5 May 2022
The Rise of the Carbon Nanotube Battery
It is impossible to avoid headlines about the "graphene battery"; the concept of this Nobel Prize winning nanomaterial revolutionizing the energy storage market is naturally very enticing, but it is graphene's older sibling carbon nanotubes that have progressed beyond the hype and disillusionment phases of their commercial journey by finding a value-add high volume energy storage adoption.
25 Apr 2022
Tanvas — Haptics to Simulate Surface Texture
Tanvas, headquartered in Chicago, is currently focused on implementing haptic feedback on touchscreens. Unlike vibration, we have seen much on smartphones; Tanvas uses electrostatics to control friction, simulate the surface texture, and create virtual touch.
4 Mar 2022
Aditya Birla Group is one of the global leaders in carbon black production. IDTechEx recently spoke with Dr Douglas Barr (Director of Analytical Science and Materials Innovation) and Dr Zachary Combs (R&D Director, Energy Systems) about their work in carbon nanotubes.
4 Mar 2022
Applied Nanolayers work on the production of graphene and other 2D materials at the wafer scale. IDTechEx spoke with Paul Hedges (CEO and Co-founder).
3 Mar 2022
JEIO is a Korean company that manufacture CNTs. IDTechEx invited the company to tell us more about their products and developments.
1 Mar 2022
Nanocyl is a longstanding company in the carbon nanotube industry based in Belgium. IDTechEx spoke with Carla Sottili (Polymers business unit manager) and Dr Alicia Rul (Technical Sales) about their latest developments.
16 Feb 2022
Jade Bird Display
Jade Bird Display (JBD) is a Shanghai-based developer and manufacturer of microLED microdisplays and projection engines which are mainly targeted at augmented reality (AR) devices. The company operates on a fab model and manufactures high pixel density (>5000PPI) polychrome and monochrome displays and light engines — its solutions are currently in several commercially available AR devices. JBD displays are also suited for use in HUDs, sports optics, holographic sights, and 3D printing, but this profile concentrates on AR.
7 Feb 2022
Ford Motor Company (2022)
The electric era is here, and Ford is in the midst of implementing an ambitious, comprehensive plan to make the transition to an electric future.
Ford is investing $22 billion in electrification through 2025 as part of its plan to lead electrification in areas of strength. The company is electrifying its most iconic products - the Mustang, F-150 and Transit - with many more to come in the years ahead. A key part of Ford's goal to drive the adoption of electric vehicles is to target the large market for fully electric commercial vans and pickups. The company has had some initial success while entering the market, but now faces competition from other OEMs and their offerings.
25 Jan 2022
EV Fires: Less Common But More Problematic?
Fires in electric vehicles (EVs) certainly gain a lot of media attention in comparison to their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. But a crucial question for the future of mobility is whether EVs are actually any more likely to catch fire than an ICE vehicle. There is always a non-zero risk of Lithium-ion batteries entering thermal runaway but the key points are how likely is a fire, how problematic is an EV fire and what is being done to prevent or limit them in the future?