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Asahi Kasei and FDK Form Lithium-Ion Capacitor Business JV

3:44 AM MDT | October 3, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei and FDK Corp. (Tokyo) say they have today established a joint venture company for their combined business operations related to lithium ion capacitors (LIC), a next-generation energy storage device. The jv company, dubbed Asahi Kasei FDK Energy Device (Shizuoka, Japan), will research, develop, produce and sell LIC cells and modules. FDK will have 51% stake in the jv company and Asahi Kasei will own the remaining 49% stake. As LICs are increasingly known for having higher cell capacity than conventional electric double-layer capacitors and longer life...

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