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Printed and Thin Film Transistors (TFT) and Memory 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

Printed and thin film transistor circuits will become a $180 million market in 10 years, from just $3 million in 2013. They will drive lighting, displays, signage, electronic products, medical disposables, smart packaging, smart labels and much more besides. The chemical, plastics, printing, electronics and other industries are cooperating to make it happen. Already, over 500 organizations are developing printed transistors and memory, with first products being sold commercially in 2009.

Who should read this report

This report addresses two types of reader. Industrialists, investors and researchers with scientific training can read the report in the order presented. For the first time, they will see the big picture of what is happening and about to happen across the whole world in this subject. This includes the profiles, activities and intentions of 150 leading organizations in this field. We analyze and compare what is happening in 16 countries. Such information is not gathered in any other document. The report also gives the rapidly evolving choices of materials, device designs, chemistry and manufacturing processes for these devices - again a unique analysis. However, this report will also be useful for those with only a rudimentary understanding of science and engineering who seek to understand how the printed electronics revolution will greatly benefit society while creating billion dollar businesses and when and where this will happen.

All the chemistries, geometries and processes

We cover the big picture - the full range of organic and inorganic chemistries that can be printed or thin film. Technical progress, companies and impediments are given, and their applications appraised. Whether you intend to be a user, seller or researcher, consider the new InGaZnO semiconductors, the single layer geometry, the multi-function transistors, the printed silicon transistors and many other advances.

Total market value of printed versus non printed electronics US$ billion*

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Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

2. INTRODUCTION

  • 2.1. Importance of printed and potentially printed electronics
  • 2.2. How printed electronics is being applied
  • 2.3. Importance of printed and thin film transistors and memory
  • 2.4. Transistor basics and value chain
  • 2.5. Transistor geometry and parameters
  • 2.6. Choice of materials for these transistors
  • 2.7. Choice of semiconductor
  • 2.8. Substrates
  • 2.9. Printing processes

3. ORGANIC TRANSISTORS AND MEMORY - DEVELOPMENTS

  • 3.1. History and prospective benefits
  • 3.2. RFID labels at Holst Centre
  • 3.3. RFID labels from Poly IC
  • 3.4. Lowest performance, lowest cost - ACREO
  • 3.5. Organic dielectrics and ferroelectrics
  • 3.6. High permittivity organic transistor gates by ionic drift
  • 3.7. Summary

4. INORGANIC COMPOUND TRANSISTORS - DEVELOPMENTS

  • 4.1. History and summary of potential benefits
  • 4.2. Semiconductors
  • 4.3. Inorganic dielectrics in devices
  • 4.4. Chromium based technology
  • 4.5. Silicon nanoparticle ink
  • 4.6. Printing aSi reel to reel
  • 4.7. High-Mobility Ambipolar Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Transistors
  • 4.8. Research on molybdenmnite at EPFL Lausanne
  • 4.9. Do organic transistors have a future?
  • 4.10. Summary of latest work

5. TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLIERS - LARGE MEMORY

  • 5.1. Types of memory
  • 5.2. Big difference in making small vs large memory
  • 5.3. Strategy of various developers of thin film and printed memory

6. TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLIERS -CONDUCTORS

  • 6.1. Organic vs inorganic conductors
  • 6.2. Organic conductors
  • 6.3. Inorganic conductors
  • 6.4. Progress with new conductive ink chemistries and cure processes
  • 6.5. Pre-Deposit Images in Metal PDIM
  • 6.6. Carbon nanotubes
  • 6.7. Carbon Nanotubes and printed electronics
  • 6.8. Developers of Carbon Nanotubes for Printed Electronics

7. MARKETS 2013-2023

  • 7.1. Market Background
  • 7.2. Forecasts 2013-2023
  • 7.3. Options
  • 7.4. Split between backplane, RFID and other applications to 2022
  • 7.5. Size of relevant markets that are impacted
  • 7.6. Potential for non-RFID electronic labels
  • 7.7. Potential for RFID labels 2013-2023
  • 7.8. Market for RFID
  • 7.9. Impact on silicon
  • 7.10. Forecasts for materials
  • 7.11. Backplane transistor arrays hold up AMOLED market penetration
  • 7.12. Impediments to the commercialisation of printed transistors and memory

8. COMPARISON OF ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN TFTCS AND THEIR MATERIALS

  • 8.1. Semiconductor, process, geometry, targets, challenges and objectives for 80 organisations in printed and thin film transistors and/ or memory
  • 8.2. Profiles of 45 organisations in printed and thin film transistors and/ or memory

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