12 Sep 2022
Lightmatter are at the forefront of silicon photonics design, with their Envise AI accelerator and Passage waveguide interconnect platform looking to disrupt the semiconductor chip industry. IDTechEx spoke with Ritesh Jain, VP of System Engineering, and Steve Klinger, VP of Product.
12 Sep 2022
Dexcom is a US-based biotech company, founded in 1999 by Scott Glenn, John Burd, Lauren Otsuki, Ellen Preston, and Bret Megargel. The company is one of the market leaders in the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) industry.
7 Sep 2022
How Can Hardware Help AR Become Socially Acceptable?
Before Google Glass first hit public testing in 2013, the word "glasshole" had already been coined. Referring to someone who uses an augmented reality (AR) headset inconsiderately, this term eloquently expresses the difficulty in achieving social acceptability.
15 Aug 2022
Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS
The automotive industry and many robotics start-ups have been promising that autonomous cars are just a couple of years away for many years now. It feels like this "just a couple of years" has been perpetually kicked down the road, with only incremental gains each time. However, Cruise, the robotaxi arm of General Motors, has recently been given approval to start charging passengers in San Francisco. So, is this an enormous leap forward for robotaxis, or just another incremental gain?
15 Aug 2022
Manna Drone Delivery: Fully Autonomous Drone Delivery in Europe
Manna Drone Delivery was founded in 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. It has an office in San Francisco, USA. The company raised US$25 million in funding in 2021. Manna provides fully autonomous drone delivery services, focused on low-value but high-frequency categories, such as takeaway food, coffee, and groceries.
12 Aug 2022
Waymo: Autonomous Trucking
Waymo is one of the key players and leaders in both autonomous trucking and robotaxis. It has backing from Alphabet (parent company of Google). Waymo is running daily commercial trips (with a safety driver) for potential partners and expanding its fleet and operations ready for full autonomous missions.
10 Aug 2022
Orpyx has developed a smart insole technology designed to aid diabetics with peripheral neuropathy and prevent ulcers and reduce demand for surgical interventions. Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed the VP of Marketing, Karen Smith.
4 Aug 2022
BSL Battery operates in China and develops and sells batteries into the solar/residential and low speed vehicle markets.
1 Aug 2022
Nuro: Curbside Delivery Robots
Nuro makes zero-occupant autonomous delivery vehicles. It has commercial partnerships with Kroger and 7-Eleven and is completing autonomous grocery deliveries to customers today. Nuro was one of the first companies to receive permission to operate a commercial autonomous service in the US and is pushing policy makers to continue making progress for the autonomous vehicle industry.
20 Jun 2022
Cybersecurity Tools to Protect Solar, Wind Power on the Grid
Solar panels and wind turbines, now projected to produce 44% of America's electricity by 2050, present cybersecurity challenges. They have sensors, controllers, actuators or inverters that are directly or indirectly connected to the internet. They're distributed far and wide across the country and the countryside. Many have insecure connectivity to legacy electric grid systems. They have complex physics. They're subject to advanced persistent threats. And there will be more and more of them going online.