Samsung may be ready to mass produce curved batteries
posted by Michael H. / Oct 31, 2013, 8:19 AM
A new report from Korea is saying that Samsung is almost ready to begin mass production on both curved batteries and "warped batteries". The president of Samsung SDI Sang Jin Park confirmed the news to reporters yesterday. Samsung SDI is a component division of Samsung that began as the display manufacturing center, and has since expanded into batteries.
Samsung will be making curved batteries for itself, but in all likelihood it will also be supplying curved batteries to other companies as well. The main benefit of a curved battery is to reduce the unused space in the chassis of a curved display device, and therefore maximize battery life.
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I understand that making curved displays is difficult because there's lot of things going on there. But I don't understand why making curved batteries was difficult. Molding electrodes and substrates in curved share isn't difficult..
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 8:27 AM 0
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The problem is manufacturing them in volume. There is a learning curve, high initial fixed costs, unknowns related to new technology or new processes, supply chain hasn't been put in place, finding production time, etc. Getting to steady state production is pretty hard. Those initial batches tend to have high failure rates, poor QC, etc, You have make limited batch runs to get gremlins out of the system.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 8:36 AM 1
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Maybe thay were more focused on screen, now that they know how to make it, it time for bateries
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 8:38 AM 1
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Imagine all the empty space in smartphones filled with battery.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 8:47 AM 0
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