Low-power electronics, also known as low-power electronic design, refers to the designing and manufacturing of electronic devices that consume less power. Over the years, the number of transistors on integrated chips has grown exponentially, enabling the production of complex electronic devices that are portable and mobile. However, the existing semiconductor technology is increasingly failing to deliver desired device characteristics with the shrinking transistor size. Power leakage and increasing power density are major issues plaguing the electronics industry.
Low-power electronics offers comprehensive solutions and techniques to design devices consuming less power and methods to reduce power leakages in electronic systems. Low-power electronics mostly deals with techniques and methods to reduce the power consumption in electronic devices as the size of the transistors keeps reducing. However, since silicon transistors are reaching their physical limits, low-power electronics research is heading toward identifying novel materials and alternatives to silicon-based (CMOS) electronics. This technology and innovation report captures current trends, market scenario, and key technologies that influence the adoption of smart lighting solutions.
Key questions that are covered in the report include:
- What is the significance of low power electronics?
- What are the various factors that affect the adoption of low power electronics?
- Who are the key innovators and their innovation profiles?
- What is the industry trend driving adoption?
- What are the key technologies strategies enabling low power electronics?
- What are the key applications enabled by the technology?
- What are future growth opportunities?
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Predictions for Low-power Electronics
1.4 Key Findings - Technology Impact, Market Potential
1.5 Key Findings - Applications Diversity
2. Low Power Electronics - A Sneak Preview
2.1 Shrinking Transistor Size has Resulted in Increase in Power Leakage Issues
2.2 Factors Driving the Growth of Low-power Electronics
2.3 Power Dissipation Types in Electronic Circuits - Static, Dynamic and Short-Circuit
2.4 Technology Strategies - Design and Power Optimization, Materials, and Device Technologies
3. Low-power Design and Power Optimization and Strategies
3.1 System-level Power Optimization
3.2 Algorithm-level Power Optimization
3.3 Architecture-level Power Optimization
3.4 Circuit-level Power Optimization
3.5 Technology-level Power Optimization
4. Materials for Low-power Electronics
4.1 Indium Gallium Arsenide - The Fast Transistors
4.2 Molybdenum Disulfide Enabling Flexible Transistors
4.3 Graphene - The Wonder Material for Low-power Electronics
5. Parallel Low-power Technologies
5.1 Spintronics - An Alternative to Solid State Silicon Technology
5.2 Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS) for Low-power Electronics
5.3 Three-dimensional Integrated Circuits for Low-power Processing at High Speeds
6. Key Innovations
6.1 Squishy Transistors
6.2 Super Low-power Wi-Fi
6.3 3D-MAPS Processor
6.4 Metallic Graphene Nanoribbons
6.5 Energy-Efficient Tunnel FET Switches and Circuits
6.6 Spin Dynamics in Molybdenum Disulfide
6.7 Ultrafast, Low-power Photonic Transistor
6.8 High-Performance Polymer Insulators for FET
6.9 Low-Current Spintronic Device
7.1 Low-power Electronics in Consumer Electronics Devices
7.2 Low-power Electronics in Computing Devices
7.3 Low-power Electronics in Sensors, Communication Devices, and Medical Devices
8.1 Future of Low-power Electronics - 3D ICs, Graphene, and Silicon Electronics
8.2 Future of Low-power Electronics - MEMS, Spintronics, and Indium Gallium Arsenide
8.3 Strategic Insights - NPD, Economies of Scale, and Future Opportunities
9.1 Key Patents - Spintronics and ADC
9.2 Key Patents - Low Power Information Processing and Spin-Orbit Logic
9.3 Key Patents - Spin Torque RAM and IC with Interposer Die
9.4 Key Patents - MoS2
9.5 Key Patents - GaAs and Laser
10. Key Contacts
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