11 Mar 2013
Display Trends: OLEDs, LCDs and E-Readers
LCD panel makers in Taiwan, Japan and Korea have been suffering. Despite the growing demand for LCDs the high number of panel makers and new competition from China has resulted in severe price competition, to the point that many panel makers are no longer profitable.
10 Jun 2011
Kovio raises $15 million with lead investor Tyco Retail Solutions
Printed silicon electronics platform enables NFC solutions for retailers
21 Dec 2009
Race for color video e-readers
The e-reader is a killer application involving printed electronics. Despite costing more than an i-Pod, the Amazon Kindle achieved 500,000 unit sales in its first year of trading last year and now we are talking of millions. The i-Pod, an iconic success, only achieved 300,000 unit sales in its first year of trading.
4 Jun 2009
Progress with electrowetting displays
Electrowetting is a proven process, used for focus mechanisms in cameras and cellphones. As a display technology, it is gaining increased attraction due its excellent colour range, high contrast and versatile operation mode capability.
13 Dec 2006
RFID in 2006: A story of extremes
As we enter 2007, many RFID suppliers are licking their wounds, while for others, RFID business is booming. As IDTechEx interview solution providers and users across the RFID industry for the new report RFID Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2007-2017 to be released in January, Raghu Das, CEO, summarizes some of the findings.
17 Nov 2006
Pallet and Case Tagging for Retailers: Q4 Review
Has the pallet/case market for RFID tags and other hardware become the nearest thing to a black hole in the RFID universe in 2006, thanks to reluctant mandated customers, technical problems and pricing for volumes that never came?
15 Nov 2006
Progress with Next Generation RFID Technology
RFID technology is moving on apace in some areas. Certainly EPC Gen2 tags have demonstrated spectacular performance improvements when tagging cases and pallets. However work is still needed.
12 Apr 2006
Extreme fragmentation of RFID supply
Extreme fragmentation of RFID supply is not what the users want, and IDTechEx believe that appropriate international acquisitions could gain massive competitive advantage.
4 Oct 2005
RFID update from Tesco
Tesco has installed RFID readers in 13 stores and 1 distribution center (DC) to date.
6 May 2005
Smart Labels USA 2005
RFID from pallet to item level: How to manufacture, implement and use RFID Smart Labels