Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a term used to describe any identification device that can be sensed at a distance with few problems of obstruction or mis-orientation. The devices are often refered to as 'RFID tags' or 'Smart Labels'.
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23 Jan 2023

Join Our Upcoming Webinar: Trends and Opportunities for 6G

Though 5G mmWave is still in its early stages, the 6G research race has already begun. The sub-THz band (100 - 300 GHz) is the major focus of the first wave of 6G. Several technological breakthroughs are necessary to fully realize the benefits of such a high frequency band in 6G.
18 Jan 2023

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Low-Loss Materials for 5G

Breaking Down the Drivers and Barriers Impacting Low-Loss Materials for 5G. Each year, the global deployment of 5G-enabled devices and infrastructure expands, bringing new and exciting applications to market, like smart devices, autonomous vehicles, and remote medical monitoring. However, the expansion of the 5G network, particularly the higher frequency mmWave bands, is restricted by several challenges.
4 Jan 2023

Metamaterials for 6G

This premium article looks at the application of radio-frequency metamaterials for 6G, mainly for reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS), and its material requirements. It is based off content from IDTechEx's 'Metamaterials Markets 2023-2043: Optical and Radio-Frequency' and 'Low-Loss Materials for 5G and 6G 2023-2033' reports.
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19 Dec 2022

Low-Loss Materials at the Wafer Level

This premium article, an excerpt from IDTechEx's 'Low-Loss Materials for 5G and 6G 2023-2033' report, reviews material requirements, incumbent materials, and potential market size for low-loss materials at the wafer level, primarily focusing on organic redistribution layers.
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16 Dec 2022

Low-loss Materials' US$1.8 Billion Market Powered by mmWave 5G

Each year, the global deployment of 5G-enabled devices and infrastructure expands, with 98 nations having commercialized 5G or conducting 5G trials in 2022, up from 79 nations in 2021.
15 Dec 2022

Metamaterials' Potential in mmWave 5G Telecommunications and Beyond

Having been largely confined to the realm of academia for many years, metamaterials are now set for commercialization in several major applications.
8 Dec 2022

The Development Trends of Massive MIMO (mMIMO)

5G has two new frequency bands: sub-6 GHz (3.5 - 7 GHz) and mmWave (24 - 100 GHz). 5G sub-6 GHz, with a frequency relatively close to the 4G frequency range, is a popular choice because it finds a balance between providing excellent data throughput and being reasonably priced.
7 Dec 2022

Low-loss Materials for 5G and 6G 2023-2033

Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "Low-loss Materials for 5G and 6G 2023-2033"
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7 Dec 2022

Low-loss Materials for 5G and 6G 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania, Dr James Edmondson, Dr Yu-Han Chang and Brendan Beh
5 Dec 2022

Webinar: Emerging Opportunities for Electromagnetic Metamaterials

Thursday 8 December 2022 - Introduction to electromagnetic metamaterials and key opportunities for the market; technology for electromagnetic metamaterials across various applications; review of the current state of the market for electromagnetic metamaterials; and much more!
16 Nov 2022

Webinar With Q&A - Printed/Flexible Electronics: What to Watch in 2023

Tuesday 29 November 2022 - This webinar includes case studies showing successful commercialization examples from 2022 across multiple market sectors; Discussion of anticipated announcements in 2023; Brief assessment of the status and potential of printed/flexible electronics; and Identification and assessment of technological gaps likely to be an R&D focus in 2023
14 Nov 2022

Growth Opportunities Across Radio-Frequency and Optical Metamaterials

IDTechEx's new research report, "Metamaterials Markets 2023-2043: Optical and Radio-Frequency", analyses the technology and markets for both classes of electromagnetic metamaterials. Defined as materials that utilize periodic structures to achieve potentially revolutionary capabilities, metamaterials have drawn much attention due to their applications across telecommunications, consumer electronics, and aerospace.
2 Nov 2022

Metamaterials Markets 2023-2043: Optical and Radio-Frequency

IDTechEx Report: Brendan Beh, Dr Matthew Dyson, Dr Yu-Han Chang and Dr James Jeffs
1 Nov 2022

Webinar - 5G: Key Trends and Opportunities to Watch Beyond 2023

Thursday 10 November 2022 - Three years after 5G first commercialization, where does 5G stand now? This webinar will discuss the following four key aspects of 5G - 5G deployment overview; open RAN technology; 5G technology; 5G use cases; and 5G future market outlook.
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.
19 Oct 2022

Impact of Newly Added US Sanctions on the Chinese Semiconductor Sector

Two of the nine new rules stand out, given the scale of both the short-term and long-term impact that they will cause. IDTechEx assesses the impact of these changes.
18 Oct 2022

5G Market 2023-2033: Technology, Trends, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Yu-Han Chang, Dr James Edmondson and Dr Matthew Dyson
13 Oct 2022


PragmatIC is a UK-based company developing flexible integrated circuits on polymer substrates. It has received a total of ~US$150 million in funding and is focused on scaling up its technology, which is already commercially available at a low cost.
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12 Oct 2022

Advanced Semiconductor Packaging Technologies in Data Centers

In this article, IDTechEx will cover the growth drivers of advanced semiconductor packaging technologies on data center applications, as well as give several examples of cutting-edge commercial server products that adopt advanced semiconductor packaging technologies. The content of this article is from IDTechEx's newly released market research report, "Advanced semiconductor packaging 2022-2033".
8 Sep 2022


Greenerwave is a French deeptech startup, developing tunable conductive metamaterials for use in telecommunications, RFID, and automotive verticals. IDTechEx spoke with Greenerwave CSO and Co-founder Geoffroy Lerosey on 26 August, 2022.
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