Insights from BCC Research

Trends in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry

Written by Sarah Greenberg on Jul 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry TrendsWith the increase in applications of artificial intelligence (AI), computer systems are demanding efficient sensors and semiconductors chips to execute their advanced functionalities for better system output.

Additionally, semiconductor vendors have found good market opportunities with the introduction of various display technologies such as LCDs, OLED, LED, transparent displays, and others.

Flexible displays, curved screens, thin-film displays, and AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) are some of the core areas where semiconductor investors have adopted various new innovations and market development strategies.

For instance, in September 2017, Samsung and LG Electronics invested $30 million in CYNORA GmbH, a leading next generation OLED developer in Germany. The goal of this investment is to promote advanced OLEDs such as flexible OLED, transparent displays and others in the flexible display market.

In our full report, “2018 Semiconductor Manufacturing Research Review,” we offer an in-depth explanation the trends, opportunities, barriers to growth and more in several markets within the semiconductor manufacturing industry, including:

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Topics: Semiconductor Manufacturing

What is an LED?

Written by Aneesh Kumar on Mar 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Solid-state LightingLight emitting diodes belong to a class of lighting technology called solid state lighting that use semiconductor diodes instead of filaments, plasma or gas for illumination. We have entered an era of advanced LED technology, and consequently, an enormous global market has developed for LED lights. The following blog, an excerpt from the BCC Research report “Solid-state Lighting: Technologies and Global Markets” provides a short introduction to LED technology.

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Topics: Semiconductor Manufacturing

Vehicle Head-up Displays Enter New Era – Facing Stiff Competition

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Nov 1, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Head Up Displays.jpegDrivers of luxury cars and SUVs have for years enjoyed the benefits of head-up displays, where information is projected on to the lower part of the windshield, close to the driver’s line of vision. Premium brands like Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes and BMW often have head-up displays as standard equipment, but now the units are popping up as options in more affordable cars like the Mazda3, the Mini Cooper, the Ford Shelby and the Toyota Prius.

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Topics: Semiconductor Manufacturing

A Solid State “Air Conditioner” for You and Your Smartphone

Written by Clayton Luz on Sep 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Electronic devices and systems have seen tremendous technological growth on two main fronts: increased functionality on a single device unit and miniaturization of each unit. But these advances pose challenges, as well. Both of these developments have increased the need for thermal management technologies.

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Topics: Semiconductor Manufacturing