15 Feb 2021
CVD Graphene for Electronic Applications: 2021 Status and Outlook
Given the exciting properties, graphene has always been linked as a revolutionary material for the electronics industry. CVD graphene is cited as the ideal solution in providing a perfect single layer produced in a low cost continuous R2R process, but the manufacturing and commercial reality have proved very different. After a long period of research, and with players regularly exiting and entering the field, we are only now starting to see this technology mature and the dawn of the commercial reality.
12 Feb 2021
Black Semiconductor is a spin-out company from the research institute AMO commercializing graphene-enabled optoelectronics. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Daniel Schall (CEO).
18 Jan 2021
Desktop Metal to buy EnvisionTEC for $300 Million
Desktop Metal Inc announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire EnvisionTEC for total consideration of $300 million, consisting of a combination of cash and newly issued Desktop Metal stock.
28 Nov 2020
Plessey is a UK-based working on MicroLEDs based on GaN-on-silicon technology. Plessey operates 150 mm and 200 mm wafer processing facilities to undertake design, test and assembly of products. The company provides illuminators for display engines (Digital Micro-mirror Device DMD and LCOS) and full-field emissive microLED displays that combine very high density RGB pixel arrays with high-performance in-house developed CMOS backplanes to produce high brightness, low power and high frame rate image sources for head mounted displays (HMDs), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems.
28 Nov 2020
HongKong Beida Jade Bird Display Ltd.
Jade Bird Display (JBD) is a start-up founded in 2015 and headquartered in Hong Kong. Its core technology is the monochromatic micro-displays, enabled by wafer-level mass manufacturable approach of monolithic hybrid integration of µLED arrays on Si ICs.
15 Sep 2020
PragmatIC Appoints Erik Langaker as Chair of the Board
PragmatIC has appointed Erik Langaker as independent Chair to complement its existing strong Board of Directors. This appointment comes alongside additional funding of over £13 million to support ongoing production ramp-up, accelerate manufacturing optimisation and drive continued product innovation.
11 Aug 2020
9 Materials Science Start-Ups Changing Metal Additive Manufacturing
The metal additive manufacturing market will be negatively impacted by the 2020 pandemic. Despite this short-to-mid-term setback, the industry is forecast to rise and exceed $10Bn within the next 10-years. The emerging and established printer players grab nearly all of the headlines, but most of this forecast annual revenue will be in material sales in which there is great untapped potential.
6 Aug 2020
IDTechEx Analyst Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh interviews Scantinel Business Development Manager Norbert Recke
28 Jul 2020
IDTechEx Analyst Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh interviews Graphenea CEO Jesus de la Fuente
24 Jul 2020
Battery Breakthrough Boosts Electric Flight, Long-Range Electric Cars
In the pursuit of a rechargeable battery that can power electric vehicles for hundreds of miles on a single charge, scientists have endeavored to replace the graphite anodes currently used in EV batteries with lithium metal anodes.
9 Jun 2020
TriEye is an Israeli company that has developed an affordable method of SWIR imaging based on detecting plasmonic resonances with a silicon CMOS device.
21 May 2020
dpiX is both a manufacturer of x-ray image detectors and a foundry for (primarily) backplanes. It has a Gen 4.5 line spanning 239,000 sq ft, which is the largest outside Asia. It has recently extended its capability to make flexible image sensors using amorphous silicon on flexible polyimide substrates.
29 Apr 2020
Wolfspeed are specialists in GaN on SiC technology across various market verticals. With the increasing market for 5G installations, Wolfspeed are likely to see a big increase in the market for GaN devices.
28 Apr 2020
Elkem provide materials for various components within electric vehicles and their batteries. Elkem Silicones see their silicone products as essential for effective thermal management in future electric vehicles in addition to the ones already on the road.
16 Mar 2020
Automotive Lidar Market: Battlefield of a Hundred Technology Suppliers
The lidar market is very dynamic and some players are making excellent progress towards launching automotive-grade products. Analysts at IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred companies that develop 3D lidar modules, this article presents insights from their report "Lidar 2020-2030".
11 Mar 2020
PragmatIC manufacture flexible integrated circuits (termed FlexICs) which are targeted first at RFID tags and also other applications that require constrained complexity. Their main selling point is their low cost (< $0.01, depending on complexity and volume), making them an attractive alternative to silicon. PragmatIC have also developed a revolutionary approach to fabrication that, when compared to conventional silicon ICs, requires much less capital expenditure and a design-to-production cycle-time of less than one week.