20 Sep 2022
Panasonic sub-brand Shiftall showed off an exciting compact VR headset at CES 2022, aimed at higher-end gaming use. Despite appearing close to a final product at the event, the headset has yet to launch in September 2022.
13 Jul 2022
Mango Power focus on developing home power supply solutions, portable power devices, and further accessories. Their mission is to bring smart green energy products into every home and help form a zero carbon emission future. They launched their first product, the Mango Power Union, in 2021, which features a detachable design to merge home and portable power solutions. This acts as a portable power station (PPS).
A PPS is a rechargeable battery that is large enough to provide backup power to your home, appliances, or for outdoor activities. These are typically larger than power banks but of lesser capacity to the batteries one would find in a purely residential setting. Their PPS product uses LFP cathodes and claims to be electric vehicle (EV) class.
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.
5 May 2022
The Sixth Element
The Sixth Element are the largest producer of GO and rGO. IDTechEx spoke with Bernhard Münzing (Sales Director) about their latest developments.
26 Apr 2022
ADAS Sensors 2022
This premium article looks into ADAS Sensors 2022, held virtually from 12th-14th April 2022. The event this year was heavily focused on radar and LiDAR, two key sensors for ADAS technologies and both with lots of recent innovation and progress. This premium article will cover presentations from a selection of both radar and LiDAR start-ups, with key points from additional keynote speeches and presentations.
30 Mar 2022
5G: The Market GaN Needs
The current state of 5G has seen less technological innovation than might have initially been expected. There is certainly more scope for technical development and hence opportunities for several technologies and materials, a critical one of which is the semiconductor technology with wide bandgap semiconductors.
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.
21 Feb 2022
TTM Technologies: Thermal Management for GaN in 5G
TTM is a huge company providing components into telecommunications infrastructure among other areas. IDTechEx interviewed TTM to learn about their new thermal management strategy for GaN components in 5G infrastructure.
9 Feb 2022
The 5G Materials Battle: Sub-6 GHz vs mmWave
5G deployment is in full swing with mid-band infrastructure installed by the end of 2021 representing nearly 6 times what it was in 2019. However, this doesn't mean that all of the challenges have been solved. Much of the 5G infrastructure is repurposed 4G equipment at lower frequency bands. The real transition to 5G comes from the adoption of higher frequencies which have largely been categorized into sub-6 GHz and mmWave (> 20 GHz) bands. One of the key challenges is thermal management.
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.
7 Dec 2021
Symbiose are spin-off from CEA Liten that are developing in-mold electronics (IME). The company has recently built a factory near Bordeaux, with the aim of becoming a parts manufacturer. IDTechEx met Symbiose and interacted with its demonstration components at Huawei's Smart Cockpit Workshop in December 2021.
24 Nov 2021
5G: A Summary of 2021 and What to Expect Going Forward
5G is recognized as an important infrastructure for both developed and developing countries. By the end of 2021, 79 nations have either commercialized 5G or are conducting 5G trials. Though 5G is commercialized, there are still a lot of technical developments going on. In this article, IDTechEx discuss the 4 major areas of development/trends.