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23 Sep 2019

IDTechEx Research: What Happens To Retired Electric Vehicle Batteries

IDTechEx Research Asks What Happens To Retired Electric Vehicle Batteries: You Live More Than Once. By 2030, second-life battery capacity will hit over 275GWh per year which presents huge opportunities for energy storage, according to IDTechEx's latest report named Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries 2020-2030.
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20 Sep 2019

Healthcare Meets Electronics: Event Assesses the Opportunities

Registrations for the inaugural Healthcare Sensors Innovation event in Cambridge on 25-26 September is exceeding all expectations and nears venue capacity. The event is successfully bringing together the linchpins of the healthcare industry with the electronics industry to explore the opportunity in two specific areas: point of care diagnostics and continuous monitoring.
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20 Sep 2019

Batteries: Unknowns and Certainties

It is certain that lithium batteries will be dominant over the coming decade and their chemistry will change in pursuit of reduction in cost and flammability and to obtain greater energy density. Uniquely, IDTechEx forecasts the biggest application - electric vehicles - in 101 categories, but any forecast has assumptions that matter a great deal. In the IDTechEx report, "Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts ten years assuming, not predicting, no global recession and no shortages.
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20 Sep 2019

The future of medical is wearables? (Part 2)

This is the second of a two part series exploring wearable medical devices. In part 1, IDTechEx discussed trends indicating that "the future of wearable is medical". In part 2, we explore the question in reverse, asking to what extent "the future of wearables is medical."
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19 Sep 2019

Webinar Tuesday 1 October 2019 - Here Come 48V Full Hybrids

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 1 October 2019 titled Here Come 48V Full Hybrids.
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19 Sep 2019

Webinar Thurs 3 Oct 2019 -Tipping Point For Graphene Commercialisation

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 3 October 2019 titled Is The Tipping Point For Graphene Commercialisation Approaching?
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18 Sep 2019

At Last a Smart Materials Event for Business Deals

The IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, California on November 20-21 has it all. There will be over 270 exhibitors engaging with 3,500 attendees; seven parallel conferences and even masterclasses on November 19 and 22, with matchmaking services and awards. Land the big order or at least come away "married" and famous!
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18 Sep 2019

Haptics: Part 3 - The diverse haptics landscape of the future

This is the final article of a three-part series on haptics. Haptics involves the use of technology to stimulate the sense of touch. IDTechEx have been covering the technology behind this important market sector for the last five years, and have just released their latest report: Haptics 2020-2030.
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17 Sep 2019

3D printing is making headway in composite manufacturing

Within the field of 3D printing, there is increasing emphasis on functionality as the industry shifts away from the stereotype of rapid prototyping, and materials are not exempt from such scrutiny. For instance metals such as titanium with excellent tensile strength and low density are ideal for lightweighting applications, and as such demand for these materials is continually increasing. However, for certain applications, metals are not sufficiently lightweight enough, which is where composites come into play. The latest report from IDTechEx, "3D Printing Composites 2020-2030: Technology and Market Analysis", authored by Dr Bryony Core and Dr Richard Collins examines the key trends and innovations in this emerging technology.
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13 Sep 2019

Post-Vehicle Value of Retired Electric Vehicle Batteries

The rapid penetration of electric vehicles has led to questions on its most expensive component - the battery. What happens to the batteries after 8-10 years of service when they retire from electric vehicles due to capacity fade?
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11 Sep 2019

Agenda Announced for Printed Electronics USA 2019

The agenda has just been announced for the 16th annual Printed Electronics USA event taking place in Santa Clara, California, on November 20 & 21. This is the world's largest event on flexible, hybrid & printed electronics. Printed Electronics USA is part of the IDTechEx show, which brings together seven key disruptive technologies and their customers in one venue.
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11 Sep 2019

Conductive inks: analysing truly diverse markets

The conductive ink market is extremely diverse. This diversity has given this market long-term resilience, allowing it to sustain a growing application pipeline over multiple decades. Indeed, the industry has reinvented and rejuvenated itself multiple times as the application mix has been altered. Today, conductive inks find use in all manners of applications, as described in our report "Conductive Ink Markets 2019-2029: Forecasts, Technologies, Players."