Well this is great, but I would've thought those standards already
existed. I guess not.
Also interesting is that most of the major laptop makers did not seem
to attend this meeting, including Sony itself! So even if the standard
gets set, who's going to follow it?
Laptop Vendors Seek Better Battery Standard - Yahoo! News
"A group of laptop vendors and battery manufacturers plans to announce
a standard for making safer lithium ion batteries by June 15, 2007, in
an attempt to recover from a massive series of battery recalls in
The new standard will cover "process requirements, quality control and
assurance" for all forms of rechargeable lithium ion battery cells,
from prismatic to cylindrical and pouch, according to the Association
Connecting Electronics Industries, known as IPC."