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Sand to Silicon - How Semiconductors are Reimagining the Digital Future

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  • 22 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5684778
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The relentless and dynamic pace of the semiconductor industry continues to be driven by innovations and advances in chip design and manufacturing technology. IBM, Micron, Samsung, SMIC and Canon are amongst the key players striving for supremacy, developing revolutionary solutions such as 2, 3 and 7-nanometer chips, new lithography solutions and much more. Expert analysis and case studies provide a clear illustration of these innovations in this comprehensive report, providing an invaluable source of knowledge for any business executive.

Understanding this innovation landscape can transform your business strategy and decision-making process, impacting areas such as research and development, collaboration strategy, and acquisition and investment decisions. Discover real-world innovation use cases, highlighting how emerging technologies are set to reshape the semiconductor industry's value chain. Around the globe, businesses are making drives in innovation, and with the right insights from this comprehensive report, you too can identify new opportunities and stay ahead in the semiconductor market.

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The semiconductor industry revolves around the design, manufacture, and distribution of smaller, quicker, and cheaper chips that are used as inputs for various sectors such as healthcare, transportation, and consumer electronics. IBM, Micron, Samsung, SMIC, and Canon are some of the major players to advance chip design and fabrication. The report uses the publisher's Innovation Explorer database and expert analysis to showcase some noteworthy examples from the semiconductor industry. It also casts light on the publisher's semiconductor industry value chain and how key players are innovating to rise to the top of the game with ground-breaking developments such as 2, 3, and 7-nanometer chips as well as contemporary lithography solutions. The awareness, knowledge, and expertise in these innovation areas can help transform business models, decision-making, and strategic thinking that directly influence research and development, collaboration, acquisition, and investment decisions.

Innovations: presents real-world innovation use cases and examples related to the implementation of emerging technologies by players in the semiconductor business. It casts light on how tech-enabled innovations are disrupting the semiconductor industry value chain while opening up avenues for the manufacture of smaller and more powerful chips in the future.


  • Innovation Insights: innovation examples by each application segment of the semiconductor industry to present key trends

Reasons to Buy

  • No surprise that technology has been a driving force in business transformation for years, but the term ‘emerging technologies' has all of the sudden become the key catalyst to drive the next wave of innovation across sectors. The sense of urgency weighs different across different sectors, where the direct customer-facing sectors are at the forefront compared to other capital-intensive sectors. Companies in one sector can take cues from successful innovations in other sectors to either draw analogies with existing products, services, and processes or transfer strategic approaches for a revolutionary transformation
  • Against this backdrop, enterprises need to understand which emerging technologies are impacting their sector and how various companies are implementing them to meet various challenges
  • The innovation landscape report on semiconductor technologies published by the publisher covers some of the key trends and real-world examples related to the implementation of various technologies to advance the manufacture of semiconductor chips

Table of Contents

1. Semiconductor industry overview

2. Semiconductor industry value chain

3. Innovation focus of the semiconductor industry

4. Key innovations
4.1. Pre-competitive basic research
4.2. Design
4.3. Fabrication
4.4. End products

5. Methodology

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Berkeley Lab
  • Bitcoin
  • Canon
  • Celus
  • DustPhotonics
  • GaNo Opto
  • GaNo Optoelectronics
  • GeIL
  • IBM
  • MaxLinear
  • Microchip
  • Micron
  • MKSemi
  • Navitas
  • NCSU
  • NEO Semiconductor
  • Nippo Precision
  • North Carolina State University
  • OpenLight
  • Osaka University
  • Phison
  • PNP
  • Ranovus
  • Royole
  • Samsung
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
  • SMIC
  • Toshiba
  • UC Berkeley
  • UCSB
  • UCSB
  • University of California Santa Barbara