By Dr. Cameron Chai
Reportlinker.com has announced the addition of a new report titled ‘Inorganic and Composite Printed Electronics 2012-2022’ from IDTechEx to its offering.
According to IDTechEx, the market for printed electronics is expected to reach $45 billion in 2022 and that market is predicted to be more or less evenly represented by organic or inorganic materials.
The new report discusses the market potential of composite and inorganic chemicals in the printed electronics industry. Inorganics include different metal oxides and metals as transistor materials or transparent conductors and nano-silicon or silver and copper inks either in flake or particle form. Moreover, there are carbon structures, including buckyballs, nanotubes, graphene, and inorganic quantum dots.
Since the performance of organics is not satisfactory in certain aspects, a lot of research is being carried out in printed inorganics. Researchers are seeking new inorganics to produce superior printed batteries, to make transistor semiconductors and quantum dot devices with ten-fold increase in mobility, and to develop conductors with better cost and conductance. This report provides the comparison data pertaining to the trends, the options and the applications. The focus is on the major players, commercialization and technology basics.
The comprehensive report is helpful to companies involved in or interested in the potential of thin film or printed electronics materials, production technologies or total device production and integration. It predicts that the preference for inorganics will be increased in the next decade in most conductors for applications such as interconnects, touch buttons, antennas, electrodes and much more.
Applications of inorganic printed and thin film electronics covered in the report include batteries, photovoltaics, memory, conductors, sensors, semiconductors, lighting and displays. The report also covers the application of other types of technology such as silicon chips and organic electronics.