World's Most Efficient Lithium-Sulfur Battery
Imagine having access to a battery, which has the potential to power your phone for five continuous days, or enable an electric vehicle to drive more than 1000km without needing to "refuel".
Fraunhofer had several types of technologies and devices on show. Marius Siegfarth, Research Associate at Fraunhofer, told IDTechEx about a particular project involving the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in catheter interventions.
Thericon was exhibiting its real time multispectral imaging system, which had been in development at Fraunhofer PAMB and Heidelberg University since 2012.
Fraunhofer were also exhibiting a sensor-based assessment system (SEBA), also referred to as Healthband. It was developed through a collaboration between Fraunhofer, Rostock University, Hahn-Schickard, Hamburg Applications and Healthcare X.0. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
In-Mold Electronics Market will Take-off in 2020 - Here's Why
In-mold electronics (IME) - or in-mold structural electronics (IMSE) - is about to enter a period of rapid revenue growth, with IDTechEx forecasting the overall market to exceed $1bn within a decade.
India´s Robot wonder
Sales of industrial robots in India reached a new record of 4,771 new units installed in 2018. That is an increase of 39 percent compared to the previous year. India now ranks eleventh worldwide in terms of annual installations.
The future of medical is wearables? (Part 2)
This is the second of a two part series exploring wearable medical devices. In part 1, IDTechEx discussed trends indicating that "the future of wearable is medical". In part 2, we explore the question in reverse, asking to what extent "the future of wearables is medical."
An OLED pilot line introduces itself: From PI-SCALE to LYTEUS
Together with their industrial partners, the institutes were able to achieve unique results, create and manufacture fascinating prototypes based on the flexible OLED technology.
Innovative fine-line screen printing metallization
Together with their project partners, scientists at the Photovoltaic Technology Evaluation Center PV-TEC at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg have succeeded in improving the traditional screen printing process for the fine-line metallization of silicon solar cells.
Photovoltaic power from textiles
Imagine a truck tarp that can harvest the energy of sunlight. With the help of new textile-based solar cells semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
Process development for innovative products made of 2D nanomaterials
AIXTRON has successfully investigated the production, properties and applications of 2D nanomaterials in the "HEA2D" project together with five partners.
Fraunhofer IMS have developed a 3D flash lidar demo module (Owl), which is based on their patented CMOS SPAD photodetectors with on-chip ROIC.
Koolen invests in hydrogen bromine flow battery maker Elestor
Koolen Industries has signed the agreement for a multi-million investment in the electricity storage company Elestor BV. After years of research and development, Elestor is at the verge of introducing its revolutionary hydrogen bromine flow battery to the market.
Frankfurt Laser Company
Frankfurt Laser Company are an international distributor of laser diode products and a custom laser solution provider.
Machine learning for sensors
Today microcontrollers can be found in almost any technical device, from washing machines to blood pressure meters and wearables. Researchers have developed AIfES, an artificial intelligence concept for microcontrollers and sensors that contains a completely configurable artificial neural network.
IDTechEx interviewed Antti Backman, CEO of Delektre. The company is involved in the printed and flexible electronics market, including a ring product using flexible, organic electronics to create a non-invasive optical sensing technique for a variety of physiological parameters. They are also involved in custom cabling solutions via sister company, New Cable Corporation.
An affordable way to store clean energy
Renewable energy sources can fluctuate in the amount of power they are able to provide - which is why batteries are used to temporarily store the energy. The problem with lithium ion batteries is their short service life, while redox flow batteries have, to date, been cost-prohibitive.