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Advanced Packaging Growth
Date
July 2017

The SiP(System in Package) technology is finding widespread adoption in the semiconductor industry packaging industry. The SiP is built on existing flip chip, wafer bumping, wire bonding and fan-out wafer level packaging. Technical advances are I two-folds, one is in terms of 2.5D and other in terms of putting together myriad types of functions. These advances can be successfully adopted in wearables and IoT applications. Mobile devices, wearables and consumer applications account for 82% of SiP implementations and expected to grow annually by 13.7% till 2020. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones each have about 15 SiPs, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset has 13 SiP packages.

Advanced Packaging Growth
Date
July 2017

The SiP(System in Package) technology is finding widespread adoption in the semiconductor industry packaging industry. The SiP is built on existing flip chip, wafer bumping, wire bonding and fan-out wafer level packaging. Technical advances are I two-folds, one is in terms of 2.5D and other in terms of putting together myriad types of functions. These advances can be successfully adopted in wearables and IoT applications. Mobile devices, wearables and consumer applications account for 82% of SiP implementations and expected to grow annually by 13.7% till 2020. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones each have about 15 SiPs, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset has 13 SiP packages.

Date
July 2017

The government has granted initial approval to The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to set up a foundry worth Rs 3,000 crore for the production of a “wonder” nano material, gallium nitride, which is emerging as one of the most promising semiconductors for next-generation strategic technologies, which includes communication systems and radar. Gallium nitride technology will substantially help in the development of next-generation radars, seekers and communication systems, and will be useful in systems like Light Combat Aircraft. A superior alternative to silica-based semiconductors, nano material Gallium Nitride, or GaN is expected to generate revenues within the range of $700 million by 2020.

Date
July 2017

The Industrial IoT market has been on a steady rise since 2012 with 121 deals rising $685 million to $2.2 billion in 2016. More  exciting fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning are explored by IoT startups to offer a more comprehensive portfolio of hardware, software, applications like autonomous driving, home automation and robotics.  

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Date
July 2017

Scientists have developed a microchip that can generate “qudits” that can assume 10 or more states, where qudits are the quantum bits used by quantum computers for zero and 1 in classical computers.  The super-positions that qubits can adopt let them each help perform two calculations at once. If two qubits are quantum-mechanically linked, they can help perform four calculations simultaneously; three qubits, eight calculations; and so on. As a result, a quantum computer with 300 qubits could perform more calculations in an instant than there are atoms in the known universe.