Recently, Chris Metinko of Mergermarket, spoke with Harrold Rust, Enovix CEO and co-founder, about funding, how we’re dealing with the COVID-19 global pandemic and key aspects of our business model. Here’s a link to the article published on April 16, 2020 (which may require a subscription to login). Following is full text of the article. Enovix Could Look to Top Off Raise Late This Year Despite COVID-19, CEO Says Enovix expects

The following is from a press release (click to view at PR Newswire). FREMONT, Calif., March 31, 2020 – Enovix Corporation has secured $45 million in new funds to produce and commercialize its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion Battery. The funding sources include a major new strategic investor, current investors (including T. J. Rodgers and York Capital), and non-dilutive funding from market leading customers. Harrold Rust, Enovix co-founder and CEO, said, “The

This is the second in a series of three posts on technologies that are having a profound impact on our mobile future. The first focused on the growth, benefits and challenges of 5G cellular networks. This post looks at the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on mobile communications and computing. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE As with 5G, AI may seem like old news. But the movement of AI from the cloud, where

In the electronics’ industry, the year starts with CES. The event premiers its share of questionable, even amusing, products: Just how many of us will have a Charmin Rollbot in our home next year? But it also features technologies that will have a profound effect on our mobile future. We are especially interested in technologies to which our own advancements in silicon-based battery technology will contribute. Here is the first

It takes years to advance a consequential new battery from concept to commercialization. For proof, look no further than this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Stanley Whittingham developed the first lithium-ion battery in 1976, John Goodenough improved cathode performance in 1980, and Akira Yoshino made it practical for commercialization in 1991—a total of fifteen years from start to finish. The lithium-ion battery has powered the mobile revolution since its introduction.

In February, we distributed a press release with the headline, Enovix Corporation Charts Course to Production and Commercialization of its 3D Silicon™ Lithium-ion Battery. The release noted that we were sampling cells to leading mobile device producers with rated energy density over 900 Wh/l and cycle life over 500. Enovix CEO, Harrold Rust, stated, ““To our knowledge, no other company has developed a lithium-ion cell with a 100% silicon anode

On Monday, September 23, I attended K-Global 2019 @ Silicon Valley, which showcases Korea’s information and communications technology (ICT) and software (SW) technologies. The theme of this year’s conference was “Future is on 5G,” which was a primary reason I attended. At Enovix, we’ve been investigating how the evolution from 4G to 5G will affect battery performance in mobile devices with cellular connections. For example, we know that the Sub-6

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence provides advisory services for lithium-ion battery, electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains. The electric vehicle and battery cell supply chain is its sole focus and specialty. It also publishes an informative well-written quarterly review. The Q2 2019 issue features an article titled “Silicon’s Rally,” by Paul Harris. The introduction reads, “Battery anode materials are made predominantly from natural graphite or synthetic graphite. But battery technology rarely

The 2019 edition of The Battery Show is underway this week in Novi, Michigan. On Tuesday, September 10, Michael Sanders, Avicenne Energy Senior Advisor, will moderate a panel discussion, “Is Innovation Valued in the Fast Growing xEV Battery Market?“ Enovix Chief Operating Officer, Cameron (Cam) Dales, will join fellow panelists Subhash Dhar, American Battery Solutions, Inc. Chariman & CEO, and Tal Skolklapper, Voltaiq CEO, to share their views on the

The July 18, 2019 issue of The Wall Street Journal includes an article, The Big Obstacle on the Road to Electric Vehicles (you may need a WSJ subscription to access the full article). The article’s thesis is that, “Batteries may not follow the same deflationary cost path as consumer electronics and solar panels, weakening a central pillar of the global auto industry’s emissions strategy.” A central premise of the article