Hyundai Electronic Industries Develops New Microcontroller Unit for Battery Rechargers

April 25, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

Hyundai Electronic Industries Co. Ltd. (Seoul, Korea) has developed a new microcontroller unit for battery rechargers and will kick-off production. The company has set production at one million units per month.

Microcontroller units are used to recharge lithium-ion batteries. Hyundai Electronic Industries has claimed it can be used in double slow-style battery rechargers.

The domestic microcontroller unit market stands at an annual US$46.0 million and has been dominated by America's Microchip Technology Inc., Japan's Hitachi Ltd. and France's STMicroelectronics. The new product will also allow domestic companies to save import costs of up to US$50.0 million over the next three years.