Maxwell Technologies

San Diego,  CA 
United States
http://www.maxwell.com
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 Press Releases

  • July 26, 2016

    SAN DIEGOJuly 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, today announced its ultracapacitors are used for regenerative braking energy storage in the Beijing subway system. As part of the strategic partnership with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC-SRI) Maxwell announced last year, the companies continue to collaborate to develop next-generation capacitive energy storage solutions for the China rail market.

    The installation with the Beijing subway system is the first commercial subway wayside project for CRRC-SRI and Maxwell in China. CRRC-SRI will leverage Maxwell's 48-volt modules in two sets of regenerative braking energy storage devices for the system's No. 8 line, an urban rail network that runs north-south through China's capital, one of the most populous cities in the world. The devices fulfill China rail requirements for energy savings and environmental protection, creating an ideal opportunity for ultracapacitor application.

    "Ultracapacitor energy storage solutions are critical to meet the needs of the growing China rail market, and Maxwell Technologies leads the world in development of this technology," said Liu Baoming, chairman of CRRC-SRI. "As Beijing evaluated solutions to support its goal of creating an environmentally friendly, energy-saving urban rail transport system, our relationship with the industry leader Maxwell Technologies was instrumental in first securing this deal and now implementing the system. Working together, we expect to bring more solutions to market as China strives for improved rail efficiencies and reduced carbon emissions."

    Maxwell ultracapacitors deliver high-power energy density performance, even under extreme temperatures. With long operational lifetimes and rapid charge/discharge capabilities, the modules are ideally suited for rail transportation applications. The Beijing subway system implementation is among many global transportation applications relying on Maxwell technology, including rapid braking, energy recuperation and power delivery for rail, as well as start-stop applications for automobiles and hybrid buses.

    "Modernizing rail systems and helping to make them more efficient through the addition of ultracapacitor-based regenerative braking solutions represents a significant opportunity for Maxwell in China," said Dr. Franz Fink, president and CEO of Maxwell Technologies. "The Beijing subway system deployment will be the first outcome of our collaboration with CRRC-SRI, and we'll continue working closely to co-develop energy storage solutions for this expanding market."

    About Maxwell: Maxwell is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. For more information, please visit our website: www.maxwell.com.

  • October 22, 2015
    Maxwell Ultracapacitors Enable Successful Wireless Electric Tram Deployment in Taiwan

    SAN DIEGOOct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery products, announced today its ultracapacitors have been selected by CAF Power & Automation, a global manufacturer of railway vehicles and equipment, as a standard component of the energy-storage system ACR (Rapid Charge Accumulator) used to power light-rail cars. Among the latest projects, CAF's ACR energy-storage system will be used on the first 100 percent catenary-free light-rail line currently under construction in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and in new tramways for an existing rail line in Tallinn (Estonia) for energy-saving purposes.

    Capacitive energy-storage technology delivers high-density power supply to a number of rail-transportation applications. Maxwell ultracapacitors are especially well-suited for onboard commuter rolling modalities, such as CAF's electric light-rail trams, because of the seamless ability to capture and discharge power rapidly. CAF chose to work with Maxwell to ensure its ACR delivered instant power and energy recuperation from frequent braking, without requiring unsightly overhead electrical wiring. As part of CAF's ACR system, Maxwell's ultracapacitors are expected to provide up to 30 percent savings in energy consumption.

    "Globally, new innovative energy technologies are in great demand, and we don't expect that trend to slow down over the next few years," Harkaitz Ibaiondo, sales & marketing director of CAF, said. "Our ACR energy-storage system is a key component of the transportation solutions implemented to satisfy this demand. Maxwell's ultracapacitors were a perfect option for energy recuperation and fast power delivery within our product. Their expertise and leadership in capacitive energy storage is exactly what we needed."

    "Ultracapacitors have drawn great interest from leading rail transportation companies worldwide," Dr. Franz Fink, president and chief executive officer for Maxwell, said. "The demand for alternative energy storage and power delivery makes Maxwell's ultracapacitors a perfect fit for CAF. This is further validation of our ability to deliver technology that improves both energy efficiency and carbon emissions."

    Additional Maxwell Technologies information:

    About Maxwell: Maxwell is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. For more information, please visit our website: www.maxwell.com.

    About CAF:

    CAF Power & Automation is a leading company in the design and manufacture of solutions for the Railway Market. We develop traction, control and communication, and energy-storage systems.

    Our traction solutions for locomotives, metros, EMUs and tramways are rolling worldwide, and they are completely integrated with our train control and monitoring system, the multimedia platform and the remote train-land telecommunication system.

    The Green Line of action is the solution ACR FREEDRIVE, allowing catenary-free running and reducing environmental impact, and ACR EVODRIVE, recovering the kinetic energy during braking and improving vehicle efficiency by reusing it. Both solutions can be also integrated into new or existing vehicles.

    Our equipment, aligned with the latest technologies and highly qualified reliability, place us as the best reference for the main rolling stock manufactures. For more information, visit us at www.cafpower.com

  • July 30, 2015
    China Qingdao Sifang Rolling Stock Research Institute and Maxwell Sign Multi-year Strategic Agreement

    SAN DIEGOJuly 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage solutions, announced today that it has signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation(CRRC-SRI, formerly CNR-SRI), subsidiary of CRRC, one of the largest rail vehicle manufacturers in the world. The agreement will examine multi-year collaboration activities between the two companies to jointly develop new application-specific, next-generation capacitive energy storage solutions that meet the unique application requirements of CRRC-SRI's customers in the Chinese rail market.

    Capacitive energy storage technology offers high-power density performance under extreme temperatures with long operational lifetimes and is ideally suited for rail transportation applications, particularly onboard commuter rolling stock modalities such as subway and light rail. CRRC-SRI selected Maxwell based on its global leadership in developing and delivering high-quality ultracapacitor solutions proven in global transportation applications such as start-stop autos and hybrid buses, which require rapid braking, energy recuperation and power delivery. Maxwell will work closely with CRRC-SRI to develop solutions uniquely designed to address the growing Chinese rail market.

    "The current expansion of rail transportation infrastructure in China will continue well into the next decade and has higher requirements on energy saving and environment protection now and in the future, particularly for onboard rail vehicles," said Liu Baoming, chairman of CRRC-SRI. "We firmly believe capacitive energy storage technology is essential to providing solutions that meet those energy-saving and environment-protection requirements. We highly value Maxwell Technologies' expertise in capacitive energy storage and trust its technology leadership to help us keep pace with the rate of innovation required now and into the next decade."

    "Rail transportation applications are an excellent match for ultracapacitors, and the rail market will be a significant opportunity for Maxwell," said Dr. Franz Fink, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer. "In China, advanced energy storage and power delivery solutions will play an increasingly important role in improving efficiencies and reducing carbon emissions. Our partnership with CRRC-SRI represents an excellent opportunity for us to generate meaningful revenue in a three-to-five-year horizon through the co-development of application-specific technology and products for the expanding Chinarail market."

    Additional Maxwell Technologies information:

    About Maxwell TechnologiesMaxwell Technologies is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. For more information, please visit our website: www.maxwell.com.

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