The thin-film/printed battery sector has sent out mixed messages in the past
year. Several of longstanding firms in this space have established entirely
plausible business models that could lead to profitability in a year or so.
Yet, at the same time, a few notable thin-film/printed battery firms have quit
With these changes in mind, it seems that the thin-film/printed battery space
is in need of re-examination and this is the goal of this report. Building on
NanoMarkets six years of covering the thin-film/battery, space, this report
analyzes in detail the current strategies of the firms that now dominate this
space and develops an extensive forecast of thin-film/printed batteries over
the next eight years. The report also examines where firms in this business
are likely to get funding in the near-term future.
The report begins with an examination of the latest trends in manufacturing
and technology for thin-film and printed batteries and the main drivers for
these trends. This discussion includes considerations of role of latest
generation of functional printing technology, how manufacturing infrastructure
is being shaped by supply chain considerations, as well as product design and
Finally, the report identifies and quantifies the major applications that
NanoMarkets believes can create a viable market for thin-film and printed
batteries. We take a look, in particular, at the current state of smartcards
and RFID as applications for the kinds of batteries that are covered in this
report, since these have been touted in the past as "killer apps." We also
examine how value can be created by thin-film/printed battery firms by
building their strategies around evolving product/market ecosystems supporting
low-cost electronics applications.
As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report contains detailed forecasts with
breakouts by type of application and type of manufacturing. Both volume and
value forecasts are included. We also include detailed profiles of the key
firms to watch in this space.