Research Articles

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16 Jul 2019

Design considerations for electronic textiles

Commercial efforts around electronic textiles have been prominent for at least 25 years, starting with early patents and then early products throughout the 1990s. IDTechEx's latest research report in the area "E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players", looks at how e-textile products have changed over time, both in terms of the hardware and the more general business model.
Worldwide
12 Jul 2019

Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Cope

Shortage of lithium-ion batteries is probable. Too few gigafactories. Too many burning batteries: factories shut to sort out their problems. The US-China trade war cuts off materials. Inadequate lithium or cobalt mining.
Worldwide
12 Jul 2019

Direct diode lasers: how technology evolution is opening new markets

The evolution of diode laser price and performance is rapidly opening new markets. In this article, the technology consulting firm IDTechEx demonstrate how advances in semiconductor laser technology enable novel applications in laser material processing and industrial manufacturing.
Worldwide
12 Jul 2019

Electric Vehicle Energy Storage: Big Changes Ahead

Is it all about cars and extrapolation? Not anymore. The unique new IDTechEx report, "Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" avoids mindless extrapolation. It uses fundamentals to predict huge changes in the electric vehicle business and the way these vehicles store electricity.
United Kingdom
05 Jul 2019

IDTechEx Launches New Healthcare Sensor Innovations Conference

Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2019 is a conference and exhibition focusing on the technologies and applications of medical wearables and sensors. Curated by IDTechEx analysts, the two-day conference will consist of over 30 speakers from companies developing or utilising wearables and sensors in healthcare.
Worldwide
05 Jul 2019

Six "firsts" in electroceutical approvals of 2019

IDTechEx has been following the field of bioelectronic medicine over the past year and have identified several fast-growing areas, including peripheral nerve stimulation, which is forecast to grow at 35% CARG for 2019 - 2029. Several firsts in regulatory approvals and clearances of bioelectronic medicine devices over the first half of 2019 mark important initial steps in growing the market and increasing the number of patients being treated by these technologies. Please refer to the IDTechEx market research report "Bioelectronic Medicine 2019-2029" for more information.
Worldwide
03 Jul 2019

Conductive Inks: Power Electronics, EMI Shielding, In-Mold Electronics

Every year IDTechEx Research publishes an article that reflects the latest trends in the conductive ink industry. These articles are based on IDTechEx Research's report "Conductive Ink Markets 2019-2029: Forecasts, Technologies, Players", which is the result of ongoing research over the past eight years. This year IDTechEx will give an update on multiple less mature trends which offer high growth potential.
Worldwide
03 Jul 2019

Forecasting market growth in electronic textiles

The new version of the IDTechEx report "E-textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players" includes brand new data about e-textiles revenue. The main forecast in the report focuses on specific product revenue across different sectors (including biometric monitoring, heating, lighting and other e-textiles), but for the first time, this report includes additional historic data and short term estimates for the total revenues of companies working in the space.
Worldwide
01 Jul 2019

Webinar Thursday 11 July 2019 - Manufacturing with Direct Diode Lasers

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 11 July 2019 titled Manufacturing with Direct Diode Lasers
Worldwide
01 Jul 2019

Webinar Thursday 4 July 2019 - Transforming Healthcare

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 4 July 2019 titled Transforming Healthcare through Remote Patient Monitoring.
Worldwide
28 Jun 2019

A Remarkable Year for Stationary Energy Storage

2018 was a remarkable year for stationary energy storage. Governments and policymakers around the world are beginning to wake up to the value batteries can offer to the grid, both in terms of flexibility and decarbonisation. Over 6GWh was deployed, and market leaders such as Tesla expect to double their deployments for 2019.
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20 Jun 2019

Small Electric Aircraft Bring the Future of Aviation

It is easy to say that, although small electric aircraft are at last selling, they are a negligible part of the overall aircraft market. Mistake. They will work up from the bottom to be mainstream. Airbus, Boeing and Rolls Royce know this, but many others are sleeping through the future. Some of the successes are from small companies.