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Business and Technology Insight Forums Osaka 2016

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

September 26-28, 2016 | Osaka, Japan

Grand Cube Osaka (Osaka International Convention Center)
5-3-51, Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005 JAPAN

Rooms: 801/802

Advanced Functional Materials: Conductive Inks, Transparent Conductive Films, Graphene, CNTs and Quantum Dots


Critical business intelligence covering forecasts, players, case studies, opportunities and technology and market assessment

There is exciting change and opportunities occurring in the advanced functional materials market. For example, the conductive ink and paste business is a large market but fragmented consisting of many emerging and mature markets. Notable markets are photovoltaics, touch screens, automotive and sensors. Growth will be unevenly spread with several target markets experiencing rapid growth while others decline. There is also now rapid innovation in copper inks and silver alloys, in addition to new sintering processes, fuelled by new applications and changes in existing ones.

Transparent conductive film is another related hot sector. 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, and more.

In addition, while CNTs are now taking off in energy storage devices, graphene suppliers are focussing and prioritising new applications. Other materials such as Quantum Dots have created a $500 million market at the device level while new materials are being sought for 3D printing and heat management.

What you will learn?

All of these sectors comprise of a complex and rapidly changing technology and market landscape, which can make it difficult to identify genuine opportunities for companies involved or wishing to get involved or to see the current state of play.

This forum addresses both the business and technologies involved - providing deep depth including significant market data to allow you to understand these complex landscapes. Attendees will leave with a clear, quantified view of the markets, technology assessment and development roadmaps, key player profiles and their strategy for market adoption, with lessons from success and failures.

The forum is hosted by IDTechEx, which has been studying this topic since 1999, and which is widely cited as a global expert on these topics. Research is based on direct interviews with more than 500 companies, in addition to informal interviews with approximately 1,000 companies each year. 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 Flexible Displays, Batteries, TFTs, Lighting and Photovoltaics session, which is complimentary in subject matter. A discount is available for booking both.

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English



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Forum 1 / Agenda

26 September / Morning / Room 801/802

IDTechEx Japanese Analysts Yasuo Yamamoto and Miwako Murakoshi, will be available at this Insight Forum for further discussion.

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


  • 8:30 - 9:10
  • Registration
  • 09:10 - 10:00

Conductive Ink: Silver, copper and silver alloys, flake and nanoparticles

Compiled by Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

    Comprehensive technology assessment, benchmarking and competitive landscaping for:
  • Silver flake pastes
  • Silver nanoparticle inks
  • Copper nano and flake pastes and inks
  • Graphene
    Application assessment including drivers, trends, challenges and unmet needs for
  • Photovoltaics
  • Touch screen edge electrodes
  • 3D Printed Electronics
  • In-Mould Electronics
  • Electronic Textiles
  • RFID
  • Sensors
  • Automotive
  • etc

Forecasts by volume demand and market value segmented by application

  • 10:00 - 10:40

Transparent Conductive Materials.

Compiled by Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

Latest market trends and dynamics.

    Comprehensive technology assessment, benchmarking and competitive landscaping for:
  • ITO films and glass
  • Silver nanowires
  • Metal mesh
  • PEDOT
  • Graphene
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Printed nanoparticles
  • Micro fine wire

Market forecasts by technology type and application type covering mobile phones, tablets, AiOs, smart watches, OLED lighting, etc

  • 10:40 - 11:00
  • Networking break
  • 11:00 - 11:40

Graphene and other 2D materials

Compiled by Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

Market trends and dynamics covering

  • Latest product and prototype launches
  • Investment trends
  • Expected revenues
  • Key trends including company positioning, production capacity trends, reliability issues

Production process covering

  • Oxidisation-reduction (modified Hummer's method)
  • Substrate-less CVD and plasma
  • Liquid phase exfoliation
  • Epitaxial
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition

Latest results on key application areas including

  • Conductive inks
  • Anti-corrosion coatings
  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Advanced and post lithium ion batteries such Si anode and LiS
  • Conductive and thermal composites

Market forecasts segmented by applications

  • 11:40 - 11:50

Carbon nanotubes

Compiled by Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Key market trends and overview
  • Production capacities and pricing trends
  • Key existing and emerging applications such as conductive plastics, lithium ion batteries, transparent conducing films, memory, etc
  • Market forecasts segmented by application
  • 11:50 - 12:20

Quantum dots

Compiled by Dr Guillaume Chansin, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Latest industry development and product launches
  • Quantum dots materials and performance characteristics
  • Assessment of quantum dot application including QD-LCD displays, photovoltaics and lighting
  • Latest results and progress on emissive QD LEDs
  • Market forecasts segmented by application
  • 12:20 - 12:45

Thermal interface materials and conductive adhesives

Compiled by Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Key market trends and overview
  • Introduction to different material and processing options
  • Application overview and market forecast
  • 12:45 - 13:00

3D printing materials

Compiled by Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Key market trends and overview
  • Introduction to different material and processing options
  • Application overview and market forecast
  • 13:00-14:00
  • Lunch
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