Research Articles

18 Feb 2021

Top Five Innovative Printed/Flexible Sensor Technologies

Printed/flexible sensors offer multiple benefits relative to their more established rigid counterparts, including lower weight, flexibility/conformality, and potentially lower manufacturing costs since printing facilitates high-throughput continuous production methods. In this article IDTechEx identifies top five innovative printed/flexible sensor technologies along with their associated applications.
17 Feb 2021

Tesla's Innovative Power Electronics: The Silicon Carbide Inverter

Like the Beatles in the 60s, Tesla has arguably achieved the feat of being simultaneously the best and most popular at what they do. As the IDTechEx report "Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea & Air 2021-2041" discusses, Tesla enters a new market and quickly becomes the top-selling electric vehicle maker. In this article, we focus on Tesla's innovations in the field of power electronics and some of the new materials opportunities being created.
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.
12 Feb 2021

Trends in Materials for EV Batteries: More Nickel, Less Pack

Exploring trends in the change of the cathode chemistry; EV cell energy density; reduction of battery pack materials weight; and strategies of EV auto makers.
12 Feb 2021

Brand New IDTechEx Report: Sustainable Alternative Fuels 2021-2031

By 2026, demand for sustainable aviation fuels could reach over 3.5 billion litres. Find out more in the brand new IDTechEx report, "Sustainable Alternative Fuels 2021-2031" - biofuels, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuels, e-fuels, green ammonia, technologies, players, markets.
12 Feb 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Solar Vehicles Arrive Big Time

Thursday 25 February 2021 - Solar cars and boats are now mainstream, some never plugging in. The technology of the most advanced ones is being licensed to others, a robot shuttle being next up.
12 Feb 2021

Solar Vehicles at Tipping Point

This video presentation shares some of the research from the new IDTechEx report "Solar Vehicles 2021-2041 2nd Edition".
11 Feb 2021

COVID-19 Driving Unprecedented Growth for Antimicrobial Industry

COVID-19 is driving 3- and 4-digit growth for antimicrobial companies - this market has received significant attention from governments, industry, and even consumers over the past year (2020) due to the technology's potential to address transmission of COVID-19.
10 Feb 2021

The Water Industry Needs to Modernize its Networks

The WHO said in 2019 that over 70% of the world's population have access to clean water. Clean water is required by all and is a product that has a direct impact on the consumer. Many companies must meet targets and goals set by their country or industry body with water cleanliness and pollution monitoring. However, unlike the oil and gas industry, the water industry is behind with its uptake of digitization and in the monitoring of networks in many countries across the globe.
09 Feb 2021

The Future Evolution of Batteries for Stationary Applications

With more than 1TWh of battery capacity installed in the ten-year forecast and a market size of $56bn, the "Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2021-2031" report shows the fast-growing scale of this market, analyzing the main technologies involved in this energetic revolution.
08 Feb 2021

Balls of Steel - or Silicone: 3D Printing Medical Advances Analyzed

3D printing offers an efficient method to improve current manufacturing limits across economic sectors such as transport, construction, and medical and dental industries allowing rapid prototyping and on-site production and repairs.
05 Feb 2021

Brand New IDTechEx Report - Antimicrobial Technology Market 2021-2031

Brand new report available from IDTechEx - "Antimicrobial Technology Market 2021-2031" - antimicrobial additives and antimicrobial coatings provide continuous and residual antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal action