Semiconductors are the foundational technology in all electronic equipment and, consequently, underpin all IT systems. This Hype Cycle profiles emerging semiconductor technologies, providing a holistic view for timely investment in disruptive innovation for competitive advantage.
- What You Need to Know
- The Hype Cycle
- The Priority Matrix
- Off the Hype Cycle
- On the Rise
- Smart Dust
- Energy Harvesting From Radio Waves
- Neuromorphic Hardware
- Terahertz Waves
- 5G mMTC
- Edge AI
- Energy Harvesting Using Thermal Gradients
- Quantum Computing
- Next-Generation Transistors
- At the Peak
- Deep Neural Network ASICs
- GaN-on-Silicon Transistors
- Energy Harvesting Using Mechanical Vibrations
- Energy Harvesting Using Specialized Photocells
- Secure Processing Unit
- SiC Transistors
- Carbon Nanotube
- Sliding Into the Trough
- FPGA Accelerators
- Cryptocurrency Mining
- 3D XPoint
- Solid-State DIMMs
- Hybrid DIMMs
- Silicon Photonics in Chip Interconnects
- Sensor Fusion
- Printed Electronics
- Climbing the Slope
- Entering the Plateau
- GPU Accelerators
- EUV Lithography
- Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
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