5 May 2022
The Sixth Element
The Sixth Element are the largest producer of GO and rGO. IDTechEx spoke with Bernhard Münzing (Sales Director) about their latest developments.
26 Apr 2022
ADAS Sensors 2022
This premium article looks into ADAS Sensors 2022, held virtually from 12th-14th April 2022. The event this year was heavily focused on radar and LiDAR, two key sensors for ADAS technologies and both with lots of recent innovation and progress. This premium article will cover presentations from a selection of both radar and LiDAR start-ups, with key points from additional keynote speeches and presentations.
30 Mar 2022
5G: The Market GaN Needs
The current state of 5G has seen less technological innovation than might have initially been expected. There is certainly more scope for technical development and hence opportunities for several technologies and materials, a critical one of which is the semiconductor technology with wide bandgap semiconductors.
16 Mar 2022
MWC 2022: Trends in futuristic applications and network infrastructure
The MWC event in Barcelona earlier this month gathered more than 60,000 mobile experts from all around the world. From digital applications to network infrastructure, IDTechEx was there to cover major developments in the industry! Here are some of the key trends we observed at MWC2022 Barcelona.
21 Feb 2022
TTM Technologies: Thermal Management for GaN in 5G
TTM is a huge company providing components into telecommunications infrastructure among other areas. IDTechEx interviewed TTM to learn about their new thermal management strategy for GaN components in 5G infrastructure.
9 Feb 2022
The 5G Materials Battle: Sub-6 GHz vs mmWave
5G deployment is in full swing with mid-band infrastructure installed by the end of 2021 representing nearly 6 times what it was in 2019. However, this doesn't mean that all of the challenges have been solved. Much of the 5G infrastructure is repurposed 4G equipment at lower frequency bands. The real transition to 5G comes from the adoption of higher frequencies which have largely been categorized into sub-6 GHz and mmWave (> 20 GHz) bands. One of the key challenges is thermal management.
15 Dec 2021
4 Challenges That 5G Open RAN Advocates Must Solve
As of mid-2021, 5G is a reality in at least 78 nations. 5G is now being used in consumer sectors such as 5G smartphones, 5G broadband (fixed wireless access), and augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) games.
7 Dec 2021
Symbiose are spin-off from CEA Liten that are developing in-mold electronics (IME). The company has recently built a factory near Bordeaux, with the aim of becoming a parts manufacturer. IDTechEx met Symbiose and interacted with its demonstration components at Huawei's Smart Cockpit Workshop in December 2021.
24 Nov 2021
5G: A Summary of 2021 and What to Expect Going Forward
5G is recognized as an important infrastructure for both developed and developing countries. By the end of 2021, 79 nations have either commercialized 5G or are conducting 5G trials. Though 5G is commercialized, there are still a lot of technical developments going on. In this article, IDTechEx discuss the 4 major areas of development/trends.
18 Nov 2021
AFSIA and Africa Energy Forum Celebrate Solar Award Winners 2021
More than 190 entries were submitted across the different categories from all over the continent over the past few months. The Jury, composed of some of the leading experts in solar energy in Africa, have carefully reviewed and evaluated each entry to identify the most deserving companies and individuals.
21 Oct 2021
Cambrios Film Solutions Corp
Cambrios Film Solutions Corp is a company producing silver nanowire transparent conductive films. It has a somewhat complex history and is now headquartered in Taiwan with operations in Xiamen and Shenzen in China as well as Japan. The company effectively became the property of TPK Holdings in 2016, following post-bankruptcy restructuring - at this stage there are indicators that it has been fully absorbed by its parent company.
21 Oct 2021
Who Is Winning at 6G?
Several billion dollars have been put on the table for 6G Communication so far. The IDTechEx report "6G Communications Market, Devices, Materials 2021-2041" reveals how Europe, North America, and East Asia are all strongly committed to this dream. So who is ahead in the race to mass deployment maybe in 2030?
20 Oct 2021
Will Huawei Survive? A Comprehensive Analysis from IDTechEx
Under US sanctions, Huawei's revenue in the first half of 2021 was RMB 320.4 billion, which despite COVID-19 is a 38% decrease from RMB 454 billion in the same period last year; Xu Zhijun, Huawei's rotating chairman, pointed out that Huawei's goal is to survive. IDTechEx has recently launched the new version of their market research report on 5G - "5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2022-2032". Some of the findings from the new report are presented in this article.
15 Sep 2021
5G From 2022 Onward: Deployment Status, Industry Challenges, & Market
5G is paving the way for a fully digitalized and connected world. The past two years have seen many new field trials and an accelerating number of commercial rollouts. Moreover, 5G is starting to be adopted in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare.
17 Jun 2021
Henkel: microTIM and data centers
Dr James Edmondson from IDTechEx interviewed Wayne Eng, Global Head of Market Strategy, Data & Telecom to discuss Henkel's offerings in data centers with a focus on their new microTIM Durable Coating product family.
18 Mar 2021
High-Volume Orders Finally Arrive for the Graphene Industry
For a long time, graphene has been cited as the wonder material that will change the world. The reality has been very different; disillusionment has started to grow as the hype has not translated into revenue. Is the "tipping point" finally approaching?
24 Feb 2021
ACEO Launches Hard/Soft Multi-Material 3D Printing
WACKER's ACEO team launches another new-to-the-world material combination that allows silicone elastomers and epoxy thermoset materials to be printed in one single print. The resulting combination of hard and soft materials enables designers and engineers to develop new, highly functional applications.