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Sharp Laboratories of Europe (SLE) was founded in 1990 to develop new ideas and technology for Sharp products and to support Sharp business in Europe. SLE is a UK private limited company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. Research and development areas range from IT through optical devices to display electronics, optics, PV, health and energy storage. SLE has an excellent record of technology transfer starting with 5 million unit sales of a neural network microwave oven in 1994, invented in Oxford University, developed at SLE and manufactured at Sharp's factory in Wrexham. SLE was instrumental in the development of Sharp's red and blue laser diodes for CD and DVD players, demonstrating the world's first laser diode by MBE in 2004. In 2009 a new energy and environment group was established in SLE, the energy team develops and demonstrates novel energy storage devices and energy management tools for a low carbon, high energy efficiency, European consumer market. Climate change remains a challenge for mankind and the future energy strategy is being debated. We are developing advanced solar solutions that will offer consumers combined heat and power. We also have activities to develop new technology to deliver fresh business models in the energy arena and in collaboration with partners are developing future energy technologies for storage and services. In particular SLE has been investigating next generation batteries for stationary energy storage, and is looking at different business models and cases for residential energy storage systems.
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2023
3 Jan 2023

MacDermid Alpha

MacDermind Alpha produces 'electronics manufacturing solutions', encompassing a wide range of materials and processes. At the 'Printed Electronic Innovations Showcase Day', it outlined its in-mold electronics portfolio.
2022
12 Dec 2022

The Future of Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing

A new wave of electronics manufacturing is on the horizon, aiming to satisfy the increasing demand for sustainability and mitigate the impact of volatile energy prices. With the electronics industry accounting for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it requires substantial innovation to reduce its environmental footprint.
2 Dec 2022

Thermal Management for Electric Vehicles 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson, Dr Richard Collins and Luke Gear
1 Dec 2022

The EV Market Doubles Down on Permanent Magnets Despite Material Costs

With the continued global turmoil experienced over the past few years, the prices of almost everything are rising. This has been especially true for the rare earth materials used in the manufacturing of electric motors for electric vehicles (EVs).
23 Nov 2022

A New Dawn for CCUS After Five Decades of Ups and Downs

The world is on a quest for solutions to decarbonize its economy. More than 70 countries and over 1,200 companies have set a net-zero target, according to the United Nations. To limit warming to less than 2°C, emissions of hundreds of gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) would need to be prevented and removed from the atmosphere.
21 Nov 2022

Materials Informatics: Digital Transformation Comes to Materials R&D

Materials informatics (MI) involves using data-centric approaches, including AI and machine learning, to assist scientists and engineers in materials R&D.
11 Nov 2022

Three Predictions for 2023 in Augmented and Virtual Reality

2022 was a turbulent year for Extended Reality (XR). The popularization of the metaverse concept raised massive interest in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) devices as the gateway to this future vision of the internet, with excitement gathering over an expected revolution in how we communicate.
8 Nov 2022

Pepperl+Fuchs

Pepperl+Fuchs is a leading German manufacturer of sensory systems and electronics. IDTechEx talked with Pepperl+Fuchs at Robotics and Automation 2022.
13 Oct 2022

PragmatIC

PragmatIC is a UK-based company developing flexible integrated circuits on polymer substrates. It has received a total of ~US$150 million in funding and is focused on scaling up its technology, which is already commercially available at a low cost.
5 Oct 2022

E Ink and Sharp Collaborate on Oxide Backplanes for Next Gen ePaper

E Ink Holdings Inc and Sharp Display Technology Corporation announced the collaboration with each other, and adopt SDTC's indium gallium zinc oxide backplanes for ePaper modules using in eReader and eNote products.
4 Oct 2022

VoxelDance Boosts Industrial 3D Printing Productivity

VoxelDance today announced the upcoming release of Voxeldance Additive 4.0, the latest version of its All-in-One AM build preparation software, a major move on its mission to help businesses boost productivity with AM industrial applications.
21 Sep 2022

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Headsets 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
2 Sep 2022

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Binge Eating Disorder

A small device that detects food craving-related brain activity in a key brain region, and responds by electrically stimulating that region, has shown promise in a pilot clinical trial.
26 Aug 2022

Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets

IDTechEx Report: Yulin Wang and Dr James Edmondson
24 Aug 2022

Sharpest Image Ever of Universe's Most Massive Known Star

By harnessing the capabilities of the 8.1-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile, which is part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF's NOIRLab, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive known star in the Universe. Their research challenges our understanding of the most massive stars and suggests that they may not be as massive as previously thought.
22 Aug 2022

Thin Film & Flexible Photovoltaics 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Isabel Al-Dhahir and Dr Matthew Dyson
9 Aug 2022

Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
19 Jul 2022

Denso — New Market Player in the Cobot Industry

Denso is well known for being a global automotive component manufacturer. It has a subsidiary, Denso Wave, that produces robots, automatic identification devices (barcode readers and related products), and programmable logic controllers. IDTechEx met Denso at Automatica 2022, where the company demonstrated its industrial robots and collaborative robots.
13 Jul 2022

Graphene Market & 2D Materials Assessment 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins and Dr Conor O'Brien
12 Jul 2022

NASA's Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

Thousands of galaxies - including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared - have appeared in Webb's view for the first time. This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm's length by someone on the ground.