Printed Electronics: The Global Market

Printed Electronics: The Global Market

INTRODUCTION

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)

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES

The report’s findings and conclusions are based on information gathered from a wide range of sources, including materials and equipment vendors, users, and engineering and consulting firms. Interview data was combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources such as trade publications, trade association and company literature, and online databases to produce the projections contained in this report.

The base year for analysis and projection is 2010. With 2010 as a baseline, market projections were developed for 2011 to 2016. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the primary contacts combined with our understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

The author of this report, Marianne Stamegna, is the founder of and a strategic analyst for Information Resources, LLC (www.informres.com), a global market research and intelligence firm. Prior to starting Information Resources, the author worked at other research firms where she held the position of market research analyst and strategist. She was responsible for providing market data and competitive intelligence to Fortune 100 clients, producing proprietary market research studies, publishing white papers, and authoring numerous articles for technology journals. Previously, the author held the position of tactical product marketing manager in IBM’s microelectronics division. She graduated with an MBA from Babson College and a BS in engineering from Stony Brook University. She is also the author of numerous other BCC Research reports including Energy from Wind and Waves: the Global Market (EGY062A) and Global Market for Flame Retardant Chemicals (CHM014K).
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1
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
RELATED BCC REPORTS 3
BCC ONLINE SERVICES 4
DISCLAIMER 4
CHAPTER TWO: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR PRINTED ELECTRONICS,
THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 5
SUMMARY FIGURE PRINTED ELECTRONICS MARKET BY ENDUSER
SEGMENT, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 6
CHAPTER THREE: OVERVIEW 7
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,
2010-2016 ($ 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, 2010-2016 (%) 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, 2010-2016 (%) 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, 2010-2016 (%) 45
CHAPTER FOUR: OLEDS: TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND
MARKETS 46
OLED TECHNOLOGIES 46
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, 2010-2016 (%) 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 MEDIUMDISPLAY
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 67
ELECTROLUMINESCENT (EL) TECHNOLOGIES 67
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 78
ELECTROPHORETIC (EP) TECHNOLOGIES 78
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 93
ELECTROCHROMIC TECHNOLOGIES 93
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 101
PRINTED PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) TECHNOLOGIES 101
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 106
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 110
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, 2010-2016 (%) 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 120
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 151
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