Global Flexible and Printed Sensors Market Analysis

Printed and Flexible Sensors - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Oct 20, 2015, 158 Pages
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Global Flexible and Printed Sensors Market Analysis

Printing of sensors represents an innovative approach to sensor manufacturing. Although only witnessing mainstream popularity of late, printing is not new to sensor manufacturing. Sensors have been manufactured for more than a decade by the traditional screen printing process. Developments in sensor printing technologies, over the years, have however enabled more and more sensors to be printed, making it a standard sensor manufacturing technology across the globe. Printing technology enables manufacturing sensors on diverse substrates, including flexible bendable substrates such as plastics, paper and rubber-like polymers, which allows for high mechanical flexibility. Printing technology has been revolutionizing the growing field of flexible/bendable sensors by providing a cost efficient method of processing diverse electronic materials at temperatures compatible with flexible substrates. 

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Printed and Flexible Sensors in US$ Million. The Global market is further analyzed by the following Segments: Biosensors, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a four-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 40 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Fujifilm Holding Corporation
GSI Technology, LLC
ISORG
KWJ Engineering Inc.
Peratech Holdco Limited

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

      Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                       I-1
      Disclaimers                                                       I-2
      Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                             I-2
       Quantitative Techniques & Analytics                              I-3
      Product Definitions and Scope of Study                            I-3


 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW                                                  II-1
      Sensors Industry: An Introductory Prelude                         II-1
      Key Statistical Findings                                          II-2
       Table 1: Global Sensors Market (2014): Percentage Share
       Breakdown of Revenues by Sensor Type (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-2

       Table 2: World Market for Sensors by End-Use Segment (2014,
       2016, 2018 & 2020): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
       Automobile Applications, HVAC & Building Control, Machine
       Tools & General Machinery, Office Automation & Communication,
       Process & Manufacturing Industries, and Others Markets
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                             II-3
      Printing Technology Comes of Age in Sensor Manufacturing          II-3
      Printed Flexible Sensors - A Market Round Up                      II-5
      Outlook                                                           II-6
      Developed Regions Dominate the Market, While Developing
       Nations to Turbo Charge Growth in Coming Years                   II-6
       Table 3: Global Printed and Flexible Sensors Market (2015E):
       Market Shares of Developed Regions/Countries (includes
       corresponding Graph/Chart)                                       II-7

       Table 4: Growth of Developing Countries Vis-à-Vis Developed
       Countries in Printed and Flexible Sensors Market: CAGR over
       the Period 2014-2020 for China, Russia, UK, Germany, Japan,
       France, US, Italy, Spain and Canada (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-7
      Competition                                                       II-7

  2. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS, DRIVERS & CHALLENGES                            II-9
      Key Unmet Demands of Silicon Sensors to Drive Business Case
       for Printed Sensors                                              II-9
      Fall in Production Costs Reduces Prices of Printed Sensors
       Further- Helps Boost their Adoption                              II-9
      Printed Biosensors - The Dominant Segment                         II-9
       Table 5: Global Printed Biosensors Market (2015): Percentage
       Share Breakdown of Revenue by Application Area - Blood
       Glucose Strips & Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)     II-10
       Rising Number of Diabetic Patients Across the Globe & Growing
        Demand for Blood Glucose Strips to Boost Demand for Printed
         & Flexible Biosensors                                          II-10
        Table 6: Global Diabetes Mellitus Incidence among Ages 20-79
        (2014E & 2035P): Prevalence (in Millions) and Percentage
        Share by Geographic Region (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-12

        Table 7: Percentage Increase in DM Incidence among Ages
        20-79 Worldwide by Geographic Region: 2013-2035 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      II-12

        Table 8: Top Ten Countries Worldwide with the Highest Number
        of People (in the Age Group 20-79 Years) with DM (in
        Millions): 2014E & 2035P (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-13
      Printed Piezoresistive Sensors - Following Biosensors Towards
       Maturity                                                         II-13
      Printed & Flexible Temperature Sensors - A Market Laden with
       Tremendous Growth Opportunities                                  II-14
      Printed Humidity Sensors & Photodetectors to Gain Massive
       Traction in Coming Years                                         II-14
      Hybrid CMOS Sensors Rise in Popularity                            II-15
      Printed & Flexible Sensors Gain From Growing Focus of
       Electronic Manufacturers on Printed Electronics                  II-15
      A Look into Some of the Key End-Use Markets for Printed &
       Flexible Sensors                                                 II-16
       Strong Commercial Prospects for Printed & Flexible Sensors in
        the Healthcare Sector                                           II-16
        Strong R&D Activity & Product Development Efforts in
         Healthcare Sector to Expand the Use of Printed & Flexible
          Sensors                                                       II-16
        Demand for Smart Healthcare Systems Spurs Adoption of
         Multimodal Flexible Sensors                                    II-17
        Flexible & Printed Sensors in Mobile Health - An Emerging
         Opportunity                                                    II-17
        Spiraling Demand for Wireless Health and Fitness Monitoring
         Devices Benefit Market Growth                                  II-18
        Wearable Medical Devices to See Increased Use of Printed &
         Flexible Sensors in the Coming Years                           II-18
       Growing Demand from Consumer Electronics Manufacturing Industry  II-18
        Table 9: Global Market for Consumer Electronics by
        Region/Country (2012 & 2015): Breakdown of Annual Revenue
        (in US$ Billion) Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Canada,
        Europe, Middle East, US, and Latin America (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      II-19
        Widespread Adoption of Touch Screen Displays for Electronic
         Devices Drive Demand for Printed Sensors                       II-19
         Table 10: World Smartphones Market by Region/Country (2015 &
         2020): Breakdown of Annual Shipments (thousand units) for
         Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Canada, Europe, Middle
         East, US, and Latin America (includes corresponding
         Graph/Chart)                                                   II-21

         Table 11: World Tablet PCs Market: Breakdown of Annual
         Volume Sales (in Million Units) for the Years 2013 & 2015
         (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                           II-21

         Table 12: World All-in-One PC Shipments for 2013, 2014 and
         2015 in Million Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)     II-22

         Table 13: World Shipments of Touchscreen Devices by Type
         (2013, 2014 & 2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume
         Shipment for All-in-one PCs, Feature Phones, Monitors,
         Notebook PCs, Smartphones, Tablet PCs and Others (includes
         corresponding Graph/Chart)                                     II-22

         Table 14: Global Market for Notebooks by Touch
         Proliferation (2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016) (includes
         corresponding Graph/Chart)                                     II-23
       Printed Sensors Gaining Prominence for Inventory & Smart
        Packaging Solutions                                             II-23
       Printed Flexible RFID Label with CMOS Temperature and
        Humidity Sensors                                                II-23
       Expanding End-Use Possibilities Augurs Well for the Printed
        and Flexible Sensors Market                                     II-24
      Expanding IoT Ecosystem to Promote Growth in Printed Sensors      II-24
       Table 15: World IoT Semiconductors Market by Function (2015,
       2018, & 2020): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
       Communications, Processing, and Sensing (includes
       corresponding Graph/Chart)                                       II-25

       Table 16: World Market for IoT Technology by End-use Sector
       (2013 & 2015): Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative No. of
       Connected Devices for Automotive, Consumer, and
       Industrial/Business Markets (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-26
      Screen Printed Electrochemical Sensors Drive Opportunities        II-26
       Applications of Screen Printed Electrochemical Sensors           II-26
        Detection of Heavy Metals                                       II-27
        Detection of Gas Pollutants                                     II-27
        Detection of Organic Compounds                                  II-27
        Water Quality Tests                                             II-28
      Use of Screen Printed Technology for the Development of
       Printed Temperature Sensors                                      II-29
      Innovations/Advancements in Printed & Flexible Sensors
       Spearhead Growth                                                 II-29
       Flexible Multi-Touch Printed Sensors                             II-29
       Super Flexible Sensors All Set To Transform Prosthetics and
        Robotics                                                        II-29
       Carbon Nano-buds: A Potent Material for Flexible Touch Sensors   II-30
       Insignia Technologies Develop Printed Temperature Monitoring
        Sensor                                                          II-30
       Flexible Digital X-Ray Technology for Remote Diagnostic & 
        X-Ray Imaging Applications                                      II-30
       Screen-Printed Biosensors in Microbiology                        II-31
       Screen Printed Biosensors to Detect Nitrate in Drinking Water    II-31
       Other Recent Innovations/Advancements in the Printed and
        Flexible Sensors                                                II-31

  3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW                                                   II-32
      Printing Technology for Sensor Manufacturing - An Introduction    II-32
      Printed & Flexible Sensors - An Introduction                      II-32
      Flexible Sensors                                                  II-32
       Types of Flexible Sensors                                        II-32
      Technologies Used for Producing Printed & Flexible Sensors        II-33
       Screen Printing                                                  II-33
       Inkjet Printing                                                  II-33
       Gravure Printing                                                 II-33
       Flexography                                                      II-33
      Printed & Flexible Sensors by Type                                II-34
       Biosensors                                                       II-34
       Others                                                           II-34
        Temperature Sensors                                             II-34
        Types of Temperature Sensors                                    II-34
        Photo-detector                                                  II-34
        Piezoresistive Sensor                                           II-34
        Capacitive Sensing                                              II-35
        Piezoelectric Sensor                                            II-35
        Humidity Sensors                                                II-35
        Gas sensors                                                     II-35

  4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES                                     II-36
      Atmel Rolls Out Novel Range of ARM Cortex-M0+-based MCUs          II-36
      Identiv Introduces uTrust Sense Sensor                            II-36
      Thinfilm Introduces OpenSense Printed NFC Sensor Tag for Bottles  II-36
      Vishay Intertechnology Introduces Innovative Sensor with
       Filtron™ Technology                                              II-36
      American Semiconductor Launches FleXform-ADC™ Flexible Hybrid
       Development Kit                                                  II-36
      Toshiba Introduces T4KB3 13 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor           II-36
      Toshiba Introduces T4KA3 8 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor            II-36
      Carlo Gavazzi Unveils UA30CAD60 Series of New Long Range
       Ultrasonic Sensors                                               II-37
      STMicroelectronics Introduces Innovative Thin-Film
       Piezoelectric MEMS Technology                                    II-37
      Samsung Unveils SIMBAND Flexible Platform for Wearable Health
       Sensors                                                          II-37
      On Semiconductor Rolls Out AR0230CS Image Sensor                  II-37
      Toshiba Unveils T4KA7 20 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor              II-37
      On Semiconductor Unveils Python CMOS Image Sensor                 II-37
      Toshiba Introduces TCM3211PB VGA CMOS Image Sensor                II-37
      Murata Develops New Capacitive Type MEMS Pressure Sensor          II-37

  5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY                                           II-38
      R&D CORE Partners with Plastic Logic for Fully Flexible Touch
       Screen Sensor Technology                                         II-38
      Microchip Partners with Xymox Technologies                        II-38
      Bemis Extends Partnership with Thinfilm                           II-38
      PakSense Inks an Agreement with Thin Film to Provide Printed
       Temperature Sensors                                              II-38
      MGI to Acquire CERADROP                                           II-38

  6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS                                     II-39
      Fujifilm Holding Corporation (Japan)                              II-39
      GSI Technology, LLC (US)                                          II-39
       Interlink Electronics, Inc. (US)                                 II-39
      ISORG (France)                                                    II-39
      KWJ Engineering Inc. (US)                                         II-40
      Peratech Holdco Limited (UK)                                      II-40
      PST Sensors (South Africa)                                        II-40
      Synkera Technologies, Inc. (US)                                   II-41
      Tekscan (US)                                                      II-41
      Thin Film Electronics ASA (Norway)                                II-41
      T+Ink, Inc. (US)                                                  II-41

  7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                                          II-42
      Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Printed and Flexible Sensors by Geographic Region/Country -
      US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
      Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-42

      Table 18: World Historic Review for Printed and Flexible
      Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
      Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-43

      Table 19: World 11-Year Perspective for Printed and Flexible
      Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
      Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
      (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for Years 2010,
      2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                II-44

      Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Printed and Flexible Sensors by Segment - Biosensors and
      Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
      Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-45

      Table 21: World Historic Review for Printed and Flexible
      Sensors by Segment - Biosensors and Others Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
      Million for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-46

      Table 22: World 11-Year Perspective for Printed and Flexible
      Sensors by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for
      Biosensors and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 and 2020
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-47


III. MARKET

  1. THE UNITED STATES                                                  III-1
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-1
        Outlook                                                         III-1
        Well Established Healthcare & Medical Devices Industry
         Drives Massive Demand for Printed & Flexible Sensors in the
          Healthcare Market                                             III-1
        Improving Industrial Activity Bodes Well for Printed &
         Flexible Sensors                                               III-1
        Product Launches                                                III-2
        Corporate Development                                           III-3
        Key Players                                                     III-3
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-5
        Table 23: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Printed and Flexible Sensors Analyzed with Annual Revenue
        Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-5

        Table 24: US Historic Review for Printed and Flexible
        Sensors Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
        for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-6

  2. CANADA                                                             III-7
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-7
        Outlook                                                         III-7
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-7
        Table 25: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Printed and Flexible Sensors Analyzed with Annual
        Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-7

        Table 26: Canadian Historic Review for Printed and Flexible
        Sensors Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
        for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-8

  3. JAPAN                                                              III-9
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-9
        Outlook                                                         III-9
        Japanese Sensors Market                                         III-9
        Product Launches                                                III-9
        Fujifilm Holding Corporation - A Key Player                     III-10
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-11
        Table 27: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Printed and Flexible Sensors Analyzed with Annual
        Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-11

        Table 28: Japanese Historic Review for Printed and Flexible
        Sensors Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
        for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-12

  4. EUROPE                                                             III-13
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-13
        Outlook                                                         III-13
        Europe Emerging As the Core Market for Printed Sensor
         Technology                                                     III-13
        Government Funding: A Key Growth Driver                         III-13
        Strong European Expertise in Technology Drives Growth           III-14
        Exploring Cosmological Avenues                                  III-15
        Product Launches                                                III-15
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-15
        Key Players                                                     III-16
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-18
        Table 29: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Printed and Flexible Sensors by Geographic
        Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
        and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-18

        Table 30: European Historic Review for Printed and Flexible
        Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany,
        Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
        Million for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-19

        Table 31: European 11-Year Perspective for Printed and
        Flexible Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
        Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
        Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2010, 2015 and
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-20

  5. ASIA-PACIFIC                                                       III-21
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-21
        Outlook                                                         III-21
        Asia-Pacific - Fastest Growing Sensors Market Worldwide         III-21
        Role of Government and Regulatory Authorities in
         Strengthening Sensors Market in the Region                     III-21
        Product Launch                                                  III-22
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-22
        Table 32: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Printed and Flexible Sensors by Geographic
        Region/Country - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
        Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-22

        Table 33: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Printed and
        Flexible Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - China and
        Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
        2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-23

        Table 34: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Printed and
        Flexible Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
        Breakdown of Revenues for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific
        Markets for Years 2010, 2015 and 2020 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-24

  5a. CHINA                                                             III-25
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-25
        Outlook                                                         III-25
        Despite Recent Slowdown in Economy, China Continues to
         Remain Major Market for Printed & Flexible Sensors             III-25
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-26
        Table 35: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Printed and Flexible Sensors Analyzed with Annual Revenue
        Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-26

        Table 36: Chinese Historic Review for Printed and Flexible
        Sensors Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
        for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-27

  5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC                                              III-28
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-28
        Outlook                                                         III-28
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-28
        Table 37: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Printed and Flexible Sensors Analyzed with
        Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-28

        Table 38: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Printed
        and Flexible Sensors Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
        US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-29

  6. REST OF WORLD                                                      III-30
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-30
        Outlook                                                         III-30
        PST Sensors - A South African Key Player                        III-30
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-31
        Table 39: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Printed and Flexible Sensors Analyzed with
        Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-31

        Table 40: Rest of World Historic Review for Printed and
        Flexible Sensors Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
        Million for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-32


 IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

     Total Companies Profiled: 40

     The United States (18)
     Canada (1)
     Japan (6)
     Europe (13)
     - France (2)
     - Germany (2)
     - The United Kingdom (4)
     - Italy (1)
     - Spain (1)
     - Rest of Europe (3)
     Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (1)
     Africa (1)
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