8 Jul 2020
In-Mold Electronics: Material Development Opportunities
In-Mold Electronics (IME) is a process that combines printed electronics with 3D forming and molding to create 3D objects with embedded electronics. The electronics can include interconnects, sensors, rigid IC or LEDs, optical waveguides, and so on.
8 Jul 2020
Abbott Diabetes Care
This is a comprehensive review of the business and technology of Abbott Diabetes Care, assembled from company reports and extensive academic literature review, and supported by additional interview comments over several years. It focuses primarily on the technology behind their market leading FreeStyle™ Libre™ CGM device, which generated over $1.8bn in revenue in 2019.
19 Jun 2020
BMW has demonstrated success with its first electric car, the i3 with strong sales since 2013. BMW have announced plans for 25 electrified models by 2023, showing a strong push towards electrification.
17 Jun 2020
Highlights from Dassault Systèmes' 2020 Industry Analyst Meeting. Dassault Systèmes hosted a virtual two-day event to share their company strategy, progress, and successes.
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.
28 May 2020
Senior Technology Analyst Luke Gear provides an overview of the latest electric vehicle developments from Toyota. Where is the company headed?
22 May 2020
Lightricity is a niche photovoltaic player with 9 people, spun off from Oxford University in the UK. They focus on indoors because their technology has an exceptional 30% efficiency there, particularly under LED (blueish?) lighting.
22 May 2020
AI-Powered Body Temp Measuring System with Dual Vision Thermal Camera
AI-powered kit has a Dual Vision Thermal Camera based Temperature Measuring System that measures up to 30 simultaneous temperature checks within 30ms and is ideal for large public spaces such as airports, hospitals, schools, child care facilities, offices, shopping centres, public transport hubs and more.
20 May 2020
eLux is a startup phase company developing microLED display technology based on fluidic assembly.
13 May 2020
LEVA-EU says Blanket EU Regulation Choking Light EV Sector
The European trade association LEVA-EU is calling for an urgent change in EU regulations, it says are seriously hindering manufacturers at a time when cities are encouraging use of light, electric vehicles as an alternative form of transport during the coronavirus crisis.
29 Apr 2020
IDTechEx analysts Dr Matthew Dyson and James Hayward interviewed David Schatz, VP of Sales and Business Development at WiTricity. We specifically discussed their historic activity providing wireless charging options for medical devices, including implants.
25 Mar 2020
Extinction of lead-acid batteries in electric two-wheelers
The following premium article aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding electric two-wheelers in Asia and provide clarity and insight into the markets and the transition they are making towards becoming more modern, sustainable electric vehicles.
25 Mar 2020
Deep Learning for Mechanical Property Evaluation
A standard method for testing some of the mechanical properties of materials is to poke them with a sharp point. This "indentation technique" can provide detailed measurements of how the material responds to the point's force, as a function of its penetration depth.
24 Mar 2020
Poland Quadruples Solar Energy Output, 5th Largest Producer in Europe
Poland quadrupled its solar power installations from 203 MW connected to the grid in 2018 to 784 MW in 2019. In 2020, Poland is planning to almost double its installations to 1.3 GW. These changes are important for the EU and Poland, as the country is the biggest coal producer in the Union.
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.