Printable Electronics Market To Surpass $7 Billion In Revenue in 2010

Sep 06, 2005, 01:00 ET from NanoMarkets

     GLEN ALLEN, Va., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report from
 NanoMarkets, an industry analyst firm based here, the market for printable
 electronics will generate estimated revenues of over $7 billion (U.S.) in
 2010, driven by demand for printable displays, RFIDs, photovoltaics, computer
 memory and other printable products.  Information about the report, "Printable
 Electronics: Roadmaps, Markets and Opportunities" and a white paper can be
 accessed from the firm's web site at
     NanoMarkets' new report claims that the areas with the largest growth
 opportunities include printable displays, which NanoMarkets projects to be a
 market worth over $3 billion in 2010, printable RFIDs which will be worth $2.2
 billion, and computer memory and photovoltaics which will achieve more modest,
 yet significant, market opportunities of almost $770 million and $580 million
 respectively.  According to Lawrence D. Gasman, NanoMarkets' Principal
 Analyst, "Once one printable electronics product proves itself in the
 marketplace, it will lend considerable credibility to the entire sector."
     The term "printable electronics" refers to circuitry created out of
 conductive polymer and nano-metallic inks using a wide variety of printing
 technologies, old and new.  NanoMarkets' report says that printable
 electronics offers compelling advantages over more conventional ways of
 producing electronic circuits.  These include the ability to cost-effectively
 mass produce products that could never be created using the old CMOS paradigm
 such as RFID tags that are inexpensive enough to replace bar codes, roll-up
 displays or smart packaging that will allow companies to enhance their
 offerings and product lines.  The report notes that ink-jet printing offers
 the potential to create specialized circuits in very small runs that will
 address the semiconductor industry's urgent need to reduce prototyping costs.
 Lastly, printable electronics will also enable companies to create new forms
 of consumer products embedded with intelligence or other features that will
 enhance revenue possibilities.  All of this can be done with relatively modest
 up-front investments.
     About the Report:
     NanoMarkets' new report provides a detailed analysis of market
 opportunities available to a wide range of companies that stand to benefit
 from developments in printable electronics. Firms range from materials
 companies such as 3M, Cabot and DuPont that are actively pursuing this sector,
 through printing equipment firms such as Litrex and Dimatix, to manufacturers
 of actual printable products such as Cambridge Display Technology, Philips,
 Plastic Logic and Samsung.  The report is based on in-depth interviews of
 firms throughout the entire value chain including materials, manufacturing,
 equipment, packaging and finished products companies.
     The report includes an analysis of all the key sectors where printable
 electronics can be deployed and provides, (1) insight into how printable
 electronics technology is likely to evolve over the coming decade, (2)
 forecasts through 2012 of all the applications markets where "printables" will
 generate significant revenues, including breakouts by end-user type and
 specific products, (3) a guide to which companies are active in this space now
 and what they are doing, and (4) a complete roadmap for the printable
 electronics market.  The report will be essential reading for marketing and
 planning executives in the electronics, semiconductor and printing industry as
 well as for VCs and others that are investing in the printable electronics
     Please visit for additional information or
 contact Robert Nolan at (804) 360-2967.  Members of the press may receive an
 executive summary upon request.
     About NanoMarkets:
     Through its reports, white papers and customized client engagements
 NanoMarkets analyzes opportunities in both established and emerging markets
 brought about through developments in advanced technology and materials

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