27 Mar 2023
RFID Market Trends for 2023 and the Next Five Years
The RFID business continues to grow. The global RFID market is anticipated to continue to grow in 2023, with IDTechEx projecting a market value of US$14 billion in 2023, up from US$12.8 billion in 2022. This market value comprises of RFID labels, cards, fobs, and other form factors, as well as tags, scanners, and software/services for inactive and active RFID.
23 Mar 2023
The "Hidden" Opportunity in Low-loss Materials for 5G
When thinking of the applications of low-loss materials in 5G devices, the first that comes to mind for most is 5G smartphones. After all, low-loss materials are integral in enabling advanced 5G antennas-in-packages (AiP) for smartphones, and high-profile smartphone manufacturers like Apple have gone back and forth about which low-loss material they chose for their 5G antennas in their flagship phones like the iPhone.
21 Mar 2023
Metamaterial Lenses Target Consumer Electronics
Refractive lenses are an 800-year-old technology that has stood the test of time. Glasses, cameras, and microscopy are all applications that rely on lenses to redirect light by varying the optical path through a curved piece of glass or plastic. However, the underlying architecture of lenses may be about to change.
15 Mar 2023
RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2023-2033
Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2023-2033"
14 Mar 2023
Talkin'Things are an RFID company that design, manufacture, and convert ultra-high frequency (UHF) and high frequency (HF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Jakub Zaluska, Marketing Director of Talkin'Things, was interviewed by IDTechEx on February 8, 2023.
22 Feb 2023
In-Mold Electronics: The Future of Smart Surfaces?
Surfaces, be they in kitchen appliances, automotive interiors, medical devices, or even furniture, are becoming increasingly smart. Embedded lighting, touch sensitivity, heating, and even haptic feedback enables inanimate and often neglected surfaces into a design feature with seamlessly integrated user controls. But what is the best way to manufacture these smart surfaces?
21 Feb 2023
HID Global is a leading US supplier of secure identity products. HID Global is a group brand of Assa Abloy, a Swedish door and access control giant. IDTechEx interviewed Richard Aufreiter, VP Product Marketing at IDT, and Marcus Holgersson, Strategy & Business Development Director at IDT at HID Global, in February 2023.
17 Feb 2023
Low-Loss Materials for 6G: Current Status and Future Direction
The next generation of telecoms technologies, 5G, is not fully deployed yet; in fact, the exciting high-frequency bands of mmWave 5G are not set to take off for another several years, according to IDTechEx forecasts.
16 Feb 2023
Impinj is a well-established RFID chip, reader IC, reader, gateway, and software supplier. Andy Cobb, Impinj's Vice President of Strategic Finance, and Jill West, Vice President of Strategic Communications at Impinj, spoke with IDTechEx about the company's recent RFID activities on 10th February 2023.
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10 Feb 2023
Talkin'Things is an RFID company that designs, manufactures, and converts UHF and HF RFID tags. Jakub Zaluska, Marketing Director of Talkin' Things, was interviewed by IDTechEx on February 8, 2023.
7 Feb 2023
Silent Sensors, headquartered in England, designs and produces smart tags and sensors, with a focus on tires and tire management.
1 Feb 2023
CES 2023: Sensors and IoT
CES is an annual conference covering all of consumer electronics. The 2023 event was held in Las Vegas - with an estimated 3200 exhibitors and 115,000 attendees. This premium article picks out some key trends and company updates within the field of sensors and internet of things (IoT) - transcending many of the sectors featured at the event.
23 Jan 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar: Trends and Opportunities for 6G
Though 5G mmWave is still in its early stages, the 6G research race has already begun. The sub-THz band (100 - 300 GHz) is the major focus of the first wave of 6G. Several technological breakthroughs are necessary to fully realize the benefits of such a high frequency band in 6G.
18 Jan 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Low-Loss Materials for 5G
Breaking Down the Drivers and Barriers Impacting Low-Loss Materials for 5G. Each year, the global deployment of 5G-enabled devices and infrastructure expands, bringing new and exciting applications to market, like smart devices, autonomous vehicles, and remote medical monitoring. However, the expansion of the 5G network, particularly the higher frequency mmWave bands, is restricted by several challenges.
4 Jan 2023
Metamaterials for 6G
This premium article looks at the application of radio-frequency metamaterials for 6G, mainly for reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS), and its material requirements. It is based off content from IDTechEx's 'Metamaterials Markets 2023-2043: Optical and Radio-Frequency' and 'Low-Loss Materials for 5G and 6G 2023-2033' reports.
19 Dec 2022
6G Activity Timeline and Future Roadmap
An overview of key 6G activities and future roadmap.
19 Dec 2022
Low-Loss Materials at the Wafer Level
This premium article, an excerpt from IDTechEx's 'Low-Loss Materials for 5G and 6G 2023-2033' report, reviews material requirements, incumbent materials, and potential market size for low-loss materials at the wafer level, primarily focusing on organic redistribution layers.
16 Dec 2022
Low-loss Materials' US$1.8 Billion Market Powered by mmWave 5G
Each year, the global deployment of 5G-enabled devices and infrastructure expands, with 98 nations having commercialized 5G or conducting 5G trials in 2022, up from 79 nations in 2021.
15 Dec 2022
Metamaterials' Potential in mmWave 5G Telecommunications and Beyond
Having been largely confined to the realm of academia for many years, metamaterials are now set for commercialization in several major applications.