What are the big changes in the semiconductor industry in 2018?


In 2018, the semiconductor industry will usher in a new chapter. The future may be more focused on integration, systematization, and energy efficiency. Whether or not Moore's Law has ended is not clear to us, but the elimination of technology means the emergence of new technologies. In 2018 ON Semiconductor assisted the Chinese semiconductor industry in technological innovation.

Semiconductor technology continues to innovate and market segments are poised for growth

With the continuous development of semiconductor technology, many market segments are poised for growth and will achieve very high growth in 2018 and beyond. We believe these markets are supported by exciting global trends.

For example, with the increase in the electronic level of automotive powertrains, the increasing number of electric and hybrid vehicles and consumer acceptance, the automotive industry has strong demand for innovative semiconductor and general-purpose electronic device solutions.

In addition, the growth in the use and value of general-purpose electronic devices in passenger vehicles has not only shown no signs of abating, but has also received more body and internal systems, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, and the most compelling advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Driven by this, it seems that we will surely achieve SAE Level 4 L4 autopilot within the next ten years.

Another market that is expected to show explosive growth is the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT, Industry 4.0).

Semiconductor industry pays more attention to integration, systematization, and high energy efficiency

Whether Moore's Law has already ended or not, we will not say this because the emphasis now is not on the reduction of the geometric size, but on the combination of technology and design modules into the system solution, which is more efficient and energy-efficient in terms of power and more reliable and robust. This method itself can reduce the final design of the external dimensions.


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