Li-ion, batteries

3 Ways New Li-Ion Transit Rules Impact Small Device Builders

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) is the most commonly used rechargeable battery type in small consumer electronics today. But as demands for smaller devices continue to grow, so does the awareness around the shortcomings of this popular chemistry—namely its propensity to catch fire. Li-ion batteries are classified as hazardous. And as such, stringent regulations regarding their handling and…

Questions for other Electronics Makers from the Samsung Note 7 Debacle

Samsung Electronics Inc. needs to resolve its Galaxy Note 7 battery problem urgently. That message should be going out to the Korean OEM and semiconductor supplier from all players in the electronics supply chain irrespective of their competitive position against the company. The entire industry is getting a black eye each day the Note 7…

Sony to Sell Battery Business to Murata

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (“Murata”) and Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced that they have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer of the Sony Group’s battery business to the Murata Group (the “Transfer”). Following due diligence and negotiation of detailed terms and conditions of the Transfer, Murata…

Wearables, Bioelectronics Seek Better Energy Storage

Boston, Mass. – Energy storage players are eyeing emerging opportunities in bioelectronics as wearable, implantable and other medical devices create energy demands and design requirements beyond conventional batteries, according to Lux Research. Existing battery solutions barely satisfy the demands for increased functionality and power in existing medical devices and may have slowed the shift toward personalized…

VARTA, Höganäs Collaborate on Drive Systems

Rye, N.Y. – German-based VARTA-Microbattery, Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, and Swedish-based Höganäs AB, a world-reknown producer of metal powders for the automotive components industry, today announced the Eclino™ series of drive systems engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes.  Based on Höganäs’ transversal flux motor technology and…

House of Batteries Stocking Varta

VARTA Microbattery, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, and House of Batteries, industry leaders in the engineering and manufacturing of custom battery systems, announced that House of Batteries will stock and distribute VARTA EasyPack battery packs. Varta EasyPack battery packs are the…

Renata Expands Li-Polymer Battery Line

Dallas, Tex. – The Renata Batteries division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) recently added three battery packs to its family of lithium polymer batteries that offer new size and higher power capacity options for portable medical, industrial, and consumer electronics applications. “Since introducing the ICP Series lithium-polymer family of rechargeable battery packs, Renata has continued…