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.
30 Nov 2021
Lessons From a Decade in Wearables
Having covered this industry for the past decade, IDTechEx has developed an extensive database of historic and current market data. In this article IDTechEx will do something that is relatively unusual for a market research company to do: publicly compare old forecasts with what actually happened.
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.
5 Nov 2021
ReSkin Could Help Researchers Discover a Sense of Touch
Picking up a blueberry or grape without squishing it isn't hard, but try teaching it to a robot. The same goes for walking on ice, turning a key to unlock a door or cooking a favorite dish. When it comes to the senses, touch remains a challenge for artificial intelligence and robotics researchers.
26 Oct 2021
Cultured Meat: A Global Perspective
Cultured meat has come a long way since 2013. What was once a concept from the realms of science fiction, made in tiny quantities in research labs for astronomical costs has now become an emerging industry, with start-ups across the world racing to become the first to successfully produce cultured meat on a commercial scale.
15 Oct 2021
I spoke to the Chief Marketing Officer of Meta at the October 2021 TechBlick Printed and Flexible Electronics online conference who detailed Meta's acquisiton of Nanotech Security, a firm making devices for banknote security, in early October 2021.
19 Aug 2021
Metamaterials Everywhere: The Invaluable Multibillion-Dollar Business
Metamaterials are added-value materials. The IDTechEx report, "Metamaterial and Metasurface Markets Electromagnetic 2022-2042" helps you prosper by making and deploying them everywhere. Who should you partner with, emulate or buy?
1 Jul 2021
3D Printable Gels With a Variety of Functional Properties
A process that uses heat to change the arrangement of molecular rings on a chemical chain creates 3D-printable gels with a variety of functional properties, according to a study.
22 Jun 2021
Meta Materials Inc. (META®) is an early-stage company that has developed multiple technologies for designing and manufacturing metamaterials. These are finely patterned structures in either 2D or 3D that enable the manipulation of light and energy to achieve properties not seen in nature. Metamaterials have multiple potential applications, including eyewear, communications, and transparent conductors. IDTechEx caught up with Rob Stone, Vice President of Corporate Development and Communications, to learn more about the company and especially its rolling mask lithography (RML) technology.
21 Jun 2021
Teijin is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness.
11 Mar 2021
Pure Copper Printing Material
Digital Metal now adds pure copper to its extensive material offering for metal binder jetting.
4 Jan 2021
General Purpose Robotics Company Closes over 100m USD Funding
General-purpose robotics company Flexiv Ltd. has closed an over 100m USD Series B round, marking the largest single-round fundraising ever in the field of general-purpose robotics.
2 Nov 2020
OLED Display Could Feature More Than 10,000 Pixels per Inch
By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, researchers and collaborators have developed a new architecture for OLED - organic light-emitting diode - displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch
17 Sep 2020
Beamlet leverages advanced algorithms to unlock high performance with low cost components, enabling the first affordable, reliable, and long range coherent LiDAR for the auto and drone markets.
16 Jul 2020
How Gene Edited Crops Can Avoid Making the Same Mistakes as GMOs
Genetically modified (GM) crops are unpopular. Despite their vast potential to help improve global food security while reducing pesticide use, many countries are extremely resistant to planting GM crops, with 85% of global GM agricultural land coming from just four countries: the US, Brazil, Argentina and Canada.