1 Oct 2020
Wearable Sensor Industry Worth $2.5bn in 2020 New IDTechEx Study Finds
The wearable sensor industry will be worth $2.5 billion in 2020, having tripled in size since 2014. This comes despite the significant economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a reduction in the total revenue this year.
26 Aug 2020
Future Opportunities for Thin-Film, Flexible and Printed Batteries
The battery industry has experienced enormous innovation and investment with the demand mainly from electric vehicles and energy storage systems. The 1,500 GWh market demand in 2030 indicates huge potential for batteries.
15 Aug 2020
Robotic fresh fruit picking: overview and players
This is the 6th article in our series of articles focused on agricultural robotics.
In this brief article we consider the trends towards robotic harvesting (picking) of fresh fruits.
12 Aug 2020
New Solar Energy Optics
Finnish technology company ICS has developed a unique technology platform and a film solution providing a 5-10% increase in energy output for conventional solar modules - and even higher gains for more advanced applications.
7 Aug 2020
Agricultural Robots and Drones: Company and Product Readiness Map
It is often imagined that agriculture is alien to new technologies. This is far from reality. In fact, agriculture has always been a pioneer in the adoption of new technologies, embracing motor/power, modified seed, and agrochemical technologies over many decades to boost productivity.
31 Jul 2020
Smart Glasses: The New Smartphone?
This article discusses the future impact of the standalone AR market. Will SmartGlasses be a short-lived trend, or become as common place as the smartphone?
24 Jul 2020
VCSEL and SPAD solid-state lidars: how far can they go?
The 3D lidar story is becoming ever more interesting. The focus at first was on autonomous driving, but, given the timelines and the potential of the technology, it is now migrating into consumer, ADAS, security, autonomous robots, and beyond.
22 Jul 2020
Sentons - Product announcements
Sentons announced use of their "software defined surfaces" products in two new devices from leading players: Lenovo and Asus. This profile gives more details of the relationship and the products launched.
21 Jul 2020
Hitachi is offering Cu sintering paste. The pastes are offered in three varieties as outlined in the profile. In general, the challenge is to prevent oxidization during the sintering.
15 Jul 2020
Large-Scale Facial Recognition Incompatible with a Free Society
Some progressive cities have banned some uses of the technology. Three tech companies have pulled facial recognition products from the market.