This Microelectronics TOE profiles developments in 5G communication, wide band gap semiconductors, and advanced data storage. Innovations in focus in this TOE are gallium nitride power integrated circuits, novel antenna technology for 5G communication, electro-optic modulators for optoelectronic applications, non-volatile memory express over fabric technology for solid state drives, and a Flash management platform to drive the solid state drive performance.
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. Innovations in 5G Communication, Wide Band Gap Semiconductors, and Advanced Data Storage
- Gallium Nitride Power Integrated Circuits
- Novel Antenna Technology for 5G Communication
- Electro-optic Modulators for Optoelectronic Applications
- Non-volatile Memory Express over Fabric Technology for Solid State Drives
- Flash Management Platform to Drive the Solid State Drive Performance
- Industry Contacts