NanoMarkets, a Virginia-based
analyst firm, has just released a new report titled, " Large-Area and Printed
Sensors Markets: 2009-2016" that provides an in-depth analysis of markets
for biochemical, chemical, gas, pressure and motion sensors created using functional
printing or on large flexible substrates. According to the firm's new report,
such sensors will account for around $4.1 billion in revenues by 2014, climbing
to around $6.0 billion in 2016. In the study, NanoMarkets predicts that much
of this growth will come from applications in environmental monitoring, genetic/proteomic
testing devices and smart textiles of various kinds.
Key points in this report:
According to NanoMarkets' new report, printed sensors will be one of brightest
spots of the printed electronics market in the next few years. Printing will
enable low-cost sensors to replace the current costly and time intensive monitoring
techniques for environmental testing at a time when such testing is increasingly
required by government authorities. NanoMarkets also sees printing as able to
cut costs for DNA microarray fabrication dramatically at a time when genetic
and proteomics plays a rapidly growing role in our society. In total, printed
sensors are expected to generate $5.4 billion in revenues by 2016.
Large-area sensors represent a new type of product category that offers more
accuracy, reliability and faster response times at a lower cost than conventional
sensor arrays. While the current market for large-area sensors is quite small,
NanoMarkets believes that demand for these types of sensors will reach almost
$860 million by 2016 with much of this revenue coming from sensors fabricated
on textile substrates and used for protective uniforms for military and emergency
personnel and for smart bandages and medical patches of various kinds.
About the Report:
This new NanoMarkets report discusses and analyzes the business opportunities
presented by the emergence of large-area sensors and how printing will be used
as an enabling technology in all parts of the sensor industry. The report examines
where new business revenues will be generated from these new technologies in
a wide range of applications including genetic and proteomic testing, medical
diagnostics (included printed test strips), environmental monitoring, smart
packaging, smart textiles, robotics, human enhancement and military/homeland
security. As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report includes a granular eight-year
forecast of revenues from printed and large-area sensors as well as profiles
of key R&D and commercialization strategies of the leading firms active
in this space.
Among the firms mentioned in this report are Acrongenomics, Affymetrix, Agilent,
Alpha M.O.S., AppliedSensor, BASF, Collotype Labels, Cypak, EcoBioServices,
Frank Sammeroff, Fujifilm Dimatix, Future-Shape, Gentag, Gerstel, Intermat Defence
Coatings, Kovio, MeadWestvaco, NanoSonic, Osmetech, Peratch, plastic electronic,
Polyera, PolyIC, Sensible Solutions, Seiko Epson, Semprius, SmartSkin, Smiths
Detection, Sony and Tekscan.
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in electronics
created by developments in advanced materials. NanoMarkets is the industry's
most extensive source of information on thin-film, organic and printable electronics.
For a full listing of the firm's reports and downloadable white papers and report
summaries please visit www.nanomarkets.net.