Self-charging everything: battle for the high ground
When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
Identifying the right tools to assure business resilience
The COVID-19 crisis initiated a dramatic change to the working world almost overnight, and having the right tools can ensure business resilience. With offices closed and employees advised to work from home, businesses were forced into adopting mass remote working without warning.
2020 semiconductor growth forecast slashed
The COVID-19 crisis will undercut growth in the global semiconductor business in 2020, with the looming threat of global recession, Omdia has slashed its 2020 semiconductor growth market forecast, despite soaring demand for chips from the medical sector.
Flexible hybrid electronics trends and challenges
While flexible electronics have been around for years, either as flexible PCBs or genuinely printed electronics, there has always been a trade-off between flexibility and capability, this is changing with flexible hybrid electronics . Circuits with a few printed transistors based on organic semiconductors could be printed onto flexible substrates but were not generally capable of significant data processing
COVID-19 disrupts demand-supply of renewable equipment
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered market dynamics for renewables, impacting all stakeholders along the value chain. Demand-supply disruptions are at large and there will be a decrease in global investments in clean energy, risking the initiatives undertaken to mitigate long-term climate change, according to GlobalData.
Effects of the extended lockdown on manufacturers
The UK government announced last week that the country-wide lockdown would be extended for at least a further three weeks in order to manage the coronavirus crisis. It is uncertain at present how ministers can get industry going again to kickstart the economy without incurring a second infection wave. But what does this mean for UK manufacturers?
COVID-19 diagnostics: technologies, players and trends
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. The outbreak of COVID-19 started in December 2019 with the first case reported in China. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the outbreak of COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. By April 2020, there are over two million confirmed cases, and it has brought the economies of many countries to a halt.
$350bn in off-grid, zero-emission microgrids predicted
IDTechEx forecasts exponential growth to a huge $350 billion in 2040 for clean zero-emission microgrids. It will be driven by legislation, cost, increasing problems with national grids and many new applications.
Semiconductor memory: a smart choice for smartphones
With epic strides undertaken in the domain of consumer electronics, the semiconductor memory market is touted to acclaim global recognition for the product’s extensive data management property. The demand for advanced memory, of late, has covered an all new domain beyond the realm of conventional personal computers.
Ten things you need to know about data centre innovation
The demand for data is exploding, and data centre operators are bombarded daily with new information about emerging technologies.