4, 5, 6 December 2018
Cambridge, UK

Wolfson College, Cambridge

Advanced Materials for Electronics: Organics, Quantum Dots, Perovskites, Advanced Semiconductors, Printed Sensor Materials & Electroactive Polymers


Vital business intelligence covering technology and market assessment

This forum assesses the complex material landscape that provide "active" functionality, focussing on:

  • Organic light emitters and detectors
  • Quantum dots
  • Perovskites
  • Advanced semiconductor materials
  • Printed sensor materials
  • Printed battery materials
  • Electroactive and piezoelectric polymers
These materials are substantially changing industries, from billion dollar industries in OLED and QLED displays to the emergence of new types of sensors and actuators. As such, the advanced materials space is inevitably diverse and complex, with suppliers moving quickly to lock in IP.

This forum will provide a clear overview of these material types, with a review of the business drivers and applications, latest technological progress and critical technical and business issues facing suppliers.

In addition, we will also review opportunities for replacing toxicant materials that are increasingly being used in electronic and electrical devices.

The forum is delivered by IDTechEx analysts, who have closely researched these material sectors. Research is based on direct interviews with companies, in addition to attendance of conferences and tradeshows around the world. IDTechEx analysts are deeply technical (typically PhD level) and commercially experienced, conducting research from bases in Europe, Asia and USA in eight languages.

This event is targeted to those involved in growth strategy, business development, research and engineering, innovation management. It is attended by companies involved in material supply, equipment manufacture, component and device manufacture, OEMs and systems integrators.

This forum can be attended on its own or in addition to the other sessions, which are complementary in subject matter. A discount is available for booking multiple sessions.

For those attending.

  • The PDF files of the presentations will be available to download from this website after the sessions are ended.
  • All Insight Forums will be conducted in English


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Forum 2 / Agenda

4 December / Afternoon

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 13:00-14:00


  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Registration, Lunch & Networking
  • 14:00 - 14:30

Organic Light Emitting Materials for OLED Displays and Lighting

Compiled by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Organic light emitting materials - current state of play and performance for polymers and small molecules
  • Key material providers
  • Design of OLED display and lighting stack and other complimentary materials
  • OLED Display market size and outlook
  • OLED Lighting market size and outlook
  • 14:30 - 14:45

Organic materials for photodetectors and photovoltaics

Compiled by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

    This session will review the materials and applications for novel organic materials in
  • Organic Photodetectors
  • Hybrid Organic-CMOS photodetectors.
    For each application above, the following will be covered:
  • Benefits of organic materials and key developers and performance
  • Current progress in each application, with key providers
  • Market size (2018 and beyond)
  • 14:45 - 15:30

Quantum Dots: Technologies, Players and Applications

Compiled by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Technical assessment of types of quantum dots and their latest performance
  • Environmental and health issues
  • Key suppliers
  • Assessment of applications of quantum dots, including market size (2018 and beyond) in:
    • LCD displays
    • Quantum Dot light emitting displays (QLEDs)
    • Lighting
    • PV
    • Sensor
    • Biological marker
  • 15:30 - 15:50
  • Networking break
  • 15:50 - 16:10

Advanced Semiconductor Materials

Compiled by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Performance comparisons of organic thin film transistors (TFTs), Metal oxide TFTs, printed silicon, carbon nanotubes, graphene versus conventional low temperature polysilicon (LTPS and amorphous Silicon (aSi) types
  • Material providers and the value chain
  • Patterning and applications of these TFT material options
  • 16:10 - 16:30

Perovskite PV: State of Play and Applications

Compiled by Dr Xiaoxi He, Senior Technology Analyst IDTechEx

  • Introduction to perovskite materials
  • Perovskite PV versus other PV types: performance and development roadmap
  • Key players
  • Perovskite PV market size and outlook
  • 16:30 - 17:20

Materials for printed sensors and actuators

Compiled by James Hayward, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Material stack on glucose sensors
  • Assessment of dielectric elastomers and ferroelectric polymers
  • Key players and materials suppliers
  • Applications in sensors and actuators
  • Materials and applications of photo and temperature sensors
  • 17:20-17:30

Rapid overview of materials used in printed batteries

Compiled by Dr Xiaoxi He, Senior Technology Analyst IDTechEx

  • Here we will introduce printed batteries and present a material breakdown by considering several existing printed battery technologies.
  • We will then consider several benefits and challenges of printed batteries which derive from material batteries such as thinness, secondary vs primary operation, voltage/current/power constraints, safety, and so on.
  • Finally we will briefly introduce applications and markets for printed batteries, thus also indirectly giving a sense of the size of the addressable market for material supply
  • 17:30-17:45
  • Questions, Answers & Networking
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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