New Trends Redefining the Microelectronics Industry

With the increased adoption of microelectronic devices and leveraging the latest technological advancements, the industry is witnessing rapid growth.

FREMONT, CA:The microelectronics industry is growing rapidly, leveraging the latest technological advancements in fabrication processes and component design. It is integrating the technology ecosystem of converging industry trends such as machine learning, IoT, artificial intelligence, wearable or implantable biomedical applications, big data, cloud and edge computing, virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, and autonomous vehicles.

Silicon is Greener

The immediate and near-term identified issue is carbon emissions, driven primarily by the energy sector. The integrated circuit industry has created an information and communications revolution transforming every sector of the economy. By enabling electrification of the power domain (efficiency) and virtualisation of physical processes like reducing energy demand, the integrated circuit industry will be a fundamental enabler for solutions to sustainability challenges. Moreover, analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuits will continue to have an impact on sustainability issues.

5G and 6G Evolution

The enhancement of 5G and the direction of the evolution of mobile communication technologies toward 6G are gaining momentum. The commercial service of 5G has been introduced in many countries, with 6G entering a study phase. Furthermore, much higher performance than 5G will be required for 5G evolution and 6G in terms of data rate, capacity, coverage, latency cost, energy efficiency, reliability, etc.

The Future of Compute

Digital transformation continues to gain momentum as businesses offer consumers increasingly distributed services and the industry pursues improvements across the extent of the electronics ecosystem. This transformation is characterised by continued strong demand for computing in the network, including at the core, the edge, and the endpoints. In addition, the continued scaling of dimensions, materials, and devices propels a renewed focus on the fundamental physics of devices and materials. On the other hand, novel architecture schemes and system design innovations motivate a more comprehensive understanding of large-scale integration at every level of the system.

Next-Generation Applications Through FLASH Innovation

The FLASH industry has continuously developed game-changing innovations in density, latency, and form factors, resulting in large cost-performance benefits. Future technology needs to include new architectures and more layers in flash chip designs and a roadmap for QLC flash and beyond, new memories, classes of SSDs, and software technologies. They should come together to facilitate and accelerate the next wave of applications, including real-time analytics, AI (artificial intelligence), ML, high-performance computing, the IoT, and virtual and augmented reality. These trends are paving the way for increased microelectronic device adoption, which will drive growth in the global microelectronics market in the coming years.