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.
12 Sep 2023
Upcoming Webinar - Exploring the Future of XR Display Technology
Thursday 21 September 2023 - Seeing Is Believing: Exploring the Future of XR Display Technology - An introduction to how XR device types affect display requirements; Discussion of recent innovations in the XR display industry and their potential impacts on the future of XR devices; The bottlenecks and technology gaps holding back XR display development, with potential solutions identified; A roadmap for the development of the industry, with key player technologies highlighted
29 Aug 2023
PreAct Technologies: Software-Defined Sensors
In this update interview, Paul Drysch, the CEO of PreAct Technologies, discusses PreAct's software-defined sensors, vehicle connectivity, AI, OEM integration, and the future of PreAct Technologies.
29 Aug 2023
Global Market for Displays in AR and VR to Reach US$4.6B by 2034
Spatial computing promises to transform the way people interact with their devices as computing goes truly 3D, with early signs of change already underway. While Apple's upcoming Vision Pro is bringing new excitement to this space, gaming-focused VR (Virtual Reality) headsets from companies including Meta, Sony, and Pico have sold in the millions.
21 Aug 2023
Chips as Currency: America, China, and the AI Race
Running in the background to the more visible, very real wars occurring around the world at present, there is another, economic and industrial in nature. This is a trade war between two principals: the USA and China.
29 Jun 2023
Tokamak Energy is an early stage company developing tokamak-based technology for nuclear fusion. IDTechEx corresponded with Head of Communications Stuart White to find out more.
21 Jun 2023
Immersive Wireless Audio: The Gateway to an AR/VR Hardware Ecosystem?
Sony recently announced 'Project Q', comprising the development of a hand-held PlayStation and corresponding high-end earbuds. The inclusion of earbuds initially seems surprising since headphones and earphones are amongst the most mature in the near hundred billion-dollar wearables market.
14 Jun 2023
Jade Bird Display
Jade Bird Display (JBD) designs and manufactures microLED displays with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) backplanes for applications including augmented reality (AR) devices, where it has been the first microLED firm to reach the market. JBD updated IDTechEx on its progress since its last interview in early 2022, including the opening of its new fab in Hefei, updated product lineup and promising financial results.
14 Jun 2023
Market Outlook and Technology Readiness of Wearable Blood Pressure
Innovation roadmap for wearable blood pressure.
7 Jun 2023
Mira Reality: Acquired by Apple
Mira Reality, a startup that built the only Made for Apple certified AR headset, has been acquired by Apple for its IP, customers and existing AR content ecosystem.
6 Jun 2023
IDTechEx Explains What Apple's Vision Pro Headset Does Differently
On June 5th, Apple ended years of speculation and finally announced a mixed reality (MR) headset. The US$3499 Vision Pro headset confirmed some expectations and confounded others. IDTechEx has been tracking the mixed, augmented and virtual reality markets since 2015, with reports on headsets and accessories and optics available now and a report on displays for AR/VR soon to be released. This insight into the AR/VR industry and associated technologies provides context to IDTechEx's initial analysis of Apple's headset design philosophy.
5 Jun 2023
Nvidia Market Cap Exceeds US$1 Tn, an Early Winner in the AI Boom
While the current AI boom is only just getting started, an early winner is Nvidia, who - on Tuesday, May 30th - saw the company's market capitalization exceed US$1 trillion for the first time. For a chip designer with no fabrication capabilities of its own, this is a significant moment.
19 May 2023
Qualcomm: Sense ID
Qualcomm is an American company, providing semiconductors, software and services related to wireless technology. Its fingerprint sensor solution is termed Sense ID.
15 May 2023
The Metaverse Standards Forum
The Metaverse Standards Forum is intended as the place for communication between stakeholders to create recommendations for standards to make an interoperable metaverse possible. The Khronos Group-founded organization counts almost 2500 companies as members. IDTechEx spoke to its chair, Neil Trevett, about the Forum's goals and work to date.
4 May 2023
Back to the Futuristic: 3 Innovative Wearable Technologies Coming Soon
Consumer technology available today is impressive but still not as cool as promised by many classic sci-fi movies. Our dreams of hoverboards and holograms have been replaced by stagnating smartphone designs and doom-scrolling. Yet things look set to change.
24 Apr 2023
OnTo is an advanced battery recycling company, based in the US.