31 Dec 2021
LG Display Unveils OLED EX
Deuterium compounds are used to make highly efficient organic light-emitting diodes that emit stronger light. LG Display has successfully converted the hydrogen elements present in organic light emitting elements into stable deuterium and managed to apply the compounds to OLED EX for the first time.
2 Dec 2021
SungEel HiTech is a South Korean Li-ion battery recycler, founded in 2000.
30 Nov 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021
With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
24 Nov 2021
Making the Metaverse: Hardware Hurdles, Discussed by IDTechEx
Are you fed up with Zoom? Do you want online interactions to feel more... interactive? The metaverse promises a step-change in how society communicates but, without the hardware technology, will ultimately remain a pipe dream.
16 Nov 2021
Major EV & Mobility Trends of 2021 - And What to Look Out For in 2022
In this article, IDTechEx analysts take a look back at the key events and trends from the future mobility world over the past year - and what to look out for in 2022.
21 Oct 2021
Cambrios Film Solutions Corp
Cambrios Film Solutions Corp is a company producing silver nanowire transparent conductive films. It has a somewhat complex history and is now headquartered in Taiwan with operations in Xiamen and Shenzen in China as well as Japan. The company effectively became the property of TPK Holdings in 2016, following post-bankruptcy restructuring - at this stage there are indicators that it has been fully absorbed by its parent company.
21 Oct 2021
Who Is Winning at 6G?
Several billion dollars have been put on the table for 6G Communication so far. The IDTechEx report "6G Communications Market, Devices, Materials 2021-2041" reveals how Europe, North America, and East Asia are all strongly committed to this dream. So who is ahead in the race to mass deployment maybe in 2030?
29 Sep 2021
New Solid-state Battery Surprises
Engineers created a new type of battery that weaves two promising battery sub-fields into a single battery. The battery uses both a solid state electrolyte and an all-silicon anode, making it a silicon all-solid-state battery. The initial rounds of tests show that the new battery is safe, long lasting, and energy dense. It holds promise for a wide range of applications from grid storage to electric vehicles.
20 Sep 2021
Li-Cycle are a Canadian Li-ion battery recycler founded in 2016. The company made its public debut in August 2021 on the New York Stock Exchange.
16 Sep 2021
LG Display, Kakao Mobility Smart Parking Lot with Transparent OLEDs
LG Display's Transparent OLED panels are to be installed at the parking lot's six main entrances to the Trade Tower's shops. The panels, which are set to cover the existing glass walls, will provide spatial interior effects without compromising space or distracting visitors.
14 Sep 2021
LG Chem Develops Foldable Display Material Using New Material Tech
LG Chem developed new technologies that can be used for foldable displays using new materials technologies and its accumulated coating technologies as it enters the next-generation materials market in earnest.
7 Sep 2021
6G Communications Curious Progress
6G Communications promises between ten to one hundred times the download speed for operating unpowered devices, remote holographic surgery and much more, but it will depend on how high a frequency is chosen and how much infrastructure investment is made.
6 Sep 2021
SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, used to pursue solid-state Li-Metal technology. SolidEnergy was a spin out from MIT founded in 2012 by Dr. Qichao Hu. It was incubated at A123 in its early years. In 2015, Dr Hu realized that all solid-state batteries look good on paper but have fundamental difficulties in real cell production. Then in 2018, the company changed its name to SES after restructuring, addressing its focus on hybrid approach with high-concentration solvent-in-salt liquid electrolyte, solid-state protection coating for Li-Metal anode and AI software to monitor the battery health. The hybrid approach also has a more practical mass manufacturing capability.
2 Sep 2021
IDTechEx Dissects the Market for Solid-state Batteries in New Report
This article explores the history of solid-state batteries and looks ahead at regional development, sharing some of the research from the new IDTechEx report, "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
26 Aug 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed
Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
23 Aug 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles
With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
19 Aug 2021
National Aviation Day: Bumblebees and Electric Aircraft Cannot Fly
To mark National Aviation Day, a celebration of the history and development of aviation, IDTechEx analysts consider the future of electric aircraft.
16 Aug 2021
Enevate are a US company developing high-silicon content Li-ion anodes and cells. IDTechEx spoke with Kevin Schrantz, Senior Marketing Director, and Martin Sandor, Marketing Director.
10 Aug 2021
EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers
Whilst IDTechEx expects EVs to continually improve in safety, there will always be the risk of a battery fire due to many potential causes. This presents an opportunity for those material suppliers making thermal interface materials (TIMs), flame-retardant materials, or fire protection materials.
30 Jul 2021
Hyundai Motor and LG Energy Solution to Invest in EV Partnership
Under the MoU, Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution will invest a total of USD 1.1 billion into the JV to build a battery cell plant in Karawang, Indonesia. The Group and LG Energy Solution will each have a 50 percent ownership stake in the JV. The Indonesian government agrees to offer various incentives and rewards to support the stable operation of the plant.