Printed Electronics: The Global Market

Printed Electronics: The Global Market

BCC, Date of Publication: Mar 21, 2012, 132 Pages
US$6,650.00
GB-IFT066B

Printed electronics (sometimes referred to as PE) represent a growing technology for fabricating electronic devices on materials such as paper, plastic, and textiles using electrically functional inks in combination with standard printing processes such as screen printing, offset lithography, and ink-jet printing.  Printed electronics are steadily proving that they have the potential to bring about a revolution in electronic applications.

Proponents of the technology initially emphasized printed electronics’ ability to make many electronic devices more inexpensively and more quickly than conventional silicon-based electronics technologies.  Printed electronics’ simpler research and development (R&D) and manufacturing process can reduce the capital cost of a fabrication plant by several times and also decrease the time to market new products from several months to a couple of weeks.

Later, proponents emphasized the advantages of printed electronics in terms of light weight and portability.  They talked of a hypothetical mobile phone the size and shape of a fountain pen, with both display and keyboard printed on a snap-back roller.  The same snap-back roller would generate and store electricity from light and heat.

Today, the potentially revolutionary character of printed electronics lies not only in their low cost, ease of manufacturing, and small size and light weight.  It also lies in the ability of printed electronics to facilitate applications that are not feasible and/or are uneconomical with conventional silicon-based electronics.  Flexible displays, smart labels, and animated signage are examples of such applications.  Therefore, printed electronics has not only enhanced existing markets, but is also creating new market opportunities.

STUDY BACKGROUND

Commercial production of printed electronics, which is currently valued at a few billion dollars, is projected by some analysts to increase to tens of billions of dollars in the next 10 years.  This report will take a hard look at these projections in order to determine the realistic market outlook for printed electronics.  In the process, it will offer insights as to where the most valuable opportunities exist in the printed electronics value chain, i.e., in applications, basic printed electronics devices, manufacturing, or materials.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES


The goal of this report is to provide technology vendors, investors, and others with realistic information about the commercial potential of various printed electronics technologies and applications in order to assist them in making key business decisions.  Specific objectives include identifying segments of the printed electronics market with the greatest commercial potential for the near-term to midterm (2012 to 2016); projecting future demand in these segments; and evaluating the challenges that must be overcome for each segment to realize its potential.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This report is intended especially for executives, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, and other readers who need to know where the market for printed electronics is headed in the next five years.  The report is written primarily for lay readers rather than technologists, but it should also be useful to readers in the R&D community who seek to anticipate future flows in R&D funding.

SCOPE AND FORMAT


The scope of the report covers the global market (excluding military applications) for all types of printed electronics between 2010 and 2016, including:

  • Organic light-emitting diode (OLED)
  • Electroluminescent (EL)
  • Electrophoretic (EP)
  • Electrochromic (EC)
  • Organic photovoltaic (OPV)
  • Sensor
  • Other types

Military markets for printed electronics are not covered in the report, because security constraints make it difficult to obtain reliable data.

The study format includes the following major elements:

  • Executive summary
  • Types of printed electronics and their respective properties, advantages, and disadvantages
  • Printed electronics applications
  • Size, segmentation, and projected growth trends of the printed electronics market
  • Industry structure
  • Appendices (vendor profiles, key patents)


TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 
    STUDY BACKGROUND  1
    GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2
    INTENDED AUDIENCE 2
    SCOPE AND FORMAT  2
    METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 3
    ANALYST CREDENTIALS  3
    RELATED BCC RESEARCH  3
    DISCLAIMER  4

CHAPTER TWO: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

   SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTRONICS,
     THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  5
   SUMMARY FIGURE PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET BY END-
     USER SEGMENT, 2010­2016 ($ MILLIONS)  6

CHAPTER THREE: OVERVIEW 

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS 7
         DEFINITIONS  7
              Printing  7
                      Printed Circuit Boards 8
              Ink  8
         BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS  9
    TYPES OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS  10
   TABLE 1 MAIN TYPES OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS 10
             OLEDS  10
             ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES (ELDS)  11
             ELECTROPHORETIC (EP) MATERIALS  11
             ELECTROCHROMATIC (EC) MATERIALS  12
             ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC (OPV) SYSTEMS  12
             OTHER TYPES OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS  13
         ELECTRONICS PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES  13
             PRINTING METHODS AND MACHINARY  13
   TABLE 2 MAJOR PRINTING METHODS OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS  14
                           Screen Printing  14
                           Ink-Jet Printing and Other Liquid Dispensing Systems  15
                           Offset Lithography  16
   FIGURE 1 OFFSET LITHOGRAPHY PRESS SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM  16
                                 Offset Lithography (Continued)  17
                           Flexographic Printing 18
   FIGURE 2 TYPICAL FLEXOGRAPHIC PRESS LAYOUT  18
                           Rotogravure  19
                         Pad Printing  20
                        Microcontact Printing (MCP)  20
FIGURE 3 MICROCONTACT PRINTING (MCP)  21
                        Embossing  22
FIGURE 4 HOT EMBOSSING LITHOGRAPHY (HEL)  22
                        Roll to Roll (R2R)  23
FIGURE 5 ROLL-TO-ROLL MANUFACTURING PROCESS  24
          MATERIALS 25
               Inks 25
                      Conducting and Semiconductor Inks  25
                      Organic and Dielectric (Insulating) Inks  26
               Substrates  27
                      Photonic Sintering  27
     ADVANTAGES AND DRAWBACKS OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS  28
          FLEXIBILITY 28
          COST-EFFECTIVENESS  28
          MANUFACTURABILITY  29
          ORGANIC MATERIALS CAPABILITY  29
          COMPATIBILITY WITH NONELECTRONIC PRINTED
            MATERIALS  29
          ROBUSTNESS  30
          RESOLUTION  30
     PRINTED ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS  30
TABLE 3 MAJOR APPLICATIONS OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS  31
               OPTOELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS  31
TABLE 4 OPTOELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS OF PRINTED
  ELECTRONICS  31
TABLE 4 (CONTINUED)  32
          RF APPLICATIONS 32
          POWER SOURCES/ENERGY  33
          SENSORS  33
          OTHER/MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS  34
     PRINTED ELECTRONICS END USES  34
TABLE 5 MAJOR END USES OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS 34
TABLE 5 (CONTINUED)  35
               CONSUMER PRODUCTS  35
               MOTOR VEHICLES  35
               TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS  36
TABLE 6 RFID APPLICATIONS IN MATERIALS HANDLING AND
  LOGISTICS  36
               RETAIL  36
               BUILDING PRODUCTS  37
               FINANCIAL SERVICES 37
               ADVERTISING  37
              ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  38
             MILITARY  38
         MARKET TRENDS, 2010 TO 2016 38
   FIGURE 6 GLOBAL PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET TRENDS,
      2010­2016 ($ BILLIONS)  39
                  TECHNOLOGY SEGMENTS  39
   TABLE 7 PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET BY TYPE OF
      TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  40
   FIGURE 7 PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET SHARE BY TYPE OF
      TECHNOLOGY, 2010­2016 (%) 41
                  APPLICATION SEGMENTS  41
   TABLE 8 PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET BY APPPLICATION,
      THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  42
   FIGURE 8 PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET SHARES BY TYPE OF
      APPLICATION, 2010­2016 (%)  43
                  END-USE SEGMENTS  43
   TABLE 9 PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET BY END USE,
      THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  44
   FIGURE 9 PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET SHARES BY TYPE OF
      END USE, 2010­2016 (%)  45

CHAPTER FOUR: OLEDS: TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND MARKETS 

    OLED TECHNOLOGIES 
         P-OLEDS  46
                  General Principles  46
                  Electroluminescent (EL) Polymers  47
                  Commercialization  47
                  Fabrication  47
                            Ink-Jet Printing  48
                            Screen Printing  48
                            R2R (Web) Printing 48
         SMALL-MOLECULE OLEDS  49
    COMPANIES DEVELOPING PRINTED OLEDS  49
   TABLE 10 PARTIAL LIST OF COMPANIES DEVELOPING PRINTED
     OLED TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS  50
         APPLICATIONS/END USES  50
              DISPLAYS AND SIGNAGE  50
                   Large-Format Flat Panel Displays  50
                   Small and Medium Displays  51
                   Labels and Signs  51
                         Electronic POP Displays  52
                         Transportation and Large Commercial Signage  52
              LIGHTING 52
                   General-Purpose and Architectural Lighting 52
                     General-Purpose and  (Continued)  53
              Backlighting  54
     PROJECTED MARKET  55
         SUMMARY  55
TABLE 11 PROJECTED MARKET FOR PRINTED OLEDS, THROUGH
   2016 ($ MILLIONS)  55
FIGURE 10 PRINTED OLED MARKET SHARES BY APPLICATION,
   2010 VERSUS 2016 (%)  56
              DISPLAYS  56
TABLE 12 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLED DISPLAYS IN DISPLAY
   APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  57
FIGURE 11 PRINTED OLED DISPLAY MARKET SHARES BY TYPE OF
   DISPLAY, 2010­2016 (%)  57
FIGURE 11 (CONTINUED) 58
                       Large-Format Displays 58
TABLE 13 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLED LARGE-FORMAT
  DISPLAYS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  58
                       Large-Format Televisions and Monitors  58
TABLE 14 MARKET FOR LARGE-FORMAT PRINTED OLED
   MONITORS AND DISPLAYS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  59
FIGURE 12 MARKET FOR LARGE-FORMAT PRINTED OLED
   MONITORS AND DISPLAYS, 2010-2016 (MILLIONS)  59
                                 Televisions  59
TABLE 15 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLED LARGE-FORMAT
  TELEVISION PANELS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  60
                                 OLED Monitors and Displays  60
TABLE 16 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLED MONITORS AND DISPLAY
  PANELS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  60
                       Small and Medium Displays  60
TABLE 17 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLED SMALL- AND MEDIUM-
  DISPLAY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  61
                       Labels and Signage  61
TABLE 18 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLED DISPLAYS IN LABELS AND
  SIGNAGE APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  62
                                 Electronic POP Displays  62
TABLE 19 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLED DISPLAYS IN POINT OF
  PURCHASE APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  62
                                 Transportation and Large Commercial Signage  62
TABLE 20 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLED DISPLAYS IN TRANSPORT
  AND LARGE COMMERCIAL SIGNAGE APPLICATIONS, THROUGH
  2016 ($ MILLIONS)  63
              LIGHTING 63
TABLE 21 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLEDS IN LIGHTING
  APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  63
    FIGURE 13 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLEDS IN LIGHTING
      APPLICATIONS, 2016 (%)  64
                           Interior Lighting  64
   TABLE 22 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLEDS IN INTEROR LIGHTING
     APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  65
                           Backlighting  65
   TABLE 23 MARKET FOR PRINTED OLEDS IN BACKLIGHTING
     APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  66

CHAPTER FIVE: PRINTED ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS: TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND MARKETS

    ELECTROLUMINESCENT (EL) TECHNOLOGIES 
         GENERAL PRINCIPLES  67
   FIGURE 14 TYPICAL ELECTROLUMINESCENT CONFIGURATION  68
            ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF
              ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES (ELDS)  68
            TYPES OF ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES (ELDS)  69
            MATERIALS 69
            FABRICATION  70
                Screen Printing  70
        COMPANIES DEVELOPING AND MANUFACTURING PRINTED EL
          TECHNOLOGIES 71
   TABLE 24 PARTIAL LIST OF COMPANIES DEVELOPING EL
     TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 71
        APPLICATIONS/END USES  71
             LIGHTING 72
                  Backlighting  72
                        Automotive Backlighting  72
                        Portable and Handheld Electronics  72
                  Architectural and Interior Lighting 72
             DISPLAYS/SIGNAGE  73
        POTENTIAL MARKETS  73
   TABLE 25 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROLUMINESCENT (EL)
     LIGHTING AND DISPLAYS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  74
                  LIGHTING 74
   TABLE 26 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROLUMINESCENT (EL)
     LIGHTING, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  74
                           Backlighting  74
   TABLE 27 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROLUMINESCENT (EL)
     BACKLIGHTING, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  75
                                     Automotive Backlighting  75
   TABLE 28 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROLUMINESCENT (EL)
     LIGHTING IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($
     MILLIONS)  75
                                     Handheld Electronics and Timepieces  75
    TABLE 29 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROLUMINESCENT (EL)
     LAMPS IN NONAUTOMOTIVE BACKLIGHTING APPLICATIONS,
     THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  76
                           Architectural and Interior Lighting 76
   TABLE 30 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROLUMINESCENT (EL)
     ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR LIGHTING, THROUGH 2016 ($
     MILLIONS)  76
                  DISPLAYS AND SIGNAGE  76
   TABLE 31 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROLUMINESCENT (EL)
     DISPLAYS AND SIGNAGE, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 77

CHAPTER SIX: PRINTED ELECTROPHORETIC MATERIALS: TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND MARKETS 

    ELECTROPHORETIC (EP) TECHNOLOGIES
         GENERAL PRINCIPLES  78
         ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF
            ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAYS (EPDS)  79
         TYPES OF ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAYS (EPDS)  79
               Active=Matrix versus Passive-Matrix Control  79
         MATERIALS 80
               Bichromal Beads and Powders 80
               Substrates  80
               Back Panes  80
         FABRICATION  81
               Front Panes 81
               Back Panes  81
    PARTIAL LIST OF COMPANIES DEVELOPING AND
      MANUFACTURING PRINTED ELECTROPHORETIC (EP)
      TECHNOLOGIES 81
   TABLE 32 PARTIAL LIST OF COMPANIES DEVELOPING OR
     MANUFACTURING PRINTED EP TECHNOLOGIES AND
     APPLICATIONS  82
        ELECTROPHORETIC (EP) APPLICATIONS/END USES  82
   TABLE 33 ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY (EPD) APPLICATIONS  83
            E-BOOK READERS  83
            ROLLABLE DISPLAYS FOR MOBILE ELECTRONIC
               DEVICES 84
            ELECTRONIC SHELF LABELS (ESL) AND POS DISPLAYS  84
            RFID TAGS  85
            SMART CARDS  85
            TRANSPORTATION DISPLAYS  86
            BATTERY CHARGE AND MEMORY-REMAINING METERS  86
        PROJECTED MARKET  86
   TABLE 34 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROPHORETIC (EP)
     DEVICES, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  86
                   E-BOOK READERS  87
   TABLE 35 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY
     (EPD) MODULES IN E-BOOK READERS, THROUGH 2016 ($
     MILLIONS)  87
                  ROLLABLE DISPLAYS FOR MOBILE ELECTRONIC
                    DEVICES 88
   TABLE 36 MARKET FOR PRINTED ROLLABLE DISPLAYS USED IN
     MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  88
                           Cellular Phone Handsets  88
   TABLE 37 MARKET FOR PRINTED ROLLABLE DISPLAYS USED IN
     MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  89
                           GPS Receivers  89
   TABLE 38 MARKET FOR PRINTED ROLLABLE DISPLAYS USED IN
     MOBILE GPS DEVICES, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 89
                  ELECTRONIC SHELF LABELS (ESL) AND POP DISPLAYS 89
   TABLE 39 MARKET FOR PRINTED E-PAPER SHELF PABELS AND
     POP DISPLAYS IN POINT OF PURCHASE (POP) APPLICATIONS,
     THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  90
                  RFID TAGS  90
   TABLE 40 MARKET FOR PRINTED E-PAPER LABELS USED IN RFID
     APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  90
                  TRANSPORTATION DISPLAYS  91
   TABLE 41 MARKET FOR E-PAPER DISPLAYS IN TRANSPORTATION
     DISPLAY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  91
                  SMART CARDS  91
   TABLE 42 MARKET FOR E-PAPER DISPLAYS IN SMART CARD
     APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  92
                  BATTERY CHARGE AND MEMORY-REMAINING METERS  92
   TABLE 43 MARKET FOR E-PAPER DISPLAYS IN MEMORY AND
     BATTERY CHARGE-REMAINING METERING APPLICATIONS,
     THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  92

CHAPTER SEVEN: PRINTED ELECTROCHROMIC MATERIALS: TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND MARKETS
    ELECTROCHROMIC TECHNOLOGIES 

         GENERAL PRINCIPLES  93
         ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES  93
         TYPES OF ELECTROCHROMIC (EC) DEVICES  94
             Inorganic/Electrode Devices  94
             Molecular/Solution Devices  95
             Nanocrystalline Amplification Devices 95
         MATERIALS 95
         FABRICATION  96
    COMPANIES DEVELOPING OR MANUFACTURING
      ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES  97
    TABLE 44 PARTIAL LIST OF COMPANIES DEVELOPING PRINTED
     ELECTROCHROMIC TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS  97
         APPLICATIONS/END USES  98
              SMART CARD DISPLAYS  98
              MOBILE DISPLAYS  98
              LARGE DISPLAYS AND ADVERTISING SIGNAGE  98
              SMART WINDOWS AND MIRRORS  98
              COMPUTER DATA STORAGE  99
         PROJECTED MARKET  99
   TABLE 45 MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTROCHROMIC DISPLAYS,
     THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  99
                  SMART CARD DISPLAYS  99
   TABLE 46 MARKET FOR ELECTROCHROMIC DISPLAYS IN SMART
     CARD APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  100
   TABLE 47 MARKET FOR ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES IN SMALL
     DISPLAY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  100

CHAPTER EIGHT: PRINTED PHOTOVOLTAIC MATERIALS: TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND MARKETS
    PRINTED PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) TECHNOLOGIES

         THIN-FILM, ORGANIC, COPPER INDIUM GALLIUM
           SELENIDE (CIGS), AND DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR
           CELLS  101
              Thin-film, Organic, Copper Indium .(Continued)  102
         QUANTUM DOT SOLAR CELLS  103
    PARTIAL LIST OF MANUFACTURERS OF PRINTED
      PHOTOVOLTAICS  103
   TABLE 48 PARIAL LIST OF MANUFACTURERS OF PRINTED PV
     DEVICES  104
         APPLICATIONS/END USES  104
         PROJECTED MARKET  104
   TABLE 49 PROJECTED MARKET FOR PRINTED PHOTOVOLTAICS,
      THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  104
   FIGURE 15 PROJECTED MARKET FOR PRINTED PHOTOVOLTAICS,
      2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS)  105

CHAPTER NINE: PRINTED SENSORS: TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND MARKETS
    SENSORS  106
         BIOSENSORS  106
         ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS  107
   TABLE 50 MARKET FOR PRINTED SENSOR DEVICES, THROUGH
     2016 ($ MILLIONS)  108
   TABLE 51 MARKET FOR PRINTED BIOSENSOR DEVICES,
     THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  108
    FIGURE 16 MARKET FOR PRINTED BIOSENSOR DEVICES, 2016 (%)  109

CHAPTER TEN: OTHER PRINTED ELECTRONIC DEVICES: TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND MARKETS 
    TECHNOLOGIES  110
    COMPANIES  110
   TABLE 52 PARTIAL LIST OF COMPANIES DEVELOPING SENSORS
     AND OTHER PRINTED TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS  111
         APPLICATIONS/END USES  111
              PRINTED RFID TAGS  111
              PRINTED BATTERIES  112
              SMART PACKAGING  113
              CONDUCTIVE INKS  114
         PROJECTED MARKET  114
   TABLE 53 GLOBAL CONSUMPTON OF OTHER PRINTED
      ELECTRONIC DEVICES, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  114
   FIGURE 17 OTHER PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET SHARES BY
      TYPE OF APPLICATION, 2010­2016 (%)  115
                   PRINTED BATTERIES  115
   TABLE 54 MARKET FOR PRINTED THIN-FILM BATTERIES,
     THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS)  116
                   PRINTED RFID TAGS  116
   TABLE 55 MARKET FOR PRINTED RFID TAGS, THROUGH 2016 ($
     MILLIONS)  117
                   SMART PACKAGING  117
   TABLE 56 MARKET FOR PRINTED SMART PACKAGING, THROUGH
     2016 ($ MILLIONS)  117

CHAPTER ELEVEN: PRINTED ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY
  CHARACTERISTICS  118
   FIGURE 18 GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF COMPANIES AND
      OTHER ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN PRINTED ELECTRONICS
      (%)  118
   FIGURE 19 COMPANIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED
      IN PRINTED ELECTRONICS, BY TYPE OF PRODUCT (%)  119

APPENDIX I: COMPANY PROFILES 

MANUFACTURERS OF ELECTRONICS PRINTING EQUIPMENT  120
EV GROUP  120
FUJIFILM DIMATIX, INC  120
LITREX CORP (SUBSIDARY OF ULVAC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.)  121
MARK ANDY, INC  121
NANOINK, INC  121
NEW LONG SEIMITSU KOGYO CO., LTD  122
PIXDRO B.V (AS PART OF THE OTB SOLAR/ROTH RAU
GROUP)  122
PRECO, INC  122
SÜSS MICROTEC AG  123
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD 123
XAAR, PLC  123
MANUFACTURERS OF ELECTRONIC INK AND OTHER
CONSUMABLES  124
 AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC 124
 BRIDGESTONE CORP  124
 CONDUCTIVE COMPOUNDS, INC  125
 CONDUCTIVE INKJET TECHNOLOGY  125
 CREATIVE MATERIALS, INC  125
 DKN RESEARCH 126
 DUPONT MICROCIRCUIT MATERIALS  126
 E INK CORP 127
 ELECTRIC VINYL, INC  127
 GWENT ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, LTD  128
 KURARAY CO., LTD  128
 NANOMAS TECHNOLOGIES, INC  128
 NOVACENTRIX CORP  129
 ORMET CIRCUITS, INC  129
 SIPIX IMAGING, INC  130
 SOLIGIE  130
 T-INK  131
 THIN FILM ELECTRONICS AB  131
 UNIDYM, INC  132
 XENON CORP  132
 MANUFACTURERS OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS  132
 ACREO AB  132
 ADD-VISION, INC (AVI)  133
 ASK  133
 GEMALTO (ACQUIRED AVESO, INC IN DECEMBER 2011) 134
 CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY, LTD (CDT)  134
 CYPAK AB  135
 DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD (DNP)  135
 DELTA OPTOELECTRONICS, INC  135
 DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR GMBH  135
 DUREL  136
 DYESOL, LTD  136
 ELECTRO-LUMINX LIGHTING CORP  137
 ELUMIN8  137
 ENFUCELL OY, LTD  137
 G24 INNOVATIONS, LTD  138
 INFORMATION MEDIARY CORP  138
 INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
 (ISET)  138
 KONARKA TECHNOLOGIES, INC  139
 LAB 126  139
 LUMINOUS MEDIA, LTD  139
 MIDORI MARK CO., LTD  140
 NANO EPRINT, LTD  140
 NANOIDENT TECHNOLOGIES AG 140
 NANOSOLAR, INC  141
 NEOLUX 141
 NOVALED AG  141
 NTERA, INC  142
 ORGATRONICS B.V  142
 OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH  143
 PLEXTRONICS, INC  143
 PLASTIC LOGIC, LTD  143
 POLYIC GMBH & CO KG  144
 POLYMER VISION, LTD  144
 POWER PAPER, LTD  145
 PRIME VIEW INTERNATIONAL (PVI) 145
 QINETIQ GROUP, PLC 146
 RSI ID TECHNOLOGIES (A SIRIT COMPANY) 146
 SCHREINER PRINTRONICS COMPETENCE CENTER
 (FORMERLY  146
 SCHREINER VARIOLIGHT)  146
 SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS SWEDEN AB  147
 SIEMENS AG  147
 SMARTDISPLAYER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD  147
 SOLARONIX SA 148
 STMICROELECTRONICS  148
 SUMITOMO CHEMICAL CO., LTD  148
 SWISS CENTER FOR ELECTRONICS AND
 MICROTECHNOLOGY SA (CSEM)  149
 THIN FILM ELECTRONICS AB (TFE)  149
 TOUCHMARK  150
 UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORP (UDC)  150

 VERMED, INC  150

APPENDIX II: PATENT ANALYSIS 

   FIGURE 20 RECENT U.S PRINTED ELECTRONICS-RELATED
      PATENTS, BY TYPE OF APPLICATION (PERCENT OF U.S.
      PATENTS ISSUED PRIOR TO JANUARY 10, 2012)  151
   FIGURE 20 (CONTINUED) 152
 FIGURE 21 TRENDS IN NUMBER OF NEW PRINTED ELECTRONICS
   PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY, 2007 VERSUS 2012 (TOTAL
   NUMBER OF PATENTS ISSUED)  153

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