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Batteries & Energy Mgmt

The market for Li-ion battery pack components and assemblies is estimated at $20 billion in 2017. The market is booming, with a 2017-2023 Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.6%, driven particularly by electric vehicles. This rapidly growing market offers numerous opportunities for technology solution suppliers. That includes both companies already active in the battery business and for companies from other businesses, such as power electronics, looking for new opportunities in batteries.

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The SiC power market is now on the road, asserts Yole Développement (Yole). Therefore, since 2017, the market research and strategy consulting company identified more than 20 strategic announcements, showing the dynamism of this market and attractiveness of the technology. Rohm, Bombardier, Cree, SDK, STMicroelectronics, Infineon Technologies, Littelfuse, Ascatron and more are part of the powerful ecosystem, presenting innovative products and revealing key partnerships and/or M&A .

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Nemaska Lithium and LG Chem, (“LG”) are pleased to announce the signature of an agreement providing for the supply of battery grade lithium hydroxide by the Corporation to LG. “We are pleased with this first step towards establishing a long-term commercial relationship between LG and Nemaska Lithium. The signing of this agreement is a clear vote of confidence by LG in our business plan and our capacity to be a long-term supplier of lithium hydroxide”, said Guy Bourassa, President & Chief Executive Officer of Nemaska Lithium.
 
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Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology will build its first production site in Europe in Germany, agreeing a major contract with BMW to supply lithium-ion batteries. Europe’s lack of its own production capabilities for the cells that power electric cars has prompted warnings that it could leave its car industry exposed and too reliant on others. A contract to build the new plant was signed on Monday during a visit to Germany by China’s Premier Li Keqiang.

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2001 is the year the first SiC Shottky diode was commercialized. Much has changed since then, especially in the power electronics industry! SiC diodes and transistors have gradually convinced the market that they can replace silicon-based devices, even if they are more expensive and even if their integration means design changes.
Today, SiC MOSFETs have been commercially available for several years and are widely used in multiple applications. Yole Développement (Yole) expects a 29% CAGR over the next five years - in other words, a market that will quadruple in growth! This new report from Yole, Power SiC 2018: Materials, Devices and Applications, details what to expect in the next five years, and why such enormous growth is happening now.
 
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CAF has decided to take an important step within its Strategic Plan, on the road to European leadership in sustainable urban mobility systems. Together with Solaris, CAF will broaden its already extensive range of products enabling it to meet the current and future needs in urban transportation, particularly in electric mobility and multimodal door-to-door solutions. Moreover, by integrating with the Polish company Solaris, the CAF Group will become one of the market leaders in the bus segment.

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