20 May 2022
Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud
Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
19 May 2022
Imec and Partners Target Net-Zero Emissions for Chip Manufacturing
imec announces that its Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems research program succeeded in bringing together stakeholders of the semiconductor value chain, from large system companies such as Apple and Microsoft, to suppliers, including ASM, Kurita, SCREEN and Tokyo Electron.
12 May 2022
SATAVIA Provides Contrail Prevention Capability for KLM
Aircraft-generated condensation trails, or contrails, cause surface warming amounting to two-thirds of aviation's climate impact, almost double that of direct CO2 emissions from aircraft engines. Until recently, technical challenges made contrail prevention difficult or impossible, but SATAVIA's best-in-class atmospheric modelling now enables flight plan optimisation for contrail prevention.
22 Apr 2022
Inkron is a Nagase Group company which develops and manufactures siloxane resins and formulations, primarily for optical devices and packaging. It also produces materials for printed electronics and provides a growing range of OEM services. Inkron has considerable expertise in materials for wafer-level optics, such as the nanoimprint lithography resin required for many optical waveguides. Inkron provides wafer-level optics process development, process optimization, and piloting services. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.
21 Apr 2022
Visometry develop and offer object tracking and image identification software, primarily for industrial quality control applications. IDTechEx caught up with the company at the Laval Virtual 2022 Conference.
19 Apr 2022
Holographic Doctor Visits the Space Station
Holoportation is a type of capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted live anywhere in real time.. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, it allows users to see, hear, and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in the same physical space.
11 Apr 2022
Luxexcel 3D develops production technology for 3D printed lenses, which are manufactured with a proprietary photopolymer material jetting process and do not require polishing. Its technology is primarily targeted at mass production of customized ophthalmic lenses for the encapsulation of waveguides and/or other optical technologies in smart glasses. Volume production of 3D printed prescription lenses has been proven by the firm and demonstrators of 3D printed waveguide lens encapsulation have been shown off. Luxexcel is headquartered in Eindhoven, NL.
22 Feb 2022
Biden's Critical and Emerging Technologies: Areas To Watch
In February 2022, the White House issued an updated list of critical and emerging technologies that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and National Security Council (NSC) have identified as being important for US national security. Numerous technology areas have been featured, including advanced manufacturing, hypersonics, biotechnologies, and artificial intelligence. Of these, IDTechEx has highlighted which areas to watch and why exactly the White House has shortlisted them as critical technologies.
2 Feb 2022
Intel (semiconductor foundry business)
This profile provides an overview of Intel semiconductor business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
6 Jan 2022
while not yet necessarily profitable, it is not reliant on external funding.
Waveguide technology frequently improved in terms of specifications - Lumus keeps innovating. New products e.g. Minimus tend to target intelligent niches.
8 Dec 2021
The AMR software company Mov.ai was founded in 2016. Their product, also called Mov.ai, is a ROS-based commercial-grade robotics engine platform. Mov.ai was founded in Portugal, but since the Covid pandemic, the business headquarter of the company has moved to Israel.
30 Nov 2021
Lessons From a Decade in Wearables
Having covered this industry for the past decade, IDTechEx has developed an extensive database of historic and current market data. In this article IDTechEx will do something that is relatively unusual for a market research company to do: publicly compare old forecasts with what actually happened.
4 Nov 2021
Around-the-Clock Renewable Energy for Microsoft Data Centres
AES Corporation has signed a 15-year agreement with Microsoft to support the company in achieving its 100/100/0 by 2030 goal. Microsoft will use the around-the-clock renewable energy provided through this agreement to power its data centers located in Virginia. The structure of the agreement utilizes both existing renewable projects under a long-term contract to Microsoft, while also adding additional renewable resources in the region.
3 Nov 2021
PragmatIC Semiconductor Appointment to Board of Directors
PragmatIC Semiconductor announces that Birger Steen has joined its Board of Directors. Birger is Board Chair of multiple technology businesses including Internet of Things pioneer and global Bluetooth LE market leader Nordic Semiconductor ASA, business network innovator Pagero AB, and German care technology leader myneva GmbH.
21 Sep 2021
Charm Industrial is a San Francisco-based carbon tech converting waste biomass into "bio-oil", then injecting it underground for atmospheric carbon dioxide removal.
13 Sep 2021
SpaceCows: Using AI to Tackle Feral Herds in Australia
Unmanaged feral cattle and buffaloes have a huge impact on biodiversity including land degradation, overgrazing of native vegetation, erosion and destruction to rivers and wetlands. CSIRO and Microsoft are working on the digital twin project, dubbed SpaceCows, as part of the collaborative satellite herd-tracking program.
16 Jul 2021
Markforged Announces Listing on New York Stock Exchange
Markforged Inc has completed its previously announced merger with one, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by A-star and founded and led by technology industry veteran Kevin Hartz. The combined company, named Markforged Holding Corporation, is expected to commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange beginning on July 15, 2021 under the ticker symbol "MKFG" for Markforged common stock and "MKFG.WS" for Markforged warrants.
25 May 2021
New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair
There is no replacement for the vocal cords when damage is severe or permanent. Now, a team of materials scientists has developed a soft material with promise of new treatments in the future. Their novel soft material, called an elastomer, is very stretchable and 10,000 times softer than a conventional rubber, matching the mechanical properties of vocal cords. The elastomer can be 3D printed for use in health care.