The active electronic components market is witnessing a number of developments lately. Neuromorphic chips constitute of a network of transistors that interact in a way similar to that of neurons, thereby allowing them to process analog input such as visual information. Neuromorphic chips process the analog inputs more accurately and faster than silicon chips. Processors designed to mimic neurons and neural circuits offer great advantages in terms of scalability and power consumption. Optoelectronic components have emerged as a suitable solution for building such processors as photons are faster than electricity moving along a trace. Researchers from Princeton University have demonstrated the usage of graphene as an optical capacitor. An optical capacitor stabilizes the function of laser transistors across optical neuromorphic circuits.
Intel Invested US$12 bn on Research Related to Semiconductor Devices in 2015
Taking a keen interest in the recent research studies on active electronic components, the global semiconductor chipmakers are investing massively in research and development activities.
Asia Pacific to Dominate Active Electronics Components Market in Near Future
It is interesting to note that how the presence of industry giants such as Intel and Qualcomm has boosted the growth of the active electronic components market in North America. In 2014, North America dominated the overall market. However, in the coming years, growing demand for active electronic components from the rapidly growing electronic manufacturing industry across China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea will propel the growth of the market in the Asia Pacific region.
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