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Innovations in Structural Electronics

  • ID: 4451541
  • Report
  • December 2017
  • Region: Global, Global
  • 36 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Automotive and Aerospace Sectors Generate Opportunities for Smart Electronics in the Near Term


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Structural electronics (SE) is referred to as a next-gen electronics technology involves printing of functional electronic circuitries across irregular shaped curves and architectures, including the human body. SE replaces bulky load-bearing structures within a circuitry with smart electronic components which can conform to complex shapes, ensuring optimum space utilization. SE offers different and better ways of implementing electronic functionalities into the products.

In the short term, a key capability of structural electronics to reduce the weight of a product is set to disrupt the aerospace and automotive sectors. Also, structural electronics offers flexibility of components, enabling space optimization and connectivity of white goods and consumer electronic products. Advancements in material science to develop stretchable conductive materials, government funding, and application diversity play a vital role in driving advancements in the structural electronics industry.

Key questions answered in the report

  1. What is the significance of structural electronics technology?
  2. What are the key drivers and challenges of the structural electronics industry?
  3. Why would structural electronics dominate conventional electronics?
  4. What are the key enablers of structural electronics?
  5. What types of industries are likely to be impacted by structural electronics?
  6. What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to strengthen technologies and acquire customers?
  7. What is the future prospect of the technology?
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1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Research Methodology Explained
1.4 Summary of Key Findings

2.0 Technology Landscape Assessment
2.1 Structural Electronics: An Overview of Next-gen Electronics
2.2 Why is Structural Electronics called Next-Gen Electronics?
2.3 Structural Electronics Set to Dominate Conventional Electronics
2.4 Push from Government Agencies to Drive SE Industry in the Long Term
2.5 Technical Glitches Preventing Market Penetration of Structural Electronics

3.0 Structural Electronics - The Ecosystem and Companies to Action
3.1 Key Enablers for Structural Electronics
3.2 Technology Framework for Structural Electronics
3.3 Technology Roadmap of Structural Electronics’ Enablers
3.4 Advanced Materials: Companies to Action - DuPont
3.5 Printing Processes: Companies to Action - TactoTek Inc.

4.0 Innovations in Structural Electronics and Key Industries Impacted
4.1 Industry Prioritization Matrix for Structural Electronics - Technology Disruption Potential vs. Current Development Scenario
4.2 Material Set for Smart Medical Patches Enabling Real-Time Diagnostics
4.3 IME Technology Enabled Car Centre Console for Intuitive Human-Machine Interface
4.4 Conformable Supercapacitors for Increasing Battery Efficiency
4.5 Touch Sensors Built on Free Form Films for Consumer Electronics

5.0 Technology Roadmap, Growth Opportunities, and Analyst Viewpoint
5.1 From the Analyst’s Desk: Product Development Strategies
5.2 From the Analyst’s Desk: Customer Acquisition Strategies to Proliferate in the Emerging SE Industry
5.3 Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical Industries Likely to be Impacted by Structural Electronics in the Short Term
5.4 From the Analyst’s Desk: Government Agencies to Drive Adoption of Structural Electronics in the Long-Term
5.5 Technology Roadmap for Structural Electronics - Forecast till 2027

6.0 Industry Contacts
6.1 Key Industry Contacts
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