Research Articles

Worldwide
28 Sep 2015

Flexible sensors come to market thanks to tens of millions investment

Large investments have been made to enable flexible, thin sensors rather than rigid sensors.
Worldwide
25 Sep 2015

Small electric vehicles $33 billion market

Small manned electric vehicles - e-bikes to car-like micro EVs - often sell in the largest numbers. Although they are usually lower in cost than regular cars, they will reach over $33 billion in 2026 according to IDTechEx analysis.
Worldwide
22 Sep 2015

Visualizing the 3D printing landscape

The 3D printing industry is still going from strength to strength. According to the IDTechEx report 3D Printing 2015-2025: Technologies, Markets, Players this industry is set to grow from $1bn in 2012 to $20bn in 2025.
Worldwide
21 Sep 2015

Perovskite photovoltaics excitement

Perovoskite photovoltaics promises over 20% efficiency, low cost materials and even flexible, transparent and stretchable versions dearly needed for new applications. Record power to weight ratio is needed for the electric vehicle end game, the land vehicles, boats and aircraft described in the IDTechEx report, Energy Independent Vehicles 2016-2026.
Worldwide
17 Sep 2015

CENEX LCV Event: 48V Systems, Energy Storage, SR Motors

Another major focus was 48V systems some in EVs but mainly for microhybrid (stop-start) and mild hybrid (torque assist) for managing the now huge amounts of energy in and out with new forms of harvesting and tougher duty cycles and also more power-hungry accessories. That has resulted in a large number of redesigned and new accessories in anticipation of new standards.
Worldwide
17 Sep 2015

Exotic new sources of free electricity: $50 billion market

High Power Energy Harvesting (HPEH) is a term beginning to be used for creation of electricity where it is needed using ambient "free" energy. That zero-pollution, high-energy conversion typically captures light (photovoltaics), heat difference (thermoelectrics and heat pumps) and movement (electrodynamics).
Worldwide
16 Sep 2015

Printed electronics equipment sales: companies look to Asia

The printed electronics equipment and consumables supplier base consists of over 100 global organizations, according to IDTechex Research in their report Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics 2015-2025. The majority of these are based in Europe, followed by a roughly even share of US and Asian based companies. Within Europe itself, Germany is home to more equipment makers than other European countries.
United States, Worldwide
16 Sep 2015

Intel, Honeywell, Invisage at IDTechEx Sensors USA

Leading companies will speak at IDTechEx Sensors USA on November 18-19, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA.
Worldwide, United Kingdom
16 Sep 2015

CENEX LCV: Event In-wheel Motors & Lightweighting

The Riversimple two seat fuel cell hybrid car was on show in powertrain form at CENEX recently and in addition to the Hydrogenics fuel cell as fuel tank and the lithium-ion capacitor as engine it had four in-wheel motors.
Worldwide, United Kingdom
15 Sep 2015

CENEX LCV Event: Micro EVs & Buses

Supporting IDTechEx strong forecasts for car-like vehicles not homologated as cars or even crash tested, we saw a lot at this event.
United Kingdom, Worldwide
14 Sep 2015

CENEX LCV Event: Range Extenders

The latest CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event took place at Millbrook UK mid September with over 50% growth on last year there being over 3000 delegates and over 200 exhibitors, mostly parts suppliers and charging station manufacturers but with several prestige stands from major motor manufacturers.
Worldwide
11 Sep 2015

Electric energy independent vehicles: electric vehicle end game

Energy Independent Vehicles 2016-2026, the brand new report from IDTechEx Research, argues that electric energy independent vehicles will be one of the most important megatrends this century because buying and delivering fuel becomes a thing of the past and a major source of global and local pollution is eliminated.