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2021
9 Feb 2021

Solar Vehicles 2021-2041 2nd Edition

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Matthew Dyson
2020
26 Nov 2020

Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 1)

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation that is being constructed by SpaceX. Part one of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He.
16 Oct 2020

Self-Driving Laboratories: A Reality Waiting to Happen

Imagine a situation where, given a request, a lab automatically chooses what experiments to do, robotically carries this out, tracks the reaction with integrated sensors, acquires and analyzes the results, and then decides what experiment to do next. This seems like science-fiction, but certain truths may be closer than you think.
30 Sep 2020

Wearable Sensors 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
4 Sep 2020

Lux Semiconductors

Lux Semiconductors are an early stage company that have developed a patent pending system-on-foil platform that enables flexible silicon ICs to be directly produced on flexible substrates.
12 Aug 2020

3D Electronics 2020-2030: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson and Dr Richard Collins
7 Jul 2020

Researchers Print, Tune Graphene Sensors to Monitor Food Freshness

Researchers dipped their new, printed sensors into tuna broth and watched the readings. It turned out the sensors - printed with high-resolution aerosol jet printers on a flexible polymer film and tuned to test for histamine, an allergen and indicator of spoiled fish and meat - can detect histamine down to 3.41 parts per million.
28 May 2020

Integrated Deposition Solutions

Integrated Deposition Solutions produce aerosol print systems (termed 'nanojet'), offering both complete printers and print systems for integration into larger installations.
27 May 2020

Materials Informatics 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
18 May 2020

Electronics Reshaped 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Richard Collins and Raghu Das
7 May 2020

Electronic Skin Patches 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
24 Apr 2020

Remote Control of Soft Robots

Soft materials, such as rubber or polymers that can endure drastic changes to their shape, are promising for applications where flexibility and shapeshifting abilities are paramount. For example, these materials can be used to create soft robots suited for specialized tasks, ranging from medical devices that could navigate around inside the body to robots for search-and-rescue missions that can squeeze through small openings.
17 Apr 2020

Flexible Hybrid Electronics 2020-2030: Applications, Challenges, Innovations and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson
2 Mar 2020

NextFlex

NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments who collectively aim to advance U.S. manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics.
2019
29 Oct 2019

Smart Materials Opportunities in Structural Electronics and Electrics 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Raghu Das
8 Oct 2019

Unique stretchable conductor

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain.
18 Sep 2019

BeBop Sensors wins US Air Force contract SIBR Award

BeBop Sensors announced today that it has won the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Award from the U.S. Air Force for BeBop Sensor's new award-winning Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition, to be deployed by the U.S. Airforce MOTAR (Maintenance Operations and Training Augmented Reality) Unit for advanced airplane VR training simulations.
2 May 2019

Air Force partnership advancing wearable sensor technology

Imagine being able to monitor your health quickly, simply, painlessly, and continuously, without complicated equipment or a doctor visit. For athletes or people with health conditions, an immediate physical "status update" would be a great convenience. For the warfighter in the field, it could be the crucial element of a successful mission.
2018
26 Oct 2018

World's first 3D volumetric circuit

Research on the 3D/volumetric circuit technology was borne out of the notion that a three-dimensional circuit offers more freedom to make circuits smaller, lighter and more efficient. 3D printing allows them to be manufactured into arbitrary form factors that can be integrated into any object or surface.
12 Oct 2018

Route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials

Engineers have developed a technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a host of exotic materials other than silicon. To demonstrate their technique, the researchers fabricated flexible films made from gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, and lithium fluoride — materials that exhibit better performance than silicon but until now have been prohibitively expensive to produce in functional devices.