This edition of Future Tech TOE discusses about emerging technologies in printed electronics. The printed electronics industry is evolving at a healthy pace and is witnessing an active transition from research and development phase to commercialization phase of printed electronics-based products. Advancements in printing technologies and material science have been instrumental in the growth of printed electronics. As the demand for more flexible, compact, and power efficient electronic products is increasing, printed electronics is gaining momentum as it incorporates all the above mentioned features.
The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profiles existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world.
Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory.
Table of Contents
- Key Findings
- Technology Landscape
- Developments in Displays, Sensors, and Printing Inks are Key Enablers of Printed Electronics
- Major Areas of Interest in Printed Electronics
- Connected Living and Technology Convergence Scenarios Boost the Adoption of Printed Electronics
- Regulatory Hurdles and Technology Challenges Hindering the Adoption of Printed Electronics
- Application Diversity
- Paper-thin Vibration Actuators for Haptics and Sensing
- Printed Rewritable Non-volatile Memory for Smart Consumables
- Microplotter for High-precision Positioning in Printed Electronics
- Electroluminescent Technology-based Flexible Lighting®
- Paper-based Substrate for Printing Advanced Electronic Circuitries
- Thin-film Transistor (TFT) Technology for Flexible Electronics
- Organic Electronics-based Flexible OLED Displays
- Inkjet Printing Technology for Flexible OLED Displays
- Glass-free Backplanes for Flexible Displays
- 3D Nanoprinting for Printing of Nanoscale Sensor Components
- Strategic Insights
- Key Contacts