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Frost & Sullivan’s analyst briefing on flexible electronics.

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Frost & Sullivan Flexible Electronics Analyst Briefing Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Flexible Electronics: Redefining Product Concepts Sharmishta S, Research Analyst Technical Insights November 4, 2008
  • 2. Focus Points An Introduction to Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Processing Technologies Key Applications and Potential Markets Adoption Factors for Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Recent Developments Technology Trends and Roadmap Conclusion 2
  • 3. Electronics Today Source:www.reghardware.co.uk Source:www.slipperybrick.com Source:www.ledwholesalers.com Source:www.lakewoodconferences.com 3
  • 4. Flexible Electronics – An Introduction What are the constraints ? • Product design is dictated by the rigidity of internal circuits – conventional silicon wafers • Integration of components – battery/ display/ memory • Intelligent product packaging Flexible Electronics • Different Materials - Organics, printed silicon • Substrates – Polymers, thin metal foils • Different Processing Technologies – Printing, roll to roll processing • Allows for flexibility of design • Puts electronics/ intelligence where conventional silicon is not suitable (product packages, neural implants etc.) 4
  • 5. Flexible Electronic Devices Flexible Displays Flexible RFID Memories Devices Sensors Integrated Circuits Photovoltaic/ Solar Cells Lighting 5
  • 6. Flexible Electronic Devices – A snapshot Source: Ghent University Source: Nanoident technologies 6
  • 7. Focus Points An Introduction to Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Processing Technologies Key Applications and Potential Markets Adoption Factors for Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Recent Developments Technology Trends and Roadmap Conclusion 7
  • 8. Snapshot of Processing Technologies Fabrication and Processing Techniques • Inkjet Printing • Screen, Gravure, Offset and Flexographic Printing • Vacuum Deposition • Imprint Lithography Developments Efforts • Electronics on Plastic by Laser Release (EpLAr) – Developed as part of the EU FlexiDis project • Flexible Display Center – Arizona State University 8
  • 9. Focus Points An Introduction to Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Processing Technologies Key Applications and Potential Markets Adoption Factors for Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Recent Developments Technology Trends and Roadmap Conclusion 9
  • 10. Examples of Applications Source: www.nist.gov 10
  • 11. Examples of Applications Source: Plastic electronic GmbH Source: STELLA Project 11
  • 12. Potential Markets and End- Users Food Packaging – Military Devices – flexible sensors, flexible displays, displays memories, batteries •Nestle SA FLEXIBLE •Thermo Fischer •Kraft Foods Inc ELECTRONICS •Lockheed Martin •Sara Lee Corporation POTENTIAL END Supply Chain– RFID •Armed Forces •Kellogg Company USERS tags, sensors, •Unilever PLC displays Medical Equipment – •Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. flexible lab-on-chip •Tesco plc Consumer Electronics – devices, sensors •London Transport for ticketing flexible display, battery, •Red Cross - Tracking blood supplies antenna, sensors •Johnson and Johnson •GE Healthcare •Siemens Medical Solutions •Nokia •Philips Medical Systems •Samsung •Solvay •Creative •Pfizer Inc •Apple •Sony Corporation 12
  • 13. Focus Points An Introduction to Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Processing Technologies Key Applications and Potential Markets Adoption Factors for Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Recent Developments Technology Trends and Roadmap Conclusion 13
  • 14. Adoption Factors – Drivers and Challenges Technology Drivers Strong industry Enables new High- volume Flexibility / backing applications manufacturing Stretchable Ease of Device and markets and low cost and light Integration weight potential Technology Challenges Design Lifetime issues challenges – Manufacturing of organic Lacks Better Challenges materials established encapsulation knowledge methods base Standardized testing Source: Frost & Sullivan 14
  • 15. Focus Points An Introduction to Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Processing Technologies Key Applications and Potential Markets Adoption Factors for Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Recent Developments Technology Trends and Roadmap Conclusion 15
  • 16. Innovative Developments – OLEDs and Electrochromic Displays Source: E-ink Source: E-ink Source: www.nsf.gov 16
  • 17. Innovative Developments Continued… Plastic Logic’s flexible e-Reader Source: www.pbs.org Source : FACESS project Polymer Vision's Nokia’s morph concept Readius Source: www.nokia.com Source: Polymer Vision 17
  • 18. Focus Points An Introduction to Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Processing Technologies Key Applications and Potential Markets Adoption Factors for Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Recent Developments Technology Trends and Roadmap Conclusion 18
  • 19. Future Trends- Roadmap for Consumer Electronics 2008 2011 2012 2017 2018 OTFT backplanes Printed sensors & Advanced paper based GUIs displays in packaging for small computers B&W e-readers, demonstrated Emergence of flexible Flexible displays - mp3 color e-reader user interfaces players, cell phones & even TVs Electrophoretics/ Higher capacity printed chromics based Flexible RFID for memories & batteries logos, greeting ticketing, internal Flexible & washable textiles cards, key fobs and asset tracking with embedded electronics low cost devices Item level RFID tagging Printed memory Clothes with sensors, Smart packaging for toys, ID tags, OLEDs integrated with printed brand protection displays, sensors, Continuous use antennas to sense quality, Prototype flexible flexible batteries tracking along supply chain OLED displays Source: Frost & Sullivan 19
  • 20. Technology Roadmap - Healthcare 2008 2012 2018 Printed temperature, Flexible sensors for pressure sensors and wound care, respiration sensor arrays and eye, heart, bladder Protective clothing integrated smart bandages pressure monitors with flexible PV cells, antenna, sensors and batteries for energy Emergence of printed harvesting, communications for Fiber optics and rescue personnel sensors for lab-on- chip stretchable electronics applications embedded in textiles for wearable sensors Flexible sensor Flexible implantable electronics components for and wireless drug delivery using Emerging on-skin wearable heart rate, flexible electronics sensors, body area strain and impact networks monitoring devices Source: Frost & Sullivan 20
  • 21. Roadmap – Defense (Concepts & Future Applications) Source: Frost & Sullivan 21
  • 22. Future Trends Source: USDC material 22
  • 23. Focus Points An Introduction to Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Processing Technologies Key Applications and Potential Markets Adoption Factors for Flexible Electronics Snapshot of Recent Developments Technology Trends and Roadmap Conclusion 23
  • 24. Conclusion • Flexible electronics would be a potentially disruptive field in the coming years in applications like consumer electronics, healthcare, lighting etc. • Technologies have the backing of leading industry corporations like Honeywell, DuPont, Kodak, Hewlett Packard, Merck and BASF • Focus areas for development are: • Development of value chains • Improvement and establishment of manufacturing technologies • Building awareness among potential end-user segments • Improving materials lifetime and performance • Improving expertise and knowledge creation 24
  • 25. Your Feedback is Important to Us What would you like to see from Frost & Sullivan? Growth Forecasts? Competitive Structure? Emerging Trends? Strategic Recommendations? Other? Please inform us by taking our survey. 25
  • 26. For Additional Information • To leave a comment, ask the analyst a question, or receive the free audio segment that accompanies this presentation, please contact Stephanie Ochoa, Social Media Manager at (210) 247- 2421, via email, analystbriefings@frost.com, or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/stephanieochoa. 26