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Organic & Printed Electronics in Europe

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World first - 280 organizations in Europe profiled
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Activity in Europe assessed
The new electronics has even greater potential than today's silicon based technology. This is because it tackles a wider range of opportunities, from wide area displays to lowest cost power generation and smart packaging. This organic and printed electronics is growing to become a $300 billion market in 2028 and, in 2008 alone, many factories come on stream to make "post silicon" transistors, displays and solar cells. They are using thin films of both organic and inorganic compounds and, increasingly, printing, because that gives greater output, larger areas and lower cost.
 
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. To be comprehensive, they include all those thin film technologies beyond silicon that are not yet printed but may be printed in due course.
Answers to your questions
This is the world's first and only report analysing the subject in depth. It compares and analyses the activities of 280 organisations in 19 European countries by technology and region. It gives full contact details of these organisations and, where appropriate, examples of patenting performance, research programs, products and scientific papers presented in 2008 onwards.
 
It is intended for company executives, investors, researchers, developers, regulators and others in the field or intending to participate in this huge opportunity. It is an invaluable first call for those building customer lists, seeking partners or acquisitions and assessing present and future competition. It covers all printed and potentially printed electronics and electrics, whether organic or inorganic, because only that gives the full picture.
 
In which regions and technologies is Europe strong? Where is government support greatest and most consistent and what technology is it for? Is the huge academic effort leading to enough start ups being created? How can things be improved? Is most of the work in Europe on transistors, sensors, batteries, electroluminescent displays, RFID or what? Where is Europe likely to win and where will it lose? How do the types of activity compare by number of projects? Who is acquiring whom and why? It is all here.
 
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 East Asia.
Research carried out for this report
This report is based on intensive interviewing, patent searches, conference analysis and literature and web searches, all carried out in 2007 and 2008. It gives a great deal of information not otherwise available, because IDTechEx is a leading consultancy, conference organiser and publisher in this sector and its technical graduates travel intensively from their bases in Germany, the UK, the USA and Australasia. The report will be updated monthly this year, such is the speed at which the subject is now progressing. When you buy it, you obtain the very latest information. Indeed, the three authors are respectively based in the UK, Germany and the USA and are available for limited further support, at no charge, to those buying this report.
The Executive Summary and Conclusions compares the data by organisation, country and device (OLED, ac electroluminescent display, electrophoretic display, RFID, transistor, organic photovoltaic, inorganic photovoltaic, battery, other). It compares Europe with East Asia and the USA in research versus industrial strength in this subject, participation by giant corporations, foreign ownership and other criteria. The individual profiles give full contact details, examples of latest scientific papers - including many not yet presented - news stories, products, patent performance and more. Each organization profile is identified with activity in fine detail chosen from:
  • Batteries lithium
  • Batteries manganese dioxide zinc
  • Batteries other
  • Conductor patterns
  • Consultancy
  • Device user
  • Displays electrochromic
  • Displays electroluminescent
  • Displays electrophoretic
  • Displays other
  • Displays thermochromic
  • Displays OLED
  • Fuel cells
  • General manufacturing
  • Inks/materials - inorganic
  • Inks/materials - organic
  • Laser ablation printing
  • Lasers printed
  • Lighting electroluminescent
  • Lighting OLED
  • Logic inorganic
  • Logic organic
  • Memory
  • Metal plating
  • Other components
  • Other deposition
  • Photovoltaic CIGS
  • Photovoltaic DSSC
  • Photovoltaic organic
  • Photovoltaic printed silicon
  • Photovoltaic other
  • Printing flexo
  • Printing gravure
  • Printing inkjet
  • Printing litho
  • Printing screen
  • Production machinery
  • RFID
  • Sensors other
  • Sensors photodetectors
  • Sensors temperature
  • Spin coating
  • Substrates
  • System/component integrator
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Further Information
If you have any questions about this report, please do not hesitate to contact our report team at Research@IDTechEx.com or call Clare on +44 (0) 1223 813 703 if you are based in EMEA or Raoul on +1 617 577 7890 if you are based in the Americas, ROW or Spain.
 
In addition, all this content is also stored in the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Supplier and Research Database, an online searchable database covering hundreds of companies. For more information, please click here External Link.
Table of Contents
1.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
2.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN GERMANY
2.1.General situation
2.2.Profiles
2.2.1.Aixtron
2.2.2.Antec Solar Energy International AG
2.2.3.Atlantic Zeiser
2.2.4.AVANCIS
2.2.5.Azur Space Solar Power
2.2.6.BALLUFF GmbH
2.2.7.BASF Future Business GmbH
2.2.8.Bayer Material Science AG
2.2.9.Bergische University
2.2.10.Brooks Automation (Germany) GmbH - RFID Division
2.2.11.Bundesdruckerei
2.2.12.Calyxo GmbH
2.2.13.CIS - Solartechnik
2.2.14.Constantia Hueck-Folien
2.2.15.Delo Industrial Adhesives
2.2.16.Deutsche Cell GmbH
2.2.17.DLR
2.2.18.Elantas Electrical Insulation GmbH
2.2.19.ENVE Print Services GmbH
2.2.20.Evonik Industries - formerly Degussa AG
2.2.21.Felix Böttcher GmbH & Co KG
2.2.22.Festo AG & Co. KG
2.2.23.First Solar Manufacturing GmbH
2.2.24.Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
2.2.25.Fraunhofer Logistics ATL
2.2.26.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOL
2.2.27.Fraunhofer-Institut for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS)
2.2.28.Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy ISE
2.2.29.Fraunhofer Technology Development Group TEG
2.2.30.Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM
2.2.31.Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
2.2.32.Global Solar Energy
2.2.33.GMBU eV
2.2.34.GRT GmbH & Co. KG
2.2.35.Hahn-Meitner Institute Berlin GmbH
2.2.36.H C Starck GmbH
2.2.37.Heliatek GmbH
2.2.38.Henkel
2.2.39.IDAM-INA Drives and Mechatronics
2.2.40.International University Bruchsal
2.2.41.International University of Bremen
2.2.42.IP Bewertuungs -AG
2.2.43.Johanna Solar Technology
2.2.44.KSG Leiterplatten GmbH
2.2.45.KSW Microtec
2.2.46.Liebherr-Hausger GMBH
2.2.47.Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research IFW
2.2.48.Leonhard Kurz Solar
2.2.49.Ludwig Maximilians University
2.2.50.MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
2.2.51.Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science
2.2.52.Menippos
2.2.53.Merck Chemicals
2.2.54.Microdrop Technologies
2.2.55.Mühlbauer AG
2.2.56.NanoSolar
2.2.57.Novaled AG
2.2.58.ODERSUN AG
2.2.59.Ormecon GmbH
2.2.60.Osram
2.2.61.Poly IC
2.2.62.Printed Systems GmbH
2.2.63.PVFlex Solar
2.2.64.Robert Bosch
2.2.65.Robert Bürkle GmbH
2.2.66.Schott AG
2.2.67.Schreiner Group GmbH & KG
2.2.68.Sensient Imaging Technologies
2.2.69.Siemens
2.2.70.Solarcoating Machinery GmbH
2.2.71.Solarion AG
2.2.72.Sulfurcell Solartechnik
2.2.73.Technical University of Braunschweig
2.2.74.Technical University of Chemnitz
2.2.75.Technical University of Darmstadt
2.2.76.Technical University of Dresden
2.2.77.Technical University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2.2.78.Technical University of Munich
2.2.79.Thuringian Institute for Textile and Plastics Research TITK
2.2.80.Ulm University
2.2.81.University of Augsburg
2.2.82.University of Bonn
2.2.83.University of Freiburg
2.2.84.University of Karlsruhe
2.2.85.University of Kassel
2.2.86.University of Regensburg
2.2.87.University of Stuttgart
2.2.88.Varta Microbattery GmbH
2.2.89.Veeco Instruments GmbH
2.2.90.Wurth Solar
3.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN THE UK
3.1.General situation
3.2.Profiles
3.2.1.3T Technologies Ltd
3.2.2.Ablestik
3.2.3.AccuScene Corporation Ltd
3.2.4.Additive Process Technologies
3.2.5.Aktina UK metal films
3.2.6.Applied Multilayers Ltd
3.2.7.Autotype International Ltd (now MacDermid Autotype Ltd)
3.2.8.Brunel University
3.2.9.Cambridge Display Technology
3.2.10.Cenamps
3.2.11.Conductive Inkjet Technology, CIT
3.2.12.Corus Colors
3.2.13.DEK Printing Machines Ltd
3.2.14.Durham University
3.2.15.ELAM-T Ltd
3.2.16.Eleksen
3.2.17.elumin8 Systems Ltd
3.2.18.Emerson and Cuming UK
3.2.19.Epigem Ltd
3.2.20.Freelight Systems Ltd
3.2.21.G24 Innovations Ltd.
3.2.22.Gorix
3.2.23.Henkel formerly ICI - Strategic Technology Group
3.2.24.Imperial College
3.2.25.Innos Limited
3.2.26.Keeling & Walker
3.2.27.Kingston Chemicals Ltd
3.2.28.Leeds Lithium Power
3.2.29.Loughborough University
3.2.30.Lumicure
3.2.31.MicroDevice Science Ltd
3.2.32.Patterning Technologies
3.2.33.Pelikon
3.2.34.PETeC
3.2.35.Philips Wearables
3.2.36.Plastic ePrint
3.2.37.Plastic Logic
3.2.38.Polymertronics
3.2.39.Printed Electronics Ltd
3.2.40.Queen Mary
3.2.41.QinetiQ
3.2.42.Royal College of Art
3.2.43.SmartSensor Telemed Ltd
3.2.44.St Andrews University
3.2.45.Softswitch
3.2.46.Swansea University
3.2.47.The Technology Partnership
3.2.48.Thorn Lighting Limited
3.2.49.Toumaz Technology Limited
3.2.50.University College London
3.2.51.University of Bath
3.2.52.University of Cambridge
3.2.53.The University of Hull
3.2.54.University of Leeds
3.2.55.University of Liverpool
3.2.56.University of Manchester
3.2.57.University of Reading
3.2.58.University of Sheffield
3.2.59.University of Southampton
3.2.60.University of Surrey
3.2.61.University of Sussex
3.2.62.University of Wales, Bangor
3.2.63.Xaar
3.2.64.Xennia Technology Limited
3.2.65.Zytronic Displays Limited
4.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN FRANCE
4.1.General situation
4.2.Profiles
4.2.1.ABSEL
4.2.2.Alstom Research & Services France
4.2.3.Ardeje France inkjet
4.2.4.Arjo Wiggins
4.2.5.ASK
4.2.6.CEA Laboratoire de L'Electronique Moleculaire LEM Grenoble
4.2.7.CEA Limoges
4.2.8.CEA LITEN
4.2.9.Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales CERMAV-CNRS
4.2.10.Centre de Recherches Paul Pascal CRPP Bordeaux
4.2.11.Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées ENCP
4.2.12.Ecole Superieure des Mines de Saint Etienne
4.2.13.Electricité de France EDF Paris
4.2.14.École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris ENSCP
4.2.15.IER
4.2.16.Institut d'Électronique du Solide et des Systèmes InESS
4.2.17.Institut de Recherche et Développement en Energie Photovoltaique IRDEP Paris
4.2.18.Institut de Recherché sur L'Enseignement de Mathematiques IREM
4.2.19.Institut Fresnel Marseille
4.2.20.IMN- Institut de Materiaux Nantes
4.2.21.Impika
4.2.22.Joseph Fourier University
4.2.23.Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination LCC CNRS
4.2.24.Laboratoire de Genie Electrique de Paris LGEP
4.2.25.Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Toulouse LGET
4.2.26.Laboratoire des Propriétés Optiques des Matériaux et Applications POMA
4.2.27.LAPLACE (Formerly LGET, CPAT and LEEI)
4.2.28.L'École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris LCAES-ENSCP
4.2.29.Le laboratoire de Physique des Interactions Ondes-matière PIOM
4.2.30.Limoges University UMOPS
4.2.31.Louis Pasteur University Strasbourg France
4.2.32.Saint Gobain Paris
4.2.33.TAGSYS
4.2.34.University of Paris Sud Orsay
4.2.35.University of Picardie Jules Verne
4.2.36.University of Versailles UVSQ
5.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN ITALY
5.1.General situation
5.2.Profiles
5.2.1.Instituto di Fotonica e Nanotechnologie IFN-CNR
5.2.2.Institute of Nanostructured Materials ISMN Bologna
5.2.3.Institute of Nanostructured Materials ISMN Rome
5.2.4.Institute of Inorganic Methodologies and Plasmas IMIP-CNR
5.2.5.ISOF
5.2.6.Milan Polytechnic
5.2.7.Montalbano Technology S.p.A.
5.2.8.NNL - National Nanotechnology Laboratory
5.2.9.SAES Getters S.p.A.
5.2.10.University of Bari
5.2.11.University of Lecce
5.2.12.University of Milan
5.2.13.University of Rome
6.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN NETHERLANDS
6.1.General Situation
6.2.Profiles
6.2.1.AV Flexologic flexo printers
6.2.2.Delft University of Technology
6.2.3.Eindhoven University of Technology
6.2.4.European Space Agency Research and technology Centre ESA-ESTEC
6.2.5.Fontys University of Applied Sciences
6.2.6.Holst Centre
6.2.7.IBS Precision Engineering BV
6.2.8.Liquavista BV
6.2.9.NEDAP
6.2.10.OTB Engineering
6.2.11.Philips
6.2.12.Philips Design
6.2.13.Polymer Vision
6.2.14.Radboud University - Institute for Molecules and Materials
6.2.15.Stork Digital
6.2.16.TNO
6.2.17.University of Groningen
7.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN SWEDEN
7.1.General situation
7.2.Profiles
7.2.1.ACREO
7.2.2.Chalmers University of Technology
7.2.3.Cypak
7.2.4.Linkoping University
7.2.5.Mid Sweden University
7.2.6.M-Real
7.2.7.Solibro
7.2.8.Stora Enso
7.2.9.Thin Film Electronics AB
8.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN AUSTRIA
8.1.General Situation
8.2.Profiles
8.2.1.AT&S Austria
8.2.2.Graz University of Technology,
8.2.3.Joanneum Research
8.2.4.Johannes Kepler University
8.2.5.NanoIdent/ BioIdent
8.2.6.NanoTecCenter Weiz
9.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN BELGIUM
9.1.General Situation
9.2.Profiles
9.2.1.Agfa Gevaert Belgium
9.2.2.Akzo Nobel Chemicals Belgium
9.2.3.Barco N.V.
9.2.4.Bekaert NV/SA
9.2.5.IMEC
9.2.6.Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
9.2.7.Unité Physico-Chimie et de Physique des Matèriaux PCPM-UCL
9.2.8.Solvay
9.2.9.UMICORE
9.2.10.University of Ghent
9.2.11.University of Mons Haunaut
10.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN FINLAND
10.1.General Situation
10.2.Profiles
10.2.1.Åbo Akademi University Finland
10.2.2.Avantone Oy Finland
10.2.3.Confidex
10.2.4.Enfucell
10.2.5.Panipol Oy
10.2.6.University of Helsinki
10.2.7.University of Oulu
10.2.8.UPM Raflatac
10.2.9.VTT Technology
11.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN SWITZERLAND
11.1.General Situation
11.2.Profiles
11.2.1.Assa Abloy Identification Technologies/ Sokymat Switzerland
11.2.2.CIBA Specialty Chemicals
11.2.3.Dyconex AG
11.2.4.Electronic Technical High School ETH Zurich
11.2.5.Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL
11.2.6.Paul Scherrer Institute
11.2.7.Schweizer Electronic AG
11.2.8.Solaronix
11.2.9.STMicroelectronics
11.2.10.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
11.2.11.Zeiler AG
12.PRINTED ELECTRONICS IN REST OF EUROPE - ESTONIA TO ISRAEL
12.1.Profiles
12.2.Czech Republic
12.2.1.Czech technical University in Prague
12.3.Estonia
12.3.1.DialMat
12.4.Denmark
12.4.1.Bang & Olufsen Medicom
12.4.2.Risø National Laboratory
12.4.3.University of Copenhagen
12.5.Greece
12.5.1.Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
12.5.2.FORTH- Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes
12.5.3.Technological Education Institute of Larissa
12.6.Ireland
12.6.1.Trinity College Dublin
12.7.Israel
12.7.1.InkSure
12.7.2.Orion Solar Israel
12.7.3.Peptronics Ltd.
12.7.4.Power ID
12.7.5.Power Paper
12.7.6.Technion
12.7.7.Vision Enterprises
12.7.8.Weizmann Institute of Science
12.8.Poland
12.8.1.Kraków University
12.8.2.Jagiellonian University
12.8.3.Polish Academy of Sciences
12.9.Portugal
12.9.1.CEMOP/UNINOVA
12.9.2.New University of Lisbon
12.9.3.Technical University of Lisbon
12.9.4.Technology and Nuclear Institute ITN
12.9.5.University of Algarve
12.9.6.University of Aveiro
12.9.7.University of Lisbon
12.10.Slovenia
12.10.1.University of Ljubljana
12.11.Spain
12.11.1.AINIA Centro Tecnologico Spain sensors, food
APPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTANCY
TABLES
1.1.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Germany
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
1.2.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in the UK
1.3.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in France
1.3.Most supported technology by number of organisations identified in North America, East Asia and Europe
1.4.Number of organisations studied in 2007 that are active in printed electronics in Europe by country and percent share
1.4.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Italy
1.5.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in the Netherlands
1.6.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Sweden
1.7.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Austria
1.8.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Belgium
1.9.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Finland
1.10.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Switzerland
1.11.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Denmark
1.12.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Estonia
1.13.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Greece
1.14.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Ireland
1.15.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Israel
1.16.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Poland
1.17.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Portugal
1.18.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Slovenia
1.19.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in Spain
1.20.Primary organic and printed/ thin film electronics topics of interest by organisation in the Czech Republic
1.21.Printed and potentially printed electronic projects in Europe by device for nineteen countries in alphabetical order
4.1.Research Units
FIGURES
1.1.Organisations involved in printed and potentially printed electronics across the world, by type of interest.
1.2.The 1500 organisations across the world that are tackling printed and potentially printed electronic devices and key materials, showing approximate number by region and by major technology effort.
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.Number of organisations studied that are active in printed electronics in Europe by country and percent share
1.9.Printed and thin film electronic projects by device type and country
1.10.Number and percentage of projects by country for organic photovoltaics
1.11.Number and percentage of projects by country for inorganic compound photovoltaics
1.12.Number and percentage of projects by country for printed and potentially printed RFID
1.13.Number and percentage of projects by country for OLEDs
1.14.Number and percentage of projects for transistors
2.1.Henkel is organized into three globally operating business sectors
2.2.Nanosolar San Jose
2.3.Nanosolar Germany
3.1.Project TOPLESS,(Thin organic polymer light emitting solid surfaces)
3.2.Quantum efficiency spectra of ITO/TiO2/F8T2/Au devices.
3.3.Light-emitting Sticking Plaster in UK to Treat Common Skin Cancers
3.4.On the left is a photo of a typical skin cancer; on the right is the same lesion showing porphyrin fluorescence under ultraviolet light.
3.5.PETeC Procurement of Equipment Underway in UK
3.6.Prediction of the technology evolution
3.7.Healthcare information systems from Toumaz
3.8.Thin film of plastic which conducts electricity
3.9.Smart apparel with a scrolling light emitting message
3.10.Advances in Stretchable Electronics
5.1.Organic Photodetectors for infrared applications and organic transistors
6.1.Basic technology fields
6.2.The Bubelle - Blush Dress from Philips Design
9.1.Biocompatible Flexible and Stretchable Electronics on the Horizon
9.2.Stretchable Thermometer from the Stella Project
11.1.Printed prototype: OFET array fabricated on a polyimide substrate. The circuits function even when flexed through a sub-centimeter bending radius
12.1.Israelis Dope Organic Thin Films

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