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Hype Cycle for Semiconductors and Electronics Technologies, 2015

Published: 16 July 2015

ID: G00277626

Analyst(s): Steve Ohr, Amy Teng


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

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Energy Harvesting From Radio Waves (RF)
    • Molecular Transistors
    • 3D Photovoltaic Devices
    • Neuromorphic Hardware
    • Silicon Photonics
    • Terahertz Waves
    • Energy Harvesting Using Thermal Gradients
    • Quantum Computing
    • Resistance Polymer Memory
    • Cognitive Radio
    • Memristor Memory
    • Biochips
  • At the Peak
    • Energy Harvesting Using Mechanical Vibrations
    • Energy Harvesting Using Specialized Photocells
    • Silicon Anode Batteries
    • Graphene
    • Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
    • Organic/Polymer Solar Cells
    • Nanotube Electronics
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • Spin Transfer Torque Magnetoresistive Random-Access Memory
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
    • Printed Electronics
    • 450 mm Wafers
    • Hardware-Reconfigurable Devices
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • System-on-Package
  • Climbing the Slope
    • EUV Lithography
    • Resistance Phase-Change Memory
    • IC Subsystem Reuse
    • CMOS Power Amplifiers
    • Reusable Analog IP
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Through-Silicon Vias
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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