26 Jan 2018
IDTechEx spoke with Suunto at both the IDTechEx Show in November 2017 and again at CES 2018. They are amongst the leading smartwatch manufacturers, but have also recent released a B2B product called Movesense.
27 Nov 2017
Stretchable and Conformable Electronics: Heading Toward Market Reality
Stretchable and conformal electronics are more than just novelties. This article by IDTechEx analysts Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and James Hayward, first published in SID Information Display, describes how many of the simpler and less glamorous aspects of stretchable and conformable devices have already been commercialized or are very close to being commercialized.
14 Sep 2016
Google, Unilever, Boeing, Coca-Cola at Printed Electronics USA 2016
IDTechEx launches the Printed Electronics USA conference agenda with over 220 speakers from 24 countries presenting on the latest market and technical progress from across the supply chain.
17 Aug 2016
Flex - Fashion and Apparel division
See Jabil, who acquired Clothing+ in 2015.
21 Mar 2016
Updates from WTS16: Clothing, e-textiles and flexible electronics
IDTechEx met with many existing and a couple of new contacts from the smart clothing space at the Wearable Technology Show, in London's Excel Exhibition Centre. Commercial momentum is growing very slowly in these spaces as players approach the markets for the first time, and the competition is beginning to heat up. This article summarises IDTechEx's learnings at the show.
22 Jan 2016
Intelligent electronics to become durable, flexible and functional
With the roll-to-roll overmoulding manufacturing process developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, components can be easily overmoulded into durable electronics products such as wearable sports solutions, toys and, for instance, household appliances equipped with an overmoulded solar cell.
6 Jan 2016
Are e-textiles on the cusp of rapid growth?
Whilst the majority of wearable technology products sold today still fit with the components-in-a-box design, 2015 has been a record year for investment in smart clothing and e-textile products.
18 Dec 2015
Wearable technology in 2015 - how far have we come?
As the hype around wearable technology fades, IDTechEx technology analyst James Hayward looks at where the industry is now.
4 Dec 2015
Smart Clothing: Past, Present, Future
With Clothing+ newly unveiled in it's new position under Jabil, smart clothing has become the centre of attention in the wearable technology industry once again. This short article looks back at the origins of smart clothing, placing the current interest in the topic in context. With key players quickly entering the space and investment at an all time high, IDTechEx's latest work analyses the key trends within this evolving industry.
4 Dec 2015
An integrated textile heart monitoring solution
An innovative smart garment reference design for building an integrated textile Heart Rate Monitoring solution.
3 Dec 2015
Electronics and textile integrators
28 Aug 2015
Smart clothing product manufacturer - it is unclear to what extent Sarvint will outsource their manufacturing.
5 Aug 2015
AiQ Smart Clothing
Now owned by Jabil, Clothing+ are the leading technology and manufacturing partner for the smart clothing space. Whilst AiQ may not directly compete, and could even supply partners to Clothing+, they will have some degree of competition as the market matures.