Samsung SDI has ranked number one in terms of the global market share of the lithium-ion batteries since 2010
through continuous technological innovation and market-driven activities.
Maintaining stable growth through solid market power
Samsung SDI has been struggling to improve product quality and to ensure product stability since we got started lithium-ion rechargeable battery business in 2000.
Especially we released world’s first flexible battery, developing leading technology for the next generation. So we could have leadership in the small-sized battery market. As a result of these efforts, we took the largest market share in the global small-size battery market in 2014, and based on B3 report, we keep holding the No. 1 position since 2010, showing our solid market power.
Samsung SDI, in line with the 2014 Business Strategy, is going to actively promote new technology like Energy density, fast charging and IoT battery in Chinese or other emerging markets where continuous growth is expected. By doing so, we are planning to strengthen our leadership in the emerging market and to constantly expand small-sized rechargeable battery market. We’re also making efforts to respond in advance to the new needs of rechargeable battery in the future market such as wearable deivces, Non-IT and new applications, accomplishing sustainable growth.
Samsung SDI participated in Eurobike 2015 held in Friedrichshafen, Germany to showcase its various lithium-ion battery technologies for electric bicycles. Samsung SDI exhibited six types of standardized battery packs that can be either built-in or installed on the outside bike for immediate use. It also displayed 12 types of battery packs that are currently being supplied to global manufacturing companies and the cells of various specifications. Another new technology worth noticing was the addition of Bluetooth to the battery pack which enables users to check on their smartphones for residual battery, remaining distance, and other data, while riding bicycles.
Samsung SDI began developing the Free-form battery and successfully applied to the Samsung Gear S2, first shown in the market. The free-form battery installed on the Gear S2 smartwatch has the capacity of 250mAh, which is a 25% increase in capacity by make better use of its space, that is, battery size is enlarged by making its shape more fitting to the watch's round space. The ultimate goal is to develop circular shape battery that can make the best use of the product