Samsung SDI has maintained the top position in the battery market
for the third consecutive year, the company said
Market research firm B3 reported that SDI's global
share in lithium-ion batteries was 26 percent last year, followed
by the Panasonic Group with 18.7 percent, LG Chem with 17.5 percent
and Sony with 8 percent.
SDI's cell production broke the 1 billion mark for the first time
on an annual basis.
Samsung Electronics uses SDI-produced batteries for Galaxy cameras,
tablets and smartphones. SDI-produced batteries are also used in
Apple's iPads and iPhones.