1. Nanotechnology Contributions at a Glance
Nanoelectronic, or the application of nanotechnology in the field of electronics and electronic components, is a considerable area in which incremental nanotechnology keeps up with growing consumer demands. Traditionally, progress in electronics has been driven by miniaturization. The engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale, nanotechnology refers to the applied part of nanoscience which typically includes the engineering to control, manipulate and structure matter at an atomically small scale. Nanotechnology is helping to considerably improve many industrial sectors such as information technology, energy, environmental science, medicine, homeland security, food safety, and transportation.
NPD contains data about 1924 electronics-related nanoproducts of 42 various types. These products are introduced into global markets by 96 companies, the headquarters of which are located in 17 different countries. The products are classified into sensors, lasers, integrated circuits, processors, light emitting diodes (LED), memories, electrical accessories, reflectors, data processing machines, and other electronics sub-industrial sectors.
Temperature sensors, pressure sensors, smoke sensors, light sensors, biosensors, AFM tips, cantilevers, dosimeters, gyroscopes, detectors, and susceptometers fall into the sensors sub-sector. Laser welding machines, laser cutting machines, and laser coding machines are various types of lasers monitored. A variety of integrated circuits are introduced into global markets, which are used in digital gain and offset adjustment, programmable attenuators, process control, computing, barcode scanners, RFID readers, medical monitors, data collectors, data acquisition systems, wireless handsets, linear vibrator drivers, audio devices, optical transceivers, digital still cameras, DVD players, and cell phones. Various recorded processors have applications in computers, mobile phones, microservers, and gaming consoles. LEDs are commonly used in disinfection, UV curing, phototherapy, bio-analysis, sensors, monitors, fluorescent spectroscopy, TV screens, and displays. Memories, transistors, transceiver, mouse, reflectors, thermoelectric coolers, diodes, printed circuit boards, Wi-Fi routers, ethernet bridge kits, adapters, extender kits, transient voltage suppressors, supercapacitors, embedded boards, controllers, sound processors, quantum semiconductor devices, microbumps, laptops, and hardware wallets are the other nanoproducts recorded in NPD.
Nanomaterials, including titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nanowires, grapheme and fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, diamond nanoparticles, aluminum, chromium, and gold nanocrystalline layers are in the forefront of a revolution in speedy electronics and other strong, lightweight structures. Using nanotechnology, products can effectively be made to be strong, light, durable, reactive, sieve-like, and conductive.
2. Best-Performing Companies in Nanotechnology Exploitation
Many of companies active in the electronics industrial sector have been embracing nanotechnology, among which mention can be made of Analog Devices, NanoWorld Group, Intel, Alpes Lasers, OMRON Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Merit Medical Systems, Sensor Electronic Technology, Texas Instruments, Nuvoton Technology, QD Laser, STMicroelectronics, Amf nano, Applied Nanotech, Senphire, ASUS, ICE-power, Fujitsu, Suzhou Delphi Laser, Frankfurt Laser Company, Silikron, SVG Optronics, and Yosemite Technologies.
3. Top Countries in Nanotechnology Promotion
Considering the headquarters of the monitored companies pointed out that USA, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Germany, the UK, Russia, and Sweden are the most active countries in promoting nanotechnology in the electronics industrial sector.
4. Search String
The keywords used to build up the electronics industrial sector database are as follows:
Nano + transistor, transducer, converter, transformer, capacitor, resistor, inductor, logic IC gate, integrated circuits (ICS), switch (SW), digital modulator, diode- rectifier, amplifier, booster, voltage amplifier, current amplifier, waveguide, filter, laser, light-emitting diode (LED), CPU (central processing unit), processor, microprocessors, multi-core processor, microcontrollers, and batteries.