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Samsung goes for ATL batteries

by on09 September 2016

Snubs its own flaming subsidiary

Samsung has indicated it will from now on use all batteries for its device from China's ATL after its own SDI subsidiary embarrassed it.

For those who came in late, the manufacturer was forced to recall nearly 2.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 all of which used its subsidiary Samsung SDI's batteries. ATL said it had been asked by Samsung to increase the monthly supply to four million battery cells.

Samsung had already announced that it would ditch Samsung SDI batteries for new orders even though the battery supplier denied any fault with its components. But Samsung said that the explosions were reported only in batteries produced by the sister firm.

There is heavy demand for replacements of Galaxy Note 7s and additional expectancy of new orders, Samsung and ATL have tentatively agreed on a new supply deal. Prior to this, Samsung SDI was scheduled to make 60 to 70 percent of Note 7's batteries, while ATL would produce 30 to 40 percent of the orders. This will drastically change now.

Last modified on 09 September 2016
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