2014 Press Releases

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2014 Press Releases

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Infra-red imaging market: first smartphones and new low-cost cores widen commercial markets and pave the way for consumer applications
July 11 - IMAGING
Existing commercial applications and new consumer applications will drive uncooled infra-red imaging market growth”, says Yole Développement, the French consulting company. All results are now available in a new technology & market analysis from Yole Développement: Uncooled Infrared Imaging Technology & Market Trends, 2014 edition. Under this report, Yole Développement’s experts analyze the latest industry news, identify new market entrants and give a clear understanding of the impact on the market structure. They also list mergers & acquisitions in this area, over the last 4 years and highlight the applications, especially the ultra-low resolution microbolometers segment. This analysis also includes market forecasts from 2013 to 2019, technology trends and ongoing developments... Press release

TSV is a business…Looking for wider adoption!
July 10 - ADVANCED PACKAGING
3D Through Silicon Vias (TSV) is in MEMS, CMOS Image Sensors and high-end applications. When will it be used for mainstream consumer applications?... All results are part of the new report released by Yole Développement (Yole): 3DIC & 2.5D TSV Interconnect for Advanced Packaging - 2014 Business Update. This technology & market report is an overview of the TSV implementation for various devices and packages including memories, logic, MEMS, photonics, CIS and other applications. The company analyzes future 3D products for high-end applications and alternative packaging technologies (fan-out, advanced organic substrates, monolithic 3D). Yole also details the market adoption roadmap and wafer start by platform and by application... Press release

High productivity and design flexibility are part of the main benefits of plasma dicing”, says Plasma-Therm...
July 3rd - LIVE WEBCAST
Mid-June, I-Micronews proudly presented a Plasma-Therm webcast, entitled “Can wafer dicing become a value-add operation?” This event was a great success, attracting more than 330+ registrants. Make sure you get the latest technology & market trends on wafer dicing process and watch the recorded version on http://www.i-micronews.com and in the “Archived Webcasts” section find the Plasma Dicing link… “Driven by IC packaging, performance requirements and development of new devices (LEDs, power electronics, MEMS…), the wafer dicing process is facing three main trends: thinner wafers, stronger die and non-silicon materials”, Pars Mukish adds. All these results are available in Yole Développement’s report: LED Packaging (To be released mid-2014) … Webcast Press Release.

The bright future of Si photonics
June 24 - OPTICS & PHOTONICS
Beyond all of the hype and tumult, market drivers and technological developments are converging to ensure a bright future for Si photonics. Indeed, though the Si photonics market has just kicked off, volume production is already close. “… In the short term, silicon photonics will be the platform solution for future high-power, high-bandwidth data centers…” explains Dr Eric Mounier, Senior Technology & Market Analyst, MEMS Devices & Technologies, at Yole Développement.
Si Photonics report, 2014 update, from Yole Développement is now available. Under this report, Yole Développement analysts have been interacting with Jean-Louis Malinge, former Kotura CEO, to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Si Photonics current & future business trends and associated challenges... Press release - Gallery


“The GaN power industry is consolidating in preparation for significant growth”, announces Yole Développement

June 13 - COMPOUND SEMI. & POWER ELECTRONICS
Overall, 2020 could see an estimated device market size of almost $600M, leading to approximately 580,000 x 6” wafers to be processed”, explains Dr Philippe Roussel, Yole Développement. “Ramp-up will be quite impressive starting in 2016, at an estimated 80% CAGR through 2020, based upon a scenario where EV/HEV begins adopting GaN in 2018-2019”. ... Recent announcements show that the GaN industry is taking shape as mergers, acquisitions and license agreements are settled. ”The latest Transphorm-Fujitsu agreement, in addition to Furukawa’s IP portfolio’s exclusive licensing, are positive signs that GaN technology is spreading across the value chain, reinforcing the leaders’ market position but likely leaving the weakest players by the wayside”, comments Dr Philippe Roussel, Yole Développement ... Press release

Can wafer dicing become a value-add operation?
June 12 - LIVE WEBCAST
I-Micronews will present a Plasma-Therm live webcast, on June 18 at 8:00 AM PDT titled “Can wafer dicing become a value-add operation?”. To register for the webcast, visit the I-Micronews website at www.i-micronews.com and in the “Upcoming Webcasts” section find the Plasma Dicing link.
... “All these innovations are putting more constraints on designers to cope with reliability, energy consumption, density of integration of complex systems and thinner and thinner substrates”, explains Thierry Lazerand, Director of Technical Marketing, Plasma-Therm...
To register, click here... Press release

What does the future hold for MEMS? Yole Développement releases its annual Top 30 MEMS Manufacturers ranking
June 6 - MEMS & LIVE WEBCAST
Yole Développement has been tracking 100+ MEMS companies all along the year and releases today its annual Top 30 MEMS Manufacturers ranking. “Altogether, MEMS sales of these companies account for $9B in 2013 and represent 77% of the total MEMS market in 2013”, announces Jean-Christophe Eloy, President & CEO, Yole Développement (Yole).
This ranking as well as MEMS market forecasts and strategic analysis will be presented during the live event taking place on June 10 at 8:00 AM PDT: What does the future hold for MEMS? To register, click here... Press release - Annual Top 30 MEMS Players


“IoT devices offer huge potential for component manufacturers, but this is clearly not where the value will stop”… announces Yole Développement

June 5 - MEMS
From $9.5B in 2014 to $46B in 2024, the Internet of Things (IoT) device market will represent close to 15% of all data processing.IoT devices offer huge potential for electronic component manufacturers, but this is clearly not where the value will stop. Most of the added value in IoT solutions will come from the processing of the generated data”, explains Dr Eric Mounier, Senior Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement. “In fact, the ratio between electronic components and data processing can reach 1:50 in certain long-term cases!” he adds... Press release - Illustration

Photovoltaics: where are the opportunities for innovation?
June 4 - PHOTOVOLTAICS
“It is time to reinforce and reshape R&D efforts to speed-up the photovoltaic business”, announces Yole Développment (Yole) in its latest report “Emerging and Innovative Approaches in Photovoltaics”. The photovoltaic market is showing signs of renewed optimism. Investors are renewing their interest in photovoltaic start-up companies developing emerging photovoltaic technologies and applications. Equipment makers are finding new opportunities in equipment sales, either to increase production capacity in existing facilities or to build new ones. Big players, especially in China, are increasing their acquisition activities in order to secure a competitive advantage ... Press release - Illustration

MEMS & sensors for mobile phone and tablets: welcome to a crazy business
May 28  - MEMS
“The MEMS & sensors market for mobile phones and tablets application is growing fast”, announces Yole Développement. The company releases today its technology and market analysis, MEMS & Sensors for Mobile Phones & Tablets.
Dr Eric Mounier, Senior Technology & Market Analyst, and Frédéric Breussin, Business Unit, MEMS & Sensors, present a global overview this market, including key market data and dynamics. They analyze the major technology trends for each device and detail the business opportunities.
“The MEMS & Sensors market for mobiles phones & tablets will expand from $ 2.85B in 2013 to more than $ 6B in 2019; shipments will increase from 5.8 B units to more than 17.5B units during the same period”, details Eric. This market is clearly growing, and price is decreasing. What’s the best plan for entering this market and building success? Yole Développement gives its vision of the industry with its new analysis... Press release - Illustration

GaN-on-Si, a disruptive technology? Webcast powered by Yole Développement
May 28  - LIVE WEBCAST & POWER ELECTRONICS, LED and COMPOUND SEMI.
Some says “if it can be made on Silicon, it will be made on silicon”. Is that true for GaN too? And if so, can it be applied in all GaN-based applications: LED, power, RF and laser?… Yole Développement proudly announces its live event taking place on June 3 at 8:00 AM PDT: GaN-on-Si, a disruptive technology? To register, go to www.i-micronews.com, upcoming webcasts section or click here.... To read the complete story, please click: Press release


General lighting is driving the next front-end equipment investment cycle but amount at stake will be far from the market surge during LED TV boom

May 28  - LED
Driven by the fanfare over (and overestimation of) the LCD display market, the LED front-end equipment market experienced an unprecedented investment cycle in 2010-2011. The market surge was driven mostly by MOCVD reactor shipments to new Chinese entrants: these players benefited from the generous subsidies of the Chinese central and local governments in a bid to stimulate domestic chip production. However LED market was overestimated at that moment, creating an overcapacity just recovering in 2014, driven by increased LED penetration rate for general lighting applications. Yole Développement expects more than $2.2B to be spent in the next 6 years in LED front-end equipment, which is far from the annual $1.7B invested in 2010 and 2011. How could we explain this result, even though the LED device market should growth by a factor of nearly x1.25 (e.g.: packaged LED market) in the next 3 years?! Press release - Illustration


Is it possible for GaN to reach more mainstream applications under 3.5 GHz?

May 26  - COMPOUND SEMI.
"Today, the need for high-power, high-frequency transistors is increasing steadily, commensurate with the huge demand for wireless telecommunications”, explains Dr Kamel Madjour, Technology & Market Analyst, Yole Développement. Indeed more power, more frequency bands, better linearity and improved efficiency are still driving RF semiconductor devices’ current development, since the market needs devices able to handle all of these specifications at a reasonable price. So, under this context, is it possible for GaN substrate to reach more mainstream applications under 3.5 GHz?
Recent mergers and acquisitions are a concern for the overall RF market and Si-LDMOS, GaAs and GaN-based devices. The overall RF market doesn’t seem big enough for so many players; as a result, companies are trying to gain scale in order to increase profitability, which has stagnated … Press release - Illustration


“Microfluidic-based point of care is now a must-have for diagnostic companies: is the mergers & acquisition season over?
May 16  - MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
"Diagnostic companies confirm the adoption of microfluidic technologies for point of care testing", announces Dr Benjamin Roussel, Activity Leader, Medical Technologies from Yole Développement. Indeed the point of care market's contribution to in vitro diagnostic is poised to increase from 13% to 17% over the next five years, leading to a market of around $30B in 2019. Under this context, the French consulting company, Yole Développement releases today its report, "Points of Care Testing 2014: Applications for Microfluidic Technologies".
This technology and market study provides an in-depth analysis of microfluidic devices dedicated to point of care; including nearly 60 new technologies, commercialized or close to the market, Yole Développement’s report also proposes an innovative market segmentation combined with market forecasts. This analysis includes the following applications: emergency testing - home tests - doctor’s office screening - decentralized hospital tests - environmental testing - Forensic and military - third-world infections - agro-food ...Press release - Illustration


“Bringing closer the design, the semiconductor, assemby & packaging communities ... Yole Développement presents its 3D packaging update analysis at MiNaPAD 2014
May 15  - ADVANCED PACKAGING
Yole Développement announces its participation at the 3rd Micro/Nano-Electronics Packaging & Assembly, Design and Manufacturing Forum (MiNaPAD) from May 20 to 22, 2014 in Grenoble. To register, please visit IMAPS France website.
During the conference, the consulting company will announce the main results coming from its new report, “3DIC & TSV Interconnects Business Update” (To be released mid-2014)…“Today, we see a great involvement, across the entire supply chain, in packaging activities covering a broad range of technologies. Despite slower than expected adoption, Yole Développement continues to see significant growth for 2.5 / 3DIC and other TSV based applications. 3D integration is considered a market with a high potential and significant interest”, explains Thibault from Yole Développement.Thibault’s presentation will take place on May 22, at 3:00 PM. Yole Développement invites you to visit the conference exhibition and meet its experts. Admission to the exhibition only is free of charge; registration is required and may be completed on-site ...Press release


“Substrates are shaping the LED front-end industry”, announces Yole Développement
April 30  - LED
Yole Développement releases this week its report, LED Frond-End Manufacturing Trends. “New LED substrate is one of the key topics impacting the LED front-end industry”, explains Pars Mukish, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole). “Substrates are clearly shaping this industry with the start of the use of Silicon and bulk GaN as a potential replacement of sapphire”, he adds. Under this report, Yole’s analyst provide a better understanding of the current process flow, process steps and technological trends in LED front-end manufacturing. Pars Mukish details the importance of cost reduction in this area as well. Moreover, he evaluates emerging substrates and related technologies including GaN-on-GaN LEDs and GaN-on-Si LEDs....Press releaseIllustration


More GaN-on-Si players on the playground, business is starting. When will the IP battle begin?

April 23  - COMPOUND SEMI.
“GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to GaN-on-Sapphire, the main stream technology for LED applications. Today, despite potential cost benefits, the mass adoption of GaN-on-Si technology for LED applications remains unclear”, explains Dr Hong Lin, Technology & Market Analyst, Compound Semiconductors & Power Electronics at Yole Développement.
GaN-on-Si is entering in production. Under this context, what is the patent situation? KnowMade and Yole Développement decided to collaborate and combine their expertise to perform a patent analysis dedicated to the GaN-on-Si substrate market: GaN on Silicon Substrate Patent Investigation.
Under this report, the companies detail the technological challenges and known solutions. They provide an overview of the main players and up to 2020 market volume & revenue forecasts. Analysts give a deep understanding of the IP landscape and identify key patents per technology issues or patent assignee ...Press releaseIllustration


In the permanent bonding market, EV Group is leading, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron are merging… What will happen next?
April 18  - MANUFACTURING
With the SOI business decreasing, the 3D TSV stack beginning, and the competitive environment changing with EV Group, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron and many new entrants… Yole Développement analyzes the permanent bonding market & technology trends and announces today its new study: Permanent Wafer Bonding report.Permanent bonding technology is a key process for a wide range of applications in the semiconductor industry such as MEMS, advanced packaging, LED devices, and SOI substrate applications...Press releaseIllustration


“With an increased competition in the MOCVD industry, the leaders are still getting most of the equipment business in a recovering LED front-end equipment market”, says Yole Développement
April 10  - LED
“Following the strong growth of the LED TV market in 2010, the MOCVD industry competition increases. But, today, we still do not see any impact on the market structure … The 3 leaders are still there for a long time.”, explains Pars Mukish, Senior Analyst, LED at Yole Développement. Yole Développement announces this week its new LED report dedicated to front-end equipment market. Under this report, Yole Développement’s analysts give a better understanding of the LED front-end manufacturing technical trends. They describe the supply chain and each related process steps. They also details key players and their positioning in this industry.... Press releaseIllustration


“MEMS microphone market growth soars over the next several years to 13% CAGR reaching $1.65B by 2019”, announces Yole Développement
April 02  - MEMS
Yole Développement releases this week MEMS Microphone Market, Applications & Business Trends report. Under this report, Yole Développement’s analysts provide an update of the global MEMS microphone market including key market metrics & dynamics and the competitive landscape. “New opportunities and emerging applications continue to boost the MEMS microphone market with strong new players”, explains Frédéric Breussin, Business Unit Manager, MEMS & Sensors at Yole Développement... Press release


Get involved in new Euripides² proposals and discover business opportunities
March 28  - MEMS
I-Micronews proudly presents Euripides² webcast, a live event taking place on April 8 at 1.00 PM CEST.EURIPIDES² offers you to discover 4 innovative projects presented by electronic companies. Each of them is looking for partners. Take the time to attend this unique event and learn more about these business opportunities. Register now: EURIPIDES². “The electronic industry today employs about 2.5 million people in Europe and EURIPIDES² could contribute to provide 700 000 new jobs by 2020”, says Remy Renaudin, EURIPIDES² Operations Manager. EURIPIDES² launches two calls per year, in a two-step approach, in order to maximize the chances for success and avoid unnecessary time consuming efforts in setting up projects. At both stages, the EURIPIDES² Office checks whether public funding would be available for partners through the Public authorities’ network. ... Press releaseIllustration


Building the European Smart Valley for SMEs: from research to private investment
March 21  - MEMS
COWIN, a European Commission Coordination and Support action, aiming supporting commercial exploitation of EU collaborative research projects organised a Reception and a Breakfast debate, in cooperation with Knowledge4Innovation, in the European Parliament on 17-18 March 2014. The event, hosted by Ms Teresa Riera Madurell, MEP, Rapporteur for Horizon 2020, presented the successful activities of COWIN and culminated in an award ceremony to honour the most successful young entrepreneurs in the field of smart systems. During the last three years, this Coordination and Support Action dedicated to contribute to bridge the gap from research to market has generated more than 15 million euro direct early stage investment opportunities, while setting-up an attractive ecosystem for exploitation. COWIN engaged more than 1200 industrials and more than 60 VCs to consider investing in early stage ICT start-ups. ... Press releaseIllustration 1 - Illustration 2


GaN-on-Si enables GaN power electronics, will LED transition as well ?
March 19  - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS
Yole Développement releases this week the GaN-on-Si Substrate Technology and Market for LED and Power Electronics report.Under this report, Yole Développement reviews the GaN-on-Si technology growth, challenges and solutions. Dr Hong Lin and Dr Eric Virey, Yole Développement’s analysts give an overview of GaN-on-Si epiwafer playground. This report also provides an in-depth analysis of the GaN-on-Si technology for LED and power electronic applications, including technology and cost aspect.Yole Développement’s analysts, both develop possible business models for the adoption of GaN-on-Si technology. GaN-on-Si substrate technology and market for LED and Power Electronics report also includes market volume and revenue forecast to 2020... Press release - Illustration


6 and 9-axis DOF sensors are creating a new paradigm in the combos business
March 18  - MEMS
Over the last years, inertial MEMS have been subject to dramatic market & technological evolution. This has been driven by a large increase of the consumer market. Along with “stand-alone” MEMS devices, inertial combo sensors – a combination of several inertial sensors in a single package - are also coming. Main applications are consumer – e.g. accelerometer with magnetometer or accelerometer with gyro – and automotive for ESC and rollover functions first. To give clues about the differences in cost, size, package, structures … of the different inertial MEMS, Yole Développement and System Plus Consulting have released their new report “Inertial MEMS Manufacturing Trends 2014”...Here


"COWIN has generated more than 15 million euro direct early stage investment opportunities”,
March 15  - COWIN
During the last three years, this Coordination and Support Action has generated more than 15 million euro direct early stage investment opportunities, engaged more than 1200 industrials and attracted more than 60 VCs to consider investing in early stage ICT start-ups. According to Luis Boada, Excelera, COWIN excels at providing start-ups with access to leading European companies. It is a unique and great opportunity offered to young companies...Here


“The sapphire industry to benefit but not everybody will win”, says Yole Développement
March 12  - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS
With display applications, total revenue from polished sapphire products could grow at a 50% CAGR through 2018 and exceed US$5B. Sapphire is now a strategic material for Apple that it will use as an element of differentiation versus Samsung and other competitors. With the Mesa plant, Apple is creating its own supply chain, sheltered from any risk of shortage or price increase. But a second source is needed. “We therefore expect other sapphire makers to increase capacity and join the Apple supply chain in the next few months”, explains Eric Virey, Senior Analyst at Yole Développement. Eric Virey is the author of the report “Sapphire Applications and Market: From LED to Consumer Electronics”, released by Yole Développement, beginning of March....Here


Yole said it, Fairchild did it …
March 12  - MEMS
XSens’ acquisition by Fairchild Semiconductor shows how important the software will be for MEMS as predicted by Yole Développement in its last 6&9DOF report, entitled “6 and 9 axis sensors: consumer inertial combos”. As the inertial MEMS market keeps growing, the value is shifting from the silicon to a full integrated solution. This evolution is driven by a strong price erosion (IMUs are now less than $1 …) that pushes manufacturers to provide smart solutions....Here


Apple will transform the sapphire industry in 2014: How will this revolution happen ?
March 06  - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS
The sapphire industry recently ended an 18 month period of depressed pricing and achieved US$936 million in revenue for wafer products. Recovery was helped by an increase in LED demand due to growing adoption in general lighting and a resilient LCD backlight market. “But the saving grace was new consumer electronic (CE) applications: camera lens and fingerprint reader covers, mostly driven by Apple in 2013” explains Eric Virey, Senior Analyst at Yole Développement. Overall, the growth in wafer demand will be enough to justify a capacity increase toward the end of 2014....Here


“Combo sensors market: 4 players share 75% of the market…”, announces Yole Développement Is there any room for newcomers?
March 06  - MEMS
I-Micronews proudly presents the Yole Développement’s webcast, a live event taking place on March 6th, at 5:00 PM CET on I-Micronews.com. This program has been developed in collaboration with Yole Développement’s partners, System Plus Consulting and KnowMade. It will provide an overview of the combo sensors market including a detailed presentation on three MEMS IMU developed by STMicroelectronics, Bosch Sensortec and InvenSense...Here


From research and innovation to economic value for SMEs COWIN success and best practices to make it happen
February 26 - COWIN
On behalf of Ms Teresa Riera Madurell, MEP and Horizon 2020 rapporteur and Mr Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, K4I Forum Chair and Structural funds 2014-2020, COWIN is pleased to invite you to a high-level event on “From research and innovation to economic value for SMEs: COWIN Success and Best Practices to Make It Happen”. The event will take place on Tuesday, 18 March (a Breakfast debate) at European Parliament in Brussels, with a networking cocktail the evening before.....Here


Best practices inherited from COWIN experience to apply to H2020 call while preparing the commercial success of your innovation
February 19 - MEMS
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly Euros 80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market....Here



“Thin film PZT is mainly interesting for integrated passive devices, FeRAM and MEMS applications”, says Yole Développement
February 19 - MANUFACTURING
Last December, Yole Développement announced its Thin Film PZT for Semiconductor Application Trends & Technology Update report. In this report, the company has focused on thin film PZT applications for semiconductor including FeRAM, integrated passives devices and MEMS sensors & actuators...Here


Emerging non-volatile memories: niche memory markets with a vast number of patents held by big companies
February 19 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS
ole Développement’s partner, KnowMade releases a patent analysis dedicated to emerging non-volatile memories: “Emerging Non-Volatile Memories: patent landscape”.Both companies, Yole Développement and KnowMade are developing their knowledge on this topic for several years now. Yole Développement also released a technology and market report last year: “Emerging Non-Volatile Memories”...Here


Sensor roadmap: the pathway to the next "BigThing"
February 14 -MEMS
Yole Développement and Fraunhofer EMFT announce their Technology & Market seminar on March 20, 2014 - Munich, Germany. Both partners combine their expertise and knowledge of the European microelectronic industry to create a unique place for exchanges and debates.....Here


Market acceptance of microfluidic technologies: a road towards standardization
February 14 - MEDTECH
The 6th Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress brings together leaders from both academia and industry to discuss innovative developments in this exciting field. Attention is also given to some of the many applications of Labs-on-Chips, from the enhancement of life science research, to taking diagnostics to the point of need. Overall this track provides an excellent snapshot of this rapidly growing field....Here


Yole Finance has been selected and certified DEFI Photonique
February 13 - MEMS
Take advantage of DEFI Photonique to support your growth with Yole Finance. Yole Finance, a Business Unit of Yole Développement has been selected and certified DEFI Photonique by CNOP and AFOP. DEFI Photonique is a national project to support the photonics industry in France by offering services adapted to the support to the development of SMEs in this sector...Here


“By 2020, equipment & materials market for printed & flexible electronics is a potential US $1.65B business”,explains Dr Mounier, Yole Développement
February 05 - MANUFACTURING
Yole Développement announces its report, Market & Technology Trends in Materials & Equipment for Printed & Flexible Electronics. In this report, Yole Développement’s analysts identified technical hurdles for printed & flexible electronics (OLEDs lighting, OLEDs displays, PV, sensors) and analysed threats and opportunities for equipment and materials companies...Here


YOLE believed it, SONY made it: Sony establishes Yamagata Technology Center to increase production capacity for CMOS Image Sensors
January 31 - IMAGING
Sony has just announced that it has acquired the Tsuruoka Factory semiconductor-related assets held by Renesas Yamagata Semiconductor Co., Ltd. SCK Yamagata TEC will serve as a new 300mm production site for CMOS image sensors...Here


Vertical integration vs. outsourcing in the wide bandgap sector
January 31 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS
Yole Développement announces its participation in the 4 th CS International conference 2014 with two presentations. The event will take place on March 18 & 19, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. The program is now complete...Here


Graphene materials: what is the industrial potential behind the academic R&D hype?
January 30 - NANOMATERIALS
“$141M graphene materials market in 2024 will be driven mainly by transparent conductive electrodes and energy storage applications”, announces Yole Développement. This week Yole Développement releases its new report: Graphene materials for opto & electronic applications....Here


“BSI image sensors accounted for 27% of total CIS sales in 2012”, says Yole Développement
January 30 - IMAGING
“From front-end silicon technology to camera module, numerous technological innovations will contribute to better performances, higher resolution and new functionalities”, explains Yole Développement in its new report, Status of CMOS Image Sensors Industry. Indeed the French consulting company announced this week this technology & market analysis, which is an update of a report released two years ago. Status of CMOS Image Sensors Industry report especially presents the latest technological trends for CMOS Image Sensors production...Here


How emerging technology in LED lighting will shape the outlook for 2014?
January 23 - LED
“Growth of the LED industry came initially from small LCD displays and keypad backlighting for cell phones. Then, the industry was driven forward by medium and large LCD display applications, with LED TV expected as the LED industry driver for 2011. However, the reality was quite different due to lower sales of LCD TVs, a lower than expected penetration rate of LED technology and a lower number of LEDs per TV set”, explains Pars Mukish, Senior Analyst, LED, Lighting Technologies and Compound Semiconductors activities at Yole Développement...Here


CMOS Image Sensor market will reach US$13B by 2018!
January 21 - IMAGING
Yole Développement will release this week the report Status of the CMOS Image Sensors Industry, 2014 edition. This report is an update of a first version launched for the first time, two years ago. According to Yole Développement, as major technology changes continue to reshape the industrial landscape, a 10% CAGR is forecast for the CMOS image sensor market from 2013 – 2018. “The market will reach a total value of ~US$13B by 2018, driven by consumer and automotive applications”, explains Dr Eric Mounier, Senior Analyst at Yole Développement...Here


Yole said it, FLIR did it: FLIR announced the introduction of the first thermal imager
January 13 - Imaging
Yole said it, FLIR did it! Several months after Yole Développement’s forecast, FLIR Systems, IR Imaging market leader, announced on January 7th the introduction of FLIR One™, the first thermal imager designed for smartphones...Here


What are the challenges for MEMS sensors in the next 5 years?
January 9 - MEMS
Yole Technology Seminar on January 16, 2014 - Novotel Ambassador Gangnam, Seoul, Korea Yole Développement organizes a MEMS & Imaging Technology Seminar in Korea on January 16, 2014. Dedicated to MEMS devices & manufacturing technologies areas, followed by Imaging, the seminar is made up of Yole Développement presentations on the related market area, System Plus Consulting tools presentations (Reverse Costing and Cost Simulation). The French consulting company also invites industrials speakers to present their vision of the Industry: Bosch Sensortec, CMOSIS and GMEMS...Here


“The market for sensors in home healthcare applications will explode from $559M in 2013 to $1.2B by 2018!,” says Yole Développement
January 8 - MEDTECH
Last December, Yole Développement announced its Sensors for Home Healthcare Applications: Market & Technology Analysis report. Yole Développement’s report provides a complete overview of today and tomorrow’s advanced home care applications, identifying the most promising ones. Also, this report describes market trends and challenges, incl. forecasts, detailed supply chain and a special focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)...Here