The semiconductor industry lies at the intersection of several high-growth sectors that are now reaching…Read More
The High-tech sector is broad and encompasses numerous industries including: semiconductors, telecommunications, electrical manufacturing, and electronics. Within each of these, a wide-range of players are present and continuously innovating in order to meet customer demands.
Though these industries vary widely, a few overarching drivers and disruptors are driving evolution of these sectors. For example, the Internet of Things is set to radically alter all of these industries, from the final products and services it offers to the new business models it permits. Increased digitization and a slew of novel technologies are also driving evolution of these sectors. An innovation and technology roadmap that can incorporate a variety of these technologies will be necessary to remain competitive within this market.
Topics We’ve Worked On
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Fact checking / validation
I recently read an article about a long-term, safe, implantable electronics. What scientific articles can support this claim?
Identify the top 3-5 disruptive technologies for the consumer electronics space in the next 5-10 years.
Compile a short list and summary on recent (within 6 months) academic papers working on quantum computers.
Data review / analysis
Review aggregated data on GPU performance properties between the top 3 chip designs from the past 3 years.
How can we most efficiently recapture the energy from the heated water flowing through our server-farms?
In-depth project work
Develop a technology landscape for all encrypted algorithms for secure data transfer.
Identify and analyze all startups, professors and patents working on nanolithography for chip design (TRL 1-9).
Interview / private information acquisition
Run an in depth analysis, leveraging an interview with Professor Marks to understand the scalability of his new molecular circuit.
Compile a technical summary list of all machine learning companies that have raised >$20M in funding or have >$1M in annual revenue.
Regulatory / Market Analysis
Compile a white-space analysis for scalable nanomaterials and which market spaces / applications would be the highest ROI.
26 Sep 2017
We live in exciting times. In the past few years, we have seen the acceleration…Read More
14 Sep 2017
Many people still associate chip manufacturers with pre-built desktop PCs. However, those days are long…Read More
Sofiane Boukhalfa, PhD
Sofiane specializes in the high-tech and financial industry. His responsibilities include managing the overall project and scholar team to ensure successful project outcomes for our clients. Sofiane earned his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focus was in nanotechnology and energy storage. Since graduating from Georgia Tech, he has worked as an emerging technology and business strategy consultant at several firms and for his own clients.
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