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Future of Transistor Technology

  • ID: 4449245
  • Report
  • December 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 47 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Wide Band Gap Transistor Drive Opportunities in High Power Electronics

Transistors are the fundamental electronic components present in any device. They have evolved over a period of 30 years in size and performance. Their capability to act as a switch or amplify current or voltage has enabled them to serve diverse applications ranging from logic gates in the computer processors to sound amplifiers. Research and development towards improving the performance parameters of transistors and to determine new semiconductor materials apart from silicon is an on-going process. Transistors are being developed in order to support the rapid advancements in technology like wireless charging and energy conversion.

This technology and innovation report offers insights on the recent innovations in the transistor technology. The report focuses mainly on the Wide Band Gap transistors which are opening up new avenues in power electronics industry as a promising alternative for silicon transistors. This report also offers insights on applications that might evolve in the next 5 to 6 years.

Coverage includes:

  • Technology landscape
  • Applications assessment
  • Factors influencing development and adoption - Key drivers and challenges
  • Global trends and innovation indicators
  • Breadth of applications impacted
  • Technology and application roadmaps showing the future prospect of Transistors
  • Strategic insights about market and emerging trends
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1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Key Research Findings

2.0 Technology Landscape
2.1 Technological Significance of Transistors in Today’s Electronic Industry
2.2 Segmentation of Transistors
2.3 BJT and FET are the Most Commonly Used Transistors
2.4 Application Diversity

3.0 Wide Band Gap (WBG) Transistors are Driving Advancements
3.1 WBG Transistors - Technological Significance and Segmentation
3.2 Circuit Size and Silicon Limitations Enable growth of WBG Semiconductors
3.3 Energy Savings and Emerging Demand for Green Energy Propels the Development of WBG Transistors
3.4 Challenges Hindering the Adoption of WBG Transistors
3.5 Comparative Assessment of SiC and GaN Transistors
3.6 Patent Publication Trends
3.7 Inference from Patent Analysis: Key Focus Areas
3.8 Key Patent Holders Driving Innovation
3.9 Implementation of WBG Transistors in the Electronics Industry
3.10 Funding Scenarios in WBG Transistor Segment
3.11 Supply Chain Model for WBG Transistors

4.0 Innovations Driving the Developments in Transistor
4.1 High-speed Bi-state Laser Transistors
4.2 Enabling High Power Applications Through Diamond Transistors
4.3 Organic Transistor-based AC/DC Converter
4.4 Graphene Field Effect Transistor (FET) Nanosensor for Insulin Level Monitoring
4.5 Neuron Styled Executing Transistors
4.6 Gallium Nitride-based High Voltage Field-effect Transistor
4.7 Enhancement Mode High Electron Mobility Transistors (E-HEMTs) using Gallium Nitride
4.8 Next-Gen RF Devices using High Electron Mobility Transistors
4.9 Ultra-fast computing using Carbon-based Transistors
4.10 Portable Electronic Devices using Flexible Transistors
4.11 Ultra-speed Switching SiC MOSFETs
4.12 Flexible Displays using Organic Thin Film Transistors

5.0 Future Growth Opportunities and Strategic Perspectives
51 Future Roadmap for Transistor Technology
5.2 From the Analyst’s Desk: What is the Nature of Competition and Global Adoption Scenario for WBG Transistors?
5.3 From the Analyst’s Desk: What are Key Attractive Applications and Future Opportunities for WBG Transistors?

6.0 Industry Contacts
6.1 Key Contacts

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