25 Sep 2020
Lithium Metal Battery with a Protective Layer
Researchers have taken an important step towards a new type of Li-ion battery, which can be found in our smartphones, laptops and electric cars, among other things. For the first time, they succeeded in making an electrolyte that goes well with an anode made of lithium metal. Lithium metal is the holy grail for anodes. In theory, a two to three times higher energy density can be achieved with this material compared to current batteries.
25 Aug 2020
Eternal Material Technology Company (EMT)
Eternal Material Technology Company produces OLED materials, focusing primarily on host and electron transport layer materials. In 2019 they partnered with Universal Display Corporation (UDC) as a contract manufacturer, and in 2020 they announced the construction of large facility to manufacture OLED materials.
24 Aug 2020
New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds
Researchers have taken the first step towards a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a microrobot combined with the new concept of "in situ in vivo bioprinting" to carry out tissue repair inside the body.
1 Apr 2020
BYD's New Blade Battery Set to Redefine EV Safety Standards
BYD has announced the launch of the Blade Battery, a development set to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles.
21 Jan 2020
Robotic Gripping Mechanism Mimics How Sea Anemones Catch Prey
Most robotic gripping mechanisms to date have relied on humanlike fingers or appendages, which sometimes struggle to provide the fine touch, flexibility or cost-effectiveness needed in some circumstances to hold onto objects. Recent work looks to provide a path forward for gripping robots from an unlikely source -- the doughnut-shaped sea anemone.
15 Nov 2019
Tanway offer lidar modules. The company were established as a spin-out from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China).
5 Nov 2019
Ice Drink are developing lidar modules and systems in partnership with Tsinghua University (Beijing, China).
9 Oct 2019
Peratech and Visionox to jointly develop integrated display
Visionox and Peratech have signed an MOU agreement and have started working on different integrations of Peratech's tactile-sensing solutions into Visionox's AMOLED displays to meet user needs for display-based interactive interfaces.
30 Sep 2019
Alibaba unveils its own AI chip
Alibaba Group plans to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip, which has potential for use in autonomous driving, smart cities and smart logistics. In addition to this, the Academy will boost its R&D in AI chips for training on the cloud and for IOT applications.
13 Sep 2019
ZVISION Technologies offer lidar modules. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Tuo Shi from ZVISION in May 2019. Shi is the Co-Founder and CEO of ZVISION, and is based in China.
3 May 2019
3D printer threads electronic fibers onto fabrics
The potential for wearable electronics goes far beyond smart watches, but our current options for battery packs and circuit boards don't make for the most comfortable E-socks. One solution, being developed is to simply print flexible fibers on to transitional textiles or clothes.
27 Mar 2019
Water resistant and self-healing electronic skin
Inspired by underwater invertebrates such as the jelly fish, researchers have created an electronic skin with similar functionality.