While the battery is a relatively low-cost component in wearables and mobile phones, it takes up to 40% of the space in those devices. Imagine the features you could add, and the designs you could offer, if we could help free up that real estate? We have approached a point where the current generation of lithium-ion batteries has reached its theoretical limits, and devices have now become constrained by the battery. A new generation of lithium-ion battery chemistry is necessary to fuel future innovation not only in wearables and consumer devices, but also to enable mass-market electric vehicles. Pulling from a cross-disciplinary approach of sciences, Sila Nanotechnologies is delivering the next gen lithium-ion battery with new battery materials chemistry that replaces graphite. Learn how the Company is applying its tech to real world solutions.
Speaker Biography (Craig Weich)
Craig Weich is the VP Business Development at Sila Nanotechnologies. Craig began his career in the General Electric Financial Management Program and in telecommunications Research and Development. This became the foundation for his subsequent executive roles at venture-backed startups building new products and markets for innovative technologies across multiple industries. In these roles, Craig drove the introduction of new products across a broad customer base, including Apple, Analog Devices, Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Google, AT&T, the US Department of Defense and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Company Profile (Sila Nano)
Sila Nano develops materials that set a new standard for battery performance. With the first breakthrough Li-ion chemistry in 28 years, Sila has harnessed the potential of silicon to enable safe, scalable, high-energy density batteries, which can unleash new possibilities in electrification from consumer devices to electric vehicles and beyond. The company was founded in 2011 by Silicon Valley battery engineers and a Georgia Tech Professor of Materials Science, and is headquartered in Alameda, California. Sila Nano's commercial partners include Amperex Technology Limited (ATL) and BMW Group, and investors including Bessemer Venture Partners Matrix Partners, Siemens (next47), and Sutter Hill Ventures.