INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP FOR SEMICONDUCTORS 2015 EDITION OUTSIDE SYSTEM CONNECTIVITY
Herbert S. Bennett
Identify and assess capabilities needed to connect most elements of the internet of everything (IoE) and highlight technology needs and gaps. This includes supporting connection of a broad range of sensors, devices, and products and to support information communication, processing and analysis for many applications (i.e. mobility, energy, health, and others) with wireline, wireless and optical interconnect technologies. Outside System Connectivity encompasses the assessment of future products and devices in the Internet of Things (IOT) which are mobile and need to be connected to the internet, the devices required to communicate with the internet and communication technologies required to deliver information on the cloud and analyze the dispersed big data that is generated. Specifically, for mobile devices, this includes devices to enable CMOS and III-V circuits, passives, and antennas and for high bandwidth fixed systems this includes devices to driver circuits for optical emitters and modulators, lasers, LEDs, optical couplers, optical modulators, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, detectors, amplifiers and signal conditioners.