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5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2022-2032 

IDTechEx has been studying 5G-related topics for many years and we have just released our latest version of the 5G market research report "5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2022-2032". This report is built on our expertise, covering the latest 5G development trends, key player analysis, and market outlook. Key aspects in this report include mmWave technologies progress, open radio access network (Open RAN) development, and detailed regional analysis of 5G status and future roadmap in 5 key regions: U.S., China, Japan, South Korea, Europe.
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Metamaterial and Metasurface Markets Electromagnetic 2022-2042 

Uniquely, this 307-page report gives the essential 20 year forecasts, roadmaps, latest strategy, market, company, technology appraisals presented in clear new infograms, tables, graphs and pictures. It is for those wishing to make, integrate or use new compounds, metamaterials, metasurfaces, reprogrammable intelligent surfaces. See best practice and gaps in the market - formulations, printing, laminating, city deployment etc. without blinding mathematics. Identify partners and acquisitions to create a billion-dollar activity.
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5G Small Cells 2021-2031: Technologies, Markets, Forecast 

5G, with its ultra-low latency and high data throughput, is paving the way for a fully digitalized and connected world. However, the fact that 5G uses high frequencies brings the challenge of short signal propagation. Consequently, deploying many small cells to create an ultra-dense network becomes essential. IDTechEx has been studying 5G-related topics for many years and this report "5G small cells 2021-2031: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts" is built on our expertise, covering the main technologies, players, and markets for the 5G small cell industry. Moreover, IDTechEx also provides a series of detailed case studies on selected high potential verticals where 5G small cells can be applied to.
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Battery Elimination in Electronics: Market Impact IoT, 6G, Healthcare, Wearables 2021-2041 

Boost your sales of devices and battery replacement technologies by understanding battery-free IoT, implants, wearables, smart buildings. Ride the wave of new enablers from 6G Communications wireless information and energy transfer WIET to triboelectrics, pseudocapacitors, skin biofuelcells and plastic film all-in-one multimodal harvesting with storage. Learn how the research pipeline is even leading to batteryless cellphones, smart watches, body area networks and $121 billion in 2041
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6G Communications Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Roadmap, Materials, Market 2021-2045 

6G communications can be a trillion dollar business only if billions of dollars of Reprogrammable Intelligent Surfaces RIS are deployed everywhere. Read the first report to assess costs, practicality and enabling materials, technologies and players for mass production. See area and dollar forecasts to 2041 - a multi-billion dollar opportunity. Understand how they will affordably improve to give greater user benefits. See the timelines, new infograms, graphs and many images.
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6G Communications Market, Devices, Materials 2021-2041 

The 6G opportunity for devices and materials will be 10-100 times 5G. Understand what metamaterials, graphene, new lll-V compounds, polymers and more are needed. One billion dollars hit the table in 2020, kick starting 6G communications. New hardware is as vital as software. Funding escalates to widespread deployment around 2030. Device and materials suppliers need to be in at the start - right now. Only this report maps the huge opportunity.
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Fluoropolymer Markets in Electrics, Electronics 2021-2041 

Fluoropolymers for electronics and electrics grab share. 5G, IOT, large redox batteries, electric cars now need more. Sales will be boosted by new biodegradable, paint and 2D molecule forms and introducing 3D printing and RF sputtering. Triboelectrics may become a large user from face masks to ocean wave power. Add 6G wireless and THz electronics but 20 year forecasts and roadmaps are essential. Only this report has them all.
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Low-loss Materials for 5G 2021-2031 

5G has been deployed fast globally with an expected market of $720 bn by 2030. The most revolutionary aspect of 5G networks relies on the high frequency 5G technologies. mmWave 5G devices will use low-loss materials to reduce the transmission loss at both board and package level. This gives rise to the low-loss materials market, which will be over $110m by 2031, with CAGR of 28% from 2026 to 2031.
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Thermal Management for 5G 

The market for 5G infrastructure and mobile devices is increasing rapidly. New 5G networks involve many more installations and higher frequencies than previous generations. These increases and changes in design and technology bring about the need for effective thermal management. This report addresses the thermal considerations in the 5G market from the aspects of installation size, frequency, antenna size, semiconductor technology, die attach materials, power supplies and thermal interface materials. Current and emerging strategies are described along with forecasts across these categories through to 2030.
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Sensors in the Water and Wastewater Treatment Industries 2020-2030 

Digital Water 2020-2030 covers the sensor market in water and wastewater treatment and pipe network markets. This comprehensive overview of the different sensor types, companies, strategies and use cases can provide insightful solutions to the digital water industry. This information is then used to forecast the market growth over the coming decade up to 2030, where it is expected to grow to over $2Bn.
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RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2019-2029 

IDTechEx Research has analyzed the RFID market for over 20 years. This report provides detailed data and analysis of the entire RFID sector based on our extensive research including interviews with RFID adopters and technology providers in the various applicational RFID markets, giving an unprecedented level of insight into the total RFID industry and what is really happening. Predominately, our research is conducted through interviews with companies across the value chain (many of whom provide data to us under non disclosure agreements who allow us to aggregate the data into the total) in addition to site visits and conference visits followed by secondary research.
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Voice, Speech, Conversation-Based User Interfaces 2019-2029: Technologies, Players, Markets 

This report emphasized the trend of deploying speech/voice-based user interface in emerging devices and various applications. Both hardware and software technologies are introduced including voice-enabled smart speakers, microphone arrays, MEMS speakers, voice SoC, speech recognition, natural language understanding and speech synthesis. These technologies can disrupt tremendous applications such as automotive, healthcare, home automation and education, to name a few as examples. The speech/voice-based user interface is paving a way for new business models and revenue channels, with the potential to change our lifestyle. In 2029, the market value can reach $ 15.5 billion.
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Low-Power Wide-Area Networks 2019-2029: Global Forecasts, Technologies, Applications 

Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) have developed in multiple ways. On one hand you have the low power, unlicensed communication technologies, some of which are highly proprietary and focussed on a particular application, versus large telecoms companies who have added low power versions as extensions of their cellular network. There are many types available with different governments and territories pushing different types.
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RFID Sensors 2018-2028: Forecasts, Players, Opportunities 

The general RFID market has seen substantial growth over the last few years, with successful public offerings and rapid growth in terms of the number of RFID tags sold. Vendors are now exploring allied technologies with RFID sensors at the forefront of this. This has been enabled thanks to new chipsets, at both HF(NFC) and UHF (RAIN) which are dedicated to support sensor platforms and therefore make RFID sensors simpler to make and lower cost in addition to the increasing maturity and wider scale adoption of RFID reader infrastructure. Additionally, new technologies from printed sensors and flexible batteries to bio sensing films meet unmet needs and provide differentiation.
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RFID Knowledgebase Case Studies 

The world's most comprehensive RFID case studies database!
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Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042 

This 330 page report on smart city business opportunities explains why they now graduate from trivial to heroic. Infograms interpret pollution, desertification, sea level rise, appropriate action such as food, water, energy independence, resilience, conservation, zero-emission materials and electrification. Understand required smart multifunctional materials, infrastructure, ultra-high-performance concretes, VTOL air taxis, robot shuttles, dispersed electricity production/storage, indoor food production, ICT, IOT, 6G, sensors, 25 new roadmaps forecasts 2022-2042.
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Printed and Flexible Sensors 2022-2032: Technologies, Players, Markets 

Printed sensors are a rapidly growing technology that offer low-cost processing, flexible thin-film form factor and large area sensing, making them suitable for emerging applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, continuous health monitoring and more. This market research report covers the technology and applications of printed photodetectors, piezoresistive and piezoelectric pressure sensors, strain sensors, temperature sensors, printed electrodes, biosensors, and capacitive touch sensors.
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Wearable Technology Forecasts 2021-2031 

This report is the culmination of IDTechEx's market and technology research in wearable technology over the past decade. It contains high level overviews and data of the major themes, product trends and drivers across all of wearables, as well as all of the collated conclusions and market data across sectors including smartwatches & fitness trackers, VR, AR & MR, hearables, smart clothing & e-textiles, electronic skin patches, and many other product types
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Thermoelectric Cooling, Heating, Harvesting: 90 Companies Appraised, Market, Roadmap 2022-2042 

Learn why thermoelectric cooling, heating and harvesting is partly success now, partly later. Evolving optimal materials, parameters, designs, applications, technology and strategy with 90 company comparison, market-leaders, success factors, mistakes, company intentions and overall market forecasts 2022-2042. 300 pages with complete value chain and low- to high-power systems suppliers analysed. End-user markets emerging. What is required. Who to watch. Based on years of investigation by multi-lingual, PhD-level IDTechEx analysts
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E-Textiles & Smart Clothing 2021-2031: Technologies, Markets and Players 

This report characterizes the markets, technologies and players involved in the commercialisation of electronic textiles. It covers the entire value chain, from materials, components and manufacturing techniques, through to the four main product categories. The report discusses >10 different market verticals, and includes a database of 224 companies. In total the report finds that the market was worth just under $0.5bn in 2020 and will grow to over $1.3 bn in the next decade.
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Electronic Skin Patches 2021-2031 

This report characterizes the markets, technologies and players in electronic skin patches. With coverage across 28 application areas and over 130 companies, historic market data from 2010-2020 and market forecasts from 2021 to 2031, it is the most comprehensive study compiled for this emerging product area. It reveals significant opportunity, passing $10bn in annual revenue in 2021, including sectors such as CGM, vital sign monitoring and many related areas.
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Thermal Interface Materials 2021-2031: Technologies, Markets and Opportunities 

Thermal interface materials (TIMs) are used in a huge variety of forms and applications. This report describes and benchmarks the various forms of TIM, along with advancements to TIM formulation and application. The report also covers the current use of TIMs and drivers for the future in several key markets: electric vehicle batteries, 4G & 5G infrastructure, data centers, LEDs and consumer electronics. Use-cases and market insights are used to forecast Tim demand in these applications in terms of area and tonnage for 2021-2031.
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Transparent Electronics Materials, Markets 2021-2041 

Understand the $20 billion market emerging for transparent electronics as windows in buildings, greenhouses, trains. Include electric vehicle skylights making electricity and darkening at a touch. Consider smart watch glass, radar-enabled headlights, see-through billboards with OLED and micro LED images, "floating in space". Add conformal overlayers as invisible circuits, sensors, heaters, antennas. Metamaterials, 5G and 6G communications are involved and even new transparent photovoltaic overlayers boosting silicon grid power.
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Haptics 2021-2031: Technologies, Market & Players 

Haptics are found throughout many familiar product types, from smartphones and games console controllers to cars and industrial equipment. The technology behind this market has changed significantly in the last five years. Decades-old incumbents have been replaced in key markets, and a rich selection of other emerging technologies approach commercialisation. This report assesses all of the key markets and technologies in the diverse and changing haptics industry.
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Smart Cities Emerging Materials Markets 2021-2041 

Smart city investment is rising to trillions of dollars. Advanced materials are key with demand rising to around $400 billion yearly. Just "solar everywhere" will be around $35 billion and involve many new materials. The quest includes energy, food and water independence and one vehicle replacing ten types. Solving the materials challenges from 3D printed buildings to 6G communications, self-healing and fragile wave power will create billion-dollar new businesses.
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Wearable Sensors 2021-2031 

This report provides a comprehensive overview of every type of sensor technology used in wearable devices today. Based on a decade of dedicated research focusing on the hardware in wearables, this report covers existing and future technology options, the commercial landscape for sensors today, and the key players involved in each sensor type and end market.
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3D Electronics 2020-2030: Technologies, Forecasts, Players 

This IDTechEx report on 3D electronics analyses and compares a suite of technologies that will enable separate PCBs to be replaced with integrated electronics, thus saving space and weight along with reducing manufacturing complexity. It includes in-mold electronics, film-insert molding, adding electronic functionality to 3D surfaces, and fully 3D printed electronics. It includes market forecasts, company profiles, case studies, identification of technological challenges and associated innovation opportunities. This comprehensive overview should enable readers to understand how they can take advantage of this exciting new approach that will ultimately replace PCBs in many applications.
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Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2020-2030: Technologies, Markets and Players 

IDTechEx has tracked the technology, player and market development of flexible, thin film and printed batteries since 2014. This report provides detailed technological analysis, market status introduction, market assessment, opportunity and barrier discussion, player activity tracking, and gives 10-year market forecast by technology and application.
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Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040 

New IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040" comes at just the right time. The world's first self-powered smartwatches have just arrived. They are not full-function but we are getting there. Then come large numbers of harvesters in Internet of Things nodes, medical implants and wearables. This is the only comprehensive analysis of needs, technologies, their combinations with 20 year technology and market forecasts, gaps in the market.
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Flexible Hybrid Electronics 2020-2030: Applications, Challenges, Innovations and Forecasts 

This IDTechEx Research report covers all aspects of Flexible Hybrid Electronics, including an assessment of the enabling technologies and challenges, over 30 prototype case studies, technology adoption roadmaps, and detailed market forecasts. FHE is set to disrupt the existing electronics landscape, finally realizing the vision of ubiquitous electronics and facilitating novel applications. The trends, forecasts and innovation opportunities outlined in this report provide a roadmap to this transition.
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Hearables 2020-2030: Technology, Players and Forecasts 

Hearables are wireless electronic products worn in, on or around the ear. They include products such as headphones, hearing aids, cochlear implants, and related areas. They have applications including combinations of infotainment, hearing assistance and augmentation, health monitoring and more, based primarily in the consumer electronics and healthcare sectors. This report is the most comprehensive review of the whole hearables market and technology landscape.
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Vertical Farming: 2020-2030 

Excitement around vertical farming has surged recently, with IDTechEx predicting the market will exceed $1 billion by 2030. By carefully controlling the growth environment and using vertical growing systems, vertical farming achieves yields hundreds of times higher than conventional agriculture, inside urban population centres. With coverage of over 30 companies and interviews with executives from leading start-ups, this report provides a comprehensive study of the technologies, market opportunities and future of vertical farming.
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Environmental Gas Sensors 2020-2030 

This report gives an exhaustive view of the pivotal technologies that will be used in the next decade to monitor the air quality, both indoor and outdoor. Ten-year forecasts across a range of market segments are provided with key trends and unmet needs covered throughout the session. IDTechEx predicts a significant rise in sales across several new markets, primarily in the mobile device, air purifiers and wearable devices.
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Molecular Diagnostics 2020-2030 

Molecular diagnostics is one of the fastest growing markets in the healthcare industry, driven by the technology development (such as the third generation DNA sequencing, digital PCR and microfluidic devices), the growth of the point-of-care molecular diagnostics market, and the continued discovery of genetic biomarkers with proven clinical utility. Molecular diagnostics market is forecasted to reach $20 billion by 2030.
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Lidar 2020-2030: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts 

IDTechEx present a comprehensive analysis of 106 players who develop unique 3D lidar technologies, primarily for the ADAS and autonomous vehicles market. Our interview-based company profiles and company backgrounds cover all 106 players. Forecasts are segmented into six emerging lidar technologies and four types of vehicles. The global 3D lidar market for autonomous vehicles grows to $5.4 billion by 2030, with MEMS lidar emerging as the largest market segment.
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Smart and Intelligent Packaging 2020-2030 

This IDTechEx Research report covers the smart and intelligent packaging opportunity, with feedback from Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) brands on their views of smart packaging, assessment of enabling technologies, smart packaging case studies, key players and forecasts for electronic smart packaging. Active packaging technology options and chemical indicators are also reviewed. This analysis is done on a global basis, from assessing the rise of QR codes in China to the latest electronic smart labels based on novel semiconductors and other components that are enabling a radical change in the $400 billion+ packaging industry. There is also candid appraisal of the challenges and lessons to learn from failures. See the full picture in this detailed research report.
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Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039 

Piezoelectric harvesting and sensing have been 7% of the piezoelectric business but millions of dollars newly invested in piezoelectric roads and reinvention of sensing for IOT, smart cities healthcare etc. may lead to a new piezo market of over one billion dollars. Patent filings and new materials and formats such as printing, flexible film and coating are strongly increasing in number. This report uniquely covers it all including interviews globally, next technology, markets.
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Biomedical Diagnostics at Point-of-Care 2019-2029: Technologies, Applications, Forecasts 

This report focuses on the advanced techniques of biosensors biomedical diagnostics at point-of-care. The techniques include microfluidic, lab-on-a-chip, lateral flow assays, electrochemical test strip, molecular diagnostics and DNA sequencing. These techniques and devices are used to diagnose genetic disease, infectious disease, cardiometabolic, pregnancy and fertility, diabetic and cancer. We predict the market for biomedical diagnostics will reach $43 billion by 2029, mainly driven by the fast growth of molecular diagnostics in the coming years
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Battery Elimination in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018-2028 

Millions of devices that had batteries are now redesigned to avoid them, unlocking new business. This new 300+ page report reveals latest ways of eliminating batteries to permit mass deployment of IOT, electric vehicles with "perpetual" speed and almost unlimited life and much more. See relevance and technology for applications from sensors to the energy grid and ships.
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