Research Articles

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24 Apr 015

Energy harvesting at the heavy end

At the event, "Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2015", uniquely, the whole scope of energy harvesting will be reviewed.
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24 Apr 015

IDTechEx: Invest now in fuel cell vehicles?

There is divided opinion on future of traction fuel cells in electric vehicles, though few argue any more that they will power the majority of electric vehicles.
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24 Apr 015

The diversification of 3D printing

Since the commercialization of the first 3D printer in the 1980s, the breadth of end users taking advantage of this technology has continued to grow.
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23 Apr 015

Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2015

28-29 April, Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany. In less than one week, the seventh annual IDTechEx event will provide valuable insight into energy harvesting technologies and their applications.
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23 Apr 015

Electric vehicles: better not cheaper

At analysts IDTechEx we are often questioned about our forecasts of prices of certain electric vehicles not going down over future years. The answer is twofold.
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22 Apr 015

The Printed Electronics Industry Gets Going

Investment up; more products launched and larger companies driving growth.
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17 Apr 015

IDTechEx analyses the high stakes of the future automotive industry

Why BASF sues Umicore, Toyota launches fuel cell cars, VW buys a solid state battery company and all car companies are rushing behind Google for automation? The bigger picture of the high stakes of the future automotive industry.
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16 Apr 015

Thermal interface materials market set to grow to $3.7bn by 2025

New research conducted by IDTechEx finds that the thermal interface materials market - including tapes, adhesives, greases, gels, pastes, elastomeric pads, phase change materials, graphite, solders, compressible materials and liquid metals - will grow from $1.7 billion in 2015 to $3.7 billion in 2025.
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16 Apr 015

Megatrend Electronics at the IDTechEx Show! 28-29 April, Berlin

Today's megatrends are easy to identify. They are changes that will endure for a long time and profoundly impact most of us on earth.
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10 Apr 015

Separating fact from fiction in 3D Bioprinting

"Eventually 3D printing will print people," according to Will.i.am, the music producer, rapper and entrepreneur. "I'm not saying I agree with it, I'm just saying what's fact based on plausible growth in technology." How true is this? And how close are we? At IDTechEx, we take pride in cutting through the hype, to reveal what is actually possible and where the real opportunities lie.
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10 Apr 015

Ultra lightweight motors for electric drones and airliners

Newcastle University in the UK was chosen by Boeing to develop an ultra-lightweight electric motor for an upper atmosphere electric aircraft. These spidery fixed-wing aircraft can have the wingspan of a jumbo jet but the weight of a small car.