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Hype Cycle for Semiconductors and Electronics Technologies, 2020

Published: 06 July 2020

ID: G00441655

Analyst(s): Gaurav Gupta


Semiconductors are essential building blocks for all electronic equipment and, hence, critical enablers for all IT systems. This Hype Cycle profiles emerging semiconductor technologies to provide a comprehensive 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
    • Ternary Logic
    • GaO Transistors
    • Chip-to-Chip Silicon Photonics
    • Neuromorphic Hardware
    • Terahertz Waves
    • Next-Generation Transistors
  • At the Peak
    • Energy Harvesting From Radio Waves
    • ReRAM
    • Deep Neural Network ASICs
    • Embedded AI
    • GaN-on-Silicon Transistors
    • Quantum Computing
    • Edge AI
    • eFPGA
    • RISC-V
    • SiC Transistors
    • mmWave
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Carbon-Based Transistors
    • NRAM
    • FPGA Accelerators
    • SDR
    • STT-MRAM
    • Phase Change Memory
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Sensor Fusion
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Cognitive Radio
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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