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Hype Cycle for Semiconductors and Electronics Technologies, 2018

Published: 30 July 2018

ID: G00340360

Analyst(s): Amy Teng , George Brocklehurst


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.

Table Of Contents


  • 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
    • eFPGA
    • RISC-V
    • CBRAM
    • GaN-on-Silicon Transistors
    • Biochips
    • Energy Harvesting Using Mechanical Vibrations
    • Energy Harvesting Using Specialized Photocells
    • Secure Processing Unit
    • SiC Transistors
    • Graphene
    • NRAM
    • Carbon Nanotube
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • FPGA Accelerators
    • LPWA
    • STT-MRAM
    • Cryptocurrency Mining
    • SDR
    • 3D XPoint
    • Solid-State DIMMs
    • Hybrid DIMMs
    • Silicon Photonics in Chip Interconnects
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Printed Electronics
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Cognitive Radio
  • Entering the Plateau
    • GPU Accelerators
    • EUV Lithography
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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