Solicore has jointly developed the world’s first digitally printed 3 Volt thin-film battery. The digitally printed battery utilizes Solicore intellectual property and patents to enable high volume, digitally printed battery production for key target markets. In addition, this new technology innovation will dramatically change the ability to produce and deploy custom battery shapes and sizes to meet the varying needs of the marketplace.
“Our efforts to create a digitally printed battery has enabled Solicore to create yet another scalable printing process not only to meet any demand for volume that the market could require, but also to provide quick turnaround for custom battery design requirements”, stated Dan Tillwick, COO of Solicore. “In the past there was concern relative to the overall market’s ability to scale the supply chain into the hundreds of millions of units, as well as supply the variety of custom designs, that is no longer an area of concern due to the digitally printed battery.”
Solicore continues to push forward technology innovation with enabling various thin-film battery manufacturing methods. Solicore currently produces millions of coated thin-film batteries in their manufacturing facility in Lakeland, Florida. In addition, Solicore jointly developed the first-of-its-kind, screen printed thin-film battery in 2011. Today, Solicore announces that it has developed the world’s first digitally printed thin film lithium battery. Both screen and digitally printed battery production processes were designed in close collaboration with Solicore’s strategic investors and joint development partners.
The focus of these efforts has been to establish the necessary capacity to enable the key markets requiring thin film batteries including powered cards, medical patches and powered RFID/Sensors. The production options now offer the marketplace both primary and secondary sourcing alternatives, with scale and flexibility to support all demand requirements and programs.