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Composites, Drones & LPWAN IDTechEx #TechRoundUp

Composites, Drones & LPWAN IDTechEx #TechRoundUp

Jul 17, 2017 11
Dr Laura Baers & Dr Richard Collins discuss composites and their uses in drones and enabling internet infrastructure.
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Immersion vs. Fitbit: Everything you need to know in 7 charts

Immersion vs. Fitbit: Everything you need to know in 7 charts

Jul 13, 2017
Earlier this week, Immersion Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Fitbit. This is in addition to an existing lawsuit they have against Apple, also relating to the infringement of their patents in haptics, user interfaces and human-machine interfaces. In this article, James Hayward describes the background to these lawsuits within the broader context of the haptics industry.
Creating Smart Cities: Solar Tree to charge your phone & provide WiFi

Creating Smart Cities: Solar Tree to charge your phone & provide WiFi

Jun 29, 2017
VTree is building a solar future base on three powerful concepts: solar energy, internet and great design.
New screen coating makes reading in sunlight a lot easier

New screen coating makes reading in sunlight a lot easier

Jun 28, 2017 United States
Screens on even the newest phones and tablets can be hard to read outside in bright sunlight. Inspired by the nanostructures found on moth eyes, researchers have developed a new antireflection film that could keep people from having to run to the shade to look at their mobile devices.
Plant inspiration could lead to flexible electronics

Plant inspiration could lead to flexible electronics

Jun 27, 2017 China
Versatile, light-weight materials that are both strong and resilient are crucial for the development of flexible electronics, such as bendable tablets and wearable sensors.
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Amplified Ale Works leverages Thinfilm's NFC solutions

Amplified Ale Works leverages Thinfilm's NFC solutions

Jun 27, 2017 Norway
Through the collaboration, Amplified will integrate Thinfilm's technology into beer coasters distributed on premise, enabling a direct mobile connection with consumers through the simple tap of a smartphone.
Nanogenerators that stand the test of time

Nanogenerators that stand the test of time

Jun 23, 2017
Earlier this month, IDTechEx analysts were invited to attend the second talk within the "From Discovery Science to Industrial Application" series, co-organised by the Cambridge Network and the Maxwell Centre.
Diversification becomes essential for the aerogel industry

Diversification becomes essential for the aerogel industry

Jun 22, 2017 Worldwide
The 21st-century commercialisation of the aerogel industry has been extensively discussed, but despite the excitement and huge potential, it is still a long way from plain sailing for the manufacturers.
Highlights from CPES 2017

Highlights from CPES 2017

May 30, 2017 17
On May 24-25th 2017, James Hayward from IDTechEx attended CPES 2017. The event brought together an excellent group of both Canadian and international speakers to discuss several key areas in the printed and flexible electronics space. This article will address each area in turn, including smart packaging, IoT, structural and 3D electronics and textile/wearable electronics.
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A report from Plastics Japan 2017

A report from Plastics Japan 2017

May 24, 2017
IDTechEx Technology analysts' Drs Richard Collins and Khasha Ghaffarzadeh attended Plastics 2017 at the Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. These slides give some highlights from the Plastics event and extends to composite material and adhesion-free metal-plastic joining solutions.
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A report from the IDTechEx Show!

A report from the IDTechEx Show!

May 24, 2017
May 10th-11th saw the 2017 European-leg of the IDTechEx Show! In this article IDTechEx analysts share some of the most interesting innovations on offer at the show.