Archive: 15 Jul 2019

lithium-ion battery

Winner of the European Inventor Award 2019 – Non-EPO countries

Company: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha, Japan Invention: Lithium-ion battery and its evolution Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino is the father of the lithium-ion battery. His inventions now power nearly five billion smartphones, as well as drive electric vehicles and countless other devices. For over 30 years he has been dedicated to continually improving his revolutionary technology.