South Korea battery equipment makers Hana Technology and Korea Vacuum will supply their goods to Tesla for the latter’s battery production, TheElec has learned.They join their compatriots Daebo Magnetic and Koem in joining the US car giant’s supply chain for battery production.Tesla is planning to p
South Korean battery material maker Betterial said on Friday that it has developed a technologyy that can use make nano-materials such as carbon nanotube as conductive additive for batteries.Conductive additive are used between cathode and anode materials and current collectors such as copper and al
ITM Semiconductor will manufacturer the batteries that will be used in LG Electronics’ new smartphone launching next year, TheElec has learned.ITM Semiconductor has previously mostly assembled battery packs for Samsung’s mobile division. It also supplied Samsung with its battery protection circuits.
Samsung SDI will procure components needed for electric vehicle (EV) batteries from China’s KDL, people familiar with the matter said.KDL recently announced that it was forming a EV battery component factory in Hungary with an investment of 30 million euros.People familiar with the matter said the a
SK Innovation is considering diversifying its cathode supply for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, TheElec has learned.The South Korean energy company is has received samples of NCM811(nickel, cobalt and manganese in 8 to 1 to 1 ratio) cathode from Posco Chemical and are testing them, people familiar
Hanwha and Onejoon are competing to win orders for equipment used in cathode production.Companies such as LG Energy Solution, EcoPro EM, L&F and Cosmo AM&T are planning to expand their cathode production facilities as the battery market for electric vehicles continues to rise, which will give plenty
Samsung SDI has begun investments into building its second electric vehicle (EV) battery factory at Goed, Hungary, TheElec has learned.The second factory will be double in size of the first factory. It will make Gen5 batteries that will be made with new materials with high energy density and new pro
The US’s International Trade Commission (ITC) has delayed its final judgment on the lawsuit between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation over car battery technology theft for a third time.The ITC said on Wednesday that the final judgment will now be announced on February 10. It didn’t specify as rea
SK Innovation have sent out almost no new orders to its suppliers during the second half of 2020, TheElec has learned.This is due to its prolonged lawsuit over battery technology with rival LG Energy Solution.SK Innovation was initially planning to put in orders around October in time with US Intern
Demand for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries is showing signs of recovery in China.According to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM), 2.4GWh of LFP batteries were used in China in the month of October, an on-year increase of 127.5%. This continues the demand increas
ITM Semiconductor said on Monday that it will invest 54.8 billion won to built its fifth factory for battery protective circuit in Vietnam.The company wrapped up construction of its fourth factory there only third months ago.ITM Semiconductor said it was expanding its production capacity to meet inc
Samsung SDI will apply a new high-performance separator on its next-generation batteries that will be produced at its factory in Hungary, TheElec has learned.The company is planning to apply a new separator that can withstand 200℃ of heat for its Gen5 battery to be produced at its Goed factory.The m
LG Chem has recently completed development of its module pack integrated platform (MPI) that will reduce the modules in batteries, TheElec has learned.Batteries will be made in a similar structure to Tesla’s unibody battery pack, or in a module-less structure. It is also similar to what CATL calls c
Ultium Cells, the joint venture between LG Chem and General Motors, is planning adopt wireless battery management system (wBMS).Battery modules have BMS for cell management and wiring harness and bus bar to connect the control printed circuit board. Use of wBMS will lessen the need for wiring harnes
Koem and Hana Technology have supplied core equipment to Samsung SDI necessary for the production of ultra small batteries, TheElec has learned.The kits will be used by Samsung SDI at its Cheonan factory to produce coin cell batteries.Koem has supplied the winders for the jelly roll process in which
LG Chem is simplifying its battery product line-up to increase productivity.The company was currently promoting two models of batteries __ one standard cell with a length in the 300mm range and another long cell version with a length in the 500mm range.LG Chem had previously made battery cells in a
SK Innovation’s battery production capacity has increased six times in 2020 compared to 2019.This is thanks to its factories overseas in China and Hungary beginning operation.SK Innovation said on Thursday its Blue Sky United Energy factory in Yancheng, China has began operation this month.It is its
The CEO of Samsung SDI has called the recent string of fires involving Kona EV “growing pains” for the industry.The Company CEO Jun Young-hyun told TheElec in an interview at the firm’s groundbreaking ceremony with EcoPro EM for their joint cathode production line that he considers the recent fires
Tesla will use batteries made by LG Chem for its upcoming Model Y that will begin production in the first quarter of 2021 at its Shanghai Gigafactory.It is the second supply deal for LG Chem __ it has supplied its batteries for Model 3.The South Korean battery maker will supply 21700 NCM batteries.
SK Innovation will foster its electric vehicle (EV) factory at Changzhou, China as its second mother fab, TheElec has learned.Like SK’s first mother fab, its factory in Seosan, South Korea, the factory in China will supervise battery production lines abroad and also perform research and development.