Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics Report

Organic & Printed Electronics in East Asia

Unique reference book with latest information

Updated Q4 2008
World first - over 196 companies profiled
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Ning Xiao, Dr Peter Harrop and the IDTechEx team have produced a major 283 page report analysing activity in organic and printed electronics in East Asia, where much is happening but relatively little has been reported openly. For the first time, it gives the contact details, background and activities of the 196 organisations doing the most significant work in the region. This includes 352 projects. It covers Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Singapore and the report is totally up to date, having been researched entirely in 2007 and updated in 2008 with new profiles and company updates. Companies, universities and other institutions are covered. There are over 85 figures and ten tables, including much information that has not been published before. Graphs and tables show the prevalence of effort, by organisation and country, in OLED, electroluminescent and electrophoretic displays, RFID, transistors, organic photovoltaics, inorganic photovoltaics, battery and other development. Each profiled organisation has contact details, background and other information and there are many slides from recent and planned conference presentations and analysis of latest printed and potentially printed products and their chemistry and physics.
Who is working on the hot topic of printing inorganic transistors? Which organisations are launching new forms of e-book? Where are the big innovations, including the breakthroughs in materials? Who has the most patents and what are the topics? Where is there a recent surge in patents and other activity? It is all here.
The bulk of the investment in printed electronics has been taking place in the West, including many factories coming on stream in 2008. This is well reported. However, there is now a surge of investment in printed electronics in East Asia and many giant companies have entered the field for the first time. East Asian activity is poorly reported in the main but nonetheless very significant, because in East Asia they have much at stake. East Asia already dominates in OLED production, with huge production and investment. The next generation of OLEDs will be flexible and printed and East Asia must hold on to that too. China is now the world's largest user of RFID and it will shortly be the largest supplier and these tags are increasingly printed. Indeed, even the silicon chip in them will be replaced with printed logic at one hundredth of the cost, so trillions can be sold every year.
IDTechEx has found a remarkable 48 organisations working on printed transistors and their active materials in East Asia, with breakthroughs such as printable amorphous GaInZnO invented in Japan, one organisation driving OLEDs with polymer transistors and another commercialising light emitting transistors. The plastic film scanner with no moving parts, e-skins, power sheets, various forms of electronics in biodegradable paper, a flexible organic battery that charges in only one minute, plastic film that acts as an ultrasonic transducer and plastic "e-paper" flexible displays are among the many new inventions being commercialised in the region. Many research programs that IDTechEx has examined involve other startling innovations. Much of this is rooted in low profile work from a long time ago and involves companies not usually associated with the subject. For example, Matsushita has patents on organic electronics going back to 1991.
The number of organisations by country and the percentage share that this represents is shown below.
Distribution of Companies Active in Printed Electronics East Asia by Country
Source: IDTechEx
Most of the action is taking place in East Asia, Europe and North America, so IDTechEx has prepared the world's first in depth reports on the companies, technologies and trends involved in each of these regions, the others being Organic and Printed Electronics in North America and Organic and Printed Electronics in Europe.
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Table of Contents
2.1.General situation
2.1.1.Aoyama Gakuin University
2.1.2.Asahi Glass
2.1.3.Asahi Kasei
2.1.5.Chiba University
2.1.6.Chitose Institute of Science and Technology,
2.1.8.Dai Nippon Ink and Chemical
2.1.9.Dai Nippon Printing
2.1.10.Fuji Electric Holdings
2.1.11.Fuji Photo Film/ Fujifilm Holdings
2.1.13.Hiroshima University
2.1.15.Hokkaido University
2.1.16.Honda Soltec
2.1.17.Idemitsu Kosan
2.1.18.Ion Technology
2.1.19.Japan Science and Technology Agency
2.1.21.Kitano Seike
2.1.22.Kochi National College of Technology
2.1.23.Kodak Japan
2.1.24.Kogakuin University
2.1.25.Konica Minolta
2.1.26.Kyoto University
2.1.27.Kyushu Institute of Technology
2.1.28.Marubeni and Mighty Card
2.1.31.Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
2.1.32.Mitsubishi Chemical Group Science and Technology Research Centre
2.1.33.Mitsubishi Electric
2.1.34.Nagano National College of Technology
2.1.35.Nagoya Institute of Technology
2.1.36.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology CERC-AIST
2.1.37.National Institute for Materials Science
2.1.39.NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories
2.1.40.Niigata University
2.1.41.Nissan Chemical Industries
2.1.43.Optoelectronic Industry Technology and Development Association (OITDA)
2.1.44.Osaka University
2.1.45.Oji Paper
2.1.47.Pricer Ishida Explorative Research
2.1.49.Riken Low Temperature Physics Laboratory
2.1.50.Ryukoku University
2.1.51.Sanyo Electric
2.1.52.Seiko Epson
2.1.53.Semiconductor Energy Laboratory
2.1.55.Shinshu University
2.1.56.Shizuoka University
2.1.58.Sumitomo Chemical
2.1.59.Sumitomo Corp
2.1.60.Sungkyunkwan University
2.1.61.Tohoku University
2.1.62.Tokai University
2.1.63.Tokki Corporation
2.1.64.Tokushima Bunri University
2.1.65.Tokyo Institute of Technology
2.1.66.Tokyo University of Science
2.1.67.Toppan Printing
2.1.68.Toppan Forms
2.1.70.Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology
2.1.73.University of Hyogo
2.1.74.University of Tokyo
2.1.75.Waseda University
2.1.76.Yamagata University
3.1.General situation
3.2.Company profiles
3.2.1.Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
3.2.2.Advanced Neotech Systems
3.2.4.Catholic University of Korea
3.2.5.D&S Technology
3.2.6.Dong-A University
3.2.8.Gyeongsang University
3.2.10.Hankuk Aviation University
3.2.11.Hanyang University
3.2.12.Hiroshima University
3.2.13.Hong-ik University
3.2.17.INT Electronics
3.2.18.Kookmin University
3.2.19.Korea Electronics Technology Institute
3.2.20.Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
3.2.21.Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)
3.2.22.Korea Institute of Machinery & Material (KIMM)
3.2.23.Korea Institute of Science and Technology
3.2.24.Korea Photonics Technology Institute
3.2.25.Korea University
3.2.26.Kumoh National Institute of Technology
3.2.27.Kwangwoon University
3.2.28.Kyung Hee University
3.2.29.Kyungpook National University
3.2.31.LG Chem Korea and spin-offs
3.2.32.LG Philips LCD
3.2.35.National Information Society Agency
3.2.38.Pohang University of Science and Technology
3.2.39.Polyscorp Invent
3.2.40.Pusan National University
3.2.41.RF Link
3.2.42.Rocket Electric
3.2.44.Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
3.2.45.Sejong University
3.2.46.Seoul National University
3.2.48.Sogang University
3.2.49.Sunchon National University
3.2.50.Sysmate Information and Communication Research Institute
3.2.52.Yonsei University
4.1.General situation
4.2.Company profiles
4.2.1.Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
4.2.2.Chinese Academy of Sciences
4.2.3.Chinese University of Hong Kong
4.2.4.East China University of Science and Technology
4.2.5.Great Power Battery (HK) Ltd
4.2.6.GuangDong JinXiang Golden Card Co.,Ltd.
4.2.7.Hong Kong Baptist University
4.2.8.Hong Kong Polytechnic University
4.2.9.Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
4.2.10.Jilin University
4.2.11.Lite Array
4.2.12.LP Displays
4.2.13.Nankai University
4.2.14.National RFID Industrial Base
4.2.15.Shanghai Huahong IC
4.2.16.Shenzhen Hyan Microelectronic Co., Ltd
4.2.17.Sichuan University
4.2.18.Syndy Chemical
4.2.19.Tianjin Jinke Electronics Co
4.2.20.Tianjin Institute of Power Sources
4.2.21.Tsinghai University
4.2.22.University of Hong Kong
4.2.24.Zhongshan Dahua Intelligent Technology Company Ltd
5.1.General situation
5.2.Company profiles
5.2.1.Academica Sinica
5.2.2.AU Optronics
5.2.3.Ching Yun University
5.2.4.Chi Mei EL Corporation
5.2.5.Chung Gung University
5.2.6.Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology
5.2.7.Delta Optoelectronics Delta Optoelectronics
5.2.9.Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
5.2.10.Luminescence Technology Corporation
5.2.12.Ming Hsin University of Science and Technology
5.2.13.National Central University Chung-Li
5.2.14.National Cheng Kung University
5.2.15.National Chiao Tung University
5.2.16.National Chung Hsing University
5.2.17.National Sun Yat-Sen University
5.2.18.National Taiwan University
5.2.19.National Tsing Hua University
5.2.20.Prime View International
5.2.22.Taiwan Stone Battery Industrial
5.2.23.Toppoly Optoelectronics
5.2.24.Univision Technology
6.1.Company profiles
6.1.1.Deemed University Bhubaneswar
6.2.Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
6.2.1.Defence Laboratory
6.2.2.Gemini TRAZE
6.2.3.Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
6.2.4.Indian Institute of Science
6.2.5.Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
6.2.6.JNV University
6.2.7.Maitreyi College
6.2.8.Semiconductor Complex
6.2.9.Sree Narayana College
6.2.10.University of Delhi
6.3.Vellore Institute of Technology
7.1.Company profiles
7.1.1.Atomic Energy Centre
7.1.2.Islamic University
8.1.Company profiles
8.1.1.Chualongcom University
9.1.Company profiles
9.1.1.Institute of Microelectronics
9.1.2.Nanyang Technological University
9.1.3.National University of Singapore
9.1.4.Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
1.1.Examples of giant corporations intending to make the printed and potentially printed devices with the largest market potential
1.2.Examples of giant corporations, intending to make materials for printed and potentially printed electronics
1.3.Most supported technology by number of organisations identified in North America, East Asia and Europe
1.4.Organisations active in printed electronics in East Asia in order of importance of country
1.5.Primary printed-related topics of interest by organisation in Bangladesh
1.6.Primary printed-related topics of interest by organisation in China
1.7.Primary printed-related topics of interest by organisation in Japan
1.8.Primary printed-related topics of interest by organisation in Korea
1.9.Primary printed-related topics of interest by organisation in Taiwan
1.10.Primary printed-related topics of interest by organisation in India
1.11.Primary printed-related topics of interest by organisation in Singapore
1.12.Primary printed-related topics of interest by organisation in Thailand
1.13.446 printed and potentially printed electronic projects in East Asia by device and country in alphabetical order
2.1.Mitsubishi net sales in billions of yen:
2.2.Sumitomo summary table
2.3.Specification table for TMD’s new OLED panel
3.1.Products from LG Companies
1.1.Organisations involved in printed and potentially printed electronics across the world, by type of interest.
1.2.1500 organisations across the world tackling printed devices and materials
1.3.Dominant printed electronics topics compared between electronic and electric applications.
1.4.Number of profiled organisations by leading country – USA vs Germany and Japan
1.5.Number of technology projects by country
1.6.Top organic electronics inventors 2003-2005
1.7.Location of 150 organisations developing printed and thin film transistor and memory technology.
1.8.Organisations active in printed electronics in East Asia in order of importance of country in 2007
1.9.IDTechEx forecast of percentage of organisations active in printed electronics by country in 2017
1.10.Distribution of work on the various electronic components in East Asia
1.11.OLED project distribution
1.12.Electroluminescent project distribution
1.13.Electrophoretic project distribution
1.14.RFID project distribution
1.15.Transistor project distribution
1.16.Organic Photovoltaics project distribution
1.17.Inorganic Photovoltaics project distribution
1.18.Battery project distribution
1.19.Other project distribution
2.1.Global spread of Canon
2.2.DNP experimental flexible OLED
2.3.Objective and background
2.4.What is good for the good device?
2.5.A Fujitsu “electronic paper” display
2.6.Hitachi all over the world
2.7.ITSG is the second largest business segment
2.8.Osaka World Fair ticket with RFID inlet
2.9.Hitachi’s RFID line up tag examples
2.11.Development formation
2.12.Four inch antenna
2.13.Honda Motor Company Kumamoto Factory produces motorcycles and power products.
2.14.Researchers and users play major roles with active logistic support from JST
2.15.Marubeni Corporation – company overview
2.16.Marubeni at a glance
2.17.Marubeni’s overseas offices
2.18.The Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi impressed with the power of RFID as one of the innovative technologies for the future!
2.19.Maruetsu trial (tagged to various items in store)
2.20.In store inventory management
2.21.Yodobashi on media
2.22.SLA History
2.23.Possible scenarios for flex
2.24.Flex poly-si TFT backplane on MF
2.25.On new (lower-cost) litho=
2.26.Schematics of combinatorial synthesis for thin film libraries
2.27.Blue LED fabricated through optimization of p-type ZnO synthesis by temperature gradient method
2.28.Near future SM products
2.29.SM products road map
2.30.Toshiba Matsushita Display
2.31.New electronics targets physical space
2.32.Large-area electronics
2.33.32” pressure sensor matrix
2.34.Wireless power transmission sheet
2.35.Device structure
2.36.Organic transistors
2.37.Organic transistor 3D ICs
2.38.Scanner with no moving parts
2.39.Scanning a wine bottle label
2.40.Flexible battery that charges in one minute
3.1.Inks developed by InkTec
3.2.InkTec Printing methods
3.3.High Mobility OTFT
3.4.Summary and conclusion
3.5.LG Chemical spun-off into LG Chem Investment (LGCI), LG Chem and LG Household & Healthcare.
3.6.Maxfor company information
3.7.On sale product – TIP5X series
3.8.Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USN)
3.9.Simple sensors used in initial trials
3.10.USN services and applications
3.11.USN timeline
3.12.Materials and devices. Fully printed RFID tag in development.
3.13.Fully printed EAS (anti theft) tag shown on website.
3.14.Applications for Rocket Electric paper batteries
3.15.Rocket Electric battery and thin film technologies
3.16.Samsung OLED display
3.17.Slides from Sunchon National University
4.1.Rio card with printed antenna
4.2.Hyan student rail discount labels with five turn antenna screen printed with silver ink.
4.3.Hyan Anti-counterfeit HF labels for Chinese car manufacturer, FAW Volkswagen
4.4.Tatwah is a major supplier to Chinese transport schemes
5.1.Prospect of ink-jettable electronics and displays
5.2.Who is ITRI and the role of DTC
5.3.IJP integration status in ITRI
5.4.Developed IJP process in DTC/ITRI
5.5.Global activities on IJP colour filter
5.6.IJP of conductive polymers
5.7.Developing soluble ITO
5.8.State of the art for IJP active layer
5.9.SAP and IJP catalysts and electroless plating
5.10.Create your own 6 inch EBOOK reader device with Electronic Paper Display !!!
5.11.Free-form battery design is an attractive option

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