Supercapacitor-Powered BriteFlash™ LED Flash

Stuart Robinson, Director of Handset Component Technologies, Strategy Analytics:
“Consumers want camera phones that rival digital still cameras. We estimate high-powered LED flash will grow significantly, reaching 30% of all camera phones by 2012. Supercapacitors are an enabler for this market and we have seen them power WLEDs to produce clear pictures in low-light conditions.”

Danny Yu, Vice President Business Development, Philips Lumileds:
“BriteFlash™ maximizes performance from our Luxeon® Flash LEDs so that cell phone users get superior image quality.”

Jeff Shepard, Publisher, Darnell Group:
“By 2011, 82% of all worldwide handset shipments will include a camera, with 68% having 2Mpx and higher resolutions. This will drive LED demand for the camera flash function and power management ICs. LED flash is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23% through 2011.”

Tony Henning, Mobile Imaging Analyst, 6SightTM Future of Imaging:
“We have seen images taken with well-known camera-phone models both with and without CAP-XX’s supercapacitor-enabled BriteFlash™ LED flash and the differences are dramatic. Subjects up to 10 feet from the camera are well-illuminated with the CAP-XX solution and all but pitch black without.”
“Nokia sees increasing LED usage in mobile phones,” LEDs Magazine, June 2006:
“Camera flash using LEDs is going to be a big market. Customers have higher and higher expectations from their high-pixel-count cameras.”

CAP-XX Supercapacitor Energy-Storage Technology

John Parker, Senior Engineer for Perpetuum,
Makers of Vibration Energy-Harvesting Micro-Generators:
“Perpetuum chose CAP-XX supercapacitors to support our micro-generators because its product far surpassed competitors. Other supercapacitors can only operate between -20 and +60ºC, whereas CAP-XX’s work over the full industrial temperature range between -40 and +85ºC. This is important for reliability in harsh industrial environments. Perpetuum and CAP-XX have combined their products to create a self-generating power source to power wireless sensors in battery-free machinery condition monitoring systems.”

Craig Mathias, Principal, Farpoint Group Wireless Networking & Mobile Computing Advisory Firm:
“Supercapacitors will soon become an important – if not critical – element in mobile computing and communications products. Acting as a buffer between the battery and the load, the supercapacitor handles large instantaneous power demands, such as those inherent in flash photos, playing audio and video, and wireless transmissions, maximizing battery life and allowing designers to use smaller batteries. Given ever-increasing demands for battery power from higher clock rates and greater functionality, the supercapacitor is about to take center stage in mobile power applications.”

“If the Cap fits,” New Electronics, March 2006, www.newelectronics.co.uk:
“Thin enough to fit into a mobile phone without design modifications, supercapacitors are set to have a big influence in consumer products.”

Viswanathan Krishnan, Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst:
“CAP-XX has applied nanotechnology solutions and processes in its designs to produce carbon electrodes smaller than a postage stamp, but with a surface area of hundreds of square meters. The result is high energy and power densities in the smallest packages.”