ET Packaging Summit 2020

ET Packaging Summit 2020
September 17, 2020

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

PRINTED, ORGANIC & FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS FORECASTS, PLAYERS & OPPORTUNITIES 2010-2020

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, with substantial growth in thin film photovoltaics for example, others such as thin film transistors, developed by over 500 organizations, are only becoming commercially available now. 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.

IDTechEx find that the market for printed and thin film electronics will be $1.92 Billion in 2010. 43% of that will be predominately organic electronics - such as OLED display modules. Of the total market in 2010, 35% will be printed. Initially photovoltaics, OLED and e-paper displays grow rapidly, followed by thin film transistor circuits, sensors and batteries. By 2020 the market will be worth $55.1 Billion, with 71% printed and 60% on flexible substrates.

However, the topic is even bigger than this with some conventional electronics such as conventional aSi Photovoltaics now migrating to being printed, to reduce cost, be available on flexible substrates and in larger areas. In addition to the above, forecasts for such markets are given, as is progress to print them.

If you are looking to understand the big picture in printed electronics, the opportunity, the problems you can address, or how you can start to use the technologies and the implications involved, the widely referenced IDTechEx report brings it all together, with particular focus on applications and quantative assessment of opportunities.

Researched by multilingual IDTechEx consultants based in four countries and three continents, 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 200 tables and figures. It covers case studies of where printed electronics has been used, why and the results. It looks at new products that are imminently emerging and their prospects for success. The technical barriers and commercial barriers are listed and prioritised, as well as progress to overcome these.

The report specifically addresses the big picture - including all thin film photovoltaics, relevant display technologies 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.

For further information, email Raoul Escobar-Franco at Raoul@IDTechEx.com