Emerging Technologies in ECS – Opportunities Ahead

10 Sep 2020

Interview of Olivier Coulon, Decision Etudes & Conseil: Main outcomes and recommendations of the Study “Emerging Technologies in ECS”, available here.

This Study presents a roadmap of the emerging technologies impacting the global electronic value chain:

            • Including the Micro-Nano Electronics (MNE) innovations but also emerging computing technologies in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Smart Systems end-user markets;
            • Including the key interaction between CPS and MNE innovations. A particular attention is paid to innovations in which co-design at nano-electronics and system level can create significant added-value;
            • Including technology maturity forecasts by 2030 but also potential economic market values by CPS application markets by 2023

This study also:

  • Identifies the main emerging MNE, Smart Systems and CPS technologies and forecasts their economic impact in short and midterm on the different end-user segments;
  • Assesses which of these technologies are the most critical technologies for the EUand are therefore suggested to be supported by the European Commission and the follow-up Joint Undertaking after ECSEL in the context of Horizon Europe. In this regard, technologies are assessed through six criteria: EU scientific leadership, EU control on the value chain, EU level of standardization, impact of the technology on the EU sovereignty, global economic impact of the technology and global ecological impact of the technology (that is its utility to fight climate change)

The results are presented through 18 emerging technologiesand 4 emerging marketsthat put together cover the main innovations that link computing technologies and the MNE value chain. Openplatforms for edge computing and IoT are presented as an opportunity for the EU to compete with the main global leaders in the new innovation race regarding the development of IoT.

This study also presents the production values in euros at every step of the electronic value chain (end-user electronic equipment and systems, electronic components, materials & tools…), in the world in 2018 with forecasts for 2023 and describes the position of the EU in terms of production. Production values of electronics equipment and systems are presented among 10 main segments: Aerospace/Defense & Security, Automotive, Industrial & Robotics, Health & Care, Telecommunication Infrastructures, Phones, Professional data processing, Consumer PC, Audio & Video and Home Appliance.

To read the executive summary, click here

To read the full report, click here.