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Panasonic Commercializes the Industry’s Smallest*1 Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery

2014年10月03日 PM04:29
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OSAKA, Japan

Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed a Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices. This product, on top of being the industry’s smallest cylindrical shaped rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, features the high reliability and high output required for near-field communications (NFC). Mass production and shipping are planned to begin in February, 2015 with a monthly production of one hundred thousand units.

Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery (Photo: Business Wire)

Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery (Photo: Business Wire)

The full-scale introduction of wearable device products, anticipated widely as the next wave in mobile devices after smartphones, is expected in a wide variety of applications from 2014. Rechargeable batteries, the power source for wearable devices, are expected to be not only small and light, but also to have a high level of reliability and performance.

Panasonic has taken advantage of its battery material technology cultivated with lithium ion batteries used in information and communication equipment applications, and coin-shaped and other small lithium battery production technology, to commercialize this battery, which at 3.5mm is the industry’s smallest pin-shaped lithium ion battery. This product is a rechargeable battery that can be used repeatedly and has the output capability required for NFC. A stainless steel can is used for the exterior providing for dimensional stability. It will be possible to ensure good design for slim devices such as pen-shaped or spectacles-shaped products.

Panasonic will apply the know-how and technology cultivated from many years of material and production technology development to further expand the line-up of this new product, which is an innovation in battery technology.

Applications

Wearable devices, electronic pens, medical devices such as hearing aids and measuring devices etc.

Features

  1. A pin-shaped, 3.5mm diameter lithium ion battery, the industry’s smallest, which expands design options for small devices.
  2. A rechargeable battery that can be used repeatedly and has the output capability required for NFC.
  3. Higher assembly efficiency is realized with its easy positioning when fitting the socket to header.

Notes:
*1 For cylindrical rechargeable batteries, based on diameter and capacity by volume. Does not include coin-shaped batteries. Findings based on Panasonic research as of Oct. 3rd, 2014.

For more detail information, please visit the following site:
URL: http://panasonic.co.jp/corp/news/official.data/data.dir/2014/10/en141003-2/en141003-2.html

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.74 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2014. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company’s website at http://panasonic.net/.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20141003005091/en/

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+81-(0)3-3574-5729
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