The electronics industry comprises of groups of interconnected industries in the electronics world. The sector can be subdivided into consumer electronics including computers, telecommunication, and electronic components. Right in the heart of electronic components are semiconductor products like resistors and transistors.
The rise in different categories of products in the electronics industry including applications to other sectors of the economy is due to the widespread applications of microelectronics.
This is a great revolution in the electronics industry.
The Change Brought By The Technology
The evolution of the microelectronics technology industry reflects a continuous technological impact and change. The major changes that can be seen in product manufacture include higher level of product integration, reliability, better product performance, increased number of products manufactured and reduced costs of device manufacture.
Innovations stems from the demand for low-cost products with high performing properties. The microelectronic technology makes it possible for the manufacture of various devices.
A significant area of application of microelectronics is in the innovation of display technology. With microelectronics, image displays are now shaper, thinner and of higher quality than what we use to have back in the days. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) use to be what screen displays are made of. With semiconductors and microelectronics technology, not only do you have thinner, flat and low energy consumption TVs and displays, the images are of superior quality than what is generally known before now.
Unlike CRT that works with electron beams which scans rows of phosphor, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) forms images through a backlight on the pixels of the liquid crystals to form images.
The likes of Samsung, LG, Sharp, Japan Display, Toshiba and many other players in the screen display production are producing great designs with LCD display technology for their products and for other companies who use LCD technology.
Microelectronics technology is easy to implement and also cost effective. This is a driving factor for many manufacturers in the industry to increase their production capacity to any degree of their choice.
It has improved expansion in many electronics manufacturing companies.
Before now, the bigger the electronic gadget, the more powerful and efficient it is expected to be. Think of the Mainframe computers that were big enough to occupy a room of their own in the late 20th century. Their size defines their power and capability. This is no longer true today. With microelectronics changing things for good, you can have a laptop to take anywhere and to be much more powerful. A small-sized smartphone can be more powerful than the large desktop computer you have in your living room.
What more can be said about the flat designs of the LCD TVs in your home? They are the new phase of TVs in the modern world. You can have them hung on the wall to make it look much like a painting on the wall.
Innovation Into Wearable Designs
The wearable electronics are emerging application of microelectronics technology to device manufacture. Samsung, LG, Sharp and Japan Display are all investing in this new innovation. Wearable wristbands and wearable display devices and a host of other wearable electronics have found their ways to the electronics industry through the use of microelectronics.
Medical outfits recommend pulse rate wearable equipment for their patients to keep constant touch on the state of their health. You can access the wearable LCD display for a nice viewing experience from major manufacturers like Samsung, Sharp and other manufacturers that are focused on LCD products.
Why could a wrist watch function just like a mini computer? How is it possible to have your hand-band come with lots of computational functions? The simple answer to this is microelectronics technology. Since ICs are very minute designs, integration of additional functionalities in a design becomes much easier. The electronics industry is taking advantage of this technology to manufacture electronic equipment that are as small as a wrist-watch but with computing functionality integrated.