Ultracapacitor Industry news

Taiwan Begins Testing Supercapacitor-Powered, Cable-Free Rail System

The city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has begun testing the world’s only completely cable-free rail system. Instead of relying on an overhead network of power cables to move them, the light-rail trains employ supercapacitors with wireless charging systems to get them from station to station. Taiwan partnered with Spain-based company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to build the trains, which can charge in only 20 seconds. Tecate Group is a distributor and integrator of Maxwell supercapacitor cells and modules.

Supercapacitor-Powered, Cable-Free Rail System

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Ultracapacitor Announcements

Lightweight Tactical Vehicle Summit

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Tecate will be exhibiting at the Lightweight Tactical Vehicle Summit in Detroit next week, March 16-18 - http://www.lighttacticalvehiclesummit.com.  This event focuses on the recent vehicle programs and modernization initiatives in military vehicle fleets.  Tecate designs and manufactures a complete line of long life ultracapacitor cells and custom module solutions to replace battery packs.  We have successfully designed systems for BPS in AFES applications. 


Brendan Andrews
Vice President, Sales & Marketing


Ultracapacitor Press Releases

Tecate Group Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Richardson Electronics

Agreement Includes Standard and Custom Ultracapacitors, Capacitors, and Electronic Assemblies for Military and Power Backup Applications


San Diego, CA, February 3, 2016…Tecate Group and Richardson Electronics, Ltd., (NASDAQ: RELL) today announced their new global distribution agreement. The partnership will allow the companies to expand their distribution and production of goods worldwide while maintaining their commitment to excellence. The combination of Tecate’s superior ultracapacitors, capacitors, and electronic assemblies with Richardson’s exceptional engineered solutions will provide customers with products that meet even the most exacting specifications.


Tecate Group specializes in the production and distribution of ultracapacitors cells and ultracapacitor modules, core capacitors, and electronic assemblies to customers worldwide from its corporate headquarters and distribution center in San Diego, CA, as well as from stocking locations in Asia and Europe. Serving customers across a wide range of markets, Richardson Electronics is a global channel partner for world-class electronic devices, power electronics, and RF and microwave components. 


“The Tecate Group has the ability to develop custom ultracapacitor solutions, with an emphasis on quick-turn, in-house design,” said Greg Peloquin, Executive Vice President of Richardson Electronics’ Power & Microwave Technologies group. “And their proof-of-concept prototype delivery make them an exciting partner to introduce to our worldwide customers with demanding applications.”


“Richardson Electronics’ global infrastructure and extensive, localized technical sales team means that more customers worldwide will have greater access to test and explore our ultracapacitors and other products,” stated Brendan Andrews, VP Sales & Marketing of Tecate Group. “I am excited about our partnership with Richardson Electronics and look forward to achieving great things together.”


For more information about Tecate and to take advantage of their high-quality products and worldwide distribution, visit http://www.tecategroup.com. For more information about Richardson and to take advantage of their global engineered solutions, visit http://www.rellpower.com.