Research Articles

China
04 Aug 2021

The Challenges of the World's Largest Electric Vehicle Market

China's electric two-wheeler market is the largest electric vehicle market in the world. Some 29.66 million were produced in 2020 (with sales typically at over 98% of production). Today, however, the market is no longer seeing the explosive growth of the past, the IDTechEx report "Electric Two-wheelers 2021-2041" finds.
02 Aug 2021

Micro-LED Technology and Market Trends Part 1

The first part of this premium article examines trends of Micro-LED, LCD, OLED, and QD-LCD displays, and value propositions of micro-LED displays and corresponding application trends
02 Aug 2021

Functional Automotive Exteriors With Printed/Flexible Electronics

While vehicle interiors might be an obvious target for emerging technologies based on printed/flexible electronics, there are also plenty of opportunities for vehicle exteriors. These range from transparent heaters to solar panels, and benefit from attributes as varied as transparency, conformality, low weight, and tunable absorption spectra.
29 Jul 2021

Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectric cooling, heating, and harvesting is partly a great success now, partly to be a success later. First to analyze this big picture is the new IDTechEx report, "Thermoelectric Cooling, Heating, Harvesting: 90 Companies' Achievements and Strategies Appraised with Roadmap 2022-2042".
28 Jul 2021

Redox Flow Batteries Are Ready For The Big Stationary Storage Market

While they may have struggled to find their place in the market over the past few years, there will be significant adoption of redox flow batteries towards the end of the next decade according to a new IDTechEx market report, "Redox Flow Batteries 2021-2031".
28 Jul 2021

Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment

Air taxi operators are unfazed by the 200 or so organizations designing vertical take-off electric aircraft. Follow the economics and the orders not the fluid investments from people seeking the next Tesla. Those getting the huge investments often lack significant orders.
27 Jul 2021

Event-Based Vision Approaches Commercialization

The increasing adoption of computational image analysis is creating opportunities for many new types of image sensors. One of the most innovative and commercially promising technologies is event-based vision, which is a bio-inspired method of acquiring visual data that promises multiple advantages.
26 Jul 2021

Trends in Solid-State Batteries

Solid-state batteries keep on attracting tremendous attention and investment with the maturing technologies and closeness to mass production. Even with the influence of COVID-19, the potential market size is expected to grow to over $8 billion by 2031, according to IDTechEx's report "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
22 Jul 2021

3D Printing Composites Will be a $2bn Industry Within the Next Decade

3D printing of fiber-reinforced polymers is rapidly approaching a commercial tipping point. This is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and impactful areas of 3D printing; over the next decade the market will grow to $2 billion, the installed base and applications will expand, and technology will continue to mature.
21 Jul 2021

Repurposing Fossil Fuel Assets: New Options

A more value-added approach to repurposing redundant fossil fuel assets such as coal mines and power stations is available.
Worldwide
21 Jul 2021

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Plant-Based Meat

Wednesday 28 July 2021 - Plant-Based Meat: Able to Disrupt the $1 Trillion Global Meat Industry? This webinar includes the sustainability issues facing the meat industry and the need for alternatives; investments made into the plant-based meat industry; an overview of the major players in the field; and more.
20 Jul 2021

Emerging Technologies Set to Shape Next Generation of Plant-Based Meat

Plant-based meat has increasingly been making headlines in recent years, as product sales swell and industry investment continues to reach dizzying heights.However, this is only the beginning. Plant-based meat producers are increasingly looking towards a range of emerging technologies to create the next generation of hyper-realistic plant-based alternatives.