7 Sep 2021
6G Communications Curious Progress
6G Communications promises between ten to one hundred times the download speed for operating unpowered devices, remote holographic surgery and much more, but it will depend on how high a frequency is chosen and how much infrastructure investment is made.
6 Sep 2021
World First 10 Minute Charge Li-Ion Silicon Dominant Cylindrical Cell
StoreDot reveals its ground-breaking silicon-dominant technology applied in extreme fast charging cylindrical cells. In a world-first, the company demonstrated the prototype 4680 form factor that is fully charged in just 10 minutes.
2 Sep 2021
IDTechEx Dissects the Market for Solid-state Batteries in New Report
This article explores the history of solid-state batteries and looks ahead at regional development, sharing some of the research from the new IDTechEx report, "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
16 Aug 2021
Enevate are a US company developing high-silicon content Li-ion anodes and cells. IDTechEx spoke with Kevin Schrantz, Senior Marketing Director, and Martin Sandor, Marketing Director.
10 Aug 2021
EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers
Whilst IDTechEx expects EVs to continually improve in safety, there will always be the risk of a battery fire due to many potential causes. This presents an opportunity for those material suppliers making thermal interface materials (TIMs), flame-retardant materials, or fire protection materials.
28 Jul 2021
Wiliot Secures $200 Million Investment Round Led by SoftBank Vision
For decades, there has remained a massive gap as trillions of products travel billions of miles without any data being available as to their status, whereabouts, or situation. Lacking this information, global supply chains have been profoundly, and vulnerably, in the dark. Recognizing this, many leaders in consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, furniture, and apparel have been working with Wiliot to add their sensing capabilities, intelligence and connectivity.
27 Jul 2021
Wiliot is developing low-cost, energy-harvesting sensors that enable items to be tracked throughout the supply chain. On July 27 2021 it announced that it had received an investment of $200m from Softbank.
26 Jul 2021
Trends in Solid-State Batteries
Solid-state batteries keep on attracting tremendous attention and investment with the maturing technologies and closeness to mass production. Even with the influence of COVID-19, the potential market size is expected to grow to over $8 billion by 2031, according to IDTechEx's report "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
15 Jul 2021
Micro-LED Displays From 2021 Onward
From mobile phones, TVs, to cars and public screens, displays have become an important component in daily life to convey information. The importance of displays becomes more significant during COVID-19, as the demand to have a display for remote communication is higher. There is an emerging display type— Micro-LED display, which has the potential to become the next-generation mainstream, with its ability to be fabricated from tiny to huge sizes. The challenges and opportunities are discussed in the IDTechEx report "Micro-LED Displays 2021-2031: Technology, Commercialization, Opportunity, Market and Players".
7 Jul 2021
IDTechEx interviewed Srinivas Pattamatta, VP of Business Development at Atmosic. They have developed low power Bluetooth chips with integrated power management systems capable of enabling energy harvesting.
23 Jun 2021
Solid-State Battery Market Will Grow to $8 Billion by 2031
With an increasing number of players working in this field and some milestones being achieved, the solid-state battery market is expected to grow to $ 8 billion by 2031, according to IDTechEx's new report "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
22 Jun 2021
Mini-LED to Micro-LED Displays: The Industry Game-Changer is Coming
2020 and 2021 are the years for the Mini-LED displays to boost. Backlit Mini-LEDs' taking off has also paved the way for Micro-LED displays, a potential display industry game-changer.
10 Jun 2021
OLED 'Skin' Display Can be Stretched by Up to 30%
With the establishment of flexible displays behind us, many have asked what the next big development in display technology will be
24 May 2021
What Micro-LED Displays Mean to the Display Business
What disruptions can Micro-LED displays bring to us, and will the future displays require Micro-LED technology? What are their potential applications and what are the hypes and realities? These are the questions addressed in the new IDTechEx report "Micro-LED Displays 2021-2031: Technology, Commercialization, Opportunity, Market and Players".
17 May 2021
Spine-tingling: Haptic Technologies and Exoskeletons
Many common haptic applications only target a particular area, for example, smartphones affecting the hands and fingers, but haptic exoskeletons expand their effects to a full-body experience, with potential use in industries from gaming to the medical field.
12 May 2021
EnPower Inc are a US start-up seeking to commercialise their structured Li-ion electrodes. IDTechEx spoke with Strategic Marketing Manager Louise Hardman.
29 Apr 2021
IRP Systems Announces $31M to Accelerate EV Powertrain Offerings
IRP Systems provides TrueDrive, a revolutionary electric powertrain that enables high performance and efficiency while reducing the weight, size and overall cost of the powertrain in electric vehicles of all sizes. Using IRP's cutting-edge electric motors and controllers, electric vehicle manufacturers can eliminate the industry's tradeoff between cost and performance.
24 Apr 2021
Micro-LED Displays for 2021 Onwards
From mobile phones, TVs, to cars and public screens, displays have become an important component in our daily life to convey information. There is an emerging display type— Micro-LED display, which has the potential to become the next-generation mainstream.
19 Apr 2021
Micro-LED Displays, A Threat to OLED Displays or Not?
Micro-LED, believed by many as the next-generation display technology, has been pursued by players of LED, display, OEM, materials and so on. It is also widely believed by many that Micro-LED displays are the replacement of OLED displays, especially in TV applications.