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Tyco Electronics Corporation Signs Manufacturing Agreement with Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation (DMFCC)


Tyco Electronics, the world’s largest passive electronic components manufacturer, announced today that it has signed a design and certified manufacturer agreement with Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation (DMFCC), a subsidiary of Viaspace Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC).

Tyco Electronics will work with DMFCC on direct methanol fuel cells and liquid fuel cartridge products that will provide the energy source for laptop computers, mobile phones and other portable electronic devices. Fuel cells are expected to gain substantial market share in mobile electronics applications where long operating times may be required. Direct methanol fuel cells are being developed for these applications by companies such as Samsung in Korea, and by Toshiba, NEC, Hitachi and Sanyo in Japan.

“Tyco Electronics always looks toward enabling innovative emerging technologies,” says Boris Golubovic, Director of Business Development at Tyco Electronics for Transpower products. “Our manufacturing and applications expertise, combined with DMFCC’s fuel cell and cartridge technology will help address unmet customers needs for autonomous powering of electronic equipment.”

“I welcome Tyco Electronics Corporation as a manufacturer and distributor of fuel cartridges and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship,” reports Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO of both VIASPACE and DMFCC. “Our strategy is to associate with manufacturers that are already trusted suppliers to electronic OEMs, and Tyco Electronics clearly fits that definition.”

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions and wireless systems, with 2006 sales of US$12.8 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics’ commitment is our customers’ advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at


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