Atomic electronics (or atom-sized electronics) is an emerging concept in the field of nanoelectronics. Unlike conventional electronics that challenge manufacturers in terms of reducing the size of devices, atom-sized electronics enable miniaturization of electronics. The technology not only aids in reducing the size of the electronics but also improves functionality by increasing performance, processing speed, and memory storage. It can be noted that nanomaterials play a key role in the development of atomic electronics. Also, with the evolution of smartphones, wearables, flexible electronics, and Internet-of-Things (IoT), members of the consumer electronics value chain can adapt atomic electronics, thereby developing advanced electronic products.
The technology and innovation report highlights key technologies enabling development of atomic electronic devices. The report offers insights on the technology, stakeholders, and key industry initiatives. It also assesses technology cycle and the global development and adoption footprint. Nano-based technologies such as quantum computing, atom-sized transistors and nanomaterials such as graphene, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and nanowires are evaluated in the report.
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1.0 Executive Summary1.1 Research Scope1.2 Research Methodology1.3 Research Methodology Explained1.4 Predictions for Atomic Electronics Impacting Consumer Electronics Applications1.5 Increasing Adoption of Smart Devices and Miniaturization Trend Drives Atomic Electronics Development1.6 Superior Properties of Nanomaterials Offers Benefits for Consumer Electronics Applications2.0 A Sneak Preview of Atomic Electronics2.1 Speed and Accuracy Aspects Create New Opportunities for Electronic Devices2.2 More Moore, 2D Electronics, Memristors, and Spintronics Trends Support Growth Opportunities 2.3 Nanotechnology Industry Supply Chain and Key Stakeholders Enabling Technology Development3.0 Enabling Technology Platforms3.1 CNTs, Nanowires, Graphene, Quantum Computing are Focus Areas of Technology Development3.2 Display and Storage Applications Benefit from Superior Properties of CNTs3.3 The Flexibility Feature of Nanowires is Useful in Bendable Displays, Sensors, and PVs 3.4 IC Interconnects is an Attractive Application of Graphene3.5 Fast Switching and Low Power Properties of Single Atom Transistors Create Opportunities for Quantum Computing and Advanced Logic 3.6 Future of Fast Computational Applications Enabled by Quantum Computing4.0 Innovation Ecosystem and Innovation Profiles4.1 Government is Encouraging Commercialization and Academia is Focusing on Exploring New Products4.2 D-Wave’s Superconducting Computer Intended for Machine Learning 4.3 Cambrios’ Silver Nanowire Coating Material Offers High Transmission and Conductivity for a Host of Applications4.4 Nano-particle Inks with Unparalleled Conductivity for Inkjet Deposition Enables Printing with Lesser Materials Leading to Cost Savings and Cleaner Process4.5 Cornell University’s Ultrathin Electronics Using 3-Atom-Thick Transistors will Result in Miniaturized Electronics Supporting Moore’s Law4.6 Nano Emissive Displays will be Enabled by IBM’s CNT Transistors4.7 Key Developers of Gas Sensors, QLED, Tetrapod Technologies4.8 Key Developers of QD Films, NRAM4.9 Researchers Focus on 3D Nanowires, Graphene based Visible Light Source, Self-Assembly Lithography 5.0 Technology Adoption Assessment5.1 Technology Adoption Cycle - Strong Focus on Enhancing the Properties of CNTs for Electronics 5.2 Cost, Scalability, and Competing Technologies are Key Factors Influencing Technology Adoption5.3 Miniaturization, Larger Memory Storage, Increased Need for Wireless Devices, and Interest for Flexible Devices Drives Innovations in Atomic Electronics5.4 US and EU’s Nanotechnology Initiatives and APAC’s Strong Patent Leadership is Attracting Investment and Wide Scale Adoption 6.0 Applications Roadmap - Envisioning the Future Consumer Electronics Applications Enabled by Atomic Electronics6.1 Display, Storage, and Sensors are Key Applications of Atomic Electronics 6.2 By 2020, Wide Scale Adoption of CNTs Anticipated in Consumer Electronics6.3 Computers with Fast Processing are Expected to Improve the Computational Capabilities of Smart Devices by 2020 7.0 Key Conclusions7.1 Strengthening R&D Activities can Support Commercialization of Foldable and Transparent Displays and Lighting 8.0 Key Patents8.1 Patents on Manufacturing Methods and CNT Printed Circuits8.2 Patents on Graphene Devices8.3 Quantum Processing Related Patents8.4 Quantum Processing and Nanowire Enabled Haptic Interface Patents8.5 Patents on Manufacturing Methods and Atomic Scale Devices 9.0 Key Contacts 9.1 Key Industry Contacts9.2 Legal Disclaimer10.0 About Frost & Sullivan10.1 The Frost & Sullivan Story10.2 Value Proposition: Future of Your Company & Career10.3 Global Perspective10.4 Industry Convergence10.5 What Makes Us Unique10.6 Who is Frost & Sullivan