2013 Press Releases

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Yole Développement to address on 3D packaging market trends and applications at the European 3D TSV Summit 2014
December 16 - ADVANCED PACKAGING

The French consulting company, Yole Développement will participate actively in the European 3D TSV Summit 2014, organized by SEMI Europe, from January 20 to 22, 2014, in Grenoble (France). Make sure you will be part of the most interesting conference dedicated to the 3D TSV technologies and register now: 3D TSV Summit 2014....Here



Excelera: simplify, go faster

November 28 - MEMS

COWIN, an initiative sponsored by the European Commission to encourage the commercial exploitation of European collaborative research projects contributes to support the launch and growth of start-ups companies exploiting EC research projects results. In this context, COWIN is supporting Excelera, a fabless semiconductor startup specializing in signal processing for smart sensors....Here


Will MEMS applications be the driver for future growth of thin film PZT?
November 22 - MANUFACTURING

Yole Développement announces itsThin Film PZT for Semiconductor Application Trends & Technology Update report. This technology and market analysis provides an overview of thin film PZT applications, including forecasts. In addition to a detailed study of manufacturing process & challenges ahead including technology roadmaps, Yole Développement delivers key industrial market players’ positioning...Here



“The diamond materials market for semiconductor devices will surpass $43M,” says Yole Développement
November 20 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS

Yole Développement announces its Diamond Materials for Semiconductor Applications report. Yole Développement’s report provides a complete analysis of the different diamonds materials including their characteristics, equipment and manufacturing processes, applications in semiconductor devices, main players. Also, this report is to guide short- and mid-term strategic decisions in the business, which is relatively small today, but has huge long-term market potential...Here


“Multiphoton Optics brings “disruptive” optical interconnect technology to market”, announces COWIN team
November 6 - OPTOELECTRONICS

Multiphoton Optics, a brand new German company with technology that’s been in development for more than 12 years, creates 3D nano- and microstructures in different materials for use in 3D optical waveguides and other applications, and benefits from COWIN support. “We have inherent high precision alignment, which is something the standard method of creating optical waveguides lacks. Our technology can go to 3D, which is a capability that sets us apart from the rest of the market,” says Dr Markus Riester, CEO, Multiphoton Optics...Here


COWIN supports startup Frec|n|sys
November 6 - MEMS


COWIN is a support action, funded by the European Commission, and dedicated to support the commercial exploitation of EU projects. One of the objective is to help technology startups not only launch, but to survive and thrive in Europe. One of the startups COWIN has been assisting is Frec|n|sys, a company founded by Sylvain Ballandras. Frec|n|sys is based on a technology that involves surface acoustic waves components suitable for high operating temperatures. The research effort was supported by the FP7 in the frame of the “SAW-HOT” Project...Here


“LED applications will certainly be the key drivers for the bulk GaN market,” says Yole Développement
October 31 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS

Yole Développement announces its Free-Standing & Bulk GaN Substrates for Laser Diode, LED and Power Electronics report. Yole Développement’s report provides, beside an overview of GaN industry, a detailed analysis of the GaN use for Laser diode, LED and power electronic applications. It includes scenarios, key driver for future Bulk GaN substrates market, market volume and revenue forecasts until 2020 and reviews the incumbent technologies for freestanding/Bulk GaN substrates manufacturing and their trends....Here


Smart systems raise interest from European private investors
October 30 - COWIN

On October 10 in Brussels’ ENIAC building, the inaugural COWIN Investment event assembled 70+ innovation stakeholders representing research, industry, entrepreneurs, and public and private funders active in smart systems. 10 companies that benefitted from COWIN’s support in the definition and implementation of their growth strategy presented their strategic positioning and development plan to 15 pan-European private investors, all members of COWIN’s network. These 15 venture capitalists represent more than 3B€ in managed funds...Here


Yole Développement said it, InvenSense did it …
October 29 - MEMS

Yole Développement had predicted in its reports, the MEMS industry has begun to consolidate its value chain!
InvenSense recently acquired Analog Devices’ MEMS microphone division, and is expanding its product line. This is a big step for InvenSense. As demonstrated by STMicroelectronics and Bosch Sensortec, proposing a large range of sensors is critical to finding success in the mobile market. This explanation can be found in our recent analysis....Here


“Combo sensors will shape a $3B market, which will drive changes in the value chain, competition, and sensor fusion”, explains Yole Développement.
October 9 - MEMS

Yole Développement announces its new technology & market analysis 6 and 9 axis sensors: consumer inertial combos report. In its new report, Yole Développement goes further in the analysis of the impact for 6 and 9-axis combo solutions. It will give you a global overview of the market data for consumer inertial MEMS, as well as a clear understanding of the inertial MEMS value chain, infrastructure & players for the consumer business. By reading this report, you will learn more about the current technology and future developments for the 3 market leaders, and about the sensor fusion developments, including indoor navigation and context awareness....Here


Are sturdy sapphire screen covers the next must-have for mobile phones?
October 3 - LED

All the recent buzz about sapphire display covers has a lot of consumers excited about the potential for a sturdier mobile phone display that won’t crack or break. But ramping production of enough sapphire for even one best-selling phone model is a major challenge--requiring a 7x to 10x jump in the world’s capacity for growing the sapphire material, organization of a new supply chain to make it into display covers, and some $1.8 billion in capital investment, according to technology analyst firm Yole Développement (Lyon, France). But the major mobile phone suppliers are looking seriously at doing it...Here


COWIN Investment place highlights ICT and smart systems technologies
October 2 - COWIN

COWIN, the three-year European project announces its COWIN Investment place, taking place on October 10, 2013 in Brussels. During one day, innovation stakeholders (entrepreneurs, research centers, industrial leaders, investors and the European Commission) will be gathered to exchange about ways to support European ICT and smart systems innovation. Yole Finance, is deeply involved in this project as a coordinator. Christophe Blanc, Yole Finance Associate and Portfolio Manager for COWIN details the COWIN Investment place and its agenda...Here


“Emergence of low price LED solutions are pushing technology adoption toward general lighting”, announces Yole Développement.
September 25 - LED

Yole Développement is pleased to announce the third edition of one of its best seller: Status of the LED Industry. In this 2013 edition, Yole Développement mixes technical analysis, market trends, forecasts, geographical analysis...and much more! With a first part dedicated to general lighting, and a second one focused on other applications, discover the different format of the report and choose the part you need!...Here


“MNBS 2013 & EPoSS Annual forum 2013 is a great opportunity for the smart systems community to benefit from synergies in terms of building, networking and brokerage …“, announces COWIN
September 16 - COWIN

COWIN announces the 7th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence (MNBS 2013) and the EPoSS General Assembly & Annual Forum, that will held for the first time a joint event. “The joint event is an excellent opportunity for the Smart Systems community to benefit from synergies in terms of community building, networking and brokerage, as well as opinion building and consolidation of a joint strategy towards Horizon 2020”, explains Géraldine Andrieux, COWIN Coordinator....Here


Toy-Knowlogy presents opportunities for MEMS in toys & consumer electronics at MEMS in Motion 2013
September 16 - MEMS

Toy-Knowlogy has confirmed its participation at MEMS in Motion 2013 (Sonoma, California – November 4 - 6). A Yole Développement event, MEMS in Motion features a number of industry-specific keynote presentations to stimulate discussion and ideas. For example, Toy-Knowlogy’s President, Mark Williams, will discuss MEMS device applications and opportunities in the toy and consumer electronics area. During his speech, Mark will highlight the toy industry’s current opportunities and challenges, and discuss which characteristics of the “grown-up toy market” will integrate MEMS’ capabilities in next-generation products...Here


“Phosphor related intellectual property has been and remains a major driving force with strong impact on the shape of the LED industry”, announces Yole Développement.
September 12 - LED

Yole Développement announces its new market & technology patent investigation, LED Phosphors and Down-Converters. Hundreds of companies are involved in LED phosphor IP. Most of the major LED players are present in the list of the top patent assignees. But independent phosphor manufacturers are also emerging as major forces in the IP landscape....Here


“The faster shift toward commercial applications is due to military budget cuts and growing commercial markets” announces Yole Développement
September 6 - IMAGING

Yole Développement announces its Uncooled Infrared Imaging Technology & Market Trends report. According to Yole, the decline in the military market has created a shift toward commercial businesses faster than expected and will continue because of established & new consumer applications such as personal vision and smartphones. In this report, you will find an in-depth analysis of both established and emerging markets. Yole Développement details the business strategies of the key players in uncooled infrared imaging, and presents an analysis of the status of current and future infrared imaging technologies....Here


Yole Développement appoints Rozalia Beica as CTO to lead Advanced Packaging and Semiconductor Manufacturing technologies
August 30 - Corporate

Yole Développement, a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting in addition to corporate financial services, proudly welcomes Rozalia Beica as its new CTO and Business Unit Director, Advanced/3D Packaging & Semiconductor Manufacturing... Here


“Driven by smartphones & microfluidics, emerging MEMS will account for 10% of the value of the total MEMS business by 2018”, announces Yole Développement.
August 29 - MEMS

Yole Développement, announce its new technology & market analysis: Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). With this report, Yole Développement proposes you to learn more about the next generation sequencing market. “The Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) market will sharply grow from $2.2B to $4.4B in 2018”, announces Benjamin Roussel, Technology & Market Analyst, Microfluidics & Medical Technologies at Yole Développement. According to him, “This impressive 27% growth will be fueled mainly by huge investments recently made by diagnostic companies associated with the market entry of new products”...Here


"How are NGS technologies revolutionizing the way we think about healthcare? explains Yole Développement
August 26 - MEDTECH

Yole Développement, announce its new technology & market analysis: Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). With this report, Yole Développement proposes you to learn more about the next generation sequencing market. “The Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) market will sharply grow from $2.2B to $4.4B in 2018”, announces Benjamin Roussel, Technology & Market Analyst, Microfluidics & Medical Technologies at Yole Développement. According to him, “This impressive 27% growth will be fueled mainly by huge investments recently made by diagnostic companies associated with the market entry of new products”...Here


“PV Monitoring is an indispensable element for future global energy management,” says Yole Développement
July 23 - PHOTOVOLTAICS

Yole Développement announces its PV Monitoring Business Analysis, Technology Trends and Main Players report. Yole Développement’s report provides a complete analysis of PV monitoring including main market drivers, technology and market trends, supply chain and vertical/horizontal integration trends and positioning of PV monitoring’s leading independent companies. It also introduces sustainable market opportunities for small local players and multinational global companies...Here


“The top 10 assignees represents 53% of patents filed in the embedded die domain,” says Yole Développement
July 18 - ADVANCED PACKAGING

Yole Développement announces its Embedded Die in Package Patent Investigation report. Yole Développement’s investigation aims at providing statistical analysis of existing IP to give a landscape overview together with an in-depth investigation on 10 player portfolios selected by the analyst. Also, don’t miss the patent ranking and detailed analysis of the key patents. It also offers comparison and matching between existing product process flows and related patents...Here


Meet with key partners to turn your innovation into success … COWIN Marketplace at MNBS cluster & EPoSS Forum (Cork, Ireland – September 24-26)
July 15 - COWIN

COWIN, a coordination and support action of the European Commission, announces its Marketplace taking place on September 24- 26, 2013, in Cork, Ireland. It will be held in parallel to the MNBS and the EPoSS General Assembly & Annual Forum...Here


“Growth of consumer applications is pushing new strategies for MEMS companies", says Yole Développement
July 10 - MEMS

Yole Développement is pleased to announce the 10th edition of its MEMS best seller: Status of the MEMS Industry report. In this 2013 edition, Yole Développement goes further in the MEMS industry analysis and its evolution, from key technical aspects to business strategies of the TOP30 MEMS companies. Yole Développement’s report covers more than 220 MEMS devices & applications (automotive, consumer, medical, defense & aeronautics, industry & telecommunications), analyses the major MEMS manufacturing changes and a new chapter dedicated to ASICs for MEMS....Here


“In addition to mature applications, the IR detector market is expected to be driven by emerging applications,” says Yole Développement
July 6 - IMAGING

Yole Développement announces its Infrared Detectors Technology & Market Trends report. Yole Développement’s report provides a complete analysis, market segmentation and forecast by application, IR detectors technology analysis & evolution. It also focuses on the latest industry news and analysis of the new market entrants and exits. The report covers the IR sensors that supply a signal to be analyzed for detection rather than imaging...Here


"The smart phone market is driving MEMS demand"… Yole Développement announces its MEMS Market Briefing at MICRO TECH World 2013
July 6 - MEMS

Yole Dévelopement is pleased to announce its MEMS Market Briefing taking place at MICRO TECH World 2013, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on July 12. For the 1st time, Yole Développement is organizing a dedicated event on the MEMS industry in Korea. Under this program, the French consulting company welcomes two key industrial speakers: National Nanofab Center and Samsung Electro-Mechanics. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to learn more about the MEMS market and its emerging applications!...Here


“The first GaN on GaN LED is now available on the market” announces Yole Développement
July 2 - LED

Yole Développement announces the new reverse costing study,SORAA: Tri-LED & Lightchip. This analysis has been developed by System Plus Consulting, Yole Développement’s partner.
SORAA Tri LED & Lightchip analysis is a complete teardown of the LED and the package with detailed photos, material analysis, detailed structure of dies and package, manufacturing process flow, in-depth economic analysis, manufacturing cost breakdown and selling price estimation. This reverse costing study has been conducted in order to give insight on technology data, manufacturing cost of the Light chip and the 36 Tri-LED in the MR16-50-B01-12-830-25 MR16 lamp from SORAA...Here


“Total industrial machine vision sales expected to reach $2B in 2018,” says Yole Développement
June 24 - IMAGING

Yole Développement announces its Machine vision technology & market trends report. Yole Développement’s report provides a complete analysis on machine vision market, including segmentation and market forecasts 2013-2018, detailed value chain and supply chain. It also focuses on machine vision technology’s evolution: CCD vs. CMOS/3D imaging/BSI/hyperspectral...Here


“The MEMS for mobile industry will reach $6.4B by 2018”, announces Yole Développement.
June 19 - MEMS

Yole Développement announces its new technology & market analysis MEMS for Cell Phones and Tablets. In its new report, Yole Développement goes further in the analysis of sensor fusion developments, including connected devices’ impact. The report gives detailed analyses about MEMS devices (in production or in development) for cell phone applications. You will also discover Yole Développement market forecasts for 2012 to 2018...Here


“The LED luminaire business will reach $516M market by 2016”, announces Yole Développement
June 12 - LED

Yole Développement and Lux Fit announce its new technology & market analysis: LED in Road and Street Lighting, the first in-depth report covering an LED lighting application market. With this report, we propose you to learn more about how LEDs are penetrating the road and street lighting market (drivers, strategies, players, technologies) and how they will significantly alter its structure...Here


MEMS MARKET BRIEFING AT TRANSDUCERS 2013: Yole will be there: what about you?
June 11 - MEMS

Yole Développement and TRANSDUCERS 2013 Organizing Committee have joined forces to develop the most powerful event dedicated to the MEMS technology. This event takes place next week, in Barcelona, Spain. During TRANSDUCERS 2013, Yole Développement is organizing the MEMS Market Briefing program including presentations and networking: on June 17 & 18 at 1.15 PM, discover the latest MEMS market & technologies trends. Make sure you will attend and be part of the discussions!...Here


“Non substrate applications account for 25% of the US$1 billion sapphire industry,” says Yole Développement
June 10 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS

Yole Développement announces its Sapphire applications - Touch screens, displays, semiconductor, defense and consumer applications of sapphire 2013 report. Yole Développement’s report provides a complete analysis of 6 main applications, related volume and revenue forecast, challenges, key players and supply chain. It also focuses on emerging opportunities....Here


How will microfluidics applications change the material mix and quadruple the microfluidic device market in the next five years? adks Yole Développement
June 6 - MEDTECH

Yole Développement, announce its new technology & market analysis: Microfluidic applications in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, in vitro diagnostic and medical device markets. With this report, Yole Développement proposes you to learn more about the microfluidic devices market. “The microfluidic device market will grow swiftly, from $1.4B in 2013 to $5.7B by 2018”, announces Benjamin Roussel, Technology & Market Analyst, Microfluidics & Medical Technologies at Yole Développement. According to him, “This impressive 27% growth will be fueled mainly by pharmaceutical research and point-of-care applications”...Here


All you wanted to know about SiC technologies and market opportunities… The ISiCPEAW program is now available!
May 28 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS

In its latest technology & market analysis, titled “SiC Market”, Yole Développement identifies two scenarios for SiC industry evolution: “The optimistic scenario will see SiC devices used commercially in EV/HEV from 2015 onwards, taking 11% of the market from silicon IGBT devices by 2020”, explains Dr. Philippe Roussel, Business Unit Manager, Power Electronics & Compound Semi at Yole Développement. “In the pessimistic scenario, EV/HEV implementation won’t start until 2017/2018, making PV inverters the number one SiC application by 2020”...Here


“IGBT application growth will lead the market to $6B+ by 2018,” says Yole Développement
May 27 - POWER ELECTRONICS

Yole Développement announces its IGBT Markets and Application Trend report. Yole Développement’s report provides a complete analysis of every IGBT application, market metrics and forecasts, players, packaging evolution. It also focuses on six key applications: PV, wind, rail, UPS, EV/HEV and motor drives...Here


“The overall patent landscape is pretty young with 82% of patents filed since 2006,” says Yole Développement
May 15 - ADVANCED PACKAGING

Yole Développement announces its 2.5D, 3DIC and TSV Interconnect Patent Investigation report. Yole Développement’s investigation aims at providing statistical analysis of existing IP to give a landscape overview together with an in-depth investigation on 5 player portfolios selected by the analyst. Also, don’t miss the patent ranking and detailed analysis of the key patents...Here


“Despite overall power electronics 2012 downturn, SiC kept on growing,” says Yole Développement
May 7 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS

Yole Développement announces its SiC Market 2013: Technology and Market for SiC Wafers, Devices and Power Modules report. Yole Développement’s report focused on the entire value-chain, covers all SiC applications in low, medium and high power ranges and provides all metrics up to 2020. It also includes a Bill-of-Material analysis, to compare Silicon vs. SiC-based system costs, and a cost reduction roadmap for SiC devices...Here


IGBT market: entering a new era - Free Registration - Power Electronics Market Briefing on IGBT powered by Yole Développement at PCIM 2013
May 3 - POWER ELECTRONICS

Yole Développement is organizing a Market Briefing at PCIM Europe 2013. This event will take place on May 15, 2013, Hall 9 - Forum Area #461 – FREE REGISTRATION.."Wideband gap semiconductor is a hot topic, but we must not forget that silicon isn't dead. On the contrary, it will continue to improve (SJ MOSFETs, Thin wafer IGBTs, etc.)"... Here


“The printed & flexible electronics market will reach ~$950M in 2020 with a 27% CAGR in market value,” estimates Yole Développement
May 2 - MEMS

Yole Développement announces its Flexible Applications Based on Printed Electronics Technologies 2013 report. Yole Développement’s report provides up-to-date market forecast 2013-2020, roadmaps and timelines for printed, flexible, and printed & flexible applications. Also, it analyses the function vs. flexibility, current technical & economic challenges, manufacturing process and focuses on polytronics...Here


Top MEMS Foundries: TSMC passes specialty MEMS players in Yole’s annual ranking
April 25 - MEMS

In 2012, TSMC’s MEMS foundry business enjoyed ~80% growth, achieved ~$42 million in sales and moved up to third place in Yole Développement’s annual MEMS foundry sector rankings. The Taiwanese foundry’s MEMS business is now the largest of any open foundry, putting it shoulder-to-shoulder with pure-play specialty MEMS foundries like TELEDYNEDALSA (~$39 million), according to Yole figures...Here

“The fabless model has proven to be very successful”, comments Yole Développement
April 24 - MEMS

The fabless model has existed in the semiconductor sector for many years and has proven to be very successful. From April 11 - 12 in Paris, Yole Développement and Serma Technologies gathered 75+ attendees together for Successful Semiconductor Fabless 2013 (SSF 2013), an event featuring fruitful discussion, constructive debates and invaluable networking time centered on the fabless model. SSF 2013 included key industrial speakers such as: AptaSiC, Amkor Technology, ASE, CEA-LETI, CSEM, Delta Microelectronics, FEI Europe, GaN Systems, imec, Mikrosens Elektronik, Nanium, Serma Technologies and Yole Développement ...Here


“Investigating the MEMS gyroscope patent situation is essential to understanding the present business climate and anticipating future developments,” explains Yole Développement.
April 16 - MEMS

Through requests made to Micropatent and several other databases, Yole Développement has developed a unique methodology for defining not only the patent landscape’s technical segmentation, but also which patents are the most innovative, either for future preparation or for use in current production. By blending its technical knowledge, business acumen and patent search abilities, Yole Développement has created the report, MEMS Gyroscope Patent Investigation. This report provides unique analysis and tremendous added value... Here


Top 30 MEMS companies: STMicroelectronics and Robert Bosch rise to top of Yole Développement’s annual ranking
April 12 - MEMS

The fast growing market for sensors for smart phones is re-shuffling the ranks of MEMS suppliers. For the first time, suppliers of inertial sensors have surpassed the major makers of micro mirrors and inkjet heads that have long dominated the industry on Yole Développement’s annual ranking of the Top 30 MEMS companies...Here


“Glass wafer market will reach more than 15M 8” EQ WSPY by 2018,” estimates Yole Développement
April 11 - MANUFACTURING

Yole Développement announces its Glass Substrates for Semiconductor Manufacturing report. This analysis provides a glass substrate wafer forecast for the next five years and predicts future application trends. In addition to key insights into future glass technology trends & challenges, the report delivers an overview of glass’s functionalities and the end-applications that use glass...Here


"What’s happening in the Silicon Carbide world?”, asked Yole Développement
April 4 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS

The SiC Power Center, Enterprise Europe Network and Yole Développement are proud to announce their third collaboration on the International SiC Power Electronics Applications Workshop (ISiCPEAW), taking place in Stockholm, Sweden from June 9 - 11. This year’s ISiCPEAW is a three-day event consisting of a two-day workshop covering the latest Silicon Carbide technology innovations in the Power Electronics area, and a one-day tutorial prior to the workshop. As in past years, the Organizing Committee has created an attractive program and invited key industry players to present their latest products & services. Registration is now open, so make sure you’re a part of ISiCPEAW 2013!...Here


"New technologies will expand the biophotonics market to $36B by 2017”, announces Yole Développement
April 3 - MEDTECH

Yole Développement, Tematys and EPIC announce their collaboration and release the new technology & market analysis: “Biophotonics Market, Focus on Life Sciences & Health Applications”. With this report, the partners propose you to learn more about the biophotonics industry. “Biophotonics products have become increasingly rugged and cost-effective, spurring a migration from life science and healthcare applications to agro-food and environment control and monitoring”, notes Benjamin Roussel, Technology & Market Analyst, Microfluidics & Medical Technologies at Yole Développement. According to him, “Biophotonics today has the potential to be a part of cost-effective devices targeting million-unit markets and open doors for new entrants.” This report is distributed by Yole Développement and Tematys...Here


"Emerging consumer applications are boosting the MEMS pressure sensor market”, announces Yole Développement
March 26 - MEMS

After years of limited growth, the MEMS pressure sensor market is growing due to consumer electronic applications and is expected to show a 22% CAGR. Pressure sensors are playing an important role today in modern industries. MEMS pressure sensor is already widely adopted in different applications for its high-performance, low cost and small size. In its new report MEMS Pressure Sensor, Yole Développement gives a detailed overview of the MEMS pressure sensor markets, technologies and players. This report details the main applications in automotive, consumer, medical, industrial and high-end segment, and the main players in the industry. It also analyses the current pressure sensor technologies including MEMS technologies, and gives a detailed MEMS pressure sensor market forecast by application...Here


“How can III-V cells compete with cheap crystalline silicon PV?,” asks Yole Développement,
March 20 - PHOTOVOLATAICS

Yole Développement announces its High-Concentration Photovoltaics Business and Technology Update report. Yole Développement’s report presents the key factors to improve the bankability of HCPV installation projects and a new analysis to guide strategic business decisions related to this technology. Yole Développement also updated from its 2011 edition market data for wafers, epiwafers and installation, costs of HCPV modules & system...Here


“The UV LED market is booming”, announces Yole Développement
March 11 - LED

Yole Développement is pleased to announce today its new report “UV LEDs: Technology & Application Trends” which presents UV LED new applications and associated market metrics for the period 2012-2020, and a deep analysis of UV LED technology and UV LED lighting industry...Here


“Cu pillar and micro-bumping have reinvigorated the Flip-Chip market, enabling it to grow at a 19% rate,” estimates Yole Développement
March 4  - ADVANCED PACKAGING

Yole Développement announces its Flip Chip Market and Technology Trends report. Yole Développement’s analysis updates the business status of the Flip-Chip market including data for TIM, underfills, substrates and Flip-Chip bonders. Discover fully updated 2010 – 2018 market forecast, detailed technology roadmap and bottom up approach, plus a strong focus on micro bumping for 3DIC & 2.5D...Here


How will the technology evolution impact the semiconductor industry and its supply chain? Save the date! Successful Semiconductor Fabless 2013 April 10 - 12 in Paris, France
February 27 - MEMS

According to Yole Développement, “In the semiconductor industry, there are different ways of managing the technology evolution and doing business”. Indeed, key players like Intel are at the forefront of technological developments and adapt their capabilities by introducing new production lines. Such companies have vast financial resources for in-house development. However, for most of today’s semiconductor companies, this is not the case. Instead, they’re limited by industrialization costs and have thus decided to subcontract this step to foundries. But regardless of which path a company takes, the semiconductor supply chain is moving swiftly and the fabless business model is becoming increasingly popular...Here


Yole Développement recognizes STMicroelectronics as the first $1 billion MEMS company
February 26 - MEMS

Yole Développement’s research has credited STMicroelectronics for capitalizing on the booming demand for MEMS in mobile devices by shipping a whopping 58% more MEMS units in 2012 to become the first company to reach $1 billion in MEMS sales. And that was in a year when the average prices of accelerometers and gyroscopes that are its core MEMS products dropped by 20%-30%...Here


“By 2018, MRAM/STTMRAM and PCM will represent a $1.6B business,” announces Yole Développement
February 19 - SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

Yole Développement announces its Emerging Non-Volatile Memories report. Yole Développement’s report provides an analysis of the emerging Non Volatile Memories (NVM) five applications fields that will fuel market growth and a description and forecasts of the four emerging NVM (MRAM, PCM, RRAM, FeRAM) technologies. It also analyzes the competitive landscape for both standard memories (DRAM and NAND) and emerging NVM with expected dynamic for the future…Here


“Manufacturing innovations will drive MEMS equipment market to a > 5% CAGR over 2012-2018”, announces Yole Développement.
February 19 - MEMS

Though MEMS standardization will never happen, companies are optimizing their own technology platforms. Such process innovations will drive MEMS equipment and materials to a 7% CAGR over 2012-2018. In its new report MEMS Front-End Manufacturing Trends, Yole Développement goes further in the equipment & materials market forecasts and in the manufacturing trends for MEMS. The report gives detailed analyses about MEMS device technology process flow, manufacturing trends and manufacturing cost breakdown (accelerometers/gyroscopes, microphones, pressure sensors, optical MEMS…)…Here


“The inverter market to be $45 billion in 2012 and to reach $71 billion by 2020,” estimates Yole Développement
February 7 - POWER ELECTRONICS

Yole Développement announces its Inverter market trends for 2013 – 2020 and major technology changes report. Yole Développement’s report provides a focus on the six most attractive applications (PV, wind turbines, EV/HEV, rail traction, motor drives and UPS) and a new analysis on power stack trend from the previous report. Yole Développement also updated the technology trends, market forecasts until 2020, supply chain analysis and regional players strategies and comprehensive understanding of dynamics for passive components and semiconductor devices…Here


“The BioMEMS market will almost triple in size over the next five years…”, announces Yole Développement
January 30 - MEDTECH

Yole Développement announces its report “BioMEMS”. In this new edition, Yole Développement has gone a step further in its forecasts by splitting each general application into more detailed sub-applications. For example, “Blood Pressure applications” is separated into “blood monitoring disposable” and “blood monitoring equipment”. Moreover, compared to the previous edition, the company added the latest market data for each device category explored and specific case studies. “The BioMEMS market is expected to grow rapidly, from $1.9B in 2012 to $6.6B in 2018”, announces Benjamin Roussel, Technology & Market Analyst, Microfluidics & Medical Technologies at Yole Développement. According to him, microsystems integration is fast becoming a key added-value for system manufacturers…Here

“A $1B SJ MOSFET market by 2018, forecast at 10.3% growth per year,” announces Yole Développement
January 23 - POWER ELECTRONICS

Yole Développement announces its Super Junction MOSFET - Business Update report. Yole Développement’s report provides an exhaustive analysis of high-voltage (+400V) Super Junction MOSFET markets (metrics and forecasts), technologies (deep trench vs multi-epi) and players...Here


“Packaging cost reduction is driving new technology and design adoption”, announces Yole Développement
January 14 - LED & ADVANCED PACKAGING

Yole Développement announces today its new report “LED packaging”. Compared to the last edition, this update version provides you an update of all market metrics (packaged LED, equipment, materials…), an highlight of 2012 LED packaging trends (design, new technologies and materials per process step…) and lots of additional analysis (wafer bonding, thermal management at the LED module level…)...Here


Yole Développement’s LED & Power Electronics seminar takes place on January 29, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea
January 14 - POWER ELECTRONICS & LED

Yole Développement has organized an LED & Power Electronics seminar in South Korea for January 29, 2013 – just prior to SEMICON Korea. Dedicated to the areas of LED and Power Electronics, the seminar will consist of Yole Développement presentations on the aforementioned market areas, along with presentations from System Plus Consulting on their Reverse Costing and Cost Simulation tools. Featured speakers are Dr. Philippe Roussel, Yole Développement Business Unit Manager; Pars Mukish, Yole Développement Technology & Market Analyst for LED & Compound Semiconductors; and Michel Alain, CEO of System Plus Consulting. The complete program is available on I-Micronews.com...Here


Excess capacity to trigger massive consolidation and attrition: Will cell phone display covers come to the rescue?,” wonders Yole Développement
January 7 - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS

Yole Développement announces its report “Sapphire Substrates 2013”. This report provides a detailed analysis of the sapphire industry, including revenue, volume and price trends for all major substrate applications. It also includes an extensive list of manufacturers with current and planned capacity, and an analysis of established and emerging manufacturing technologies. The drivers and dynamics of the LED and SoS markets are analyzed, and a preliminary view and plausible scenario are provided on emerging non-substrate applications in cell phones...Here