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Samsung SDI plans to establish lithium battery R&D center in US and Germany by next year

South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI said that it has established research and development (R&D) centers in the United States and Germany to enhance its technological competitiveness through regional cooperation.

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Samsung SDI officially launched its first U.S. research facility in Boston on Monday following the July 1 opening of an R&D facility in Munich, Germany, the company said in a press release. In addition, Samsung SDI plans to build another R&D center in China by next year.

The company said the purpose of establishing the overseas research center is to “ensure a competitive advantage in super-gap technology by developing new battery technologies specifically for each region”.

Samsung SDI plans to collaborate with universities and start-ups in these regions on lithium-ion battery technology and next-generation battery research, the report said. According to a regulatory filing released by Samsung SDI in March, the company spent 877.6 billion won ($670 million) on research and development in 2021.

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