According to “Japanese Economic News” reported on August 1, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. announced that it has now successfully developed a smart phone, electric vehicles (EV) using lithium-ion rechargeable battery new material, which not only can reduce the battery size, the most important to be able to lithium-ion battery is up to 10 times, is expected to be 3-4 years after mass production, a major supplier to the Japanese domestic battery manufacturers.
It is understood that the development of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. is a sheet material, designed for lithium-ion batteries to store electrical energy. Current mainstream are used in lithium-ion battery is made of carbon material, the use of Shin-Etsu Chemical processing technology accumulated over the years, the use of carbon material instead of silicone, silicone although higher than the cost of carbonaceous materials, but its energy storage capacity has reached 10 times the carbon material, so that smartphone users will be able to solve the frequent charge of trouble.
According to research firm Fuji Japanese folk economic data released a forecast 2017 global lithium ion battery market size increased by 50% than in 2012, amounting to 1.7 trillion yen, and is currently the leading lithium-ion battery market, mainly for South Korea’s Samsung Electronics SDI and Panasonic, which are raw materials used in lithium-ion batteries, nearly 50% are produced by Japanese companies.
On the other hand, China and South Korea in the field of technology battery power is also rising, the same with strong competitiveness. Today, the annual output of the global smart phone has exceeded 700 million, while the lack of electricity has been a serious flaw smartphones, for such a large market demand, in order to be able to grasp the market dominance, Shin-Etsu Chemical developed this large capacity battery material indispensable.