2 Sep 2022
First Sign of Consolidation Seen Among Graphene Manufacturers
The past decade has seen an ever-increasing number of companies within the graphene market, with a seemingly constant stream of new material suppliers appearing. As is the case for any well-established industry, market stability and profitability are expected to go hand in hand with the emergence of a handful of dominant players within the material supply chain.
16 Jun 2022
Unlocking the Power of Perovskite Photovoltaics
IDTechEx's new report, "Perovskite Photovoltaics 2023-2033", explores the diverse range of opportunities presented by perovskite PV, including gaps in demand, supply chain innovation, and emerging applications.
13 May 2022
Urban-Air Port: Ground Infrastructure Development for eVTOL
Urban-Air Port is developing infrastructure to accommodate eVTOLs for logistic and passenger applications. IDTechEx visited an Urban-Air Port demonstration airport in Coventry. While there, IDTechEx spoke with Urban-Air Port about its technology and business model.
3 May 2022
Metal Additive Manufacturing: Don't Tell Me, Show Me
Since 3D Systems commercialized stereolithography 30 years ago, 3D printer manufacturers who invented their own proprietary technology predominantly followed the same business strategy: selling their printers to customers. Until recently, it was the norm for established and rising 3D printing players, both in metal and polymer additive manufacturing, to follow the same path.
22 Apr 2022
Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft
Eve UAM LLC and Thales have teamed up to support the development of Eve's electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies over a twelve-month period on the technical, economical, and adaptable feasibility of a 100% electrically powered aircraft.
20 Apr 2022
How Has the Biosensor Market Doubled in Just Two Years?
Never before has point-of-care testing been so crucial to healthcare systems. In the last 2 years, COVID-19 has caused the point-of-care biosensors industry to expand by almost 300%. A recent IDTechEx report explains the drivers causing the shift from conventional laboratory-based diagnostics toward point-of-care diagnostics performed directly at hospitals, clinics, offices, and at home.
14 Apr 2022
Ultimate Transmissions: Thermal Management of Electric Motors
Ultimate Transmissions have developed a new method of thermally managing the stator windings of an electric motor. The technology is relatively simple, but provides the potential for better cooling of the coil windings and the potential to eliminate the oil cooling spray.
4 Apr 2022
Smart Bandage Releases Medication as Soon as Infection Starts
A bandage that releases medication as soon as an infection starts in a wound could treat injuries more efficiently. Researchers are currently working on polymer fibers that soften as soon as the environment heats up due to an infection, thereby releasing antimicrobial drugs.
10 Mar 2022
Oxford PV was established in 2010 as a spin-out company from the University of Oxford. It specialises in perovskite on silicon tandem cells and has plans to start commercial manufacturing of its solar cell technology by the end of 2022. This profile is based on a conversation with the CTO of Oxford PV, Dr. Chris Case.
7 Mar 2022
California DMV Disengagement Stats Are In: Here Is IDTechEx's Top 3
California DMV has recently released its new 2021 autonomous testing and disengagement data, which essentially describes how safe autonomous vehicles are. IDTechEx has performed its analysis on the data and the results may surprise you.
2 Mar 2022
infinityPV manufactures its own organic solar cells with an efficiency ~5-6%, along with supplying other printed electronics related equipment. This profile is based on a presentation given at the InnoLAE 2022 conference on large area printed and flexible electronics.
24 Feb 2022
GHD Secures UK Government Funding to Trial Hydrogen Energy Storage
GHD has secured funding from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy for a project aiming to demonstrate the use of an innovative hydrogen storage system. The project is in partnership with LAVO Hydrogen Storage Technology Pty Ltd, with the provision of a demonstrator location supported by the University of Chester, Thornton Science Park.
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
This profile provides an overview of TSMC semiconductor foundry business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
20 Jan 2022
Is This the Costliest Oversight in Materials Science This Century?
The materials science industry is highly competitive. There are large changes in various sectors, such as an electric and autonomous future for vehicles, geopolitical & legislative developments, and new players offering innovative materials looking to gain market share. The key to future success will rely on commercializing R&D activity and remaining agile to market needs, two reasons that developing a materials informatics strategy is imperative.
18 Jan 2022
In-Mold Electronics: Multiple Players, Diverging Strategies
How do we communicate with our electronic devices? There are many different 'human-machine interfaces (HMI)' options, ranging from the well-established (keyboard/mouse/mechanical switches) to somewhat more recent developments such as the capacitive touch screens found on smartphones. As greater numbers of devices around us gain 'smart' functionality, the ability to incorporate HMI components elegantly and cost-effectively is increasingly important.
12 Jan 2022
Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations
The world's first 'Sea-Air Integrated Drone' aims to modernize offshore and marine operations with its intelligent capabilities, high working efficiency, and minimized manpower required.
4 Jan 2022
A History of ADAS: Emergence to Essential
IDTechEx predicts that SAE level 3 autonomous features, such as traffic jam pilot, will emerge in 2022 and become common in vehicles by 2042. How did IDTechEx predict this time scale? The answer lies in the historical adoption trends of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technologies.
7 Dec 2021
Three Reasons Radar is Critical for the Future of Mobility
Radar is fundamental to automotive safety and critical to achieving emerging level 4 autonomy. While today more than 50% of new cars are shipped with one or more radars, by 2042 all new vehicles will come with multiple radars as they become a key enabler for future mobility modes, according to IDTechEx's latest report, "Automotive Radar 2022-2042".
16 Nov 2021
Major EV & Mobility Trends of 2021 - And What to Look Out For in 2022
In this article, IDTechEx analysts take a look back at the key events and trends from the future mobility world over the past year - and what to look out for in 2022.