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Samsung forms a carbon fiber composites joint venture, we yearn for lighter, tougher mobiles

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Samsung forms a carbon fiber composites joint venture, we yearn for lighter, tougher mobiles
Woot, there's a new Samsung SGL Carbon Composite Material joint venture in town and it's made by Samsung's Petrochemical department getting cosying up to SGL Group, which just happens to specialize in graphite and carbon-fiber composites.

There's a nice chance this is going to pave the way for lighter and more durable mobile devices from Samsung, so we are all ears what will be the next steps for the JV, where each company has half of the shares. Of course, Samsung is involved in numerous other businesses, like shipbuilding and construction, which can benefit, but these composites can have multiple applications across Samsung's product spectrum. As SGL puts it:

SGL Group’s carbon-based materials combine several unique properties such as very good electrical and thermal conductivity, heat and corrosion resistance as well as high mechanical strength combined with low weight. Products from SGL Group are used predominantly in the steel, aluminum, automotive and chemical industries as well as in the semiconductor, solar and LED sectors and in lithium-ion batteries. Carbon-based materials and products are also being used increasingly in the wind power, aerospace and defense industries.

Samsung Petrochemical's boss also chimed in:

Our long-term cooperation with SGL Group will ensure the exclusive supply of carbon fiber composite materials to Samsung. We selected SGL Group as partner due to the company’s unique expertise along the entire value chain from carbon fibers to CFRP components. Lightweight materials have become an important factor not only in industrial applications but also the consumer end markets such as digital media. This partnership will position Samsung as a leading player in the development and application of carbon fiber-based products.
 

source: SGLGroup via AndroidBeat

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posted on 24 Jun 2013, 04:59

1. Caocao (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Meanwhile, apple signed a chip production deal with TSMC, to continue producing their revolutionary chips.

Equal Efforts, Equal efforts everywhere.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:24 13

4. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


How are apple chips revolutionary???

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:30 1

5. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 770; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


You got to give Apple the credit they deserve as they are the ones that are constantly pushing the GPU performance up.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:42 1

8. vincelongman (Posts: 1044; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I thought Apple design the cpu, and PowerVR designed the gpu.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:50

11. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 770; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


And where did i say Apple designed the GPU? They simply care about GPU performance and usually use the best GPUs available at the moment of release, the iPad 4's GPU is massively powerful.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 06:10

14. vincelongman (Posts: 1044; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Sorry I misinterpreted your comment :)

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 08:47 4

19. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


You make it sound like apple created the gpu. The fact is any of the manufacturers can use powervr in fact Samsung just did

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 12:33

23. saiki4116 (Posts: 336; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


powerVR licenses it to apple and apple modifies it for their purpose.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:42 1

9. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Oh cool, honestly I was genuinely asking how they are revolutionary not hating

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 01:13

24. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Coz Octa is marketing gimmick.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:07 7

2. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


We all need tougher, lighter and Powerful phones... Bring it..

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:07 7

3. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Motorola has used carbon fiber for a while now.

Can't wait to see what improvements Samsung will bring.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 06:22 4

16. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Motorola used carbon fiber..
But Samsung formed carbon fiber + composite, this thing will be GOOD!!

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 08:50 1

20. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


I hate the appearance of Motorola's carbon fiber razor series. If Samsung phones look anything like the hideous fast too furious razor series I'm moving away from Samsung

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 09:18 1

21. Taters (Posts: 2664; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I agree. I can't stand the Motorola look with Kevlar backing. Although I am sure Samsung will make it work like Lenovo and the X1 ultrabook.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:35 7

6. Jason2k13 (Posts: 639; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Other manufacturers better work hard once Samsung starts using this material.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:37 8

7. taikucing (unregistered)


light & strong. This will put the cheap cola can (aluminium) to shame.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 06:22 1

17. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 850; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Apple invested big in carbon fiber last year.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 01:15

25. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


True. And now Samsung copied Lol

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:46 6

10. Adithya7184 (Posts: 309; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


so, design 3.0 gonna rock next year with galaxy S5

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:54 2

12. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Samsung is feeling the terrible Heat!!!
2013 News: Manufacturing Process Advanced Automation
Design 3.0
Carbon Fiber
Incorporation of OIS
Widening of Software Developer Team

Yeah looking forward for their 2014 Smartphones :)

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 06:08 1

13. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


First and utmost for Samsung is to work on a new design... I own a Note, but ever since Samsungs involvement with JayZ (a known devil worshiper). I'm waiting for HTC one T6. :)

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 07:16

18. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Devil worshipper... What has this world become...

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 06:12

15. csv310 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


May be in GS5.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 10:31

22. Slammer (Posts: 985; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Society asking for more "Durable" phones, is equivelant to asking for more expensive phones. This sounds rather counter-productive considering 88% of smartphone owners purchase cases to put on their phones regardless of quality or durability(iPhones are a perfect example). Why ask for something more expensive if one is going to cover it anyway? I want to pay less for my phone; not more. I only hold onto it for two years at best. I've had no problem with my phone lasting this long other than battery issues. Only another reason why I hope accessibility is not lost with this news.

John B.

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