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4 May 2021

Boréas Technologies

IDTechEx interviewed Simon Chaput and Stuart Nixdorff of Boréas Technologies at the time of their launch of a new reference design for haptics in wearables. This profile describes that launch and other company updates.
12 Mar 2021

Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

In earlier days of the COVID-19 pandemic, before diagnostic testing was widely available, it was difficult for public health officials to keep track of the infection's spread, or predict where outbreaks were likely to occur. Attempts to get ahead of the virus are still complicated by the fact that people can be infected and spread the virus even without experiencing any symptoms themselves.
8 Mar 2021

Where are the Innovations in Thermal Interface Materials

Thermal management is one of the most important topics in a wide range of applications; from electric vehicle battery packs through to consumer electronics, there is a pressing need to dissipate heat efficiently. Thermal interface materials (TIM) come in numerous types and play a crucial role in the thermal transfer from a heat source. This article looks at what the major innovations are for these materials and why those developments are significant.
15 Feb 2021

CVD Graphene for Electronic Applications: 2021 Status and Outlook

Given the exciting properties, graphene has always been linked as a revolutionary material for the electronics industry. CVD graphene is cited as the ideal solution in providing a perfect single layer produced in a low cost continuous R2R process, but the manufacturing and commercial reality have proved very different. After a long period of research, and with players regularly exiting and entering the field, we are only now starting to see this technology mature and the dawn of the commercial reality.
2 Feb 2021

Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound Jump-Starts Brains After Coma

The scientists used a technique called low-intensity focused ultrasound, which uses sonic stimulation to excite the neurons in the thalamus, an egg-shaped structure that serves as the brain's central hub for processing. After a coma, thalamus function is typically weakened.
22 Jan 2021

Fungal Wearables and Devices: Biomaterials Pave The Way

Fungi are among the world's oldest and most tenacious organisms. They are now showing great promise to become one of the most useful materials for producing textiles, gadgets and other construction materials.
12 Jan 2021

Wearable Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today

IDTechEx currently have a number of wearable related webinars available to watch on-demand. These include presentations on XR, wearables - the impact of COVID, and self-powered electronics.
4 Jan 2021

AI Finds Surprising Patterns in Earth's Biological Mass Extinctions

Creative destruction is central to classic concepts of evolution. It seems clear that there are periods in which suddenly many species suddenly disappear, and many new species suddenly appear. However, radiations of a comparable scale to the mass extinctions, which this study, therefore, calls the mass radiations, have received far less analysis than extinction events.
17 Dec 2020

Remote Patient Monitoring is Improving Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes

The biggest trends in CVD management currently revolve around remote patient monitoring (RPM), which enables the patients' health to be examined from a distance.
7 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Brings Unprecedented Shifts in Healthcare Technology Adoption

At IDTechEx, we cover emerging technologies and industry trends, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct or indirect impact on all of them. In this article we will describe some of the key roles that these technologies have played in 2020.
25 Nov 2020

Printed and Flexible Electronics: Key Technology Highlights in 2020

Printed/flexible electronics is a constantly evolving area with extensive scope for innovation. Here, IDTechEx outlines three of the most exciting technological highlights in the sector.
25 Nov 2020

Graphene Innovation in Finland

Starting from the joint interest of Nokia and Finnish research institutes, soon after the experimental discovery of graphene and related materials in 2004, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland began developing its research in this area and now plays a vital role in the Graphene Flagship.
23 Oct 2020

Key Trends and Recent Innovations in Powder Bed Fusion

Although additive manufacturing (AM) has existed for over forty years, the technology is still progressing as new materials and printing processes continue to be developed.
24 Aug 2020

Wisechip Semiconductor Inc

Wisechip Semiconductor ink is a Taiwanese manufacturer of small, often customized, passive matrix OLED displays (PMOLEDs). They are the first company to commercially produce Hyperfluorescence OLEDs based on TADF materials paired with fluorescent emitters.
14 Jul 2020

Automotive Radar: Golden Era of Innovation and Growth

Radar uptake in vehicles will continue its increase, driven both by an increase in the number of adopting cars and by the radar content per vehicle. Both trends are driven by the increasing adoption of ADAS and will be sustained and strengthened in the longer term by the emergence of highly automated or autonomous driving.
4 Jul 2020


BioPhero is a Danish company developing new methods of producing insect pheromones that can be used to control pests without needing environmentally damaging synthetic pesticides.
10 Jun 2020

AI for the diagnosis of respiratory diseases including COVID-19

IDTechEx has produced a series of articles focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical diagnostics. More specifically, this articles series revolves around image recognition AI as a disease detection tool using medical scans. It provides an in-depth look at various trends and innovations, from both a technological and commercial standpoint.
26 May 2020


Optomec is a capital equipment manufacturer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They offer two products: Aerosol Jet and a laser based Direct Energy Deposition (DED) system for 3D printing metals named LENS. This profile focuses on the aerosol jet printer, and its applications in printed electronics.
12 May 2020

Webinar 18 May - Self-Powered Electronics: The Race Is On

This webinar shares some of the research for the new IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040". It comes at just the right time. The world's first self-powered smart watches have just arrived. They are not full-function but we are getting there. That billion a year harvester potential will be followed by similar numbers of Internet of Things nodes. Learn other big prizes making several of the world's largest companies research energy harvesting.
7 May 2020

COVID-19: The Latest Zoonotic Disease Stemming from the Meat Industry

Although the exact origin story of the COVID-19 outbreak is still uncertain, it is highly likely that the virus began as a zoonotic disease, i.e. an infectious disease caused by a pathogen that jumped from animals to humans.