When it comes to innovation and thereby profit, corporations tend to forget rivalry. Something similar happens at Cupertino as the tech giant Apple has hired an executive from Samsung SDI Co. to strengthen the battery life and performance of products, as per Bloomberg report.
Notably, Samsung SDI Co. is a battery making affiliate of Samsung Electronics Co. LinkedIn profile of Soonho Ahn describes that he joined Apple in December as global head of battery developments. Earlier, he was a senior vice president at Samsung SDI since 2015.
Samsung Battery Executive Joins Apple As Global Head, Battery Developments
Soonho Ahn was leading development of lithium battery packs and was working on “next-generation” battery technology.
When Bloomberg attempted to contact Apple and Ahn, none of the two responded. As per the media reports, Samsung is not only the largest shareholder of Samsung SDI but also is its biggest customer.
This move from Apple is seen as the tech giant’s efforts to reduce its dependence on third-party components. Earlier, Apple had sourced batteries from Samsung SDI for its products.
Apple has also been working on its own MicroLED display technology for its future products. This indicates the company wants to reduce its reliance on Samsung in all areas. iPhone maker has also manufactured its processors and mulling the development of its cellular modems.
In the world of smartphones and tablets, companies produce devices with similar features. A durable battery can make a huge difference for any technology company, and for this reason, Apple is in conversation with miners to buy cobalt, which is a crucial component of battery packs.
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