Research Articles

31 Oct 2022

Automotive Lidars: Speeding up Deployment to Autonomous Vehicles

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential $8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033.
27 Oct 2022

30 Giga-Watt Hours of Electric Vehicle Markets Beyond Cars

While electric cars will remain the largest electric vehicle market for the foreseeable future in terms of battery demand and market revenue generation, most transport sectors are facing a transition. In this article, IDTechEx summarizes key developments in non-automotive sectors, showing each sector's global battery demand (in 2021) for relative scale.
27 Oct 2022

Join the Upcoming Webinar Chemical Recycling Plastic Waste

Wednesday 9 November 2022 - Critical, independent assessment of the incumbent and emerging chemical recycling and dissolution processes; solutions for different polymer types and forms; overview of the key developments and players in this field; analysis of the key market drivers; market outlook on the planned chemical recycling projects; view of the industry pain points and criticisms
26 Oct 2022

IDTechEx Asks if Thin Film PV Is an Answer to Today's Energy Threats

Photovoltaics is the fastest-growing energy source. Of the thin film PV technologies, cadmium telluride (CdTe) dominates. It is largely concentrated within the US, where it accounts for 40 % of US utility-scale PV power. In recent years, the commercial efficiency of CdTe panels has been playing a catch-up game with conventional silicon and is currently trailing by ~3 %. Efficiency, however, is not the only deciding factor.
25 Oct 2022

IDTechEx Explore Key 5G Trends to Watch Out for From 2023 Onwards

Where does 5G stand three years after its first commercialization in 2019? Let's start with the frequency band. We know that the sub-6 GHz (3.5 - 7 GHz) and millimeter wave (mmWave, >24 GHz) bands are the two new bands among the spectrum covered in 5G. Despite the hype surrounding mmWave, according to IDTechEx's "5G Market 2023-2033: Technology, Trends, Forecasts, Players" report, 53% of 5G commercial/pre-commercial services are actually based on sub-6 GHz, with mmWave accounting only for less than 10% of the market.
25 Oct 2022

Join the Free-to-Attend Upcoming Webinar on Wearable Sensors

Thursday 3 November 2022 - This webinar will break down the complex landscape of sensor types, biometrics, and form factors; highlight innovations in electrode integration; discuss optical sensing advancements; and overview opportunities and challenges for microneedles as wearable sensors
24 Oct 2022

Wireless Charging to Pull the Plug on Charging Stations

The development of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) has slowly picked up momentum over the past decade. This charging solution relies on the principle of resonant inductive coupling to achieve wireless power transfer (WPT) from a ground-based pad to a vehicle-fitted pad. Drivers should simply align their vehicles with the ground pad for charging to begin automatically, eliminating the need to plug in.
21 Oct 2022

The Attempt to Achieve Standardization within the Graphene Industry

The true description of graphene is that of a single atomic layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal array. However, the nanocarbon material landscape is much more complicated than this simple statement, with single-layer, few-layer, multi-layer, graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) and both graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) all to be considered as types of graphene.
21 Oct 2022

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Polymer Additive Manufacturing

Thursday 27 October 2022 - This webinar will identify technical and material trends within the polymer 3D printing market; highlight key developments influencing polymer AM's rise, including discussion on relevant players and news; and present IDTechEx's outlook on the polymer AM market
20 Oct 2022

IDTechEx Discuss Additive Manufacturing: So Much More Than the Printer

With so much focus being put on 3D printers, it can be easy to lose sight of the many other important sectors that make 3D printing, especially industrial additive manufacturing, possible. It takes an entire ecosystem, including materials, software, post-processing, quality assurance, services, specialized training, and more, for 3D printing to be utilized in high-value industries and applications
20 Oct 2022

Upcoming Free-to-Attend Webinar on Carbon Dioxide Removal

Wednesday 26 October 2022 - Natural and Engineered Solutions to Reverse Climate Change. What are the options for Carbon Dioxide Removal and how effective are they? What is the current state of the CDR market? What are the key drivers and hurdles for CDR market growth? What does the future hold for the CDR market?
19 Oct 2022

Essential Market Forecasts for the Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste

IDTechEx has launched a new market report providing a technical assessment and independent market outlook on the topic; overall, it is forecast that pyrolysis and depolymerization plants will recycle over 20 million tonnes/year of plastic waste by 2033.