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Masterclasses - Interactive consultancy sessions covering Printed electronics, Graphene, OLED and 3D Printing, Displays and Lighting, Sensors, Supercapacitors, Conductive Inks, Electric and Hybrid vehicles, RFID and Internet of Things as well as many other emerging materials and technologies

Masterclasses

  • Complete mapping of technologies and markets
  • Provide a clear perspective to maximize your productivity at the conference and tradeshow
  • Impartial and expert-led
  • These eighteen optional expert-led masterclasses are interactive consultancy sessions that will provide you with a clear picture of the complex technology and market segments covered. They will ensure that you get the most from the conference and tradeshow by arming you with the latest progress and perspective on the topic, saving you extensive time in mapping the industry yourself.

    Relevant samples and products will be shown at each masterclass, in addition to the presentations being distributed in printed and electronic formats. Masterclasses are delivered by impartial analysts and subject matter experts that have extensively studied the topic, so that you leave with answers to your questions.

    Additionally

    1-to-1 time with an IDTechEx Analyst is available to masterclass attendees. Email to book your slot.

    Venue
    Santa Clara Convention Center / Santa Clara, CA, USA
     

       Morning
       Afternoon
    Tuesday - 16 April 2014              
    Morning Registration: 8.30am - 9.00am
    3
    9.00am - 12.00pm
    Printing Technologies

    Afternoon Registration: 1.30pm - 2.00pm
    5
    2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Energy Storage
    6
    2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Materials
     
      Coffee:
    10:15am - 10:30am
      Lunch:
    12:00pm - 12:30pm
      Tours:
    12:30pm - 2:00pm
     

    Friday - 19 April 2014              
    Morning Registration: 8.30am - 9.00am
    9
    9.00am - 12.00pm
    Flexible Substrates

    10
    9.00am - 12.00pm
    Displays & Lighting

    Afternoon Registration: 1.30pm - 2.00pm
    11
    2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Electric Vehicles
    12
    2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Creating New Products
      Coffee:
    10:15am - 10:30am
      Lunch:
    12:00pm - 12:30pm
      Tours:
    12:30pm - 2:00pm
     

     

    DAY 1: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

     

    1

    Introduction to Printed Electronics



    Raghu Das
    CEO
    IDTechEx


    Dr Xiaoxi He
    Technology Analyst

  • All key technologies and markets mapped
  • End user needs: case studies and market drivers
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • Designed for those who are new to this disruptive technology or who need to understand the big picture to assess the challenges and opportunities, this masterclass will arm you with the latest knowledge of the applications and technology developments involving printed electronics. The class will cover:

    Market Appraisal
    • Actual uses of printed electronics so far
    • Trends by territory
    • Value and supply chain and market drivers
    • Current market size and future market opportunity, with 10 year forecasts to 2024
    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts will cover how each of the following technology options work; the advantages and disadvantages of each; 10 year forecasts; case studies; suppliers; costs; technical and market challenges and opportunities:

    • Displays (OLEDs, electrophoretic, electroluminescent, electrochromic)
    • OLED lighting
    • Thin film transistor circuits (organic, inorganic semiconductors, thin film silicon)
    • Sensors
    • Conductive inks
    • Batteries and actuators
    • Photovoltaics
    Manufacturing
    • A review of manufacturing technologies

    This masterclass provides you with a full assessment of this complex and rapidly changing technology from analysts that have studied the topic since 2002. Samples of printed electronics components and products will be shown.


    10.30am - NovaCentrix Demonstration

    Attendees in this class will have a hands-on opportunity to use state-of-the-art photonic curing equipment to process silver and copper inks on low-temperature substrates like paper and polymers. Depositions 10 microns thick and greater will be cured using pulse shaping. Onboard instrumentation will be used to correlate the experimental results with the numerical simulation, which will then be used to optimize the process conditions for speed and lamp lifetime.


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    2

    Introduction to Energy Harvesting



    Dr Peter Harrop
    Chairman
    IDTechEx

  • All key technologies and suppliers covered
  • Market assessment with 10 year forecasts
  • Energy harvesting is the process by which ambient energy is captured and converted into electricity for small autonomous devices making them self-sufficient. It will create a $2.6 billion market ten years from now. The introductory Masterclass focusses on the different energy harvesting options, their construction, combinations, alternatives and future. Specifically, the Masterclass will cover:

    Market Appraisal

    • Market drivers and needs by application
    • Value chain and system components
    • Trends by territory and unmet opportunities
    • Current market size and future market opportunity, with 10 year forecasts to 2024 by application

    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts will cover how each of the following technology options work; materials used and manufacturing processes; the advantages and disadvantages of each; applications; case studies; suppliers; costs; technical and market challenges and opportunities:

    • Electrodynamic energy harvesting
    • Thermoelectric energy harvesting
    • Piezoelectric energy harvesting
    • Photovoltaic energy harvesting
    • RF energy harvesting
    • Other applicable forms of energy harvesting

    The broad range of applications will be covered, from wind-up medical instruments in Africa to regenerative soaring and landing of aircraft and regenerative braking of cars and trains to powering wireless sensors and switches. This Masterclass identifies and compares important parameters, reveals trends such as that to multi-mode harvesting, harvesting-tolerant lower-power chips and electrics and reducing cost and size. When will automotive thermoelectric generators, woven photovoltaics, printed organic photovoltaics and more succeed? Who is working on these things and what is their progress? IDTechEx addresses how harvesting is essential for the Internet of Things, future healthcare and wearable electronics and the barriers as to why it is not used in more consumer electronics devices today and the opportunities ahead.

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    3

    Displays and Lighting: OLED, Bi-Stable,
    Flexible Displays, OLED and LED Lighting



    Dr Guillaume Chansin
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

  • Key technologies in flexible displays
  • The challenge of OLED vs LED lighting
  • Market drivers and bottlenecks
  • Market forecasts for both displays and lighting
  • Displays are the largest market segment in organic electronics. The OLED display market is now worth more than $10 billion and OLED TVs are now commercially available. For many panel makers the LCD business has become loss making and so display companies seek differentiation. The next step will be flexible OLED displays that are fabricated on plastic substrates instead of glass. In lighting applications, the competitive landscape is fundamentally different as OLED technologies face a tough battle against inorganic LEDs.

    This masterclass will guide you through:
    • The full range of technologies (OLED displays, e-paper, bistable LCDs, electrowetting, electrochromic, electroluminescent and other emerging display technology options)
    • The latest in the development of flexible OLED displays
    • Manufacturing methods and their pros & cons
    • Next generation solid-state lighting: OLED vs LED
    • Example of applications and products on the market
    • The market drivers and the issues that remain
    • The leading companies in the value chain, along with their positioning and strengths
    • 10 year forecasts by technology type

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    4

    Conductive Inks, Film and Transparent Conductive Film



    Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
    Head of Consulting
    IDTechEx

  • All key technologies and markets mapped
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • The conductive ink and paste business is a large market that will generate $1.6 billion in 2014 in revenue at the ink/paste level. This market however is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. Notable markets are photovoltaics, touch screens, automotive, sensors, etc. Overall, the market will experience 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread with several target markets experiencing rapid growth while others decline. Transparent conductive film is a large and fast-growing market segment. The market growth is fuelled primarily by touch devices, but other applications are also slowly growing in importance. This market is currently dominated by ITO on film, but many alternatives are gaining market share. These include silver nanowires, metal mesh, carbon nanotubes, PEDOT, graphene, etc.

    Market Appraisal
    • Current market size and future market opportunity, with 10 year forecasts to 2024
    • Key players
    • Market drivers, dynamics, challenges and future trends
    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts will cover how each of the following technology options work; the advantages and disadvantages of each; 10 year forecasts; case studies; suppliers; costs; technical and market challenges and opportunities:

    • Conductive inks and pastes
      • Silver flake paste
      • Silver nanoparticles
      • Copper ink and paste
      • Photo sintering
    • Transparent conductive films
      • ITO on film
      • Silver nanowires
      • Metal mesh
      • Carbon nanotubes
      • Graphene
      • PEDOT and others such as inkjet printable nanoparticle inks

    This masterclass provides you with a full assessment of these large, complex and rapidly changing market segments.


    11.30am - NovaCentrix Demonstration

    Attendees in this class will have a hands-on opportunity to use state-of-the-art photonic curing equipment to process silver and copper inks on low-temperature substrates like paper and polymers. Depositions 10 microns thick and greater will be cured using pulse shaping. Onboard instrumentation will be used to correlate the experimental results with the numerical simulation, which will then be used to optimize the process conditions for speed and lamp lifetime.


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    5

    Energy Storage: Supercapacitors



    Franco Gonzalez
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

  • Technology assessment, key players
  • Materials and manufacturing analysis
  • Applications now and in the future with 10 year forecasts
  • Energy storage technologies are the key stone of the future of sustainable energy systems. Supercapacitors are an emerging energy storage technology with exceptional high power characteristics and longer useful lifetimes than mainstream energy storage technologies such as lithium batteries. The development of this technology has been progressing at faster rate in the last 10 years. The transport industry is using them in trains, electric buses and cars. Smartphones may have supercapacitors in the near future in order to improve their energy efficiency and so on.

    This masterclass will give you all the knowledge you need to have to understand this emerging technology, its market potential and its role in the energy storage space.

    We will lead you from the basic technical concepts in a simple way up to the most recent technology developments in the area and to understand applications in different industries.

    Join with IDTechEx and dive into this exciting emerging technology.

    In this masterclass you will learn:
    • Introduction to supercapacitor technology and its position in the energy storage space
    • Performance parameters of supercapacitors
    • Performance benchmark of supercapacitors commercially available and under development
    • Technology development pathways for increasing performance of supercapacitor technology
    • Graphene and CNT progress in supercapacitors
    • The role of electrolytes in performance
    • Environmentally friendlier materials
    • Supercapacitor manufacturing
    • Current and emerging applications in the automotive, industrial, electronics and other industries
    • Progress on industry standardisation
    • Supercapacitors market forecast 2014-2024

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    6

    Introduction to 3D Printing



    Dr Jon Harrop
    Director
    IDTechEx

  • All key technologies and markets mapped
  • End user needs
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • Designed for those who are new to this disruptive technology or who need to understand the big picture to assess the challenges and opportunities, this masterclass will arm you with the latest knowledge of the applications and technology developments involving 3D printing. The class will cover:

    Market landscape and business intelligence
    • Existing and emerging applications of 3D printing
    • Trends by territory
    • Value and supply chains and market drivers
    • Current market size and future market opportunity, with 10 year forecasts to 2024
    • Unmet opportunities
    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts will cover how each of the following technology options work; the advantages and disadvantages of each; 10 year forecasts; case studies; suppliers; costs; technical and market challenges and opportunities:
    • Extrusion
    • Melting/sintering
    • Stereolithography
    • Digital light processing
    • Jetting
    • Welding
    • Bioprinting: valve, laser assisted, magnetic levitation
    • Related processes: two photon lithography and lamination

    This masterclass provides you with a full assessment of this complex and rapidly changing technology from analysts that have studied the topic since 2009. Samples of 3D printed objects will be shown.

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    DAY 1: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

     

    7

    Energy Storage: Batteries



    Dr Peter Harrop
    Chairman
    IDTechEx

  • Key technologies and markets covered
  • Material opportunities
  • Suppliers and global trends
  • This introductory masterclass on the topic focuses on batteries: from thin film or printed primary batteries to rechargeable batteries and the winner lithium-ion as it jumps to $60 billion in 2020.

    Batteries continue to proliferate new wearable electronics, personal medical diagnostics and treatment, and the Internet of Things. 30 billion button batteries yearly poison and choke humans and other animals: safer printed batteries remain a small business. Why? 50% of the cost of a pure-electric mainstream car is the battery, but still the range and price are unacceptable and batteries set fire to cars and planes. What to do? We give basics without equations, explaining why lithium-ion cathode, anode and electrolyte are changing, revealing opportunities for fine chemicals and materials through to new applications.

    In particular, it covers:

    • Parameters, construction, manufacturing processes and chemistry
    • Applications with forecasts, unfulfilled needs and industry structure
    • Comparisons of battery technologies and alternatives
    • Types of lithium-ion batteries are compared, challenges and what is coming next
    • Types of printed and thin/flexible batteries compared, challenges and what is coming next
    • New technologies and drivers including laminar batteries, smart skin structural
    • batteries, lithium-ion capacitor (supercabattery), lithium metal battery etc.

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    8

    Organic and Printable Inorganic Materials:
    Semiconductors; Light Emitting; Light Harvesting
    and Light Sensing



    Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
    Head of Consulting
    IDTechEx
    off siteTour
    Materials Masterclass - held at Heraeus offices in conjunction with a company tour. If you are selecting this class you will be unable to attend Masterclass 2 which is also being held off site.

  • Assessment of the complex material landscape that provide "active" functionality
  • Application requirements, latest material progress and unmet needs
  • Key suppliers and global trends
  • Considerable investment and development has been made in a wide range of highly functionalized materials which have enabled completely new electrical and electronic components - from OLED displays to flexible photovoltaics. Investors are attracted by the high value, high margin and high volume opportunities possible. However, the current and emerging set of material options are very complex - highly specialized chemistries and performance/scale-up/cost trade-offs, in addition to an increasingly crowded IP landscape. This session provides a clear picture as to what is going and the market opportunities.

    Materials Covered
    • Organic (small molecule and polymer)
    • Carbon nanotubes
    • Graphene
    • Metal oxides
    • Nano silicon
    • Other highly functionalized materials
    Market and Technology Assessment

    For each material above, the following will be assessed:
    • Historic development, current state-of-art and development focus and future potential
    • Current material performance and desired material performance by application
    • Material deposition options and relative costs
    • Material opportunity in key applications including displays, lighting, transistor circuits, memory, photovoltaics, sensors and energy storage
    • Key suppliers

    This session is based on IDTechEx research conducted on advanced functional materials since 1999, in addition to world class academic experts.

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    9

    The Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Real Time Locating Systems and Active RFID



    Dr Harry Zervos
    Senior Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

  • Complex landscape explained and analyzed
  • Technology capabilities and what is coming next
  • Applications and future markets
  • 10 year forecasts
  • This masterclass covers the technology and markets enabling The Internet of Things (IoT) in addition to related technologies such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Active RFID and Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS). The class will discuss in detail where all these technologies are going over the next ten years, reality versus the hype, and the business needs and drivers. It specifically addresses:

    • Hardware: including active RFID to WSN systems: their cost structure and advantages and disadvantages for each choice
    • What IoT is and what part does wireless sensing and RFID play - opportunities
    • Architecture of IoT from the ground up
    • Traditional active RFID, RFID enabled cellphones, smart active labels/ battery assisted passive tags, RTLS and Wireless/Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USN): technology choices, markets and standards
    • Deep dive on BAN/PAN/LAN communication systems
    • The largest orders and case studies by key market verticals
    • Lessons of success and failure
    • Trends and market size by territory and application type, now and in the future until 2025
    • Challenges to tackle and analysis of early adopters

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    10

    3D Printing Materials



    Dr Jon Harrop
    Director
    IDTechEx

  • All key 3D printing materials and emerging options covered
  • End user needs and new material opportunities
  • Ten year forecasts and global trends by material type
  • This masterclass will arm you with the latest knowledge of 3D printing materials - what exists, what is coming and what is needed. Learn what the key players are doing, areas of activity, trends by territory and market sizing. Specifically, the class will cover:

    Material Appraisal: Current and Emerging

    Analysts will cover each of the following types of 3D printed materials; the advantages and disadvantages of each; key players; costs; performance specifications and limitations; and new emerging options and players:
    • Photopolymers
    • Thermoplastics
    • Powders: metal, plastic, ceramic, glass, plaster, sand etc
    • Other mechanical materials
    • Stretchable/flexible
    • Conductive
    • Transparent
    • Biomaterials

    Material Market Appraisal

    • Existing and emerging applications of 3D printed materials
    • Market drivers and need for new materials
    • Current market size for materials and future material market opportunity, with ten-year forecasts to 2024
    • Unmet opportunities

    This masterclass provides you with a full assessment of this complex and rapidly changing subject from analysts that have studied the topic since 2009. Samples of 3D printing materials will be shown.

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    11

    Wearable Electronics and E-Textiles



    Dr Guillaume Chansin
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

  • Why the surge of interest in wearable technologies
  • The range of applications and markets
  • The big challenges in each market segment
  • Existing and future e-textile technologies
  • Wearable technologies has become the new hot topic. Indeed, it is estimated that the total addressable market will grow to $70 billion in the next decade. Most of the existing products leverage the components that have been developed for the mobile phone industry. However, there are exciting new technologies coming up, from flexible displays to stretchable electronics. In particular, e-textiles are increasingly attractive because they represent the most natural form of wearable technology. This session will introduce the new materials and technologies that will enable future wearable devices.

    This session will cover:
    • The current range of wearable products
    • Applications in healthcare and infotainment
    • Hype vs reality
    • The key enabling technologies for next-gen devices: flexible and stretchable electronics, e-textiles
    • Potential market size and opportunities

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    12

    Printing Technologies for Electronics Applications



    Raghu Das
    CEO
    IDTechEx

  • Assessment of each printing technology type
  • Application requirements and case studies
  • Post-print processing, integration and hybrid device manufacturing
  • This masterclass assesses the range of printing and non-printing manufacturing and handling options for printed, organic and flexible electronics. Attendees will learn about the technology capabilities, market applicability, key players, trends and opportunities. The class will cover:

    Printing Technology and Application Assessment

    The following printing types will be covered:
    • Screen printing
    • Inkjet printing
    • Flexo printing (and offset)
    • Gravure printing (and offset)
    • Nano imprinting and transfer printing
    • Coating systems (slot die)

    For each type, the session will cover:

    • Printing capability (speed, resolution, uniformity, cost etc.) and material suitability
    • Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats assessment
    • Suitability to different applications - existing and future
    • Detailed case studies and learnings from printing commercial printed electronics products
    • Key players
    Integrated manufacturing and scaling
    • Assessment of curing/sintering options
    • Integrated systems - suppliers, what is available, what it is being used for
    • The value chain and opportunities in equipment supply
    • 2014-2025 market detail: how much is and will be printed

    This session is partly based on IDTechEx research of over 90 relevant suppliers. Attendees will be shown working demonstrations in addition to handling samples of printed electronics components and products.


    3.30pm - NovaCentrix Demonstration

    Attendees in this class will have a hands-on opportunity to use state-of-the-art photonic curing equipment to process silver and copper inks on low-temperature substrates like paper and polymers. Depositions 10 microns thick and greater will be cured using pulse shaping. Onboard instrumentation will be used to correlate the experimental results with the numerical simulation, which will then be used to optimize the process conditions for speed and lamp lifetime.

    » Register for the Masterclass

     

    5.30pm - NovaCentrix Demonstration open to all interested masterclass attendees.

    Attendees will have a hands-on opportunity to use state-of-the-art photonic curing equipment to process silver and copper inks on low-temperature substrates like paper and polymers. Depositions 10 microns thick and greater will be cured using pulse shaping. Onboard instrumentation will be used to correlate the experimental results with the numerical simulation, which will then be used to optimize the process conditions for speed and lamp lifetime.

     

    DAY 2: Friday, November 21, 2014

    13

    Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes and 2D Materials:
    Science, Technology and Markets



    Dr Jon Harrop
    Director
    IDTechEx
    off siteTour
    Creating New Products Masterclass - held at the Future Store in conjunction with a company tour.

  • All key technologies and markets mapped
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • Graphene markets will grow from around $20 million in 2014 to more than $390 million in 2024 at the material level. The market will be split across many application sectors; each attracting a different type of graphene manufactured using different means. The market today remains dominated by research interest but the composition will change as other sectors such as energy storage and composites grow. The value chain will also transform as companies will move up the chain to offer intermediary products, capturing more value and cutting the time to market and uncertainty for end users.

    Market Appraisal
    • Graphene value proposition and challenges analysis for target markets including inks, transparent conductive film, energy storage, composites, etc.
    • Market assessment and 10 year forecasts for target applications such as:
      • Supercapacitors
      • Transparent conductive films
      • Conductive inks and pastes
    • Key players and their manufacturing technology and target markets
    • Last market drivers, dynamics, challenges and future trends
    • Ten year market forecast for graphene across different sectors
    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts and experts will:

    • Explain the underlying concepts, science and technology behind graphene and carbon nanotubes
    • Discuss the properties of different types of carbon nanotubes and graphene
    • Cover the different production methods of carbon nanotubes and graphene

    Manufacturing

    A review of manufacturing technologies including CVD, oxidation reduction, arch discharge, liquid phase exfoliation, etc.

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    14

    Flexible Substrates and Barriers for Flexible Electronics



    Raghu Das
    CEO
    IDTechEx

  • All key technologies and markets covered
  • Technical requirements mapped
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • Organic devices, in particular OLED and OPV ones, are highly sensitive to moisture, requiring ultra-high performance barrier or encapsulation layers. Glass is an excellent barrier, but is rigid, therefore potentially stripping away organic electronics of a key differentiating attribute, which is flexibility. Developing flexible, transparent and ultra-high performance remains an unmet technology challenge, and in many cases an impediment again the growth of organic and printed electronics. Numerous solutions are however being developed across the world, ranging from ultra-thin flexible glass to multi-layer films. Success here can change the economics of organic and/or printed electronics.

    Substrates are also an essential and often neglected layer for printed and/or organic electronics. They bring robustness and enable flexibility, but at the same time place substantial constraints on the manufacturing process (e.g., thermal budget, dimensional stability) in a way that they can largely determine device performance. Many plastic solutions are now being offered such as PET and PEN but also paper based substrates are increasingly gaining attention.

    Market Appraisal

  • Ten year market forecasts for barrier films
    • Market at the application level in OLED lighting, OPVs and flexible displays
    • Market at the barrier level
    • Key suppliers, technology/approach and performance achievements by player
    • Market trends, drivers and challenges
  • 10 year forecasts for substrates
    • Addressable market at the application level OLED lighting, OPVs and flexible displays
    • Market at the substrate level
    • Market trends, drivers and challenges
    • Relevancy and challenges per target application
    Technology Appraisal

    Analysts will cover how each of the following technology options work; the advantages and disadvantages of each; 10 year forecasts; case studies; suppliers; technical and market challenges and opportunities:

    • Application requirements
    • Layer characteristics
    • Technical challenges and progress
    • Manufacturing processes (where relevant)
    • Performance measurement techniques and challenges

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    15

    Printed Sensors and Actuators



    Dr Guillaume Chansin
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx

  • Existing and emerging printed sensor technologies
  • How printing adds value
  • Key players, market sizes and latest trends
  • This seminar will give an overview of sensors and actuators made with printed electronics. Participants will learn about the technology, target markets and value proposition of these devices. Areas where printing adds value will be outlined for each type of sensor (pressure, temperature, optical, touch, electrochemical, etc.). Flexible sensors, as well as large-area sensors will also be covered and the leading companies in each segment will be presented. For actuators, the main focus will be on electroactive polymers (EAP) and their applications in haptic feedback, speakers, etc.

    During the session, IDTechEx will show the latest trends and identify the commercial opportunities. It will include:

    • The market size today
    • The biggest success so far: the printed glucose sensors
    • Piezoresistive sensors
    • Emerging printed sensor technologies
    • Electroactive polymers and printed PVDF devices

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    DAY 2: Friday, November 21, 2014

     

    16

    Thin Film Photovoltaics:
    Principles, Technologies and Markets



    Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
    Head of Consulting
    IDTechEx


    Dr Harry Zervos
    Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Technology assessment and progress
  • Commercial landscape and 10 year forecasts by technology type
  • This masterclass is designed to give an overall picture of photovoltaic technologies, from basic principles all the way to current advances, in addition to commercial trends and considerations and forecasts. The masterclass is structured as follows:

    • Photovoltaics: basic principles and operation
    • Photovoltaic technology assessment, players and market focus, covering:
      • Organic and hybrid organic/inorganic photovoltaics (OPV)
      • Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)
      • Thin film technologies (e.g. amorphous silicon, CdTe, CIGS)
      • III-V/ II-VI multijunctions, crystalline silicon
    • Latest new applications and case studies
    • Progress with PV over the past decade - sales, subsidies, other trends and drivers
    • Market analysis with 10 year forecasts to 2024
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    17

    Electric Vehicles:
    Markets, Opportunities and Advanced Materials



    Dr Peter Harrop
    Chairman
    IDTechEx

  • Introduction to electric vehicles on-road, off-road, on water and in the air
  • What is successful, what new types will see success over the coming decade - when and why
  • Assessment of progress and opportunities of key components
  • Market opportunity by electric vehicle type with 10 year forecasts
  • This masterclass addresses the latest progress with hybrid, fuel cell and electric vehicles. It gives the big picture from the league table of largest EV manufacturers to common factors and components for land, water and air vehicles; and across hybrid and pure electric vehicles. It covers:

    • 10 year forecasts by vehicle type - unit numbers, average sales price (ASP) and total market value
    • Commercial and academic activities
    • Options of energy storage for electric and hybrid vehicles, looking at the companies involved and roadmaps of battery technology
    • Activities of developers of electric and hybrid vehicles - covering land, water and airborne vehicles
    • The use and impact of emerging technologies such as energy harvesting, supercapacitors, power train systems, wireless sensors and wireless systems
    • Progress of companies are compared and the suitability and performance of the technologies are given
    Technology basics, manufacturing processes of key components and how everything is changing is addressed, in addition to the many opportunities for new components and materials. What are the choices of battery, power electronics, electric motor and range extender? Which are winning and how do they vary between types of vehicle? Why are they being integrated and does this pose dangers? What is the structure of the industry and why it is changing rapidly? Hear the answers.

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    18

    RFID and its Progress Towards Being Printed



    Raghu Das
    CEO
    IDTechEx

  • Detailed global RFID market assessment
  • Technical requirements mapped
  • 10 year forecasts and global trends
  • In 2014 more than 7 billion RFID tags will be sold, up from less than 6 billion tags in 2013. Tag cost is reducing as numbers increase but the year potential is for hundreds of billions of tags. The RFID market and use and potential use of printed electronics is explored in great depth in this session. The masterclass will cover:

    Detailed global RFID market assessment
    • 10 year forecasts of sales of tags by application and by tag frequency
    • Global RFID market by application
    • Successes and failures
    • Drivers and market adoption trends
    RFID tag manufacturing
    • Price tear down
    • Antenna manufacturing options - including printing assessment
    • Chip attach options
    • Key suppliers
    Printed RFID
    • Types of printed RFID technologies and full appraisal
    • Leading developers
    • Market traction
    • Challenges and opportunities
    • Integration of multiple printed electronics functionalities

    This session is based on research conducted by IDTechEx on the RFID and printed electronics markets since 1999. It will provide an exceptionally comprehensive assessment of the RFID sector and the opportunities for printed electronics within it.

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