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Posted on September 20 | MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Artificial organs become a reality

After decades of development, artificial organ products are now ready to enter the medical device market. Innovation makes our dreams real and will solve with time, the problem of shortage of human organ donors. The artificial organ market will be worth US$1.3 billion in 2017 and its 20% CAGR over the next five years will see it grow to US$3.5 billion in 2022.
“This impressive growth is mainly driven by the exceptional growth of the artificial pancreas segment, showing a 49% CAGR between 2017 and 2022 in value”, comments Dr. Marjorie Villien, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement...  

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8GB HBM2 from Samsung becomes a standard for innovative graphic cards
Sep. 14 - ADVANCED PACKAGING - SYSTEM PLUS CONSULTING

In the AMD-NVIDIA battle, System Plus Consulting’s experts continue to pursue innovation and monitor progress. At the beginning of the year, AMD was pleased to announce its forthcoming GPU architecture, Vega. Presented at CES 2017 and commercially available mid-2017, AMD’s GPU has been meticulously analyzed by System Plus Consulting’s lab. And the answers are very interesting. Today, System Plus Consulting’s experts offer you a snapshot of the story, a few weeks before the release of its fully dedicated reverse engineering & costing analysis.
AMD Vega, 2017 edition: what’s new?

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Fan-out packaging confirms its success story. What is the next step?
Sep. 12 - ADVANCED PACKAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Fan-Out packaging solutions have been the hottest topic in the advanced packaging industry for two years, and that will remain true, announces Yole Développement. Will the fan-out market growth keep going? Who can challenge the leading semiconductor company, TSMC? Is panel technology coming? What will be the next killer application? Many important questions face the fan-out packaging industry.  

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Sensor technologies’ convergence and connectivity made possible medical IoT
Sep. 7 - MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Healthcare is facing one of its major turning points in decades. After penetrating the consumer market, the digital revolution and its related IoT concept is rapidly changing health models.
Yole Développement’s analysts announce an impressive US$9 billion market in 2016 with a 16% CAGR between 2016 and 2022. Connected devices are now part of the IoT industry: the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is born. Such developments have been performed in parallel of the numerous technical innovations dedicated to the consumer applications.
Yole Développement (Yole) releases today the report Connected Medical Devices Market & Business Models. 

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The IXYS acquisition by Littelfuse is a new step towards the IGBT industry consolidation
Sep. 6 - POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

IXYS acquisition by Littelfuse turns again the IGBT landscape upside down. This impulse initiates a new process towards the market consolidation, a trend identified by Yole Développement’s analysts in their latest report, IGBT Market & Technology Trends 2017. Therefore, the leading position of Infineon Technologies forces IGBT players to reinforce their technical expertise and their market position and consider collaborations and/or acquisitions. Expected to reach more than US$ 5 billion in 2022 , the IGBT market is showing a well-established supply chain with strong partnerships and companies positioned at each level. KnowMade and Yole Développement, both part of Yole Group of Companies take today a closer look on the industry structure and comment its evolution.  

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SiC & GaN technologies upset the traditional benchmarks of the IGBT industry
Aug. 31 - POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Yole Développement (Yole) expects the IGBT market to go over US$ 5 billion by 2022 with a major growth coming from IGBT power module. The high performance that SiC and GaN materials can afford is already creating a battlefield with Silicon based IGBT. To overcome this thread, Si IGBT manufacturers need to look for prompt solutions as technologically update their systems for better efficiency or to increase their IGBT portfolio offer. How is the IGBT market evolving for different applications? How will the IGBT market face the adoption of high performance WBG based devices?... 

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TV market: quantum dots reinforce LCD positioning, faced with the OLED solutions
Aug. 31 - DISPLAYS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

“As TV makers struggle to trigger replacement cycles, WCG and HDR and their notable picture quality improvements are the next growth drivers for the TV industry,” announces Eric Virey, Senior Market & Technology Analyst, LED, Sapphire & Displays at Yole Développement (Yole).
Various technologies are competing to deliver those features. In the short and mid-term, the best-positioned ones are OLED and the well-established, dominant, LCD technology supercharged with narrow-band phosphor LEDs or QD color converters in the backlight unit.Yole analysts delivered a deep analysis of the WCG display and QD technologies, status and prospects, roadblocks and key players with a dedicated technology & market report titled: Quantum Dots & Wide Color Gamut Display Technologies.

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Automotive sensing: a mature yet highly dynamic market
Aug. 29 - MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Despite its age and maturity, the automotive market has witnessed many unexpected developments over the past two years. And as has always been the case, safety drives the market. Automotive OEMs and suppliers are now investing in technologies to develop autonomous and electric vehicles. Automation will spur the development of imaging and detection sensors like cameras, LiDAR, and radar, while electrification will boost the design of current and thermal sensors for battery management. And because sensors are becoming a must-have, other markets are dynamic and growing too....

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Infrared laser: At the heart of the industry in coming years
Aug. 7 - LED - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

In a depressed visible LED industry, manufacturers are looking at new opportunities to increase their revenues and margins. In this context, the IR LED market is perceived as a potential new ‘blue ocean’ with attractive opportunities for those players.
While LEDs are important, VCSEL technology is the hot topic. “IR LEDs represented around 65% of the IR light source market in 2016, but this figure is likely to decrease to 45% in 2022,” comments Pierrick Boulay, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole).

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What is the status of III-N technology?
Aug. 3 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS - KNOWMADE

The III-N semiconductor family has attracted significant research attention over the last 25 years, resulting in intensive patenting activity, with a substantial increase during the past decade. More than 80,000 patents and patent applications related to III-N technology have been published worldwide since the early 1990s, announce KnowMade’s analysts. In such a dynamic III-N market, it is essential to understand the technology challenges and the market needs as well as to track related patents. Therefore, industrial companies need to anticipate changes, quickly detect business opportunities, mitigate risks, and...

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Infrared imaging: “We need to look even further…”
Aug. 3 - IMAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Uncooled IR imaging market has been initially driven by defense applications. Then innovation and cost reduction enabled the implementation of a new commercial market segment including thermography, surveillance, PVS and more applications. Today the uncooled IR camera market is showing an 8% CAGR between 2016 and 2022 reaching almost US$ 4.4 billion at the end of the period. Only few players control this industry... These results are part of the latest technology and market analysis from Yole Développement (Yole), titled Uncooled Infrared Imagers released today.
Under this highly competitive ecosystem, the “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company Yole, in collaboration with CIOE is organizing the Executive IR Imaging Forum

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SiC technologies adoption is going to accelerate with a tipping point in 2019
Aug. 1 - COMPOUND SEMI. - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

SiC power business is concrete and real, with a promising outlook... That is what Yole Développement’s analysts said in 2016. The trend has not changed in 2017 and even more, the SiC industry is going further. Therefore, end users are trying SiC and building prototypes for concrete and promising projects. “SiC technology’s added value is today widely understood and accepted by the power electronics community”, comments Dr Hong Lin, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole)...

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Thermo Fisher Scientific develops a unique solution based on Ion Torrent® technology, with a manufacturing process entirely CMOS compatible
Aug. 1 - MEDTECH - SYSTEM PLUS CONSULTING

Thermo Fisher Scientific, holding 8% of the microfluidic product market, is one of the leading companies in sequencing technologies. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s strategy is based on a reduction of analysis time with fast throughput and short single-end reads. To deliver fast reading, Thermo Fisher Scientific develops a unique solution based on Ion Torrent® technology, which relies on technology similar to an image sensor.
System Plus Consulting releases today a complete analysis of the Ion 520 chip from Thermo Fisher featuring disassembly and die analyses...

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Woodside Capital Partners and Yole Développement announce a joint venture agreement to expand their market research expertise
Aug. 1 - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Woodside Capital Partners International LLC, a global, independent investment bank and Yole Développement SA (Yole) announce a joint venture. Yole will serve as a research partner for Woodside Capital’s M&A advisory practice, which provides strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies in the technology sector. Yole focuses on a number of the technology sectors within Woodside Capital’s electronics practice...

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The power electronics industry is showing steady growth and high dynamism
July 26 - Power Electronics - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

The power electronics industry is a key part of the semiconductor history. Power electronics markets are steady evolving and are continuously diffusing its innovations through the overall semiconductor industry. Numerous mergers & acquisitions (Fairchild Semiconductor and On Semiconductor, Linear Technology and Analog Devices, both in 2016,), the emergence of GaN technology, the adoption of SiC solutions (BYD is now proposing a SiC-based on-board chargers) illustrate quite well the dynamism of the power electronics industry. This evolution starts with the development of new active devices and goes through the new packaging techniques up to the performance improvement of the power systems.
Yole Développement (Yole) releases today its Status of the Power Electronics Industry report...

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e-mobility: the new Eldorado for Li-ion batteries 
July 20 - Batteries & Energy Management - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT & KNOWMADE

e-mobility has become the new Eldorado of the Li-ion batteries. Including EV/HEV , electric buses, trucks, and bikes, e-mobility overtakes consumer electronics market segment to represent 72% of the total rechargeable Li-ion battery cell market’s value in 2022. Yole Développement (Yole) announces a US$59.1 billion total market in 2022, thanks to a 20% CAGR from 2016 to 2022.
The “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company, Yole and its sister company KnowMade, both part of Yole Group of Companies release two technology, market and patent analyses focused on the Li-ion batteries industry...

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Semiconductor manufacturing: what is driving the growth of the glass material market? 
July 11 - SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Used either as a permanent or as a temporary material within the semiconductor manufacturing processes, glass plays a key role in the semiconductor industry. It is today already implemented as a mature solution, in several market segments such as IR cut filter for CIS technology, microfluidics devices and some actuators and sensors.
Yole Développement (Yole) confirms the growth of the glass materials market for the next five years...

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5G is reshaping the RF technology landscape with enormous opportunities for RF power devices
July 10 - RF ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

“The revolutionary transition toward 5G implementation in the next five years is dramatically reshaping the RF technology landscape”, announces Zhen Zong, Technology & Market Analyst from Yole Développement (Yole).This is true for smartphones application but not only: RF telecommunication infrastructure applications above 3W, and 5G is offering enormous business opportunities for compound semiconductors in this RF power market… The “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company Yole releases the report titled “RF Power Market and Technologies 2017: GaN, GaAs and LDMOS Report”. ....

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NXP and Nepes is creating value with their 1st FO PoP SiP for IoT
July 6 - ADVANCED PACKAGING - SYSTEM PLUS CONSULTING

Advanced packaging is a key enabling technology that not only serves as packaging support but also offers more value and cost reduction to the final products. The advanced packaging industry with its 7% CAGR between 2016 and 2022 (in revenues) is undoubtedly a dynamic sector where innovations play a key role. NXP’s SCM-i.MX6Q FO PoP SiP with boot memory and power management is a good illustration of the evolution of advanced packaging platforms. Therefore, NXP proposes a simple but smart combination of SiP and PoP integration with very small form factor for IoT applications....

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Laser technologies: innovation is driving their adoption in many industrial fields
July 4 - MANUFACTURING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT


“Since its invention in the 1960s, the laser has evolved from “a solution looking for a problem” to a tool becoming indispensable in many application fields, spanning multiple industries,” explains Royce Lee, Sales Director of Consumer Electronics Industry, Laser Technology, TRUMPF. And he adds: “Advances in laser technologies ranging from power scaling to ultra short pulse technologies and cost per watt reduction has further accelerated the adoption of this technology in many areas.“ ....

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From photography to machine sensing, new applications are driving the adoption of disruptive CIS technologies
June 29 - IMAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

The mobile market segment, with its large volume and dedicated performances remains the main application for CIS technologies. Not so far behind, security and automotive applications are also standing by such disruptive technologies to release products with attractive functionalities… Yole Développement (Yole) is announcing a US$11.6 billion market in 2016 with 10,5% CAGR between 2016 et 2022, in its Status of the CIS Industry report, 2017 edition.
So what is the status of the CIS industry today? Sony is the undisputed leader with a comfortable 42% market share due to its key position in the mobile market segment. The competition is of course still open with both market segments, security and automotive that are showing new entrants...

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Is the emerging non-volatile memory (NVM) market ready for take-off?
June 22 - MANUFACTURING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

“The introduction of products by big players, the emergence of new SCM applications and the entry of the top 5 logic foundries will drive the market,” announces Santosh Kumar, Senior Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole).
The “More than Moore” market research & strategy consulting company, Yole releases this week the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory report, 2017 edition… Yole identified favorable market conditions for the adoption of emerging NVM. What are these conditions? What is the market growth expected by Yole’s team? Which market segments are driving the market evolution?... Yole invites you to discover an overview of the emerging NVM industry.

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News market perspectives for the MEMS & sensors
June 21 - MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

“We have entered a time when MEMS and semiconductor-based sensors, combined with increasing processing power, will bring exciting new applications such as AR/VR , autonomous vehicles, 3D sensing, and 5G communications,” explains Dr Eric Mounier, Sr Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole).Yole releases this week its annual technology & market analysis focused on the MEMS & Sensors industry titled Status of the MEMS Industry...
Yole’s analysts estimated that the market for MEMS and sensor devices will grow from US$38 billion in 2016 to US$66 billion in 2021, which is an impressive 12% CAGR .

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Power IC: Yole Développement proposes consolidated tracking market data
June 19 - POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

The power IC market revenue will reach US$18 billion in the year 2022, announces Yole Développement (Yole). In its new global market research database titled, Power Integrated Circuit 2017 - Quarterly Update, the “More than Moore” market research & strategy consulting company forecasts, power ICs market segment will benefit from multiple key end markets and deliver a 3.6% CAGR between 2016 and 2022. This market evolution is in line with the general health of the overall semiconductor industry, comments Yole’s analyst.
For the first time, on a new format, Yole provides consolidated tracking information for five major end markets related to power IC as well as quarterly forecasts from Q1-2017 to Q4-2018…

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Advanced packaging brings more value and cost reduction to future semiconductor products
June 15 - ADVANCED PACKAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Yole Développement (Yole) confirms the consolidation of the advanced packaging industry, that is showing a steady growth between 2016 and 2022: +7% in revenue. “Advanced packaging is showing a total revenue CAGR higher than the total packaging industry (3-4%), semiconductor industry (4-5%) and generally the global electronics industry (3-4%)”, comments Andrej Ivankovic, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole. “Companies are today managing production costs and enlarging their portfolio. In parallel, advanced packaging players are expanding their activities toward the emerging markets thanks to mergers & acquisitions…,” he adds. Therefore, the advanced packaging industry is showing drivers including IoT , automotive industry, 5G connectivity, AR/VR , AI …

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The audio world has stepped into another dimension
June 8 - MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Market for MEMS microphones and ECMs , micro-speakers and audio ICs will be worth US$20 billion in 2022. Compared to 2006, the audio business is about to experience profound changes… When Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies released its first microphone report in 2006, the MEMS microphone industry was at the early stage, with emerging players and applications. The “More than Moore” market research & strategy consulting company was announcing a US$116 million market for 260 million units. Today, market figures are at another scale…

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Artificial Intelligence: a new era of the advanced packaging industry
June 7 - ADVANCED PACKAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

AI is driving the development of 3D TSV and heterogeneous integration technologies. With its new 3D TSV & 2.5D business update report, Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies investigates the advanced packaging industry and takes a closer look on the AI impact on this market. “3D integration is clearly offering today unequalled performances suiting exactly the pressing needs of AI applications”, comments Emilie Jolivet, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole

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When homes & buildings become smart…
May 30 - MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

The smart homes and buildings market segment is ready for take-off. “We are currently at the very beginning of the smart homes and buildings adoption curve,” asserts Dr Eric Mounier, Senior Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole).As part of the famous global IoT world, this sector is showing a lot of promise, with impressive market figures.
Yole and Fraunhofer EMFT invite you to join a seminar entitled “The promising future of sensors in IoT”. The seminar will take place in Munich, Germany, from 3 to 4 July, and will welcome leading companies to give their vision of this emerging industry during a dedicated session...

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Microfluidics industry: what will trigger the next growth spurt?
May 22 - MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

"Microfluidic technologies have been around for a while, but only in the last few years have certain applications started benefiting from microfluidic breakthroughs”, comments Technology & Market Analyst, Sébastien Clerc from Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies. Indeed, microfluidic technologies have finally found sweet spots and there are already credible options for the next upsurge, announces Yole, in its latest report, Status of the Microfluidics Industry.
Yole is daily working with KnowMade, a technology intelligence and IP strategy consulting company to understand the technology trends and market evolution

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MEMS industry: RF is changing the game…
May 17 - MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

With the apparition of 4G and complexification leading to increasing demand for filters, RF is restructuring the MEMS industry. A new MEMS player has entered the Top 3: with US$910 million in 2016, the US-based company Broadcom, acquired by Avago Technologies in May 2015, has shifted from #4 in 2015 to #2 in 2016 with its MEMS filter activities.
Yole Développement, part of the Yole Group of Companies (1), today released its annual MEMS manufacturer ranking. This analysis is based on 2016 revenues and is part of Yole’s MEMS & Sensors annual report, Status of the MEMS Industry...

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New applications are driving materials & design innovations for power module packaging
May 16 - POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

The power packaging materials is today the main part of the power module cost. Therefore, in 2016 almost 40% of the total cost is due to the cost of materials for packaging. “To understand the evolution of the power packaging market, it is now essential to look in details the selected materials and design and evaluate each innovation”, comments Mattin Grao Txapartegi, Technology & Market Analyst, Power Electronics at Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies.
Yole, “The More than Moore” market research & strategy consulting company releases this month its new Power Module Packaging report titled: Power Module Packaging: Material Market and Technology Trends 2017.

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3D imaging & sensing technologies: an expected explosion within the consumer market segment
May 11 - IMAGING - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

“Beyond its traditional medical and industrial markets, 3D imaging & sensing is ready to conquer consumer and automotive sectors”, explains Pierre Cambou, Activity Leader, Imaging at Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies . The “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company announces an exponential growth pattern starting from US$1.3 billion in 2016 and reaching US$9 billion in 2022. These results are part of the new imaging technology and market report published by Yole, titled 3D Imaging and Sensing 2017. This analysis report provides a clear-cut vision of the challenges ahead for 3D imaging & sensing. Some technologies will see developments in the billions of dollars, and some in the tens or hundreds of millions. The tide will not enrich all players…

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2016: the MOSFETs market recovered
Apr. 6 - POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

“In 2016, the MOSFET market recovered, after a minor downturn in 2015”, announces Yole Développement (Yole) in its latest power electronics report, Power MOSFET: Market & Technology Trends. With stable growth, mainly in automotive and industrial sales in 2016 the overall silicon power MOSFET market size surpassed 2014’s performance. “We expect the market to grow steadily thanks to increasing demand for efficient electronics, in which power MOSFETs play a vital role”, explains Zhen Zong, Technology & Market Analyst, Power Electronics at Yole. Overall market revenue neared US$6.2 billion. From 2016 to 2022 Yole estimates a 3.4% CAGR...

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Advanced substrates: from FO to PCB
Apr. 13 - ADVANCED PACKAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

As development of packaging technologies intensifies, in order to accommodate further front-end scaling trends and multi-die integration, advanced FO RDL and FC substrates represent the key interconnect components. The competition between FO and FC packages and the features of their interconnect components is resulting in an abundance of new package architectures that are crucial in enabling future products and markets. For this reason, the “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement (Yole) has established a stand-alone dedicated advanced substrate activity, focused on ...

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3D imaging, gas sensing and autofocus drive the Infra-Red (IR) light sources market
Apr. 12 - SOLID STATE LIGHTING - YOLE DEVELPPEMENT

3D imaging, gas sensing and autofocus will fuel the IR light source market: Yole Développement (Yole), the More than Moore market research and strategy consulting company announces a US$1.5 billion opportunity in 2022 in multiple applications and potentially US3.8 billion in 2027. “Some applications will generate large revenues and strong growth rates during the next 5 years”, explains Pars Mukish, Business Unit Manager at Yole. “Some others such as gas sensors, eye tracking systems or gesture recognition systems are just emerging and expected to boom in the next 10 years.” ...

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Organs-on-chips: small market and gigantic promise
Apr. 12 - MEDTECH - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

“Currently worth a few million dollars, the emerging organs-on-a-chips market has the potential to become a multi-billion dollar market”, announces Sébastien Clerc, Medical Technologies Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole).Pioneers started the development of organs-on-chips around 2000 but really accelerated only after 2010 thanks to government initiatives substantial funding and rising awareness. Yole’s MedTech team is announcing today a real market, in its new technology & market analysis titled Organs-on-a-chips....

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Gate driver ICs will be challenged by greater integration and GaN and SiC technologies
Apr. 6 - POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

“The gate driver IC market will benefit from the steady growth of the power semiconductor industry”, announces the Power Electronics team from Yole Développement (Yole). Indeed, in recent years, a much greater percentage of home appliances, electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, including mild hybrids, and renewable energy products have implemented dedicated power semiconductors devices on-board.
According to the “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company Yole, gate driver ICs will benefit from power semiconductors delivering a 6.1% CAGR from 2017-2022. The gate driver IC market revenue, which was estimated to have been US$1.2 billion in 2016, is forecast to have a 5.1% CAGR for 2017-2022...

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Equipment & materials for fan-out: What is the impact of most dynamic advanced packaging platform on manufacturing markets?
Apr.6 - ADVANCED PACKAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT


2016 was a turning point for fan-out packaging. With Apple’s entrance and its subsequent decision to package its A10 APE in TSMC’s fan-out solution (1), the market changed. Thus advanced packaging leaders decided large investments for the development of fan-out platforms, impacting the related equipment and materials market. “Indeed, both equipment and materials markets for FOWLP will reach an impressive 40% CAGR ”, confirms Jérôme Azémar, Technology & Market Analyst, Advanced Packaging & Semiconductor Manufacturing at Yole Développement (Yole)...

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Advanced packaging industry: what we could expect in 2017…
Apr. 3 - ADVANCED PACKAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

2016 was the year of strong consolidations in the semiconductor industry. Yole Développement (Yole) highlights many mergers and acquisitions with several billions of dollars transactions. “And 2017 seems to be following the same path”, wrote Jérôme Azemar, Technology & Market Analyst, Advanced Packaging at Yole in an article posted on i-micronews.com. Year after year, the advanced packaging industry has attracted more and more of the spotlight...

What is the status of the advanced packaging industry? Who is leading the market today? What are the platforms that will drive the tomorrow’s industry? What could we expect in term of technology evolution? ... NCAP China and Yole propose you a 2-day conference to answer these questions and get the opportunity to meet the advanced packaging leaders. They announced today the 3rd Advanced Packaging & System Integration Technology Symposium...

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The semiconductor industry, an attractive playground for patent trolls
Mar. 28 - SEMICONDUCTOR - KNOWMADE

“WiLAN is probably the major threat to semiconductor companies”, announces Nicolas Baron, CEO & co-founder of KnowMade. Indeed, during 2015, this PLC (or patent troll) acquired lot of patents from semiconductor companies including Infineon Technologies/Qimonda, Freescale and more.

The company also filed patent litigations involving these assets several months later. The KnowMade’s patent litigation risk analysis titled Patent Licensing Companies in the Semiconductor Market does not augur a secure future for semiconductor companies: WiLAN continues its aggressive strategy against leaders of this sector and many semiconductor players are in their sights: Apple, HP, Micron, Amkor Technology, Cypress, Nanya…

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MicroLEDs for displays: how we can make it happen...
Mar. 21 - DISPLAYS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Many large companies and startups are currently working on microLED technologies for display applications: from LED makers such as Epistar, Nichia or Osram to display makers like AUO, BOE or CSOT and OEMs such as Apple or Facebook/Oculus...
Yole proposes a live event titled Microled Displays: hype and reality | Hopes & challenges on March 29 at 5:00 PM CET. To register, click MicroLED Display.

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CSP LED lighting modules: a revolution within the LED industry?
Mar. 16 | LED - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT & PISEO


“We estimates that CSP LED modules represented less than 1% of the LED module business in 2016”, says Pierrick Boulay, Market & Technology Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole). “However, with strong potential in multiple applications and the lighting industry getting experience with integrating such technology, we forecast a market share of nearly 6% by 2021.” ...

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4G and 5G are changing the RF front-end industry landscape: what are the next steps?
Mar. 14 | RF ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT & KNOWMADE

“The RF front end modules and components market for cellphones is highly dynamic”, asserts Claire Troadec, Activity Leader, RF Devices & Technologies at Yole Développement (Yole). And she adds:” From being worth US$10.1billion last year, it is expected to reach U$22.7 billion in 2022.” Such high growth is definitely something that players in other semiconductor markets would envy: a market that will more than double in six years! However, the growth is not evenly distributed…

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Microfluidic patent landscape: technologies have brought numerous advantages in diagnostic applications
Mar. 13 | MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES - KNOWMADE

“New comers and emerging applications for oncology and infectious diseases are driving the growth of microfluidics IP ”, announces Dr Brice Sagot, COO and co-founder of KnowMade.Indeed microfluidic technologies have brought numerous advantages in diagnostic applications. In its latest patent landscape report titled “Microfluidic Technologies for Diagnostic Applications”, KnowMade analyses the microfluidic patent landscape for diagnostic applications and...

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Advanced substrates, a key enabler of future advanced packaging solutions
Feb. 23 - ADVANCED PACKAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT


“Advanced substrates are the key interconnect component of advanced packaging architectures”, comments Andrej Ivankovic, Technology & Market Analyst, Advanced Packaging & Semiconductor Manufacturing at Yole Développement (Yole). Indeed advanced substrates are critical in enabling future products and markets...

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Bulk GaN: from technology to market
Feb. 21 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

“The past 30 years has witnessed the impressive progress of GaN-based technology in various fields”, comments Dr Hong Lin, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole).
The “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company, Yole released today a new technology and market report focused on Bulk GaN substrate, titled Bulk GaN Substrate Market.

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Internet of Things: a promising future for sensors
Feb. 20 - MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

The MEMS & sensor offering has never been so diverse. Inertial, pressure, temperature, (bio-)chemical and gas sensors as well as microphones, fingerprint and iris recognition. All devices are part of the IoT revolution. Yole Développement (Yole) analysts are currently noting plenty of excitement within the MEMS & Sensors sector. Dream or reality: what is the status of IoT applications?

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MicroLED displays could disrupt LCD and OLED
Feb. 16 - DISPLAYS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT


“MicroLED could emerge as a new display application with unique performance benefits”, comments Dr Eric Virey, Senior Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole). “But there are still numerous challenges ahead”.
Interest in microLED displays has grown exponentially since the acquisition of Luxvue by Apple in 2014. Since then, numerous companies have initiated work on the development of innovative technologies: KnowMade, Yole’s sister company identified more than 1,570 patents in the microLED field during the 2000 – 2016 period. Multiple companies have invested in microLED development but startups including X-Celeprint, Playnitride, Mikro-Mesa, VueReal and Lumiode… have been the most active.

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Why are Solid-state IC technologies changing the medical imaging market?
Feb. 14 - MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT


According to Yole Développement (Yole), the solid-state IC technologies applied to medical imaging applications including CCD , CIS , a-Si FPD , a-Se FPD , SiPM and now cMUT and pMUT are step by step penetrating the medical imaging industry: Yole’s analysts announce a US$350 million in 2016 with a comfortable 8.3% CAGR9 until 2022. In a US$35 billion medical imaging equipment market in 2016 with a 5.5% CAGR until 2022, solid-state IC players are clearly changing the medical imaging landscape by offering competitive disruptive technologies.

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Fingerprint market: from almost zero to a multibillion dollar value in three years
Jan. 19 - MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Yole Développement (Yole) is expecting strong evolution of the fingerprint market in the next five years: CAGR should reach 19% from 2016 to 2022 in volume into the consumer field. Indeed combined with a fast decreasing ASP due to a strong competitive landscape, a process optimization and numerous emerging technologies, the fingerprint market explodes, especially within the smartphone market: this market segment is increasing from US$2.8 billion in 2016 to US$3.4 billion in 2022.


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