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.
24 Oct 2018
First Chinese Sale of PulseForge Invent Photonic Curing Tool
NovaCentrix is pleased to announce the first Chinese sale of the new PulseForge®Invent™photonic curing tool for R&D to the Institute of Flexible Electronics Tsinghua.
2 Jul 2018
3D Bioprinting - An Update from Q2 2018
The past 3 months has been busy for 3D bioprinting companies, with numerous publications emerging from academia and announcements from industry. This article will highlight the advancements made in 3D bioprinting in the last 3 months since the publication of the 2018 update of IDTechEx's market research report on the topic: 3D Bioprinting 2018 - 2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.
16 Oct 2017
A first for wearable optics, stretchy fiber to capture body motion
The exciting applications of wearable sensors have sparked a tremendous amount of research and business investment in recent years.
5 Sep 2017
Recipe for safer batteries: just add diamonds
Researchers have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads to battery-related disasters.
21 Aug 2017
Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors
Scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world's most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of multi-purpose devices that monitor a slew of body functions in real time.
27 Jul 2017
Colour-shifting electronic skin
Researchers have developed a new type of user-interactive electronic skin, with a colour change perceptible to the human eye, and achieved with a much-reduced level of strain. Their results could have applications in robotics, prosthetics and wearable technology.
6 Jun 2017
Giving robots a sense of touch
By mounting GelSight sensors on the grippers of robotic arms, teams have given robots greater sensitivity and dexterity.
30 Mar 2016
CNano is currently the largest carbon nanotube manufacturer in the world. The main application for the MWCNTs are batteries, where charging times are improved. CNano claim to be the biggest supplier for MWCNTs in this application.
11 Nov 2015
3D-printed building blocks of life
Scientists have developed a 3D-printing method capable of producing highly uniform blocks of embryonic stem cells.
13 Aug 2015
Aluminum could give boost to capacity, power of lithium-ion batteries
Researchers have created an electrode made of nanoparticles with a solid shell, and a "yolk" inside that can change size again and again without affecting the shell.
11 Jun 2015
Supercapacitors with batteries or fuel cells: result happiness
IDTechEx interviews in Japan have established that supercapacitors across lithium-ion batteries in cars can increase range by 10% by permitting deep discharge, provided suitable batteries are used that can tolerate such a regime.