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.
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.
9 May 2023
HTC's Vive XR Elite: New Design Approaches in Virtual Reality
HTC's new Vive XR Elite brings interesting benefits with its convertible design but poses a tough product targeting challenge.
3 Feb 2023
HTC (CES 2023)
HTC announced its Vive XR Elite headset at CES 2023.
20 Sep 2022
HTC Vive has taken interesting approaches with its VR offerings in late 2021/2022, including use of WiFi 6E to support location-based entertainment and offering a compact headset aimed at unconventional consumer applications.
3 Aug 2022
Von Roll: Impregnation and Potting Resins for EVs
Von Roll is headquartered in Switzerland and focuses on products and systems for electrical power generation, power transmission, and industrial applications. The electric vehicle (EV) market provides a new opportunity for its materials in electric motors, batteries, sensors, and more. The interview with Von Roll focused on its impregnation and potting resins for EVs.
22 Jun 2022
Meta (VR Optics)
On June 20th 2022, Meta's Reality Labs showed off a range of its VR headset prototypes publicly for the first time, outlining its future path with VR optics and displays. This article covers its optics efforts.
6 Jun 2022
WeART is a Milanese early-stage wearable haptics company. Its iF Design Award winning TouchDIVER device simulates surface texture, the force felt when touching the surface, and surface temperature in a glove-like form factor. The device is usually paired with an XR headset. The company has already gathered 40 industrial customers since the TouchDIVER's release in October 2021.
16 Mar 2022
MWC 2022: Trends in futuristic applications and network infrastructure
The MWC event in Barcelona earlier this month gathered more than 60,000 mobile experts from all around the world. From digital applications to network infrastructure, IDTechEx was there to cover major developments in the industry! Here are some of the key trends we observed at MWC2022 Barcelona.
22 Feb 2022
Biden's Critical and Emerging Technologies: Areas To Watch
In February 2022, the White House issued an updated list of critical and emerging technologies that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and National Security Council (NSC) have identified as being important for US national security. Numerous technology areas have been featured, including advanced manufacturing, hypersonics, biotechnologies, and artificial intelligence. Of these, IDTechEx has highlighted which areas to watch and why exactly the White House has shortlisted them as critical technologies.
14 Jan 2022
Kura is developing optical engines (waveguide + displays) for AR/VR headsets. These utilize, a new type of geometric waveguides, about which the company makes impressive claims.
13 Dec 2021
Agora: Enabling Real-Time Connections in XR
Agora, with dual HQs in Santa Clara and Shanghai, describes itself as providing "real-time engagement as a service" - in a nutshell, it enables low-latency communication across a range of platforms through video, voice, and other modes. IDTechEx spoke to Hermes Frangoudis, Developer Relations and Education Manager at Agora, around the company's operations in the extended reality (XR) space.