Research Articles

30 Jun 2020

Conductive Inks: Finding the Right Segment in a Diverse $2.3B Market

The conductive ink market is diverse. This is shown in the schematic below, showing the commercialization status of diverse spectrum applications. This diversity is both a blessing and a curse.
29 Jun 2020

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on the Topic of Crop Biotechnology

In this webinar, Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent will present an overview of IDTechEx's recent research into the crop biotechnology industry, focusing on the potential of genome editing to revolutionise the field.
26 Jun 2020

Battery Electric Buses: Beyond China

The bus market is at a crossroads. The pressing need for cities around the world to improve air quality, alongside commitments by many governments to address climate change, are powering plans to deliver zero on-road emission city bus fleet solutions. Over the next decade these efforts will see major cities increasingly refuse to purchase anything but zero-emission buses, as they deliver on promised zero-emission zones to protect the health of their citizens.
26 Jun 2020

Legacy Systems Are Limiting Thermal Management of Electric Vehicles

The drivetrain of an electric vehicle is, in theory, much simpler than a combustion vehicle. Despite this, many electric vehicle contain several different coolant fluids. Is this optimal or a remnant from legacy systems?
25 Jun 2020

Passenger Car Market: Outlook in light of COVID-19

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das & Technology Analyst, Luke Gear, discuss the passenger car market and the outlook in light of COVID-19.
24 Jun 2020

Sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G: Opportunities for Thermal Management Materials

The 5G market is expanding rapidly, with the first installations already being demonstrated. The increasing deployment of 5G will generate innovation and growth opportunities in thermal management.
23 Jun 2020

Is Cell Design Limiting Electric Vehicle Thermal Management?

Thermal management of batteries for electric vehicles is a crucial issue. It is important not only for safety and thermal runaway prevention, but also for the performance and longevity of the battery.
23 Jun 2020

AI-Powered Agricultural Robots: Affordable Ultra-Precision?

A Revolution in Affordable Ultra-Precision? The developments in agricultural robotics, machine vision, and AI will drive a deep and far-reaching transformation of the way farming is carried out.
22 Jun 2020

How Is COVID-19 Shaping the Future Mobility Landscape?

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the automotive industry has been hit hard by shutdowns of factories and sales around the world. The pandemic has slowed down global car sales and is shifting consumer behaviours in travel. Over the long term, COVID-19 could have a lasting impact on the mobility landscape.
22 Jun 2020

Biodegradable vs. Recyclable Plastics

Which Is Better for the Environment? In recent years, plastic production has accelerated, with global plastic set production to reach 600 million tonnes by 2030 if production continues at its current rate of growth. Most of this plastic is not biodegradable, with 30-50% of it being produced for single-use applications.
22 Jun 2020

Sensors in the Water and Wastewater Industries: A $2bn Market by 2030

In the next decade, digital water technologies will be the next big innovation. With an industry predicted to be over $2Bn in 2030, this is a wide-reaching opportunity for many and a market which has a global impact.
18 Jun 2020

CRISPR Technology Could Democratise Agriculture

Humans have been manipulating the DNA of the organisms around us in agriculture for thousands of years, using selective breeding to create sweeter fruit, hardier grains, cows that produce more milk, and many more valuable traits.