Lithium-Ion Battery Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011 to 2017

$3600 - Single Copy or $7200 - Web Posting | Report # SH24871852 | 716 Pages | 254 Tables and Figures | 2011

Lithium-Ion Battery Provides High Density Storage of Energy

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Lithium-Ion Battery Materials
Electric Vehicles, Smart Transportation
Engineering Materials
Lithium-Ion Battery
Thin Film Battery
Thin Film Solid State
Solid State Battery
Printed Battery
Sensor Battery
Smarter Computing
Cloud Computing
Security
Integrated Supply Chain
Smart SOA
Polymer Film Substrate
Flexible Thin Battery
Smarter Computing
Intelligent Systems
Cloud
Virtualization
Nanotechnology
Polymer Film Substrate
Printed Electronics
Remote Sensors
Smart Card Battery
RFID and Small Thin Film
Battery-Assisted Passive and Active RFID
Medical Batteries
Nanoparticles
Electrochromics
Solid State Energy Storage
Energy Harvesting
Rechargeable EnerChips
SRAM Backup
Manganese Dioxide Nanotechnology
Radio Tags
Organic Radical Battery (ORB)
Polymer Film Substrate
Lithium Air Battery
Battery Anode
Battery Cathode
Thin Film Battery Timescales

Lithium-Ion Battery Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011 to 2017

 

WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on Lithium-Ion Battery, Lithium Polymer Battery, Thin Film Battery And Zinc Air Battery Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011-2017. These products power cell phones, portable electronics, and laptops. They promise to power electric vehicles. They are the base for smarter computing. The 2011 study has 505 pages, 164 tables and figures. Lithium-Ion batteries are evolving. Lithium thin film solid state technology provides vast improvements in energy density and creates units that can be recharged 40,000 times, up from 200 times for traditional batteries.

Li-Ion (Lithium-Ion) batteries are a type of rechargeable battery. Lithium ion batteries are one of the most common rechargeable batteries in portable electronics. Lithium ion batteries have one of the best energy densities, no memory effect, and a slow loss of charge when not in use, in comparison with other chemistries of rechargeable batteries.

Lithium ion batteries are environmentally safe because there is no free lithium metal. They come in a variety of sizes such as AA, AAA, RCR123A, 18650, 9V, 2032 button cells, and more.

Fabrication methods have not yet scaled to large format batteries. This is because the cost of vacuum deposition has been prohibitive. Researchers are working to develop an alternative deposition process. It has the ability to make nanostructured electrolyte and electrode materials with chemistries that work at scale that is the challenge.

Every big automaker, battery maker, national lab and university materials-science department in the world has a team of PhDs whose lives consist of testing countless combinations of elements in an effort to build a thin film battery. There is a fundamental challenge in front of every battery organization to evolve efficient solid state batteries.

In considering the possible application of different batteries, it is important to know how much energy can be delivered at a specified discharge rate or discharge power. Graphs of the energy/cm2 can be delivered at a given power density for the lithium and lithium-ion batteries.

A low temperature deposition process for thin film batteries enables use of flexible, polymer foil as the substrate. This technology largely reduces the production cost of the thin film batteries. Successful development of a low temperature manufacturing process opened up the possibility of using a polymer substrate such as Kapton, thereby significantly reducing manufacturing cost, while gaining flexibility and significantly reducing the overall thickness of the cells.

Lithium-Ion battery market driving forces include business inflection that is achieved by delivering electric vehicle and smart computing technology that supports entirely new capabilities. Sensor networks are creating demand for thin film solid state devices. Vendors doubled revenue and almost tripled production volume from first quarter. Multiple customers are moving into production with innovative products after successful trials.

A strong business pipeline has emerged with customer activity in all target markets. Vendors expect full-year revenue to more than double in 2011. The market focus is shifting from ramping capacity to driving manufacturing efficiencies and achieving margin improvement, indicating increasing market maturity.

The worldwide demand for energy is steadily increasing, doubling every 15 years. The major effort is to sustain growth in the electricity supply without causing irreversible harm to the environment. Solar energy has rapidly grown as a clean, renewable alternative to limited fossil fuels. Recognition of the need to reduce reliance on coal and fossil fuels is driving interest in solar energy.

The need to reduce reliance on coal and fossil fuels is intuitive. The science agrees -- climate change is a reality. Citizens want to do something about climate change. Countries wish to not have dependence on foreign suppliers.

Improved energy density is a significant factor to be considered in development of thin film battery materials. Thin film lithium batteries have the potential to reach an energy density as high as 1000 Wh/l. Cell phones and laptops using these thin film batteries will be capable of running up to four times longer than on other lithium ion batteries having the same physical size.

Lithium-ion categories: are cobalt, manganese, iron-phosphate, polymer and nickel manganese-cobalt. These are the main types of commercialized battery in China. It remains to be seen how thin film batteries utilize these or other materials.

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, "Lithium-Ion batteries bring energy efficient batteries for use in virtually every portable device and electric vehicles. Products will be used in all areas of the world." Batteries provide very attractive payback.

The global market for lithium-Ion batteries at $9.4 billion in 2011 is expected to reach $18.6 billion by 2017. This market is expected to increase because it enables portable devices, power tools, portable electronics, laptops, cell phones and ultimately electric vehicles. System design is accelerating the value of cloud smarter buildings, roads, appliances, and bridges. All these markets represent tremendous opportunity for growth worldwide.

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Companies Profiled

Market Leaders
BYD
Samsung SDI
Panasonic / Sanyo
LG Chem
Sony
Toshiba
BAK
A123
Saft
Market Participants
A123
Advanced Battery Factory
Arotech
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.
ATL
Avnet Abacus
Axion
BAK
B&K
Bosch
BYD
Citic Guoan
Cymbet
Danionics
Delphi 5-64
Dust Networks
Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
Eagle Pither
Edan Technology
Enerdel
EnOcean GmbH
Evonik Industries AG / Li-Tec Storage Technology
Excellatron
GMB Power
GS Nanotech
Gee ES Nanotech
Geely
GS Caltex / GS Yuasa
Huanyu
Infinite Power Solutions
Inventec
ITN Lithium Technology
Konka
Johnson Controls Products & Solutions
Johnson Research
KSW Microtec
Leo Motors
Li-Tec
LG Chem
Lishen
Makita
Matsushita / Panasonic / Sanyo / Sanyo Solar
Maxcell
Maxim / Dallas
McNair
MicroGen
Micropelt
Mitsubishi Electric
NEC Corporation
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge Micro-Energy
Planar Energy Devices
PolyPlus
Prieto
PS
ReVolt Technology
SB LiMotive / Bosch and Samsung SDI
Saft
Samsung
SNC
Solicore
Sony Corporation
STMicroelectronics
Texas Instruments
Thunder Sky Battery Limited
Tokyo Electron Device
Umicore Thin Film Products
Wha Fat Technological Co., Ltd
Zibo Dison


Report Methodology

This is the 487th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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