15 Feb 2021
CVD Graphene for Electronic Applications: 2021 Status and Outlook
Given the exciting properties, graphene has always been linked as a revolutionary material for the electronics industry. CVD graphene is cited as the ideal solution in providing a perfect single layer produced in a low cost continuous R2R process, but the manufacturing and commercial reality have proved very different. After a long period of research, and with players regularly exiting and entering the field, we are only now starting to see this technology mature and the dawn of the commercial reality.
28 Nov 2020
Apple Inc. (Micro-LED display)
The initial interests in µLED displays from the industry were largely generated by Apple. LuxVue is one of the companies with most complete µLED patents and the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.
12 Jun 2020
mmWave electronics: towards AiP (antenna-in-package) technologies
Electronic packaging will play an important role in enabling higher frequency - e.g., mmWave - electronics. In particular, as the frequency goes up, the antenna spacing shrinks, the need to have large antenna arrays for gain as well as beam forming purposes increases; and the imperative to cut down transmission loss including by placing components closer together inside a package dramatically grows
13 May 2020
GaN Systems are leading suppliers of GaN on Si for power conversion applications. As the 5G market grows, this presents a potential new market for GaN Systems to demonstrate their GaN devices and wireless power transfer technology.
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.
31 Dec 2019
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao spoke with a Helios Bioelectronics representative.
30 May 2018
Ingestible bacteria on a chip could help diagnose disease
Researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. This "bacteria-on-a-chip" approach combines sensors made from living cells with ultra-low-power electronics that convert the bacterial response into a wireless signal that can be read by a smartphone.
21 Feb 2017
Low-power chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous
Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition software might require about 1 watt of power, the new chip requires between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts, depending on the number of words it has to recognize.
18 Mar 2016
This profile is focused on Ostendo's Quantum Photonic Imager (QPI) technology, its proprietary LED microdisplay, currently under development. Although still largely in stealth mode about its technology, some information has been made available about the company's QPI to IDTechEx analysts and in some display symposiums.
8 Mar 2016
InVisage is a pioneer in hybrid CMOS image sensors. The company is based in Menlo Park, CA and has received over $100m in funding. InVisage has developed a technology called QuantumFilm, which is a light sensitive layer of quantum dots. Remi Lacombe presented their latest progress at the IDTechEx Sensors USA conference.