South Korea’s leading lithium-ion battery maker Samsung SDI retained its top rank in the world with the largest shipment, 1.1 billion cells of lithium rechargeable batteries last year. Samsung SDI recorded a market share of 22.4 percent and widened its gap with the second and third largest companies.
Of the world’s total shipment of 4.9 billion cells, Samsung SDI’s accounted for the largest share of 22.4 percent in 2012, said market research firm SNE Research Monday. Panasonic ranked second with a 16.3 percent market share and the shipment of 800 million cells, followed by LG Chem with a 14.8 percent market share and the shipment of 725 million cells and Sony with a 7.2 percent market share and the shipment of 3.53 million cells.
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