Technological Supremacy Chapter 79: Hard bones


After Luo Jia left the software center, he visited the laboratory again.

Most of the hardware corps went to Australia to enjoy the free holiday provided by the company.

But not everyone is in the mood to travel, especially the Chemical Department, which is responsible for the research and development of photoresist, all of them choose to stay and work overtime.

Judging from the current progress, the photoresist project is only one step away from a breakthrough.

It’s not easy. Science needs to be accumulated. Luo Jia uses the knowledge he has acquired to keep making indirect remarks, but the theory is one thing, and it’s another to actually make a product.

In addition, cost and production support issues also need to be considered. After all these issues are resolved, it is a mature product, otherwise it is just a sample in the laboratory.

It shows that the project is finally over, and Luo Jia finally has some free time.

He went home to eat every day, stayed at home overnight, and chatted with his parents. During the day, he went to the old captain surnamed Kong to learn sailing knowledge.

Mr. Kong used to transport 10,000-ton dry bulk cargo ships in China Shipping, and Luo Jia’s small fishing boat was easily captured.

In addition, he also has a young apprentice named Ma, Luo Jia calls him brother Ma, he is the second officer under the old man, and he also comes to help during the holiday.

A job like sailing a boat on the ocean often involves going to sea for half a year and resting for half a year. Luo Jia paid for the two of them to teach.

Navigation is a very complicated system. Even if you are driving a small boat like a fishing boat, you must learn to read charts, be familiar with ocean currents, understand maritime satellites and radios, learn boat maneuvers and avoidance, and understand wind signals and signal flags. The meaning of similar ordering system, master the safe operation of entering and leaving the port.

Luo Jia is a fast learner. Since receiving the extraterrestrial inheritance, some miraculous changes have taken place in his body. Now he only sleeps for three hours a day, but he is still full of energy.

When he was in school, Luo Jia liked to play basketball, but now he has completely given up exercising, but his physical condition is getting better and better, his brain thinking speed is getting faster and faster, and his comprehension and memory have greatly improved.

An Ran is the most talented genius in the company, a rare talent who went to college at the age of twelve.

Whenever he and Luo Jia were discussing a problem, others couldn’t get in the way, the rhythm was too fast, from one problem to another, their thoughts jumped wildly, as if two high-speed computers were fully powered, The amazing brainstorming has become a strange landscape in the company.

It can be seen that Luo Jia’s current IQ and thinking ability are at least on the same level as An Ran’s.

Luo Jia guessed that the golden dome may have made some kind of body optimization for herself. After all, it is not easy for them to find an inheritor across the vast sea of ​​stars. Reasoning?

After taking a few sailing lessons, Master Kong told Luo Jia that he can sail the boat alone in the future, and if he encounters any problems, he can call Brother Ma and him.

The next day, the hardware team resumed work. After returning from Australia, they all seemed to be a little tanned, but they were all in good spirits.

Without Luo Jia’s order, the leaders above the middle level of the company gathered in the conference room, and then An Ran went to Luo Jia’s office to find him.

“Everyone knows very well that every time you let us go out to play, it’s because we have important work to do after we come back. You see, we are all ready, what should we do next, please give instructions to Mr. Luo!” An Ran said. , sitting with others, staring at Luo Jia.

Luo Jia smiled, “Since that’s the case, let me just say it straight. Next, we’re going to chew on a hard bone!”

The straight men became agitated one after another, guessing which field they were going to enter.

Luo Jia remained calm, reached into the sweater, took out a small silver cylinder, and placed it in the center of the conference room.


In an instant, the crowd was excited, the eyes of the straight men of steel were red, and the muscles of the whole body were tense. It could be clearly heard that their panting was getting worse.

This is just a small thing, but everyone knows the importance of this small thing. If the integrated circuit is the heart of the technology industry, then this little thing is the blood of technology!

Luo Jia said lightly, “This is a 18650 type lithium cobalt oxide power battery produced by Panasonic. It is currently one of the strongest models in the world. It can withstand 30A continuous discharge and has a capacity of 3400 mAh.”

“The Tesla P85 electric car is made with this kind of battery. A total of 7104 batteries are used, which are fused into 74 parallel 96 battery packs, with a voltage of 345.6 volts and a capacity of 251.6AH, combined with the powerful power of a 310KW motor. , so that once Tesla was launched that year, it quickly surprised the whole world.”

“In the later Tesla P100 and P120 models, and even Tesla electric trucks, they used a stronger Panasonic 21700 lithium cobalt oxide battery.”

Speaking of this, Luo Jia stopped and glanced across the meeting room.

“To tell you the truth, I have really thought about this project for a long time. The battery is a hard bone, how hard is it?”

“Since the lithium battery was invented in the early 1990s, after decades of efforts, several generations of scientists have studied almost all possible research solutions, but so far, no major research results have been achieved. Breakthrough.”

“Whether it is lithium iron phosphate, lithium cobalt oxide, or lithium manganese oxide, let me put it this way, none of the batteries manufactured in the world, from lead-zinc batteries to ternary lithium batteries, can support the industry. future.”

“As you all know, I have a Tesla Model X, and to be honest, that car is just terrible, slow charging, poor range, and when the weather is cold, the battery starts to shrink severely.”

As Luo Jia spoke, he took out the whiteboard he had prepared long ago, and wrote on it with an ink pen.

Everyone immediately understood that Mr. Luo was going to get serious.

He has always been like this. Whenever the company enters a field, he will conduct a comprehensive investigation and research on the industry. As a leader, perhaps no one can do better than Luo Jia.

When Luo Jia finished writing the top 20 list in the lithium battery industry, everyone laughed.

Because in this list, the names of Samsung and LG appeared again, ranking second and third in the world respectively.

Sure enough, Yuanjia Road is narrow, no matter which direction Xingchen Technology develops, it is inevitable to fight against them.

However, this also shows the strength of the Samsung Group from another aspect. This super giant, which accounts for more than 20% of South Korea’s GDP, has a wide business scope.

Panasonic ranks first, of course. In November 2009, Panasonic acquired Sanyo, forming a de facto monopoly in high-performance batteries. Other Korean manufacturers and Chinese manufacturers are all followers of Panasonic, and there is a big gap in technology. .

The list of the top 20 was written soon, and everyone was excited, because among the top 20 giants in the industry, my country actually accounted for as many as 13! There is a large row of names, which is really refreshing to see!


But no one thought ~ ~ Luo Jia waved his hand directly, and wiped out the list just written.

“It’s good for you to understand this thing, because they are all beings that will be killed by us.” Luo Jia said very domineeringly.

Laughter came from the meeting room, and Luo Jia’s casual humor eased everyone’s nervousness a lot.

As Luo Jia continued to write, more and more professional content began to appear on the whiteboard.

“In a battery, there are four major raw materials, which are positive electrode material, negative electrode material, separator material, and electrolyte material.” Luo Jia said quickly, “The cost of the positive electrode material accounts for 10% of the total cost of the battery. Forty-six percent.”

“In 2015, the three major players in cathode materials were South Korea’s L&F, Neon Nichia, and Neon Umicore, but only in 2016, my country’s Shanshan Energy has surpassed the three giants in cathode materials , becoming the new global No. 1.”

“Does it sound familiar?”

“That’s right, it’s Shanshan who makes shirts. They not only make shirts and ties, but they are also a big player in the new energy industry. I don’t know how to describe this industry. I have no choice. Maybe this is a Chinese company. As long as they have the potential to make money, they dare to play anything.”

“Panasonic batteries are currently the strongest in the world, but Panasonic also needs to purchase cathode materials from suppliers such as my country’s Shanshan Energy and Xiamen Tungsten. I can understand that Xiamen Tungsten manufactures cathode materials, but Shanshan Shan Shan, who makes shirts, also ran to insert a foot, and it became the biggest one, hey.”

After listening to Luo Jia’s words, laughter erupted in the meeting room.

Who would have thought that Shanshan, which makes shirts, is actually the largest supplier of cathode materials for lithium batteries. The span of this industry is really incredible.


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