Organic and Printed Electronics

Date of Publication: Feb 1, 2016
This report fully characterises the market dynamics for each application. It finds that the photovoltaic sector will recover, registering growth. However, various plating technologies will steal market share away from silver flake paste, adversely affecting demand. This will however happen slowly over the coming decade and screen printed paste will continue to dominate the market. The penetration rate of plating will be slow thanks to falling silver prices. Inkjet printable inks will also slowly penetrate this sector as silicon wafers thin requiring non-contact printing. The underlying incentive for uptake will however remain weak here given the low spot prices of silicon ingots, limiting growth. In general, silver nanoparticles will remain a very small player in this sector. The report gives a detailed quantitative analysis of market shares for each technology in the PV sector.

Date of Publication: Jan 20, 2016

This report focuses on technologies and components in automotive applications that benefit from the advent of printed/flexible electronics and already represent a market of a few hundred million dollars in 2016. Some of the technologies described within the report are mature markets and are not expected to dramatically increase their market share or revenues (e.g. windscreen defoggers) whereas others, such as structural or in-mould electronics, are expected to grow significantly in the next decade

Date of Publication: Jan 20, 2016
Stretchable electronics concerns electrical and electronic circuits and combinations of these that are elastically or inelastically stretchable by more than a few percent while retaining function. For that, they tend to be laminar and usually thin. No definitions of electronics and electrical sectors are fully watertight but it is convenient to consider stretchable electronics as a part of printed electronics, a term taken to include printed and potentially printed (eg thin film) electronics and electrics. This is because the cost, space and weight reduction sought in most cases is best achieved by printing and printing-like technologies.

Date of Publication: Nov 16, 2015
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. Activities of over 1,000 leading companies are given, as is assessment of the winners and losers to come.

Date of Publication: Jan 5, 2016

The global market for flexible devices manufactured by R2R technologies totaled $14.6 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $28.1 billion by 2020 at a compound annual growht rate (CAGR) of 13.9% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:

  • An overview of the market for roll-to-roll (R2R) technologies in the development and commercialization of flexible devices, including electronic devices, such as flexible displays, and energy devices, such as flexible solar cells
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020
  • Description of various types of flexible devices produced by R2R methods, together with a historical review of the technology and an outline of the most significant recent developments; current and emerging applications for these products also will be discussed
  • Examination of technical issues, and examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for
  • A list of the leading providers of R2R technologies and flexible devices, along with a description of their products
  • Profiles of major players in the industry

This report provides an updated review of R2R technologies for flexible devices, including a description of various device types and R2R fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging devices fabricated using R2R technologies.

This research determines the current market status for these products, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The R2R flexible device market is based on the following segments: device type, substrate material, process, and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis is divided into five sections:

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of R2R technologies for flexible devices are provided, including an outline of recent events. This section identifies devices that are currently commercially available or emerging, and offers a description of the main types.

The second section provides a technological review of the fabrication steps used to manufacture R2R flexible devices, with an outline of the most common processes. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2013, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis of R2R flexible devices. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (device type, process, substrate material, and region) with actual data for the years 2013 and 2014, and estimated revenues for 2015.

The analysis of current revenues for R2R flexible devices is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends, and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for R2R flexible devices within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2015 through 2020.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of R2R flexible devices, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to materials, fabrication processes, equipment and applications for R2R flexible device. The patents examined in this study were issued during the period 2013 through 2015. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, process and device type.

Date of Publication: Feb 6, 2015

Pricing, properties and projections for materials including photopolymers, thermoplastics and metal powders. 3D printing is currently the subject of a great deal of speculation and excitement in the media. Touted as the technology to bring about the next industrial revolution and the in-sourcing of manufacturing jobs back to the West, the term in fact refers to a raft of technologies each of which is compatible for use with a particular material type.

Date of Publication: Nov 16, 2015
Building metal parts is the only way 3D printing can become productive. Plastic 3D printing has its place in prototyping and education, but 3D printing in metal will allow the technology to be used to manufacture final production parts in a wide variety of industries. Metals are the fastest-growing segment of 3D printing, with printer sales growing at 48% and material sales growing at 32%. This report covers the full range of metal 3D printing equipment (selective laser melting, electron beam melting, blown powder, metal + binder, welding and emerging technologies) using a wide range of alloys (including aluminium, cobalt alloys, nickel alloys, steels, nitinol, titanium alloys, gold, platinum, palladium, silver, copper, bronze and tungsten) in a variety of industries (including aerospace, automotive, dental, jewellery, oil and gas, orthopaedics, printed electronics, and tooling).