This Microelectronics TOE profiles developments in silicon photonics, wide band gap semiconductors, FLCD Displays, and optical data storage. Innovations include GaN-on-diamond wafer technology for development of power amplifiers, silicon nitride-based photonic integration platform, novel monolithic microwave integrated circuits for amplifier applications, novel energy-efficient display technology for consumer electronics applications and optical-based data storage platform.
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.
1. Advancements in Silicon Photonics, Wide Band Gap Semiconductors, FLCD Displays, and Optical Data Storage
GaN-on-Diamond Wafer Technology for Development of Power Amplifiers
Silicon Nitride-based Photonic Integration Platform
Novel Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits for Amplifier Applications
Novel Energy-efficient Display Technology for Consumer Electronics Applications
Optical-based Data Storage Platform