GLEN ALLEN, Va., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based here, has released both a preview and a first chapter from its upcoming report, "The New Thin Film Electronics: Large Area Electronics and Beyond". This new NanoMarkets report will be released in mid-February. To access both the article and the chapter, interested persons may visit the firm's web site at www.nanomarkets.net. About the Report: According to NanoMarkets, the latest thin-film technology is creating new revenue opportunities for the electronics and semiconductor industries, the most exciting in "large area electronics," which addresses novel applications in displays, photovoltaics, lighting, sensor arrays and other markets where there are benefits to creating circuitry over areas measured in terms of several square feet. At the other end of the scale, thin-film technology is critical to the prospects for extending CMOS chips to smaller nodes, as well as to creating new kinds of memory and storage devices. Additional opportunities for thin-film technologies in batteries, imaging and military/aerospace are also emerging. This report analyzes and quantifies key application segments and shows that there are considerable synergies between them, creating paths for firms in one thin-film enabled segment to diversify into another. The report also examines the latest generation of production technology for thin film (including atomic layer deposition, ink-jet and self-assembly), as well as how nanotechnology is creating new kinds of thin-film materials for use in electronics. In addition, this new NanoMarkets offering identifies today's main players in thin-film electronics and provides eight-year forecasts of all thin-film electronics applications. The core focus of this report will be to quantify and analyze the impact of these technology trends, and to discuss their consequences. It will be vital reading for firms in the display business seeking to broaden their product range into new areas of large area electronics, and for other electronics firms that need to understand how the budding field of large area electronics will produce new revenues for them. Others that will benefit from this report will be semiconductor firms seeking to gain insight into how thin- film technology is enabling next-generation chips; disk drive and memory firms with an interest in how the latest TF materials are improving the prospects for information storage and energy companies examining some of the latest directions for batteries and photovoltaics. Please visit www.nanomarkets.net for additional information or contact Robert Nolan at (804) 360-2967. About NanoMarkets: NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published numerous reports related to the electronics industry with specific attention to organic, thin film and printable electronics. For a full listing of the firm's research reports, white papers and posted articles, please visit www.nanomarkets.net.