Panasonic Corporation are developing TOF image sensors and lidar modules.
Optomec Delivers 500th Industrial 3D Printer
Optomec, Inc has delivered its 500th Industrial 3D printer. The machine is installed at a division of General Electric, which now counts more than 20 Optomec systems in use across GE business units including aviation, healthcare, power, and oil & gas.
Panasonic is one of the largest suppliers of Li-ion batteries. They will have to continue investment in production capacity to maintain a leading position in the market.
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co are expanding their LIB cathode production and recycling capabilities.
Camera technology for autonomous mobility (part I)
In this article series we explore various trends in camera hardware technology, primarily focusing on trends that relate to autonomous driving.
Panasonic's power assist suit adopted by World Para Powerlifting
Panasonic Corporation, an Official Worldwide Paralympic Partner, announced that it would provide its Power Assist Suit for use at World Para Powerlifting events and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Rivian is an American automaker and automotive technology company with over 1000 staff. Founded in 2009, the company develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation.
Batteries: Unknowns and Certainties
It is certain that lithium batteries will be dominant over the coming decade and their chemistry will change in pursuit of reduction in cost and flammability and to obtain greater energy density. Uniquely, IDTechEx forecasts the biggest application - electric vehicles - in 101 categories, but any forecast has assumptions that matter a great deal. In the IDTechEx report, "Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts ten years assuming, not predicting, no global recession and no shortages.
Electric Vehicle Research at Advanced Materials Osaka July 2019
Here we give the abstracts relevant to electric vehicles from BIT Advanced Materials Conference Osaka Japan July 2019. The organisers failed to provide slides but we have photographs of some of these if you are interested. The selected abstracts are divided into energy storage, wide bandgap semiconductors, energy harvesting and other.
Dr Peter Harrop explores Toyota's progress with pure electric vehicles in 2019.
Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Cope
Shortage of lithium-ion batteries is probable. Too few gigafactories. Too many burning batteries: factories shut to sort out their problems. The US-China trade war cuts off materials. Inadequate lithium or cobalt mining.
Direct diode lasers: how technology evolution is opening new markets
The evolution of diode laser price and performance is rapidly opening new markets. In this article, the technology consulting firm IDTechEx demonstrate how advances in semiconductor laser technology enable novel applications in laser material processing and industrial manufacturing.
Lightyear One vs Tesla Model 3
New solar car assessed: needs, uniques, competition.
Frankfurt Laser Company
Frankfurt Laser Company are an international distributor of laser diode products and a custom laser solution provider.
Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
The supercapacitor market has bottomed out and is now into a sustained period of strong growth. Recent actions of three giant companies not usually associated with supercapacitors illustrate why.