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Thin-Film Batteries: Current and Future Markets 2009-2016 Product Image

Thin-Film Batteries: Current and Future Markets 2009-2016

  • Published: May 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 98 Pages
  • NanoMarkets

This reports examines the market potential for thin-film batteries; devices that have been available for several years, but which have yet to gain a foothold in the marketplace. It identifies the opportunities for thin-film batteries to displace coin cells and other traditional battery types and the new applications where thin-film batteries seem uniquely qualified to provide power. The report also analyzes in depth the likely impact on the market of thin-film batteries' much touted claims to safety and environmental friendliness and the degree to which thin-film power sources will be able rival traditional battery technologies.

The report discusses in depth the new materials and manufacturing technologies that will be brought to bear on the creation of thin-film batteries. It also provides an analysis of the technical and market needs of the many applications areas at which these batteries may be used, as well as profiles of several leading manufacturers of thin-film batteries. These profiles focus on each firm's product and marketing strategy, as well as how they are funding their business expansion.

The report also looks at the activities of some of the leading research READ MORE >

Executive Summary
E.1 Introduction
E.2 Summary and Comparison of Thin-Film Battery Chemistries
E.3 Summary of Main Opportunities in the Thin-Film Batteries Market
E.3.1 Strategic Options: Performance, Niches and Manufacturing
E.3.2 Strategic Options: New Applications Markets
E.4 Firms to Watch in the Thin-Film Battery Business
E.4.1 Where the Money is Coming From
E.4.2 Partnerships and Alliances
E.5 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts for Thin-Film Batteries

Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 Thin-Film Batteries: Whats the Point?
1.1.2 Thin-Film Battery Chemistries, Materials and Technological Alternatives
1.1.3 Challenges and Competition in the Thin-Film Battery Business
1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report
1.3 Methodology of this Report
1.4 Plan of this Report

Chapter Two: Evolution of Thin-Film Battery Technology
2.1 Overview of Thin-Film Battery Chemistries
2.1.1 What are Thin-Film Batteries?
2.1.2 Other Ways of Looking at the Battery Market
2.2 Lithium Chemistries
2.2.1 Lithium-Ion
2.2.2 Lithium Polymer
2.2.3 Lithium Metal and Lithium Metal Alloy
2.3 Zinc-Based Chemistries
2.3.1 Zinc Carbon
2.3.2 Zinc-Manganese Dioxide
2.4 Evolution of Manufacturing Technology for Thin-Film Batteries
2.4.1 Deposition and Sputtering
2.4.2 Printing
2.4.3 Possibilities for the Mass Manufacturing of Thin-Film Batteries
2.5 Comparison Performance Assessment of Existing Thin-Film Battery Chemistries
2.5.1 Form Factor and Weight
2.5.2 Charge Retention and Recharge Times
2.5.3 Power Density and Generation Capabilities
2.5.4 Substrate Flexibility
2.5.5 Operating Temperature
2.5.6 Lifetime
2.5.7 Safety and Environmental Friendliness
2.6 Future Materials and Technologies for Thin-Film Batteries
2.6.1 Nanomaterials
2.6.2 Biomaterials and Biothermal Technology
2.6.3 Radioisotope Batteries
2.6.4 Charging Batteries Energy Harvesting
2.7 Technological Alternatives to Thin-Film Batteries
2.7.1 Button and Coin Batteries
2.7.2 Induction
2.7.3 Organic Photovoltaics
2.7.4 Thin-Film Fuel Cells
2.7.5 Energy Harvesting as an Alternative to Thin-Film Batteries
2.8 Key Points from the Chapter

Chapter Three: Applications and Forecasts for Thin-Film Batteries
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Why Thin-Film Batteries? RFID, Smart Packaging and Other Retail Industry Applications
3.2.1 Active RFID
3.2.2 Semi-active/BAP RFID
3.2.3 Other Smart Packaging
3.2.4 Eight-Year Forecasts of Thin-Film Batteries for RFID and Smart Packaging
3.2.5 Electronic Shelf Labels/Smart Shelves
3.2.6 Eight-Year Forecasts of Thin-Film Batteries for Electronic Shelf Labels
3.3 Why Thin-Film Batteries? Smartcards and Security Applications
3.3.1 Smartcards
3.3.2 Biometric ID and Other Access Devices
3.3.3 Eight-Year Forecast of Thin-Film Batteries for Smartcard sector
3.4 Why Thin-Film Batteries? Sensing and Related Applications
3.4.1 Wireless Sensor Networks
3.4.2 Large Area Sensors
3.4.3 Military Sensors
3.4.4 Labs on a Chip and Diagnostic Devices
3.4.5 Eight-Year Forecast of Thin-Film Batteries for Sensor Networks
3.5 Why Thin-Film Batteries? Medical and Cosmetic Devices
3.5.1 Implantable Devices
3.5.2 A Note on Smart Patches and Bandages
3.5.3 Eight-Year Forecast of Thin-Film Batteries for Implants
3.6 Why Thin-Film Batteries? Semiconductor/Computer Industry Applications
3.6.1 Battery-Backed-up Computer Memory and Clocks
3.6.2 Eight-Year Forecast of Thin-Film Batteries for Semiconductor/Computer Applications
3.7 Why Thin-Film Batteries? Greetings Cards, Games, Toys and Other Novelties
3.8 A Note on Thin-Film Batteries and Electric Cars
3.9 Eight-Year Forecast of Thin-Film Battery Market by Application
3.10 Eight-Year Forecast of Thin-Film Battery Powered Products
3.11 Key Points Made in this Chapter

Chapter Four: Profiles of Leading Thin Battery Firms
4.1 Thin-Film Battery Producers
4.2 Biophan/Te-Bio
4.2.1 Company Background
4.2.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.2.3 Customers and Partners
4.2.4 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.3 Cymbet
4.3.1 Company Background
4.3.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.3.3 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.4 Enable IPC
4.4.1 Company Background
4.4.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.4.3 Customers and Partners
4.4.4 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.5 Excellatron
4.5.1 Company Background
4.5.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.5.3 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.6 Front Edge Technology
4.6.1 Company Background
4.6.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.6.3 Customers and Partners
4.6.4 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.7 Infinite Power Solutions
4.7.1 Company Background
4.7.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.7.3 Customers and Partners
4.7.4 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.8 ITN Energy Systems
4.9 NanoEner
4.10 NEC
4.10.1 Company Background
4.10.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.11 Oak Ridge Micro-Energy
4.11.1 Company Background
4.11.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.11.3 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.12 Planar Energy Devices
4.12.1 Company Background
4.12.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.12.3 Customers and Partners
4.12.4 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.13 Solicore
4.13.1 Company Background
4.13.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.13.3 Customers and Partners
4.13.4 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.14 Ultralife
4.14.1 Company Background
4.14.2 Types of Batteries Produced
4.14.3 Applications Targeted and Assessment of Business Strategy
4.15 Printable Battery Producers
4.15.1 Blue Spark Technologies
4.15.2 Enfucell
4.15.3 Power Paper
4.15.4 prelonic technologies
4.15.5 Rocket
4.15.6 The GREENBAT Project
4.15.7 Printed Battery Development at VTT

Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in this Report

About the Authors

List of Exhibits

Exhibit E-1: Thin-Film Lithium Battery Constructions
Exhibit E-2: Worldwide Market for Thin-Film Batteries by Application ($ Millions)
Exhibit 2-1: Lithium Battery Constructions
Exhibit 2-2: Comparison of Battery Size for Selected Commercial Batteries
Exhibit 2-3:Operating Temperatures for Selected Thin-Film/Printable Batteries
Exhibit 3-1: Thin-Film Batteries Market: RFID and Smart Packaging Applications
Exhibit 3-2: Thin-Film Batteries Market: Smart Shelf/ESL Display Applications
Exhibit 3-3: Thin-film Batteries Market: Smartcard Applications
Exhibit 3-4: Thin-film Batteries Market: Sensor Applications
Exhibit 3-5: Thin-Film Batteries Market: Medical Applications
Exhibit 3-6: Thin-Film Batteries Market: Semiconductor Market
Exhibit 3-7: Worldwide Markets for Thin-Film Batteries by Application ($ Millions)
Exhibit 3-8: Worldwide Market for Thin-Film Battery-Powered Products
Exhibit 4-1: Timeline of Enable IPC's Accomplishments
Exhibit 4-2: Planar Energy Devices' Products

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