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21 Sep 2022

Microsoft: HoloLens 2

IDTechEx tried out various demos of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 mixed reality-capable augmented reality headset at Laval Virtual 2022 and attended the company's presentation.
20 Sep 2022


DigiLens is a major innovator in holographic diffractive waveguides that has attracted interest from major investors including Samsung.
20 Sep 2022


Holo|one is a Swiss-headquartered firm with US and Chinese offices which provide its Sphere platform for enterprise MR. This is designed to smooth XR solution development and tie it into existing software solutions.
20 Sep 2022


Elephantech is a Japanese company founded in 2014. It is developing a novel additive manufacturing method of making flexible printed circuit boards with an emphasis on both scalability and sustainability.
19 Sep 2022

Qualcomm: Snapdragon Spaces

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Spaces SDK is designed to streamline and simplify XR development, particularly for AR/MR. One of its stated benefits is porting content from smartphone apps to AR/MR glasses to smooth the transition towards spatial computing.
16 Sep 2022

Company Net-Zero Targets Fuel the Adoption of Zero-Emission Trucks

The sustainability of business operations is now a key consideration in the boardrooms of major corporations, and this is fuelling significant demand for zero-emission trucks. Transitioning truck fleets from diesel combustion engines to zero-emission powertrains is a very visible way for companies to demonstrate their green credentials to their customers whilst delivering a meaningful reduction in their carbon footprint.
16 Sep 2022

P360 Adds Four New Modules to the BirdzAI Data and Analytics Platform

P360, a leading technology developer for pharmaceutical companies, unveiled that its BirdzAI data and analytics platform has been enhanced with four powerful new pre-built modules for Master Data Management, Insights & Analytics, Sales Operations and Marketing Operations.
16 Sep 2022


LanzaJet is a sustainable fuels technology company, spun out of LanzaTech in 2020.
7 Sep 2022

How Can Hardware Help AR Become Socially Acceptable?

Before Google Glass first hit public testing in 2013, the word "glasshole" had already been coined. Referring to someone who uses an augmented reality (AR) headset inconsiderately, this term eloquently expresses the difficulty in achieving social acceptability.
4 Aug 2022

VegSense Makes Sense for Forest Studies

Ecologists won't always need expensive and bulky equipment to measure vegetation in the wild. Scientists have discovered a modern heads-up display works pretty well. Researchers set up a Microsoft HoloLens as a mixed-reality sensor to feed VegSense, their application to measure understory vegetation, plant life that grows between the forest canopy and floor.
26 Jul 2022


Climeworks is a Swiss company developing a modular direct air capture (DAC) technology based on a solid adsorbent system.
29 Jun 2022


LetinAR is a South Korean developer of optical systems for augmented reality glasses. Its PinMR™ optical combiners are fabricated from plastic, offering cost and durability advantages. It recently built its own fabrication line near Seoul.
29 Jun 2022

Ostendo Technologies

Ostendo is a Californian display technology firm. Its Quantum Photonic Imager microLED displays are well suited for augmented reality devices. IDTechEx met with the company at TechConnect World 2022.
22 Jun 2022

CrossBoundary Energy Raises Funds for African Solar Powered Mini-Grids

Africa's first project financing facility for mini-grids, CrossBoundary Energy Access, announced $25 million in new funding commitments from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited, Bank of America, and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. This investment will leverage an additional $25 million to deploy $50 million of capital into CBEA's near-term pipeline of solar powered mini-grids.
17 Jun 2022

California's Largest Renewable Microgrid for Microsoft Data Centre

With ambitious goals of becoming carbon negative by 2030, Microsoft chose Enchanted Rock for its ability to develop a reliable microgrid with net-zero emissions. The project will out-perform current California Air Resources Board emissions requirements for distributed generation, the most stringent in the world, with hourly local emissions 80%-96% lower than Tier 4 diesel standards while delivering higher reliability.
20 May 2022

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
20 May 2022

Optics for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality 2022-2032: Technologies, Players and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
19 May 2022

Imec and Partners Target Net-Zero Emissions for Chip Manufacturing

imec announces that its Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems research program succeeded in bringing together stakeholders of the semiconductor value chain, from large system companies such as Apple and Microsoft, to suppliers, including ASM, Kurita, SCREEN and Tokyo Electron.
16 May 2022

Battery Swapping for Electric Vehicles 2022-2032: Technology, Players and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Shazan Siddiqi and Dr James Edmondson
13 May 2022

Gas Sensors 2022-2032: Technology, Opportunities, Players, and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Tess Skyrme and Dr Matthew Dyson