Technology List

Explorer is a dynamic service. We add and remove technologies to reflect their changing importance and impact on the research and business environments. In our monthly Viewpoints, we tell our clients about developments that we think are commercially significant. We update the Technology Maps to reflect change.

Currently Monitored Technologies


Discontinued Technologies

Explorer adds and removes technology areas according to both clients' interest and the commercial status of technologies. Discontinued technologies are areas that the Explorer service once covered but whose importance and impact on the business environment have changed such that they no longer lend themselves to Explorer coverage as stand-alone topics. Explorer analysts continue to watch these subjects to identify any new opportunities or technology developments that might arise, and they report any such developments in other related Explorer technology areas.

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Discontinued Technology Area Date of Last Publication

* Explorer no longer covers Nanotechnology as a single area, but split it into three more focused areas: Nanobiotechnology, Nanoelectronics, and Nanomaterials.

Advanced Silicon Microelectronics/ULSI June 2009
Diamond Thin Films December 2003/January 2004
Fiber-Optic Communications December 2003/January 2004
Fiber-Optic Sensors May 2007
Genomics June 2009
High-Definition Imaging Systems November 2001
High-Performance Computing July 2002
Internet Commerce November 2006
Machine-Vision Systems November 2001
Nanotechnology* August 2004
Neural Networks October 2004
Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation December 2000/January 2001
Optoelectronics/Photonics November 2015
Rapid Prototyping July 2002
Speech Interfaces October 2004
Storage Technologies October 2004
Structural Adhesives November 2004
Virtual Worlds July 2014
Web Services November 2006