Apple hires senior Samsung exec to help with battery development


Apple has been pushing hard to remove suppliers from the equation. While suppliers are likely always going to be part of building Apple’s products, the company has done a great job building some critical parts in-house.

The latest part may be batteries, as the company has hired the former Senior VP of next generation batteries and materials innovation at Samsung SDI, Samsung’s battery subsidiary. His new position is global head of battery developments and it’s not hard to guess that Apple is working on improving battery tech and maybe even moving it in-house.

It’s easy to make an exploding battery joke after the Galaxy Note 7 had issues venting and igniting, but netting a four year veteran of Samsung SDI will likely benefit Apple.

Source: Bloomberg
Via: Engadget

Dima Aryeh
A tech nerd from childhood, Dima also enjoys building and racing cars as well as photography and video games to pass the time.

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