Frost.com - Electronic Devices Research http://www.frost.com/c/10178/home.do - Electronic Devices Research Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:57:30 Innovations in Holographic Displays, AI Accelerators, Protein Switches, Topological Circuits, and VCSEL http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-A6-00-00 This Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) profiles developments in holographic displays, AI accelerators, protein switches, topological circuits, and VCSEL. Innovations include topological properties of light realized by fabricating LC circuits based on simple structures, AI accelerator chip that enables low-power consumption, metalloprotein switch that enables easy electron transfer and finds application in electronic devices, holographic display units that can be connected wirelessly to display 3D images in air, an optical processing technology for artificial intelligence applications, a charge trap flash-based 4D NAND memory technology, single panel antenna for multiple 5G communications, a ferrimagnet-based spintronic memory device, cost-effective VCSEL for facial recognition, a circular VCSEL array for multicore fiber sensing applications, customized VCSEL for depth sensing applications, and an accurate VCSEL epitaxy growth tool for high-speed communication. The Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine captures global electronics-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Developments are centred on electronics attributed by low power and cost, smaller size, better viewing, display and interface facilities, wireless connectivity, higher memory capacity, flexibility and wearables. Research focus themes include small footprint lightweight devices (CNTs, graphene), smart monitoring and control (touch and haptics), energy efficiency (LEDs, OLEDs, power and thermal management, energy harvesting), and high speed and improved conductivity devices (SiC, GaN, GaAs). Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: Holographic display, artificial intelligence, protein switch, topological circuit, VCSEL, AI accelerator, wireless, 3D image, NAND, memory, 5G, antenna, spintronics, facial recognition, fiber sensing, depth sensing, communication Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Distributed Energy: Impact of Blockchain on Energy Trading http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87D-01-00-00-00 The recent trends in the energy industry such as the rise in prosumerism and increasing deployment of smart meters has resulted in better data analytics, storage and communication solutions to the energy industry. These factors have enabled the conventional end users to take part in energy transactions in the form of supporting the grid during peak hours and help maintain the stability. This highly distributed energy scenario has its challenges in the form of monitoring and controlling every energy transaction made. These challenges call for better solutions to keep track of the energy exported into the grid and also in helping the transacting bodies reach consensus regarding the amount of power exported. Blockchain is a distributed, digital data ledger that enables the storage of digital transaction in a secure and highly transparent manner. It provides a decentralized control and enabling visibility to every party involved. As each transaction is visible and each transaction or block is linked to the previous transaction or block, the chain provides clear information about the transactions, including the times at which they occurred. Each of this block is entered only if a particular set of user defined conditions are met. Adoption of blockchain in energy sector has potential to empower the end user with better visibility over the transaction and help them understand the revenue generation model. This is expected to encourage the participation of more prosumers, enabling a highly distributed energy scenario in a more controlled and secure manner. Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in GaN Transistor, AR Displays, Malaria Screening, Photo Diodes, and Wireless Earbuds http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-A5-00-00 This Microelectronics TOE profiles a novel display technology for augmented reality (AR) applications, gallium nitride (GaN)-based transistors for power conversion systems, an algorithm that turns blood analyzers into malaria screens, eliminating photodiodes amplification, and low latency wireless earbuds that consume low power. This Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine profiles developments in nanoelectronics, batteryless smart devices, holographic displays, quantum dots, and smart switch. Innovations include battery-free smart devices that ensure low maintenance costs, nanoscale-size electromechanical devices made with graphene, advanced holographic displays that enable immersive viewing for multiple people, a cadmium-free quantum dot technology that aids high quantum yield in solar windows, and a Bluetooth compatible smart switch that that enables smart lighting. The Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global electronics-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Developments are centred on electronics attributed by low power and cost, smaller size, better viewing, display and interface facilities, wireless connectivity, higher memory capacity, flexibility and wearables. Research focus themes include small footprint lightweight devices (CNTs, graphene), smart monitoring and control (touch and haptics), energy efficiency (LEDs, OLEDs, power and thermal management, energy harvesting), and high speed and improved conductivity devices (SiC, GaN, GaAs). Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: Display technology, augmented reality, AR, gallium nitride, GaN, transistors, algorithms, blood analyzers, photodiodes, earbuds Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Molecular Engineering, Traffic Control Systems, Smart Lighting, and Wafer Bonding http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-A4-00-00 This Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine profiles developments in molecular engineering, traffic control systems, smart lighting, and wafer bonding. Innovations include engineering microelectronic devices on the molecular level, 3D AI identification to relieve traffic jams, a smart light bulb, a switch that enables Internet of Things, dual-layer materials that make better bonding of fan-out wafers, and a switch for harvesting energy at the press of a button. The Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global electronics-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Developments are centred on electronics attributed by low power and cost, smaller size, better viewing, display and interface facilities, wireless connectivity, higher memory capacity, flexibility and wearables. Research focus themes include small footprint lightweight devices (CNTs, graphene), smart monitoring and control (touch and haptics), energy efficiency (LEDs, OLEDs, power and thermal management, energy harvesting), and high speed and improved conductivity devices (SiC, GaN, GaAs). Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: Molecular engineering, traffic control, smart lighting, wafer bonding, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT), energy harvesting Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Nanoelectronics, Batteryless Smart Devices, Holographic Displays, Quantum Dots, and Smart Switch http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-A3-00-00 This Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine profiles developments in nanoelectronics, batteryless smart devices, holographic displays, quantum dots, and smart switch. Innovations include battery-free smart devices that ensure low maintenance costs, nanoscale-size electromechanical devices made with graphene, advanced holographic displays that enable immersive viewing for multiple people, a cadmium-free quantum dot technology that aids high quantum yield in solar windows, and a Bluetooth compatible smart switch that that enables smart lighting. The Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global electronics-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Developments are centred on electronics attributed by low power and cost, smaller size, better viewing, display and interface facilities, wireless connectivity, higher memory capacity, flexibility and wearables. Research focus themes include small footprint lightweight devices (CNTs, graphene), smart monitoring and control (touch and haptics), energy efficiency (LEDs, OLEDs, power and thermal management, energy harvesting), and high speed and improved conductivity devices (SiC, GaN, GaAs). Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: Nanoelectronics, batteryless, holographic display, quantum dot, smart switch, graphene, solar window, Bluetooth, smart lighting Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Wearables, E-textiles, and Advanced Data Storage http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-A2-00-00 This Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine profiles developments in wearables, e-textiles, and advanced data storage. Innovations include a mobile compression wearable for patients and athletes, a smart garment with self-charging capability, smart textile to remotely control home appliances, terabyte SSD for personal computers, and advanced biometric technology enabled smart watch to detect cardiovascular diseases. The Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global electronics-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Developments are centred on electronics attributed by low power and cost, smaller size, better viewing, display and interface facilities, wireless connectivity, higher memory capacity, flexibility and wearables. Research focus themes include small footprint lightweight devices (CNTs, graphene), smart monitoring and control (touch and haptics), energy efficiency (LEDs, OLEDs, power and thermal management, energy harvesting), and high speed and improved conductivity devices (SiC, GaN, GaAs). Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: e-textile, data storage, compression wearable, smart garment, smart textile, SSD, cardiovascular disease, smart watch Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Indian Water Purifiers Market, FY2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA12-01-00-00-00 The need for water purifiers is ever increasing with increase in urbanisation, deteriorating water quality, increasing awareness towards health, and due to high Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) content in the water supplied by municipal bodies. However, educating the end consumer on the effectiveness and efficiency of water purifiers remains a major challenge for companies. Despite being a need in many parts of the country, they are perceived more of an additional cost. The preference towards packaged can and bottled water creates a major restraint for growth for the water purifiers market. Companies must adopt region-specific strategies to overcome the barriers and tap the huge potential in the country. The online channel will have the largest CAGR of 30% between FY18 and FY23. The top-3 participants contributed to 70% of the total water purifiers market revenue in FY18. Balanced product portfolio and targeted marketing campaigns are key to penetrating the market. A major restraint is educating the end user on the efficiency of water purifiers and convincing the consumer to invest in the long-term approach towards drinking healthy water. Vigorous marketing strategies by major brands have led to a sub-sequential increase in awareness of water purifiers in the Indian market. The key challenge for companies will lie in changing the consumer s mind-set towards water purifiers. Sales will increase when they are considered more of a necessity than an additional expense. In the past few years, sales have increased in urban areas of western and northern parts of India due to deteriorating water quality and rise in the working population in these parts. The forecast period will see steady sales with development in infrastructure that will enable the availability of tap water even in villages, driven by government initiatives. With the entry of several consumer appliance brands, prices have been reduced due to increased competition. The trend of other consumer appliance brands entering the market will continue. The top brands dominate the market with a strong distribution network and constant introduction of newer products. Companies have shifted their focus to online sales, whilst also supporting their distributors by listing down exclusive resellers on the online platform. However, online sales have disrupted the revenue of the retail channel, as it is available at a lesser price to the consumer. Although there are several participants in the market, they all face more competition from alternative packaged water than with each other. The increase in the number of small participants has also affected market shares. Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Data Storage, Flexible Electronics, Solid State Lighting, and Wearables http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-A1-00-00 This Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine profiles developments in data storage, flexible electronics, solid state lighting, and wearables. Innovations include novel non-volatile Memory (NVM) technology for persistent memory applications, organic semiconductor for flexible electronics, revolutionary holographic technology for commercial displays, novel noise cancellation technology for hearables, and perovskite-based light-emitting diodes for consumer electronics. The Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global electronics-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Developments are centred on electronics attributed by low power and cost, smaller size, better viewing, display and interface facilities, wireless connectivity, higher memory capacity, flexibility and wearables. Research focus themes include small footprint lightweight devices (CNTs, graphene), smart monitoring and control (touch and haptics), energy efficiency (LEDs, OLEDs, power and thermal management, energy harvesting), and high speed and improved conductivity devices (SiC, GaN, GaAs). Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: Data storage, flexible electronics, solid state lighting, wearables, non-volatile memory, NVM, organic electronics, semiconductor, holography, display, noise cancellation, hearable, light-emitting diode Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000