world's thinnest battery
09 January 2002
Written by Lilian Lim
The electronic division of Korean telecommunications company Samsung (Samsung
SDI) has brilliantly developed the world’s thinnest rechargeable lithium-ion
battery for the cell phone.
|"Think a floppy disc - that's how thin
this thing is."
The battery stores about 355 watt hours in a space of a 2.8mm-thin, 34mm-wide
and 58mm-high pack. Think a floppy disc -
that’s how thin this thing is.
The battery industry has always been in the race to reduce the size of
batteries, with the advent of mobile phones reducing in size as well. This has
to be done, as well, in compliance with industry standards of obtaining high
internal pressure resistance, and meeting the satisfactory insulation
requirements. The secret to the success of this ultra-thin battery is in its
sealing, in which Samsung SDI has perfected.
Samsung SDI will continue to develop and provide their expertise to the cellular
world with lithium-ion batteries (to replace the conventional rechargeable
battery technology), which are not only light, but thin as well.
Visit SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS for more news on the company.