STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Used in diverse fields such as electronics, energy and healthcare, flexible devices represent a category of devices that in recent years have experienced strong market growth due to their advanced characteristics. Flexible devices that are lightweight and can bend and conform to curved surfaces due to their thin profile provide versatility and allow for the creation of new and low-cost applications.
As flexible devices become more popular, the need increases to use high-volume processes for their fabrication. Consequently, the industry is steadily transitioning to the integration of roll-to-roll (R2R) technologies for fabricating these devices.

The primary goal of this report is to offer new insights on flexible devices that are produced using roll-to-roll technologies, outlining technological and industry trends and providing a market analysis for these products.

Specifically, the major objectives of this study are:
• To identify various commercially available and emerging flexible devices, including a description of their types and fabrication technologies.
• To highlight new technological developments in flexible device manufacturing, while outlining technical issues.
• To review various processes that are being used for roll-to-roll manufacturing, focusing on those that are quickly gaining in popularity.
• To estimate current global markets for flexible devices produced by roll-to-roll technologies based on device type, manufacturing process, substrate material and region, with growth forecasts through 2017 for each market segment.
• To identify important technology and industry trends within each market segment.
• To offer an updated review of current industry players, including manufacturers of devices and materials as well as equipment and technology developers.
• To provide a description of the most relevant research and development activities.
• To determine trends in recently issued U.S. patents.

REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY

The first flexible devices were commercialized several decades ago as flexible printed circuits, and their use is now expanding to include other applications such as solar cells and advanced displays. As a result, they are becoming an increasingly important segment of the electronics, energy and medical device sectors.

The increased market penetration of flexible devices is being facilitated by the adoption of mass-production fabrication methods, such as roll-to-roll technologies, leading to the creation of devices with high throughput, low cost, and more consistent quality.

An additional factor that is projected to bring healthy growth to the flexible device market is the rapid expansion of the printed electronics market. This market is currently valued at approximately $4 billion and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 29.5% during the next five years.

In fact, several printing technologies used to manufacture printed electronics, operating in a continuous mode (roll-to-roll) rather than on a batch-to-batch basis, are also being adapted to produce a growing number of devices that use flexible substrates.

The principal reason for doing this study is to present a current assessment of the roll-to-roll flexible device industry from both a technological and market point of view, and to outline future trends and key developments.

There is also a need to evaluate the current status and future trends of this market from a global standpoint. As the use of these products expands and new fields of application emerge, information on the suppliers and developers of these devices and their regional distribution becomes more valuable.
An equally important reason for undertaking this study is to provide technical insights into roll-to-roll manufacturing of flexible devices by:
• Providing a review of fabrication technologies.
• Identifying current technical issues.
• Providing an overview of the main global R&D activities related to roll-to-roll flexible devices, resulting in the issuance of patents.
• Illustrating the latest technological developments.

This information can assist companies in identifying opportunities for process and productivity improvements and new product development, resulting in a positive impact on future market growth.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This study will be of primary interest to all organizations that:
• Manufacture, sell and distribute flexible devices.
• Supply raw materials for roll-to-roll fabrication of flexible devices.
• Manufacture process equipment utilized by producers of flexible devices.
• Fabricate products that utilize flexible devices (such as portable electronic devices, digital signage, electronic price tags and labels and wearable electronic products).
• Provide technical and/or marketing services in conjunction with the above- mentioned products.
• Are planning to enter the flexible device industry as a supplier, manufacturer or end-user.

This study applies to industry segments such as electronics, energy, automotive, sensors and instrumentation, and medical electronics.

The study is mainly directed toward executives, directors, operations managers, sales and marketing managers, and strategic planners working within the industries noted above. Universities and research facilities may also find this study to be a good source of technical information regarding roll-to-roll technologies, flexible devices and their applications, which can be used as a baseline for new or expanded R&D activities. Librarians of technical information and research centers can also use this report to provide critical data to product managers, market analysts, researchers and other professionals needing detailed and updated analysis of this segment of the flexible device industry.

SCOPE OF REPORT

This study provides an updated review of roll-to-roll technologies for flexible devices, including a description of various device types and roll-to-roll fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging devices fabricated using roll-to-roll technologies.

BCC Research determines the current market status for these products, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The roll-to-roll flexible device industry is analyzed based on the following segments: device type, substrate material, process and region. In addition, technological issues including key events and the latest process developments are discussed.

More specifically, BCC’s market analysis is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of roll-to-roll technologies for flexible devices are provided, including an outline of recent events. This section identifies devices that are currently commercially available or are emerging, and offers a description of the main types.

The second section provides a technological review of the fabrication steps used to manufacture roll-to-roll flexible devices, with an outline of the most common processes. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2010, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, and indicating the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section offers a global market analysis of roll-to-roll flexible devices. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (device type, process, substrate material and region) with actual data referring to the years 2010 through 2012.
Next, a detailed presentation of market growth trends is provided based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. The third section concludes with projected revenues for roll-to-roll flexible devices within each segment together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period 2012 through 2017.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of roll-to-roll flexible devices together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to materials, fabrication processes, equipment, and applications for roll-to-roll flexible devices. The patents examined in this study were issued during the period 2009 through 2012. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, process and device type.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES

To analyze the overall market and market segments, both primary and secondary research methodologies were used to obtain market data.
The technology section of this report is based on information derived from technical literature, related BCC reports, professional journals, the author’s field experience and online sources.
Global market analysis was performed by conducting a thorough investigation of flexible device manufacturers, raw material suppliers, producers of roll-to-roll equipment and developers of new technologies, accounting for at least 90% of the global market. Data were obtained from the direct contribution of primary sources, including company executives, managers, engineers and other technical personnel representing manufacturers, developers and users of roll-to-roll flexible devices; representatives of academia and trade associations; and industry market analysts.

Additional data for each company were obtained by thoroughly analyzing Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, Internet websites, annual reports, industry directories, industry magazines and catalogs, government sources and other public sources.

Secondary sources of information include, but are not limited to:
• U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Filings.
• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
• European Patent Office.
• Company websites.
• Company annual reports.
• Thomas Register.
• Moody’s Directory.
• Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys.
• Dun & Bradstreet Business Directories.
• Foreign Chambers of Commerce Directories.
• Foreign Stock Exchange Listings.
• American Ceramic Society Publications.
• American Chemical Society Publications.

In addition to utilizing the above primary and secondary sources, market growth trends and forecasts were compiled by gaining additional insights from relevant financial and market information, relevant BCC reports and the author’s own in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the collected information.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

Margareth Gagliardi, BCC’s Chief Research Analyst in Advanced Materials, has 30 years of experience in the field of advanced materials, specializing in ceramic formulations, materials processing and new product development. She has held management positions in both manufacturing and R&D within U.S. and European firms producing electronic, mechanical, chemical and structural components. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Ceramic Engineering.

Ms. Gagliardi has authored numerous BCC Research studies, including the following that are related to advanced materials and devices, thin and thick film technologies, and microelectronics:
• AVM052C – Aerogels, 2013
• HLC084A – Portable Medical Electronic Products: Technologies and Global Markets, 2013
• AMV065B – Global Markets and Technologies for Smart Glass, 2012
• SMC057B – Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films, 2012
• AVM018G – Rare Earths: Worldwide Markets, Applications, Technologies, 2012
• SMC037E – Sputtering Targets and Sputtered Films: Technology and Markets, 2011
• SMC070A – Paper-thin Displays: Technologies and Global Markets, 2011
• EGY068A – Supercapacitors: Technology Developments and Global Markets, 2010
• AVM014D – Ceramic Matrix Composites: Technologies and Global Markets, 2010
• NAN043B – Nanofibers: Technologies and Developing Markets, 2010
• AVM069A – Photocatalysts: Technologies and Global Markets, 2010
• SMC061B – Atomic Layer Deposition, 2010
• AVM046B – Thick Film Devices, Processes and Applications, 2010

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

This report provides:
• An overview of the market for roll-to-roll (R2R) technologies in the development and commercialization of flexible devices, including electronic devices, such as flexible displays, and energy devices, such as flexible solar cells.
• Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2010 through 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017.
• Description of various types of flexible devices produced by R2R methods, together with a historical review of the technology and an outline of the most significant recent developments; current and emerging applications for these products also will be discussed.
• Examination of technical issues, and examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for.
• A list of the leading providers of R2R technologies and flexible devices, along with a description of their products.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY 2
INTENDED AUDIENCE 3
SCOPE OF REPORT 4
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 5
RELATED BCC RESEARCH STUDIES 6
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 7
BCC ONLINE SERVICES 8
DISCLAIMER 8

CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 10

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE DEVICES MANUFACTURED BY
ROLL-TO-ROLL TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 11
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE DEVICES MANUFACTURED BY
ROLL-TO-ROLL TECHNOLOGIES, 2010-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 11

CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 13

INTRODUCTION 13
DEFINITION AND STUDY FOCUS 13
ROLL-TO-ROLL VERSUS BATCH PROCESSES 13
IMPORTANCE OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES AND R2R PROCESSES 14
HISTORY OF R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES 15
TABLE 1 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES—TECHNOLOGICAL MILESTONES 15
FIGURE 1 FLEXIBLE DEVICES - WORLDWIDE PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS
ISSUED, 1970-2012 16
CURRENT AND EMERGING FLEXIBLE DEVICES PRODUCED BY ROLL-TO-ROLL
TECHNOLOGIES 17
TABLE 2 FLEXIBLE DEVICES MANUFACTURED BY ROLL-TO-ROLL TECHNOLOGIES 18
CIRCUIT DEVICES 18
Flexible Printed Circuits 18
Other Circuit Devices 19
OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES 19
Displays 19
Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Displays 19
Encapsulation 19
Phase Separation 20
Holography 20
Prefabricated Templates 20
Electrochromic Displays 21
Electrochromic Materials 21
Tungsten Oxide-based Electrochromic Devices 21
Electrophoretic Displays 22
Basic Design 22
Microcapsule Design 22
Organic Light-emitting Diode Displays 23
Basic Design 23
PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES 24
Solar Cells and Modules 24
SENSORS AND OTHER DEVICES 25

CHAPTER 4 ROLL-TO-ROLL TECHNOLOGIES 27

INTRODUCTION 27
BASIC ROLL-TO-ROLL FABRICATION PROCESS 27
TABLE 3 BASIC ROLL-TO-ROLL FABRICATION STEPS 28
SUBSTRATE SELECTION 28
FILM DEPOSITION AND PATTERNING 29
SUBTRACTIVE METHODS 29
Substrate Coating 29
TABLE 4 THICK FILM COATING TECHNOLOGIES, 2013 29
TABLE 5 THIN FILM COATING TECHNOLOGIES, 2013 31
Lithography 34
TABLE 6 COMMON LITHOGRAPHIC METHODS, 2013 34
Electron Beam Lithography 34
Scanning Probe Lithography 35
Dip-Pen Nanolithography 35
Nanoimprint 35
Thermoplastic Nanoimprint Lithography 35
Photo Nanoimprint Lithography 35
Laser-assisted Direct Imprint 36
Self-Aligned Imprint Lithography 36
Etching 36
ADDITIVE METHODS 36
TABLE 7 R2R PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES 37
MULTILAYER STRUCTURES 37
ASSEMBLY, CUTTING, TESTING AND PACKAGING 38
LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2010 TO PRESENT 38
ROLL-TO-ROLL FABRICATION OF MEMS DISPLAYS 38
ELECTROPLATING SOLUTIONS FOR R2R FLEXIBLE SOLAR CELLS 39
PAPER-BASED ROLL-TO-ROLL SENSORS 40
POLYMERIC PRECURSORS FOR PRINTING THIN FILMS FOR SOLAR CELLS 40
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY BY ROLL-TO-ROLL PROCESS 41
MEMBRANES FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PEM FUEL CELLS 42
FLEXIBLE GRAPHENE SUPERCAPACITOR 42
RFID VAPOR SENSORS BY ROLL-TO-ROLL PROCESS 42
R2R MICROSTRUCTURED METAMATERIAL FILMS 43
HIGH-EFFICIENCY CIGS SOLAR CELLS BY ROLL-TO-ROLL PROCESS 43
LARGE AREA ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE PECVD EQUIPMENT 44
OLED LIGHTING BY ROLL-TO-ROLL PROCESS 44
THIN FILM MEMORY BY ROLL-TO-ROLL PRINTING 44
ROLL-TO-ROLL PRINTING SYSTEM WITH MICRO-NOZZLES 45
HIGH-EFFICIENCY CIGS SOLAR CELLS ON PLASTIC SUBSTRATE 46
OTHER RELEVANT RandD ACTIVITIES 46
TABLE 8 OTHER RELEVANT R andD ACTIVITIES, 2013 47

CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL MARKETS 49

ANALYSIS OUTLINE 49
GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY 49
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, THROUGH 2017 ($
MILLIONS) 51
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2010- 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 51
CURRENT MARKET STATUS 51
CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY 52
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, THROUGH 2012 ($
MILLIONS) 52
FIGURE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2010-2012 ($ MILLIONS) 52
REVENUES BY DEVICE TYPE 53
TABLE 11 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2012 ($
MILLIONS) 53
FIGURE 4 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2012 (%) 53
REVENUES BY PROCESS 54
TABLE 12 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY PROCESS, THROUGH
2012 ($ MILLIONS) 55
FIGURE 5 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY PROCESS, 2012 (%) 55
REVENUES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL 56
TABLE 13 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL,
THROUGH 2012 ($ MILLIONS) 57
FIGURE 6 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL, 2012
(%) 57
REVENUES BY REGION 58
TABLE 14 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2012 ($
MILLIONS) 58
FIGURE 7 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2012 (%) 58
MARKET GROWTH TRENDS 59
INDUSTRY GROWTH AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS 59
Semiconductors and Circuit Devices 59
TABLE 15 FORECAST FOR SEMICONDUCTORS: REVENUES BY REGION THROUGH
2017 ($ BILLIONS) 60
Printed Circuit Boards and Flexible Circuits 60
Printed Electronics 61
Advanced Displays 61
TABLE 16 FORECAST FOR ADVANCED DISPLAYS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE
THROUGH 2017 ($ BILLIONS) 62
Paper-Thin, Touchscreen and Flexible Displays 62
Photovoltaic Cells 63
TABLE 17 FORECAST FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE: GLOBAL PRODUCTION BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2017 (MW) 64
FIGURE 8 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES: PRODUCTION SHARE BY TYPE, 2017 (%) 64
Flexible Solar Cells 65
Sensors 65
TABLE 18 SENSORS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS) 66
Flexible Sensors 66
Medical Electronics 66
TABLE 19 FORECAST - MEDICAL ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY SEGMENT,
THROUGH 2017 ($ BILLIONS) 67
Portable and Wearable Medical Electronics 67
TABLE 20 FORECAST - PORTABLE MEDICAL ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS: GLOBAL
REVENUES BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017 ($ BILLIONS) 68
Emerging Markets 68
Supercapacitors 68
Fuel Cells 69
TABLE 21 FORECAST FOR FUEL CELLS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH
2017 ($MILLIONS) 69
Batteries 69
MEMS and NEMS 70
TABLE 22 FORECAST FOR MEMS AND NEMS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2017 ($ BILLIONS) 71
OTHER TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS 71
Thin, Ultrathin and Flexible Devices 71
TABLE 23 IC CONFIGURATIONS 71
Roll-to-roll and Large Area Coatings 72
Merging of Thick and Thin Film Technologies 72
Energy and Environmental Factors 72
REGIONAL TRENDS 72
MARKET FORECAST 73
REVENUES BY DEVICE TYPE 73
TABLE 24 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 74
FIGURE 9 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2017
(%) 74
REVENUES BY PROCESS 75
TABLE 25 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY PROCESS,
THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 75
FIGURE 10 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY PROCESS,
2017 (%) 75
REVENUES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL 76
TABLE 26 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY
SUBSTRATE MATERIAL THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 77
FIGURE 11 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL,
2017 (%) 77
REVENUES BY REGION 78
TABLE 27 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: REVENUES BY REGION,
THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 78
FIGURE 12 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY REGION,
2017 (%) 79

CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 81

LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY ROLL-TO-ROLL
TECHNOLOGIES 81
TABLE 28 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY ROLL-TO-ROLL
TECHNOLOGIES, 2013 81
TABLE 29 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY ROLL-TO-ROLL
TECHNOLOGIES, BY CATEGORY, 2013 83
TABLE 30 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY ROLL-TO-ROLL
TECHNOLOGIES, BY CATEGORY AND REGION, 2013 85
LEADING PRODUCERS OF MATERIALS FOR FABRICATION OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES
BY ROLL-TO-ROLL TECHNOLOGIES 85
TABLE 31 LEADING PRODUCERS OF MATERIALS FOR FABRICATION OF R2R
FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2013 85
OTHER PLAYERS IN THE ROLL-TO-ROLL INDUSTRY 86
TABLE 32 OTHER RELEVANT INDUSTRY PLAYERS, 2013 87
COMPANY PROFILES 91
3M 91
ACREO/PAPERDISPLAY 91
ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES 92
AU OPTRONICS 93
AVERY DENNISON 94
CITALA 94
E INK HOLDINGS 95
E Ink Corporation 96
Acquisition of E Ink 96
EMFIT 97
FLEXIUM INTERCONNECT 98
FUJIKURA 99
GSI TECHNOLOGIES 99
KENT DISPLAYS 100
LINXENS 102
MATERION 103
MFLEX 104
MOLEX 105
MULTEK 105
NANOSOLAR 106
NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD. 106
NITTO DENKO 107
PARLEX 107
POWERFILM 108
SIPIX IMAGING 109
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC 109
ZHEN DING TECHNOLOGY 110

CHAPTER 7 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS 112

INTRODUCTION 112
SUMMARY OF PATENTS AWARDED DURING THE PERIOD 2009 THROUGH 2012 112
TABLE 33 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2012 112
TABLE 34 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2011 114
TABLE 35 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2010 115
TABLE 36 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2009 116
GENERAL TRENDS 117
TABLE 37 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2009-2012 117
FIGURE 13 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2009-2012 (NO. OF
PATENTS) 118
TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION 118
FIGURE 14 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY
REGION 2009-2012 (%) 118
TABLE 38 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: PATENTS BY COUNTRY, 2009-2012 (%) 120
PATENT TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE 120
TABLE 39 ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES,
THROUGH 2012 121
FIGURE 15 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY ORGANIZATION
TYPE 2009-2012 (%) 122
TRENDS BY PATENT CATEGORY 123
FIGURE 16 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY CATEGORY,
2009-2012 (%) 123
PATENT TRENDS BY PROCESS 124
FIGURE 17 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY PROCESS,
2009-2012 (%) 125
PATENT TRENDS BY DEVICE TYPE 126
FIGURE 18 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY TYPE, 2009-2012
(%) 126



LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE DEVICES MANUFACTURED BY
ROLL-TO-ROLL TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 11
TABLE 1 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES—TECHNOLOGICAL MILESTONES 15
TABLE 2 FLEXIBLE DEVICES MANUFACTURED BY ROLL-TO-ROLL TECHNOLOGIES 18
TABLE 3 BASIC ROLL-TO-ROLL FABRICATION STEPS 28
TABLE 4 THICK FILM COATING TECHNOLOGIES, 2013 29
TABLE 5 THIN FILM COATING TECHNOLOGIES, 2013 31
TABLE 6 COMMON LITHOGRAPHIC METHODS, 2013 34
TABLE 7 R2R PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES 37
TABLE 8 OTHER RELEVANT R andD ACTIVITIES, 2013 47
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 51
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, THROUGH 2012 ($
MILLIONS) 52
TABLE 11 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2012 ($
MILLIONS) 53
TABLE 12 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY PROCESS, THROUGH 2012
($ MILLIONS) 55
TABLE 13 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL,
THROUGH 2012 ($ MILLIONS) 57
TABLE 14 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2012 ($
MILLIONS) 58
TABLE 15 FORECAST FOR SEMICONDUCTORS: REVENUES BY REGION THROUGH
2017 ($ BILLIONS) 60
TABLE 16 FORECAST FOR ADVANCED DISPLAYS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE
THROUGH 2017 ($ BILLIONS) 62
TABLE 17 FORECAST FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE: GLOBAL PRODUCTION BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2017 (MW) 64
TABLE 18 SENSORS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS) 66
TABLE 19 FORECAST - MEDICAL ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY SEGMENT,
THROUGH 2017 ($ BILLIONS) 67
TABLE 20 FORECAST - PORTABLE MEDICAL ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS: GLOBAL
REVENUES BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017 ($ BILLIONS) 68
TABLE 21 FORECAST FOR FUEL CELLS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2017
($MILLIONS) 69
TABLE 22 FORECAST FOR MEMS AND NEMS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH
2017 ($ BILLIONS) 71
TABLE 23 IC CONFIGURATIONS 71
TABLE 24 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 74
TABLE 25 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY PROCESS,
THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 75
TABLE 26 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY
SUBSTRATE MATERIAL THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 77
TABLE 27 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH
2017 ($ MILLIONS) 78
TABLE 28 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY ROLL-TO-ROLL
TECHNOLOGIES, 2013 81
TABLE 29 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY ROLL-TO-ROLL
TECHNOLOGIES, BY CATEGORY, 2013 83
TABLE 30 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY ROLL-TO-ROLL
TECHNOLOGIES, BY CATEGORY AND REGION, 2013 85
TABLE 31 LEADING PRODUCERS OF MATERIALS FOR FABRICATION OF R2R FLEXIBLE
DEVICES, 2013 85
TABLE 32 OTHER RELEVANT INDUSTRY PLAYERS, 2013 87
TABLE 33 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2012 112
TABLE 34 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2011 114
TABLE 35 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2010 115
TABLE 36 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2009 116
TABLE 37 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2009-2012 117
TABLE 38 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: PATENTS BY COUNTRY, 2009-2012 (%) 120
TABLE 39 ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES,
THROUGH 2012 121



LIST OF FIGURES

SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE DEVICES MANUFACTURED BY
ROLL-TO-ROLL TECHNOLOGIES, 2010-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 11
FIGURE 1 FLEXIBLE DEVICES - WORLDWIDE PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS
ISSUED, 1970-2012 16
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2010- 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 51
FIGURE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2010-2012 ($ MILLIONS) 52
FIGURE 4 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2012 (%) 53
FIGURE 5 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY PROCESS, 2012 (%) 55
FIGURE 6 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL, 2012
(%) 57
FIGURE 7 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2012 (%) 58
FIGURE 8 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES: PRODUCTION SHARE BY TYPE, 2017 (%) 64
FIGURE 9 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2017 (%) 74
FIGURE 10 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY PROCESS,
2017 (%) 75
FIGURE 11 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL,
2017 (%) 77
FIGURE 12 FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: MARKET SHARE BY REGION,
2017 (%) 79
FIGURE 13 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2009-2012 (NO. OF
PATENTS) 118
FIGURE 14 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY
REGION 2009-2012 (%) 118
FIGURE 15 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY ORGANIZATION
TYPE 2009-2012 (%) 122
FIGURE 16 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY CATEGORY,
2009-2012 (%) 123
FIGURE 17 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY PROCESS,
2009-2012 (%) 125
FIGURE 18 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY TYPE, 2009-2012
(%) 126

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About this report This report presents the bi-annual update to our forecast for machine-to-machine (M2M) connections. It provides a detailed 10-year worldwide forecast, for eight regions, of: -M2M device ...

The M2M device connections and revenue: worldwide forecast 2014-2024

The M2M device connections and revenue: worldwide forecast 2014-2024

  • $ 7 999
  • Industry report
  • July 2014
  • by Analysys Mason

Machine-to-machine (M2M) represents a strong growth market across various industry segments. The market will grow to 3.2 billion connections worldwide by 2024, at a CAGR of 28%. Smart meters and connected ...

Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies: Global Markets

Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies: Global Markets

  • $ 6 650
  • Industry report
  • April 2014
  • by BCC Research

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS BCC research estimates that the global environmental sensor and monitoring business will grow from $13.2 billion in 2014 to nearly $17.6 billion in 2019, a compound annual growth rate ...


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