This edition of Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) depicts the current landscape and the new trends in a series of developments associated with a variety of innovations in the fields of audio communications, virtual machines, and optoelectronics on one hand, and solar thermal energy and refrigeration, on the other hand. A new approach on audio communications is depicted that overcomes usual problems related to IP sound. Unikernel-based machines were developed to accelerate transmission of data, without the need for significant memory footprints. New semiconductor materials with enhanced functional characteristics are presented. In the field of energy, a new way of generating energy round-the- clock by integrating solar thermal energy and hydrogen is profiled, along with a prototype of refrigeration model that employs shape memory alloys for transferring heat and cold from a system.
Inside Research and Development TOE covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment.
Keywords: Audio communications engine, flexible virtual machines, optoelectronics, semiconductors, solar thermal energy, hydrogen, refrigeration model, shape memory alloys