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09 Jul 2020

Join the Webinar - Battery Electric Buses: Beyond China 14th July

This webinar provides insight into the industry's evolution, and will cover: Drivers for the transition to electric buses, Challenges to bus electrification, The history and future of bus electrification in key regions, The outlook for battery electric buses, plug-in hybrid buses and fuel cell electric buses, and The background to IDTechEx's new granular forecasts for the electric city bus market.
Worldwide
09 Jul 2020

Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Photovoltaics Materials Opps 10th July

There are many solar markets only accessible with technologies beyond silicon. They include transparent and flexible film solar, underwater and indoor solar. Consider lightweight photovoltaic film on the sides of buildings that cannot support heavy glass. Film retrofits on buses and boats to boost range.
08 Jul 2020

Smart Materials Bypassing the Traditional Industry

Learn about electronics as smart materials bypassing the traditional industry.
08 Jul 2020

Electric Vehicles in Agriculture: Now is the Time

Cars electrify, now farm vehicles. The new 215-page IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030" explains. This is a drill-down from the popular report, "Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2020-2030".
08 Jul 2020

In-Mold Electronics: Material Development Opportunities

In-Mold Electronics (IME) is a process that combines printed electronics with 3D forming and molding to create 3D objects with embedded electronics. The electronics can include interconnects, sensors, rigid IC or LEDs, optical waveguides, and so on.
07 Jul 2020

Testing Waste Water to Find COVID

In July 2020, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology announced a standardised UK system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, to provide an early warning of future outbreaks, reducing the reliance of testing large populations.
Worldwide
07 Jul 2020

Join the IDTechEx webinar 9th July - Where Are Opportunities in 5G

This webinar will help to clarify the real market opportunities for 5G from different perspectives, including: User equipment adoption, 5G station deployment, Active antennas, New trend in RF components, Materials challenges,and Emerging use cases
Worldwide
07 Jul 2020

Join the IDTechEx webinar 8 July - An Introduction to Li-ion Recycling

This webinar will provide an introduction to Li-ion recycling, covering the following key areas: Overview of recycling processes, Discussion of the value proposition of recycling, Analysis of 2nd-life vs recycling, and Look at the current Li-ion recycling market
03 Jul 2020

Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving

This article highlights some key material development trends. More specifically, approaches to increase the thermal conductivity (in W/mK) of TIMs are considered. This is an important trend because the IDTechEx assessment is that the market, in absolute terms, for high or ultrahigh thermal conductivity TIM materials, will inevitably rise.
02 Jul 2020

Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market

The new IDTechEx report, "Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics 2020-2040", is based on interviews by multi-lingual, PhD level IDTechEx analysts across the world and 20 years tracking the research and applications. They predict $38 billion dollars in 2040 without colliding with the silicon-in-glass "power station" business. There will be many opportunities for premium pricing of its new specialist materials.
02 Jul 2020

Catheter Navigation: The Fastest Growing Sector of Robotic Surgery

IDTechEx reports that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. Within this industry catheter navigation is an emerging, but lesser known application, that is rapidly gaining traction. IDTechEx's findings are detailed in the recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030: Technologies, Players & Markets".
01 Jul 2020

Li-ion Battery Recycling: A $5.9Billion market by 2030

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das & Technology Analysts, Dr Alex Holland & Dr Na Jiao, discuss Lithium-ion battery recycling and the current market.