source: ECN article
by Austin Mori, Senior Business Development Engineer, Murata Electronics North America.
The increasing demand for batteries in power-intensive applications has laid the groundwork for a charged market. Design engineers are on a perpetual hunt for solutions that achieve high-power, an extended lifespan, and maintenance-free energy harvesting. Supercapacitors deliver this and much more—like high peak load leveling, power function, and back up—all in a miniaturized package. However, this wasn’t always the case. This current go-to solution has evolved over the last several years. Having been considered a niche product not so long ago, supercaps are now ubiquitous and helping to shape the markets of tomorrow.