Published: January 25, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics
Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of a new white paper that looks at the emerging opportunities arising from transparent electronics markets. The information for this paper was sourced from the recent NanoMarkets report, "Transparent Electronics Markets-2012" that was released in December of 2011. NanoMarkets is also hosting a webinar on February 15, 2012 to present findings from the report. Persons interested in registering for the webinar can do so at: http://nanomarkets.net/events. Upon registering for the webinar participants will receive access to the paper.
About the Paper:
NanoMarkets believes that three major industry sectors -- displays, solar panels and the windows industry -- will soon require novel transparent electronics materials. These new materials sets will embrace conductors, semiconductors and dielectrics and NanoMarkets believes that all this will provide an important new opportunity for both established specialty chemical firms and startups.
In a recently released report, "Transparent Electronics Markets-2012", NanoMarkets projected that revenues from transparent electronic materials are expected to reach $325 million in 2015, going on to reach $1.1 billion in 2019 (See Exhibit I). In addition, some of the materials development that NanoMarkets expects to be undertaken with transparent electronics in mind will generate additional revenues outside of the transparent electronics sector. We are thinking here especially of oxide thin-film transistors (TFTs) for use in both OLED and LCD backplanes for distinctly non-transparent displays. But some of the work on developing transparent conductors may have implications in the ITO replacement market as well.
With the exception of the transparent conductor space, it is still too early to pick real winners and losers in the transparent electronics materials space. Indeed, NanoMarkets predicts that we will soon begin to see some new firms begin to appear in this space to capitalize on the opportunities that we have identified here. This is not to say that some of the big boys won’t also play a significant role. NanoMarkets considers the top firms to watch in the transparent electronics space to include: 3M, Apple, Cambrios, Corning, Kurt J. Lesker, Samsung and Saint-Gobain.
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
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