Frost.com - Electronic Devices Research http://www.frost.com/c/10178/home.do - Electronic Devices Research Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:14:37 Advancements in Smart Lighting, Wireless Charging, Millimeter Wave, and Transistors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-67-00-00 This Microelectronics TOE profiles advancements in smart lighting, wireless charging, millimeter wave, and transistors. Innovations profiled include electroluminescent technology-based flexible lighting, organic electronics-based flexible OLED display, wireless charging using magnetic coupling technology, millimeter wave technology for high-speed data transmission, and energy efficient technology for developing integrated circuits. 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: Smart lighting, wireless charging, millimeter wave, transistors, flexible electronics, flexible lighting, organic electronics, OLED, display, integrated circuit, IC Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Wearables, Data Storage, and Flexible Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-66-00-00 This Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine profiles advancements in wearables, data storage, and flexible electronics. Innovations profiled include a light induced magnetoresistive random-access memory for faster computers, a unified storage solution for enterprise data, a wearable device for soldiers to deliver supplies on demand, a flexible transistor for portable electronic devices, and a wearable technology-enabled jersey for basketball enthusiasts. 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: Wearables, flexible electronics, transistor, wearable jersey, MRAM, magnetoresistive random-access memory, enterprise data storage Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Smart Lighting, Data Storage, Wireless Charging, and Printed Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-65-00-00 This Microelectronics TOE profiles advancements in smart lighting, data storage, wireless charging, and printed electronics. Innovations profiled include smart street light poles for accessing internet, magnetic wave-based flexible wireless charging, software-defined solution that makes data storage scalable, surface mounted device (SMD) LED modules for membrane switches, and aerosol jet printing-based printed 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: Smart lighting, data storage, wireless charging, printed electronics, flexible electronics, surface mounted device (SMD) Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 IIoT Driving Manufacturing Innovations http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D4-01-00-00-00 With cyber physical system advancements transforming the manufacturing sector, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to create a high impact in the near future. Internet of Things (IoT) has garnered increased interest from various industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, utilities, oil and gas, metals and mining, retail, transportation, and agriculture for improving production efficiency and enabling transparency in the supply chain. The whole concept is advancing in terms of functionalities and user-friendly software solutions, enabling multiple applications to serve the rapidly changing demands of end users in multiple industries. The technology and innovation report captures noteworthy technologies that are transforming factories to a smarter environment through the whole platform of connectivity. Examples of such technologies include: smart sensors, wireless sensor network, cognitive computing, Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, inspection drones, and cybersecurity. The ability of IIoT to provide real-time data, as well as perform monitoring and tracking functionalities will lead to smart factories of the future that are fully connected, eco-friendly, and drives on improved productivity and efficiency. IIoT establishes a strong connectivity between the operational and digital platforms. Key questions covered in the report. What is the significance of IIoT? What are trending technologies related to IoT in a manufacturing set-up? What are the funding trends and key focus areas? What are emerging technological innovations and who are the key innovators? What are the factors driving adoption? What are the growth opportunities beyond 2020 for IIoT in the manufacturing industry? Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Rapid Charging Technology Empowering Small-Scale Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D5-01-00-00-00 With rapid proliferation of smart electronic gadgets and devices in various industries including consumer electronics, healthcare, and automotive, the manufacturers and developers are constantly under pressure to add smart and innovative features to sustain competition. High dependability on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and medical devices, minimizing down time has turned to be a critical aspect of technology development. Rapid/ quick/ fast/ supercharging of electronic devices is gaining momentum among various stakeholders in the electronics ecosystem. Rapid charging can enable charging of devices in few seconds or minutes. Consumer electronics industry is highly competitive and adding features such as rapid charging will create competitive advantage for stakeholders. Smart phones, laptops, wearables, hearing aids/ear phones, cameras, trimmers, EVs will benefit from rapid charging in the medium-long term. The rapid charging technology is poised to impact portable electronics in 2019. By 2021, rapid charging will evolve from being an emerging technology to next generation charging platform for various electronic applications. Strategic alliances (collaboration/partnership/joint venture), technology licensing can drive technology development and adoption in existing and niche market segments. The technology and innovation report discusses the impact of rapid charging on portable electronic devices. Some of the key questions addressed in the report are highlighted below: 1. What is the significance of rapid charging technology? 2. What are the key applications impacted by the technology? 3. What are key factors influencing adoption? 4. Who are the major innovators and innovations? 5. What is the future prospect of the technology? 6. How does patent and funding drive technology development? 7. What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to gain entry and sustain competition? Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Wearable Electronics and Display Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-64-00-00 This issue of Microelectronics TOE profiles profiles advancements in wearable electronics and display technologies. Innovations profiled include technology improving performance of flexible wearables, development of high resolution OLED displays at a competitive cost, efficient RGB micro-LED display panels, a hands-free speech translation device to overcome language barrier, and a non-invasive wearable patch to measure glucose level. 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: Wearables, displays, OLED, micro-LED, speech translation, glucose monitoring, flexible electronics Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Robotic Technologies for Marine Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D3-01-00-00-00 Unmanned autonomous robots are gaining prominence in the marine sector. Key trending applications include: autonomous surface vessels, unmanned underwater vehicle/robots, and shipboard robots. Automation in the marine industry largely enhances the efficiency of shipping goods. Presently, research community is increasingly focussing in autonomous vessels and its applicability in the marine sector. Autonomous vessels will minimize human involvement and reduce shipping costs, while improving delivery efficiency of marine vessels. Robotic technologies for marine applications are largely leveraged by transportation and defense sectors. Robots will mitigate hazardous risks thereby increasing the safety of human personnel. Marine robots are used in off-shore oil and gas; investigation activities of the ocean, ship, and harbour maintenance; and in defence marine robotic vessels. Government funding is boosting development and adoption of robots for marine applications. The technology and innovation report aims to capture the impact of robotic technologies for different applications in the marine sector. Key questions covered in the report: What is the significance of robots in the marine industry? What is the current scenario of automation? What are the key trending applications in the marine impacted by robots? What are key innovations driving adoption and who are the key innovators? How are patent and funding scenario boosting developments and adoption? What are the key factors influencing penetration of robots in marine? What is the future prospect for robotic technologies in marine? Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Smart Antenna, Wearables, Rapid Charging, Silicon Photonics, and Data Storage http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-61-00-00 This issue of Microelectronics TOE covers recent developments in smart antenna, wearables, rapid charging, silicon photonics, and data storage technologies. Innovations include a smart antenna for global navigation satellite system by Telit Communications, nano-carbon-based ultra-fast charging technology by ZapGo Ltd., CMOS-based high-speed optical receivers by IBM, hydration monitoring wearable by LVL Technologies Inc., and magnetic memory technology by the University of Nottingham. 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, wearable, silicon photonics, rapid charging, smart antenna, optical receiver, nanotechnology, graphene, CMOS, GNSS Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Wearables and Display Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D777-00-60-00-00 This issue of Microelectronics TOE profiles a customized wearable solution for monitoring complex medical parameters, a wearable for tracking activities and public safety, a heads-up display that enhances driver safety, and wearables for optimum fitness. 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: Wearables, heads-up displays, activity tracking, smart collar Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100