Portable electronics

One in five Li-ion batteries ever produced for the portable electronics segment contains Umicore materials.

One couldn't imagine a world without tablets or smartphones. Li-ion batteries have been powering the portable electronics technology in the last decade and this technology still has a very healthy growth perspective. As the demand for higher performance grows, the cathode material has to meet increasingly challenging specs.

Since the very beginning of Li-ion technology in 1992, Umicore has been growing constantly in this market. One in five Li-ion batteries ever produced for the portable electronics segment contains Umicore materials. We dare consider ourselves to be the market leader in this segment. We offer a wide portfolio of Cellcore® products for every possible application segment, while continually evaluating and improving our products to meet every need out there.

Today, we are focusing on ultra high energy density materials for high-end devices as well as on low cost materials to replace more expensive materials in mainstream applications.

 

 Umicore offers a variety of LCO grades: starting from
an overall good performing LCO up to the next
generation grades that combine improved cycle life,
higher density and higher cut-off voltage. Our NCA
and NMC platform allow a variety of opportunities in
order to provide blended cathode materials.