NanoMarkets, a leading provider of market research and analysis for thin-film and printed electronics markets has released its latest report in thin-film and printed battery markets. The report, "Thin-Film and Printable Battery Markets: 2010" sees a $1.1 billion revenue opportunity in 2015 led by their use in sensors and powered smart card applications which will comprise almost seventy-five percent of the market. The report is a continuation of the firm's ongoing coverage of thin batteries that dates back to 2005.
Additional details including a sample chapter can be obtained on the firm's website at http://www.nanomarkets.net/products/prod_detail.cfm?prod=9&id=329.
- The thin-film/printable battery sector in 2010 looks far different than what industry participants, investors and observers predicted as recently as three-to-four years ago. Suppliers of these batteries are now beginning to ship in volume and are no longer trying to compete with button/cell batteries on price. Instead, they are making their business cases based on thinness, flexibility, eco-friendliness and safety factors.
- In 2015 NanoMarkets projects that products utilizing thin-film/printable batteries will have a total market value of $12.2 billion. In some applications - such as powered smart cards and certain medical devices - these small batteries could prove a key enabling technology, since other kinds of batteries have serious limitations. In addition, a new opportunity for several thin-film/printable battery manufacturers has arisen from combining their products with energy harvesting devices that will create power sources for sensor networks can be left without maintenance for many years.
- NanoMarkets believes that five companies -- Blue Spark Technologies, Cymbet, Infinite Power Solutions, Power Paper and Solicore -- will prove especially significant in the evolution of the thin-film/printable battery market. This is due to their ability to raise capital and the business cases they present.
About the Report:
This new NanoMarkets report examines the business opportunities for thin-film and printable batteries across a broad range of applications for which they are claimed to be suited. For each of these applications, the report examines the requirements for power sources and compares current and future performance of TF/printable batteries with the other power sources that may be used for each application. The report also makes a critical examination of the business case "stories" being told by the leading manufacturers of TF/printable batteries to ascertain the degree to which they jibe with market realities. It analyzes the likely evolution of materials and battery chemistries used in the novel batteries discussed in this report which covers both the electrodes and electrolyte. We have also reviewed the progress being made with manufacturing processes and the latest developments in the battery field including new products, technology breakthroughs, new licensing, financial and marketing arrangements and recent M&A activity.
Profiles of Leading Thin Battery Firms Include:
Biophan, Blue Spark Technologies, Cymbet, Enable IPC, Enfucell, Excellatron, Front Edge Technology, Geomatec, Infinite Power Solutions, ITN Energy Systems, NanoEner, NEC, Oak Ridge Micro-Energy, Planar Energy Devices, Power Paper and Power ID, prelonic technologies, Rocket Electric, Solicore, Ultralife, Varta, VoltaFlex, and VTT.