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28 Oct 2016

Robotic agriculture: the battle between the big and the small

Agricultural robotics can upend several commonly-held notions. Amongst them is the idea that big is better. In practise this has translated into ever larger and more powerful agricultural machinery. This makes sense because a big machine amplifies the capabilities of the skilled driver, dramatically boosting its productivity. This notion may however be about to experience a fundamental change. The reason is that the driver can now finally be taken totally out of the equation.
Worldwide
25 Oct 2016

Vibration energy harvesting: Where is the money?

Energy harvesting is off-grid production of electricity where it is needed using ambient energy such as wind, tide and waves or just vibration.
24 Oct 2016

Webinar Tuesday 1 November - Electric Vehicles Change the World

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 1 November 2016 presented by Chairman Dr Peter Harrop.
Worldwide
21 Oct 2016

Electric vehicles: witness how everything is changing

Next month organizations from over 40 countries will converge at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 16-17 to showcase the latest innovations and highlight the latest commercial progress with electric vehicles. The event is held in the heart of silicon valley, the hub for mobility innovation. Here are a few of the reasons why you should be there.
Worldwide
20 Oct 2016

Why you need to attend energy harvesting USA next month

On Nov 16-17 Energy Harvesting USA will bring together all the key topics on energy harvesting and its application at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The event is the largest in the US on energy harvesting, now in its eight year, and is the event to attend to expand your network, meet customers, partners and achieve business, all in the heart of Silicon Valley.
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19 Oct 2016

Highlights to look forward to at Printed Electronics USA next month

Next month, the largest event on printed, organic and flexible electronics ever held will open at the Santa Clara Convention Center, on Nov 16th and 17th. Featuring over 200 exhibitors and over 220 speakers and attended by over 3000 attendees, the event covers the lively new innovations and user insights in the heart of Silicon Valley. Here are a few of the reasons why you should be there.
Worldwide
14 Oct 2016

When will 48V mild hybrids become EVs?

48V mild hybrids will start series production at many automotive manufacturers in 2017 with many others following shortly after.
Worldwide
14 Oct 2016

Electric vehicles: next comes the melodrama

Electric vehicles have gone from curiosity to being a frequent news item and, if you live in Norway or the Netherlands, something you see often. However, that is nothing compared to EVs shaking the foundations of society over the coming decade from robot agriculture and delivery to almost free travel in sunny countries and almost eliminating air pollution even in mining.
Worldwide
13 Oct 2016

Flow batteries in cars?

At IDTechEx we are convinced that lithium-ion batteries will dominate the automotive scene over the coming ten years and possibly the coming fifteen years. During that time we shall see peak lead acid battery the biggest nail in its coffin being when electric vehicles more widely abandon them and even those conventional vehicles modified to stay legal under impending carbon dioxide laws abandon them, relying totally on lithium-ion units.  
Worldwide
13 Oct 2016

Webinar Tuesday 25 October - solid-state and polymer batteries

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 25 October 2016 titled Solid-State and Polymer Batteries - the coming of age of a safer and better technology.
Worldwide
12 Oct 2016

Latest trends in the conductive inks business

IDTechEx Research analysis showed that the conductive ink business was on the cusp of rapid and comprehensive change. Changing business dynamics has forced many suppliers to change strategy, focusing on many emerging and nascent applications in the hope that some will grow in the future to compensate for the commoditization and/or decline in core markets. In this article, we bring you an update on some of the latest trends and developments.
Worldwide, United States
12 Oct 2016

IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2016: More Adopters

Senior executives from Unilever, Kellogg, Toyota, Google, Boeing, Coca-Cola and Bayer will be providing industry insights at next month's IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition , to be held Nov.16-17 in Santa Clara, CA.