CeBIT, Hanover

(Photo: CeBIT)

The annual CeBIT fair, which takes place March 16 through 20, will have a strong focus on the biggest trends shaping the digital economy. The event, which is billed as the leading trade fair for IT and the digital economy, will be officially opened on Sunday, March 15, by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Also speaking […]

Bosch dissolves Samsung JV, establishes battery unit

The Fiat 500e, which was unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show, is the first EV with a Bosch battery pack (Photo: Fiat)

Robert Bosch, formalizing the dissolution of a battery joint venture with Korea’s Samsung, has established a new division to build and market battery systems. The German automotive supplier said Robert Bosch Battery Systems, which includes the former SB LiMotive joint venture as well as Michigan-based Cobasys LLC,  will focus on building complete battery packs for […]

Bosch-Samsung battery JV may be dissolved – Financial Times Deutschland

SB Limotive builds battery systems for the new generation of electric vehicles (Photo: SB Limotive)

A four-year old battery joint venture between Germany’s Robert Bosch and Korea’s Samsung may be dissolved because the two partners’ business priorities are too diverse, according to the Financial Times Deutschland. The newspaper said Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier, needs the joint venture, SB Limotive, to focus on building complete battery systems for electric […]