Research Articles

by Dr Yu-Han Chang

09 Aug 2022

Advanced Semiconductor Packaging Paves Way to Data-Centric Future

If the future were to be categorized in one word, it would be "data-centric". IC vendors have been pushed towards "advanced semiconductor packaging" to meet the world's data needs.
23 May 2022

How Will Walmart's RFID Mandate Impact RFID Adoption in Retail?

The big news in the RFID industry at the start of 2022 was Walmart's announcement — the world's leading retailer revealed plans to expand RFID use from retail apparel to other retail departments. What effect will this have on RFID adoption in retail?
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.
02 Mar 2022

How Semiconductor Shortage Affects RFID Industry

COVID-19 is a double sword. COVID pushes businesses to adopt technologies quicker to improve production as well as management efficiency, in order to survive. COVID-19, on the other hand, catalyzes an ongoing issue - the semiconductor shortage - that has had a substantial influence on a wide variety of businesses in recent years, including the RFID industry.
13 Jan 2022

Lo slancio del mercato nella RFID

Quasi due anni dopo l'inizio dell'epidemia di COVID-19, il mondo è ancora nel tunnel. Nonostante l'impatto negativo che la pandemia ha causato, ci sono alcuni lati positivi. Per esempio, accelera la digitalizzazione - le imprese sono spinte ad adottare più rapidamente le tecnologie per migliorare la produzione e l'efficienza della gestione.
15 Dec 2021

4 Challenges That 5G Open RAN Advocates Must Solve

As of mid-2021, 5G is a reality in at least 78 nations. 5G is now being used in consumer sectors such as 5G smartphones, 5G broadband (fixed wireless access), and augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) games.
06 Dec 2021

RFID in 2021 and What to Expect for the Future

Despite a 5% drop in the global RFID market in 2020 compared to 2019, due to the impact of COVID-19, the market has recovered well in 2021. According to the newly released RFID market research report from IDTechEx, "RFID Forecasts, Players, and Opportunities 2022-2032", the global RFID market is estimated to be valued at $11.6 billion in 2021, rising to $12.2 billion in 2022. This market comprises RFID labels, cards, fobs, and any other form factors, as well as tags, readers, and software/services for both passive and active RFID.
24 Nov 2021

5G: un riassunto del 2021 e cosa aspettarsi in futuro

Il 5G è riconosciuto come un'infrastruttura importante sia per i paesi sviluppati che per quelli in via di sviluppo. Entro la fine del 2021, 79 nazioni hanno commercializzato il 5G o stanno conducendo prove di 5G. Anche se il 5G è commercializzato, ci sono ancora molti sviluppi tecnici in corso. In questo articolo, IDTechEx discute le 4 principali aree di sviluppo/tendenze.
03 Nov 2021

5G mmWave Large-Scale Rollout: IDTechEx Discusses If and When

5G has two new frequency bands: sub-6 GHz (3.5 - 7 GHz) and mmWave (>24 GHz). 5G sub-6 GHz, with a frequency relatively close to the 4G frequency range, does not receive as much attention as the other new frequency band - mmWave. Even though there has been a lot of buzz surrounding mmWave, has this technology been extensively adopted? What are the pain points in the mmWave industry? What are its prospects for the future?
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.
29 Sep 2021

5G Small Cells for Connected Industries

A fully digitalized and connected world was unimaginable for us a couple of years ago. However, thanks to the development of 5G, this vision is in sight. 5G small cells will play an essential role in 5G networks for connected industries. This article by IDTechEx covers the benefits, challenges and opportunities.
15 Sep 2021

5G From 2022 Onward: Deployment Status, Industry Challenges, & Market

5G is paving the way for a fully digitalized and connected world. The past two years have seen many new field trials and an accelerating number of commercial rollouts. Moreover, 5G is starting to be adopted in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare.