Research Articles

28 Jul 2022

Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors on vertically stacked layers, has received no small amount of interest over the last few years. The recent IDTechEx report, "Vertical Farming 2022-2032", details the economic and technological factors shaping this rapidly growing industry.
27 Jul 2022

IDTechEx Assess the Next Commercial Phase of the Graphene Market

To date, the commercialization of graphene has been more of a "material push" rather than a "market pull"; a solution looking for a problem. In this first phase, there were numerous technical and commercial barriers to overcome, which in materials science does not happen overnight. IDTechEx believes that this is changing, with graphene entering the next stage, the growth phase, of its commercial journey.
26 Jul 2022

Perovskite PV: Resolving the Stability Challenge

Perovskite PV is an exciting new solar power technology. The new report published by IDTechEx, "Perovskite Photovoltaics 2023-2033", explores the commercialization potential of perovskite PV and identify the challenges remaining.
22 Jul 2022

Webinar - Haptics Market: Embracing the Next Wave of Rapid Growth

Thursday 4 August 2022 - Clarifying the definition and types of haptics; Use cases of haptics in different industries; Haptic technology benchmarking; Analysis of the current market landscape; Key market challenges in the short-term future; Key long-term market drivers; and Some key takeaways from IDTechEx forecasts
21 Jul 2022

Razer Acquires Interhaptics Revealing the Trend of Haptic Technologies

Razer, one of the leading global companies providing gaming hardware, announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Go Touch VR SAS, also known as Interhaptics, a French startup founded in 2017 and specialized in haptics tools and software. What does this tell us about trends in haptics?
21 Jul 2022

Webinar: Thermal Material Opportunities for ADAS and Autonomy

Thursday 28 July 2022 - this free-to-attend webinar will include Autonomy and ADAS in the automotive market; Sensor suites; Thermal management challenges in ADAS; Thermal interface materials for ADAS; Radar radome materials; and Die attach for ADAS.
20 Jul 2022

Key Developments Reinvigorate the Insulin Pump Industry

Insulin pumps offer several prominent benefits over other insulin delivery methods, so why are insulin pumps so rarely used today, as compared to other insulin delivery methods?
18 Jul 2022

Zero-Emission Truck Market Primed for Growth

The vast majority of new trucks sold today are powered by diesel engines, but like other on-road vehicle segments, this is set to change.
13 Jul 2022

Digital Smell: The Sensor Opportunity Under Our Noses

Imagine a world where we not only upload pictures of our latest recipes, beauty products, and coffees - but also share their smell. The opportunities for digital smell could be vast, but what are they, and what gas sensor technology will enable it?
11 Jul 2022

The Biggest Opportunities for the Future of Haptics

IDTechEx has released its latest report on haptics, projecting that the industry's annual revenue will grow to over US$5 billion by 2027 and will continue to increase through to 2033. Where should the industry be focusing to drive this growth?
06 Jul 2022

Battery Swapping: From Two-Wheelers to Trucks

The conductive fast-charging system as we know it today has drawbacks such as long dwell times, high power demand from the grid, availability and reliability issues, and the need for end-users to deal with heavy cables, dirty connectors, and buggy user interfaces. Battery-swapping is an emerging technology that aims to address all of these shortcomings.
05 Jul 2022

Upcoming Webinar Discussing the 3D Printing Materials Market

Thursday 21 July 2022 - Exploring the Dynamics of the $29.5 Billion 3D Printing Materials Market. Benchmarking relevant materials/players; identifying growth drivers and trends to watch for different classes of AM materials; examining key market activity; IDTechEx's market outlook for the industry