Flexible Lithium Battery Technology
More and more products have become flexible, and as an essential accessory, the lithium battery also needs to be flexible. We never stop improving the technology and production process on our flexible lithium battery from design to mass production.
In 2015, the flexible lithium battery market was still tiny with 50 million US dollars, but it is expected to reach the market of 617 million US dollars by 2020. The growth rate of flexible is always speedy. Because no matter what kind of electronic products, it can not bypass the lithium battery. Among the providers of flexible batteries, Samsung and LG have their plastic lithium battery parts.
Samsung’s flexible lithium battery is called Samsung SDI. It is now a foldable 210mAh lithium battery, which is mostly used in wearable devices. The thickness of the lithium battery itself can be 0.3mm thick and can be carried on the wrist of a person. Ten thousand times of bending and folding, and without any failure, so the reliability of this lithium battery is still very high.
A particularly significant advantage for companies like Samsung is that it has already achieved mass production of advanced technology. It is something that our industrial developers cannot ignore and must pay attention to Only advanced technology is useless. If you cannot achieve high-quality, stable mass production, advanced technology cannot be pushed to society.
LG has a product called LG Chem, which means LG Chemical. Its lithium battery is particularly impressive. It is a hexagonal lithium battery that can reach 2500 mAh. In other words, it can even power a mobile phone. It also has another lithium battery called a ribbon, which wraps the lithium battery in something like a shoelace and knots it. It can still be used. So you see, LG also has its characteristics.
It also has its lithium battery, and its battery power supply is not abundant, from 17.5mAh to 60mAh, which is still some distance away from Samsung, but there is no problem with wearable.
BrightVolt was founded in Florida in 1998, it has received more than $80 million in financing. What does is a small lithium battery of 14-35mAh.
The critical point is to talk about Imprint Energy. It was founded in California in 2010 and has so far received $15 million in investment, marking it is not now from maturity. It is worth noting that this company was founded by a great Chinese scientist Christine Ho and is a graduate of Berkeley.
Each product has an R&D cycle of 5-8 years, and it has now passed six years. In 2015, it was rated as one of the 50 smartest companies in the world by MIT Technology Review. In 2016, the CEO was rated by the
MIT Technology Review as 35 outstanding talents under the age of 35 in the world. So although this company has not been able to mass-produce, it is not far from mass-production.
Blue Spark Technologies
Blue Spark was founded in Ohio in 2003, it has already invested more than 20 million USD. It is characterized by the technology obtained from daily use dry lithium battery manufacturers and then made into commercialization.
Temp Trap products
One of the most accessible areas for flexible electronics is to stick it on children for continuous temperature monitoring. If the child attaches this device, it will continue to monitor the temperature of the child and send the report to your mobile app If you set an alarm function and your child has a fever in the middle of the night, the phone will wake you up. If the traditional enterprise is too traditional, if you want to incubate an innovative enterprise, the whole mechanism cannot be supported, so it is best to turn it into an external startup company. Blue Spark Technologies has chosen to do so. TempTraq can detect children’s body temperature.
It was founded in Finland in 2012 and now has more than 300,000 US dollars in crowdfunding. It has many technical indicators that are still very popular with everyone. You can also pay attention to it. From a global perspective, there are four major parts of the flexible electronic region, of which the display and the sensor are the leading ones, and the other two parts of the battery and the printed circuit board cooperate to form a market. There is a lot of room for development in the future, especially in the next year, there will be a lot of products that everyone can perceive, so it is very worthy of attention.