Nearly 3000 technology industry audiences and about 200 exhibitors convened at the Santa Clara convention center in silicon valley for the world’s largest emerging technology show hosted by IDTechEx, the leader in emerging technology research, consulting and events. The 2014 event featured Printed, Organic and Flexible Electronics, Wearable Technology, Graphene, Internet of Things, Super Capacitors, 3D Printing, Energy Harvesting and Storage among the topics at the conference and trade show. The event attracted attendees from 38 countries, featured over 215 presentations, over a dozen masterclasses taught by IDTechEx analysts and industry experts as well as networking events. The show floor also featured a Demonstration Street that showcased state of the art products and technologies from 45 companies, the Manufacturing Street showed products, processes and manufacturing equipment and offered attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of emerging technologies, to learn and conduct business. Mr Vijay Ullal, semiconductor industry leader, formerly President and COO of Fairchild Semiconductor and former Group President of Maxim Integrated, together with IDTechEx Chairman Dr. Peter Harrop, inaugurated the show and welcomed the attendees. Dr. Khasha Gaffarzadeh, head of consulting at IDTechEx takes us on a tour of the show floor.
IDTechEx is the leader in emerging technology research, intelligence, consulting and events such as this one that just concluded in Santa Clara, California. For additional information please reach them via http://www.idtechex.com
Guillaume Chansin (@GChansin) is one of the analysts from IDTechEx. We meet him in Santa Clara where the company is holding their annual US event. We talk about what we will see during the conference and why printed electronics can help make better wearable devices. He also explains printed sensors, flexible displays, and why we will not see flexible LCD anytime soon.
Technology Analyst James Hayward introduces the topics and themes of IDTechEx’s co-located conference: ‘Wearable Technology LIVE! 2014’. Co-location of the event with others covering topics including Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting and Storage, Internet of Things and 3D Printing brings together all of the relevant emerging technologies that will cause the wearable technology market to reach $70 billion in the next decade. Find out more about the IDTechEx events at: http://www.idtechex.com/events/
Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, the Head of Consulting at IDTechEx discuss the printed electronics, graphene, and supercapacitor industries. Khasha looks at the potential but also some of the challenges facing graphene and draws parallels with the CNT world. Khasha defines the broad and diverse printed electronics industry and explains how there is a wide spectrum of commercial maturity.
Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx, discusses the progress of electric vehicles, from cars to boats to aircraft, highlighting how vehicles of the future will rely on new materials, components and structures. Hear IDTechEx insights on the electric vehicle market in this video. Learn more at http://www.IDTechEx.com
Dr Jon Harrop and Rachel Gordon, analysts at IDTechEx, explain how unique software developed by IDTechEx shows the range of performance of different 3D printing technologies from 208 3D printer suppliers. This identifies unmet needs/gaps in the 3D printer market, by technology type and other parameters. There is also huge innovation in materials used for 3D printing – and still big needs. IDTechEx have also found that 3D printer projects on Kickstarter have raised almost $20million to date. Learn more at www.idtechex.com.
IDTechEx brings the business and technology communities on key future technologies together at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in California. Their event is focused on some of the most important and most exciting emerging technologies of the future with focus on 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Printed Electronics, Wearable Technologies, Graphene and Supercapacitors. To attract at least 2,500 attendees and more than 200 exhibitors. Hear from the IDTechEx team a day before the conference kicks off. Find out more about the IDTechEx events at: http://www.idtechex.com/events/
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