Research Articles

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13 Dec 2019

Recent High Valuation in Autonomous Mobile Robots in Warehouses

The trend of investment in and acquisition of mobile robotic companies seeking to automate the movement of goods within warehouses, fulfilment centres, and manufacturing facilities is still rising.
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13 Dec 2019

How Close Are We to Autonomous Cars?

In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies. IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous car and mobitliy services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
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13 Dec 2019

Competition is Heating Up in Thermal Interface Applications

Thermal interface materials (TIM) play a crucial role in numerous sectors, from lithium-ion batteries to 5G base stations, LEDs, consumer electronics and more. Heat dissipation is often on the of the limiting factors as many industries look to increase power and reduce the size.
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09 Dec 2019

A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
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09 Dec 2019

Webinar Tuesday 17 December - RFID: Progress, Trends and Where Next

IDTechEx will be hosting a webinar on 17 December titled RFID: Progress, Trends and Where Next.
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09 Dec 2019

Best Technical Development within Energy Storage - IDTechEx Show!

Farad Power Inc took home the Best Technical Development within Energy Storage Award from the recent IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara. Their submission on 'Solid State Sodium Ion Batteries for Grid Energy Storage' caught the attention of the independent group of judges, which included Engie Storage, UL and Enevate.
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05 Dec 2019

IDTechEx Show! - Winners of the Graphene Award

At the recent IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara, C2Sense took the award for 'Graphene & 2D Materials - Most Significant Advancement In Graphene, CNT, Or 2D Material Commercialization'. Their application was on 'Selective CNT Gas Sensors' and was a popular choice with the independent judging panel.
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05 Dec 2019

Thermal Interface Materials: Why Will Markets Double by 2025?

Thermal Interface Materials (TIM) are not glamourous but are often an essential component found in all manner of electronic and energy storage applications. Indeed, they are absolutely pervasive. They are truly a diverse technology in terms of suppliers, material options, deposition techniques, applications, market requirement and performance levels. This makes them difficult to analyse.
29 Nov 2019

Electric Buses 2020-2030: 2nd Edition

Forecasts from the IDTechEx report 'Electric Buses 2020-2030: 2nd Edition'
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29 Nov 2019

Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

Autonomous driving technologies are disrupting the business models for the traditional auto industry. Latest research from IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous driving technologies will accelerate the arrival of peak car sales, in 2031.
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29 Nov 2019

Cardiovascular Disease Technology Market Will Exceed $40Bn by 2030

As developers' understanding of this disease grows, so will the range of devices at their disposal to address it. They have only scratched the surface of how technology can improve CVD patients' lives and, as they dig deeper, they will continue to unlock the potential of this growing market.
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29 Nov 2019

Cultured Meat: Just Around the Corner?

The idea of growing meat outside an animal has been around for a long time. In 1931, Winston Churchill wrote that by the 1980s "we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium." Although his timing was off by four decades, his predictions are beginning to materialise as the world looks for new ways to feed its burgeoning population whilst overcoming the environmental problems of conventional animal agriculture.