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IDTechEx provides custom consulting, research and advisory services to help develop your business in these key topics. IDTechEx gives strictly independent marketing, technical and business advice and services in three forms - consulting, research and events, covering:

Printed, organic and flexible electronics
RFID and wireless sensors
Electric vehicles
Energy Harvesting and Storage
Photovoltaics
Smart Packaging

Our work includes technology and market benchmarking, analysis of companies, due diligence, in-company masterclasses and global research. IDTechEx consultants travel extensively, visiting many conferences, universities and companies to learn and interpret the latest information for you.

  • Wireless Charging 2016-2026: Phones & Small Electronics, Electric Cars & Other Vehicles

    Aug 2015

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    109 Pages

    This unique report reflects the new reality that wireless charging is now one subject from phones and medical devices to vehicles. This is because it increasingly involves the same technologies, locations and companies. Why are people so enthusiastic when they experience ubiquitous phone charging? How will the standards battles be resolved? Why will the planned move to hired vehicles and...

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  • High Power Energy Harvesting: Off-Grid 10W-100kW 2016-2026

    Jul 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Power

    198 Pages

    This unique 198 page report has 152 figures and tables. It reflects the new reality that energy harvesting - creation of off-grid electricity where it is needed, using ambient energy - is now widely deployable up to 100kW and beyond. This is resulting in dramatic new capabilities such as the rapidly growing number of land, water and air vehicles that operate entirely on sunshine and...

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  • From 2D to 3D Printed Electronics 2015-2025 Technologies, Markets, Players

    Jul 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Semiconductors

    106 Pages

    The 3D printing industry created a Tsunami of hype in 2012 with the advent of the world's first consumer-level 3D printers. This hype around consumer-level technologies made 3D printing a household name. Surprisingly, this culminated in rapid growth across the entire industry including established players offering high-end industrial equipment. The same pattern will repeat in 2016 with the...

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  • The Rise of Perovskite Solar Cells 2015-2025

    Jun 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Power

    116 Pages

    As one of the top ten science breakthroughs of 2013, perovskite solar cells have shown potential both in the rapid efficiency improvement (from 2.2% in 2006 to the latest record 20.1% in 2014) and in cheap material and manufacturing costs. Perovskite solar cells have attracted tremendous attention from the likes of DSSC and OPVs with greater potential. Many companies and research...

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  • 3D Printing of Metals: 2015-2025

    Jun 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Metals

    161 Pages

    Building metal parts is the only way 3D printing can become productive. Plastic 3D printing has its place in prototyping and education, but 3D printing in metal will allow the technology to be used to manufacture final production parts in a wide variety of industries. Metals are the fastest-growing segment of 3D printing, with printer sales growing at 48% and material sales growing at 32%....

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  • Graphene and 2D Materials: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2015-2025

    Jun 2015

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    220 Pages

    Increasingly loss of differentiation The graphene industry experienced a massive hype in the past 4-5 years, although the hype is beginning to die down and elements of the industry have now even entered the valley of despair. The number of companies supplying graphene has dramatically increased and now more than 35 suppliers exist. The first batch of companies formed...

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  • Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2015-2025

    Jun 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Machines

    206 Pages

    Sales of pure electric cars grew over 50% in 2015, ten times the growth of the car market overall. Hybrid electric cars are already a large business. Look at electric vehicles by land, water and air and you see a huge business growing rapidly and increasingly dominated by the electrics and electronics within these vehicles as it rises from about 40% to 70% in the coming decade. This report...

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  • Energy Harvesting: Off-grid Renewable Power for Devices, Vehicles, Structures 2015-2025

    Jun 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Power

    213 Pages

    Energy harvesting is a booming business at the level of watts to kilowatts and there is now reason to believe that lower power versions will also have considerable success over the coming decade. Electrical and electronic equipment needs less and less power and energy harvesting is producing more power, energy storage becoming more useful as well. This is underwritten by both strong demand for...

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  • Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) 2015-2025: Forecasts, Markets, Technologies

    Jun 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Materials

    167 Pages

    At IDTechEx we have been closely following and analysing the transparent conductive film market for the past five years. To this end, we interviewed or visited more than 40 innovators, suppliers and end users, organised several conferences around the world, developed a detailed and constantly updated forecast datasheet, and advised our clients globally either through consulting or...

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  • Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2015-2030: Land, Water, Air

    Apr 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Machines

    211 Pages

    This report is intended for those seeking to invest, support, develop, make, sell or use vehicle fuel cell systems and their materials and associated services. It will also assist those participating in the value chain of alternatives, such as batteries and supercapacitors, to understand the considerable opportunities for both collaborative use of their components with fuel cells and scope for...

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  • RFID in China 2015-2025

    Apr 2015

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    207 Pages

    The usage of radio frequency identification (RFID) is moving to East Asia. Will manufactures of RFID hardware and software as well as integrators also follow suit? China already has 85% of the world's manufacturing capacity and is a major exporter of tags. In addition, the second generation National Identification Card project in China is the largest RFID order by value and China is...

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  • Thermal Interface Materials 2015-2025: Status, Opportunities and Market Forecasts

    Mar 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Materials

    178 Pages

    Overheating is the most critical issue in the computer industry. It limits further miniaturisation, power, performance and reliability. The escalation of power densities in electronic devices has made efficient heat removal a crucial issue for progress in information, communication, energy harvesting, energy storage and lighting technologies. As long as electronic systems aren't...

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  • Autonomous Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2015-2035

    Mar 2015

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    155 Pages

    Chief executives, business planning and marketing VPs and other interested parties such as investors need to grasp what is one market - autonomous vehicles of every type - and how they have so many components and systems in common. They wish to benchmark best practice and identify trends and this report is the first to pull it all together. Uniquely, it covers the whole topic of autonomous...

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  • Wearable Sensors 2015-2025: Market Forecasts, Technologies, Players

    Mar 2015

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    193 Pages

    This report provides detailed descriptions of the sensor types that dominate wearable technology products today, and emerging sensor types that will dominate in the future. Many product types have risen through the peak of the wearable technology hype curve in the last five years before beginning the slide to disillusionment. The common feature with all of them is the prominence of...

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  • Electric Drones:Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) 2015-2025

    Jan 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Machines

    199 Pages

    Thousands of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be deployed in the next few years for both civil and military missions. Early adoption of new technologies will be employed: from smart skin to structural components and intelligent motors with integral gearing. Electric power makes the use of wheel power for take-off possible because electric motors can give maximum torque from...

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  • Printed and Flexible Sensors 2015-2025: Technologies, Players, Forecasts

    Jan 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Semiconductors

    241 Pages

    Sensors are playing an increasingly important role in printed electronics. While the biggest market is currently glucose sensors (for the treatment of diabetes), it is also highly commoditized. However, a new generation of printed sensors is now emerging from R&D and the range of applications is vast. There are many types of sensors and therefore many addressable markets. IDTechEx...

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  • Electric Buses 2015-2025

    Jan 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Transport & Logistics

    214 Pages

    Industrial and Commercial electric vehicles will be a similar market to Cars but innovating faster and frequently more profitable for all in the value chain. The most important sector is Buses, the subject of this report, where innovation often comes before cars because they are less price sensitive. In this report we show how the Chinese are now dominating the league table, buying the...

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  • OLED Display Forecast 2015-2025: the Rise of Plastic and Flexible Displays

    Jan 2015

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    253 Pages

    LED displays are thinner, lighter, and offer better color performances compared to backlit liquid crystal displays (LCD). OLED displays are already mass produced for mobile phones and OLEDs will continue gaining market share against LCD technology.    The next evolution is plastic and flexible displays. IDTechEx expects the first flagship phone with a flexible display to...

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  • 3D Printing 2014-2025 : Technologies, Markets, Players

    Jan 2015

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    138 Pages

    3D printing has received much attention in the press over recent years. Hyped as the technology to bring about a 3rd industrial revolution, 3D printing technologies were in fact invented in the late 80s since when they have seen steady, if unspectacular, growth. After 2009 however, changes occurred which have seen the fortunes of the 3D printing world take an abrupt turn for the better....

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  • Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2015-2025

    Jan 2015

    By IDTechEx

    Semiconductors

    319 Pages

    This report provides the most comprehensive view of the topic, giving detailed ten year forecasts by device type. The market is analyzed by territory, printed vs non printed, rigid vs flexible, inorganic vs organic, cost of materials vs process cost and much more. Activities of over 1,000 leading companies are given, as is assessment of the winners and losers to come. Impartial...

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  • 3D Printing 2015-2025:Technologies, Markets, Players

    Jan 2015

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    138 Pages

    This 138 slide report (PDF) covers the current and future status, opportunities and market forecasts of 3D printing. It contains many illustrative and analytical figures and tables plus company profiles from across the globe.Upon request the original PowerPoint can be included free of charge as part of the report purchase. 3D Printing 3D printing has received...

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  • Wearable Technology Materials 2015-2025

    Dec 2014

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    189 Pages

    This report concerns a new market for wearable electronics that awaits those prepared to make formulations and intermediate materials for the new 2D and 3D electronic printing, in-mold electronics and other processes. These and similar processes discussed in the report are being adopted over the coming decade because wearable electronics is changing its form radically, the better to comply...

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  • Photovoltaic Manufacturer Shipments: Capacity, Price & Revenues 2013-2014

    Dec 2014

    By IDTechEx

    Power

    120 Pages

    By Paula Mints, Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst, SPV Market Research    Analysis of quantitative capacity, production, shipments, inventory, and module price data for the supply side of the terrestrial photovoltaic industry. The 120 page report, published annually for over twenty years, provides trend analysis overtime as well as insights into price and regional...

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  • Energy Harvesting/ Regeneration for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2015-2025

    Dec 2014

    By IDTechEx

    Machines

    229 Pages

    The electric vehicle industry - land, water and air - is rapidly rising to become a huge market of over $533 billion by 2025. Some run entirely on harvested energy as with solar lake boats. Others recycle energy as with regenerative braking of cars, buses and military vehicles harvesting kinetic energy. Others use different forms of harvesting either to charge the traction batteries or to...

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  • Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics 2015-2025

    Dec 2014

    By IDTechEx

    Semiconductors

    223 Pages

    This unique report addresses the applications and technologies of printing, curing and key integration equipment that is enabling printed electronics. The report assesses the performance of each printing and curing technology type, providing for each: Assessment of capability and suitability to printing different types of materials  Analysis of existing uses of the...

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  • Conductive Ink Markets 2015-2025: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

    Nov 2014

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    265 Pages

    The conductive ink and paste business is a large market that will generate $2.2 billion in 2015 in revenue at the ink/paste level. This market however is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. Overall, the market will experience 2.7% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread with several target markets experiencing rapid growth while others...

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  • Industrial and Commercial Hybrid and Pure Electric Vehicles 2015-2025

    Nov 2014

    By IDTechEx

    Machines

    234 Pages

    Those selling components for electric vehicles and those wishing to make the vehicles themselves must seek where the majority of the money is spent and will be spent. That must lead them to industrial and commercial electric vehicles because today these represent 60% of the value of the electric vehicle market. Indeed, this sector is set to grow 4.2 times in the next decade. Industrial and...

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  • 3D Printing Materials 2015-2025: Status, Opportunities, Market Forecasts

    Nov 2014

    By IDTechEx

    ICT

    132 Pages

    This 132 slide report (PDF) covers the current and future status, opportunities and market forecasts of 3D printing materials. It contains many illustrative and analytical figures and tables plus profiles of 16 companies, from across the globe, who supply a wide variety of materials for 3D printing. Interviews with 8 industrial end-users describe their experiences with 3D printing...

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  • Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2015-2025

    Oct 2014

    By IDTechEx

    Machines

    149 Pages

    We are in the decade of the hybrid electric vehicle despite the fact that most off road and underwater vehicles are pure electric. That includes most forklifts, golf cars and mobility vehicles for the disabled plus Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and personal submarines. Indeed, most electric aircraft are pure electric as well. The reason is that these are mainly small as are electric...

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  • Electric Vehicles for Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2015-2025

    Oct 2014

    By IDTechEx

    Machines

    111 Pages

    Electric vehicles for construction, mining and agriculture will be a $50 billion market in 2025. Komatsu, John Deere, Caterpillar, and others manufacture the big vehicles - mainly hybrid - while other manufacturers offer smaller, pure-electric versions. Pure electric is a legal requirement indoors. Outdoors, fuel saving and better performance attracts. Cranes and man lifters have many...

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