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02 Dec 2020

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2020

Not a single country or industry has been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact will be felt for years to come. Despite this, there have still been some notable industrial activity and commercial progression within materials science. IDTechEx provides a round-up and highlights some of these key developments.
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02 Dec 2020

Graphene Markets: Orders Arrive, Consolidation Awaits

Following decades of development, 2021 and 2022 are set to be notable years for the graphene industry, as it finally approaches an inflection point. Some in the graphene sector are now seeing their labors bear fruit in the form of commercial success - but that is not the case for everyone.
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02 Dec 2020

Singapore Approves Cultured Meat: Major Step Forward for the Industry?

Singapore has become the first country on Earth to approve cultured meat for commercial sale. On December 2nd, the Singapore Food Agency said that the cultured chicken produced by San Francisco-based start-up Eat Just met the safety standards for use in nuggets, opening the door for a commercial launch in the country.
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02 Dec 2020

Join the Upcoming Webinar - Electrifying Fluoropolymer Opportunities

Wednesday 9 December 2020 (3 sessions to choose from) - New applications and formulations power this market to over $14 billion in 2041. Find out more in the IDTechEx webinar, "Electrifying Fluoropolymer Opportunities".
02 Dec 2020

New Study Finds 3D Lidar Market at Tipping Point

A comprehensive study and market assessment of 3D lidar, with a focus on the automotive sector, reveals that while the market for lidar has expanded, the next few years will prove crucial for all involved.
30 Nov 2020

Smart Cities - 2020 Highlights by IDTechEx

The focus of smart cities has changed. In 2020, smart cities have been pivoting reinvented hardware and associated systems.
30 Nov 2020

Virtual Reality: The Most Disruptive Technology of the Next Decade

Virtual reality has already had a major impact in a range of different industries. IDTechEx predicts in its recent market research report that this technology will grow to $8Bn by 2030.
30 Nov 2020

Supercapacitor Technology for Green Energy

Supercapacitors (ultracapacitors) are the only capacitors using an electrochemical double layer (EDL) to give one thousand times more storage for a given weight or volume.
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30 Nov 2020

IDTechEx Release New Report on Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have seen a significant growth in sales over recent years and the HEV market is set to increase in 2020 despite the implications of COVID-19 on the global automotive industry.
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27 Nov 2020

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar: Why Drones Matter

Thursday 10 December 2020 (3 sessions to choose from) - This webinar covers the following topic areas: Drone designs; Drone use cases; Forecasts for 2021-2031; and Forecasts for 2031-2041.
27 Nov 2020

General Motors Sparkles in 48 Volt

It is in China that General Motors is leading the way in 48V hybrid cars and their next technology. This 48V mild hybridization of conventional car models gives them another ten years in the market.
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27 Nov 2020

Upcoming Webinar on Graphene, 2D Materials, Carbon Nanotubes

Tuesday 8 December 2020 (3 sessions to choose from) - This webinar will provide a detailed assessment and outlook for these advanced materials. The talk will highlight key developments, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, company performances, geographic variations, and application areas.