According to the recent IDTechEx report “Printed and Flexible Sensors 2022-2032: Technologies, Players, Markets,” low cost printed/flexible sensor technologies could play a significant role in adapting to climate change . Adapting could take various forms, from changing the areas in which specific crops are grown to building flood defense systems and even relocating cities in […]
What’s new in printed/flexible stretchable and functional fabric sensors?
By winning one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions 2018 Awards in the Gears and Gadgets category, BeBop Sensors fabric sensors have put printed/flexible stretchable (P/F/S) and functional fabric (FF) sensors on many people’s radar. Over four million of their sensors are in daily use in products such as gloves, helmets and more. Of course, this […]
What is the current status of energy harvesting for wireless sensing systems?
Energy harvesting (EH) has been an exciting potential source to power wireless sensing nodes for well over a decade. As in many new technology areas, the hype frequently exceeds the capability of the technology, especially within the short term. While some projections have changed within the last few years, EH still has great potential for […]
MCUs and single-board computers – 10-year insight
The unique new IDTechEx Research report, Microcontrollers and Single-board Computers 2016-2026 , is the first to reveal the big picture developing from the close relationship between these devices. It provides newly researched forecasts leading to figures such as $300bn in 2026 for SBC alone. Applications, technologies, players, and markets are revealed in easily understood infographics yet […]
The hazy future of OLEDs
The market research firm IDTechEx recently updated its predictions for developments in organic LED (OLED) lighting technology. Its conclusion: Things look a bit hazy. OLEDs faced a challenge…
Microsoft tests underwater data center for more efficient cooling
by Rachel Gordon, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx Cambridge, UK – Microsoft has tested a prototype of a self-contained data center that can operate hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean, in efforts to reducing the need for expensive air-conditioning. Today, data centers contain thousands of computer servers generating lots of heat. When the data […]