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EEStor Technology More Cost-Effective Than Current Technologies
TORONTO, June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EEStor Corporation (TSXV:ESU) (“EEStor” or the “Company”) announced today that it has published a new report detailing the comparative advantages of its ceramic-based dielectric capacitor for the decoupling capacitor market. The report, prepared by EEStor and its consultants, directly compares its certified solid-state technology against incumbent decoupling capacitors.
According to Paumanok Publications analyst and EEStor consultant Dennis Zogbi, the main driving factor for the existing capacitor market is cost. Capacitor cost is in turn mainly driven by the volume of material required for capacitors to reach their nominal capacitance and voltage specification. Solid state capacitors manufactured using EEStor’s higher relative permittivity material (“EEStor capacitor”) are, based on independent test results, require up to 78% less material than incumbent decoupling capacitors, thereby enabling the EEStor technology to potentially disrupt the multi-billion-dollar market by delivering lower cost capacitors.
EEStor’s proprietary ceramic dielectric material demonstrates a significantly higher relative permittivity than dielectrics used in commercially available decoupling capacitors. “Y5V dielectrics in general have high capacitance per unit volume and have a wide temperature characteristic of +22% –82% capacitance change over the operating temperature range of –30°C to +85°C (-22°F to +185°F).These characteristics make Y5V ideal for decoupling applications within limited temperature ranges.”1 EEStor CMBT-glass hybrid Y5V series capacitors have higher volumetric efficiency, low dissipation factors, frequency stability and long lifetime expectancy, making them ideally suited for circuits requiring greater volumetric efficiency or greater capacitance at high voltage.
In 2018, the Y5V market is expected to reach $1.5 billion (USD) globally.2 Decoupling capacitors are utilized in almost every electrical device across multiple industries including consumer electronics, industrial manufacturing and control, alternative energy, lighting, telecommunications, automotive, military, medical electronics.
Ian Clifford, EEStor founder and CEO stated, “This new report on the benefits of EEStor technology for the global Decoupling Capacitor Market, when added to the cumulative potential market values, as delineated in our prior market reports, brings the 2018 total estimated addressable market of EEStor’s technology to $8.4 billion USD. The prior released reports detail Eestor’s advantages in the $4.6 billion (USD) Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor (AEC) market, published on April 26, 2018, and the $2.3 billion (USD) Renewable Energy (“RE”) market. Published May 11, 2018.”
Licensees of EEStor’s technology would have access to EEStor’s proprietary materials and processes, enabling them to manufacture capacitors for the replacement of current decoupling capacitors, AEC’s and next generation RE capacitor solutions in consumer electronics, infrastructure, power supply, propulsion, wind, solar, wave and geothermal energy markets.
Clifford concluded: “The key take away today is that the combined opportunity of the Decoupling, AEC and RE markets represent up to $8.4 billion (USD) of estimated addressable markets for EEStor’s technology, while further improvements to the technology would enhance the expected market advantage and potentially add new market opportunities for the technology.”
The full Decoupling report and supporting documentation is available at www.eestorcorp.com
EEStor is a developer of high energy density solid-state capacitor technology utilizing the Company’s patented Composition Modified Barium Titanate (CMBT) material. The Company is focused on licensing opportunities for its technology across a broad spectrum of industries and applications.
The Company’s success depends on the commercialization of its technology. There is no assurance that EEStor will be successful in the licensing of the technology. Readers are directed to the “Risk Factors” disclosed in the Company’s public filings.
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2. EEStor On Site Presentation - May 6th, 2018