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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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2024
13 Feb 2024

AR Optics: Insights from IDTechEx at CES 2024

Apple's Vision Pro has recently grabbed all the headlines in the spatial computing world, following years of hype and rumors of Apple bringing a headset to market. The Vision Pro is thought to be merely the opening salvo of the tech giant's strategy, with see-through augmented reality (AR) devices expected to be the endgame.
31 Jan 2024

Fire Protection Materials for EV Batteries 2024-2034: Markets, Trends, and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson
25 Jan 2024

LetinAR

22 Jan 2024

Raythink

Raythink were founded in 2019 and are based in Shenzhen, China. They specialize in delivering next-generation augmented reality heads-up displays in the automotive sector. They use computer-generated holography as a means of projecting bright virtual images with high resolution and true depth cues. Virtual images are directed towards the driver's line of sight, providing guidance, and signalling while driving. Raythink explore the use of holography, projecting three-dimensional objects ahead of the windshield.
1 Jan 2024

Valeo

Valeo was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Paris, France. It is a global automotive component supplier and has a variety of products sold directly to OEMs and tier 1s as well as consumers in the aftermarket. This profile looks at its heads-up display (HUD) offerings and what its product line looks like for this technology.
2023
18 Dec 2023

Sodium-ion Batteries 2024-2034: Technology, Players, Markets, and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Shazan Siddiqi and Dr Alex Holland
29 Nov 2023

Aerogel Manufacturing Scaling to Meet EV Demand

Historically, the aerogel market has experienced slow and steady growth. With the newly found demand for thermal insulation and fire protection in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, aerogel manufacturers are making big plans and investments in order to scale up in preparation to serve this new market.
24 Nov 2023

The Automotive Display Eco-System - A Complex Environment

Modern automotive interiors are evolving at a tremendously fast pace, moving past the mechanical dials and becoming fully electronic. The key attributes of these electronics are noticed by consumers, such as the design of the display, its curvature, brightness, and type of technology, i.e., OLED or LCD, when, in reality, there is a lot more that goes into building the display and assembling the entire unit.
1 Nov 2023

Micro-LED Displays 2024-2034: Technology, Commercialization, Opportunity, Market and Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
11 Oct 2023

Graphene Market & 2D Materials Assessment 2024-2034: Technologies, Markets, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Conor O'Brien
10 Oct 2023

Corning

Founded in 1851, Corning is an American company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of glass, ceramics, and related materials for specialty applications. Corning is involved in five different business units, namely display technologies, optical communications, environmental technologies, life sciences, and specialty materials.
20 Sep 2023

Will LCDs be Replaced in VR?

In 2023, almost every VR device uses LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays) to replace the real world with digital content, but a shift might be underway in 2024. Apple's Vision Pro is set to be one of the earliest VR devices to use OLED-on-Si technology, also known as micro-OLED, in a move to shrink headsets down whilst offering extremely high-quality images.
7 Sep 2023

Hony Glass Technology

Founded in 1978, Hony Glass specialize in manufacturing tempered glass to multiple industries worldwide. The company are headquartered in Taiwan and have their main factory in Shenzhen. They provide glass to multiple industries, including cover glass in televisions and computer monitors; home appliances, such as hobs and overhead lighting; as well as bathware.
23 Aug 2023

Automotive Displays 2024-2034: Technologies, Players, Opportunities

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He and Sam Dale
14 Aug 2023

Displays for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality 2024-2034: Forecasts, Technologies, Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale and Dr Xiaoxi He
2 Aug 2023

Quantum Dot Materials and Technologies 2024-2034: Trends, Markets, Applications

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
1 Jun 2023

Sharp

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1 Jun 2023

OQmented

8 Mar 2023

Thermal Interface Materials: Technologies, Markets, and Forecasts 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Yulin Wang and Dr James Edmondson
24 Feb 2023

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.