shaped or conformal batteries to help them operate
within the requirements of the physical dimensions
of existing electronic devices.
"mPhase's battery technology
has the potential to herald new portable device applications
in the aerospace, defense, consumer electronics, industrial,
and healthcare sectors," observes Nadkarny. "For
homeland security and first responders, such batteries
would be particularly useful because they could be
stored, for decades, without fear of dissipation."
Held in Fort Myers, Fla., the
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards Banquet
honors world-class companies for outstanding performance
and achievements in their industries. An annual event,
the banquet recognizes the quality and merit of distinguished
individuals and companies.
mPhase Technologies Inc. (OTC:XDSL)
develops and commercializes next-generation telecommunications
and nanotechnology solutions, delivering novel systems
to the marketplace that advance functionality and
reduce costs. In telecommunications, the Company's
mPhase TV+ platform cost-effectively and reliably
delivers entertainment digital television, high-speed
Internet access and traditional telephone service
over existing copper telephone lines. mPhase also
offers a growing line of innovative DSL component
products, such as the iPOTS, designed to help service
providers lower the provisioning and operating costs
associated with DSL. The company is bringing nanotechnology
out of the laboratory and into the market with a planned
innovative, long-life power cell. More information
is available at the mPhase Web site at www.mPhaseTech.com.
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