Research Articles

14 Mar 2023

E-Textiles: The Future of This Multimillion-Dollar Industry

A shirt that can track a person's heart rate, a shoe that can measure gait - the integration of electronic components with textiles to form e-textiles has been a significant research interest for several years.
13 Mar 2023

The Second-Life EV Battery Market to Reach US$7B by 2033

The second-life EV battery market is one of great importance for many reasons. These include adding value to future energy infrastructure, creating a circular economy for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and providing a lower levelized cost of storage compared to new batteries.
10 Mar 2023

Embedding Electronic Functionality: Is It Worthwhile?

Integrating multiple functionalities within a single entity promises simpler, more efficient devices without compromising capability. Smartphones are a great example, with maps, diaries, phones, cameras, games consoles, and more integrated into a single, compact device.
09 Mar 2023

8-Billion Dollar Market Opportunity Enabled by Solid-State Batteries

Solid-state battery, one of the most promising next-generation battery technologies, has the potential to reshuffle the global battery supply chain, and a US$8 billion-market-size opportunity is potentially waiting for solid-state batteries, according to IDTechEX's report "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2023-2033: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
08 Mar 2023

Upcoming Webinar - Wide Bandgap Power Electronics: The New EV Battery

Thursday 30 March 2023 - Based off the new IDTechEx report, this webinar will cover; Benchmarking of SiC versus GaN and future developments, Materials evolution for power packages and industry pain points, Market demand for SiC and opportunities for GaN, and a market outlook for EV power electronics broken down by voltage
07 Mar 2023

Fuel Cell Boats & Ships, a Methanol to the Madness

IDTechEx has published a series of articles recently covering hydrogen- and ammonia-powered fuel cell (FC) demand in shipping. One of the most common responses to this has been - what about methanol?
07 Mar 2023

How Can Tesla Shift Away from Rare Earths?

At Tesla's Investor Day in March 2023, it announced that its next generation of electric motors would contain no rare earth materials. Given Tesla's huge presence in the EV (electric vehicle) market, this could prove a significant transition for the design and sustainability of electric motors.
06 Mar 2023

Join Our Upcoming Webinar: The Future of Blue Hydrogen Production

Thursday 23 March 2023 - Developments, Prospect & Challenges. The webinar will cover; Motivation for low-carbon and blue hydrogen production, Overview of blue hydrogen production technologies, Outline of key players, trends, and innovations in technologies, Outlook on blue hydrogen, and Drivers & challenges for the industry
03 Mar 2023

Why Do We Need 6G and What Are the Challenges?

6G, compared to its predecessor, is expected to offer significantly better communication capabilities, such as Tbps-level peak data rates, microsecond-level latency, and 99.99999% network dependability.
02 Mar 2023

Emerging Applications for Silicon Photonics

Whatever the name - be that the humble 'chip', the slightly misleading 'microchip', the technically robust 'semiconductor integrated circuit', or the slightly less technically robust 'integrated circuit' - chips are everywhere; in laptops, mobile phones, TVs, automobiles, displays, and other electrical products a thousand times over.
02 Mar 2023

Major News in the Progression of Graphene Batteries

Using graphene to improve the performance of energy storage devices has been a key focus ever since the 2D material was isolated. As soon as the first commercial graphene manufacturers were established, there has been a steady stream of announcements related to batteries, but perhaps none are as significant as the 2023 news of Evonik entering the field with their investment in SuperC.
01 Mar 2023

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on the Automotive Semiconductor Supply Chain

Thursday 16 March - This webinar will; Explain the main areas which rely on semiconductor technologies in modern vehicles; Discuss how automation and electrification trends will impact semiconductor demand; Show the current capabilities of automotive tier 2 companies; and Examine how the supply chain is shifting to accommodate more high-performance computing in vehicles