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Hype Cycle for Enabling Power and Energy Electronics, 2020

Published: 28 July 2020

ID: G00467923

Analyst(s): George Brocklehurst , Martin Reynolds


Combining the right power and energy technologies will enable and support business models that leverage edge data centers, electric mobility, drone fleets and robotic automation. This research assesses enabling power and energy electronics, and identifies partners and roadmap entry points.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • GaO Transistors
    • Lithium-Air Batteries
    • Aluminum-Air Batteries
    • Distance Wireless Charging
    • Immersion Cooling
    • Printable/Flexible Batteries
    • Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries
    • Energy Harvesting Using Thermal Gradients
  • At the Peak
    • AI-Optimized Battery Management
    • Energy Harvesting From Radio Waves
    • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
    • Hydrogen Fuel Cells
    • GaN-on-Silicon Transistors
    • Energy Harvesting Using Specialized Photocells
    • Energy Harvesting Using Motion
    • SiC Transistors
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Silicon-Dominant Anode Batteries
    • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Proximity Wireless Charging
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Extreme Temperature Batteries
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
    • Smart Lighting
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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