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Hype Cycle for Semiconductors and Electronics Technologies, 2014

Published: 11 July 2014

ID: G00258284

Analyst(s): Amy Teng


This Hype Cycle offers a snapshot of the most significant technologies in semiconductor and electronics markets. These technologies range from semiconductor chips to manufacturing and design techniques, displays, energy sources, and novel materials.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Photonic Crystal Displays
    • Cognitive Radio
    • 3D Photovoltaic Devices
    • Energy Harvesting From Radio Waves (RF)
    • Molecular Transistors
    • Terahertz Waves
    • Energy Harvesting Using Thermal Gradients
    • Quantum Computing
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
    • Resistance Polymer Memory
    • Instruction Set Virtualization
    • Memristor Memory
    • Biochips
    • Energy Harvesting Using Mechanical Vibrations
    • MEMS Displays
  • At the Peak
    • Energy Harvesting Using Specialized Photocells
    • Silicon Anode Batteries
    • Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
    • Graphene
    • Organic/Polymer Solar Cells
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic Random-Access Memory
    • Nanotube Electronics
    • OLED Lighting
    • Wireless Power Charging
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
    • Printed Semiconductors
    • 450 mm Wafers
    • Hardware-Reconfigurable Devices
    • Multicore Programming
    • Software-Defined Radio for Mobile Devices
    • Occam Process
    • CIGS Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Post-193-nm Lithography
    • Silicon Photonics
    • Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • System-on-Package
  • Climbing the Slope
    • IC Subsystem Reuse
    • Resistance Phase-Change Memory
    • CMOS Power Amplifiers
    • Reusable Analog IP
    • DDR4 DRAM
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Through-Silicon Vias
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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