Samsung SDI tops in 2nd battery market

Samsung SDI, the battery-making affiliate of Samsung Group, has maintained the top position in the small-sized battery market for the third consecutive year, the company said Tuesday. According to Japan-based market research firm B3, SDI’s global share in lithium-ion batteries was 26 percent last year, followed by the Panasonic Group with 18.7 percent, LG Chem with 17.5 percent and Sony with 8 percent.

SDI’s cell ― the basic unit of lithium-ion batteries ― production broke the 1 billion mark for the first time on an annual basis. One battery cell is used per smartphone, while five or six cells are used for a notebook PC. Seo said strong sales of the Galaxy line of devices are helping SDI increase its market share.

Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smartphone supplier, uses SDI-produced batteries for Galaxy cameras, tablets and smartphones. SDI-produced batteries are also used in Apple’s iPads and iPhones.

For full article, see Korea Times.

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