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Organic and Printed Electronics in Europe

Organic and Printed Electronics in Europe
Category: Electronics Published: Apr 2008 Pages: 392 View Contents
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This is the world's first and only report analysing the subject in depth. It compares and analyses the activities of 280 organisations in 19 countries by technology and region. It gives contact details of these companies and, where appropriate, examples of patenting performance, research programs and scientific papers presented in 2007 onwards.

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Activity in Europe assessed

The new electronics has even greater potential than today's silicon based technology. This is because it tackles a wider range of opportunities, from wide area displays to lowest cost power generation and smart packaging. This organic and printed electronics is growing to become a $300 billion market in 2028 and, in 2008 alone, many factories come on stream to make "post silicon" transistors, displays and solar cells. They are using thin films of both organic and inorganic compounds and, increasingly, printing, because that gives greater output, larger areas and lower cost.

Most of the action is taking place in East Asia, Europe and North America, so the IoN has available the world's first in depth reports on the companies, technologies and trends involved in each of these regions. To be comprehensive, they include all those thin film technologies beyond silicon that are not yet printed but may be printed in due course.

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This is the world's first and only report analysing the subject in depth. It compares and analyses the activities of 280 organisations in 19 European countries by technology and region. It gives full contact details of these organisations and, where appropriate, examples of patenting performance, research programs, products and scientific papers presented in 2008 onwards.

It is intended for company executives, investors, researchers, developers, regulators and others in the field or intending to participate in this huge opportunity. It is an invaluable first call for those building customer lists, seeking partners or acquisitions and assessing present and future competition. It covers all printed and potentially printed electronics and electrics, whether organic or inorganic, because only that gives the full picture.

In which regions and technologies is Europe strong? Where is government support greatest and most consistent and what technology is it for? Is the huge academic effort leading to enough start ups being created? How can things be improved? Is most of the work in Europe on transistors, sensors, batteries, electroluminescent displays, RFID or what? Where is Europe likely to win and where will it lose? How do the types of activity compare by number of projects? Who is acquiring whom and why? It is all here.

Research carried out for this report

This report is based on intensive interviewing, patent searches, conference analysis and literature and web searches, all carried out in 2007 and 2008. The report will be updated monthly this year, such is the speed at which the subject is now progressing. When you buy it, you obtain the very latest information. Indeed, the three authors are respectively based in the UK, Germany and the USA and are available for limited further support, at no charge, to those buying this report.

The Executive Summary and Conclusions compares the data by organisation, country and device (OLED, ac electroluminescent display, electrophoretic display, RFID, transistor, organic photovoltaic, inorganic photovoltaic, battery, other). It compares Europe with East Asia and the USA in research versus industrial strength in this subject, participation by giant corporations, foreign ownership and other criteria. The individual profiles give full contact details, examples of latest scientific papers - including many not yet presented - news stories, products, patent performance and more. Each organization profile is identified with activity in fine detail chosen from:

  • Batteries lithium
  • Batteries manganese dioxide zinc
  • Batteries other
  • Conductor patterns
  • Consultancy
  • Device user
  • Displays electrochromic
  • Displays electroluminescent
  • Displays electrophoretic
  • Displays other
  • Displays thermochromic
  • Displays OLED
  • Fuel cells
  • General manufacturing
  • Inks/materials - inorganic
  • Inks/materials - organic
  • Laser ablation printing
  • Lasers printed
  • Lighting electroluminescent
  • Lighting OLED
  • Logic inorganic
  • Logic organic
  • Memory
  • Metal plating
  • Other components
  • Other deposition
  • Photovoltaic CIGS
  • Photovoltaic DSSC
  • Photovoltaic organic
  • Photovoltaic printed silicon
  • Photovoltaic other
  • Printing flexo
  • Printing gravure
  • Printing inkjet
  • Printing litho
  • Printing screen
  • Production machinery
  • RFID
  • Sensors other
  • Sensors photodetectors
  • Sensors temperature
  • Spin coating
  • Substrates
  • System/component integrator

The world's first and only report analysing the subject in depth