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Edge AI: the wait is (almost) over
Since the introduction of artificial intelligence to the data centre, AI has been loath to leave it. With large tracts of floorspace dedicated to servers comprising leading-edge chips that can handle the computational demands for training the latest in AI models, as well as inference via end-user connections to the Cloud, data centres are the ideal environment for facilitating much of what AI has to offer. And yet, over the past decade, AI has pu...
Chips as currency: America, China, and the AI race
Running in the background to the more visible, very real wars occurring around the world at present, there is another, economic and industrial in nature. This is a trade war between two principals: the USA and China. Leo Charlton, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx further discusses.
Four ways to eliminate rare earths in EV motors and one you haven’t heard
The use of rare earths in various modern technology has drawn attention over the years. But with the rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the issue has been brought to the fore. Dr James Edmondson, Principal Technology Analyst at IDTechEx further explores.
Flexible hybrid electronics offers the best of both approaches
Can electronics be additively manufactured and flexible without compromising on the capabilities of conventionally produced integrated circuits (ICs)?
Printed electronics progresses towards greater commercial adoption
How far is printed/flexible electronics along the road to widespread adoption? The emerging manufacturing methodology, which replaces etched copper laminate with printed conductive inks on flexible substrates, offers multiple benefits, including flexibility/stretchability, the potential for low-cost roll-to-roll production, digital manufacturing/rapid prototyping, and improved sustainability.
Through the Black Mirror: 'Joan Is Awful' and AI malpractice
In a recently published article, AI, and Security: Ensuring That Opportunities Outweigh the Threats, IDTechEx discussed the importance of ownership and culpability when it comes to deploying AI tools, especially in the context of creative works.
Printed & flexible electronics: status, innovations and prospects
What do electronic skin patches, thin-film flexible photovoltaics and automotive interior consoles have in common?
Why AI should be at the top of the national agenda
Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since the success of DeepMind over Go world champion Lee Sedol in 2016; the world is beginning to change according to the new possibilities afforded by AI.
Competing in-mould electronics manufacturing methodologies
Smooth, functional surfaces that provide touch sensing, often with backlighting, are becoming increasingly common.
Electric scooters to continue skyrocketing in popularity
Asia accounts for more than 90% of all global two-wheeler sales, and it is unusual for a family not to own one in some countries.
IDTechEx asks if electronics manufacturing can join the digital age
Asked whether electronics is a ‘digital technology’, almost everyone would reply in the affirmative. However, while printed circuit boards (PCBs) enable digital technologies, the manufacturing processes used to produce them are still largely analogue.
Embedding electronic functionality: IDTechEx asks if it’s 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.
How can Tesla shift away from rare earths, asks IDTechEx
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.
800V EVs charge into the mainstream using SiC power electronics
The demand for electric vehicle (EV) power electronics will increase dramatically in the next 10 years, primarily driven by rapid growth in the BEV car market, where IDTechEx predicts a 15% CAGR globally over the next decade.
IDTechEx discusses in-Mold electronics: The future of smart surfaces
Surfaces, be they in kitchen appliances, automotive interiors, medical devices, or even furniture, are becoming increasingly smart.
A view of the rapidly growing Australian BESS market, reports IDTechEx
Australia is at the forefront of great battery energy storage system (BESS) development, with front-of-the-meter (FTM) installations expected to continue growing rapidly in the coming decade while supplemented by steady behind-the-meter (BTM) installations. IDTechEx estimates a CAGR for an annual installed capacity of 42% for 2023 – 2033. The Victorian Big Battery, installed in 2021, is one of the largest battery systems to be installed glo...
IDTechEx discusses making sustainable electronics tangible
Enhancing ‘sustainability’ is a widely held aspiration within the electronics industry – realising this transition is considerably more difficult, IDTechEx explores.
Energy storage: a global enabler for world energy transition
The energy crisis and decarbonisation requirements speed up the process of finding alternative solutions, and energy storage plays an important role in applications such as electric vehicle applications and renewable energy.
Printed electronics enables R2R, additive and digital electronics manufacturing
Can electronics manufacturing be reconfigured for our digital, environmentally conscious age? IDTechEx’s new report, ‘Manufacturing Printed Electronics 2023-2033’, explores a wide range of manufacturing innovations that will enable additive, digital, and higher throughput electronics production across many length scales.
The future of sustainable electronics manufacturing
A new wave of electronics manufacturing is on the horizon, aiming to satisfy the increasing demand for sustainability and mitigate the impact of volatile energy prices.