Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Semiconductor Market Outlook to 2017″ report to their offering.
The Global Semiconductor Market is going through an interesting phase, offering immense opportunities for players involved in the business. Although the market faced a drop in revenue due to the global economic downturn, it is expected to sustain high growth momentum in coming years with increases in demand for electronics devices and requirements in new application areas.
In their latest research study, Global Semiconductor Market Outlook to 2017, RNCOS’ analysts identified and deciphered the market dynamics in important segments to clearly highlight the areas offering promising possibilities for companies to boost their growth. The market, which estimated to US$ 289.9 Billion in 2012, is slated to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% during 2013-2017. The robust growth in revenue is being driven by the growing demand for mobile devices, specially smartphones and tablets.
In the report, the Global Semiconductor market is studied thoroughly on three main grounds viz. players, regions and applications. Moreover, different characteristics of the market have been discussed along with forecasts to provide an understanding of the market’s dynamics. This section intends to aid companies in designing their business strategies and provide them with key insights that help them boost their profits.
Further, the report analyzes global semiconductor industry performance covering analysis of the industry by segments, equipments, materials and products. This has helped the analysts to clearly identify and highlight the market section offering maximum opportunity for growth. Moreover, the research has also included an in-depth country level analysis of semiconductor market which deals in study of current market scenario and future market potentials of major semiconductor markets. This will help to provide all the prerequisite information for intending clients looking out to venture into these markets and facilitates them to devise strategies, while going for an investment/partnership in the semiconductor industry.
The study further delves into the detailed description of the major players in the industry covering description of their businesses and their recent developments. Moreover, to provide a thorough understanding of the company’s business model, its current and historical financials coupled with their strengths and weaknesses have been analyzed. This will help the reader to gain a deeper insight into each key market player.
- Broadcom Corporation
- Intel Corporation
- Micron Technology
- Renesas Electronics Corp
- SK Hynix
- STMicroelectronics N.V.
- Samsung Electronics
- Texas Instruments Inc.
- Toshiba Corp
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Black magic has a new meaning. It is the sub-optimal way most supercapacitors rely on soot from burnt coconut shells and some homespun trickery. The soot is deposited on something akin to cooking foil and that often has the 40 micron thickness of lithium-ion battery electrodes ten years ago, before they were optimised.
Contrary to teaching based on yesterday’s understanding, supercapacitors are competitors of lithium-ion batteries. Increasingly, they either go across them to protect them, enhance their performance and release more of their power, meaning less battery is needed, or they completely replace them as with over 600,000 modules that let conventional cars automatically switch off even when briefly stopped, firing them on again when the accelerator is next depressed. That saves several percent of fuel consumption and pollution.
At the other extreme supercapacitors have started to replace lithium-ion batteries in hybrid vehicles from Formula One cars to trash trucks despite their up-front cost being over 10 times those batteries per unit of energy stored. Ironically, this is always because those roasted coconut shells perform much better and last much longer than lithium-ion batteries despite being based on “Flintstones” technology. They even cost less over life, in many cases.
The New Marketplace
The question therefore arises as to how much supercapacitors can improve if organisations more like NASA took over. After all, if supercapacitors can replace many batteries when, as today, they store one tenth of their energy, what will happen in the marketplace if they approach the theoretical 10 times the lithium-ion battery figure while acting as a near-perfect “battery”? That perfection is something real batteries can never achieve. The calculations are based on utilising the huge area of graphene “soot” though aerogels, nanotubes and other allotropes are impressive as well.
If exposed and made useful for this particular electrostatic process without collapsing or degradation, graphene may get up to 1000 W/kg, say the professors, giving pure electric vehicles, from e-planes to e-cars, more range than conventional ones today. A killer blow indeed.
Supercapacitors are the Ones To Watch
Today, many companies make graphene supercapacitors in small quantities and some have increased the energy density 10 times in the laboratory. Why not more? Well, it turns out that their graphene is very impure, it does not reveal enough useful area and it is on thick foil with sub-optimal electrolytes, all of which is good news because the potential of graphene sheets gripped vertically on, say 0.5 micron aluminium foil has yet to be demonstrated. There is plenty of development space ahead as we move from such things as carbon form carbide, which has a bit of graphene, and most other things, in it to properly tailored and mounted sheets of one atom thickness.
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