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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

Flexible Displays, Batteries, TFTs, Lighting and Photovoltaics


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

Flexible OLED displays are one of the fastest growing sectors in the display industry. Initially they will appear on plastic substrates and not flexed in use, offering the benefits of being thinner, lighter and more robust because no glass is used. An example is the OLED display on plastic in the Apple watch. The next phase is curved (with products already in the market) and then later flexible displays, which will all result in a market of $30 Billion in 2026. Flexible displays and lighting also require new materials and films, including barrier layers.

These are just part of a bigger opportunity involving flexible, printed and organic electronics which includes photovoltaic technology such as perovskites to new progress with flexible batteries used in wearable technology gadgets and healthcare patches. Emerging technologies also include flexible and printed transistor circuits, actuators and other components.

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 Advanced Functional Materials 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 2 / Agenda

26 September / Afternoon / 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


  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch, networking and registration
    for the afternoon session
  • 14:00 - 14:20

Introduction to printed electronics

Compiled by Dr Guillaume Chansin, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

    Value chain assessment: investment vs profitability, player profiles
  • Territorial profiles: Europe, Asia, America
  • Go to market strategy and successes
  • Current and projected market size
  • 14:20 - 15:00

Printed, Plastic and/or flexible displays

Compiled by Dr Guillaume Chansin, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Latest market trends and progress
  • Latest leading work by Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Sumitomo, Sharp, AUO and Chinese, American and European suppliers
  • Key technological improvement enabling plastic and flexible displays
  • Latest progress on printing displays Market forecasts
  • 15:00 - 15:15

Global Inkjet Systems

  • 15:15 - 15:35
  • Networking break
  • 15:35 - 15:55

OLED and printed LED lighting

Compiled by Dr Guillaume Chansin, Senior Technology Analyst and Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Benchmarking OLED lighting vs LEDs
  • Latest applications progress, market development roadmap, and market progress
  • Examples of printing LED lighting arrays over large-area
  • 15:55 - 16:10

Flexible and/or thin film printed batteries

Compiled by Dr Harry Zervos, Principal Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Flexible battery technologies and performance
  • Suppliers and applications
  • Market size
  • 16:10 - 16:25

Flexible and Printed transistor/TFT technology

Compiled by Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Technology assessment and key players: Metal oxide TFTs, organic semiconductors, printed silicon, carbon nanotubes, graphene
  • Application assessment including display backplane, sensor systems, RFID, simple circuits
  • 16:25 - 16:55

Flexible barrier layers

Compiled by Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

    Barrier film requirements by application type
  • Flexible barrier film technologies and comparisons
  • Ten year barrier film forecasts by application type (display, PV etc)
  • 16:55 - 17:15

Organic PV, DSSC and Perovskites

Compiled by Dr Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Technology assessment of organic PV, DSSC and perovskite
  • Detail assessment of technological challenges including efficiency and/or lifetime
  • Market forecasts
  • 17:15 - 17:30

Printing equipment

Compiled by Dr Harry Zervos, Principal Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Assessment of thermal, IR, UV and photonic curing options and key players: Innovations in printing equipment and key players
  • 17:30
  • Conclusions and questions with IDTechEx
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

About IDTechEx

Since 1999 IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies to clients in over 80 countries. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in Boston, USA; Berlin, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; and Seoul, Korea.

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