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Posted on May 22 | MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES -
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Microfluidics industry: what will trigger the next growth spurt?

"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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