Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Thin-Film and Printed Batteries Markets 2014-2021" report to their offering.
NanoMarkets has provided coverage on the thin-film and printed batteries market for six years and has a deep understanding of what makes this market tick. During the period we have covered these power sources, some of the firms in this space have made slow but steady progress both technically and in terms of business development; a few of them are generating significant revenue. Other thin-film and printed battery firms have quit the market.
What have changed are the markets that are being addressed by these batteries. When the thin-film and printed battery business first appeared, the thought was that the main opportunity for them was RFID. But RFIDs have not taken off in the way that many people hoped. By contrast, these thin batteries have proved highly suited for powered smartcards, but for now this just a niche.
Now it seems that a new opportunity might be appearing in the form of the so-called Internet-of-things, which promises ubiquitous sensors and other low-cost electronics. Such devices need to be powered and thin batteries may be just the power source that the Internet-of-Things needs. Has the thin-film and printed battery business suddenly found itself in the right place at the right time?
Key Topics Covered:
E.1 Important Changes in the Thin-Film/Printed Battery Market Since Last Year's Report
E.1.1 Entries and Exits: Firms that Have Entered and Left the Sector Since the Previous Report
E.1.2 Market Shifts: From RFIDs to Smartcards to Sensor Networks and Green Electronics
E.2 Improvements in Battery Manufacturing Technology
E.3 Opportunities for Materials Suppliers
E.4 Firms to Watch
E.5 Recent Investments and Investment Trends in the Thin-Film and Printed Battery Segment
E.6 Role of Business Ecosystems
E.7 Summary of Eight-Year Market Forecasts for Thin-Film and Printed Batteries
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Important Recent Technical Trends in Thin-Film and Printed Batteries
2.1 Energy/Power Density
2.2 Form Factor: Size, Shape and Flexibility
2.3 Environmental and Safety Advantages
2.4 Temperature Stability
2.6 Manufacturing Technology
2.7 Improvements in Electrolytes and Electrodes
2.8 Opportunities for Substrate Manufacturers? .
Chapter Three: Sensor Networks as the Next Big Market for 'Thin' Batteries: Eight-Year Forecasts
3.1 How the Internet-of-Things is Changing Sensor Networks
3.2 The Role of Printed Batteries in Sensor Networks
3.3 What is the Threat to 'Thin' Batteries from Energy Harvesting?
3.4 Opportunities for Battery and Sensor Integration
3.5 The Military as a Test Market for 'Thin' Batteries in Sensor Market
3.6 Eight-Year Forecast of Printed and Thin-Film Batteries in Sensors and Sensor Networks
Chapter Four: 'Thin' Batteries for Smartcards: Eight-Year Forecasts
4.1 Evolution and Future of the Powered Smart Card Business
4.2 Current and Future Battery Requirements for Smartcards
4.3 Eight-Year Forecast of Printed and Thin-Film Batteries in Smartcards
Chapter Five: 'Thin' Batteries for Smart Packaging and Other Disposables: Eight-Year Forecasts
5.1 Which Smart Packaging Applications Need Batteries?
5.2 Battery Applications in Other Disposable Products
5.3 Current and Future Battery Requirements for Smart Packaging and Disposables
5.4 Eight-Year Forecast of Printed and Thin-Film Batteries in Smart Packaging
Chapter Six: Other Applications for 'Thin' Batteries
6.1 Medical Devices: Eight-Year Forecast of 'Thin' Battery Use
6.2 Semiconductor and Computer Industry Applications: Eight-Year Forecasts of 'Thin' Battery Use
6.3 Future Applications for 'Thin' Batteries
Chapter Seven: Summary of Eight-Year 'Thin' Battery Forecasts
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