30 May 2022
Fusion Processing is an engineering consultancy working with autonomous technologies to improve vehicle and road safety. Fusion Processing has been involved in several trials around the UK and has accumulated more than 1.8 million kilometres of service so far.
12 May 2022
Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?
Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
9 Mar 2022
Dynex Semiconductor (CRRC): EV Power Electronics
Dynex is a UK-based power electronics developer and manufacturer. They were acquired by CRRC and can now utilise China-based manufacturing for high volume orders.
1 Mar 2022
In the Future Your Entire Car Could Be a Radar Antenna, Says IDTechEx
Radar miniaturization is one of the key trends that IDTechEx has identified in "Automotive Radar 2022-2042". There are several factors that are contributing towards this, such as moving from 24GHz to 77GHz which shrinks the antenna size. Or, transitioning from SiGe-BiCMOS based transceivers to Si-CMOS ones, which reduces the number of discrete computational components and shrinks the circuit board. So, with the size continuing to come down, IDTechEx asks, how small can it get?
26 Jan 2022
Infineon: Automotive Power Electronics
Infineon is a leading supplier of automotive power electronics modules, having established strong partnerships with traditional OEMs. IDTechEx caught up with the company to discuss the latest industry trends.
16 Dec 2021
Uhnder — Digital Code Modulation Automotive Radar
Uhnder is a start up working on radar on chip technologies for automotive and other applications. Uhnder use a 28nm Silicon CMOS technology to construct a single chip with 192 virtual channels giving high imaging potential. Uhnder has also moved away from the widely frequency modulated continuous wave emission pattern in facour of digital code modulation, this brings increased performance and robustness to interference.
24 Nov 2021
GenesInk is a French SME that offers a range of conductive and semiconducting inks based on nanoparticles that are synthesized in-house. Targeted applications include EMI shielding, Human-Machine Interface, conductive busbars, antennas, sensors and transport layers in organic semiconducting devices. IDTechEx caught up with GenesInk to find out about the latest developments.
21 Oct 2021
Continental — Automotive Radar and LiDAR Suppliers
Continental are one of the largest automotive tier 1 suppliers, and one of the largest suppliers of radar for ADAS applications such as adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. IDTechEx spoke to Continental at ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg.
8 Oct 2021
SteadySense is a wearable skin patch industry company with core hardware in temperature monitoring. Their current focus is on temperature-based ovulation monitoring in the fertility technology sector. IDTechEx analysts James Hayward and Andy Ko interviewed SteadySense CEO and founder Werner Koele in 30 Sep 2021.
23 Sep 2021
EV Power Electronics: Driving Semiconductor Demand in a Chip Shortage
Semiconductors are the lifeblood of the modern age. From your watch to a washing machine, everything these days seems to be 'smart', 'connected' and therefore enabled by semiconductors. Unsurprisingly then, a massive shortage of chips present 'across all categories', according to some industry executives, is having a profound impact.
24 Aug 2021
Zadar is a radar start-up specialising in next-generation SAE level 2+ applications.