Advancements in Silicon Photonics, Solid State Drives, and Cloud Storage

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Published: 1 Jun 2018

This Microelectronics TOE profiles developments in silicon photonics, solid state drives, and cloud storage. Innovations include a novel fabrication technology for photonic integrated circuits, maritime wireless communication through steel ship structures, data retention technology for solid state drives, hybrid cloud storage for backup storage, and quadrant level cell NAND technology-based solid state drive. The Microelectronics TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global electronics-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Developments are centred on electronics attributed by low power and cost, smaller size, better viewing, display and interface facilities, wireless connectivity, higher memory capacity, flexibility and wearables. Research focus themes include small footprint lightweight devices (CNTs, graphene), smart monitoring and control (touch and haptics), energy efficiency (LEDs, OLEDs, power and thermal management, energy harvesting), and high speed and improved conductivity devices (SiC, GaN, GaAs). Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: Silicon photonics, solid state drive, cloud storage, hybrid storage, fabrication, photonic, wireless communication, backup storage, NAND


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