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Q:
What new technologies are influencing lithium battery design?
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Answers:
Lithium Iron, lithium air and the developments which is emerging should augur well for replacement of inefficient, bulky lead acid batteries for many an application.
~Rgahavan G, Consultant Storage power, Bangalore, India
Electric vehicle demands are driving design towards higher energy density, long life, and safety.
~Engineer, South Pasadena, CA
Lithium iron, as also the lithium air cells ( in development stage as yet )
~Raghavan G, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, India
Need for smaller size, lower weight, flexible shape, reliability, long life
~General Corporate Mgmt, Antwerpen, Belgium
Lower Processor standby power requiring lower drain and longer life
~Frans Cubitt, Engineer, Paarl, RSA
Portable applications with ever increasing energy demands.
~Chris S, Design Engineer, Horndean, UK
Size versus weight. Higher AmpH rating
~Othmani Omar O, Project Manager, Terengganu, Malaysia
Brushless DC motors, nano technology,
~J T, Technical Support, Forestdale, Australia
Designing battery management systems
~Salman Ahmad, Engineer, Chennai, India
New materials for cathode/anode
~Andre V, Retired, Nimes, France
All energy storage aplications
~Mike O, Engineering Consultant, Tucson, AZ
LiFePO4 Battery core material
~Duncan Chang, Project Manager, Longtan, ??
Compact and long battery life
~Rene G, General Management, Farmington, MI
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
~Commercial sensitive, Production Engineer, Rochester, United Kingdom
High rate capabilities
~Andi S, Research & Development, Tangerang, Indonesia
Eletronics, and auto,
~Boris, Tikerer, Vancouver, Canada
Electric Vehicles
~Vince OC, Managing Director & Technical Engineer, Wanganui, New Zealand
Car industry
~General Corporate Mgmt, Stockton, NJ
More cycles
~Erich L, Project Manager, Horw, Switzerland
Not to sure
~Adriaaan Van Aarde, Project Manager, Paarl, South Africa
Capacitor
~Vincent L, General Management, Santa Clara, CA
LiPo
~Engineering, Consulting, Ermington, Australia

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative lithium batteries?
23 answers
Answers:
Don't know, it is not Rayo Vac for sure. I have not the name in my head, but it is not sold in common stores, you have to go to specialty camera stores to find them.
~Carmen D, Health research, Heredia, Costa Rica
Panasonic, Sony, Energizer- these product are for daily consumer use. Not quite sure for industrial use, may be Saff-Nife.
~Othmani Omar O, Project Manager, Terengganu, Malaysia
A123, Quallion, Dowkokam, and research by MIT team are some of the developments worth looking at.
~Rgahavan G, Consultant Storage power, Bangalore, India
All of the ones I know of are in China, other than East Penn.
~Mike O, Engineering Consultant, Tucson, AZ
Don't know. Haven't been keeping up to date with this.
~Adriaaan Van Aarde, Project Manager, Paarl, South Africa
Turnigy nanotech, BMI, Thundersky, Headway, Phylion
~J T, Technical Support, Forestdale, Australia
Qualion, A123, Dowkokam , valance
~Raghavan G, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, India
Several Chinese manufacturers
~Vince OC, Managing Director & Technical Engineer, Wanganui, New Zealand
Who'sinfronnt? no idea
~Boris, Tikerer, Vancouver, Canada
A123 systems, LG
~Engineer, South Pasadena, CA
Kokam, Panasonic
~Erich L, Project Manager, Horw, Switzerland
Was Tadiran
~Frans Cubitt, Engineer, Paarl, RSA
A123 Enova
~Commercial sensitive, Production Engineer, Rochester, United Kingdom
Panasonic
~Research & Development, Ormelle, Iceland
Panasonic
~Chris S, Design Engineer, Horndean, UK
Ultralife
~Vitor Ferreira, Engineer, Porto, Portugal
Evercell
~Vincent L, General Management, Santa Clara, CA
Saft, BP
~Duncan Chang, Project Manager, Longtan, ??
Eveready
~Rene G, General Management, Farmington, MI
Umicore
~General Corporate Mgmt, Antwerpen, Belgium
Exide
~General Corporate Mgmt, Stockton, NJ
A123
~Greg T, CEO, Walnut Creek, CA
Sony
~Andi S, Research & Development, Tangerang, Indonesia

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