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Hype Cycle for Semiconductors and Electronics Technologies, 2012

Published: 01 August 2012

ID: G00234925

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 and electronics industry.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Photonic Crystal Displays
    • DNA Logic
    • Cognitive Radio
    • Quantum Dot Displays
    • Quantum Computing
    • Molecular Transistors
    • Terahertz Waves
    • Memristor Memory
    • Polymer Memory
    • Biochips
    • MEMS Displays
  • At the Peak
    • Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
    • OLED Lighting
    • Organic/Polymer Solar Cells
    • Silicon Anode Batteries
    • GaN Integrated Circuits
    • Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic Random-Access Memory
    • Wireless Power
    • Nanotube Electronics
    • Printed Semiconductors
    • 450-mm Wafers
    • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Occam Process
    • System-on-Package
    • Hardware Reconfigurable Devices
    • Software-Defined Radio
    • CIGS Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • FPGA in SoC
    • Floating Body DRAM
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • Optical Silicon
    • Phase Change Memory
    • IC Subsystem Reuse
    • Post-193-nm Lithography
  • Climbing the Slope
    • CMOS RF Power Amplifiers
    • Electronic Paper
    • Reusable Analog IP
    • ESL Design Tools and Methodologies
    • AMOLED
    • Network on Chip
    • Through-Silicon Vias
  • Entering the Plateau
    • LCoS
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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