26 Aug 2020
Future Opportunities for Thin-Film, Flexible and Printed Batteries
The battery industry has experienced enormous innovation and investment with the demand mainly from electric vehicles and energy storage systems. The 1,500 GWh market demand in 2030 indicates huge potential for batteries.
15 Aug 2020
Robotic fresh fruit picking: overview and players
This is the 6th article in our series of articles focused on agricultural robotics.
In this brief article we consider the trends towards robotic harvesting (picking) of fresh fruits.
12 Aug 2020
New Solar Energy Optics
Finnish technology company ICS has developed a unique technology platform and a film solution providing a 5-10% increase in energy output for conventional solar modules - and even higher gains for more advanced applications.
7 Aug 2020
Agricultural Robots and Drones: Company and Product Readiness Map
It is often imagined that agriculture is alien to new technologies. This is far from reality. In fact, agriculture has always been a pioneer in the adoption of new technologies, embracing motor/power, modified seed, and agrochemical technologies over many decades to boost productivity.
31 Jul 2020
Smart Glasses: The New Smartphone?
This article discusses the future impact of the standalone AR market. Will SmartGlasses be a short-lived trend, or become as common place as the smartphone?
24 Jul 2020
VCSEL and SPAD solid-state lidars: how far can they go?
The 3D lidar story is becoming ever more interesting. The focus at first was on autonomous driving, but, given the timelines and the potential of the technology, it is now migrating into consumer, ADAS, security, autonomous robots, and beyond.
22 Jul 2020
Sentons - Product announcements
Sentons announced use of their "software defined surfaces" products in two new devices from leading players: Lenovo and Asus. This profile gives more details of the relationship and the products launched.
21 Jul 2020
Hitachi is offering Cu sintering paste. The pastes are offered in three varieties as outlined in the profile. In general, the challenge is to prevent oxidization during the sintering.
15 Jul 2020
Large-Scale Facial Recognition Incompatible with a Free Society
Some progressive cities have banned some uses of the technology. Three tech companies have pulled facial recognition products from the market.
9 Jul 2020
ASSA ABLOY Joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors
The Zigbee Alliance announced ASSA ABLOY Group has joined the Alliance's Board of Directors.
1 Jul 2020
Smartwatches as a Medical Device? Progress and Outlook from IDTechEx
Last week, Apple announced the latest features that will be added to the Apple Watch in watchOS 7. Amongst the range of updates were a series of new health app features, including new "mobility metrics" such as low-range cardio fitness, walking speed, stair-descent speed, stair-ascent speed, six-minute walk distance, double support time, step length, and asymmetry.
25 Jun 2020
IDTechEx interviewed Ofer Elaykim and Tali Chen, CEO and CMO respectively of DSP Group. In this profile we give an overview of the company as well as details about their more recent focus on hearables and the related acquisition of SoundChip.
17 Jun 2020
What Happened to Magic Leap?
Magic Leap laid off 1000 employees in April 2020, and has switched to a enterprise market rather than a consumer market. Why?
15 Jun 2020
Wearables: 5 Key Conclusions From IDTechEx's Latest Research
2019 saw the largest single year growth rate for wearable technology product revenue since 2015
4 Jun 2020
Cirrus Logic are the market leader for driver ICs in haptics. IDTechEx spoke with Harsha Rao, who manages their Haptics and Sensing division, along with colleague Bill Schnell. We discussed their position in the haptics market and their latest products.
20 May 2020
LifeBooster, Inc. is a connected worker risk analytics company based in Vancouver, Canada. IDTechEx interviewed Jeffrey Smith and Bryan Statham, VP of Business Development and CEO/Co-founder (respectively) for this profile.
19 May 2020
Fresh Fruit Robotics
Product design: it is not autonomous. One supervisor drives the machine. The machine is designed to have 12 picking arms, 6 on each side. The picking arm can penetrate one meter into the tree and if the trees are 100 or 600mm inside and are visible the robot can pick them up.
19 May 2020
Swarm Farm Robotics is based in Australia.
19 May 2020
Guss Automation LLC
Prior to this they had a history of fabrication as 'they always built their own sprayers for tractor pulled sprayers'. They claim that they always had more 'innovations for sprayers in house than the market had'.