Research Articles

30 Mar 2022

5G: The Market GaN Needs

The current state of 5G has seen less technological innovation than might have initially been expected. There is certainly more scope for technical development and hence opportunities for several technologies and materials, a critical one of which is the semiconductor technology with wide bandgap semiconductors.
29 Mar 2022

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Metal Additive Manufacturing

Thursday 31 March 2022 - Rebounding From COVID to Hit $18 Billion. This webinar will include a discussion of COVID-19's effect on metal AM; key trends influencing metal AM's rise, including discussion on relevant players and news; and an overview of IDTechEx's metal AM market forecast
28 Mar 2022

3D Electronics Enables Greater Integration

While 3D electronics has long been used for adding antennas and simple conductive interconnects to the surface of 3D injection-molded plastic objects, more complex circuits are increasingly being added onto surfaces made from a variety of materials by utilizing new techniques.
24 Mar 2022

Low-Cost Sensing Assists Climate Adaptation

'What gets measured gets managed' is a well-known adage in business, but could it also be applied to mitigating the effects of climate change? The recently published IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report emphasizes the importance of adaptation alongside emission reduction.
23 Mar 2022

Not So Fast: EV Charging Rates Make a Difference

Charging speeds for electric vehicles (EVs) vary, from as little as 15 minutes using an ultra-rapid 350 kW charger, to as much as 24 hours when relying on a domestic wall outlet. Eventually, we could reach a point where recharging barely takes longer than filling up with fuel.
17 Mar 2022

Finally, the First Mass Market Adoption of a Nanocarbon

The revolutionary promise of nanocarbons has been touted for more than 3 decades, but despite the extraordinary properties and commercial hype, the success has been limited - until now. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) may not be as glamorous as their younger sibling graphene, but IDTechEx forecast the annual demand to exceed 70 ktpa by 2032 as for the first time the manufacturers experience a mass-market pull rather than a material push.
16 Mar 2022

MWC 2022: Trends in futuristic applications and network infrastructure

The MWC event in Barcelona earlier this month gathered more than 60,000 mobile experts from all around the world. From digital applications to network infrastructure, IDTechEx was there to cover major developments in the industry! Here are some of the key trends we observed at MWC2022 Barcelona.
16 Mar 2022

Can Oil be Climate Compatible?

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warned us over the threat global warming is posing, with consequences already being felt and accelerating rapidly. At the same time, the price of oil is at its highest since 2008 and is likely to continue to soar. Although prices at these levels are largely war-driven, both oil and gas prices were already climbing as economies reopened last year. These events have just shown how energy vulnerable and dependent on fossil fuels the global economy still is.
15 Mar 2022

Las máquinas de construcción eléctricas son vitales para una construcción más ecológica

Se calcula que las máquinas de construcción generan unas 400 Mt de emisiones de CO2 al año, lo que supone alrededor del 1,1% de las emisiones mundiales de CO2. Por tanto, la descarbonización de las máquinas móviles no de carretera será un factor importante en los esfuerzos por limitar el cambio climático global. Con un número cada vez mayor de países de todo el mundo que se comprometen a un futuro con cero emisiones de carbono, la industria de la construcción se enfrenta a un creciente escrutinio de sus emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero.
15 Mar 2022

Metal Additive Manufacturing Rebounds to Hit $18 Billion by 2032

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted a key target market for metal additive manufacturing - aviation. Additionally, global supply chain disruptions have led companies to re-evaluate their operations. Within this environment, how has metal additive manufacturing fared?
14 Mar 2022

Las alternativas a las baterías de litio desempeñarán un papel clave en el almacenamiento estacionario, según IDTechEx

Aunque las baterías de iones de litio siguen siendo la opción dominante para los dispositivos de consumo, los vehículos eléctricos y el almacenamiento estacionario por ahora, se espera que la importancia de las químicas de las baterías que no son de litio crezca considerablemente en los próximos 10 años, especialmente en el sector del almacenamiento de energía estacionario. Para 2025, IDTechEx prevé que más del 10% del mercado estacionario corresponda a productos químicos distintos del litio, frente al <5% de 2021.
11 Mar 2022

Join the Free-to-Attend Upcoming Webinar on Green Construction

Thursday 24 March 2022 - Green Construction: Growing Demand for Electric Construction Machines. Electric construction vehicles a $105 billion market in 2042. Find out more in this webinar presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr David Wyatt