Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Semiconductors, 2010

Published: 30 July 2010

ID: G00205502

Analyst(s): Jim Tully


We chart the progress of technologies such as logic devices, process technologies, displays, energy sources and design techniques. Eventually, nanotechnologies based on semiconducting molecules and DNA structures will transform the semiconductor industry.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • What's Different About This Year's Hype Cycle for Semiconductors?
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • DNA Logic
    • Quantum Computing
    • Molecular Transistors
    • Memristor Memory
    • Polymer Memory
    • Optical Silicon
    • Organic/Polymer Solar Cells
    • Biochips
    • Silicon Anode Batteries
  • At the Peak
    • GaN Integrated Circuits
    • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
    • Wireless Power
    • Nanotube Electronics
    • Printed Semiconductors
    • Occam Process
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Floating Body DRAM
    • CIGS Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • System-on-Package
    • Hardware Reconfigurable Devices
    • Multigate Transistors
    • Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • Post-193-nm Lithography
    • Embedded FPGA Cores
    • Phase Change Memory
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • IC Subsystem Reuse
    • CMOS RF Power Amplifiers
    • Network on Chip
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Reusable Analog IP
    • ESL Design Tools and Methodologies
    • Through-Silicon Vias
    • Electronic Paper
    • LCoS
    • Organic Light-Emitting Devices
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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