|Title:||2018 Semiconductor Manufacturing Research Review|
|Publisher:||BCC Research LLC|
|Keywords:||2018 Semiconductor Manufacturing Research Review; Semiconductor Manufacturing Research Review|
In the today’s world of system and devices, computing technology has become a major part of people’s life style, owing to integration of various semiconductor devices such as sensors, chips, microcontrollers, circuits, displays, cells, and many others. If closly looked, it can be observed that, semiconductors have influenced every bit and piece of all the computer systems and has become core parts of their functionality. With increase in applications of artificial intelligence (AI), computer systems are demanding on efficient sensors and semiconductors chips to carryout their advanced functionalities for better system output. According to Dr. Morris Chang, founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, AI and machine learning technologies have created potential space for development of semiconductor architectures such as Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, 3D packaging, and some new materials including carbon and graphene nano tubes.
Additionally, semiconductor vendors have found good market opportunities with introductions of various display technologies such as LCDs, OLED, LED, transparenet dispalys, and others. Flexible displays, curved screens, thin-film dispalys, 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. This investment is to promote advanced OLEDs such as flexible OLED, transparent displays, and others in the flexible display market.