Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Semiconductors and Electronics Technologies, 2016

Published: 12 July 2016

ID: G00290054

Analyst(s): Amy Teng


This Hype Cycle report profiles 32 technologies that range from semiconductor chips, manufacturing and design techniques, and energy sources to novel materials. They're evaluated in terms of their business impact, adoption rate and maturity level to help users decide where and when to invest.

Table Of Contents


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

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