Low-power electronics, also known as low-power electronic design, refers to the designing and manufacturing of electronic devices that consume less power. Over the years, the number of transistors on integrated chips has grown exponentially, enabling the production of complex electronic devices that are portable and mobile. However, the existing semiconductor technology is increasingly failing to deliver desired device characteristics with the shrinking transistor size. Power leakage and increasing power density are major issues plaguing the electronics industry. Low-power electronics offers comprehensive solutions and techniques to design devices consuming less power and methods to reduce power leakages in electronic systems.
Low-power electronics mostly deals with techniques and methods to reduce the power consumption in electronic devices as the size of the transistors keeps reducing. However, since silicon transistors are reaching their physical limits, low-power electronics research is heading toward identifying novel materials and alternatives to silicon-based (CMOS) electronics.
This technology and innovation report captures current trends, market scenario, and key technologies that influence the adoption of smart lighting solutions.
Key questions that are covered in the report include:
• What is the significance of low power electronics?
• What are the various factors that affect the adoption of low power electronics?
• Who are the key innovators and their innovation profiles?
• What is the industry trend driving adoption?
• What are the key technologies strategies enabling low power electronics?
• What are the key applications enabled by the technology?
• What are future growth opportunities?
Table of Contents
1.0 Executive Summary1.1 Research Scope 1.2 Research Methodology1.2 Research Methodology (continued)1.3 Predictions for Low-power Electronics1.4 Key Findings – Technology Impact, Market Potential1.5 Key Findings – Applications Diversity2.0 Low Power Electronics – A Sneak Preview2.1 Shrinking Transistor Size has Resulted in Increase in Power Leakage Issues2.2 Factors Driving the Growth of Low-power Electronics2.3 Power Dissipation Types in Electronic Circuits – Static, Dynamic and Short-Circuit2.4 Technology Strategies – Design and Power Optimization, Materials, and Device Technologies3.0 Low-power Design and Power Optimization and Strategies3.1 System-level Power Optimization3.2 Algorithm-level Power Optimization3.3 Architecture-level Power Optimization3.4 Circuit-level Power Optimization3.5 Technology-level Power Optimization4.0 Materials for Low-power Electronics4.1 Indium Gallium Arsenide – The Fast Transistors 4.2 Molybdenum Disulfide Enabling Flexible Transistors4.3 Graphene – The Wonder Material for Low-power Electronics 5.0 Parallel Low-power Technologies5.1 Spintronics–An Alternative to Solid State Silicon Technology 5.2 Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS) for Low-power Electronics5.3 Three-dimensional Integrated Circuits for Low-power Processing at High Speeds6.0 Key Innovations6.1 Squishy Transistors 6.2 Super Low-power Wi-Fi6.3 3D-MAPS Processor6.4 Metallic Graphene Nanoribbons6.5 Energy-Efficient Tunnel FET Switches and Circuits6.6 Spin Dynamics in Molybdenum Disulfide6.7 Ultrafast, Low-power Photonic Transistor6.8 High-Performance Polymer Insulators for FET6.9 Low-Current Spintronic Device7.0 Application Landscape7.1 Low-power Electronics in Consumer Electronics Devices7.2 Low-power Electronics in Computing Devices7.3 Low-power Electronics in Sensors, Communication Devices, and Medical Devices8.0 Strategic Perspectives8.1 Future of Low-power Electronics – 3D ICs, Graphene, and Silicon Electronics8.2 Future of Low-power Electronics – MEMS, Spintronics, and Indium Gallium Arsenide8.3 Strategic Insights – NPD, Economies of Scale, and Future Opportunities9.0 Key Patents9.1 Key Patents – Spintronics and ADC 9.2 Key Patents – Low Power Information Processing and Spin-Orbit Logic9.3 Key Patents – Spin Torque RAM and IC with Interposer Die9.4 Key Patents - MoS2 9.5 Key Patents – GaAs and Laser 10.0 Key Contacts10.1 Key ContactsLegal Disclaimer11.0 The Frost & Sullivan Story11.1 The Frost & Sullivan Story11.2 Global Perspective11.3 Industry Convergence11.4 360º Research Perspective11.5 Implementation Excellence11.6 Our Blue Ocean Strategy