Market and Technology Trends in Materials and Equipment for Printed & Flexible Electronics Report

Market and Technology Trends in Materials and Equipment for Printed & Flexible Electronics Report

By 2020, equipment & materials market for printed & flexible electronics is a potential US $1.65B business!

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Publication Date: February 2014
Source: Yole Developpement
Format: .PDF Slides


In this report from Yole Developpement, it is explained how this market will be addressed by players that do not necessarily come from the semiconductor field. In this emerging part of the electronics industry, chemical companies and printing equipment companies are the players that will enable volume manufacturing and will leverage technical bottlenecks.

Indeed the main challenges today are:

  • The development of high performance materials which will reach or surpass that of inorganic solutions: their intrinsic efficiency, their ability to be printed at a sufficient resolution, to fully operate in combination with several other materials (not to mix one with another), and their lifetime.
  • The capability for chemicals companies to provide formulated molecules with new functionalities as well as very specialized active materials.
  • Equipment dedicated to printed electronics, that are able to handle specialized inks and to provide printing accuracy way beyond that of standard printing.

Technology enablers are therefore not those usually involved in electronics development. The solution printing & coating industry is very far from the standard electronics industry, in terms of equipment and materials and they have completely different industrial cultures.

Key Features of the Report

  • Identification of technical hurdles for printed & flexible electronics (OLEDs lighting, OLEDs displays, PV, sensors)
  • Threats and opportunities for equipment and materials companies
  • 2013-2020 market forecast for equipment and materials in units and US$ value
  • 2013-2020 market forecast for printed & flexible electronics applications in US$ and m² surface
  • Application landscape and roadmap
  • Processes description and roadmap
  • Materials issues
  • Devices structure
  • Cost structure analysis over time

Key Objectives 

The market and applications covered for Printed & Flexible electronics include insights covering:

  • The timeline by applications (displays, lighting, solar cells, sensors, system-in-foil)
  • The different production processes and technical challenges
  • Equipment forecast
  • Technical requirements & challenges for materials
  • Cost structure of materials
  • Material forecast
  • Status of main industry players

 Sample Report Download 

For Chemical & Equipment Companies
  • Identify what the technical hurdles for printed electronics are
  • Quantify the market opportunities for tools and chemistry 
For Systems makers
  • Understand the potentialities of the printed electronics market
  • Understand the technical challenges
For Devices makers
  •  Identify and evaluate printed electronics markets with market size & growth
  • Analyze the threats and opportunities
For Financial & Strategic investors
  • Understand the main market dynamics and main technological trends
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About SEMI
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology, materials and services used to make semiconductors, flat panel displays (FPDs) microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and related microelectronics. SEMI maintains offices and hosts programs and activities in every major microelectronics and display manufacturing region around the world. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. 

About Yole Développement
Founded in 1998, Yole Développement has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, media in addition to corporate finance services. With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing, Yole Développement group has expanded to include more than 50 collaborators worldwide covering  MEMS, Compound Semiconductors, LED, Image Sensors, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Photovoltaics, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials and Power Electronics. The group supports industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to develop their business.