Research Articles

10 Feb 2021

The Water Industry Needs to Modernize its Networks

The WHO said in 2019 that over 70% of the world's population have access to clean water. Clean water is required by all and is a product that has a direct impact on the consumer. Many companies must meet targets and goals set by their country or industry body with water cleanliness and pollution monitoring. However, unlike the oil and gas industry, the water industry is behind with its uptake of digitization and in the monitoring of networks in many countries across the globe.
09 Feb 2021

The Future Evolution of Batteries for Stationary Applications

With more than 1TWh of battery capacity installed in the ten-year forecast and a market size of $56bn, the "Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2021-2031" report shows the fast-growing scale of this market, analyzing the main technologies involved in this energetic revolution.
08 Feb 2021

Balls of Steel - or Silicone: 3D Printing Medical Advances Analyzed

3D printing offers an efficient method to improve current manufacturing limits across economic sectors such as transport, construction, and medical and dental industries allowing rapid prototyping and on-site production and repairs.
Worldwide
05 Feb 2021

Brand New IDTechEx Report - Antimicrobial Technology Market 2021-2031

Brand new report available from IDTechEx - "Antimicrobial Technology Market 2021-2031" - antimicrobial additives and antimicrobial coatings provide continuous and residual antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal action
Worldwide
05 Feb 2021

Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Materials for Electric Vehicle Batteries

Thursday 11 February 2021 - More Cells, Less Pack: Materials for Electric Vehicle Batteries. This webinar covers An overview of materials used in battery cells and battery packs; Key OEM designs and how this could change; and The impact of the above on material demands and markets.
05 Feb 2021

Sensors Everywhere

With sensors, the systems and software are a bigger business than the sensors themselves. For example, your body has primitive sensors such as eyes and fingers, but it processes the data in combination, so the whole is greater than the parts. Call it "sensor fusion", something increasingly seen in the automotive, healthcare, and robotic industries.
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03 Feb 2021

Webinar: Innovative Materials for Printed/Flexible Electronics

Thursday 18 February 2021 - Emerging 3rd and 4th generation emissive materials for OLED displays; A technological transition that increases the efficiency of organic photovoltaics; Functional inks for lighting; and Low temperature component attachment materials.
03 Feb 2021

Silver Price Volatility Could Affect Conductive Ink Composition

The remarkable price increases in particular US stocks, most notably GameStop, made the news last week as the power of retail investors to move markets became clear. On Monday 1st Feb, the BBC reported that silver prices increased by around 10 % as retail investors turned their attention to commodities, reaching a 5-month high of almost $950/kg.
Worldwide
02 Feb 2021

Webinar - Hybrid Electric Vehicles: A Short-Lived Opportunity?

Thursday 4 February 2021 - This webinar will include: Battery technologies; The main players in the industry; Key geographical markets; and Competition from plug-in hybrids, 48V hybrids and battery electric vehicles
Worldwide
02 Feb 2021

Webinar - 6G Communications: The Trillion Dollar Battle Commences

Wednesday 3 February 2021 - 5G communications has come to a phone near you and 6G communications received strong investment in 2020 as we move to its standards, specification and substantial rollout in 2030. However, this time will be different because the objective is far more heroic.
02 Feb 2021

Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
01 Feb 2021

Tesla in India: Boost in a Country with Low Appetite for Electric Cars

Tesla has plans to enter a new market: India. This story has unfolded only one way so far. Tesla decides to enter a new market and quickly becomes the top-selling EV maker by leveraging its powerful brand and class-leading technology at a competitive price. But will it be so easy in India?