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Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2013-2023

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Published Date : Apr 2013

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Consumer Electronics

No. of Pages : 281


This report provides the most comprehensive view of the topic, giving detailed ten year forecasts by device type. The market is analyzed by territory, printed vs non printed, rigid vs flexible, inorganic vs organic, cost of materials vs process cost and much more, with over 160 tables and figures. Activities of over 1,000 leading companies are given, as is assessment of the winners and losers to come.

Impartial assessment
In the report IDTechEx appraises each enabling technology component by virtue of its market need - not technology push. We draw on ten years of knowledge tracking this sector and provide detailed, refined forecasts, strategic positioning and assessment of trends, \"hot topics\" and unmet opportunities.

The big picture
The report specifically addresses the big picture - including OLED displays and lighting, to thin film photovoltaics to flexible sensors and much more. Importantly, it includes not only electronics which are printed, organic and/or flexible now, but it also covers those that will be. Realistic timescales, case studies, existing products and the emergence of new products are given, as are impediments and opportunities for the years to come.
Over 3,000 organizations are pursuing printed, organic, flexible electronics, including printing, electronics, materials and packaging companies. While some of these technologies are in use now - indeed there are three sectors which have created billion dollar markets - others are commercially embryonic.
The benefits of these new electronics are numerous - ranging from lower cost, improved performance, flexibility, transparency, reliability, better environmental credentials and much more. Many of the applications will be newly created, and where existing electronic and electrical products are impacted, the extent will be varied.
This widely referenced IDTechEx report brings it all together, with particular focus on applications and quantative assessment of opportunities.

Market size from 2013 to 2023
IDTechEx find that the total market for printed, flexible and organic electronics will grow from $16.04 Billion in 2013 to $76.79 Billion in 2023. The majority of that is OLEDs (organic but not printed) and conductive ink used for a wide range of applications. On the other hand, stretchable electronics, logic and memory, thin film sensors are much smaller segments but with huge growth potential as they emerge from R&D.
The market share over time of a select number of components studied is shown in the chart below - full data sets including an excel spreadsheet are given with the report
Lessons, successes and opportunities

The following components are assessed, and for each one ten year forecasts are given, along with companies and their activities, case studies, impediments to commercialization and timescales:
  • Logic and memory
  • OLED displays
  • OLED lighting
  • Electrophoretic and other bistable displays
  • Electrochromic displays
  • Electroluminescent displays
  • Other displays
  • Thin film batteries
  • Photovoltaics
  • Sensors
  • Conductors
  • Other
Table of Contents

1.2.Market Potential and Profitability
1.3.Total market size 2013 to 2023
1.4.Organic versus Inorganic Electronics
1.5.Printed versus non printed electronics
1.6.Flexible/conformal versus rigid electronics
1.7.Market by territory
1.8.The long term view
1.9.The value chain and unmet needs
1.10.Go to Market Strategies
1.11.Printed electronics needs new design rules
1.12.Successes, failures and repositioners

2.2.Ten year forecasts of unusual breadth
2.3.Terminology and definitions
2.4.Scope for printed electronics and electrics
2.5.There is a bigger picture
2.6.The potential significance of organic and printed inorganic electronics
2.7.3,000 organisations active in the field
2.8.Printed electronics products today
2.9.Highest volume products with no silicon chip
2.10.Printed electronics with silicon chips/hybrid electronics
2.10.1.Electronic apparel
2.10.2.Display and lighting
2.10.3.Stretchable electronic products for sale
2.11.Displays are the main sector for now
2.12.Photovoltaics beyond conventional silicon are the second largest market
2.13.How printed electronics is being applied
2.13.1.Markets in 2013
2.13.2.Surprisingly poor progress with low cost electronics so far
2.14.Threat - silicon chips keep getting cheaper
2.15.Challenging conventional electronics
2.16.Flexible is a big market
2.17.Assumptions for forecasts

3.1.Logic and Memory Market Forecasts 2013-2023
3.2.Impact on silicon
3.3.Transistor design
3.4.The main options for semiconductors
3.4.1.What reads to most of the potential strengths of printed transistors
3.4.2.Primary market focus of developers
3.4.3.Shakeout of organic transistor developers
3.4.4.Oxide Semiconductors
3.4.5.Carbon Nanotube and Graphene
3.4.6.Company strategy and value chain
3.6.Flexible memristor

4.1.Market drivers
4.2.OLED Displays
4.2.1.OLED Development timeline
4.2.2.Current OLED Products
4.2.3.OLEDs and the beginning of the end for LCDs
4.2.4.OLEDs - a rapidly growing market
4.2.5.Current Technical Approaches for OLED TV
4.2.6.OLED investment
4.2.7.Potential Scenarios for OLED TV
4.2.8.OLED production capacity
4.2.9.OLED market forecasts 2013-2023
4.2.10.Unmet technical needs for OLEDs
4.3.Electrophoretic and other bi-stable displays
4.3.1.Applications of E-paper displays
4.3.2.Ubiquity or obsolescence: how is E Ink\'s success story going to end?
4.3.3.Electrowetting displays
4.3.4.Electrophoretic and Bi-Stable displays market forecasts 2013-2023
4.4.1.Electrochromic displays market forecasts 2013-2023
4.5.AC Electroluminescent
4.5.1.Electroluminescent displays market forecasts 2013-2023
4.6.Other display technologies
4.6.2.Flexible LCDs

5.1.Value proposition of OLED vs. LED lighting
5.2.LED Market - a detailed overview
5.2.1.The LED Market - Backlighting
5.2.2.The LED Market - Automotive
5.2.3.The LED Market - General Lighting
5.2.4.The LED Market - Market Figures
5.3.OLED Lighting - market analysis
5.3.1.Cost projection
5.3.2.OLED Market penetration
5.3.3.OLED Value Chain
5.3.4.OLED market forecast

6.1.Crystalline Silicon
6.2.Thin Film Photovoltaics
6.2.1.Amorphous Silicon
6.2.5.Organic PV
6.3.Market trends and Forecasts
6.3.1.Crystalline Silicon
6.3.2.Thin films

7.1.1.Importance of laminar batteries
7.1.2.Button batteries vs laminar batteries
7.1.3.Choices of laminar battery
7.1.4.Applications of laminar batteries
7.2.Printed batteries forecasts 2013-2023
7.2.1.Laminar batteries - missing the big opportunity?

8.2.Printed and Flexible Sensor Forecasts 2013-2023
8.2.1.Market Drivers for growth
8.2.2.Biomedical Sensors
8.2.3.Gas Environmental
8.2.4.Temperature Sensors
8.2.5.Force and Pressure
8.2.6.Imaging Sensors

9.1.Market by territory
9.1.1.Number of active organisations globally in this field
9.1.2.Geographical split 2013-2035
9.1.3.Giant corporations of the world and their progress with printed electronics
9.2.The total market opportunity by component
9.3.Organic versus Inorganic
9.4.Printed versus non printed electronics
9.5.Flexible/conformal versus rigid electronics
9.6.Market forecasts for materials 2013-2023
9.7.Impact of printed electronics on conventional markets
9.7.1.Impact on end-use markets
9.7.2.Potential markets

10.1.Rare materials and the effect of commodity material prices on driving innovation in printed, organic and flexible electronics
10.1.2.Silver and Copper ink
10.2.Need for better flexible, transparent, low cost barriers
10.2.1.Encapsulation Technologies
10.2.3.Flexible Glass
10.2.4.Flexible barriers forecasts
10.3.Transparent Conductive Films and touch surfaces
10.4.Lack of standardized benchmarking
10.5.Urgent need for creative product design
10.5.1.Smart Packaging

11.1.Agfa Orgacon
11.2.Asahi Kasei
11.4.Bayer MaterialScience AG
11.6.Coatema Coating Machinery
11.8.DaiNippon Printing
11.9.DuPont microcircuit materials
11.10.E Ink
11.12.Fujifilm Dimatix
11.13.GSI Technologies
11.17.Hewlett Packard
11.19.ITRI Taiwan
11.20.Kovio Inc
11.21.Merck Chemicals
11.26.Plastic Logic
11.31.Showa Denko
11.34.TNO Holst
11.35.Toppan Forms
11.36.Toppan Printing
11.37.University of Tokyo
11.39.Other players in this value chain



List of Table

1.1.Description and analysis of the main technology components of printed and potentially printed electronics
1.2.Current opportunity, market size and profitability
1.3.Market forecast by component type for 2013-2023 in US $ billions, for printed and potentially printed electronics including organic, inorganic and composites
1.4.The different states of readiness of organic and inorganic electronic technologies (semiconductors and conductors)
1.5.Spend on organic versus inorganic materials 2013-2023 US$ billion
1.6.Split of material types by component
1.7.Market value $ billions of only printed electronics 2013-2023
1.8.Total market value of printed versus non printed electronics 2013-2023 US$ billion
1.9.Market value $ billions of only flexible/conformal electronics 2013-2023
1.10.Total market value of flexible/conformal versus rigid electronics 2013-2023 in US$ billion
1.11.The market for printed and potentially printed electronics by territory in $ billion 2013-2035
1.12.Possible breakdown of the market for printed and potentially printed electronics in 2035 by numbers and value
1.13.Success and failures
2.1.Market forecasts for 2035 in US$ billion
2.3.Leading market drivers 2023
2.4.Some potential benefits of printed and partly printed organic and inorganic electronics and electrics over conventional devices and non-electronic printing in various applications
2.5.Types of printed/thin film photovoltaics beyond silicon compared, with examples of suppliers
2.6.Primary assumptions of organic electronics in full production 2013-2035
3.1.Global market for printed electronics logic and memory 2013-2023 in billions of dollars, with % printed and % flexible
3.2.Scope for printed TFTCs to create new markets or replace silicon chips
3.3.Advantages of printed and thin film transistors and memory vs traditional silicon
3.4.Key parameters of thin-film deposition techniques
4.1.Some new and established display technologies compared
4.2.Comparison of the features of various technologies for advertising and signage
4.3.Announced and exiting production plans of major companies
4.4.Market forecasts for OLED panel displays 2013-2023
4.5.Electrophoretic and Bi-stable displays market forecasts 2013-2023
4.6.Electrochromic displays market forecasts 2013-2023
4.7.Electroluminescent displays market forecasts 2013-2023
5.1.Electrochromic displays market forecasts 2013-2023
7.1.Shapes of battery for small RFID tags advantages and disadvantages
7.2.The spectrum of choice of technologies for laminar batteries
7.3.Examples of potential sources of flexible thin film batteries
7.4.Some examples of marketing thrust for laminar batteries
7.5.Batteries forecasts 2013-2023
8.1.Sensor forecasts 2013-2023
8.2.Leading market drivers 2023
9.1.The market for printed and potentially printed electronics by territory in $ billion 2013-2035
9.2.Examples of giant corporations intending to make the printed and potentially printed devices with the largest market potential, showing East Asia dominant.
9.3.Examples of giant corporations, making or intending to make materials for printed and potentially printed electronics
9.4.Most supported technology by number of organisations identified in North America, East Asia and Europe
9.5.Summary of the trends by territory
9.6.Market forecast by component type for 2013-2023 in US $ billions, for printed and potentially printed electronics including organic, inorganic and composites
9.7.Market forecasts for 2032 in US$ billion
9.8.Spend on organic versus inorganic materials 2013-2023 US$ billion
9.9.Split of material types by component
9.10.Market value $ billions of only printed electronics 2013-2023
9.11.Market value $ billions of only flexible/conformal electronics 2013-2023
9.12.Materials market forecasts 2013-2023 US$ billion
9.13.End user markets relevant to printed and potentially printed electronics
9.14.Possible breakdown of the market for printed and potentially printed electronics in 2032 by numbers and value
10.1.Water vapour and oxygen transmission rates of various materials.
10.2.Requirements of barrier materials
10.3.Market share of transparent conductive films
11.1.Other players in the value chain

List of Chart

1.1.Market forecast by component type for 2013-2023 in US $ billions, for printed and potentially printed electronics including organic, inorganic and composites
1.2.Spend on organic versus inorganic materials 2013-2023 US$ billion
1.3.Market value $ billions of only printed electronics 2013-2023
1.4.Total market value of printed versus non printed electronics 2013-2023 US$ billion
1.5.Market value $ billions of only flexible/conformal electronics 2013-2023
1.6.Total market value of flexible versus non flexible electronics 2013-2023 in US$ billion
1.7.Market by Territory 2013-2023 in US$ billion
1.8.Examples of organic and inorganic electronics and electrics potentially tackling different technologies and applications
1.9.The potential annual global sales of each type by 2023 in US$ billions and percentage
1.10.The potential annual global sales of each type by 2035 in US$ billions
1.11.The emerging value chain is unbalanced
1.12.Those going to market first move right
1.13.Examples of printed electronics creating new products
2.1.Market forecasts for 2035 in US$ billion
2.2.Leading market drivers 2023
2.3.Giant industries collaborate for the first time
2.4.The 3,000 organisations tackling printed and potentially printed devices and their materials
2.5.Smart iontophoretic skin patches
2.6.Esquire magazine with animated display September 2008
2.7.T-equaliser animated t-shirt
2.8.OLED TV from LG
2.9.How printed electronics is being applied to products
2.10.Printed Electronics Applications
2.11.Typical price breaks for high volume electronics and examples of potential advances
2.12.Some of the potential markets
3.1.Traditional geometry for a field effect transistor
3.2.Semiconductor options
3.3.The market space for display backplanes that is likely to be filled by oxide semiconductor thin film transistors
3.4.Road map
3.5.Organic TFT technology is maturing
3.6.Thinfilm memory compared with the much more complex DRAM in silicon
3.7.Structure of Thinfilm memory
4.1.How major trends have driven technology innovation in the display industry at different eras
4.2.Timeline of activity in the OLED space in terms of joint ventures, partnerships and collaborations
4.3.Examples of key OLED display products on the market. The products include cameras, tablets, music players, mobile phones, TVs, etc and the producers include Nokia, Sony, Samsung, LG, HTC, Microsoft, Motorola, etc.
4.4.Volume production (in units) for different companies in the OLED display space for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
4.5.Principle of operation of electrophoretic displays
4.6.E-paper displays on a magazine sold in the US in October 2008
4.7.Secondary display on a cell phone
4.8.Amazon Kindle 2, launched in the US in February 2009
4.9.White state reflectance %
4.10.Competitive analysis of E Ink (Pearl) vs. Liquavista and Mirasol displays
4.11.Global electrophoretic e-readers sales (in million units)
4.12.Droplet contracting and relaxing from Liquavista
4.13.Electrochromic display on a Valentine\'s card sold by Marks and Spencer in the UK in 2004 and electrochromic display with drive circuits in a laminate for smart cards
4.14.Boardroom lighting in Alcatel France that switches to various modes
4.15.Animated EL artwork in a two meter suspended ball for event lighting
4.16.Coyopa rum with four segment sequentially switched pictures
4.17.TV controller
4.18.Duracell battery tester
4.19.Interactive game on a beer package by VTT Technologies in Finland
4.20.Color LCD by photo alignment
4.21.Color printable flexible LCD
5.1.Comparing the attributes of OLED and LED lighting using a radar chart
5.2.Market growth of LEDs in the backlighting, automotive and general lighting sectors between 2013 and 2023*
5.3.Electrochromic displays market forecasts 2013-2023
6.1.Applied Baccini Pegaso printer
6.2.Roadmap for the reduction of silver utilization
6.3.Examples of a-Si PV
6.4.Applications of CIGS technology
6.5.Current and envisaged future products incorporating dye sensitized solar cells
6.6.Illustrations of organic photovoltaics
6.7.Photovoltaics Forecast Breakdown US$ billion
7.1.Estee Lauder smart skin patch which delivers cosmetics using the iontophoretic effect
8.1.Rigid, printed and flexible substrates
8.2.Main drivers for adoption of printed and flexible sensors
9.1.Organisations involved in printed and potentially printed electronics across the world, by type of interest
9.2.Primary devices being developed
9.3.Market by Territory 2013-2023 in US$ billion
9.4.Number of printed electronics products by country
9.5.Number of organisations active in printed electronics by country in Europe
9.6.Display project distribution in East Asia: OLED top left, electroluminescent top right, electrophoretic bottom
9.7.Number of projects by device type in North America
9.8.Market forecast by component type for 2013-2023 in US $ billions, for printed and potentially printed electronics including organic, inorganic and composites
9.9.Market forecasts for 2032 in US$ billion
9.10.Spend on organic versus inorganic materials 2013-2023 US$ billion
9.11.Market value $ billions of only printed electronics 2013-2023
9.12.Market value $ billions of only flexible/conformal electronics 2013-2023
9.13.Relative investments from the key areas of printed electronics development
9.14.Materials market forecast 2013-2023
9.15.Examples of organic and inorganic electronics and electrics potentially tackling different technologies and applications
9.16.The potential annual global sales of each type by 2023 in US$ billions
9.17.The potential annual global sales of each type by 2032 in US$ billions
9.18.Some of the potential markets
10.1.The price of indium has been fluctuating over the years, creating uncertainty for end users
10.2.The price of silver (shown in $/oz) has spiked in recent years, largely due to the global economic downturn
10.3.Schematic diagrams for encapsulated structures a) conventional b) laminated c) deposited in situ
10.4.A percentage breakdown of the market by applications for flexible barrier films in 2013
10.5.Progress of confirmed research-scale photovoltaic device efficiencies, under AM 1.5 simulated solar illumination, for a variety of technologies
10.6.Innovative product designers/ sellers are in short supply
11.1.Semiconductor development at Evonik
11.2.Target range for mobility and processing temperature of semiconductors
11.3.Transfer characteristics of gen3 semiconductor system
11.4.Current efficiency of a Novaled PIN OLEDTM stack on an inkjet printed, transparent conductive ITO anode
11.5.Inks developed by InkTec
11.6.InkTec Printing methods
11.7.Printed Flexible Circuits from Soligie
11.8.Capabilities of Soligie
11.9.Printed electronics from Soligie
11.10.Printing presses used for printing electronics at Soligie
11.11.A flexible display sample
11.12.Printed electronics samples
11.13.New electronics targets physical space
11.14.Large-area electronics
11.15.32\" pressure sensor matrix
11.16.Wireless power transmission sheet
11.17.Device structure
11.18.Organic transistors
11.19.Organic transistor 3D ICs
11.20.Scanner with no moving parts
11.21.Scanning a wine bottle label
11.22.Stretchable electronics

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