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Low-Cost Flexible Electronics Supported by Green Movements, Funding Support and Strategic Industry Alliances; Asia-Pacific a Major Revenue Generating Region

August 14, 2012

FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The high performance characteristics of silicon and inorganic thin film are diminished by cost and form factor among other limitations. The solution is to develop printable, flexible low-cost electronics without using the organic route. Tech firms are reengineering applications to use less semiconductor materials by miniaturizing wafers and implementing more flexible and lightweight circuitry. Researchers at organizations like MC10, the US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Centre, Sandia National Laboratories, and Nth Degree Technologies are already making steady progress on new projects ranging from silicon-based CMOS based medical implants to wearable solar plants that are 50% more efficient, gallium nitride wafers and printable solar cells. Continuous advances in design innovation and reducing product costs means low cost, high volume and flexible electronics are no longer limited to organic semiconductor materials.

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Global Information Inc. is pleased to present two semiconductor manufacturing and equipment reports. The first report provides an in-depth segmented view of the future of mature semiconductor industry tools and technologies. The second report examines the effect of high-end technologies on the international socio-political arena of science and engineering – a classic case of “the haves and have-nots”.

Future of Semiconductors in Flexible Electronics Market

The huge green enablement movement across the global will encourage electronic giants to develop low-cost, low-footprint flexible electronic devices. Favorable funding support and strategic industry alliances will prove instrumental in developing low-cost, flexible electronic solutions. For example, MC10 has partnered with Reebok to develop wearable semiconductor-based sensors circuits that provide training athletes with real time data about their bodies.

This study analyzes the trends and the competitive environment of the market. The study provides the detailed analysis of the drivers and restraints that affect the global market, as well as forecasts and analysis of the market in the years to come. Main applications considered for the market are displays, lighting, energy, military, and healthcare. According to the study, maximum growth potential is seen in the consumer electronics segment, and the major revenue-generating region will be Asia-Pacific.

An Executive Summary of this analysis, full table of contents, and a free sample of the full report are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/fs248380-future-semiconductors-flexible-electronics-market.html

How Nations are Applying High-End Petascale Supercomputers for Innovation and Economic Advancement in 2012

Could large-scale supercomputers become a driving factor in international balance of power? The latest generation of large-scale supercomputers are just now becoming available to researchers in the United States and around the world. These systems, along with the ones planned to be installed over the next few years, create an opportunity to substantially change how scientific research is accomplished in many fields. The costs of admission of each supercomputer range in the hundreds of millions to billions. It is vital for nations to understand the return on investment (ROI) of installing supercomputers in addition to other externalities. The report also addresses other critical considerations such as the costs associated with power, cooling and storage and new application software needs.

An Executive Summary of this analysis, full table of contents, and a free sample of the full report are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/id248456-how-nations-are-applying-high-end-petascale.html

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