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Technical Insights: Top Technology Trends in Microelectronics

  1. 1. Top Technology Trends in Microelectronics (Technical Insights) Key Slides D2A9-TI March 2011
  2. 2. Research Scope <ul><li>The Technical Insights division of Frost & Sullivan evaluated technology trends in the Microelectronics cluster and has identified top technology trends that are likely to have an impact in key application segments during 2011-2018. </li></ul><ul><li>Following an Executive Summary, the slides provide information under the following categories, with respect the technology under consideration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of the technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact of the technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key drivers and challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key Stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity analysis for the technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future trends and roadmap. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Top Technologies-- Microelectronics Cluster Green Electronics Smart Grids Advanced Displays Flexible Electronics Hyperspectral Imaging 3D Integration Key Technologies in the Microelectronics Cluster Haptics and Touch
  5. 5. Green Electronics – Technology Snapshot Sneak Preview <ul><li>The increased awareness toward green manufacturing is pushing forward green practices among PC and electronic makers. </li></ul><ul><li>Common goals set by companies aimed to realize green manufacturing includes reduction of hazardous materials, recycling, and energy conservation through internal programs and green initiatives </li></ul>Why is it important? <ul><li>There is a strong regulatory trend toward implementation of energy efficient, clean, and green solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>The consumer is demanding products that consume less power, have high battery life and are environmentally friendly. </li></ul>Key Strengths <ul><li>Reduced carbon emissions and use of chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Replacing hazardous substances </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-friendly, power saving products </li></ul>
  7. 7. Smart Grids– Technology Snapshot Sneak Preview <ul><li>A 'smart grid' is an electricity network that can intelligently integrate the actions of all users connected to it--generators, consumers, and those that do both--in order to efficiently deliver sustainable, economic, and secure electricity supplies. </li></ul>Why is it important? <ul><li>A smart grid can create benefits through improvements in grid reliability by reducing the frequency and duration of power outages and the number of power quality disturbances, including reducing the probability of regional blackouts. </li></ul><ul><li>Empower enterprises to effectively administer their distributed computing resources via a single fabric. </li></ul>Key Strengths <ul><li>The major impediment in harnessing wind and solar energy at present is the complexity of variable power generation, changing usage patterns, and multiplicity of sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Smart grid offer seamless integration of such alternative energy sources through simplified interconnection processes and universal interoperability standards. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Advanced Displays – Technology Snapshot Sneak Preview <ul><li>The increased demand for new types of digital content coupled with the emergence of portable consumer devices are driving the shift toward novel display technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>OLED, 3D displays, and pico-projectors have been successful in entering the market for TVs, mobile phones, notebooks, MP3 players and cameras. </li></ul>Why is it important? <ul><li>The industry is ready to commercialize a number of display technologies, which can substantially outperform existing solutions in terms of image quality, power consumption, and size. </li></ul>Key Strengths <ul><li>The 3D images or flexible screens can significantly enhance viewer’s experience with new features and applications where it is difficult for conventional display technologies to compete. </li></ul><ul><li>Novel technologies hold a promise to deliver improved image quality, outstanding color gamut, faster response time, and low-power requirements. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Haptics and Touch – Technology Snapshot Sneak Preview <ul><li>Touch technology enables human-computer interaction using the combination of touch, gestures, and physical objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily focuses on integrating and converging disparate network components into one single physical layer. </li></ul>Why is it important? <ul><li>The most promising applications are consumer electronics, medical, automotive, home automation, and industrial. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of haptic technology into touch panels offers an advantage of touch feedback, which enhances the realism by creating perception of touching physical buttons. </li></ul>Key Strengths <ul><li>The advantage of touch feedback, </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring the ease of use, accuracy, and speed. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 3D INTEGRATION
  13. 13. 3D Integration – Technology Snapshot Sneak Preview <ul><li>The 3D integration refers to a variety of technologies allowing for multiple conventional device layers to be stacked and electrically interconnected. </li></ul><ul><li>3D integration supports the trend for more powerful and functional devices in small form factor and low-energy requirements </li></ul>Why is it important? <ul><li>The emergence of high-performance digital consumer electronics is pushing electronics manufacturers to rapidly increase performance and capabilities of their products in order to stay competitive in the market </li></ul>Key Strengths <ul><li>Stacking of multiple active layers can significantly enhance the performance of the chip, reduce its power consumption, and ensure small form size </li></ul><ul><li>The 3D domain offers give designers flexibility to combine heterogeneous devices of disparate types in a single chip </li></ul>
  15. 15. Hyperspectral Imaging – Technology Snapshot Sneak Preview <ul><li>Hyperspectral Imaging is a technique that helps to capture a wavelength intense map of a scene with very high-spatial resolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperspectral imaging and multispectral imaging are high-resolution spectral imaging techniques developed initially for military, airborne, and aerospace applications. </li></ul>Why is it important? <ul><li>Some of the commercial and industrial applications of hyperspectral imaging include tissue scanning, biomedical microscopy applications, explosive materials detection, plastic waste sorting, food and agriculture, nanoparticle research, forensics, anti-counterfeiting, and biomedical microscopy applications. </li></ul>Key Strengths <ul><li>Better characterization of features </li></ul><ul><li>Superior identification of targets </li></ul><ul><li>Derives spectral signature for every point that lies within the field of view for classification of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Yields precise information for all wavelengths across the complete spectral range of the sensor </li></ul>
  17. 17. Flexible Electronics – Technology Snapshot Sneak Preview <ul><li>Flexible/printed electronics is an emerging industry and it is expected to impact many applications within the electronics industry </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility and light weight are expected to create many new opportunities </li></ul>Why is it important? <ul><li>Market potential for some of the applications of flexible electronics, such as displays, lighting, energy, memory, sensors, and RFID is huge and presents a possible adoption/business case for flexible electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Enables new applications, which was difficult earlier, for example smart textiles, informative human interfaces, printing of energy harvesting layers </li></ul>Key Strengths <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Light weight </li></ul><ul><li>Low power consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for low cost </li></ul>