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Global Markets for Roll-to-Roll Technologies for Flexible Devices

Global Markets for Roll-to-Roll Technologies for Flexible Devices

The global market for flexible devices manufactured by R2R technologies totaled $14.6 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $28.1 billion by 2020 at a compound annual growht rate (CAGR) of 13.9% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:
An overview of the market for roll-to-roll (R2R) technologies in the development and commercialization of flexible devices, including electronic devices, such as flexible displays, and energy devices, such as flexible solar cells
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020
Description of various types of flexible devices produced by R2R methods, together with a historical review of the technology and an outline of the most significant recent developments; current and emerging applications for these products also will be discussed
Examination of technical issues, and examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for
A list of the leading providers of R2R technologies and flexible devices, along with a description of their products
Profiles of major players in the industry


SCOPE OF REPORT

This report provides an updated review of R2R technologies for flexible devices, including a description of various device types and R2R fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging devices fabricated using R2R technologies.

BCC Research determines the current market status for these products, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The R2R flexible device market is based on the following segments: device type, substrate material, process, and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of R2R technologies for flexible devices are provided, including an outline of recent events. This section identifies devices that are currently commercially available or emerging, and offers a description of the main types.

The second section provides a technological review of the fabrication steps used to manufacture R2R flexible devices, with an outline of the most common processes. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2013, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis of R2R flexible devices. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (device type, process, substrate material, and region) with actual data for the years 2013 and 2014, and estimated revenues for 2015.

The analysis of current revenues for R2R flexible devices is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends, and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for R2R flexible devices within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2015 through 2020.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of R2R flexible devices, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to materials, fabrication processes, equipment and applications for R2R flexible device. The patents examined in this study were issued during the period 2013 through 2015. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, process and device type.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
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DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE DEVICES MANUFACTURED BY R2R TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE DEVICES MANUFACTURED BY R2R TECHNOLOGIES, 2013-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITION AND STUDY FOCUS
R2R VERSUS BATCH PROCESSES
IMPORTANCE OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES AND R2R PROCESSES
MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES AND RECENT EVENTS
TABLE 1 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES-TECHNOLOGICAL MILESTONES
FIGURE 1 NUMBER OF GLOBAL FLEXIBLE DEVICES PATENTS ISSUED, 1970-2014
CURRENT AND EMERGING FLEXIBLE DEVICES PRODUCED BY R2R
TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 2 FLEXIBLE DEVICES MANUFACTURED BY R2R TECHNOLOGIES, 015
ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Flexible Printed Circuits
Other Circuit Devices
Other Electronic Devices
OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES
Electrochromic Displays
TABLE 3 ELECTROCHROMIC MATERIALS, 2015
Inorganic Electrochromic Materials
Organic Electrochromic Materials
Electrolyte
Counter-Electrodes
Electrophoretic Displays
Basic Design
Microcapsule Design
Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Displays
Encapsulation
Phase Separation
Holography
Prefabricated Templates
Organic Light Emitting Diode Displays
Basic Design
Solid-State Lighting Devices and Roll Tablets
ENERGY DEVICES
Solar Cells and Modules
Other Energy Devices
SENSORS AND OTHER DEVICES
CHAPTER 4 ROLL-TO-ROLL TECHNOLOGIES
INTRODUCTION
BASIC ROLL-TO-ROLL FABRICATION PROCESS
TABLE 4 BASIC ROLL-TO-ROLL FABRICATION STEPS, 2015
SUBSTRATE SELECTION
TABLE 5 SUBSTRATE MATERIALS FOR R2R MANUFACTURING, 2015
FILM DEPOSITION AND PATTERNING
SUBTRACTIVE METHODS
Substrate Coating
TABLE 6 THICK-FILM COATING TECHNOLOGIES, 2015
TABLE 7 THIN-FILM COATING TECHNOLOGIES, 2015
Lithography
Optical Lithography
Immersion Lithography
Nanostencil Lithography
Deep Ultraviolet Light Lithography
X-Ray Lithography
Electron Beam Lithography
Reflective E-beam Lithography
Ion Beam Lithography
Scanning Probe Lithography
Dip-pen Nanolithography
Nanoimprint
Thermoplastic Nanoimprint Lithography
Photo Nanoimprint Lithography
Laser-assisted Direct Imprint
Self-Aligned Imprint Lithography
Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography
Directed Self Assembly
Nanomotor Lithography
TABLE 8 LITHOGRAPHIC METHODS, 2015
Etching
ADDITIVE METHODS
TABLE 9 PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES, 2015
Screen Printing
Stencil Printing
Gravure
Direct Gravure
Reverse Gravure
Offset Gravure
Smooth Roll Gravure
Microgravure
Pad Printing
Flexography
Transfer Printing
Offset Lithography
Micropen Printing
Extrusion Printing
Inkjet Printing
Continuous Inkjet Printing
Drop-on-Demand Inkjet Printing
Thermal
Piezoelectric
Electrostatic
Acoustic
Phase-Change
Organic Vapor Jet Printing
Laser Printing
Micro-Spray Printing
Aerosol Jet Printing
Electrophotography
Ionography
Magnetography
Nanography
Thermography
Most Common Additive Processes
MULTI-LAYER STRUCTURES
CURING
ASSEMBLY, CUTTING, TESTING AND PACKAGING
LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2013 TO PRESENT
CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSOR CIRCUITS BY R2R PRINTING
HYBRID PRINTING SYSTEM
R2R MICROCONTACT PRINTING SYSTEM
ELECTROCHROMIC GEL FOR STRETCHABLE DISPLAYS
CONJUGATED ELECTROCHROMIC POLYMER
R2R FABRICATION OF ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERIC TRANSDUCERS
SILVER INK FOR INKJET PRINTING ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES
OTHER RELEVANT R&D ACTIVITIES
TABLE 10 OTHER RELEVANT R &D ACTIVITIES, 2015
CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL MARKETS
ANALYSIS OUTLINE
GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2013 TO 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CURRENT MARKET STATUS
CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 12 CURRENT MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 3 CURRENT MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2013 TO 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
REVENUES BY DEVICE TYPE
TABLE 13 CURRENT MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 4 CURRENT MARKET SHARE FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY TYPE, 2015 (%)
REVENUES BY PROCESS
TABLE 14 CURRENT MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY PROCESS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 5 CURRENT MARKET SHARE FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY PROCESS, 2015 (%)
REVENUES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL
TABLE 15 CURRENT MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 6 CURRENT MARKET SHARE FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL, 2015 (%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 16 CURRENT MARKET FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY REGION, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 7 CURRENT MARKET SHARE FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY REGION, 2015 (%)
MARKET GROWTH TRENDS
INDUSTRY GROWTH AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
Electronics
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SEMICONDUCTORS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS/%)
Printed Circuit Boards and Flexible Printed Circuits
Portable Computers and Tablets
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR PORTABLE COMPUTERS, ULTRA-LIGHT CHROMEBOOKS AND TABLETS, 2015 AND 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Smartphones
RFIDs
Smart Cards
Thin-Film Devices
Printed Electronics
Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MEMS AND NEMS BY TYPE, 2015 AND 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Flexible Hybrid Devices and Wearable Electronics
Optoelectronics
Advanced Displays
TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ADVANCED DISPLAYS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR ADVANCED DISPLAYS BY TYPE, 2015 AND 2020 (%)
Paper-thin and Flexible Displays
Digital Signage
Solid-state Lighting Devices
Energy
Photovoltaic Cells
TABLE 21 GLOBAL PRODUCTION FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MW)
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL PRODUCTION SHARE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY TYPE, 2020 (%)
Flexible Solar Cells
Batteries
Supercapacitors
Fuel Cells
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FUEL CELLS BY TYPE, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Thermoelectric Devices
Sensors and Other Devices
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SENSORS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Flexible Sensors
Biosensors
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET FOR BIOSENSORS AND OTHER
COMMON SENSORS, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Medical Devices
OTHER TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
New Substrate Materials for Roll-to-Roll Processes
Pattern Deposition Processes
TABLE 25 FILM OR FEATURE THICKNESS ACHIEVABLE BY DIFFERENT PRINTING METHODS, 2015 (NANOMETERS)
Advanced Materials for High Pattern Resolution
Energy and Environmental Factors
REGIONAL TRENDS
MARKET FORECAST
REVENUES BY DEVICE TYPE
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY TYPE, 2020 (%)
REVENUES BY PROCESS
TABLE 27 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY PROCESS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY PROCESS, 2020 (%)
REVENUES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY SUBSTRATE MATERIAL, 2020 (%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FORECAST FOR R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY REGION, 2020 (%)
CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY R2R TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 30 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY R2R
TECHNOLOGIES, 2015
TABLE 31 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY R2R
TECHNOLOGIES BY DEVICE TYPE, 2015
TABLE 32 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY R2R
TECHNOLOGIES BY DEVICE TYPE AND REGION, 2015
LEADING PRODUCERS OF MATERIALS FOR FABRICATION OF FLEXIBLE
DEVICES BY R2R TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 33 LEADING PRODUCERS OF MATERIALS FOR FABRICATION OF R2R
FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2015
OTHER PLAYERS IN THE R2R INDUSTRY
TABLE 34 OTHER RELEVANT INDUSTRY PLAYERS, 2015
COMPANY PROFILES
3M
ACREO/PAPERDISPLAY
ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES
AVERY DENNISON
E INK HOLDINGS
E Ink Corp.
Acquisition of E Ink
Acquisition of Sipix Imaging
Current Activities
EMFIT
FLEXIUM INTERCONNECT
FUJIKURA
GSI TECHNOLOGIES
JOHNSON ELECTRIC
KENT DISPLAYS
KONICA MINOLTA
LG DISPLAYS
LINXENS
MATERION
MFLEX
MOLEX
MULTEK
NIPPON MEKTRON LTD.
NITTO DENKO
POWERFILM
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC
THIN FILM ELECTRONICS
ZHEN DING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 7 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION
SUMMARY OF PATENTS AWARDED DURING THE PERIOD 2013 THROUGH
2015
TABLE 35 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2015
TABLE 36 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2014
TABLE 37 R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES - U.S. PATENTS, 2013
GENERAL TRENDS
TABLE 38 U.S. PATENT RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2010 TO 2015
FIGURE 14 U.S. PATENT RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES, 2010-2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION
FIGURE 15 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY REGION, 2013-2015* (%)
FIGURE 16 U.S. PATENT RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY COUNTRY, 2013-2015* (NUMBER)
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TABLE 39 ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE
DEVICES, 2013-2015*
FIGURE 17 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY ORGANIZATION TYPE, 2013-2015* (%)
TRENDS BY PATENT CATEGORY
FIGURE 18 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY CATEGORY, 2013-2015* (%)
TRENDS BY PROCESS
FIGURE 19 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY PROCESS, 2013-2015* (%)
TRENDS BY DEVICE TYPE
FIGURE 20 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO R2R FLEXIBLE DEVICES BY TYPE, 2013-2015* (%)

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