Chinese manufacturing giant Huawei has announced an investment in Changzhou Fuene Technology to help get graphene-based technological applications off the ground.
Graphene’s unique characteristics make it a material of special interest in the optics, semiconductors, batteries, and heat dissipation technology fields, the latter of particular interest to Huawei, a major manufacturer of cell phones and other mobile devices. Fuene is no stranger to graphene’s potential, with some of its existing products including graphene thermal conductivity film and graphene foam film.
Huawei has previously partnered with Fuene Technology. The “Graphene Liquid Cooling” technology used in many devices by Huawei and Honor Mobile Phones is made by Fuene, including the Huawei Mate 20X and Honor X10.
The investment makes Huawei a 10% owner of Fuene Technology, and the company’s second-largest shareholder. The amount of the investment however is not known.
New phones slated for release this year by both Honor and Huawei are likely to incorporate Fuene Technology’s graphene-based heat dissipation technology, according to GizChina.