NEC Battles Exploding Batteries
After fake batteries have caused some Nokia mobile phones to explode, IDG reports today that NEC Electronics Corp. said that it has tweaked its — get ready for this — CipherUnicorn-S encryption technology which verifies battery authenticity in cellies, digital cameras, and other gadgets.
Fake batteries have reached media attention not only because they can heat up, or in the worst case, blow up phones, but also because they add cost.
In late June, reports IDG, Verizon Wireless Inc. launched a recall of around 50,000 batteries that it said could be counterfeit after receiving 18 reports of incidents involving counterfeit batteries, including injuries to users and property damage. For the rest of this story, click Continue >>.