GLEN ALLEN, Va., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoMarkets, a leading industry consulting firm based here, today announced the release of a new white paper titled, "A Roadmap for Printable Electronics" that examines the market opportunities and product timeframes for printable electronics. The research on which this paper is based was drawn from NanoMarkets' new report, "Printable Electronics: Roadmaps, Markets and Opportunities," that will be released the week of August 29th. The paper can be accessed from the firm's website at http://www.nanomarkets.net or by emailing a request to email@example.com. Synopsis: Printable electronics promises to create circuits using organic polymer or nanometallic inks, laid down using either conventional printing technologies, such as offset, or with ink-jet printers, such as the systems currently being developed by Litrex and Dimatix. This new way of creating electronics will lead to a variety of new products that could not be created using conventional CMOS processes. These new products are likely to include printed RFID tags that will be inexpensive enough to compete with barcodes, highly flexible computer displays, and photovoltaic arrays that can be printed directly onto roofing and wall-building materials. These future products, and more, are now being routinely touted by materials equipment and electronics firms that are active in this space, such as 3M, Cambridge Display Technology, DuPont, Hitachi, Motorola, Philips and Plastic Logic. Analysis by NanoMarkets suggests that within two or three years printable electronics will become widely available. However, it is also clear from NanoMarkets' research that companies in the printable electronics market hold different views on the timetable for printable electronics. Estimates of commercial viability can differ by as much as four years. The new white paper illustrates a possible product roadmap for the printable electronics industry based on what the firm views to be possible technologically and from demand- side analysis. About NanoMarkets: NanoMarkets' mission is to measure the impact of new technologies on both established and emerging markets with a focus on the realms of electronics, energy and bio-medical markets. Through its reports, market briefs and customized client engagements NanoMarkets' clients are able to receive insightful value-chain analyses that determine where and how nanotechnology will impact both their business operations and profit potential. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for additional details about the company.