Dilemma of Automotive Vertical Integration
It is a rule-of-thumb that manufacturers should vertically integrate only when products and markets mature, so they can confidently shave off the last pennies of cost. One exception is when shortages loom: Tesla built its battery gigafactory fast using proven Panasonic technology. However, many suppliers now build battery gigafactories.
Electric Vehicles: Induction Motor Opportunities
The new IDTechEx Research report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" measures how induction (asynchronous) motors are rapidly losing market share.
Two case studies on markets for actuators
At an event as large as CES, there are many technology themes beyond the traditional topic boundaries covered by IDTechEx. In this article, we discuss two such areas, both of which are close to, but slightly outside traditional areas of coverage.
Winning Strategy for EV Electric Motors
The electric vehicle business will grow rapidly to over $1.5 billion in 2029, with the largest percentage being batteries. However, that percentage will peak with cost reduction and some being replaced by supercapacitors.
IDTechEx met with Jamal Soboune, Technical Lead, Research at Immersion. They were demonstrating a solid state button targeted at automotive applications in a demonstration at Nidec's booth at CES 2019.
Mainland France's largest grid battery storage facility
When completed, it will be the largest power storage unit connected directly to the grid in mainland France. With a 6 MW / 6 MWh power rating, the unit will use its storage capacity to perform frequency regulation services for the grid, helping keep any frequency deviation in check.
Nidec Industrial Solutions world leader in energy storage
Nidec Industrial Solutions has, for the fifth consecutive year, confirmed its standing as the world's leading supplier in the energy storage market.
Electric and Hybrid Marine 2018
In this premium article IDTechEx highlights some of the presentations analysts found interesting, with commentary, as well as shared insight on interviews undertaken with the market leaders and new entrants on the exhibition floor.
Key Themes at CES 2018
A number of IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2018, exploring the key themes prevalent in a variety of sectors, including: healthcare, neuroscience, 3D printing, e-textiles, haptics and electric vehicles.
Haptics at CES 2018
Major themes from the show illustrated through 11 company interviews with leading players.
Nidec (Copal & Sankyo)
IDTechEx analyst James Hayward caught up with Nidec again at CES 2018. They demonstrated a series of developments in haptics on their booth, including activity from their Copal and Sankyo divisions.
IDTechEx first met with Cerevo at CES 2017, where, as part of the Nidec booth, they demonstrated early prototypes of their haptic gaming shoes.
Toyota unveils third generation humanoid robot T-HR3
Toyota Motor Corporation revealed T-HR3, the company's third generation humanoid robot.
Nidec Sankyo - VCMs for haptics
James Hayward spoke with David Shin about Nidec Sankyo's recent efforts in deploying voice coil motors (VCMs) as haptic actuators. This profile builds on a previous IDTechEx profile from Nidec at CES 2017.