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Hype Cycle for Semiconductors and Electronics Technologies, 2013

Published: 30 July 2013

ID: G00252848

Analyst(s): Jim Tully


We chart the development of technologies such as transistor and logic devices, chip manufacturing processes, displays, energy sources and design techniques. Eventually, nanotechnologies based on conducting, semiconducting and DNA molecules, 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
    • DNA Logic
    • Photonic Crystal Displays
    • Cognitive Radio
    • 3D Photovoltaic Devices
    • Quantum Computing
    • Quantum Dot Displays
    • Molecular Transistors
    • Holographic Storage for Consumer Electronics
    • Terahertz Waves
    • Resistance Polymer Memory
    • Instruction Set Virtualization
    • Memristor Memory
    • Biochips
    • MEMS Displays
  • At the Peak
    • Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
    • Silicon Anode Batteries
    • GaN Integrated Circuits
    • OLED Lighting
    • Organic/Polymer Solar Cells
    • Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic Random-Access Memory
    • Wireless Power
    • Nanotube Electronics
    • Metamaterial Antennas
    • Printed Semiconductors
    • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 450 mm Wafers
    • Multicore Programming
    • Hardware Reconfigurable Devices
    • Software-Defined Radio for Mobile Devices
    • CIGS Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • Occam Process
    • System-on-Package
    • FPGA in SoC
    • Floating Body DRAM
    • Silicon Photonics
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Post-193-nm Lithography
    • IC Subsystem Reuse
    • Resistance Phase-Change Memory
    • Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells
  • Climbing the Slope
    • CMOS RF Power Amplifiers
    • Electronic Paper
    • MEMS Gyroscopes
    • Reusable Analog IP
    • ESL Design Tools and Methodologies
    • AMOLED
    • DDR4 DRAM
    • Magnetometer
    • Network on Chip
    • Through-Silicon Vias
  • Entering the Plateau
    • LCoS
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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