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Automotive Lidars: Speeding up Deployment to Autonomous Vehicles

Automotive Lidars: Speeding up Deployment to Autonomous Vehicles

Laser Technology Research
Oct 26, 2022
IDTechEx Asks if Thin Film PV Is an Answer to Today's Energy Threats

IDTechEx Asks if Thin Film PV Is an Answer to Today's Energy Threats

Photovoltaics is the fastest-growing energy source. Of the thin film PV technologies, cadmium telluride (CdTe) dominates. It is largely concentrated within the US, where it accounts for 40 % of US utility-scale PV power. In recent years, the commercial efficiency of CdTe panels has been playing a catch-up game with conventional silicon and is currently trailing by ~3 %. Efficiency, however, is not the only deciding factor.
Laser Technology Research
Oct 21, 2022
The Attempt to Achieve Standardization within the Graphene Industry

The Attempt to Achieve Standardization within the Graphene Industry

The true description of graphene is that of a single atomic layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal array. However, the nanocarbon material landscape is much more complicated than this simple statement, with single-layer, few-layer, multi-layer, graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) and both graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) all to be considered as types of graphene.
Laser Technology Research
Oct 10, 2022
Upcoming Webinar: Fixing Three Innovation Gaps in AR/VR Hardware

Upcoming Webinar: Fixing Three Innovation Gaps in AR/VR Hardware

Wednesday 19 October 2022 - Augmented and virtual reality devices are becoming established commercial products, but they have yet to meet their full promise of revolutionizing how we interact with computing. For this to happen, substantial hardware development needs to take place: but what are the key bottlenecks here?
Laser Technology Research
Oct 7, 2022
Apple Seems Bullish on AR - Yet Not on the Metaverse. Why?

Apple Seems Bullish on AR - Yet Not on the Metaverse. Why?

On September 30th 2022, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke to Dutch news outlet Bright about the future of augmented reality (AR) and the metaverse. On AR, Cook was bullish, stating that it "won't be that long" until we look at life without AR as we now look back to a life before the internet or smartphone.
Laser Technology Research
Oct 5, 2022
Is Graphene Green?

Is Graphene Green?

Is Graphene Green? This question comes up an increasing amount. Green drivers and ESG investments are an obvious focus across the supply chain, but where does graphene fit into this discussion? IDTechEx explore the answer in this article.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 29, 2022
Extended Reality Headset Sales to Grow to US$20bn 2033, Says IDTechEx

Extended Reality Headset Sales to Grow to US$20bn 2033, Says IDTechEx

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) devices promise to revolutionize the way we interact, acting as gateways to the metaverse. Despite these technologies already achieving limited adoption, extensive headset hardware development is required to meet the demands of becoming a ubiquitous computing platform.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 28, 2022
Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities in Thin Film Photovoltaics

Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities in Thin Film Photovoltaics

Wednesday 5 October 2022 - The opportunities presented by thin film photovoltaics; Discussion of the barriers facing the commercialisation of thin film photovoltaics; Overview of emerging applications for thin film photovoltaics and readiness levels; and Roadmaps for the future of thin film photovoltaics
Laser Technology Research
Sep 22, 2022
Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering IoT devices in a cheap, sustainable fashion is crucial to achieve the promised vision of a connected world. Small, low-cost thin film solar cells, optimized to work with diffuse indoor light, offer a solution to this dilemma.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 20, 2022
Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential US$8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033, enabled by automotive applications, which can be further widely expanded to other areas such as robotics, industrial, smart city, and mapping.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 8, 2022
Graphene Supply Outstrips Demand

Graphene Supply Outstrips Demand

As of mid-2022, the global graphene and graphene oxide installed capacity easily exceeds 12,000 tonnes per year, but utilization is low as the orders lag significantly behind. Is this a natural part of the commercial journey, or has hype overcome reality? Is this a case of "build it, they will come", or are there real market needs? What does the future hold for these graphene manufacturers? IDTechEx provides an independent perspective on these questions and more.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 7, 2022
How Can Hardware Help AR Become Socially Acceptable?

How Can Hardware Help AR Become Socially Acceptable?

Before Google Glass first hit public testing in 2013, the word "glasshole" had already been coined. Referring to someone who uses an augmented reality (AR) headset inconsiderately, this term eloquently expresses the difficulty in achieving social acceptability.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 1, 2022
Beyond Silicon's Limitations: The Rise of Thin Film Photovoltaics

Beyond Silicon's Limitations: The Rise of Thin Film Photovoltaics

In the shadows of a silicon-dominated field, other photovoltaic (PV) technologies have been edging closer to the spotlight.
Laser Technology Research
Jul 27, 2022
IDTechEx Assess the Next Commercial Phase of the Graphene Market

IDTechEx Assess the Next Commercial Phase of the Graphene Market

To date, the commercialization of graphene has been more of a "material push" rather than a "market pull"; a solution looking for a problem. In this first phase, there were numerous technical and commercial barriers to overcome, which in materials science does not happen overnight. IDTechEx believes that this is changing, with graphene entering the next stage, the growth phase, of its commercial journey.
Laser Technology Research
Jul 26, 2022
Perovskite PV: Resolving the Stability Challenge

Perovskite PV: Resolving the Stability Challenge

Perovskite PV is an exciting new solar power technology. The new report published by IDTechEx, "Perovskite Photovoltaics 2023-2033", explores the commercialization potential of perovskite PV and identify the challenges remaining.
Laser Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Upcoming Webinar on Perovskite Photovoltaics

Upcoming Webinar on Perovskite Photovoltaics

Thursday 14 July 2022 - Perovskite Photovoltaics: The Solution to our Energy Needs? How perovskites can resolve technology gaps within the photovoltaics market; Discussion of difficulties facing the commercialisation; Overview of emerging applications and readiness levels; and roadmaps for the future of perovskite photovoltaics
Laser Technology Research
Jun 24, 2022
Analyzing Meta's VR Optics Future

Analyzing Meta's VR Optics Future

Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are edging toward becoming commonplace. However, social acceptability is still some way off and the user experience is not entirely comfortable. Essential to solving these problems are the lenses that magnify and focus headsets' displays.
Laser Technology Research
Jun 16, 2022
Unlocking the Power of Perovskite Photovoltaics

Unlocking the Power of Perovskite Photovoltaics

IDTechEx's new report, "Perovskite Photovoltaics 2023-2033", explores the diverse range of opportunities presented by perovskite PV, including gaps in demand, supply chain innovation, and emerging applications.
Laser Technology Research
Jun 14, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar - Next-Generation Optics for AR/VR

Join the Upcoming Webinar - Next-Generation Optics for AR/VR

Thursday 30 June 2022 - Emerging optical technologies have the potential to make realities feel more real in a compact device that may be worn all day. But what are these technologies and how will they alter the landscape of this growing industry? How will manufacturers and material suppliers need to react?
Laser Technology Research
May 30, 2022
How Extended Reality Optics Can Unlock the Metaverse

How Extended Reality Optics Can Unlock the Metaverse

In 2022, hype around extended reality (XR) devices and the metaverse is at an all-time high, but hardware hurdles continue to hold back headset development.
Laser Technology Research
Oct 26, 2022
IDTechEx Asks if Thin Film PV Is an Answer to Today's Energy Threats

IDTechEx Asks if Thin Film PV Is an Answer to Today's Energy Threats

Photovoltaics is the fastest-growing energy source. Of the thin film PV technologies, cadmium telluride (CdTe) dominates. It is largely concentrated within the US, where it accounts for 40 % of US utility-scale PV power. In recent years, the commercial efficiency of CdTe panels has been playing a catch-up game with conventional silicon and is currently trailing by ~3 %. Efficiency, however, is not the only deciding factor.
Laser Technology Research
Oct 10, 2022
Upcoming Webinar: Fixing Three Innovation Gaps in AR/VR Hardware

Upcoming Webinar: Fixing Three Innovation Gaps in AR/VR Hardware

Wednesday 19 October 2022 - Augmented and virtual reality devices are becoming established commercial products, but they have yet to meet their full promise of revolutionizing how we interact with computing. For this to happen, substantial hardware development needs to take place: but what are the key bottlenecks here?
Laser Technology Research
Oct 5, 2022
Is Graphene Green?

Is Graphene Green?

Is Graphene Green? This question comes up an increasing amount. Green drivers and ESG investments are an obvious focus across the supply chain, but where does graphene fit into this discussion? IDTechEx explore the answer in this article.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 28, 2022
Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities in Thin Film Photovoltaics

Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities in Thin Film Photovoltaics

Wednesday 5 October 2022 - The opportunities presented by thin film photovoltaics; Discussion of the barriers facing the commercialisation of thin film photovoltaics; Overview of emerging applications for thin film photovoltaics and readiness levels; and Roadmaps for the future of thin film photovoltaics
Laser Technology Research
Sep 20, 2022
Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential US$8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033, enabled by automotive applications, which can be further widely expanded to other areas such as robotics, industrial, smart city, and mapping.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 7, 2022
How Can Hardware Help AR Become Socially Acceptable?

How Can Hardware Help AR Become Socially Acceptable?

Before Google Glass first hit public testing in 2013, the word "glasshole" had already been coined. Referring to someone who uses an augmented reality (AR) headset inconsiderately, this term eloquently expresses the difficulty in achieving social acceptability.
Laser Technology Research
Jul 27, 2022
IDTechEx Assess the Next Commercial Phase of the Graphene Market

IDTechEx Assess the Next Commercial Phase of the Graphene Market

To date, the commercialization of graphene has been more of a "material push" rather than a "market pull"; a solution looking for a problem. In this first phase, there were numerous technical and commercial barriers to overcome, which in materials science does not happen overnight. IDTechEx believes that this is changing, with graphene entering the next stage, the growth phase, of its commercial journey.
Laser Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Upcoming Webinar on Perovskite Photovoltaics

Upcoming Webinar on Perovskite Photovoltaics

Thursday 14 July 2022 - Perovskite Photovoltaics: The Solution to our Energy Needs? How perovskites can resolve technology gaps within the photovoltaics market; Discussion of difficulties facing the commercialisation; Overview of emerging applications and readiness levels; and roadmaps for the future of perovskite photovoltaics
Laser Technology Research
Jun 16, 2022
Unlocking the Power of Perovskite Photovoltaics

Unlocking the Power of Perovskite Photovoltaics

IDTechEx's new report, "Perovskite Photovoltaics 2023-2033", explores the diverse range of opportunities presented by perovskite PV, including gaps in demand, supply chain innovation, and emerging applications.
Laser Technology Research
May 30, 2022
How Extended Reality Optics Can Unlock the Metaverse

How Extended Reality Optics Can Unlock the Metaverse

In 2022, hype around extended reality (XR) devices and the metaverse is at an all-time high, but hardware hurdles continue to hold back headset development.
Laser Technology Research
Oct 21, 2022
The Attempt to Achieve Standardization within the Graphene Industry

The Attempt to Achieve Standardization within the Graphene Industry

The true description of graphene is that of a single atomic layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal array. However, the nanocarbon material landscape is much more complicated than this simple statement, with single-layer, few-layer, multi-layer, graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) and both graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) all to be considered as types of graphene.
Laser Technology Research
Oct 7, 2022
Apple Seems Bullish on AR - Yet Not on the Metaverse. Why?

Apple Seems Bullish on AR - Yet Not on the Metaverse. Why?

On September 30th 2022, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke to Dutch news outlet Bright about the future of augmented reality (AR) and the metaverse. On AR, Cook was bullish, stating that it "won't be that long" until we look at life without AR as we now look back to a life before the internet or smartphone.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 29, 2022
Extended Reality Headset Sales to Grow to US$20bn 2033, Says IDTechEx

Extended Reality Headset Sales to Grow to US$20bn 2033, Says IDTechEx

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) devices promise to revolutionize the way we interact, acting as gateways to the metaverse. Despite these technologies already achieving limited adoption, extensive headset hardware development is required to meet the demands of becoming a ubiquitous computing platform.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 22, 2022
Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering IoT devices in a cheap, sustainable fashion is crucial to achieve the promised vision of a connected world. Small, low-cost thin film solar cells, optimized to work with diffuse indoor light, offer a solution to this dilemma.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 8, 2022
Graphene Supply Outstrips Demand

Graphene Supply Outstrips Demand

As of mid-2022, the global graphene and graphene oxide installed capacity easily exceeds 12,000 tonnes per year, but utilization is low as the orders lag significantly behind. Is this a natural part of the commercial journey, or has hype overcome reality? Is this a case of "build it, they will come", or are there real market needs? What does the future hold for these graphene manufacturers? IDTechEx provides an independent perspective on these questions and more.
Laser Technology Research
Sep 1, 2022
Beyond Silicon's Limitations: The Rise of Thin Film Photovoltaics

Beyond Silicon's Limitations: The Rise of Thin Film Photovoltaics

In the shadows of a silicon-dominated field, other photovoltaic (PV) technologies have been edging closer to the spotlight.
Laser Technology Research
Jul 26, 2022
Perovskite PV: Resolving the Stability Challenge

Perovskite PV: Resolving the Stability Challenge

Perovskite PV is an exciting new solar power technology. The new report published by IDTechEx, "Perovskite Photovoltaics 2023-2033", explores the commercialization potential of perovskite PV and identify the challenges remaining.
Laser Technology Research
Jun 24, 2022
Analyzing Meta's VR Optics Future

Analyzing Meta's VR Optics Future

Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are edging toward becoming commonplace. However, social acceptability is still some way off and the user experience is not entirely comfortable. Essential to solving these problems are the lenses that magnify and focus headsets' displays.
Laser Technology Research
Jun 14, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar - Next-Generation Optics for AR/VR

Join the Upcoming Webinar - Next-Generation Optics for AR/VR

Thursday 30 June 2022 - Emerging optical technologies have the potential to make realities feel more real in a compact device that may be worn all day. But what are these technologies and how will they alter the landscape of this growing industry? How will manufacturers and material suppliers need to react?
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