5 Feb 2021
Hydrogen Powered Drives for E-Scooters
Hydrogen is regarded by many as the future of propulsion technology. The first hydrogen-powered cars are already in action on German roads. In the case of e-scooters, however, installation of a high-pressure tank to store the hydrogen is impractical. An alternative here is POWERPASTE. This provides a safe way of storing hydrogen in a chemical form that is easy to transport and replenish without the need for an expensive network of filling stations.
12 Apr 2018
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2018 Award Winners
At the 14th IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition, three companies were honoured for their great achievements in developing and commercialising printed electronics technologies.
24 Oct 2017
Pohltec Metalfoam is a company that manufacture aluminum foam panels. IDTechEx analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed Dr Korbinian Heim (Research Engineer and Project Manager).
4 Apr 2017
Solid-state electrolytes and the quest for a safer battery
2016 was the year of Li-ion batteries' silver jubilee, a coming of age that has not been hassle-free, as Samsung's Firegate showed us. This year might mark the first significant switch to new materials in the electrolyte compartment, with both large and small companies trying to bring inorganic and polymer electrolytes to commercial fruition.
9 Mar 2017
Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017
The field of battery energy storage is set to grow significantly over the coming years. The question that incumbents, raw materials suppliers, end users, and innovators are all asking themselves is whether Li-ion batteries will keep the lion's share of the market, or whether disruptive innovation will drive technology diversification according to applications.
27 May 2014
Circuits and sensors direct from the printer
These days, no office is complete without a printer. But digital printing technologies also play an important role in microelectronics, microsystems engineering and sensor systems.
2 Apr 2014
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2014 Award Winners
Printed, flexible and organic electronics will eventually impact most aspects of human endeavour, with the enabling materials, equipment, components and manufacturing being developed and launched today. To recognize and award outstanding achievement to those involved in this rapidly growing business the annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics Awards are held each year. The annual awards were announced at the annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics event this week in Berlin, Germany - Europe's leading event on the topic that brings together end users with suppliers.
21 Feb 2011
Paper electronics ready for prime time
The term paper electronics refers to electronic and electric circuits printed onto paper - increasingly both at the same time. Paper electronics has its origins in the screen printing of electrodes onto battery separators for cylindrical batteries and it has been used for conductors and sensors in such things as T-Ink toys and novelties.
18 Feb 2011
In-wheel electric motors gain market share
In-wheel motors were popular in cars over 100 years ago because they did not intrude into passenger space. An example is shown below. However, they were expensive and they adversely affected the ride and steering. One motor seizing could sometimes lock a wheel.
25 Feb 2009
Very low input voltage, high performance
It may seem impossible that a sensor, RFID module, small display or microcontroller could operate on 20 millivolts. Yet engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have achieved precisely this by developing a novel voltage converter which has been miniaturized into an ASIC.