Research Articles

05 Jun 2020

Why Are We Still Talking About Hydrogen Economy and Fuel Cells?

Once every ten years the promising future of a hydrogen economy and fuel cells is announced. Hydrogen over the years has had several periods of hypes, which always blow off as nothing concrete, but why are we still talking about it? And why is there still the belief of a hydrogen economy, when Li-ion batteries are dominating the market?
04 Jun 2020

HP "Doubling Down" on Digital Manufacturing With New Announcements

HP entries into the 3D Printing world have been significant. With both the release of their Jet Fusion and Metal Jet systems they have made waves in the industry. In a press briefing on 4th June 2019 the company announced they are "doubling down" on their progress in digital manufacturing with a string of announcements.
04 Jun 2020

Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics is the key to enabling a paradigm shift in our approach to materials science R&D. Significant investment, notable adoption from key end-users, and technology leaps make it evident that it's time has come. Through primary-interview based analysis, IDTechEx has introduced the most comprehensive market report on the topic: "Materials Informatics 2020-2030".
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02 Jun 2020

Upcoming Webinar on the Topic of Hydrogen Economy

In this webinar, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Daniele Gatti, will provide a complete overview of the hydrogen economy, and technical specifics of fuel cells and electrolysers.
01 Jun 2020

Agricultural Robots and AI: A Question of When and Not If

Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will drive a deep and transformative change in the agricultural world during the coming decades. Seeing, localising, and taking plant-specific intelligent action are no longer the exclusive realm of humans.
01 Jun 2020

Watch: Virtual Event, Opportunities for Printed & Flexible Electronics

IDTechEx, host of the world's largest event series on Printed & Flexible Electronics, broadcast this virtual event last week featuring Coca-Cola, Swarovski, Electrolux, Neotech AMT, Ynvisible, Roartis and IDTechEx. Watch on-demand.
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01 Jun 2020

Upcoming Webinar - What to Know about Micro-LED Displays

In this webinar, presented by IDTechEx Principal Analyst Dr Xiaoxi He, will give an introduction of micro-LED displays and things you should know about them. We will talk about 2-3 technologies involved in micro-LED fabrication with more details.
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01 Jun 2020

Upcoming Webinar - Wearables in 2020: The Impact of COVID-19

The webinar will provide updates across each product type within wearables, confirming 2019 shipment data and reviewing the historic market trend that has brought us into 2020, and then discussing the significant impact which COVID-19 is having in each sector.
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26 May 2020

Webinar - Redox Flow Batteries: Technologies and Market Overview

This webinar, presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst Daniele Gatti, will provide an introduction to Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs), addressing some of the technologies developed, and giving an overview of the flow battery market.
22 May 2020

How Flexible Integrated Circuits Unlock Their Potential

Flexible hybrid electronic (FHE) promises to combine the functionality of conventional rigid electronics with the flexibility of printed electronics. A prototypical FHE circuit, in which an integrated circuit is combined with multiple other elements, includes (for example) printed sensors, an antenna, a thin film battery and even thin film PV. Not all components need to be included, or even printed, for a circuit to count as FHE, but it must include as a minimum both printed and placed functionality.
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22 May 2020

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

In this webinar, Dr Na Jiao provides an overview of the autonomous car and robotaxi market. Dr Jiao is a technology analyst at IDTechEx focusing on autonomous mobility, electric vehicles and energy storage related areas.
22 May 2020

Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.