Learn about the Future of Portable Power at #MouserParty

Join Mouser Electronics and UCLA’s Dr. Richard Kaner on Twitter on February 17 to Learn How Graphene Could Power Our World

DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mouser Electronics, Inc., a global distributor for design engineers, and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara are recruiting UCLA's Dr. Richard Kaner, a highly distinguished professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and professor of Materials Science and Engineering, to help host an exclusive #MouserParty Q&A from 2 - 3 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, February 17, on Mouser's Twitter handle.

Join the graphene gurus, Dr. Kaner and postdoctoral student Maher El-Kady, at @MouserElec on Twitter for a live one-on-one Q&A. Get your questions ready as they talk about the groundbreaking technique of fabricating micro-scale, graphene-based supercapacitors ─ devices that will revolutionize the way we power our world. The Twitter party is part of the exciting new Empowering Innovation Together™ series on Portable Power and the Future Supercapacitor that kicked off earlier this year. The new series captures insights from some of the most influential people in power management and storage, including Dr. Kaner and leading power technology companies Infineon and TDK.

"You don't get many opportunities in your life to talk to a true innovator who has the potential to transform how we power our devices and cars," said Kevin Hess, Mouser's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "With the trials conducted by Dr. Kaner and other researchers at UCLA, they have taken power and miniaturization to a new level."

A single, two-dimensional sheet of graphene, which has the thickness of only a single atom in the third dimension, can charge and discharge a hundred to a thousand times faster than standard batteries.

Get up to speed with the newest portable power innovations, and don't miss the opportunity to log on to Twitter to ask your questions to Dr. Kaner directly during this exclusive social media event. To join the discussion, simply go to http://twitter.com/mouserelec at 2 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, February 17.

Start submitting questions to #MouserParty today by entering the hashtag "#MouserParty" in your question. To view all the tweets during the party, just enter the hashtag "#MouserParty" in the search box at the upper right side of the screen, and follow the various responses and discussions.

The new Portable Power and the Future Supercapacitor series, available only on Mouser.com, is part of the award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. In addition to the Twitter party, Grant Imahara also visited Dr. Kaner and postdoctoral student Maher El-Kady earlier at UCLA's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for a special Innovation Spotlight interview to see some of the lab work done around graphene and its fabrication. Go to Mouser.com to see the video interview and learn more about this supercapacitor with superconducting qualities that can run an LED lamp for over five minutes on a two-second charge.

The comprehensive series — sponsored by Platinum Program Partner Infineon Technologies and Diamond Sponsor TDK — will also include accompanying articles, blogs and other related technical content. The Power Series is the first installment for 2016, following the popular Robotics, Space, Home Automation and Driverless Cars programs launched in 2015 from Mouser Electronics. To learn more about Grant Imahara, the Empowering Innovation Together program and the Mouser partnership, visit www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation/.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What's Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 21 global support locations and stocks the world's widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics' website is updated many times per day and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 4 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com features more than 4 million products online from more than 500 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.

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