Apple Hires Samsung Battery Executive as Global Head of Battery Developments

Apple Hires Samsung Battery Executive as Global Head of Battery Developments

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Apple has hired Soonho Ahn, Samsung SDI's former Senior VP of Next Generation Batteries and Materials Innovation, as its Global Head of Battery Developments.

Ahn started at Samsung SDI in April 2015 as Senior Vice President of Next Generation Batteries R&D. He was "in charge of new, improved anode and cathode materials, solid eletrolytes, new functional electrolyte additives, coated separator membranes, fast charge capability cell designs".

In December 2015, Ahn became Senior Vice President of Batteries Development where he was in charge of lithium ion cell and pack developments; as well as, cylindrical, prismatic, and polymer cells for power tools, electric vehicles, ebikes, smartphones, etc.

Bloomberg notes that Apple has used batteries from Samsung SDI to power its own products in the past. The hire suggests that Apple may be looking to develop its own battery technology for use in future devices.

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Apple Hires Samsung Battery Executive as Global Head of Battery Developments

joshWUa. - January 24, 2019 at 2:26pm
Whelp (´༎ຶོρ༎ຶོ`)
D4xM4Nx - January 24, 2019 at 10:16am
Let’s hope case manufacturers start beta-testing new models capable of isolating fires or even explosions... I love my iPhones, but not THAT much. Need my hands moar actually 😂😂.
zmnomi - January 24, 2019 at 6:05am
Among Millions of Samsung Users only a very few devices blow up and people remember them for that. No one even appreciating Samsung to Bring joys for millions and billions peoples. Peoples forget your good deeds but they remember you for your mistakes..
bradystroud - January 24, 2019 at 10:43am
Well no not really
hamood_d10 - January 24, 2019 at 5:15am
Looks like the explosive man got hired
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