Newly Updated for 2020 IDTechEx Report on Conductive Ink Market: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

BOSTON, May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The conductive ink market never becomes static and stagnant. This is because the technology is inherently adaptable to diverse requirements, allowing it to meet the needs of new markets. It is also because the competitive dynamics in core applications remain difficult despite large and fast-growing volumes, pushing even the largest suppliers to seek nascent markets in search of diversification and higher margins.

There are many interesting emerging opportunities. Becoming successful however, is not straightforward especially since the supplier side is crowded and the base technological and supply capabilities relatively widely available. Furthermore, success is hard to achieve because the application diversity renders market segmentation, evaluation, prioritization, and development a challenge. This is especially the case as each market is characterised by its own unique dynamics, technical requirements, value propositions, and future prospects.

To differentiate and succeed in this market, material innovation and development is often necessary but not sufficient. By material innovation we mean a novel ink with changes at the filler and/or formulation level demonstrating a new feature or improving an existing figure of merit. Another essential perquisite is deep market understanding of new or emerging markets.

These are exciting times because multiple application frontiers are opening up. These are all sizable addressable opportunities in which technologies transitions are taking place as new technologies supersede old ones, or as completely new paradigms are created. Such times of changes are often critical, short-lived opportunities as markets open up to test new solutions. These transitions, therefore, represent opportunities for the conductive ink industry as a whole and also opportunities for pioneering players who can establish and entrench incumbency and reap long-term benefits as demand grows.

In the report "Conductive Ink Markets 2020-2030: Forecasts, Technologies, Players", global research firm IDTechEx examines all existing and emerging technologies. The list below shows all of the applications covered in this report. These applications span skin patches, 5G power amplifier and filters, EV power devices, large area sensors and heaters, package-level shielding, in-mold or textile-based electronics, flexible hybrid electronics, and many others. This report is the most well-established and comprehensive report based on more than eight years of research. The authors have had first-hand industry experience and the information herein is based on extensive primary research. Indeed, more than 150 interviews, 35 conferences and tradeshows, multiple projects, etc underpin the research.

"Conductive Ink Markets 2020-2030: Forecasts, Technologies, Players" Table of Contents

1. Market forecasts

2. General technology introduction

3. Silver nanoparticle inks

4. Particle free inks

5. Copper inks

6. Non-solution based additive processes

7. Photovoltaics: market dynamics, trends, and forecast

8. Conductive pastes in photovoltaics

9. Organic photovoltaics

10. Automotive

11. Towards higher area power density and higher operating temperatures

12. Review of packaging approaches in electric vehicles

13. Beyond solder: materials and technology to sustain roadmap towards higher temperatures

14. Metal sintering die attach paste suppliers

15. LTCC in automotive

16. Incumbent technology: SAW and BAW technology

17. Waveguide technology

18. Substrate integrated waveguide filters (SIW)

19. Single-layer transmission-line filters on PCB or ceramics

20. Multi-layer LTCC-based filters

21. Conclusions

22. Sintered die attach or epoxy in 5G RF power amplifiers?

23. Skin patches

24. Conformal metallization (LDS, aerosol printing, and other printing)

25. In-mold electronics

26. Stretchable inks (e-textiles mostly)

27. Printing RFID antennas

28. Introduction to flexible hybrid electronics

29. Touch screen edge electrodes

30. ITO replacement

31. Embossing followed by printing/filling to create imbedded ultrafine metal mesh?

32. Print and plate

33. Replacing photolithography with photoresist printing for ultra fine metal mesh

34. OLED lighting

35. Printed piezoresistive sensors

36. Printed piezoelectric sensors

37. Diabetes

38. Printed thin film transistors

39. Printed memory

40. 3D printed electronics

41. Conductive pens

42. Mobile phone digitizers

43. E-readers

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