VALENCE UNVEILS SECOND GENERATION
N-CHARGE POWER SYSTEM AT DEMO 2004
New Universal Battery Supports Notebooks PCs, Portable DVD Players, Cell Phones, MP3
Players and More.
PHOENIX, AZ, FEBRUARY 16, 2004
Today, at DEMO 2004, Valence Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLNC), a leader in the development
and commercialization of SaphionŽ technology, the only safe large format Lithium-ion
rechargeable battery technology, introduced its second generation N-Charge Power
System, a universal battery that supports a vast array of mobile electronic devices,
including notebook PCs, portable DVD players, cell phones, MP3 players and digital
The second generation N-Charge Power
System utilizes Valence's cylindrical Saphion Lithium-ion technology and smart tip
technology from Mobility Electronics. The new N-Charge system offers a modular design for
the utmost flexibility. It includes a base system that provides up to 5 hours of
additional notebook run-time and a snap-on Expansion Pack to double the energy capacity.
The N-Charge system supports the most powerful 90 and 120-Watt notebook PCs and is
lightweight, compact and easy to transport.
"We are very excited to be back at
DEMO this year, showcasing a product which we believe will become the only choice in safe,
universal power," stated Stephan Godevais, chairman and CEO of Valence.
"Batteries used in mobile device products are quickly reaching their practical energy
limit, yet the power to support the advanced functionality of these products remains in
great demand. As a result, we are seeing growing interest for a universal battery
accessory, especially a safe one, like the N-Charge system."
The N-Charge Power System offers:
Superior run-time: 5-10 hours of laptop
Uninterrupted power for a variety of mobile devices: notebook PCs, cell phones,
PDAs, digital cameras, portable DVD players, MP3 players
Innovative Modular Design: Upgradeable N-Charge Expansion Pack for double the
Safe, environmentally-friendly, Saphion Lithium-ion technology
Rapid recharge and long life cycle capability
"Valence Technology is a part of the Demonstrating Class of 2004 because it continues
to develop emerging new power products that help address society's ever-growing need to be
totally wireless," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMO. "Valence is
back this year with a solution that not only meets a consumer's power needs in an
innovative way, but does so safely."
About Valence Technology, Inc.
Valence is a leader in the development and commercialization of SaphionŽ
technology, the only safe large format Lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology.
Valence holds an extensive, worldwide portfolio of issued and pending patents relating to
its SaphionŽ technology and Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The company has
facilities in Austin, Texas, Henderson, Nevada and Mallusk, Northern Ireland. Valence is
traded on the NASDAQ SmallCap Market under the symbol VLNC and can be found on the
Internet at www.valence.com.
About DEMO 2004
The annual DEMO conference focuses on emerging technologies and new products, which are
hand-selected by executive producer Chris Shipley from across the spectrum of the personal
technology marketplace. Top executives from the leading hardware and software technology
companies, venture capitalists, journalists from key industry publications and industry
analysts attend the DEMO conference to preview the most promising products and
technologies for the coming year. DEMO is held in February each year and features
approximately 60 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit
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