This issue of Microelectronics TOE covers recent developments in smart and connected windows technology. Innovations profiled include an intelligent control system for smart and connected windows by SPD Control System Corporation, smart windows with focus on security and convenience by Pella Corporation, interactive smart windows as natural light management systems by Kinestral Technologies Inc., and an intelligent smart glass that uses polymer dispersed liquid crystal by Glass Apps LLC.
The Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global electronics-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Developments are centred on electronics attributed by low power and cost, smaller size, better viewing, display and interface facilities, wireless connectivity, higher memory capacity, flexibility and wearables. Research focus themes include small footprint lightweight devices (CNTs, graphene), smart monitoring and control (touch and haptics), energy efficiency (LEDs, OLEDs, power and thermal management, energy harvesting), and high speed and improved conductivity devices (SiC, GaN, GaAs).
Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory.
- Intelligent Control System for Smart and Connected Windows
- Smart Windows with Focus on Security and Convenience
- Interactive Smart Windows as Natural Light Management Systems
- Intelligent Smart Glass Using Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal
- SWOT Analysis of Innovations in Smart And Connected Window Technology
- Growth Opportunities in the Smart and Connected Windows Industry
- Industry Contacts