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



Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog post titled THE APPLE WATCH: A Roadblock to Its Future. It referenced an article from Bloomberg Technology that began, “Apple Inc. has hit roadblocks in making major changes that would connect its Watch to cellular networks and make it less dependent on the iPhone.” The article concluded that, “The source of the delay is that current cellular chips consume too much



Power Electronics is a Penton publication. Its expert editors report on the engineering, design and integration of power electronic system applications, such as battery-powered systems, consumer, commercial and industrial power electronic systems; and power systems for electric and automotive transportation. In an August 2, 2017 article, Sam Davis, editor-in-chief, writes that, “Large-scale adoption of wearable devices will depend on availability of two important technologies: improved batteries and higher density transistor



I’ve written several posts over the past two months about the Galaxy Note 7 battery fires that led Samsung to remove it from the market. In my prior post, I reported, from a Wall Street Journal article, that “investors have shaved off roughly $20 billion in Samsung’s market value. The company has said the recall would cost it $5 billion or more, including lost sales.” The big question now is



In June, I posted a series of three perspectives on the future of the smartwatch. While each has a slightly different viewpoint, they all agree that the smartwatch has to untether from the smartphone to fully realize its potential and accelerate market adoption. The second post in the series, A GREAT LEAP FORWARD: Don’t Leave Home Without It, focused on the future of the Apple Watch. It noted that the



Rob Price’s March 14, 2016 Business Insider article, “Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear,” is crafted from his interview with David Singleton, Google’s director of Android Wear. Singleton’s ambitious vision is that, ““The smartwatch will feed you information before you ask for it, act as your ‘agent’ in the internet-connected world around you, and keep you healthy—even talking to your doctor before you



Mark Sullivan’s March 10, 2016 Fast Company article, “Apple Watch 2: How the World’s Best Smartwatch Might Makes Its Great Leap Forward,” takes a stab at answering two questions: How will the Apple Watch 2 be better than the first Watch? What will Apple add to the device to make it more useful and necessary to more people? First, Apple is expected to address shortcomings of its initial smartwatch, which



I recently attended a Gartner webinar and read articles in Business Insider and Fast Company that contemplate the future of the smartwatch. While each presents a slightly different perspective, they all agree that the smartwatch has to untether from the smartphone to fully realize its potential and accelerate market adoption. The Gartner webinar, presented on March 15, 2016, is titled “Wearables at the Peak of Inflated Expectations: Myths and Realities.”