Samsung Electro-Mechanics was developing components for small solid-state batteries.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics CEO Chang Duck-hyun told reporters after the company’s shareholders meeting on Tuesday that the company had the technology to make solid oxide at high temperatures thanks to its experience manufacturing multi layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC).
The South Korean component maker was preparing components for small solid-state battery or green energy applications based on this technology, Chang said.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics will announce these products when its technology develops enough to make a prototype, the CEO added.
Meanwhile, he also said that components for electric vehicles, autonomous cars, servers and networks will lead the company’s growth for the next ten years.
For the past decade, it has been smartphones and PCs, Chang said, but the company is now preparing to ride the rise of automotive and automobile.
Automobiles in the past used around two image sensors but cars with advanced driver assistance systems and digital media components use 15, the CEO said.
The use of MLCC also increases from around 3,000 for conventional cars to over 15,000 for electric vehicles with autonomous driving features, Chang said.