Based on our extensive research and market study of semiconductors, electronics and technology sectors over the past one year, we have come up with the following top 10 trends for 2013. Most of these trends in our opinion will contribute significantly to the semiconductor industry and some of them are technological trends which will take a huge step towards maturity in the coming 4 quarters.
- Increasing Usage of GaN Semiconductors
- Changing Landscape of the Server Business
- The Desktop 3D Printing Revolution Will Become Mainstream
- Active Deployment of Microgrids and Nanogrids by Public and Private Players
- M2M and IoT to Influence Embedded Computing Growth
- Market Penetration of Ultrabooks, Tablet PC Hybrids to Effect Desktop PC Sales
- Energy Harvesting Technologies to go into Consumer Electronics Market
- Competing Wireless Charging Standards to Become Application Exclusive
- Need for Product Differentiation Will Help Picoprojectors Market Growth
- Deployment of LTE in Developed Countries to be Complete
1. Increasing Usage of GaN Semiconductors:
Gallium Nitride (GaN) is emerging as a replacement for pure silicon which has reached its maturity in semiconductor devices and GaN is one of the crucial materials (which falls under III-V compounds) in the robustly growing field of ‘compound semiconductor materials’. GaN power semiconductors, which are relatively new compared to GaN opto-semiconductors, surpassed the latter within a very short span of time, with its market revenues increasing at a CAGR of more than 60% for the period of 2012 to 2022..
2. Changing Landscape of the Server Business
The traditional server market which was and is currently dominated by Intel processor based products is undergoing significant changes on multiple fronts. These changes can be primarily attributed by the need of small and big corporations alike to reduce costs associated with purchase and maintenance of servers…
3. The Desktop 3D Printing Revolution Will Become Mainstream:
3D printing is a form of printing a three-dimensional object using iterative addition of layers using a digital model as a template. This technology can be hence used in the fields of industrial design and prototyping, automotive, aerospace, education and even retail. The additive manufacturing market…
4. Active Deployment of Microgrids and Nanogrids by Public and Private Players:
A “Micro-Grid”, as the name suggests is a miniature version of the traditional power grids with certain distinguishing features. It could be a complementary source to the utility power grids or an independent source in itself. The key components of a microgrid constitute….