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Batteries and Supercapacitors for Smart Portable Devices 2013-2023: Markets, Technologies, Companies Product Image

Batteries and Supercapacitors for Smart Portable Devices 2013-2023: Markets, Technologies, Companies

  • Published: October 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 345 Pages
  • IDTechEx


  • Cap-XX Australia
  • Enfucell Finland
  • Hitachi Maxell
  • Lilliputian Systems
  • Panasonic Japan
  • ReVolt Technologies Ltd
  • MORE


Mobile phone and Laptop sales have increased consistently by double digits in the last years, now with the presence of Smartphones and Tablet PCs this trend will boost in the following years. This new age of communications, information and portability would have not been possible without energy storage solutions to power these portable devices.

Lithium batteries are currently the dominant technology in the energy storage space; this is because of their superior energy density characteristics. The consumer electronics industry has pushed their production to the scale of billions, and consequently through economies of scale optimized its supply chain and reduced their price. However lithium battery technology capabilities are being challenged by the modern multifunctional portable devices which are increasingly requiring higher performance in terms of power density. Whilst current research and development pathways aim for the emergence of a new generation of high energy density technologies, alternative energy storage technologies, are challenging the dominance of lithium batteries. This is the case with supercapacitors, which are an emerging energy storage technology READ MORE >

1.1. Objective of this report
1.2. Batteries, Supercapacitors and Alternative Energy Storage for Smart and Portable Electronic devices in context
1.3. IDTechEx forecasts
1.4. Total global battery market
1.5. Rechargeable batteries by use
1.6. Cost Drivers and Cost Structure of Lithium Ion Batteries
1.6.1. Cost Structure of Lithium Ion batteries
1.6.2. Paths for further cost reductions on Lithium-ion Batteries
1.7. 138 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers - Chemistry, Strategy, Success, Potential
1.8. Power requirements of small devices
1.8.1. Power Demand and Specific Power
1.8.2. Capacity, Energy Density and Specific Power
1.9. The Consumer Electronics game is changing: a role for supercapacitors?
1.9.1. Smartphones and Tablet PCs are changing the game of consumer electronics
1.9.2. An analysis of power consumption in Smartphones
1.9.3. A role for supercapacitors in the consumer electronics market
1.10. Alternative directions
1.10.1. Transparent Smartphone
1.10.2. Spray Painted Batteries
1.10.3. Flexible Smartphone
1.10.4. New market drivers
1.11. Conclusions

2.1. Small electrical and electronic devices
2.2. Popular chemistry and shape
2.3. What is a battery?
2.3.1. Battery definition
2.3.2. Analogy to a container of liquid
2.3.3. Construction of a battery
2.3.4. Many shapes of battery
2.3.5. Single use vs rechargeable batteries
2.3.6. Challenges with batteries in small devices
2.4. What is a capacitor?
2.4.1. Capacitor definition
2.4.2. Analogy to a spring
2.4.3. Capacitor construction
2.5. Limitations of energy storage devices
2.5.1. The electronic device and its immediate support
2.5.2. Safety
2.5.3. Improvement in performance taking place
2.6. Standards

3.1. Technology successes and failures
3.2. Lithium ion
3.2.1. Formats of the leading forms of battery
3.2.2. Cost Drivers of Lithium Ion Batteries.
3.2.3. Materials Cost Drivers
3.2.4. Improvements in specific energy and/or energy density
3.2.5. Anode New Materials Development
3.2.6. Cathode New Materials Improvement
3.2.7. Improvements in Power
3.2.8. Improvements in safety and reliability
3.2.9. The Lithium Batteries of the Future
3.2.10. Materials and economies of scale
3.2.11. Manufacturing cost drivers

4.1. Evolution of Markets for Lithium Ion Batteries
4.2. Forecast for Smart and Portable Devices
4.3. Trends in Smart and Portable Electronic Devices
4.3.1. Increasing Multifunctionality: From Simon to IPhone.
4.3.2. Is the race for the thinnest mobile in the market over?
4.3.3. The iPad
4.3.4. IPhone and Nokia want a piece of Cannon and Nikkon's market- Can Supercapacitors play a role on this strategy?
4.3.5. Power Efficiency due to Multiple Core Processors in Smartphones
4.4. Supercapacitors as a solution for peak power requirements in smart and portable devices
4.4.1. An analysis of power consumption in Smartphones
4.4.2. Digital Cameras Flash - why today's digital cameras need a more powerful flash
4.4.3. Laptop Solid State Drives use Supercapacitors

5.1. Energy Storage for Wireless Sensors and RFID
5.1.1. Customised and AAA/AA Batteries
5.1.2. Planar Energy Devices
5.1.3. Primary battery life extension
5.1.4. Always Ready Smart Nano Battery
5.1.5. Energy Storage of batteries in standard and laminar formats
5.1.6. Future options for higher energy density
5.1.7. Laminar Fuel Cells
5.1.8. Tadiran Batteries twenty year batteries

6.1. Laminar lithium batteries
6.2. Laminar printed manganese dioxide batteries
6.2.1. Printed battery construction
6.2.2. Printed battery production facilities
6.2.3. Applications of printed batteries
6.2.4. Printed battery specifications
6.3. Ultrathin battery from Front Edge Technology
6.4. Nanotube flexible battery
6.5. Transparent battery - NEC and Waseda University
6.6. Battery Assembly through Spray Painting
6.7. Other emerging needs for laminar batteries - apparel and medical
6.7.1. Electronic apparel
6.7.2. Wireless body area network
6.8. Biobatteries do their own harvesting
6.9. Battery that incorporates energy harvesting - FlexEl
6.10. Microbatteries built with viruses
6.11. Biomimetic energy storage system
6.12. Magnetic spin battery

7.1. Example of capacitor storage application - e-labels
7.2. Many shapes of capacitor
7.3. Capacitors for small devices
7.4. What does a supercapacitor for small devices look like?
7.5. Supercapacitors = Ultracapacitors
7.6. Where supercapacitors fit in
7.7. Advantages and disadvantages
7.8. How it all began
7.9. Applications
7.10. Uses in small devices.
7.11. Relevance to energy harvesting
7.11.1. Perpetuum harvester
7.11.2. Human power to recharge portable electronics
7.11.3. Use in nanoelectronics
7.12. Can supercapacitors replace capacitors?
7.13. Can supercapacitors replace batteries?
7.14. Electric vehicle demonstrations and adoption
7.15. How an EDLC supercapacitor works
7.15.1. Basic geometry
7.15.2. Properties of EDL
7.15.3. Charging
7.15.4. Discharging and cycling
7.15.5. Energy density
7.15.6. Achieving higher voltages
7.16. Improvements coming along
7.16.1. Better electrodes
7.16.2. Better electrolytes
7.16.3. Better carbon technologies
7.16.4. Carbon nanotubes and Graphene
7.16.5. Carbon aerogel
7.16.6. Solid activated carbon
7.16.7. Carbon derived carbon
7.16.8. Fast charging is achieved
7.17. Microscopic supercapacitors become possible
7.17.1. Graphene
7.18. Flexible, paper and transparent supercapacitors
7.18.1. University of Minnesota
7.18.2. University of Southern California
7.18.3. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute USA
7.19. Woven wearable supercapacitors
7.20. National University of Singapore: a competitor for supercapacitors?
7.21. Handling surge power in electronics
7.22. Wireless systems and Burst-Mode Communications
7.23. Energy harvesting
7.23.1. Bicycles and wristwatches
7.23.2. Polyacenes or polypyrrole
7.23.3. New shapes
7.23.4. Human power to recharge portable electronics
7.24. Using a supercapacitor to manage your power
7.24.1. A glimpse at the new magic
7.25. Supercabatteries or bacitors

8.1. Blue Spark Technologies USA
8.2. Cap-XX Australia
8.3. Celxpert Energy Corp. Taiwan Head Quarter
8.4. Cymbet USA
8.5. Permanent Power for Wireless Sensors - White Paper from Cymbet
8.7. Duracell USA
8.8. Enfucell Finland
8.9. Excellatron USA
8.10. Front Edge Technology USA
8.11. Frontier Carbon Corporation Japan
8.12. Harvard University USA
8.13. Hitachi Maxell
8.14. Holst Centre Netherlands
8.15. Infinite Power Solutions USA
8.16. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Singapore
8.17. Lebônê Solutions South Africa
8.18. Lifeline Energy
8.19. LG Chem
8.20. Lilliputian Systems
8.21. Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
8.22. Maxwell Technologies Inc., USA
8.23. Murata Japan
8.24. National Renewable Energy Laboratory USA
8.25. NEC Japan
8.26. Nippon Chemi-Con Japan
8.27. Oak Ridge National Laboratory USA
8.28. Panasonic Japan
8.29. Paper Battery Company USA
8.30. Planar Energy Devices USA
8.31. Renata Batteries
8.32. ReVolt Technologies Ltd
8.33. Sandia National Laboratory USA
8.35. Solicore USA
8.36. Sony Japan
8.37. Technical University of Berlin Germany
8.38. University of California Los Angeles USA
8.39. University of Michigan USA
8.40. Tadiran Batteries
8.41. University of Sheffield UK
8.42. University of Wollongong Australia
8.43. Waseda University

9.1. Market for energy storage for smart and portable electronic devices
9.1.1. IDTechEx forecasts
9.2. Total global battery market
9.3. Batteries for Active RFID and Wireless Sensors Networks
9.3.2. Batteries for gift cards
9.3.3. Batteries for car keys
9.4. Printed and thin film batteries 2013-2023
9.5. Forecast assumptions and Reality Checks
9.5.1. Rechargeable Energy Storage for Smart and Portable electronic devices.
9.5.2. Global Battery Outlook
9.5.3. Supercapacitors



- Blue Spark Technologies USA
- Cap-XX Australia
- Celxpert Energy Corp. Taiwan Head Quarter
- Cymbet USA
- Permanent Power for Wireless Sensors - White Paper from Cymbet
- Duracell USA
- Enfucell Finland
- Excellatron USA
- Front Edge Technology USA
- Frontier Carbon Corporation Japan
- Harvard University USA
- Hitachi Maxell
- Holst Centre Netherlands
- Infinite Power Solutions USA
- Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Singapore
- Lebônê Solutions South Africa
- Lifeline Energy
- LG Chem
- Lilliputian Systems
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
- Maxwell Technologies Inc., USA
- Murata Japan
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory USA
- NEC Japan
- Nippon Chemi-Con Japan
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory USA
- Panasonic Japan
- Paper Battery Company USA
- Planar Energy Devices USA
- Renata Batteries
- ReVolt Technologies Ltd
- Sandia National Laboratory USA
- Solicore USA
- Sony Japan
- Technical University of Berlin Germany
- University of California Los Angeles USA
- University of Michigan USA
- Tadiran Batteries
- University of Sheffield UK
- University of Wollongong Australia
- Waseda University

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