As we announced last year, Ilika will be moving production of the Stereax micro-batteries from our pilot line at the University of Southampton to a new, larger facility where these solid state batteries can be produced at scale. We recently confirmed that contracts had been signed and that we took possession of this new building – also in the Greater Southampton area – on 1stMarch 2021 and signs are already up.
CAD designs have been completed and the new building will have plenty of space for our evaporation and sputtering equipment as well as photolithography equipment in our brand new clean rooms. Total area is 1,600m2and the cleanroom area will be 340m2.
Ilika plc (LON:IKA) is a pioneer in solid state battery technology enabling solutions for applications in Industrial IoT, MedTech, Electric Vehicles and Consumer Electronics.