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Batteries & Supercapacitors in Consumer Electronics 2013-2023: Forecasts, Opportunities, Innovation

Lithium batteries are currently the dominant technology in the energy storage space 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, whose characteristics make them strong candidates for satisfying those specific functions where lithium batteries underperform.

On the other hand, the developments of electronics and material science is allowing for new developments in the energy storage field. Now we can build, or better said, print, thin film batteries on different surfaces allowing for new energy storage solutions which coupled with energy harvesting (collecting energy from the environment) and radio frequency technologies unlock many potential applications as traceability in consumer product supply chains and internet remote localization without the need of big devices, just to mention some examples.

This report leads you from the basic concepts to understand the technologies in the energy storage industry including the advantages and limitations of different technologies. This is followed by a comprehensive section of the supercapacitor technology explaining where they fit in the energy storage industry and their potential applications. Finally it introduces the emerging and future technologies in the energy storage space: Thin Film and Flexible Batteries. We present both for batteries and supercapacitors their current research and development paths leading to improvements. Through these sections we highlight the work of the companies involved in this industry. Expanding from previous editions we present potential cost reduction paths for lithium batteries, drivers of the consumer electronic industry, the potential role of super capacitors and innovative technologies and their niche markets. In addition this report presents IDTechEx's comprehensive study of companies in the lithium battery industry: 138 manufacturers of lithium-based rechargeable batteries, including their country, cathode and anode chemistry, electrolyte morphology case type and application priorities. We present a 10 year forecast on lithium batteries, supercapacitors, RFID and wireless sensors applications.

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

  • 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
  • 1.7. 138 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers - Chemistry, Strategy, Success, Potential
  • 1.8. Power requirements of small devices
  • 1.9. The Consumer Electronics game is changing: a role for supercapacitors?
  • 1.10. Alternative directions
  • 1.11. Conclusions

2. INTRODUCTION

  • 2.1. Small electrical and electronic devices
  • 2.2. Popular chemistry and shape
  • 2.3. What is a battery?
  • 2.4. What is a capacitor?
  • 2.5. Limitations of energy storage devices
  • 2.6. Standards

3. RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

  • 3.1. Technology successes and failures
  • 3.2. Lithium ion

4. TRENDS IN SMART AND PORTABLE DEVICES

  • 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
  • 4.4. Supercapacitors as a solution for peak power requirements in smart and portable devices

5. SINGLE USE BATTERIES AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY STORAGE

  • 5.1. Energy Storage for Wireless Sensors and RFID

6. NEW SHAPES - LAMINAR AND FLEXIBLE BATTERIES

  • 6.1. Laminar lithium batteries
  • 6.2. Laminar printed manganese dioxide batteries
  • 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
  • 6.8. 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. SUPERCAPACITORS

  • 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
  • 7.12. Can supercapacitors replace capacitors?
  • 7.13. Can supercapacitors replace batteries?
  • 7.14. Electric vehicle demonstrations and adoption
  • 7.15. How an EDLC supercapacitor works
  • 7.16. Improvements coming along
  • 7.17. Microscopic supercapacitors become possible
  • 7.18. Flexible, paper and transparent supercapacitors
  • 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
  • 7.24. Using a supercapacitor to manage your power
  • 7.25. Supercabatteries or bacitors

8. ORGANISATION PROFILES

9. MARKETS AND FORECASTS

  • 9.1. Market for energy storage for smart and portable electronic devices
  • 9.2. Total global battery market
  • 9.3. Batteries for Active RFID and Wireless Sensors Networks
  • 9.4. Printed and thin film batteries 2013-2023
  • 9.5. Forecast assumptions and Reality Checks

10. GLOSSARY

APPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTANCY

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