Neah Power Systems is a micro fuel cell development company using a patented, silicon-based design to provide long-lasting, efficient, and safe power solutions for portable electronic devices, including notebook PCs and other power-hungry computer, entertainment, and communications products. As an emerging leader in fuel cell technology and design, Neah Power products are expected to allow users to extend the operating time of their devices multiple times beyond that of conventional batteries.
Neah Power was founded in 1999, but CTO/founder Leroy Ohlsen had been thinking about alternative energy for years. Inspired by a Discovery Channel science program on fuel cells and their potential, Leroy began to read and absorb the history and the science of fuel cells. Upon completing his chemistry degree from the University of Washington , he decided, along with fellow founder Michael Fabian, to start a company to pursue his dream of a “superior, longer-lasting energy source.” Neah Power has grown to include a world-class engineering and scientific team from around the world. Prototype development continues and the company expects to make its energy products commercially available in 2007.Neah Power Systems is a publicly-held company. Original venture investors include Frazier Technology Ventures, Alta Partners, Intel Capital, Castile Ventures and WestAM.