Research Articles

by Dr Peter Harrop

19 Jan 2021

USA and East Asia Grab $23 Billion Transparent Electronics Opportunity

The new IDTechEx report, "Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041", describes a market increasing fivefold from 2021-2031. By 2041 it will be over $23 billion.
06 Jan 2021

Amazon Zoox is a Mistake

This article analyzes the recently revealed robotaxi from Amazon-owned Zoox.
05 Jan 2021

Smart Cities Pivot to Water

Cities will make all their own food, fresh water, and electricity for reasons of empowerment, security, and cost.
21 Dec 2020

Reinvented, Relocated Meat and Milk: Massive Opportunities

New businesses worth tens of billions of dollars will emerge within the next 20 years as the meat and dairy industries begin to relocate into city laboratories.
18 Dec 2020

Transparent Electronics: $20 Billion Market Comes into Sight

The new IDTechEx report, "Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041" describes a market that will be well above $20 billion in 2041 with a substantial possible upside.
17 Dec 2020

Vehicle Batteries: Abandon Pack, Module or Both?

There is a race to 1000km battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and beyond.
14 Dec 2020

Smart City Materials $400 Billion Market

Smart cities are now much more ambitious. That means new materials are their biggest enabler, with information and computer technology dropping to an important support role.
09 Dec 2020

Smart Cities - 2020 Highlights by IDTechEx

In 2020 smart cities have been pivoting reinvented hardware and associated systems.
07 Dec 2020

Smart Cities: Nothing New Under the Sun

While the basic smart city ideas are mainly updates, the materials and devices enabling them are certainly new and they do add remarkable new functions.
04 Dec 2020

Robot Shuttle $18 Billion Market Attracts Diversity

Radically different robot shuttles are bringing big changes to cities.
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

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.