Research Articles

Worldwide
28 Apr 2014

Wearable Electronics: Here come the novelty peaks

Last Christmas and New Year the ideal present, for a girl of a certain age, from Japan to the UK was the Neurowear clip-on of floppy ears driven by brain waves to reflect your mood.
Worldwide
28 Apr 2014

Internet of Things: The King has no clothes

Some use the term Internet of Things (IoT) to rename a large number of existing topics including the burgeoning world of cellphones, tablets and wearable connected devices, better referred to as the Internet of People (IoP).
Worldwide
25 Apr 2014

Wearable electronics: success factors for 12,000 developers

Wearable electronics is a very fragmented industry when it comes to manufacturers. Even mature sub-sectors have no clear leaders in what will be a $70 billion plus business in 2024 with 12,000 developers and manufacturers as newly calculated by analysts IDTechEx.
Worldwide
17 Apr 2014

The automotive sector strengthens adoption of supercapacitors

Overall, 2014 is expected to be a great year for the supercapacitor industry. Based on 2013 industry results, IDTechEx confirms its outlook for a 30% CAGR External Link in the next 10 years. The supercapacitor market will reach a value of $6 billion in 2024.
Worldwide
16 Apr 2014

Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024

The conductive ink and paste business is a large market that will generate $1.6 billion in 2014 in revenue at the ink/paste level.
Worldwide
16 Apr 2014

End users learning and engaged in developing printed electronics

The IDTechEx event made one thing very clear - now, more than ever, end users are actively learning and engaged in developing printed electronics devices. However, the process they go through with the industry is not effective.
Worldwide
14 Apr 2014

E-textiles come center stage

So far, there is very little true e-textile in production - that is, textiles with electronic and/or electric functionality based on weavable e-fibers. That is now changing.
Europe, Worldwide
11 Apr 2014

Findings from Supercapacitors Europe 2014

IDTechEx's Supercapacitor Europe 2014 conference brought together the best of supercapacitor developments in the region and internationally in Berlin on 1-2 April last week.
Worldwide
11 Apr 2014

Shale gas profitability doubts cast shadow on fuel cell cars launch

Last year finally saw the kick-off in sales of electric cars with 2014 seeing a new impetus on fuel cell cars.
Germany
10 Apr 2014

Highlights from IDTechEx's Berlin 2014 show

This year's IDTechEx event on energy harvesting and storage was held in Berlin, Europe. Following attendee feedback and a successful introduction of parallel tracks on the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Santa Clara, California at the end of 2013, the event saw the transformation of the wireless sensor networks (WSN) part of the conference to an event that incorporated significant attention to the advent of the IoT and the way the technologies covered would interact in order to create further adoption and proliferation.
Worldwide
10 Apr 2014

Plastic Logic shows a flexible OLED display for wearable devices

Plastic Logic demonstrated a flexible AMOLED display at Printed Electronics Europe, an event organised by IDTechEx. The flexible device is the direct result of a recently announced collaboration with Novaled, a supplier of OLED materials.
Germany, Worldwide
09 Apr 2014

Highlights from the Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin

The 11th annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics event took place in Berlin last week. The conference and tradeshow looked at a diverse range of technologies - both within printed electronics and also related technologies, such as Graphene, Wearable Technology, the Internet of Things, Energy Harvesting and 3D Printing, reflecting the broad opportunities for the technology.