Research Articles

11 Nov 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Low Power Energy Harvesting in 2022

Tuesday 30 November 2021 - The focus is recent progress and what to expect in 2022. Learn the basics such as the dead ends, opportunities, and emerging market demands; See the eleven families of appropriate technology appraised and compared including possibilities for combinations; and much more.
10 Nov 2021

Mining and Concrete Industries Central to New Massive Energy Storage

The new need for massive amounts of delayed electricity will provide major new business for the mining and cement industries while helping them to clean up their act and generate new earning streams.
08 Nov 2021

Fuel Cells: The Need for Long Range Zero Emission Vehicles

All major players in the automotive industry are racing to develop and deploy zero-emission vehicles: a tumultuous change in powertrain technology is underway. The new report from IDTechEx, "Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2022-2042", analyzes the role of fuel cells in on-road vehicles.
04 Nov 2021

In-Mold Electronics: Short Term Pain, Long Term Gain?

Will the capacitive human-machine interface (HMI) components of the future be produced using IME, or will the simpler currently utilized manufacturing methodologies persist?
04 Nov 2021

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
03 Nov 2021

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Materials Informatics

Thursday 11 November 2021 - The latest commercial developments in the field; Assessment of the different strategic approaches being adopted; The key technology pillars required for a MI approach; Industry pain points; and Application case studies
03 Nov 2021

5G mmWave Large-Scale Rollout: IDTechEx Discusses If and When

5G has two new frequency bands: sub-6 GHz (3.5 - 7 GHz) and mmWave (>24 GHz). 5G sub-6 GHz, with a frequency relatively close to the 4G frequency range, does not receive as much attention as the other new frequency band - mmWave. Even though there has been a lot of buzz surrounding mmWave, has this technology been extensively adopted? What are the pain points in the mmWave industry? What are its prospects for the future?
02 Nov 2021

Examining the Ceramic 3D Printing Materials on the Market

Recently, ceramic 3D printer and material manufacturer Tethon 3D announced a partnership with composite 3D printing start-up Fortify to develop more technical ceramic materials for 3D printing. By increasing the portfolio of advanced ceramics available for 3D printing, the two companies aim to advance the adoption of ceramic 3D printing in technical applications.
01 Nov 2021

EV Material and Component Opportunities Outside the Battery Cell

When talking about the electric vehicle (EV) market, a great amount of emphasis is put on the battery cells - and rightly so. They govern the total storage capacity, impact energy density, and are a critical supply chain consideration when scaling up to meet the growing EV demand. However, EVs present a great range of opportunities outside of the battery cells.
29 Oct 2021

Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities for Fuel Cells in Road Transport

Thursday 4 November 2021 - $160 Billion Market by 2042. Includes what makes fuel cells an attractive technology pathway; overview of FCEV deployment in passenger cars, LCV, trucks, and buses; challenges facing FCEV deployment; and an overview of IDTechEx's independent 20-year forecasts for FCEV
28 Oct 2021

What Is Required for a True Digital Transformation in Materials R&D?

Digital transformation is the buzzword in every sector; materials science and chemistry R&D is behind the curve but certainly no exception. The prospects are, of course, very attractive, but the reality far, far harder. This article looks at the status of this transformation, the enabling solutions, and those unresolved pain points.
28 Oct 2021

Rare Earths in EVs: Problems, Solutions and What Is Actually Happening

EVs certainly mark the path to a more environmentally friendly future, but there are still concerns around the sourcing of certain components or materials within EVs. Electric motors literally drive EVs but rely heavily on rare-earth materials. Will EV manufacturers continue to rely so heavily on rare earths going into the future?