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SYNergy is getting involved in the wearable device market through the development of irregularly-shaped cells which have been extensively applied into the health smartband and bluetooth headset.

2014/4/30

Since 2014, the wearable devices market has certainly bloomed. Global manufacturers have been jumping on the bandwagon and launching their wearable products. Smart watches, VR glasses and monitoring health bracelets are leading the market share. This wearable device bloom has been aided by the availability of small but high power lithium-ion batteries (LiBs). Synergy ScienTech Corporation, a leading manufacturer of LiBs in this industry, is well poised to bring growth to this market.

New-generation wearable devices are expected to surpass traditional 3C products (e.g. laptops and tablets). The main component in wearable devices is a small-sized, unique-shaped but high-capacity LiB. These characteristics have challenged the most of traditional Li battery manufacturers used to produce normal and standard LiBs. Synergy ScienTech Corporation, a main supplier selling small dimensional batteries on the application of Bluetooth Headsets (BTHs) for the past ten years, is leading the market share through a lot of cell capabilities of mini, irregular, and customized design.

In 2013, the market of wearable device batteries ranked No.2 in production revenue at Synergy ScienTech Corporation. Future productions of the wearable devices are expected to be a major driving source of the growth for Synergy.

Synergy VP, Kevin Wang, pointed out that in the past 16 years, Synergy has been committed to custom not only polymer lithium battery design, but mass production in the BTH market. In recent years, Synergy has been involving into the innovation of wearable device applications, e.g., a variety of batteries with special appearance, including the width of 8 mm rectangular battery. Currently in width it is the narrowest polymer LiB, which has been widely used in health bracelet and BTHs. Also, the special shape and fully-used space "D" size batteries are applied to the smart watches and/or stereo headphones with higher capacity needed.

Kevin said Synergy battery considers ergonomic curves, so that stylish health bracelets can keep their good looks. Small cylindrical rechargeable battery can be used to replace the button battery. Synergy offers a variety of changes in the shape of a lithium battery and, rich choices for client’s product creative design. This has enabled the wearable products to come out with its artistical design.

In addition to changing the shape of cell, Synergy continues to develop new lithium battery material, e.g. cathode material for high-density 4.35V battery designed to enhance the cell capacity by 10%~15%; or the use of Si/C anode with specific capacity of >400 mAh/g. High-voltage electrolyte also should be addressed to increase the energy density of Li-ion batteries

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