11 March 2009 Printed electronics forecast The market for printed and potentially printed electronics will rise from $1.92billion in 2009 to $57.16bn in 2019 according to a report published by IDTechEx. The report, Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2009-2029, states that 71% of the market in 2009 comprises electronics that are relatively mature. This includes conductive inks, sensors and oleds which are on glass substrates and not printed as yet. IDTechEx reports a number of developments over the last year. These include a shift from organic based materials to a more even balance between organics and inorganics on thin film transistors; a broadened scope of work in printed electronics – primarily in Japan and Korea; and an increase of companies getting involved in photovoltaics. The report says that creative product design is needed and that printed electronics know how is being used in conventional electronics manufacture to reduce the cost, such as the move to inkjet printing of conductors enabling smaller circuits compared to etched versions. Author Chris Shaw Comment on this article Websites www.IDTechEx.com/pe Companies IDTechEx Ltd This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.