The four optional analyst-led masterclasses are interactive consultancy sessions, covering IDTechEx market research, and technology appraisal from world-leading experts. Each masterclass gives a detailed examination of the topic. They appraise the market opportunity with detailed forecasts and assess the technologies, competitive landscape, value chain drivers, barriers, case studies and global trends. They provide impartial and accurate insight into these sectors, based on primary research carried out by technical IDTechEx analysts around the world.
At each masterclass you will have the chance to handle many samples, and take away printed copies of presentations. They will ensure you get the most from the conference and leave with answers to your questions.
Introduction to Printed, Organic and Flexible Electronics: Markets, Drivers and Case Studies Covering Displays, Lighting, Power, Sensors, and Logic
Designed for those who are new to this disruptive technology or need to understand the big picture to assess the challenges and opportunities, this Masterclass will arm you with the latest knowledge of the applications and technology developments involving printed electronics. Led by experts, it is the ideal time to voice your questions as part of the interactive session and learn of the technologies that are available and emerging. The class will cover:Introduction
- Current market size and future market opportunity, with ten year forecasts for 2012-2022
- Actual uses of printed electronics so far
- Trends by territory
- Value and supply chain and market drivers
For each technology below analysts will cover how each technology option works, the advantages and disadvantages of each, ten year forecasts, case studies, suppliers, technical and market challenges and opportunities.
- Displays (OLEDs, electrophoretic, electroluminescent, electrochromic)
- OLED Lighting
- Thin film transistor circuits (organic, inorganic semiconductors, thin film silicon)
- Conductive inks
- Batteries and actuators
- A review of manufacturing techniques for printed, organic and flexible electronics
- Historic sales data
- Outlook for 2012-2022
- New emerging disruptive technologies
Materials: Organic and inorganic Functional Materials
LeaderDr Harry Zervos
The new electronics world uses many materials including organic semiconductors, inorganic semiconductors, metallic conductors, nanoparticles, nanotubes, conductive organic materials, dielectrics and more. This technical masterclass looks at the full range of these different materials, comparing for each one the available chemistries, performance, cost, printability, lifetime, suppliers, applications and multiple other parameters. In particular, the masterclass covers:Materials Assessed:
- Semiconductors – organic (including carbon nanotubes and graphene), inorganic (including metal oxides and silicon), and dielectrics
- Metallic conductors (silver, copper and other metal nanoparticles, nanorods and nanowires)
- Organic conductors (including carbon nanotubes and graphene)
- Displays and lighting
- Logic and memory
- Actuators and sensors
Ten year forecasts are given for the material opportunity. The impact of using different print techniques (inkjet, gravure, etc) and substrates (paper, plastic, glass, etc) are also considered from the materials perspective.
Who are the major suppliers of materials by type? What are the biggest material challenges? What are the latest emerging materials capable of achieving? How are the design processes for electronic devices and systems affected by the new materials and technologies? It is all covered here by experts in materials, printing, and design.
Flexible Substrates, Barriers and Transparent Films: For Displays, Lighting, PV, Touchscreens, Logic, Sensors and beyond
LeaderDr Harry Zervos
This technical Masterclass explains the needs, the options and the future trends for the chemical structure and processing of flexible materials that are required to enable flexible electronics. In particular, it addresses the following flexible components for displays, lighting, PV, touchscreens, logic and sensors:Flexible Substrates
- Plastic, paper and inorganic substrate options
- Temperature performance, barrier performance, latest progress, suppliers, costs, matching inks
- New smart substrates, including electroactive polymers
- Application relevancy
- Market opportunity
- Requirements, technology options and their appraisal and suppliers
- Companies which are active in the development of high barrier films and their achievements on the field to date.
- Surface smoothness and defects (such as cracks and pinholes) and the effect that these characteristics would have on the barrier behavior of the materials studied.
- Performance measurement
- Forecasts for barriers for 2012-2022 for OLED Displays and Lighting and OPV
This section will cover the role of metal oxides, organic materials, and emerging alternatives including inorganic meshes, carbon nanotubes, graphene and more for transparent conductive films. It compares these to the market for ITO. The penetration of these options into applications such as displays, photovoltaics and touch screens, and others, is given for the next 10 years.
Work from more than 50 organizations is summarised – including academic research institutes and companies, with commercial progress so far appraised.
Printing Technologies: Requirements, Needs, Case Studies and Technical Assessment
SpeakersYasushi Katsuta Integration Technology, Japan
This masterclass assesses the range of printing and non printing manufacturing and handling options for the new printed, organic and flexible electronics. It covers:
- Assessment of printing technologies and related materials for screen, inkjet, gravure, flexo, DPN and more
- Assessment of non printing options such as die slot coating, CVD, ALD, spin coating etc
- Relevance of each manufacture technology to each application type
- Where each is used and detailed case studies of printing and material selection
- Challenges and how to address them
- Curing and sintering techniques assessed
- Suppliers and market opportunity