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APR. 5: POWER ELECTRONICS - YOLE GROUP OF COMPANIES

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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