24 Mar 2020
Tesla Motors (battery development)
This profile discusses Tesla involvement in Li-ion battery development specifically.
10 Feb 2020
Panasonic (Electronic Materials Business Division)
Panasonic Electronic Materials Business Division focuses primarily on high performance PCBs. However, this profile focuses on their recently developed stretchable, temperature resistant flexible substrate that provides a platform for 'stretchable hybrid electronics', and is particularly applicable to wearable devices.
5 Feb 2020
Toyota, Panasonic Joint Venture for Automotive Prismatic Batteries
Toyota and Panasonic have decided to establish a joint venture specializing in automotive prismatic batteries.
22 Jan 2020
IDTechEx visited Interlink Electronics R&D centre in Singapore.
14 Nov 2019
Panasonic Corporation are developing TOF image sensors and lidar modules.
7 Nov 2019
Optomec Delivers 500th Industrial 3D Printer
Optomec, Inc has delivered its 500th Industrial 3D printer. The machine is installed at a division of General Electric, which now counts more than 20 Optomec systems in use across GE business units including aviation, healthcare, power, and oil & gas.
16 Oct 2019
Panasonic is one of the largest suppliers of Li-ion batteries. They will have to continue investment in production capacity to maintain a leading position in the market.
14 Oct 2019
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co are expanding their LIB cathode production and recycling capabilities.
14 Oct 2019
Camera technology for autonomous mobility (part I)
In this article series we explore various trends in camera hardware technology, primarily focusing on trends that relate to autonomous driving.
9 Oct 2019
Panasonic's power assist suit adopted by World Para Powerlifting
Panasonic Corporation, an Official Worldwide Paralympic Partner, announced that it would provide its Power Assist Suit for use at World Para Powerlifting events and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
26 Sep 2019
Rivian is an American automaker and automotive technology company with over 1000 staff. Founded in 2009, the company develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation.
23 Sep 2019
Batteries: Unknowns and Certainties
It is certain that lithium batteries will be dominant over the coming decade and their chemistry will change in pursuit of reduction in cost and flammability and to obtain greater energy density. Uniquely, IDTechEx forecasts the biggest application - electric vehicles - in 101 categories, but any forecast has assumptions that matter a great deal. In the IDTechEx report, "Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts ten years assuming, not predicting, no global recession and no shortages.
12 Aug 2019
Electric Vehicle Research at Advanced Materials Osaka July 2019
Here we give the abstracts relevant to electric vehicles from BIT Advanced Materials Conference Osaka Japan July 2019. The organisers failed to provide slides but we have photographs of some of these if you are interested. The selected abstracts are divided into energy storage, wide bandgap semiconductors, energy harvesting and other.
22 Jul 2019
Dr Peter Harrop explores Toyota's progress with pure electric vehicles in 2019.
12 Jul 2019
Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Cope
Shortage of lithium-ion batteries is probable. Too few gigafactories. Too many burning batteries: factories shut to sort out their problems. The US-China trade war cuts off materials. Inadequate lithium or cobalt mining.
12 Jul 2019
Direct diode lasers: how technology evolution is opening new markets
The evolution of diode laser price and performance is rapidly opening new markets. In this article, the technology consulting firm IDTechEx demonstrate how advances in semiconductor laser technology enable novel applications in laser material processing and industrial manufacturing.
27 Jun 2019
Lightyear One vs Tesla Model 3
New solar car assessed: needs, uniques, competition.