Out of Academia, Into Industry: Printed Electronics Business
Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics is a market worth $31.6 Billion in 2018, according to IDTechEx Research. The majority of that is for OLED displays, with glass-based versions now entering their golden age and foldable OLEDs and printed OLEDs now entering a phase of commercial growth. Then there is the near $2 Billion market for conductive ink used in many diverse applications and the $3.6 Billion market for sensors, mainly comprising of biosensors so far.
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.
Why Tesla Bought the Supercapacitor World Leader
Tesla needs to excel in the much broader range of energy storage technologies needed for Class 8 trucks down to Tesla 3 cars to retain uniquely long range for the price.
IDTechEx Show! Agenda Live: Connecting Brands & Emerging Technologies
The IDTechEx Show! on April 10-11 in Berlin brings together eight key disruptive technologies and their customers at one venue.
Dr Xiaoxi He reports her findings from CES2019
Panasonic showed their efforts in technology for human insight sensing, including demonstrations showing emotion sensing, physical stress sensing and human characteristic sensing.
Faraday Motor Co.
Faraday Motor, or Fara, is an electric motorcycle manufacturer based in Taiwan. IDTechEx Technology Analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Faraday Motor's CEO Mr Ming-Shyong Hsu on 29 Aug 2018.
Rogers Corporation develops aluminium and copper interconnects for EV Li-ion batteries. Although their primary focus is on interconnects for cylindrical cells, they also develop solutions for prismatic and pouch cells.
Printed Electronics World Firsts in 2018
With the end of the year in sight IDTechEx looks back and reviews what has been new in the world of printed electronics in the last 12 months.
Powering the Flexible World
From 2019 we will come to a world with flexible electronics and batteries to power these devices have attracted tremendous attention. These devices may require batteries with special mechanical properties or form factors. For more details about thin, flexible and printed batteries, please refer to IDTechEx's report Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2019-2029.