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

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:


Samsung Petrochemical's boss also chimed in:

 

source: SGLGroup via AndroidBeat

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25 Comments

1. Caocao

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

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

4. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

How are apple chips revolutionary???

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

11. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Sorry I misinterpreted your comment :)

19. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 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

23. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

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

9. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

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

24. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Coz Octa is marketing gimmick.

2. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

3. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Motorola has used carbon fiber for a while now. Can't wait to see what improvements Samsung will bring.

16. ihatesmartphone unregistered

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

20. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 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

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1460; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

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

7. taikucing unregistered

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

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Apple invested big in carbon fiber last year.

25. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

True. And now Samsung copied Lol

10. Adithya7184 unregistered

so, design 3.0 gonna rock next year with galaxy S5

12. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 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 :)

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 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. :)

18. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

15. csv310

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

May be in GS5.

22. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 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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