2018 Press Releases

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OCTOBER 12 :  SOLID-STATE LIGHTING  - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

The explosion of IR lighting applications is driving the growth of the IR light sources market

The development of new and smart functionalities in smartphone, medical and automotive applications as well as the development of breakthrough devices and functions such as wearables and virtual reality are pushing the growth of the IR LEDs and laser diodes industry. The IR light source market is expected to reach US$1.8 billion in 2018 and increase to US$6.5 billion in 2023 with an impressive 29% CAGR during this period. The market research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement (Yole), announces today its IR LEDs & Laser Diodes technology & market report...

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OCTOBER 9 :  DISPLAYS  - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Apple, the best positioned to bring high volume consumer microLEDs to market

“MicroLED displays could potentially match or exceed OLED performance in all critical attributes,” comments Dr. Eric Virey, Senior Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole). It includes brightness, contrast, color gamut, refresh rate, viewing angle, ruggedness and durability, resolution and pixel density, lifetime, power consumption etc.
Yole and its partner Knowmade, both part of Yole Group of Companies release two microLEDs reports to reveal the status of the technology and give a deep understanding of the industry, the companies involved and the related supply chain...

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IMAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

October 4 - CMOS image sensors: Yole Développement is increasing its forecasts again

“2017 was an excellent year for CIS , with growth observed in all segments except computing,” comments Pierre Cambou, Principal Analyst, Technology & Market, Imaging at Yole Développement (Yole).Driven by new applications, the industry’s future remains on strong footing.
Yole announces its annual technology & market analysis focused on the CIS industry, from 2017 to 2023, titled: Status of the CMOS Image Sensor Industry. In 2017 the CIS market reached US$13.9 billion. The market research & strategy consulting company forecasts a 9.4% CAGR between 2017 and 2023, driven mainly by smartphones integrating additional cameras to support functionalities like optical zoom, biometry, and 3D interactions. ...

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RF ELECTRONICS - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

September 20 - Radar for automotive: we are entering a new age…

The automotive radar market consequently benefits from a 23% CAGR between 2016 and 2022. AEB application is the main driver for the 77 GHz radar market growth. Yole Développement (Yole) announces a global radar market reaching US$7.5 billion in 2022, at the module level .
“This growth should be accelerated with the autonomous car market,” comments Cédric Malaquin, Technology & Market Analyst, RF Devices & Technologies at Yole.
The market research and strategy consulting company Yole and its partners System Plus Consulting and Knowmade, are following the RF electronics industry taking into account technology evolution, market trends, the whole supply chain and the dedicated patent landscape. The companies propose a comprehensive understanding of the RF electronics industry with a wide collection of reports ...

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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGYES - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

September 10 - Healthcare transformation: a business opportunity for bioMEMS 

A new momentum from sensor makers responds today to the challenge of global healthcare transformation. According to Jérôme Mouly, Senior Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole),these innovations open the door to new business opportunities for mobile healthcare and emerging non-invasive devices.
MEMS technology is playing a key role in this revolution. Indeed, technology is now mature enough to offer miniaturized and low power-consumption sensors, with a strong demand on sensor performances to reach the medical grade requirements at an acceptable price...

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POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

September 6 - Power module packaging: latest innovations are driven by EV/HEV and WBG technologies 

Technical innovations in power module packaging are mainly driven by the challenging system requirements of the booming EV/HEV industry and the entrance of WBG materials.
The companies Yole Développement (Yole) and System Plus consulting, both part of Yole Group of Companies propose today, two dedicated analyses to get a better understanding of the market evolution and technical issues of the power module packaging industry: Power Module Packaging Report, 2018 edition and Automotive Power Module Packaging Comparison 2018 report. Once again, both partners combine their expertise to provide a deep added-value study. Taking into account the whole value chain, the market issues and technical expectations, analysts propose you today a valuable vision of the tomorrow’s industry...

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DISPLAYS- YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

September 4 - MicroLEDs: technology advancements pave the way for cost reduction

MicroLEDs technologies are improving rapidly and new technology paths emerging at a rapid pace. According to Yole Développement’s analysts, technology solutions should start converging by the end of 2019. The challenge is now focused on cost reduction. What is the feasibility of each solution? Can microLED TV or smartphone display manufacturing costs be compatible with these applications? Which cost reduction paths are the most realistic? In its latest microLEDs report “MicroLED Displays 2018”, the market research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement (Yole) proposes a comprehensive technology and market overview including a detailed cost analysis with the contribution of die and assembly costs...

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SOLID STATE LIGHTING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

July 26 - Apple's strategy towards 3D sensing is pushing VCSEL industry

The VCSEL industry took a strategic turn last year with the release of the latest iPhone. Indeed the leading smartphones manufacturer, Apple revealed to the entire world a new smartphone with innovative 3D sensing function based on VCSEL technology.
Apple’s technical choice directly impacted the VCSEL industry and Yole Développement (Yole) announces today impressive market figures in its new technology and market report, VCSEL - Technology, Industry and Market Trends: more than 3.3 billion units in 2023 with a 31% CAGR between 2017 and 2023. This explosion is changing the future of all players of the VCSELs supply chain including: OEMs , integrators, device manufacturers, epi houses, foundries, equipment and material suppliers...

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COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

July 25 - The micro-machined ultrasound transducers market is taking off. Why now?

Ultrasound has a very old history. The ecosystem is mature and there are numerous applications and technologies. As part of this ultrasound industry, the semiconductor technologies supporting MUT were developed a long while ago, but the market never responded.
However, today the ultrasound sensing market is showing an impressive resurgence: new applications along with improved manufacturing capabilities and advanced technological readiness are driving the impressive growth of micro-machined ultrasonic transducers.

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COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

July 23 - Apple is changing GaAs’ future

After a quiet period due to the saturation of the mobile handset industry, the GaAs wafer market wakes up. Apple, with its iPhoneX put under the spotlight on GaAs-based VCSELs , using for 3D sensing function.
The technical choice made by Apple creates a real and vast enthusiasm for GaAs solutions. 3D sensing in mobile phone as well as LiDAR’s applications are so giving a new breath for GaAs substrates suppliers...

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RF ELECTRONICS - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

July 16 - 2018, a new year for RF FE module market

Telecom revolution taking place at the early 21st century has led to impressive innovations, especially at the devices level. “We are today at the first step of 5G implementation,” asserts Paul Leclaire, Patent & Technology Analyst at Knowmade.“5G comes with strong technology challenges that reshuffle the cards and change the competitive landscape.” The RF FE modules market will be so highly impacted by new 5G standard. According to Yole Développement (Yole), it is expected to reach US$35.2 billion in 2023.
Yole Group of Companies including Knowmade, System Plus Consulting and Yole combine their expertise to propose today a comprehensive analysis of the RF front-end module industry. They mix their knowledge of the RF FE ecosystem, their understanding of the IP landscape and their analysis of the today’s RF technologies to detail the industry evolution and highlight the technology trends. Yole Group of Companies affirms today its market positioning on the RF FE sector with four dedicated reports...

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COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

July 5 - Automotive is driving SiC adoption

The SiC power market is now on the road, asserts Yole Développement (Yole). Therefore, since 2017, the market research and strategy consulting company identified more than 20 strategic announcements, showing the dynamism of this market and attractiveness of the technology. Rohm, Bombardier, Cree, SDK, STMicroelectronics, Infineon Technologies, Littelfuse, Ascatron and more are part of the powerful ecosystem, presenting innovative products and revealing key partnerships and/or M&A.
Today, SiC transistors are clearly being adopted, penetrating smoothly into different applications. Yole’s analysts forecast a US$1.4 billion SiC power semiconductor market by 2023. According to the Power & Wireless team at Yole, this market is showing a 29% CAGR between 2017 and 2023...

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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

July 5 - Chinese microfluidics industry: a fast-moving ecosystem

The Chinese government has created a strategic plan to comprehensively upgrade the country’s industrial sector and make China a major player that is independent from other countries. This plan, “Made in China 2025”, includes a focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Companies involved in these sectors will benefit from almost unlimited funding by 2025, with the goal to compete with foreign industries and retake significant market share. As a key tool for diagnostics and life sciences applications, microfluidic technology will surely benefit from this massive spend. The Chinese diagnostics market is currently dominated by large international companies like Roche and Abbott, but new Chinese companies are rising up to compete with them.
Yole Développement (Yole) expects that the market for microfluidic-based products sold by Chinese players will grow at 28% CAGR between 2017 and 2023....

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DISPLAY - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

July 4 - VR, AR and MR headset technologies: almost ready…

“VR and AR have been hot topics for decades,” announces Dr. Bouhamri, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole).“Therefore, during the past 10 years, we identified a tremendous activity in this field: numerous startups’ creation, more and more big players involved in the development of new technologies, an increase in the number of patents filings as well as many investments and mergers and acquisitions.”
Therefore, big companies, small and experienced companies, or even newcomers are part of today’s playground and many are trying to play their cards right. Today, VR and mostly AR are the key to unlock the next generation of consumer products...

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IMAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

June 28 - 3D imaging & sensing is becoming a consumer application

With the introduction of the iPhone X in September 2017, Apple set the standard for technology and use-case for 3D sensing in consumer. Apple contrived a complex assembly of camera modules and light sources using structured light principles, along with an innovative NIR global shutter image sensor...
“From our depiction of the market in March 2017, the main gap is in illumination ASP , which is greater than expected,” comments Pierre Cambou, Principal Analyst, Technology & Market, Imaging at Yole. “High expenses in dot and flood illumination VCSELs from Lumentum/II-VI/Finisar, along with the dot illuminator optical assembly from ams, are the biggest technology surprises powering Apple’s US$1,000 smartphone.” ...

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BATTERIES & ENERGY MANAGEMENT- YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

June 28 - Solid-state battery: are we entering in a new era?

Last week, Volkswagen announced its partnership with QuantumScape. This announcement confirms the growing interest of EV/HEV makers in solid-state battery technology. Is the solid-state battery entering in a new era? Not now for sure but probably by 2022, announces Yole Développement (Yole) in its latest Solid-State Battery report. According to its aggressive market forecast scenario, mass production of solid-state batteries will begin by 2022…

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SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

June 26 - More than Moore devices: the wind of change

Driven by the adoption of evermore electronic components in end products, the semiconductor industry is facing a new era in which device scaling and cost reduction will no longer continue on the path followed for the past few decades. Semiconductor companies are today looking for technology solutions to bridge the gap and improve cost/performance while at the same time adding more functionality through integration.
More-than-Moore devices (including MEMS & sensors, CMOS Image Sensors, power electronic, along with RF devices) represent this new functional diversification of technologies, combining performance, integration and cost not limited to CMOS scaling, and their importance will become more and more preponderant....

Free webcast on June 28 at 5:00 PM CEST - 8:00 AM PDT :  “Wafer Starts for More than Moore Applications – Webcast”.

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MEMORY - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

June 21 - The memory market will grow 40% to US$177 billion in 2018

The semiconductor industry posted record results in 2017, with revenue exceeding US$400 billion. Overall demand for semiconductor devices was robust throughout the year, driven by the growing adoption of electronics components across all applications, with particular strength in the mobile and data center markets. Semiconductor growth in 2017 was led by the memory segment, with impressive revenue reaching US$126 billion. It represents an increase of over 60% year-over-year. Yole Développement (Yole) Memory Team forecasts the memory market to reach US$177 billion in 2018, with 40% growth.
Under this dynamic ecosystem, Yole and its partners System Plus Consulting and Knowmade, all parts of Yole Group of Companies, deeply scan the memory area. They propose today valuable memory services to deliver world class research, data and insight. Their aim is to ensure its clients are well-versed in all aspects of this competitive industry. Yole Group of Companies leverage decades of industry experience and expertise while partnering with its clients to make sure they are consistently well-informed on this pushy market....

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MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

June 21 - Magnetic sensor market: the increasing adoption of the xMR technologies

Magnetic sensors have been historically dominated by Hall-effect technology. However, this situation has evolved over time, with increasing penetration of xMR technologies, namely AMR, GMR, and more recently TMR. As a consequence, various supply chains and business opportunities are today possible depending on the maturity of the technologies and integration approaches… Yole Développement (Yole), announces a magnetic sensor market pushed by innovative technologies, with an impressive 7% CAGR between 2016 and 2022.
Magnetic sensors are used for a wide variety of functions: compass, angle sensing, position sensing, current sensing, switching. Thus, magnetic sensors are used in a myriad of applications where there is a need to convert remotely a motion into a signal, to provide information and intelligence to unanimated objects. Therefore, magnetic sensors are especially popular for automotive and internet of things applications...

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BATTERIES - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

June 12 - Innovations, new entrants, business opportunities… the battery industry is booming

“Battery IP activity is booming along with the industry”, comments Dr. Fleur Thissandier, Technology & IP Analyst at Knowmade. Therefore, worldwide demand for energy storage devices has been booming since the 2000s, leading to a very dynamic battery market. The number of battery applications is diversifying and growing to span portable consumer devices, electronic devices, electric vehicles and smart grids.
Knowmade and Yole Développement (Yole), both part of Yole Group of Companies, investigate the battery industry...

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MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

June 11 - MEMS pressure sensor technologies : multiple ways to success

The MEMS pressure sensor market is still driven by automotive applications. Established automotive applications increase MEMS pressure sensors adoption in the integrating systems, and also widespread their geographical adoption especially in China thanks to new automotive regulation. Consumer is the second pressure sensor business with new consumer applications including wearables, electronic cigarette, drones… which are giving attractive perspectives to the devices’ manufacturers.
MEMS pressure sensor technologies are basically segmented into piezoresistive and capacitive categories. Both two technologies are not hugely different in terms of performance but capacitive is limited to absolute pressure applications. Today piezoresistive is leading the industry in terms of market share, and that will probably continue in the future despite growing adoption of capacitive technology in consumer application…

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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

June 7 - Liquid biopsy: a powerful emerging tool for cancer care

Liquid biopsy has the potential to assist at every stage of cancer care, saving lives and cutting healthcare costs. Business opportunities are huge. Associated market is already large and growing extremely fast. In its latest technology & market report, Liquid Biopsy: From Isolation to Downstream Applications, Yole Développement (Yole) announces, the liquid biopsy market will grow from US$1.7 billion in 2017 to US$7.8B by 2023. CAGR during this period reaches 29%. This market includes hardware (systems and devices) and reagent kit sales, along with service revenue, for CTC , ctDNA and exosomes applications…

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MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

May 31 - The MEMS market is showing a 17.5% CAGR between 2018 and 2023, strongly supported by current mega trends

“MEMS market will experience a 17.5% growth in value between 2018 and 2023, to reach US$ 31 billion at the end of the period,” asserts Dr. Eric Mounier, Principal Analyst, MEMS & Photonics, at Yole Développement (Yole). “The consumer market segment is showing the biggest share, with more than 50% . The good news is that almost all MEMS devices will contribute to this growth.” However, the RF industry is still playing a key role in the MEMS industry development. Excluding RF, the MEMS market will grow at 9% over 2018 - 2023. With RF MEMS devices, CAGR reaches 17.5% during the same period. Driven by the complexities associated with the move to 5G and the higher number of bands it brings, there is an increasing demand for RF filters in 4G/5G, making RF MEMS (mainly BAW filters) the largest-growing MEMS segment…

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ADVANCED PACKAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

May 30 - The advanced packaging industry is on the move

Without any doubt, the advanced packaging industry is on the move. Emerging applications are bringing many new challenges. Packaging experts from all over the world are deeply involved in the development of innovative solutions to answer to the market demand dominated by megatrends. “Megatrend will probably be the key word for the next 10-years within the advanced packaging industry, and more generally in the semiconductor industry”, comments Emilie Jolivet, Semiconductor & Software Division Director at Yole Développement (Yole).“AI , IoT , 5G, mobility, and more… all major applications of our century are today the new drivers of these industries.”

What exactly is the impact of the megatrends on the advanced packaging industry? Could we expect a strong move of the advanced packaging companies: from their traditional activities to innovative services/products to answer to the specificities of the mega market segments? How will the advanced packaging supply chain evolve?...
 

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MEMS & SENSORS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

May 22 - Pressure sensors market: automotive and consumer segments are still the main drivers

“The MEMS pressure sensor market will grow by 3.8% per year, reaching a value of US$2 billion in 2023”, announces Yole Développement (Yole) in its new MEMS & Sensors report: MEMS Pressure Sensor Market & Technologies. Pressure sensors are used in a wide variety of applications and the market growth is very variable depending on the application. According to Yole’s analysts, automotive, consumer and avionics are the most dynamic markets. In addition, market leaders are different for each market segment, except for some MEMS sensor manufacturers, Robert Bosch, who is leading both automotive and consumer and Honeywell, and NXP who are present in 3 of the following market: automotive, industrial, medical and avionics & high end.
Based on their 20-years expertise in the MEMS & Sensors area, Yole’s analysts propose today a comprehensive technology & market analysis of the MEMS pressure sensor industry…

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IMAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

May 16 - LiDARs: many technologies, many players, lot of investments… What will be the next step?

According to Yole Développement (Yole), the global LiDAR systems’ market for automotive applications, is showing an impressive growth between 2017 and 2023. From US$726 million to US$5 billion, it should reach a huge 43% CAGR during this period. In addition, the growth should continue until 2032 with a US$ 28 billion market value, for the automotive market segment only. Today, LiDARs and new applications are developing simultaneously. Thus the LIDAR market is directly linked to the development of ADAS solutions and robotic vehicles. Both domains show high growth rates and tremendous enthusiasm…

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SOLID-STATE LIGHTING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

May 15 - UV LED industry: over 10-years development, market share has trebled

The market research & strategy consulting company, Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies, has now been following the UV LED industry for 10 years by developing a strong expertise related to the technology evolution, the competitive landscape and market trends. In this decade Yole’s analysts identified and analyzed impressive breakthroughs, totally changing the UV LED landscape. This has allowed the technology to take more market share from other UV illumination technology. From representing 8% of the market in 2008, UV LEDs are expected to reach 25% in 2018... What is the status of the UV LED industry? What are the killer applications? Who is leading the market? Yole’s analyst offer you today a snapshot of the UV LED industry detailing its evolution and its status today. …

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POWER ELECTRONICS & RF ELECTRONICS - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

May 14 - IP licensing, acquisitions, investments… did Cree find its path?

The wind of change is blowing on Cree, the leading compound semiconductor company. Several announcements since the beginning of the year including the supply agreement with Infineon Technologies, the licensing agreement with Nexperia, the acquisition of Infineon Technologies’ RF power business, are clearly highlighting the change. Without any doubt, Cree is focusing its activities on SiC for power electronics and GaN for RF electronics. But what exactly is behind these announcements, and the status of Cree’s patent portfolio? What is Cree’s strategy? Ensure a new source of revenues, expand its activities towards new sectors and more…

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ADVANCED PACKAGING - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

Apr. 26 - What is happening in the Panel Level Packaging (PLP) industry?

The demand for lower cost plus higher performance, coupled with OSAT /assembly house end-customers’ desire for increasingly lower prices, has driven the semiconductor industry to develop innovative solutions. One approach to reducing overall cost is to move to a larger-size panel format. This technology, named Panel Level Packaging (PLP) takes advantage of efficiency and economies of scale.
In this favorable context, the market research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement (Yole), announces a US$285 million market in 2023, showing a 51% CAGR during the 2017-2023 period...

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POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

Apr. 24 - Power electronics for EV/HEV: who will take benefit of the explosion industry? China, Europe…

In 2016, Yole Développement (Yole) already pointed out the impressive growth of the EV/HEV industry and its huge impact on the power electronics industry with numerous technical issues. Two years later, cards have been handling, the playground is ready and the game should reveal some surprises. In a dynamic context showing a 28% CAGR between 2017 and 2023, Chinese car manufacturers become today major players in the EV/HEV industry while European companies, strongly involved in the development of power modules and components announce their leadership with innovative technologies...

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POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

Apr. 5 - GaN power device industry: the supply chain is acting to support market growth

“The GaN power market remains small compared to the US$30 billion silicon power semiconductor market”, asserts Dr. Hong Lin, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole).“However, it has an enormous potential in the short term due to its suitability for high performance and high frequency solutions.” The GaN power business was worth about US$12 million in 2016, but at Yole, analysts project that the market will reach US$460 million by 2022, with an impressive 79% CAGR . Amongst the numerous applications, the market research company mentions Lidar, wireless power and envelope tracking. They are high-end low/medium voltage applications. Today GaN technology is the only existing solution to meet their specific requirements...

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SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Mar. 29 - More than Moore’s overall wafer demand is driven by the megatrends

MtM wafer demand reached almost 45 million 8-inch eq wafers in 2017. The wafer demand is expected to reach more than 66 million 8-inch eq. wafers by 2023, with an almost 10% CAGR between 2017 and 2023. According to Yole Développement (Yole)’s definition, the MtM applications include MEMS & sensors, CIS , and power, along with RF devices. For the first time, the market research and strategy consulting company Yole announces a global technology & market analysis dedicated to the MtM industry. The Wafer Starts for More Than Moore Applications report is the first part of a valuable series that will be released all year long...

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MICROLED - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

Mar. 28 - Apple developing all key elements of microLED display technologyApple developing all key elements of microLED display technology

If we did not know before, now we are all aware: microLEDs for display applications is a very hot topic and Apple is strongly commited to the development of its own technology. Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show 2018 and now Bloomberg, the high tech planet is revolving around microLED technologies. Indeed, last week, the financial news media giant published an article highlighting microLED which generated substantial interest and debate from Wall Street . According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, despite some ups and downs since it acquired the microLED start up Luxvue in 2014, Apple is still committed to the technology and hoping to begin mass production within the next few years...

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ADVANCED SUBSTRATES - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Mar. 12 - Apple selected substrate-like PCBs for its latest iPhones. Who’s next?

The semiconductor industry’s trends are affecting the semiconductor package and package-to-board interconnect level. Performance-driven applications like PCs and smartphones are giving way to functional applications that are plotting the semiconductor industry’s future course. IoT , the automotive market, 5G connectivity, AR & VR , and AI are part of them. In this context, advanced semiconductor packaging is seen as a way to increase the value of a semiconductor product by adding functionality, maintaining/increasing performance, and lowering cost – and to this end, PCB is not just an interconnection anymore but also an integration solution…
The market research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement (Yole) pursues its investigations within the advanced substrates world and explore market and technologies of PCBs, IC substrates and embedded die in laminate. A new technology & market report, Status of Advanced Substrate 2018: Embedded Dies & Interconnects, Substrates like PCB Trends is now available and reveals the latest innovations and business challenges...

Related webcast sponsored by AT&S - Advanced Substrates – How to answer demands on scaling and functional roadmaps? On March 28 at 5.00 PM CET.

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SI PHOTONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Mar. 12 - Silicon photonics industry is at the very beginning of a massive deployment

“Si photonics growth is now confirmed”, announces Dr. Eric Mounier from Yole Développement (Yole).“Therefore, the development of Si photonics technologies is especially driven by the intra & inter data center applications. Silicon photonics is today one of the most valuable answers to high data rate/low cost for distances beyond VCSEL's reach.” The market research and strategy consulting company, Yole investigates the Si photonics sector for years now and was already announcing its take-off in 2017. This year, the trend is confirmed, strongly supported by the needs of data management and performances. Si photonics market forecasts are impressive: Yole’s analysts announce a US$560 million market value at chip level and an almost US$4 billion market at transceiver level, both in 2025. The Si photonics technology has reached its tipping point with lot of positive signs...

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NEUROTECHNOLOGIES - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Mar. 7 - Neurotechnologies, a US$4.6 billion market in 2017. What’s next?

Neurotechnologies market is expected to reach US$7.4 billion in 2023, pointing out a 8.3% CAGR between 2017 and 2023, announces Yole Développement (Yole). A first inflexion point showing an increasing interest in neurotechnology was seen in patents around 2011. A second inflexion point happened in 2015 with an increase in funds raised by companies and academic funding such as the Brain Initiative in the US . Then, according to Yole’s analysts, a sharp inflexion point in the neurotechnology market is to be looked out for in the next 15 years… In its new report Neurotechnologies & Brain Computer Interface, the market research and strategy consulting company, Yole explains that neurostimulation is today representing the major part of the market.

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POINT OF CARE - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Feb. 21 - Positive dynamics of microfluidic-based Point-of-Need

PoN market growth is driven mainly by PoC applications (human diagnostics), which enable the rapid analysis of patients’ samples out of reference laboratories, in a decentralized way. Therefore, PoC diagnostics allow patients to receive an appropriate treatment faster, and reduce costs by lowering the duration and frequency of a hospital stay. Some tests are also used to monitor a patient’s condition over time.
In this context, the market research and strategy consulting company, Yole Développement (Yole) announces a US$4 billion microfluidic market for PoN testing applications in 2017 with a 23% growth rate year-over-year by 2023. According to its analysts, the microfluidic market for PoN testing should reach around US$13.2 billion at the end of the period. “This impressive growth will be driven by a high interest from IVD companies for PoN solutions” asserts Asma Siari, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole. “In addition, investors will also play a key role through strong investments in decentralized testing technologies”...

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ROBOTIC VEHICLES - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Feb. 21 - Robotic vehicles: high end industrial sensors are the early winners

“Sensors for robotic vehicles will become industries of their own”, announces Yole Développement (Yole), the market research & strategy consulting company in its new analysis named Sensors for Robotic Vehicles. Growth rates are expected to be impressive. In 2017 production of robotic vehicles was in the range of a few hundred worldwide. Today, Yole is expecting production volumes to reach 3.1 million units annually, with cumulative production of 10.5 million units, by 2032. That market growth in excess of 2,500-fold, or 58% CAGR for the next 15 years.
Yole presents today it new technology & market report Sensors for Robotic Vehicles. This analysis provides a comprehensive scenario for sensors within the dynamics of the robotic vehicle market including market metrics such as ASP, revenue, volume and shipment. It also proposes a relevant description of the overall applications on the sensor suite: LiDAR, Radar, Cameras, IMU , GNSS , and associated computing. In this report, Yole’s analysts provides in-depth understanding of the related ecosystem & players.
Who are the players? What is the robotic vehicle ecosystem? Who are the key suppliers to watch? Which technologies are today available? What will be the tomorrow’s technologies? Yole proposes you today to discover a picture of our future.

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IMAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Feb. 19 - Machine vision is at the heart of automation revolution

A silent revolution takes place in factories: transformative forces are similar to what happened during the previous industrial revolutions. Today’s trend is autonomous and on-demand processes, for humans and machines alike. Inside factories the transformation is about automation and Machine Vision is often the key enabling technology, confirms Yole Développement (Yole) in its new technology and market report, Machine Vision for Industry & Automation...

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MEDICAL IMAGING - KNOWMADE

Feb. 19 - Medical imaging technologies for OCT : a dynamic and competitive industry

OCT medical imaging is clearly a competitive market. Several products are currently available, and new ones are regularly commercialized. Numerous M&A have occurred in the last decade, enabling some companies to significantly strengthen their market standing and IP position. Among these M&A Knowmade, part of Yole Group of Companies, highlights the acquisition of St. Jude Medical by Abbott in 2017 for US$25 billion; Nikon’s 2015 acquisition of Optos and in the same year, Leica Microsystems’ acquiring of Bioptigen; and Philips’ acquisition of Volcano in 2014… “Given these several recent acquisitions, it is essential to understand today’s OCT medical imaging patent landscape and its players’ IP positions”, comments Dr Le Greneur, Analyst at Knowmade. Such knowledge can help anticipate upcoming medical applications, detect business risks and opportunities, and enable strategic decisions to strengthen one’s market position...

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SOLID-STATE LIGHTING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT & PISEO

Feb. 19 - Amazon’s investment throws light on horticultural lighting

The horticultural LED lighting market reached almost US$3.8 billion in 2017, currently driven mainly by greenhouse applications. The future should be different however. Indeed Yole Développement (Yole) and PISEO, both part of the Yole Group of companies, investigated this domain and analyzed related LED-based technologies and market demands. According to their Horticultural LED Lighting report , greenhouse applications will not maintain their leadership in the mid and long term and are only the tip of the iceberg. Emerging applications, including urban farming, are likely to make the horticultural lighting market boom with a 16.4% CAGR between 2018 and 2023.
In this context, it is not surprising to discover Jeff Bezos’ support for a vertical farms project in China...

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ADVANCED PACKAGING & RF ELECTRONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Feb. 12 | Driven by miniaturization, higher performance, and lower cost, IPD market is showing great business opportunities
Driven by application diversification, IPDs continue their promising growth, announces Yole Développement (Yole). Miniaturization and integration are key drivers in electronic devices. This is even more critical in several consumer applications, where thinner devices mean higher integration levels, necessitating low-profile components. The thin-film IPD process offers finer pitch feature, better tolerance control, higher flexibility, and packages possessing higher integration than other commonly available technologies. These aspects explain IPD’s expansion over the last years, and its promising continued growth. Yole releases today a dedicated report focused on the IPD market in the field of semiconductor applications: Thin-Film Integrated Passive Devices...

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SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Feb. 12 | Inkjet printing: what is driving its today’s adoption?

Functional printing is leveraging the use of inkjet printing and opening new market opportunities for printhead manufacturers. The manufacturing digital revolution is underway. According Yole Développement (Yole), inkjet printheads integrated in industrial printing equipment are expected to reach more than US$31 million in 2023, with a 30.3% CAGR from 2017 - 2023.
The market research and strategy consulting company Yole, releases this month its Inkjet Functional and Additive Manufacturing for Electronics report, the first research performed on the inkjet printing technology in the field of electronics, micro-electronics and micro-optics. Yole’s analysts propose a comprehensive survey focused on the inkjet printing applicability including major applications today, applications foreseen and related inkjet printing roadmap...

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MEDICAL ROBOTICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Jan. 31 | Sensor technologies enable the surgical robots’ revolution

It is now a fact: sensors are step by step changing the medical industry landscape. Such technologies have already reshaped the huge US$35 billion medical imaging market . But what about the surgical robots market?
Robotics has only impacted the healthcare industry over the past 25 years. Unlike industrial or consumer robots, medical robots are facing challenges linked to regulations or healthcare organization: reimbursement policies, cost of entry, differences in healthcare systems. Studies have shown, however, that robotic surgery cuts down on the trauma and healing time for specific applications. As surgeons become more familiar with using robots for surgery, and as more companies provide medical robots, there will come a day when robots are used in almost every hospital.
According to Yole Développement (Yole), the surgical robotics market will experience an impressive 17% CAGR, from US$3.4 billion in 2016 to US$8.8 billion in 2022. Each “participant” sees added value in this technology: minimal invasiveness for the patient, enhanced microsurgery and precision capabilities for the surgeon, and cost optimization for the healthcare system, due to patients’ shorter recovery time.

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MICROLED - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES*

Jan. 31 | MicroLED displays: the patent landscape reflects the dynamism of the sector

This year again, the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, 2018 edition allowed us to discover the latest innovations in numerous fields including the microLED displays sector. “The Wall”, a 146” microLED TV powered by Samsung, has been probably the most impressive announcement. The Korea-based LED maker Lumens also proposed a 139” display, with smaller 0.8 mm pitch. In both cases, technology developed by these leaders is not strictly microLED related but confirms the attractiveness of microLEDs solutions. Yole Développement’s (Yole) analyst, Dr. Eric Virey attended the show and proposed a snapshot on i-micronews.com.
“Initial success in smartwatches could accelerate technology and supply chain maturation, making microLED competitive against OLED in high end TVs, tablets and laptops”, explains Dr. Eric Virey from Yole. “In Yole’s most optimistic scenario, the market for microLED displays could reach up to 330 million units by 2025 (1) .” ...

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* Yole Group of Companies includes: Yole Développement, KnowMade, System Plus Consulting, PISEO and Blumorpho

RF GAN - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Jan. 22 | RF GaN industry: a significant boost led by the implementation of 5G networks

In the last couple of years, the RF GaN market experienced an impressive growth and has reshaped the RF power industry landscape. By the end of 2017, the total RF GaN market was close to US$380 million, announces Yole Développement (Yole) in this new report titled “RF GaN Market: Applications, Players, Technology, and Substrates 2018-2023”. According to the analysts, the penetration rate in various markets, and in particular telecom and defense applications, had a breakout period in the last two years: CAGR in these two markets is more than 20%. ...

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SI PHOTONICS - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Jan. 18 | Silicon photonics has reached its tipping point!

Silicon photonics is still a small market today, with sales at die level estimated to be US$30 million in 2016. However, it has big promise, with a 2025 market value of US$560 million at chip level and almost US$4 billion at transceiver level.
According to Yole Développement (Yole), silicon photonics technology will grow from a few percent of total optical transceiver market value in 2016 to 35% of the market in 2025, mostly for intra-data center communication. The market research & strategy consulting company explains...

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MEMS PACKAGING - YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT

Jan. 15 | MEMS packaging & testing: the next opportunity for OSATs?

More than half of MEMS packaging today is done by OSATs and Yole Développement (Yole) estimates OSATs’ market share will continue to grow in the next five years. The MEMS volume augmentation, especially for RF applications, is making the MEMS business more and more attractive for OSATs, which have started to offer wider range of packaging solutions and tests, accordingly to automotive standards.
Yole’s analysts pursue their analysis of the advanced packaging industry applied to MEMS devices. Facing a dynamic market, the company details the technical and business trends and offers its vision of the industry. In terms of packaging and testing, are MEMS devices the next opportunity for OSAT companies?

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