This Future Technology TOE depicts new technology trends across consumer electronics. Advancements in consumer electronics have increased the demand for improved connectivity, miniaturization of devices, multi-functional sensing platforms and flexible solutions. Development of applications for the internet of things (IoT) in the consumer electronics sector is the key area of focus among consumer electronics and semiconductor companies. Companies are investing heavily on the development of wearables in the recent years due to the increased adoption and the faster return of investment that their implementation generates. The TOE covers three technologies impacting the future of consumer electronics. They are transparent electronics, nanosensors, and wearable sensors. The TOE also offers insights on the individual technologies, its applications, and drivers and challenges faced. It also provides insights on the patent and funding trends.
The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world.
The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
Keywords: Transparent electronics, transparent lighting, transparent displays, nanosensors, wearable sensors, consumer electronics, wearables, transparent touch screens, transparent battery