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Research and Markets: Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2011-2021 Report - The Market for Printed and Thin Film Electronics will Hit $2.2 Billion in 2011


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2011-2021" report to their offering.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of printed, organic & flexible electronics, 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. Activities of over 1000 leading companies are given. The report specifically addresses the big picture - including all thin film photovoltaics, relevant display technologies and much more. Importantly, it includes future technologies. Realistic timescales, case studies, existing products and the emergence of new products are given, as are impediments and opportunities for the years to come. 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 starting to become commercially available.

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. This IDTechEx report brings it all together, with particular focus on applications and a quantative assessment of opportunities.

2011 to 2021 Market Size

IDTechEx find that the market for printed and thin film electronics will be $2.2 Billion in 2011. 43% of that will be predominately organic electronics - such as OLED display modules. Of the total market in 2011, 38% will be printed. Initially photovoltaics, OLED and e-paper displays grow rapidly, followed by thin film transistor circuits, sensors and batteries. By 2021 the market will be worth $44.25 Billion, with 56% printed and 43% on flexible substrates.

Lessons, Successes and Opportunities

The report covers case studies of where printed electronics has been used, why and the results. It looks at new products that are emerging and their prospects for success. Technical barriers and commercial barriers are listed and prioritized, as well as current progress to overcome these.

In particular, the following components are addressed, and for each one ten year forecasts are given, along with companies and their activities, case studies, and timescales:

  • Logic and memory
  • OLED displays
  • OLED lighting
  • Electrophoretic displays
  • Electrochromic displays
  • Electroluminescent displays
  • Other displays
  • Batteries
  • Photovoltaics
  • Sensors
  • Conductors

If you are looking to understand the big picture, opportunities, challenges, or how to start using these technologies and the implications involved, this report is a must.

Companies Mentioned:

  • Asahi Glass
  • Asahi Kasei
  • BASF
  • Cambrios
  • DaiNippon Printing
  • Evonik
  • Fujifilm Dimatix
  • G24i
  • HC Starck
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Holst Centre
  • InkTec
  • ITRI Taiwan
  • Konarka
  • Kovio Inc
  • Merck Chemicals
  • National Information Society Agency
  • Optomec
  • Philips
  • Plastic E Print
  • Plastic Logic
  • Plextronics
  • PolyIC
  • PVI
  • Samsung
  • Seiko Epson
  • Semiconductor Energy Laboratory
  • Soligie
  • Thin Film Electronics
  • Toppan Forms
  • Toppan Printing
  • University of Tokyo
  • Waseda University

For more information visit

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager,
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Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716

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