Tatsuo Ogawa - Market and Technology overview of Li-ion Battery

Plenary 1: Applications & Markets I

Marketing and Technology overview of Li-ion Battery
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
9:10 AM - 9:35 AM

Batteries are the key for energy storage. It works like memories in IT networks. In the IT network, data flows and storages in individual system layers thus electricity does in energy grid. Scalability and portability are primer demands; however energy density improvement is steady but slow because of the toughness of the breakthrough in materials and scalable energy grid system in not yet ready as a common social infrastructure. Panasonic is a leader company in Li-ion battery manufacturing especially in automotive segment such as HEVs, PHEVs and BEVs. There are three main issues in Li-ion batteries; technical issue in materials, integration issue from cell to storage system, and supply chain issue to ensure material supply including battery reuse and material recycle. Main technical challenges in Li-ion batteries are discussed following by potential applications for FHE from a customer value point of view.

Speaker's Biography

Tatsuo Ogawa is a director of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division of Panasonic since last July. Mr. Ogawa has more than twenty years experience in materials and process development divisions of Panasonic corporate R&D especially in the areas of semiconductor packaging, PCBs, EMC circuit designs and printed electronics. From January of 2016 to June of 2017, he was in charge of electromechanical device business such as relays, power modules switches and connectors at Automotive and Industrial systems company of Panasonic.


Tatsuo Ogawa
Director, Manufacturing Technology & Engineering