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22 Oct 2021

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Electric Motor Technologies

Thursday 28 October 2021 - Overview of current and future electric motor technologies from OEMs; Emerging motor technologies such as axial flux and in-wheel motors; A look at electric motors in cars, vans, trucks, two-wheelers and buses; and more.
20 Oct 2021

Will Huawei Survive? A Comprehensive Analysis from IDTechEx

Under US sanctions, Huawei's revenue in the first half of 2021 was RMB 320.4 billion, which despite COVID-19 is a 38% decrease from RMB 454 billion in the same period last year; Xu Zhijun, Huawei's rotating chairman, pointed out that Huawei's goal is to survive. IDTechEx has recently launched the new version of their market research report on 5G - "5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2022-2032". Some of the findings from the new report are presented in this article.
18 Oct 2021

NanoCnet

NanoCnet is an early-stage company making conductive inks and other products based on their proprietary "silver nanostrand" technology, high aspect ratio silver nanoparticles with an oblong cross section. They state that these are more stable and much cheaper to make than silver nanowires whilst fulfilling a similar function.
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18 Oct 2021

Is it Finally Time for Printed Temperature Sensors?

Think of a temperature sensor - and a traditional glass thermometer, or perhaps a small thermistor would probably spring to mind. However, a new class of temperature sensors is rapidly emerging that offers spatial resolution together with a thin-film format.
18 Oct 2021

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Thursday 21 October 2021 - IME offers multiple advantages relative to conventional mechanical switches, including reduction in weight and material consumption of up to 70% along with a much simpler assembly. Given these benefits, and increasing interest from OEMs/manufacturers/material suppliers, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5bn market by 2032.
18 Oct 2021

Panasonic Launches Novel Substrate Film for Soft Printed Electronics

Leveraging patented thermoset polymer technology, Panasonic researchers have developed BEYOLEX, a pliable, yet durable, stretchable substrate for printed electronics and other applications.
16 Oct 2021

Axalta Coating Systems

IDTechEx interviewed Axalta to discuss their powder coating options for dielectric, impact and fire protection in EV battery packs.
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15 Oct 2021

Asada Mesh

I spoke to Pedro Pena, head of European marketing at Asada Mesh, at a TechBlick virtual event in Ocotber 2021. We discussed new uses for their stainless steel meshes and their growth during the pandemic.
15 Oct 2021

Metamaterial Technologies

I spoke to the Chief Marketing Officer of Meta at the October 2021 TechBlick Printed and Flexible Electronics online conference who detailed Meta's acquisiton of Nanotech Security, a firm making devices for banknote security, in early October 2021.
15 Oct 2021

Panasonic

I interviewed Dr Andy Behr about Panasonic's new Beyolex printed electronics substrate at the TechBlick Printed and Flexible Electronics online conference.
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15 Oct 2021

PCB Chat 85: Matt Dyson on Electrically Conductive Adhesives

Electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) have been touted for decades as a potential replacement for solder. Technology roadmaps by organizations ranging from IPC to the Surface Mount Council often listed ECAs as a "coming" technology, and scores of papers have been presented highlighting possible uses and likely end-products. The international research firm IDTechEx released in early October a new study called "Electrically Conductive Adhesives 2022-2032: Technologies, Markets, and Forecasts." Matthew Dyson, Ph.D., a senior technology analyst at IDTechEx specializing in printed, organic and flexible electronics, spoke with Mike Buetow about the study's findings and the future of ECAs, including in-mold and flexible electronics and their potential applications.
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14 Oct 2021

Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Ideas have moved on from a smart city being a dystopian world of sensors everywhere and people control by artificial intelligence - smart cities are primarily about progressing to water, food, and power independence and minimal transport. How to make smart cities in both deserts and the sea must be figured out.
13 Oct 2021

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on 5G

Thursday 14 October 2021 - What is the deployment outlook in 5 key regions including China, the U.S., Europe, South Korea, and Japan? Who are the key players? How will this technology disrupt 5G industry dynamics? - and much more.
12 Oct 2021

10 Years of Ceramic 3D Printing: Where Is It Going Next?

This year, the first company to enter the ceramic 3D printing landscape - Lithoz - is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In this article IDTechEx highlights the market-leading 3D printing processes in the world of additive manufacturing.
12 Oct 2021

Cypris Materials Announces Collaboration with BASF

Cypris Materials announced its partnership with BASF Corporation. This partnership will focus on the development and applications of brilliant, paintable, structural color.
11 Oct 2021

Decarbonizing Road Transport: A $160 Billion Role for Fuel Cells

Incorporating a fuel cell into an electric vehicle powertrain, generating electricity from hydrogen, offers a technology pathway that delivers the critical reduction in on-road exhaust emissions whilst overcoming the potential range and charging limitations of battery electric vehicles (BEV). IDTechEx's analysis in their new report, "Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2022-2042", forecasts the market value of on-road fuel cell vehicles will grow to $160 billion in 2042 at a CAGR of 23.9% over the 20-year forecast period.
11 Oct 2021

Micro-LED Displays and Their Opportunities for Automotive Applications

Dr Xiaoxi He from IDTechEx gave a tutorial presentation on "Micro-LED Displays and Their Opportunities for Automotive Applications" in Vehicle Displays & Interfaces September 28-29, 2021. The corresponding slides and recordings are shown below.
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8 Oct 2021

In-mold electronics (IME) and sustainability

In-mold electronics (IME) is a manufacturing process that enables electronic functionality to be integrated within curved decorative plastic components.
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8 Oct 2021

AlixLabs

AlixLabs is an early-stage company that is commercialising an improved method of atomic layer etching (ALE) in semiconductor manufacturing. Their method, which they call Atomic Layer Etch Pitch-splitting (ASP), is projected by them to reduce process time, investment costs and environmental impact for fabrication of upcoming generation IC chips by approximately half per lithography mask layer.
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7 Oct 2021

Manufacturing methods for IME and related approaches

The range of different manufacturing procedures that compete with IME creates a confusing landscape
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