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APRIL 2019 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 75 ion batteries because of this nanofiber structure inside. The deterioration of the battery composition is slower than a typical battery. We run charge-discharge cycles up to 1,000 times, and the battery still retains well above 60% of the capacity, which is the limit to the lifetime of a lithium battery. Most batteries that you can see in the industry is about 500 times, so we're nearly double. Johnson: Not only are you potentially getting a longer charge out of the battery but then you can go through more charge cycles for the over - all lifetime of the battery, which pretty much removes the concern. If someone has an Apple watch, for example, using one battery until the watch is ready to be replaced with an upgraded mode, this battery provides even more than that. Battery replacement could be basically not a problem for the typical lifetime of a product. Yeung: That's right. Johnson: What other features can we expect from your batteries? Yeung: This is very safe; it's cut and punctured. There's no fire or explosion because it's a safe structure. On top of being bendable, safety is another main feature. Johnson: If it gets cut or punctured like that by accident, does that limit or end the functionality of battery? Yeung: Of course, if you damage the battery, then the electrolyte inside will oxidize and slowly deteriorate. But right away, it can still main - tain a voltage that drives the battery running. Another beauty of this battery is that it uses the same lith - ium-ion chemistry, delivering the same voltage at 3.8 volts. There's no need to change to any electronics or the design of any wearable technology device; just plug it in, and it's usable. Johnson: That makes it very easy. Yeung: Yes, there's no friction for the industry to adopt this technology at all. Johnson: The only changes to incorporate your battery technology are going to be mechanical changes. Yeung: And the product design. They need an innovative design to accommodate that. Johnson: Again, when do you think you're going to be ready to go into the market with this? Yeung: We're going to market and are ready to ramp up whenever there is an increase in demand. Then, we get to order more machines, set up a line, and move to mass production accordingly. So, we're waiting and ready for that, which should come within the next 12 months. Johnson: Thank you so much, David. This is a very interesting emerging technology. I'm look- ing forward to sharing this with our readers. Yeung: Thanks, Nolan. SMT007

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