Printed and thin film transistor circuits 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.
Total market value of printed versus non printed electronics US$ billion
The growth over the longer timescale, from 2013-2033, will be very similar to the early growth of the silicon chip market in the same interval. In other words, the twenty years from 1978 to 1998 saw a similar starting and finishing value of sales of silicon chips. History is repeating itself with the printed equivalent over the next twenty years, though not by taking much market share from silicon chips in the first fifteen years. Do not follow the herd into the well aired aspects of this subject. Gain advantage by understanding all the important aspects and opportunities.
Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications' web site. View the report: "Printed and Thin Film Transistors (TFT) and Memory 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players".