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NanoMarkets Issues New Report on Transparent OLED Display Market
Published: October 21, 2014 Category:

Glen Allen, VA:  Thanks to some new emerging applications and heightened competitive needs in some existing ones, the market for transparent OLED displays it is expected to grow from barely a $10 million market to roughly $670 million by 2021, according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets. Details of the new report, "Transparent OLED Displays – 2014," including a downloadable excerpt, are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent-oled-displays-2014

About the Report:

Transparent displays have been around for a very long time in the form of heads-up displays (HUDs) in aircraft and to a limited extent in retail displays, markets that the major display makers have largely left to smaller firms and niche technologies. In the past two or three years, however, NanoMarkets has seen transparent display technology edging towards the mainstream. New applications, such as the widening category of wearable computing devices, seem to call out for transparent displays. Meanwhile, in the brick-and-mortar retail sector, stores are increasingly challenged by online shopping and an exploding digital signage market, and transparency may become a more mainstream way to grab attention in a crowded marketplace.

Today LCDs are the ubiquitous dominant display technology, and it is an obvious step forward to make them transparent -- but there are significant technical complications in doing so. Thus the display industry is gradually shifting to organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology, which is easier (though perhaps not quite "easy") to turn into transparent displays than LCDs.

This report identifies where the money will be made from transparent OLED displays over the next eight years, along with the challenges that transparent OLEDs present and the key companies to watch. Eight-year market projections are provided for these each major applications, with both revenue and volume estimations.

The report also analyzes the product/market and technology strategies of firms that we believe will shape the market for transparent OLED displays and components as it evolves. Not surprisingly, interest in transparent display technology is largely centered at the two main display suppliers who are both Korean: Samsung and LG. Other companies discussed in this report include: Apple, Atheer Labs, ASUSTeK, AU Optronics, BAE Systems, BMW, CBrite, Chungwha Picture Tubes, Eyevis, 4D Systems, Fujitsu, Futaba, General Motors, Google, HP, JNM Display, Kairos, Kia Motors, LiveMap, Lonshine Technologies, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Neoview Kolon, NeXt, NTT DoCoMo, Oculus, Oji Holdings, Planar, Polytron, Ricoh, Rockwell Collins, Sharp, Skully Helmets, Sony, Universal Display

Highlights from the Report:

Mobile displays are the huge addressable market that has attracted much of the attention for transparent displays. We are talking about almost two billion mobile phones alone being sold every year -- even small penetrations of the addressable markets for transparent displays in the cell-phone and tablet sectors can lead to large revenues. Thus NanoMarkets believes it is highly likely that in the consumer electronics space, smartphones and tablets will be the primary targets of the transparent panel manufacturers in the near to medium term. For transparent OLED displays in cell phones, we see this market growing from practically nothing today to $24 million in 2017, $119 million in 2019, and $447 million by 2021. For tablets we project transparent OLED display revenues inching along to roughly $9 million in 2018 but then taking off, topping $183 million by 2021.

We identify several other potential markets for transparent OLED displays, but they are small compared to the mobile display opportunities, and we see all of them similarly just starting to emerge toward the end of our forecast period. These include wearable computing (HUDs/HMDs, smart glasses, and "smart" watches); retail applications (digital signage, billboards, display cases, advertising windows); and automotive (in-windshield displays, dashboard HUDs, rearview mirrors).

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in a number of sectors around "smart" technology and sensors: wearable electronics, fibertronics, lighting, glass, windows, and grid technologies. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

Sensors and Materials for Smart Clothing: The Rise of a Pair of Billion-Dollar Markets
Published: October 21, 2014 Category: Advanced Materials Smart Technology
Glen Allen, VA: The market for sensors and "smart" materials used in clothing will grow from roughly $212 million this year to more than $1.8 billion by 2021, according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets. Details of the new report, "Smart Clothing Markets: Opportunities for Sensors and Smart Materials, including a downloadable excerpt, are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart-clothing-markets-opportunities-for-sensors-and-smart-materials
 
About the Report:
 
Wearable computing is lauded as the next evolution of computing and interactivity. Today this is manifesting in the market with "smart" watches and the first wave of "smart glasses." The next step in wearable computing is in "smart" clothing, i.e. fabrics integrated with various electronics and computing components and energy harvesting, and even fabrics that incorporate some of those capabilities themselves. NanoMarkets sees this category poised to emerge into the spotlight and becoming a significant revenue generator for various levels in the supply chain, from materials suppliers to retailers. The key lies in the progress of development and commercialization of new and improved fabrics and sensors that are the essential building blocks for the capabilities -- and value -- of various smart clothing products.
 
This report focuses on the opportunities in the smart clothing space for suppliers of sensors and smart materials, the enabling technologies for smart clothing's current and future market trends. We examine the relevant developments in these product categories as they pertain to smart clothing, explore the full integration of high technology and fashion design and discuss all the technical problems (such as integrating microchips into clothing and washing issues), and where the money will be made for those suppliers in a number of smart clothing markets and industry sectors. We include eight-year forecasts of relevant component and material shipments both in volume and value terms, with breakouts by type of materials/components and application sector.
 
The report also analyzes the product/market and technology strategies of firms that we believe will shape the smart clothing materials and components space as it evolves. Companies discussed in this report include: Adidas, AIQ, Applied Materials, Athos, Carre Technologies, Clothing+, Corpo Nove, CSEM, Eeonyx, Exmoverve, Footfalls & Heartbeats, Globe Firefighters, Hexoskin, Inntex, Infoscitex, Intel, Intelligent Textiles, Mcube, Measurement Technologies, Medical Technologies, Moritz Waldemeyer, Moticon, Myontec, Nike, No Contact, Novonic, NTT DoCoMo, Nuubo, Ohmatex, Orpyx, Outlast Technologies, Owlet Baby Care, Pauline van Dongen, Phillips, Plug & Wear, PowerFilm Solar, Prospie, Ralph Lauren, Safe@Sea, Sefar, Sensoria, SmartSense, Stryker, T-Wave, Xyber Mind Technologies, and Zephyr Technology.
 
Highlights from the Report:
 
Smart clothing might finally evolve to become the computing devices of the future with watches, displays, etc. being printed on fabrics. However, the materialization of either scenario depends on the industry’s response in the direction of removing the main barriers to mass adoption of smart clothing. These historically have been, and continue to be, three key areas at the center of development: improved connectivity between modules, improved washability of smart fabrics, and standardized protocols. Here, then, lies the opportunity for both materials and sensor manufacturers to develop new and improved types of smart fabrics and sensors: lighter and soft flexible sensors, functional fabrics, conductive polymers, and even fibertronics -- electronically functionalized textile yarns without the need for attached sensors.
 
For suppliers of sensor devices, new techniques are in development, and attempts to standardize smart clothing are underway. Devices must also satisfy the requirements of end consumers and be perceived as value-integrated products, well-integrated with other devices and the greater Internet-of-Things. Siloed solutions will be replaced by wearable clothing that integrates multiple sensors, ultimately solving application-oriented needs -- though such functionality may not find favor with customers if it's merely what can be achieved through a smartphone, nor if it requires such a peripheral device as a control unit. NanoMarkets projects the market for sensors in smart clothing will grow from roughly $187 million in 2014 to $476 million by 2018, and $983 million by 2021.
 
For fabric and material suppliers, we see areas of opportunity in developing smart sensing fabrics, replacing metallic fibers with conductive polymers, and ultimately integrating nanomaterials (especially carbon nanotubes). Flexible and stretchable electronics, either through structural consideration or by exploring novel materials, have imparted mechanical compliance and bio-compatibility to otherwise rigid and brittle electronic devices. NanoMarkets projects The market for such smart materials in smart clothing is currently (and understandably) quite smaller compared with the sensor side, but we expect a far higher growth trajectory that will nearly equalize the two by the end of our forecast period -- growing from roughly $24 million in 2014 to $225 million by 2018, and $849 million by 2021.
 
Overall, NanoMarkets projects the smart clothing materials and sensor market to grow from $212 million in 2014 to $701 million by 2018 and $1.8 billion in 2021. Sports and healthcare segments are expected to lead the way, followed by military and fashion segments. In sensors, bio-sensors will dominate followed by pressure sensors. In the case of materials, we expect conductive polymers and conductive yarns to capture the most market share.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in a number of sectors around "smart" technology and sensors: wearable electronics, fibertronics, lighting, glass, windows, and grid technologies. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
Gestural Recognition: A $3.5 Billion Opportunity for Sensor Industry in 2019 According to New NanoMarkets Report
Published: September 29, 2014 Category: Emerging Electronics

Glen Allen, Virginia:  Gesture recognition will gradually replace today’s multifunctional touch screens with the result that the market for sensors and related components used in gestural control systems will grow from $770 million in 2014 to about $3.5 billion in 2019.  This according to a just-released report from NanoMarkets, “Gestural Recognition: Sensors, Cameras and Other Technology Opportunities—2014.” The report also predicts that “gesturing” will find its way into a wide variety of new applications, from factory automation to smart phones and the “home of the future.”  The report notes that the growing role of gestural recognition has been recognized in recent acquisitions by Intel, Apple and Fairchild in the gestural space.

For further details on the report see:http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/gestural-recognition-sensors-cameras-and-other-technology-opportunities-201

About the Report

This report examines the components and subsystems markets for gestural recognition over the next eight years in ten applications: gaming and virtual reality, smart phones, tablet, laptops, AiOs and monitors, TVs, automotive, healthcare/medical, smart homes and general industrial.

The components covered comprise the full range of sensors used in gestural recognition (bend, proximity, IMU, 2D image, 3D image, time-of-flight and E-field).  In the case of image sensors, we have also examined how the related camera technology will evolve.  Also analyzed in this report are markets for ultrasonic transducers and microphones used in gestural recognition, as well as associated microcontrollers.

Eight-year forecasts in revenue and volume terms are included for all these components with separate breakouts by each application listed above.  The report also discusses the strategies of the firms involved in supplying components and subsystems used in gestural recognition over the next decade. Companies discussed in this report include Analog Devices, Apple, ARM, ASUS, Audience, Bosch, Chirp, Control VR, Creative Labs, CyberGlove, Cyberith, Cypress, Delphi Automotive, Deutsche Telekom, Disney, DriftCoast, Elliptic, Espros, EyeSight, Freescale, GestSure, GestureTek, Google, Hillcrest, HP, Infineon, Intel, Invensense, Lenovo, LG, Melexis, Microchip Technology, Microsoft, Nintendo, OMRON, Philips, pmd, PointGrab, Quantum Interface, Samsung, Silicon Labs, Sixense, SofKinetic, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Telekom Innovation, Tactical Haptics, Thalmic Labs, Tobii, TriLumina, Virtual Realities, Wolfson, and Xsens.

From the Report

The commoditization of touch interfaces will cause OEMs to deploy gestural recognition as a novel interface for smartphones and tablets.   Initially, this will use components that already exist in phones, but gradually additional components specifically for gestural control will be added.  More expensive cameras and associated sensors, as well as ultrasonic and e-field options for smart phones/tablet are further out.   By 2019, the value of these components for smartphones/tablets will have reached $1.2 billion.

Another new application for gestural control is smart TVs. Samsung and LG are marketing remotes with embedded gesture control. Originally this meant just being able to wave the remote to move a cursor on the screen.  However, the latest LG “Magic Remote” allows users to choose a channel by drawing numbers in the air.  As gestural recognition remotes become common, NanoMarkets thinks this application will generate demand for 3D cameras and eventually time-of-flight (ToF) cameras. TVs, with their focus on high-quality images, are unlikely to make use of low-end 2D cameras. The market for sensors and related devices for gestural control in smart TVs will reach $1.18 billion by 2019.  By the end of the forecast period a sizeable fraction of smart TVs will be controlled by the hands and fingers alone, without a remote control.

In fact, many of the latest applications for gestural recognition will be enabled by the advent of cameras using 3D image sensors, which can detect image and depth information at the same time.  This is a compelling technology for the consumer electronics market; it can provide more precise gesture recognition than 2D image sensors at a reasonable cost.  By 2019, NanoMarkets projects revenues from 3D image sensors to reach $930 million.

Nonetheless, ToF cameras could be the next big thing in gesture recognition. ToF promises ultra fast response times and this will be very effective for accurately detecting much more subtle hand and finger gestures than is possible with stereo cameras. ToF also has no problem with latency, which can cause noticeable delays in image recognition in other systems. ToF also works well in poorly lit environments, which can be an important advantage. ToF sensors generate almost no revenues today, but by 2019 NanoMarkets expects that $550 million in ToF sensors will be bought for gestural recognition systems

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of sensor markets.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
Optical and Sensor Components for Smart Glasses to Reach $3.2 Billion by 2019 Says New NanoMarkets Report
Published: September 29, 2014 Category: Emerging Electronics Glass and Glazing
Glen Allen, Virginia:  If smart glasses, such as Google “Glass” emerge as a mass market item – perhaps replacing smart phones as the main mobile computing and communications platform over the next decade -- they will generate $3.2 billion in new business revenues for the makers of sensors, lightguides, microdisplays and micromirrors.  So says a new report from NanoMarkets.  The report, "Smart Glasses:  Component and Technology Markets -- 2014” notes that smart glasses technology is at an early stage of development and will create opportunities for both novel optical subsystems such as virtual retinal displays (VRDs) and advanced human-computer interfaces such as eye-tracking and brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).
 
 
About the Report
 
This report examines the components and subsystems markets for smart glasses, focusing on the markets for both the core optical subsystems (curved mirrors, diffractive, holographic, polarized optics, reflective, switchable waveguides, and VRDs) and key human-computer interfaces (touch, voice recognition, gesture recognition, speech-text conversion, eye-tracking and BCI)
 
Eight-year forecasts in revenue and volume terms are included for each of these components and subsystems.  The report also discusses the strategies of the firms involved in supplying these parts for smart glasses over the next decade as well as the component requirements of the leading OEMs.  Companies covered in this report include: Apple, APX, Atheer, Augmedix, BCInet, Brilliant Service, BuBBles, Canon, Chirp Microsystems, Elliptic Labs, Emotiv Systems, Epson, Eye Tribe, EyeSight, EyeTap, Foxconn, Freescale, GlassUp, Google, Guger, Himax, Hitachi, Innovega, Interactive Productline, Invensense, JVC, Konica Minolta, Kopin, LaForge Optical, Laster, Lenovo, LG, Lumus, Luxottica, Maui Jim, Meta, Metaio, Microchip Technologies, Microsoft, Mind Solutions, Neonode, NeuroSky, Nokia, Novartis, Olympus, Optinvent, OrCam, Pivothead, QD Laser, Quantum Interface, Recon, Rochester Optical, Samsung, SBG Labs, SixthSense, SmartEyeglass, Starlab, Synaptics, Technical Illusions, Telekom Innovation, Texas Instruments, Thalmic Labs, Tobii, Vergence Labs, Vuzix, WeON, Wikitude, XOEye and Zeal Optics
 
From the Report
 
The market for optical subsystems (comprising mirrors, lightguides and microdisplays) for smart glasses will reach $1.9 billion by 2019. NanoMarkets notes there are considerable opportunities for improving on today’s systems which often distort or lose light and can result in overly large and unattractive smart glasses.  In particular, there is a trend towards thinner lightguides and smaller components with which smart glasses can more closely resemble a pair of regular spectacles.  Another design strategy for smart glasses that will make them more natural will be the inclusion of VRDs.  However, VRDs continue to suffer from an eye box that is so small that eyes tend to lose the picture.  As a result, NanoMarkets expects no significant revenues from VRDs until the 2018-2019 period.
 
The arrival of smart glasses could also result in a revolution in mobile display technology.  Almost all mobile displays today are LCDs or OLEDs, but displays for smart glasses are just as likely to be based liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCoS) or even Texas Instruments’ DLP technology. If the smart glasses market takes off, then the “average” mobile display would become increasingly likely to be LCoS rather than standard LCDs.  This would create opportunities for LCoS makers, who have often been fairly marginal firms up until now.  Two display firms – Himax and Kopin – are already a presence in the smart glasses segment and a few large suppliers – Hitachi and JVC for example – have the resources to compete with their own LCoS displays for smart glasses.
 
An intrinsic part of the wearable computer concept is that wearables – including smart glasses – will “merge” with the body of the wearer. This implies that smart glasses will transition to more “natural” human-computer interfaces (HCIs) and suggests that there will be a transition from the touch and voice control that are now common in smart glass to gesture control (especially eye tracking) and, eventually BCIs.  At the present time, the revenues from eye tracking and BCIs in smart glasses are negligible, but combined are expected to reach more than $680 million by 2019.  Eye-tracking technology is already being developed by Google for Google “Glass.”
 
Today most of the sensors and other components used in smart glasses are said to be off-the-shelf parts, although even these are customized to some degree.  In many cases, these components are best characterized as a semi-customized variation of what might be considered a standard product.  In the future, NanoMarkets expects components and subsystems to be more specifically oriented towards the needs of smart glasses.
 
Firms that have supplied the components for head-mounted displays (HMDs) and heads-up displays (HUDs) for many years, will have the opportunity to pump up volumes if they can get their devices designed into smart glasses by leading OEMs.  Conversely sensor firms that are already selling in large volumes to the automotive and consumer electronics markets may now have a new market to tap into to.  NanoMarkets also believes that some firms that have sold specialized optical subsystems to limited-volume markets (such as optical communications and medical) in the past, may now see some higher volume opportunities emerge from the smart glasses space.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of sensor and display components markets.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
NanoMarkets Issues New Report on Power Sources in the “Internet of Things”
Published: September 17, 2014 Category: Emerging Electronics

Glen Allen, VA: The market for power sources used in the "Internet of Things" will grow from $57 million this year to $590 million in 2018 and more than $2.4 billion by 2021, according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets. Details of the new report, "Power Sources for the Internet-of-Things: Markets and Strategies" including a downloadable excerpt, are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/power-sources-for-the-internet-of-things-markets-and-strategies

About the Report:

The Internet-of-Things (IoT), a proliferation of multitudes of interconnected sensors and processors, is arguably the most disruptive shift in technology since the origination of the Internet itself. This is creating huge new opportunities for manufacturers of power source devices to make it all run, but these power sources will need to meet several key requirements in the IoT: be small/thin, self-recharging, and never needing to be replaced. Conventional batteries can't meet these requirements in most cases -- but other power sources can, including nonconventional batteries, magnetic induction, wireless charging, and energy harvesting.

This report examines the power requirements of the various devices that will form the "things" in the IoT, from sensor networks to MCUs/MPUs to tagging devices, and explores how established battery technologies can adapt to these new IoT opportunities and where emerging technologies can find their first big markets. We include detailed eight-year forecasts for the market under different segments (in terms of power sources), with separate revenue and volume estimations.

The report also analyzes the strategies of the firms involved in supplying power sources used in the IoT over the next decade. Companies discussed in this report include: Advanced Cerametrics, Advanced Linear Devices, Apple, Atmel, Blue Spark, Cedrat Technologies, Cymbet, Duracell, Energizer, Enfucell, EnOcean, Freescale Semiconductor, Green Peak, Hanergy/Alta Devices, Hitachi High-Tech Materials, Imprint Energy, Intel, Kunshan Hisense, LG, Linear Technology, LORD MicroStrain Sensing Systems, Maxim Integrated, Microchip Technology, MicroGen Systems, Micropelt, Mitsubishi Materials, Mobee Technology, Nokia, Oakridge Energy Technologies, Panasonic, Paper Battery, Perpetua, PsiKick, Powermat, Renesas, Schneider Electric, Sensara, Silicon Labs, Solicore, Spansion, STMicroelectronics, SunPartner, Texas Instruments, Toes Opto-Mechatronics, Toshiba Materials, and Ubiquitous Energy.

Highlights from the Report:

Power devices such as thin-film and printed batteries, energy harvesting modules, small flexible photovoltaic panels, and thermoelectric sources have enjoyed niche success and marginal revenues up to now -- but with the IoT, NanoMarkets sees these products potentially generating hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues.

Thin-film and printed batteries make up the vast majority of today's total $57.1 million market for IoT power sources. Most of that is for mobile phones, considered the "eyes and ears" of applications connecting all the other IoT devices and networks, and mobile phones will continue to represent the main IoT application for these batteries. However, we anticipate several other applications -- notably smart cards, semiconductor/computing, and wearable electronics -- each will blossom into hundred-million-dollar battery markets by the end of this decade.

Beyond batteries, NanoMarkets sees the biggest growth opportunities over the next several years in IoT power sources addressed by inductive and energy harvesting technologies. Inductive power sources, almost exclusively used in wireless chargers, are barely a $5 million market today, but we look for this segment to crack the $100 million mark by 2018 and accelerate to $760 million by 2021. This is largely due to adoption in RFID tags, a segment that will surge to a $100 million market by 2019 and $583 million by 2021.

We see energy harvesting power sources remaining a small ($7 million) market through 2015, but then spiking to $41.5 million in 2016 thanks to rapid uptake for sensors/sensor networks. From there we see energy harvesting devices really establishing their IoT stride, to $161 million by 2018 and ultimately $557 million by 2021. Within that period we also anticipate the long-awaited arrival of wearable devices, ramping from next to nothing today to $82 million 2018 and a $200 million market by 2021.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

Transparent Conductor Market to Reach $4.6 Billion by 2019, Alternatives to ITO to Climb to $1.8 Billion
Published: August 25, 2014 Category:

Glen Allen, Virginia:  According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the global market for transparent conductors (TCs) will generate $4.6 Billion (USD) in 2019.  This report, “Transparent Conductor Markets: 2014-2021” sees non-ITO TCs accounting for $1.8 Billion in revenues in 2019 up from $640 million today. 

According to NanoMarkets, ITO will account for just 60 percent of the TC market in 2019, with revenues from ITO having peaked. NanoMarkets remains bullish on the alternative TC business but believes that this report gives a more realistic valuation of the TC sector than other quoted industry sources.

This is the latest report from NanoMarkets’ longstanding coverage of the markets for transparent conductors which began in 2007. 

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent-conductor-markets-2014-2021

About the Report:

This new report provides the necessary strategic insight into how transparent conductor firms can best generate new business revenues.   Unlike other reports on the transparent conductor (TC) market which focus primarily on the touch-screens, this report provides a comprehensive analysis and eight-year forecast of all opportunities for transparent conductors (TCs.) These include flat panel displays, touch-screen sensors, OLEDs (displays and lighting), e-paper displays, thin-film photovoltaics, OPV/DSC, anti-static materials and EMI shielding. 

The forecasts provide projections of the sales revenues generated and TC materials consumed (in square meters) by OEMs in the form of sputtering targets, inks, films and coated glass.  For each of the applications covered in the forecasts there are breakouts of demand for ITO, other TCOs, ITO/TCO inks, carbon nanotube films, nanowire-based transparent conductors, metal meshes and conducting polymers. 

Finally, the strategies of the leading transparent conductor firms are also assessed in the context of the latest market developments. Among the firms discussed in this report are: 3M, Agfa, Apple, Applied Materials, Atmel, AUO, Bekaert Specialty Films, Brewer Science, Carestream, Chisso Corporation, Cima NanoTech, ClearJet, CNTouch, Corning, Deposition Sciences, DNP, Dyesol, Eastman Chemical, Evonik, FujiFilm, Fujimori Kogyo, Fujitsu, Google, Guangdong Zhengyang, Gunze, Heraeus, Hitachi, Innolux, Japan Display, JDSU, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Lenovo, LG, Linde, Merck, Mitsubishi, Microsoft, Mitsui Mining and Smelting, Nagaoka Sangyo, Nippon Mining & Metals, Nippon Soda, Nissan Chemical Industries, Nissha Printing, Nitto Denko, NSG, O-Film, Oike, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sango Bo, Sanyo, Sony, Sumitomo, Synaptics, Teijin, Toray, Toshiba, Tosoh, Ulvac, Unidym, Uni-Pixel and many others.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
Smart-Grid Sensor Market Steadily Climbing to $39 Billion by 2019, According to NanoMarkets
Published: August 20, 2014 Category: Smart Technology
Glen Allen, VA: The market for all types of sensors used in smart grid applications will grow from $26.4 billion this year to $36.5 billion in 2019 and nearly $46.8 billion by 2021, according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets. Details of the new report, "Markets for Sensors for the Smart Grid 2014-2021" including a downloadable excerpt, are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets-for-sensors-for-the-smart-grid-2014-2021
 
About the Report:
 
"Smart grids" promise to solve many problems in managing today's electric grid infrastructure, by enabling broad knowledge and control of operations at all levels, from generation to transmission & distribution to end-use: asset monitoring, outage management, demand response, and building energy management to name a few. All these multiple sensing, monitoring, and control functions depend upon real-time collection and communication of a wide range of data throughout the grid -- which translates into enormous opportunities for various types of sensors.
 
This report examines each domain of smart grid functionality and identifies the product and technology opportunities for various sensors and vendors, with granular eight-year forecasts in terms of dollars/revenue, units deployed, and penetration rate.
 
The report also provides in-depth analysis of the all the leading firms involved in supplying sensors for smart grid applications. Companies discussed in this report include: ABB, Alstom, Art Sodar, Atmospheric Systems Corp. (ASC), AT&T, Avent, Axiom Power, Cyan, Eaton (Cooper Industries), Eko Instruments, Ford, GE, General Motors, Google, Grid20/20, Haier, Honda, Honeywell, Itron, IUS Technologies, Landys+Gyr, Leviton, Lockheed Martin, Lutron, Metrycom, Metek, Mitsubishi, Nest Labs, Remtech, Schneider Electric, Scintec, Sensus, Siemens, Silver Spring Networks, Skyworks, Televent, Tollgrade, Toshiba, Vaisala, Verizon, and ZephIR.
 
Highlights from the report:
 
Analyzing the markets for sensors in smart-grid applications, we see the following trends:
 
- Momentum building for smart metering & meter data analytics, grid management, outage management systems, feeder & substation automation, load balancing, and advanced SCADA. Other opportunities include integration of renewable energy at distribution and sub-transmission voltage levels.
 
- Smart metering will be a requisite for capturing consumer data, while on-grid distributed generation will gain traction (subject to policies and regulation). Increasing demand for grid safety and security is a primary concern for regulators and utilities.
 
- We anticipate increased consolidation and M&A activity in smart metering, outage management systems, SCADA, data computing & analytics, and feeder automation -- especially as broad sensor manufacturers show a keen interest in developing sensing solutions for smart grid applications.
 
- Advanced sensor technologies will expand the addressable market base for smart grid sensors. Sensor makers will seek avenues to cross-sell their products into other industries such as water, gas, transportation, and telecom.
 
More from the report:
 
By sensor application, we expect advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) applications accounting for the vast majority of the market throughout the forecasting period: $17.8 billion in 2014, growing to $22.7 billion in 2021. This dominance should decrease towards the end of the forecast period, however, as smart meters reach the saturation point in many leading markets. We see the biggest growth over our forecast period in sensors for demand response, surging from $1.7 billion today to $10.9 billion in 2021 to becoming the second-largest market for smart-grid sensors. We also see high growth rates in sensors for SCADA, lead management, energy storage, and renewable energy.
 
By sensor type, we see the best growth trajectory for energy conservation sensors through our forecast period ($521 million in 2014, $3.6 billion in 2021), followed by humidity and temperature sensors. Current sensors will account for the second-largest share in the overall market by 2021 ($4.3 billion), followed by oil moisture sensors ($3.8 billion) and energy conservation sensors.
 
Looking at regional markets for sensors in smart grids, we calculate North America accounting for 30% ($7.9 billion) of the worldwide market, followed by Europe ($6.6 billion, 25%), China ($5.2 billion, 20%), and Japan ($2.6 billion, 10%). However, we see the fastest adoption rate of smart grid technologies including sensors happening in China during our forecast period -- by 2021 we see China ($10.8 billion) overtaking Europe ($10.1 billion) for the second largest share of the sensor market behind the U.S. ($13.1 billion), with Japan well behind ($4.4 billion).
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials and smart technologies.
 
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New NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Lighting Chips Markets to Reach Over $1.0 Billion by 2019
Published: July 24, 2014 Category: Smart Technology

Glen Allen, Virginia:  The market for LED drivers, MCUs, sensors and other chips used in smart lighting will grow from around $67 million in 2014 to $1.05 billion in 2019.  This is according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets titled, “The Markets for Smart Lighting Drivers, Controllers and Sensor Chips – 2014.”  Based on the broad acceptance of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), of which smart lighting is a part, NanoMarkets has considerably upgraded its long-term forecasts for smart lighting compared with a previous report we issued in 2013.

For more details about the report: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/the-markets-for-smart-lighting-drivers-controllers-and-sensor-chips-2014

The firm recently issued two separate reports on smart lighting markets in a two volume series.  See http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart-lighting-markets-2014-v1-v2  for details.

About the report:

The report, “The Markets for Smart Lighting Drivers, Controllers and Sensor Chips – 2014,” provides insight into the market opportunities available to the semiconductor industry as the result of the current boom in smart lighting, which itself is part of the transition to an IoT.    Smart lighting provides users high levels of energy efficiency, color tuning (mood enhancement) capabilities and/or visible light communications.

The report contains detailed eight-year market projections of seven major smart lighting chip types in both revenue and volume terms.  Additional breakouts are provided by (1) the part of the lighting system in which the chips are used and (2) the technology generation of the system itself and (3) the type of building, vehicle or location in which the smart lighting systems will be used. 

Firms mentioned in the report include:  Acuity Brands, ARM, Atmel, Broadcom, California Eastern Labs, Casio, Cavet, Cypress Semiconductor, Daintree Networks, Digi, Dresden elektronik, Eastfield, Easylite, Echoflex, Energy Automation Systems, EnOcean, Fifth Light, FlexiPanel, Freescale, Leviton, IBSEN, Infineon, Intel, Leedarson, Libellium, Lumenergi, Lumetric, Lutron, Luxim, Marvell, Masco, Microchip Technology, MK Electric, MMB Research, Nivis, NXP, OLEDCOMM, Omnio, Osram, Panasonic, Philips, Radiocrafts, Radios Inc., Renesas, RF Monolithics, Schneider Electric, Sena, Sharp, Siemens, Silicon Labs, STMicroelectronics, Supreme Architecture, Sylvania, Telegesis, Texas Instruments, Universal Lighting, and Zonoff.

From the report:

The LED lighting market is expected to expand rapidly and much of the next-generation of LED lighting being deployed will be “smart.”  We are seeing a growing interest in smart lighting by the chipmakers as part of their refocusing on Internet-of-Things opportunities. New types of intelligent LED drivers with embedded sensors and MCUs are expected to emerge as a result.  Sales of LED drivers for smart lighting systems are expected to reach $525 million by 2019. 

Despite such growth, LED driver chips for energy efficient lighting will commoditize quickly.  It will become increasingly hard to make the case for smart lighting on just efficiency grounds anymore.  As a result, NanoMarkets believes that chipmakers will then turn their attention to color-tunable lighting for improved mood, health and job performance.  Here there is still considerable opportunity to designing innovative chips enabling cool-to-warm adjustment and the ability to cycle through a range of colors.   Chips consumed by color tuning smart lighting systems will reach almost $260 million by 2019. Future light tuning chips for lighting systems will also be built around a new generation of LED microarrays.

Standards development for smart lighting-related wireless networking has accelerated in the past year.  Important new developments in this area include the evolution of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to control lighting using QR codes and the emergence of a Google protocol for smart lighting networking that incorporates IPv6.  Meanwhile, ZigBee light bulbs getting cheaper thanks to recent “smart lamp” introductions from GE and possibly others.  By 2019, the revenues generated by smart lighting sensors are expected to exceed $220 million.

About NanoMarkets: 

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the smart lighting space for more than four years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

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Robert Nolan
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New NanoMarkets Report States That Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Markets To Top $6 billion in 2017
Published: July 16, 2014 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing Renewable Energy
Glen Allen, VA: According to a new NanoMarkets report, the total market for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is expected to grow from $2.4 billion this year to nearly $6 billion by 2017 and nearly $23 billion by 2021.    Details of the report including a downloadable excerpt are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv-markets-analysis-and-forecasts-2014-2021
 
About the Report:
 
NanoMarkets’ new report broadly segments the market into glass and non-glass products. We track the evolution of BIPV glass technologies and products, exploring the potential of current technologies to evolve further as well as their limitations, with emphasis on the need for better materials and technologies. Future technology candidates such as thin films, dye-sensitized (DSC), and organic cells (OPV) for BIPV glass also are evaluated. The report also discusses the characteristics and market potential of non-glass BIPV roofing and wall systems, and how these emerging non-glass BIPV products are changing the face of present-day BIPV glass products.
 
This report provides coverage of the markets for all the materials listed above with granular eight-year forecasts in both megawatt (MW) and dollar terms for BIPV products, with breakouts by end user, type of product, and type of PV technology. The report also provides in-depth analysis of the all the leading firms involved in the BIPV space. 
 
Companies discussed in this report include Acomet Solar, AGC Glass, ArcelorMittal, Avancis, Belectric, CertainTeed, Derbigum, Deutsche Amphibolin-Werke (DAW), Dow Solar, Dyesol, Exeger, Flexcell, Folienwerk Wolfen, G24, G2e, H+S Solar, Hanergy, Heliatek, HyET Solar, Manz, Meyer Burger, Onyx Solar, Oxford Photovoltaics, Pilkington, PolySolar, Rofin-Baasel Lasertech, SABIC, Sekisiu Heim, Smartenergy Renewables, Solar Frontier, Solon Solitaire, Soluxtec, Skyco Shadings, Solaronix, and SwissInso.
 
Highlights from the report:
 
- New technologies, from cell designs to materials, such as PERC, metal wrap-through, perovskite, and smart wire connections, are expected to increase the efficiency and consequently marketability of BIPV products. Encapsulation is a key area of improvement, especially for BIPV glass.
 
- Multifunctional BIPV will be perceived as a better return on investment and justify the higher costs. Examples include semi-transparent arrays of crystalline cells for diffused natural lighting, roofing systems addressing details such as flashings, capping, and roof penetration, and hollow glass to provide heat and sound insulation.
 
- Standardization will help reduce the complexity (and thus costs) of BIPV installations; this already has made headway into products such as roof tiles and shingles in UK.
 
- BIPV's selling points, aesthetic appeal and flexibility, continue to improve. Development advances range from frameless BIPV modules offering uniform color and variety in form and structure, including transparency and curvature. c-Si can be thinned to become flexible like metal foil, enabling curved panels for vaults or windows; CIGS and CdTe thin-film PV technologies also address flexibility.
 
- A CIGS revival is emerging amid increased efficiencies and reduced production costs -- which combined with its qualities of flexibility and light transmission are especially suitable for BIPV applications. Dye-sensitized and organic solar cells (DSC/OPV) technologies also are expected to gain ground in BIPV due to their low-cost processing on glass and performance in less-than-ideal light conditions.
 
- Monolithically integrated roofing, in which there's no clear distinction between the energy and roofing subsystems, still hasn't really emerged, though there are monolithically integrated modules available. Ultimately NanoMarkets sees BIPV moving towards fully integrated roofing systems, though we still don't see this happening in the next few years.
 
- BIPV: What’s Old is New Again  While the vast majority of BIPV revenue will come new construction over the next several years, NanoMarkets predicts the burgeoning market for retrofit BIPV, building add-ons such as awnings, balconies, and additional stories, will catch up to new construction by the end of the forecasting period. In Europe, demand for BIPV lies in the retrofit market; NanoMarkets believes in a few years its market share will go up to 40%.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV sector and the PV sector more generally. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
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Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
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NanoMarkets Announces Release of New Report on Silver Inks and Pastes Market
Published: June 26, 2014 Category: Advanced Materials

Glen Allen, VA: According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets the market for silver inks and pastes is projected to be worth $5.7 billion (USD) in 2019.  The report, “Silver Inks and Pastes Markets 2014-2021” analyzes and forecasts the potential for silver inks and pastes in the ever changing photovoltaics, displays, OLED lighting, RFIDs, sensors and traditional thick film applications business segments and continues the firm’s coverage that dates back to 2005.  

Details of the report, including a table of contents are available at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/silver-inks-and-pastes-markets-2014-2021

About the Report:

Silver Inks and Pastes Markets 2014-2021 (Nano-727)

This is the latest in NanoMarkets’ ongoing series of industry analysis reports on silver inks and pastes.  In this report we analyze how the changes within the applications for silver inks and pastes have impacted the business and what this means over the coming years. 

This report also examines the commercial implications for silver inks and paste markets.  In this year’s report, we place a special emphasis on the replacement of silver by copper in critical applications such as solar panels. We also re-examine the future of silver inks and pastes in the light of the rising Internet-of-Things meme and address whether or not there will there be demand for printed silver used within all those sensors and smart objects.  Finally, we take one more look to see if nanosilver inks will ever make it out of the “research material” category. 

In this evolving market environment, this report identifies which market opportunities for silver inks and pastes are likely to be the most important over the next decade.  And as with other NanoMarkets reports, we also include detailed eight-year forecasts in both volume and value terms, with breakouts by application, type of material and type of printing process used.  The report also contains an assessment of the product/market strategies of leading silver inks and pastes firms – both the traditional and the new suppliers that appearing from China and India. 

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in printed electronics and materials spaces which it has been covering since 2005.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

Radiation Detector Market to Generate $31.5 billion (USD) in 2019 Says Latest NanoMarkets Report
Published: June 24, 2014 Category: Smart Technology

Glen Allen, VA: According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets the market for radiation detectors will grow from $25.7 billion (USD) in 2014 to $31.5 billion in revenues in 2019. The report, “Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021” analyzes and forecasts the potential for radiation detection equipment and continues the firm’s coverage that dates back to 2011.  

The report states that gamma radiation detection devices is the biggest segment accounting for close to 40% of the market and should maintain this share throughout the forecasting period. Medical X-ray detection equipment will account for the next biggest market share (27% in 2014) but the firm expects it to decline towards the end of the forecasting period. In terms of growth rates, laboratories (especially Big Physics) are expected to record the highest growth rates followed by the nuclear power sector.

The report notes that firms to watch include, Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation, Canberra, Carestream Health, Fuji Electric, GE Healthcare, Hologic, Kromek, Ludlam Measurements, Philips Healthcare, Saphymo and Siemens Global.  

Details of the report, including a table of contents are available at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/radiation-detection-markets-2014-2021

About the Report:

Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021 (Nano-725)

This report follows on from NanoMarkets’ successful reports on radiation detection equipment and radiation detection materials in 2013.  It identifies the new opportunities that continue to emerge from the sales of equipment designed to detect ionization radiation.  

In this report, we explore the revenue potential for radiation detection over the next eight years in three diverse market sectors:  industrial and laboratory, security and medical.  The report also includes eight-year (volume and value) forecasts for key sensors used in radiation detection applications, such as medical gamma cameras, RIIDS, portal monitors, PET detectors, oil exploration and scientific sensors, etc.  As in NanoMarkets previous reports in this space, all demand forecasts in this report are segmented by device type and world region. In addition, this report analyzes the products and marketing strategies of the leading suppliers of radiation detection equipment in the markets covered.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in radiation detection and materials spaces which it has been covering since 2011.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

New NanoMarkets Report Projects OLED Materials Market to Reach $3.7 Billion by 2019
Published: June 18, 2014 Category: Advanced Materials OLEDs

Glen Allen, Virginia:  The ongoing penetration of OLED displays in mobile phones and wearables and renewed prospects for the OLED lighting market will catapult the OLED materials market from around $900 million in 2014 to $3.7 billion in 2019.  According to the new NanoMarkets report, “OLED Materials Markets– 2014” by 2019, almost 45 percent of the materials revenues for OLEDs will come from the core functional materials (EML, ETL, HTL/EBL and HIL), while the rest comes electrode, encapsulation and substrate materials.

More information on the report including a downloadable excerpt can be found at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-materials-markets-2014 .

NanoMarkets also has released a report on the OLED lighting market in May of this year.  Details of that report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-lighting-markets-2014

About the report:

The report provides coverage of the markets for all the materials listed above with granular eight-year forecasts of each of these materials in volume (weight and deposition area) and value ($ million) terms.  The report covers materials for both OLED displays and OLED lighting and takes into consideration the latest developments in the OLED sector such as Konica Minolta’s ramping up of OLED lighting production and Samsung’s step back from the OLED TV sector.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of the all the leading firms involved in the OLED materials space.  Companies discussed in this report include Alcoa, AUO, BASF, BOE, Cambrios, Corning, Cynora, Doosan, Dow, Duksan, DuPont, Heraeus, Kateeva, Konica Minolta, LG Chem, LG Display, Lumiotec, Lumtec, Merck, Novaled/Cheil, Philips, Osram, Rolith, Samsung, Sumitomo, Sun Fine Chem, TDK and Tokyo Electron.

From the report:

There remains a considerable amount of uncertainty over the future of large OLED TVs, especially now that Samsung is having second thoughts about this business. NanoMarkets has reduced its expectations for materials demand in this sector from last year.  However, NanoMarkets the firm still expects strong growth in the materials consumed by OLED displays, driven by the small-to-medium sized AMOLED used in smartphones, tablets and (more recently) wearable devices.  

Meanwhile, solution processing of OLED panels is making good progress and increasingly proving that it is well suited to manufacturing OLEDs. Some of the basic problems around solution-processed OLEDs are being solved.  For example, device lifetimes for red and green OLED devices with solution printing processes are now sufficiently long to be of practical use.  And several OLED material companies are developing improved soluble materials for the solution processing techniques.  Nonetheless, solution processing still poses challenges with regard to luminance uniformity and current stability.  The market for solution processed OLED materials is expected to leap from aound $40 million in 2014 to $335 million in 2019 (excludes encapsulation, electrodes and substrates.)

NanoMarkets also expects to see ramp up in the OLED lighting sector starting in 2014.  Not only are mass production plants for OLED beginning to emerge, but the prices of OLED lighting are also beginning to drop.  For example, in May 2014, LG Chem, one of the top suppliers of OLED lighting announced a price drop in its OLED lighting prices that exceeded 65 percent. 

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in display materials, lighting, and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published many OLED-related reports on including OLED materials and OLED lighting.   Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.  

Contact:  

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

New NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Lighting Market to Grow to $10.9 billion (USD) by 2019
Published: May 28, 2014 Category: Smart Technology
Glen Allen, Virginia: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced the release of a new report titled, “Smart Lighting Markets 2014 Volume I: Market Drivers and Forecasts.”  In the report the firm projects that smart lighting markets worldwide are expected to grow from around $1.0 billion (USD) in 2014 to around $10.9 billion by 2019.  While the market is currently dominated by lighting for commercial and residential buildings today, NanoMarkets expects that street lighting, other outdoor lighting and applications in transportation will account for 42% of smart lighting revenues by 2019.
 
 
“Smart Lighting Markets 2014 Volume II:  Products, Companies and Technologies” is also available from NanoMarkets.  Volume II details the product/market trends in smart lighting, pinpointing where leading firms are seeing the most profitable opportunities.   
 
 
About the report:
 
NanoMarkets has been covering the smart lighting market for four years and has acquired a deep understanding of the key applications, technologies and companies in this rapidly expanding business.   The four products categories analyzed and forecast in this report comprise traditional lighting management systems, next-generation lighting management systems, smart mood lighting and smart lighting with visible light communications. 
 
Eight-year volume shipment and revenue projections are provided for these products in each of the following market sectors:  residential buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, government and public buildings, streetlights/outdoor lighting. There are also eight-year forecasts for system components and by the geographical region in which smart lighting systems are sold.
 
Although corporate strategies are fully covered in Volume II of this report, this volume also discusses how major firms are helping to drive smart lighting markets forward from the supply side.  Some of the firms mentioned in this report include Acuity Brands, Daintree, Digital Lumens, GE, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Marvell, NXP, Osram, Philips, and Redwood.
 
Because of our years of coverage in this field, NanoMarkets believes that our 2014 reports provide the best information and analysis available on the current trends in the smart lighting sector.  We believe that these reports will prove of value to executives throughout the lighting, semiconductor, sensor and networking industries. 
 
From the report:
 
The market for smart lighting will be dominated by substantial commercial and industrial usage for the next decade since the benefits of smart lighting can easily be proved in this sector.  By 2019, NanoMarkets expects sales of smart lighting systems for commercial and industrial buildings to reach $5.1 billion. 
 
However, NanoMarkets also expects sales of smart lighting to surge in the residential sector as energy costs continue to rise and the Internet-of-Things becomes more pervasive.  By 2019, sales of smart lighting for residential applications will exceed $820 million and will be helped along by smart lighting standardization, such as the adoption of ZigBee Light Link for the residential market as well as the introduction of smart lighting development platforms by firms such as Marvell and NXP.  The trend of residential smart lighting over the next decade will also be toward systems that can be installed by any homeowner.
 
Another significant opportunity for smart lighting can be found in outdoor lights, especially streetlights.  This currently small market is expected to reach $1.6 billion by 2019.  Streetlights are in need of improved automation to better adjust to changes in light and traffic conditions throughout the day.  Through interfaces with smart grids these smart streetlights will be able to immediately report outages, allowing crews to make necessary bulb replacements or repairs.  Using visible light communications, these smart streetlights will also be able to communicate with vehicles.
 
Throughout the eight-year period covered in this report, Europe is expected to be the largest market for smart lighting systems with North America slightly behind – by 2019, revenues generated by European sales of smart lighting systems are expected to reach $3.5 billion.  However, NanoMarkets expects that the fastest growing geography will be China, which will generate $1.8 billion in revenues from smart lighting by 2019.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in lighting, energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published many reports on lighting including smart lighting and OLED lighting.   Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.  
 
Contact:  
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
 rob@nanomarkets.net
New NanoMarkets Report Projects OLED Lighting Market to Hit Revenues of $1.4 billion in 2019
Published: May 14, 2014 Category: OLEDs

Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has just published its latest forecasts of the OLED lighting market predicting a $1.4 billion market opportunity in 2019.  The report, “OLED Lighting Markets-2014” (Code Nano-721) notes that while the sector has foundered for the past few years it now appears to be worthy of some renewed optimism based on both on both improvements in OLED lighting panel performance and recent expansion of manufacturing facilities.

Details of the report, including a table of contents and downloadable slides are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-lighting-markets-2014

A companion report titled OLED Materials Markets 2014 will be issued in early June.  See http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-materials-markets-2014

Highlights:

OLEDs aren’t just for luxury lighting any more.  The efficacy and luminance of OLED lighting panels are reaching levels where OLED lighting firms can claim that their products are truly energy efficient and have the brightness that make them a practical form of lighting for offices and homes.  For example, LG Chem says that next year it will have 135 lm/W panels with 5,000 cd/m2 luminance.

Until recently, most of the output of the OLED lighting business was development kits for designers.  However, in the next few years, revenues from kits will be rapidly overtaken by revenues from OLED luminaires, with revenues from OLED luminaires for homes reaching almost $400 million in sales by 2019 and revenues from OLED office luminaires reaching almost $380 million in the same year.

OLED capacity continues to grow.  In the past three years, Osram and Philips have invested $25 million and $57 million respectively in setting up OLED production lines.  Meanwhile, Konica Minolta is currently constructing an OLED mass production facility at an approximate investment of around $100 million.  

By next year, worldwide capacity for OLED lighting panels is expected to be around 30 million panels.  This number is expected to grow to almost 40 million by 2019.  NanoMarkets believes that in the next five years there will be a major influx of low-cost (and possibly government subsidized) Chinese suppliers that will force down OLED lighting prices in a manner similar to what the solar panel industry has experienced.

About the Report:

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the OLED lighting market, assesses its future potential and offers detailed eight-year forecasts for the OLED lighting business including volume (units and square meters shipped) and value projections of the following market segments:  designer kits and related products, office and commercial lighting, residential lighting, non-automotive outdoor lighting, automotive lighting and customized installations.  

The report also includes projections of manufacturing capacity for OLED lighting panels and an assessment of which geographic regions will prove the best customers for OLED lighting.

In addition, we examine the product development and marketing strategies of the leading and influential players in the OLED lighting sector, including both large and small lighting firms and the key OLED material suppliers.  Among the firms discussed in this report are Acuity Brands, Audi, BASF, Blackbody, BJB, Cheil/Novaled, Dupont Teijin, ETAP Lighting, First—O-Light, Ford, Henkel, Kaneka, Konica Minolta, Ledon, LG Chem, Lumiotec, MC Pioneer, Merck, NEC Lighting, OLEDWorks, Orbotech, Osram, Philips, Pixelligent, Samsung, Sumitomo, UDC and WAC Lighting.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in OLED lighting and materials spaces, which it has been covering since 2006.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

Latest NanoMarkets Report on CIGS Photovoltaics Predicts $2.7 billion (USD) Market in 2019
Published: May 12, 2014 Category:

Glen Allen, VA: NanoMarkets has released a new report on the CIGS photovoltaics market that predicts a market potential for CIGS PV to be worth $2.7 billion (USD) in 2019 up from $1.3 billion this year. The report also predicts that CIGS will grow from a capacity of 1.6 GW this year to 7.1 GW in 2019. The report titled, “CIGS Photovoltaics Markets 2014 and Beyond” will begin shipping to clients the week of May 5th.  Additional details about the report are available on the firm’s website at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/cigs-photovoltaics-markets-2014-and-beyond.

The report follows a recently released NanoMarkets reports on the BIPV glass market (see here http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv-glass-markets-2014-beyond for details) that the firm projected would reach $2.7 billion in revenues by 2019.

About the Report:

The industry shakeout in CIGS PV has been brutal. In 2010 there were more than 25 companies with plans for over 1 GW of capacity, but to date only Solar Frontier has achieved the goal. As the shakeout continued, there were even questions whether any new capacity would be added beyond the approximately 3 GW that was in place as the CIGS sector faced extreme price pressure from falling silicon based PV. Nonetheless, NanoMarkets believes that while multiple start-ups have either been liquidated or acquired, the remaining few large CIGS players are poised to add significant capacity.

This report analyzes the opportunities that are emerging for CIGS in this very new phase of the solar industry. The report takes a detailed look into the technical evolution of CIGs fabrication and encapsulation and show how this will impact CIGS market expansion and cost reduction. Much of the report is devoted to the opportunities for CIGS in building-integrated PV (BIPV market) and how CIGS flexible modules and price parity with silicon solar panels could considerably improve the revenues generated by CIGS technology in the near future.

This report also includes NanoMarkets’ eight-year forecasts of the market for CIGS PV. These forecasts are broken down by type of application—BIPV, flexible devices, etc.—and by the manufacturing technology used, including deposition technology and flexible vs. rigid manufacturing. This report is essential reading for firms that manufacture or develop CIGS PV and for everyone interested in future of the PV industry.

NanoMarkets has been following the CIGS space since its earliest days and this report provides the latest and most up to date information on the current state of the CIGS and guidance with regard to its future development and growth.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV sector and the PV sector more generally.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

NanoMarkets Publishes New Report on Smart Lighting Products, Companies and Technologies
Published: April 23, 2014 Category:

Glen Allen, Virginia: A new report, “Smart Lighting Markets 2014 Volume II: Products, Companies and Technologies,” has just been published by NanoMarkets.  This report details the key product/market strategies and trends in the smart lighting space, pinpointing where leading firms are seeing the most profitable opportunities. The other volume in this series will be published in May 2014 and will provide in-depth analysis of the markets for smart lighting including granular eight-year forecasts.

For more details see: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart-lighting-markets-2014-v2.-products-companies-and-technologies

About the report:

NanoMarkets has been covering the smart lighting market for four years and has acquired an understanding of the key applications, technologies and companies in this rapidly expanding business.  This year, we have considerably extended the report coverage to include analysis beyond energy-savings smart lighting.  In particular, we have fully analyzed the emerging markets for smart mood and health lighting and the budding market for visible light communications.  The applications areas covered in this report comprise: residential buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, government and public buildings, streetlights and other outdoor lighting, and transportation. The report also focuses on how smart lighting products and firms will evolve in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) era.

Companies discussed in this report include Acuity Brands, CommScope, Control4, Daintree, Digital Lumens, Eastfield, GE, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Leedarson, Lutron, Marvell, NXP, Osram, GE, LG, Philips, Redwood, STMicroelectronics, Synergy, Trane and Zonoff 

Because of our years of coverage in this field, NanoMarkets believes that our 2014 reports provide the best information and analysis available on the current trends in the smart lighting sector.  We believe that these reports will prove of value to executives throughout the lighting, semiconductor, sensor and networking industries. 

From the report:

As NanoMarkets has been predicting for some time, the next big thing in smart lighting is mood lighting.  For example, Osram is developing dynamic lighting systems that provide an “indoor sky” effect, with bluer tones in the morning and redder light in the evening.  And Philips recently launched a connected lighting system where every cubicle in an office building will have its own sensors, providing workers with control over their own light and temperature settings using their smart phones. Mood lighting appears to have considerable potential in homes and hospitals.  However, while there is considerable evidence that lighting can change mood and behavior, there are skeptics – including some in the medical community – who think that smart mood lighting will turn out to be a fad.  Pricing is also an issue – benefits such as improved worker productivity or better outcomes for patients are harder to quantify than energy efficiency. 

Smart lighting vendors will increasingly provide interconnections to building automation systems (BAS) and other networks.  Such developments have been lacking for some time, but both BAS and smart lighting firms now see them as an opportunity in the IoT era.  A good example of the current direction that smart lighting firms are taking their products is Daintree’s  “Enterprise Internet of Things” approach which will integrate smart lighting with HVAC control and even incorporates sensing of environmental air quality and humidity.

The mainstream suppliers of BAS have been wary of providing lighting management capability, but this is changing. Honeywell has partnered with Control4 to integrate Honeywell’s security systems with Control4’s home automation systems. Trane has partnered with GE to integrate GE’s Modular Lighting Control Solution into Trane’s BAS. 

NanoMarkets also believes that some firms will be able to gain advantages in the smart lighting market by creating proprietary networking features on their products. One example is NXP’s JenNet network which is an enhanced version of an IEEE open standard.  Another is the Z-Wave protocol sponsored by Zensys.  However, NanoMarkets cautions that– like most innovations based on IT – smart lighting strategies based on networking tend to be short-lived because they are easily copied.  Generally such inventions also need a strong branding campaign to make them work for any extended period of time 

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in lighting, energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published many reports on lighting including smart lighting and OLED lighting.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

New NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Windows Market to Exceed $750 million by 2019
Published: April 07, 2014 Category: Glass and Glazing Smart Technology
Glen Allen, Virginia:   According to a new study by the industry analyst firm NanoMarkets – “Smart Windows Markets: 2014-2021” -- revenues from smart windows will reach $766 million by 2019 and then ramp up to $1.1 billion by 2021. In addition, the related – but more mature – market for smart automotive mirrors will reach $1.4 billion in 2019.
 
 
About the report:
 
NanoMarkets has been providing coverage of the smart windows market for six years and this report brings together the latest data from NanoMarkets’ ongoing forecasts in this sector.  The report provides eight-year market forecasts in volume (square meters) and value ($ million) terms for electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, SPD and PDLC windows, along with projections for the smart auto mirror sector.
 
In these forecasts, breakouts are provided for automotive (cars and trucks), public transport, aerospace, residential construction and commercial construction for each of the key smart windows technologies.  We also assess the latest product market strategies of the key suppliers of smart windows.  Some of the companies discussed in this report include: 3M, Asahi Glass, BASF, Chromogenics, DuPont, Eastman Chemical/Solutia, GE, Gentex, Guardian Industries, Hitachi, NSG, Pleotint, PPG, Research Frontiers, Sage, Saint-Gobain, Scienstry, Southwall, Solvay, Suntek, SWITCH Materials, Toray, US e-Chromics, and View.
 
Findings from the report:
 
The smart windows sector will be dominated by active technologies over the next decade despite their higher cost.  This is because of the ability of smart windows technologies to provide instantaneous response to user needs as natural light conditions change. Although passive smart windows technologies will continue to expand throughout the forecasting period covered by the report, NanoMarkets expects that they will never be much more than a niche.
 
The report also claims that SPD and electrochromic smart windows will find a growing role in the automotive sector.  Although primarily found in luxury cars today, NanoMarkets expects these high-tech windows to be much more widely used in the coming decade.  They are no longer just a “cool” design feature but can lead to a significant lowering of fuel costs through the reduction in the use of air conditioning.  Consequently, NanoMarkets believes that sales of smart windows to the car, truck and public transport sectors will leap from around $23 million today to $185 million by 2019.
 
Meanwhile, the sales of smart windows for use in buildings will also leap primarily because of regulations in Europe and the US requiring the buildings to be zero net energy compliant towards.  NanoMarkets believes that smart windows will turn out to be a critical enabling technology for zero net energy buildings not just because of their ability to reduce cooling bills but also they can be hybridized with photovoltaics layers which will enable them to generate energy, not just conserve it.   NanoMarkets believes that as a result smart windows for residential construction will reach $117 million by 2019 and sales to commercial construction were $460 million by 2019
 
Electrochromic smart windows (including glass and film) will reach $622 million by 2019 making electrochromics the largest segment of the entire smart windows business.  NanoMarkets believes this may have much to do with the fact that this sector can boast significant investment by influential firms such as Corning, GE and Saint-Gobain, and Seagate.  Alternatives to the electrochromic materials platform do not have the same level of clout behind them.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published many reports on green building materials including smart coatings, building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and OLED lighting.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
New NanoMarkets Report Forecasts $485 million Nanosensors Market in 2019
Published: March 31, 2014 Category: Emerging Electronics
Glen Allen, Virginia:  The market for nanosensors will grow from $13.1 million in 2014 to $485 million in 2019, according to a new report by the industry analyst firm NanoMarkets.  This report is the latest market study from this firm, which regularly covers the latest developments in sensors.  The report claims that the demand for sensors will be driven by the latest trends in healthcare and national security needs, as well as the trend toward an Internet-of-Things (IoT).
 
 
About the report:
 
NanoMarkets new report on nanosensor markets includes a detailed eight-year forecast with breakouts by type of application in both volume (units sold) and value ($millions) terms.  Like other sensor markets, the nansosensor market is highly fragmented and spread across many applications.  Applications covered in the report include identification of hazardous explosives, detection of biological weapons, fiber optic nano-cameras, diabetes monitoring, total blood testing, detection of genetic defects, cancer detection, therapeutics, labs-on-a-chip, pollution control, detection of pesticides and organophosphates, detection of other harmful pathogens, energy storage, mass and pressure measurement, robotics, nanoelectronics/plasmonics and applications in the beverage, transportation, construction, and beverage industry,.
 
The report also analyzes the commercialization strategies of leading players in the nanosensor space.  Companies covered include Addison, Affymetrix, Agilent, Altair Nanotechnologies, Bangalore Genie, Bayer, Biacore Technologies, BioCrystal, Bio-Rad, Boeing, Debiotech, Diabetech, EPIR Technologies, GE, IBM, iCx, INanoBio, Life Technologies, LamdaGen, Lockheed Martin, Microfluidics, Nanobiogène, NanoCellect, Nanocor, Nano Detection Technologies, Nano Engineered Applications, NanoInk, Nanomix, Nanoscience Diagnostics, Nanosensors, Naturgas, ND-array Technologies, Nippon Hosp Kyokai, Opel, Oxonica, PEPperPrint, PerkinElmer, pSivida, Renishaw, Sigma Aldrich, Ted Pella, Texas Instruments, Thermo Fischer Scientific, Specialized Imaging, SpectraFluidics, VASEMA and Vista Therapeutics.
 
While many of the firms covered are small, the report notes that major multinationals are also involved in the nanosensors space and that they will deploy their large resources – both dollars and marketing channels – to make the nanosensor business a success. 
 
From the report:
 
Nanosensor development is initially being driven by military and domestic security applications where cost is not the primary issue.  Detecting small traces of toxic substances in this sector can mean the difference between life and death. The demand here is immediate, but relatively limited compared to medical and industrial segments – sales of nanosensors for detecting harmful substances will reach no more than $55 million by 2019 and $142 million in 2021.  Nonetheless, nanosensor technology originally developed for military/security applications will ultimately be repurposed for industrial and medical markets.  GE is already working to take nanosensor technology developed by Boeing for aerospace into a much wider range of markets.
 
Over the next eight years the largest market for nanosensors will come from the medical/healthcare sphere, with the single biggest medical application being blood sugar monitoring for diabetics.  NanoMarkets projects that this application – spurred by the dramatic recent growth in the number of diabetics -- will lead to nanosensor sales of $153 million in 2019, growing to $457 million in 2021.  Other important medical applications for nanosensors will include total blood testing and therapeutics.
 
Today most IoT applications do not require nanosensors, but this will change. Nanosensor technology may reduce the cost of sensing spurring the ubiquitous sensing that lies at the core of the IoT concept. The NanoMarkets’ report notes how the deployment of nanosensors may transform wireless sensor networks into “smart dust” used for both healthcare and military applications.  Other IoT applications may also benefit from the sensitivity of nanosensors.  One possibility is nanosensor-based networks of self-monitoring components in planes and cars and pervasive gas sensing capabilities in the chemical and power-generation industries.  Also important in this context is that several companies, including IBM, are developing technologies that interface nanosensors to conventional silicon chips.  NanoMarkets believes that this will better enable the use of nanosensors in IoT networks.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the sensor sector.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact: 
 
Robert Nolan 
NanoMarkets 
(804) 938-0030 
New NanoMarkets Report Projects $2.7 billion ($US) BIPV Glass Market in 2019
Published: March 21, 2014 Category: Glass and Glazing Renewable Energy
Glen Allen, Virginia:  The market for building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) glass will grow from $823 million ($US) in 2014 to $2.7 billion in 2019 according to a newly released report by industry analyst firm NanoMarkets.  The report also states that BIPV glass shipped will surpass 7.6 million square meters by 2021. This report is the latest study from this firm, which has been covering the BIPV market since 2007
 
 
About the report:
 
NanoMarkets latest report on BIPV glass includes a detailed eight-year market forecast with breakouts by type of building and PV material in both volume (MW and square meters shipped) and market value ($ Millions) terms.  Building types covered and forecast by this report include zero-energy buildings, prestige buildings, other commercial and government buildings, residential buildings and industrial buildings.  And there are also market projections in the report for BIPV glass shipments in major national and regional markets.
 
The report also analyzes the BIPV glass strategies of leading glass and PV firms as well the community of firms whose core business is specifically developing and installing BIPV glass.   Among the firms covered in this report are:
 
  • AGC
  • Ascent Solar
  • Belectric
  • DuPont
  • Eclipsall
  • BGT Bischoff Glastechnik
  • elQ
  • Exeger
  • First Solar
  • Flexcell
  • GE
  • Glass 2 Energy
  • Global Solar
  • Hanergy
  • Heliatek
  • JA Solar
  • Mage Sunovation
  • Manz
  • MGT
  • Onyx
  • Oxford Photovoltaics
  • Pilkington
  • Rheinzink
  • Seiksui Heim
  • Sharp
  • Singulus Technologies
  • Solar Frontier
  • Solaronix
  • Solibro
  • Stion
  • SunPower
  • Solarcentury
  • TULiPPS and
  • Union Energy Glass
 
Finally, this report also discusses how BIPV glass supply chain is evolving and how BIPV glass will be able to improve its image with key decision makers such as architects, who are sometimes skeptical of the BIPV glass concept.  In part this is about “playing up” the aesthetic advantage of solar glass (for example with tinted and colored products) and by incorporating additional smart features such as hybrid light/photovoltaic capability.
 
From the report:
 
The BIPV glass sector has been dominated by prestige buildings, which will account for 90 percent of BIPV glass revenues in 2014.  However, BIPV glass is a key enabling technology for zero net energy buildings which are expected to expand rapidly due to the growing number of mandates in both the US and EU.  For example, EU Directives demand zero energy capability for all buildings by 2021.  As a result, BIPV glass for zero net energy buildings will reach $1.1 billion by 2019 compared with $30 million today.
 
Thin-film PV, DSC and OPV are often touted as technologies that will revolutionize BIPV glass because of their light weight, flexibility and potentially low cost.  However, NanoMarkets contends that the poor business conditions that have beset the whole solar industry for the past thee years have set back the development of less conventional PV technologies.  As a result crystalline silicon will continue to dominate the BIPV glass sector until after 2019.  The only other solar material that is expected to do reasonably well in the BIPV glass sector during the forecasting period is CIGS, which will reach around $245 million in revenue by 2019.
 
For now BIPV glass remains mostly a niche consisting of highly customized solutions; constructed on site or near to the site.  Today, 90 percent of BIPV glass revenues come from customized projects.  However, by 2019 this share will have declined to 60 percent as semi-assembled BIPV glass products come onto the market that can be easily be integrated into building fabrics without specialized expertise.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV sector and the PV sector more generally.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact: 
 
Robert Nolan 
NanoMarkets 
(804) 938-0030 
New NanoMarkets Report Predicts Flexible Glass Market to Reach $348 Million by 2019
Published: March 17, 2014 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing
Glen Allen, VA:  NanoMarkets today announced the release of its report titled “Flexible Glass Markets, 2014 and Beyond.”  NanoMarkets believes that despite recent setbacks for flexible glass in the display market, this interesting material still has the potential to reach revenues of $348 million (USD) in 2019. Although glass makers are currently “desperately seeking” new applications for flexible glass, just two product categories – computer/tablet displays and solar panels – will account for more than 80 percent of the market for flexible glass in 2019.
 
 
About the Report:
 
In this report NanoMarkets identifies the future opportunities in the flexible glass sector.  The report contains detailed, eight-year forecasts, in both area (millions of square meters) and value ($US millions) terms for flexible glass used for cover glass, encapsulation and substrates in several applications including: LCDs, OLED displays, OLED lighting, e-paper displays, photovoltaic panels, 2.5D chip interposers, and batteries/capacitors.
 
In addition, this report profiles and analyzes the product development and marketing strategies of the major players in flexible glass sector; Corning, Nippon Electric Glass (NEG), Schott and Asahi Glass Company (AGC).  The report also contains discussions of prototypes of various devices and systems that have already built and which flexible glass in some way.
 
From the Report:
 
The newly resurgent solar panel industry offers large addressable markets for flexible glass since this industry inherently consumes a considerable amount of both substrate and encapsulation material.  In this market, flexible glass can potentially compete strongly both on its strong barrier properties and because its flexibility and low weight are well suited to BIPV installations.  There have already been CdTe and DSC demonstrators built using flexible glass and some consider flexible glass to be a perfect cover for CdTe solar shingles.  As a result, NanoMarkets expects flexible glass to generate over $150 million in sales to the solar panel sector in 2019. 
 
NanoMarkets also expects that flexible glass will reenter the display market in a few years as a more durable – and possibly lower cost – material.  It will be marketed against plastic substrates and covers based on better encapsulation and the fact that it is relatively scratch proof. The likelihood is that much of the revenues for flexible glass in the display sector will come from LCD-based tablets, laptop and notebooks.  NanoMarkets expects such revenues to reach almost $125 million by 2019.  By contrast cell phone use of flexible glass is expected to reach only $40 million in 2019.
 
NanoMarkets remains skeptical of some of the newer applications that have recently been invented up for flexible glass, which are often technically interesting, but highly speculative.  These include substrates for thin-film batteries and high-performance capacitors/supercapacitors and interposers for 2.5 D semiconductor chips.  However, these technologies – like flexible glass itself-- are immature and for now represent small and uncertain addressable markets for flexible glass.  As a result, in both cases, it will take quite a few years for flexible glass to establish itself as a viable material.  NanoMarkets does not believe such new applications will be significant revenue generators for flexible glass in the next eight years.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of display materials and solar panel materials such as flexible glass.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
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NanoMarkets LC
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NanoMarkets Projects Smart Glass Sales to the Automotive Sector to Reach $3.2 Billion by 2021
Published: February 26, 2014 Category: Glass and Glazing Smart Technology
Glen Allen, Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published a new report, “Smart Glass Opportunities in the Automotive Industry – 2014” covering the market for smart glass in the automotive sector.  In this report the NanoMarkets says it expects this market to reach $2.1 billion by 2019, compared with $1.0 billion in 2014.  
 
Smart glass sales for cars, trucks and public transport are currently dominated by electrochromic mirrors; a relatively mature business. However, the report predicts new revenue opportunities emerging for smart auto glass from active self-dimming windows, self-cleaning glass and self-repairing glass and especially from glass embedded with electronic and photovoltaic capability.  Electrochromic mirrors account for 90 percent of smart auto glass revenues today, but this percentage will have dropped to 67 percent by 2019.
 
Key factors promoting the use of smart automotive glass include enhanced energy efficiency, safety, comfort and style.  These factors are not new to the auto industry but ongoing technology improvements allow smart glass firms to better create value with their products.
 
 
About the report:
 
In the report, NanoMarkets analyzes opportunities available for the following categories of smart auto glass:  self-tinting glass (electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic and SPD), smart privacy glass, smart mirrors, self-cleaning glass, self-healing glass, device- embedded glass and retrofit window film.  Addressable markets discussed include cars, trucks and various forms of public transportation.
 
The report includes eight-year forecasts of smart auto glass markets in volume (square meters) and value ($ million) terms.  It also discusses adoption strategies for smart glass by major automobile/truck companies and the smart auto glass strategies of leading suppliers.
 
Firms covered in the report include:  3M, American Glass, Apple, ASG, Audi, AutoGlass, Balcony Systems, BASF, Bayer, BMW, Cardinal, Carlex, Chameleon Photochromic Smart Film, ChromoGenics, Corning, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eastman Chemical/Solutia, GE, Gentex, Guardian, Hitachi, Hypho Technology, International Trading, Mercedes, NDFOS, NeoView Kolon, Nissan, NSG/Pilkington, Pleotint, PPG, Ravenbrick, Research Frontiers, Saint-Gobain, Samsung, Sage, Scienstry, Southwall, Solvay, Suntek, Toray, Transition Window Tint, SWITCH Materials, US e-Chromics, and View. 
 
From the report:
 
Until recently – apart from electrochromic mirrors – smart auto glass consisted of passive self-tinting windows that adjusted to glare but provided no passenger or driver control so were of limited use.  Passive self-tinting glass will continue to sell into the auto sector, but NanoMarkets expects that use of active thermochromic and SPD technologies that provide more control will grow and self-tinting windows will move beyond being just a design feature in expensive cars.  As a result, the market for active self-tinting glass/ films will reach around $240 million by 2020.
 
Automotive windows have previously added intelligence with smart coatings such as electrochromic or self-cleaning materials.  However, the latest generation of smart windows uses embedded electronics and photovoltaics as well.  This trend is enabled by new solution processing techniques and thin-film devices and will add to the comfort and energy efficiency of cars.  On-board photovoltaic capability can add to fuel efficiency by running lights and air conditioning. Windows and sunroofs can become soft cabin lights at night contributing to comfort and design appeal.  Device-embedded auto glass is already available and is expected to become a $330 million market by 2020.
 
The report also notes that in the past “self-cleaning” and “self-healing” glass have really meant little more than short-lived wipe on coatings that facilitate washing off dirt or covering up scratches.  New developments in advanced materials now hint at auto glass that actually self-repairs when cracked, while some glass firms look forward to when windshields will not need wipers.  As a result, the market for self-healing and self-cleaning glass is expected to reach almost $420 million by 2020.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in smart glass and windows markets, which it has been covering for more than five years.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
NanoMarkets Issues New Report on Dye-Sensitized Cell Photovoltaic Market
Published: February 19, 2014 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy

Glen Allen, Virginia:  A new report from NanoMarkets titled “Dye-Sensitized Cell Markets –2014,” says that the dye-sensitized cell (DSC) modules market will return to growth and generate revenues of almost $675 million in 2021.  NanoMarkets notes that the industry is facing brighter prospects after a brutal industry shakeout that has taken place in the solar business over the past few years.   Within its report NanoMarkets takes note of capital investments, growth in manufacturing and new applications where DSC makes a reasonable case. NanoMarkets also believes that DSC will now take over many applications where amorphous silicon (a-Si) was the PV technology of choice.  DSC offers the advantages of a-Si but at a lower cost, higher efficiency and the ability to operate well indoors.  

For more details of the report see: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/dye_sensitized_cell_markets_2014

 

About the report:

The solar industry resurgence is leading to more interest in third-generation PV technologies and DSC technology will be a key beneficiary of this trend.  In this report, NanoMarkets assesses the current state of the DSC sector and examines the demand for this power source in portable charging devices, embedded electronics, BIPV, digital signage and other retail applications, sensors, military and automotive applications.

This report draws from NanoMarkets ongoing solar industry research program, but we have also provided a thorough discussion of the latest applications directions, capital investments, performance trends and R&D in the DSC space.  

In addition, this report contains updated eight-year forecasts of DSC modules with breakouts for all the major applications listed above.  For each of these applications projections are provided in revenue ($ million), power (MW) and module area (square meter) terms.  An analysis of the business strategy of each of the major DSC players is also included.

Among the firms that are discussed in this report are:  3G Solar, Analog Devices, BASF, Dyesol, Everlight Chemicals, Exeger, Fujikura, Fujimori Kogyo, G24 Power, Merck, Nissha Printing, Oxford Photovoltaics, Peccell, Pilkington, Samsung, Sharp, Showa Denko, Solaronix, SolarPrint, Sony, Tata, Texas Instruments, Timo Technologies and Umicore.

From the report:

A few years ago it seemed that DSC would not survive commercially.  But we now see growing private investment from all over the world.  DSC is no longer technology that survives on grants from government agencies.  Recent investments have enabled firms such as G24 Power and Exeger to expand their production facilities.  For others investment in DSC has provided them with a means to develop new products and improve cell performance.  Private firms that have made recent direct investments in the DSC business include: Israel Electric, MTI Partners, Ningbo Hauyou Real Estate (China), Parkwalk Advisors, Romande Energie (Switzerland), Tasnee (Saudi Arabia, Wallenstam (Sweden) and the group of private investors that recently refinanced G24 Power in Wales

Many new applications for DSC modules are also being invented, powering sensors and automotive integrated PV (AIPV) among them.   Nonetheless, NanoMarkets says that the DSC business cannot flourish without success in the building integrated PV (BIPV) sector. By 2019, NanoMarkets expects that BIPV will account for 67 percent of revenues.  In addition to high efficiency, DSC panels’ advantage in the BIPV space is that they can easily be fabricated to deliver diverse colors, shapes and transparency.

The materials opportunity in the DSC space will remain quite small although materials for DSC cells will approach $170 million by 2021.  Although many DSC firms have tended to get their materials from small chemical firms that specialize in selling “R&D” quantities of materials, a few large specialty chemical firms are also interested in this space.  These include BASF, Merck and Umicore. Merck in particular has been building DSC partnerships in this space.

While most of the firms active in the DSC space are medium sized firms, the report also notes that there are some giant firms waiting in the wings who could jump in and become industry leaders as the DSC market evolves.  These include Samsung SDI, Sharp and Sony.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the solar materials industry.

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NanoMarkets 
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Revenues from Transparent Conductors Using Silver Nanowires Will Exceed $225 million by 2019
Published: February 12, 2014 Category: Advanced Materials
Glen Allen, Virginia:  Although negligible at present, the market for transparent conductors (TCs) using silver nanowires and other silver nanomaterials is expected to generate more than $225 million in revenues by 2019.  This is according to a report just published by NanoMarkets titled, “Market for Silver Nanomaterials as Transparent Conductors, 2014-2020.”  
 
 
The new report follows a recent NanoMarkets report titled, “Markets for Metal Meshes as Transparent Conductors-2014” that continued the firm’s coverage of the transparent conductor.  See more details at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets-for-metal-meshes-as-transparent-conductors-2014
 
About the report:
 
The growth of the touch-screen market has focused efforts on alternative materials that might make a dent in ITO’s dominance as a transparent conductor. Several years ago the hype was all about carbon nanotubes, but now it appears that nanomaterials made from silver are much more likely to gain market share.
 
In this report, we assess the current state of the market for transparent conductors made with silver nanowires and silver nanoparticles. This report draws from research gathered from NanoMarkets ongoing industry research program in the area of transparent conductors, but we have also brought the story right up to date based on the latest developments in the sector, showing what the current prospects are for silver nanomaterials in the transparent conductor sector.
 
This report describes the capabilities and strategies of the leading silver nanomaterial-based transparent conductor suppliers and also discusses commercially interesting developments at other firms.  In addition, this report contains an updated granular eight-year forecast of the silver nanomaterial market as a part of the larger transparent conductor market and also forecasts the market in all the key applications where silver nanowires have potential to gain traction. 
 
The all-important application here is touch screens, and that is the most likely place for silver materials considered in this report to succeed. But this report also discusses other applications including LCD and OLED displays, OLED lighting and PV panels.  NanoMarkets believes that this report will provide the reader with deep strategic insight into new developments and market forecasts for this important sector of the transparent conductor market.
 
Among the firms that are discussed in this report are:  3M, Cambrios, Carestream, Cima NanoTech, ClearJet, E Ink, Fujimori Kogyo, G24, Heliatek, JTOUCH, LG, NISSHA, Novaled, Saint-Gobain, Samsung, SeaShell Technology, Sumitomo, Tata Steel, Toray, and TPK Film Solutions.
 
From the report:
 
Firms offering silver nanomaterial TCs will have to move beyond their current focus on touch panels, since larger displays do not use touch extensively and touch control may eventually be supplanted by gestural control.  One possibility is that silver nanomaterial firms will discover TC markets in the solar panel segment or perhaps OLED lighting. Ultimately, however, silver nanomaterial-based TC firms will have to find new business in the mainstream LCD sector, or they will never generate substantial revenues.  There are already small signs that this can happen. For example, Cambrios has worked with Sumitomo to incorporate Cambrios’ ink into LCDs.  The LCD market is huge, however, so even a tiny penetration of it by silver nanomaterials can lead to substantial revenues.  NanoMarkets thinks that more than half of the revenues for suppliers of silver nanomaterial TCs will come from LCDs by 2019.
 
Silver nanomaterials face strong competition from many other TC materials but can claim certain advantages. Because nanomaterials form a random network, they don’t have the risk of visible Moiré patterns that can be a concern with the increasingly popular metal meshes. Silver nanomaterial TC manufacturers are already using this as a selling point to distinguish their materials from meshes.
 
Meanwhile, commercial silver nanomaterials TCs have reduced haze to the point where they look better than ITO. Silver nanomaterials can also be patterned by passivating areas in the ink eliminating a need an index matching layer, which is required when ITO is used.  In fact, patterning is becoming a market distinguishing feature for silver nanomaterial TC products and each company has its own approach.  3M, for example, provides pre-patterned films and claims that this enables it to be cost-competitive with ITO because it saves the customer the time and expense of etching and patterning. But some TC suppliers firms believe that having customers pattern the films themselves is an advantage because it provides flexibility to create novel sensor and displays designs.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact: 
 
Robert Nolan 
NanoMarkets 
(804) 938-0030 
New NanoMarkets Report States that Transparent Display Markets to Reach $974 Million by 2019
Published: January 28, 2014 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics

Glen Allen, Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published a new report on the emerging transparent displays market.  In its new report the firm expects the market to grow to $974 million in revenue by 2019.  NanoMarkets believes that the rise of wearable computing and the success of augmented reality apps in mobile devices will prove to be strong market drivers for transparent displays.  Transparent displays are also attracting attention from tier one electronics firms such as Apple, AUO, Google, Japan Display, LG, Nokia, and Samsung, while raising the profile of firms such as Planar that have offered professional and retail displays for years.

For more information on the report, “Markets and Opportunities for Transparent Displays: 2014 to 2021" please visit: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets-and-opportunities-for-transparent-displays-2014-to-2021

About the report:

In the report, NanoMarkets analyzes the opportunities emerging from these trends. The report included an eight-year (volume and value) forecast, broken out by the following categories: mobile phones; tablets; laptops; monitors, HMDs, HUDs and smart glasses, smart watches, retail displays, digital signage, vending machines, appliances, casino games and automotive.

This report will be important reading not just for firms in the display industry, but for all firms interested in mobile communications, professional and retail displays and other related markets.

From the report:

Most “transparent” cell phones today are actually semi-transparent and in sometimes the transparent display is the actually the keyboard not the main display.  There are now several start ups planning to launch more sophisticated products, but the future of mobile transparent displays is in the hands of industry giants Fujitsu and Samsung.  If these firms follow through on their plans, the mobile transparent display market will reach $787 million by 2019.  These revenues will be further enhanced by transparent displays for wearables; where Samsung and Google have recently formed an alliance to supply OLED displays for Google Glass.

The signage and retail market has used transparent displays for some time, but is expected to reach around $110 million by 2020 fueled by new applications for transparent displays such as transparent billboards, smart vending and transparent retail displays.

Finally, while OLEDs are being pushed as a key technology solution for transparent displays the technology has its own issues.  It has yet to really catch on the display industry as a whole and is not yet able to be used outdoors.  NanoMarkets notes that some firms have apparently been able to create commercially viable transparent display products based on LCDs that just use ambient light.  These firms include Samsung, Eyevis, and Japan Display.  

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the thin film and printed electronics markets and has been covering the display materials and components business for over eight years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Issues Latest Report on Thin-Film and Printed Battery Markets
Published: January 22, 2014 Category: Emerging Electronics
Glen Allen, Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has issued its latest report on the thin-film and printed battery market.  In the report the firm states that the sector will generate over $620 million in revenues in 2019 driven by the use of these batteries in mobile communication devices and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT).    For more information on the report, “Thin-Film and Printed Batteries Markets 2014-2021” please visit: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/thin_film_and_printed_batteries_markets_2014_2021
 
About the report:
 
After experiencing diminishing prospects for the past few years the thin battery industry may very well be seeing a renaissance 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 IoT needs.  Has the thin-film and printed battery business suddenly found itself in the right place at the right time?
 
In our latest report on the thin battery market, NanoMarkets analyzes the current and future opportunities brought about by the emergence of IoT as well as   We discuss the latest materials and design strategies being pursued by the thin-film and printed battery makers and assess how successful they are likely to be in the marketplace.  As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report includes an eight-year forecast in volumes and value terms broken out by technology type and applications including sensors and sensor networks, smartcards, smart packaging, medical applications, wearables, mobile devices, interactive media, toys, and games and semiconductor and computer industry applications.  We also discuss the funding of firms in this space and how that will shape the thin-film battery market.
 
This report will be important reading not just for firms in the battery industry, but for all firms interested in the new opportunities appearing in the Internet-of-Things, smart packaging, wearable and other related markets.
 
From the report:
 
Thin battery applications are currently dominated by sensors and smartcards, which account for 83% of revenues generated by thin batteries.  NanoMarkets sees this share falling dramatically reaching just 35 percent by 2019 because of the growing use of thin batteries in cell phones, semiconductor industry applications and medical applications.
 
Thin batteries can be flexible or stretchable for ultra-thin or curved cell phones; form factors that conventional batteries cannot easily support.  Energy densities and recharging times for thin batteries are now good enough to compete with regular phone batteries.  In 2019 thin phone batteries phones will exceed $270 million in revenues.
 
Thin batteries have the performance, size and lifetime to benefit from the trend towards wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT).  They can be used with energy harvesting for remote IoT sensors. Thin battery revenues from sensors and wearables will reach $120 million in 2019 but then double by 2021.
 
To compete in high volume markets, established thin battery firms will very likely require additional funding for factories that produce batteries adequate serve the needs of these markets.  In addition, they face competition from firms such as Apple, Nokia and LG, who have developed their own novel battery designs.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the thin film and printed electronics markets and has been covering the thin battery sector for over eight years.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
NanoMarkets Announces the Release of New Report, “Markets for Metal Meshes as Transparent Conductors 2014”
Published: January 21, 2014 Category: Advanced Materials

Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has released a new report on the transparent conductor (TC) market that claims that metal meshes will generate $327 million in revenues in 2020. According to NanoMarkets, metal meshes have overcome the technical issues that had previously limited their expansion into a variety of TC applications and are poised to become a strong niche contender among the choice of ITO alternatives.    

For additional information about the report please visit http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets-for-metal-meshes-as-transparent-conductors-2014

About the Report:

NanoMarkets is issuing this special industry analysis report on the markets for metal meshes. This report contains a granular seven-year forecast of the metal mesh market, with break outs by volume and value and the type of application.

We also discuss the strategies of the growing number of metal mesh manufacturers, many of which have recently reported performance improvements in recent months. This report takes a look at all these companies and evaluates their offerings, capabilities, and readiness for volume production.

Companies addressed include 3M (United States), Atmel (United States), Dai Nippon Printing (Japan), Epigem (UK), Fujifilm (Japan), Gunze (Japan), Hitachi Chemical (Japan), JTOUCH Corporation (Taiwan), Mirae Nanotech (Korea), O-film Tech Co. (China), PolyIC (Germany), Rolith (United States), Toppan (Japan), UniPixel (United States), Visual Planet (UK), Young Fast (Taiwan) and Zytronic (United States)

From the Report

The use of metal meshes as transparent conductors has increased in the past year and NanoMarkets believes that the technology will continue to gain market share. The greatest opportunity today is in touch screen display sensors, but the firm expects OLED lighting and PV technologies to take on a greater importance toward the end of the forecast period. Other applications that can use metal meshes are transparent EMI shielding, where printed meshes can replace etched copper grids, and transparent heating films, where metal-based TCs have the advantage of faster heating rates than ITO.

Metal meshes have overcome the technical issues that previously limited their expansion into a variety of TC applications, and many suppliers are entering the market. NanoMarkets also believes that metal meshes are now easier to manufacture than competing alternative transparent conductors.

In NanoMarkets’ estimation metal meshes do have a role to play in the future of the TC market as a strong transparent conductor in several applications. However, the firm cautions that the metal mesh market should be viewed as a niche market that will take years to develop. In the firm’s latest report, NanoMarkets projects that metal meshes are forecast to make up only 0.3 percent of the total TC market this year, building to 7.2 percent by the end of the forecast period.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact: 

Robert Nolan 
NanoMarkets 
(804) 938-0030 
rob@nanomarkets.net

LED Phosphor Shipments to Reach 800 Metric Tons by 2019, But Sector Hit by Low Prices
Published: December 18, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials

Glen Allen, VA: As LEDs continue to rapidly penetrate the general illumination sector, LED phosphors suppliers will experience strong volume growth with phosphor shipments growing to 798 metric tons in 2019 from about 523 metric tons in 2014.  This is according to a new report titled, “ LED Phosphors Markerts-2014,” from NanoMarkets, an industry analysis firm based here.  The report says that despite this growth, Chinese competition and the fall in rare earth prices are hitting phosphor prices hard.  As a result, the phosphor market will reach just $442 million ($US) in revenue in 2019 compared with $353 million in 2014.

For more details on the report see: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/led_phosphor_markets_2014

About the report:

This new report from NanoMarkets identifies and quantifies the opportunities in the LED phosphor space.  The report contains a granular eight-year forecast of LED phosphor usage in value and volume (metric ton) terms with coverage of all the leading LED applications.  These applications include display backlighting, indoor lighting, outdoor lighting, automotive lighting, and specialty lighting. 

For each of these applications, the forecasts are broken out by the type of phosphor used and the type of deposition process used.  Phosphors covered in this report comprise: garnets, nitrides, aluminates and silicates.  Deposition processes considered include both conventional deposition and remote/filter technology.

The report also discusses the product market strategies of the leading suppliers of phosphors and the phosphor strategies of leading LED companies.  Companies discussed in this report include: ATMI, Beijing Yuji, Cree, Denka, Epistar, Dow Electronic Materials, eTiger, GE, Intematix, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Nichia, Optiled, Osram, Samsung, Seoul Semiconductor, Sony, Toyoda Gosei and TSMS Solid State Lighting

From the report:

Almost the entire phosphor value chain is now located in China including raw materials supply, LED manufacture and a major share of the end-user market.  Chinese phosphor suppliers have become notorious as low-cost suppliers and this has helped fuel a worldwide phosphor price war.

While NanoMarkets believes these trends will continue to hurt margins in the LED phosphor space, there remain significant opportunities for phosphor makers.  Although only a $51 million business today, the general illumination market will consume $171 million in phosphors in 2019 and around $250 million in 2021.  This will make it the largest segment of the LED phosphors market; bigger than backlighting market which currently dominates LED phosphor sales.  One reason for this market expansion is that LEDs are now dropping to a point where they can actively compete with CFLs for the general illumination dollar.  Some countries may miss the CFL phase of the evolution of solid-state lighting altogether and move straight from incandescent bulbs to LEDs.

Nitride and oxynitride phosphors are also expected to grow fast, almost quadrupling in volume shipments from 2014 to reach 179 metric tons in 2019, with 313 metric tons shipped in 2021.  Nitride phosphors will enjoy this strong growth because they offer the market improved durability, brightness and a good color rendering index (CRI).  These are attractive features in the general illumination market in which LEDs still perform poorly in comparison to the traditional incandescent bulb.

About NanoMarkets:



NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the advanced lighting sector and has been producing industry analysis reports on solid-state lighting markets for more than five years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services. 



Contact:


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NanoMarkets


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rob@nanomarkets.net

Materials Sold into Smart Windows Sector to Reach $545 million in Revenue by 2019
Published: December 11, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing Smart Technology

Glen Allen, Virginia: Revenues from smart windows in buildings and vehicles are growing and according to a new report from NanoMarkets, an industry analysis firm, the value of the coatings, glass and other materials used by the smart (i.e., self-tinting) windows sector will be almost $ 545 million by 2019 growing to around $ 770 million by 2021.  For more information on the report, “Smart Windows Materials Markets” please visit:  http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_windows_materials_markets_2014_2021

NanoMarkets has issued previous reports on smart windows, smart auto glass and mirrors within the past year.  See http://nanomarkets.net/glass_glazing

About the report:

In the past five years or so, smart (i.e. self-dimming) windows have taken off in both residential and commercial building markets.  They are also increasingly used in automobiles and trucks.  There are several different smart windows technologies, but all of them are materials plays in one way or another. NanoMarkets believes that, as a result, there are important opportunities for materials firms that are emerging from the smart windows “revolution.”

In this report NanoMarkets discusses the opportunities for materials in smart windows and mirrors using electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, PDLC, SPD and microblinds.  The forecasts and analysis cover not only the active smart materials used in these technologies, but also the substrate materials; both plastic and glass.  The report contains revenue and volume (area) forecasts for each smart windows technology with breakouts by film, glass and coatings.

In addition, this report analyzes a number of different business models being used in the smart windows sector and shows how materials play into the total smart windows value chain.  We also discuss the role of technology licensing, as well as direct supply of smart coatings and other materials to glass and windows firms.

The report also analyzes the materials-related strategies of leading firms in this space including:  3M, Asahi Glass, BASF, Chameleon Photochromic Smart Film, Chromogenics Coolkote, Corning, DuPont, Eastman Chemical/Solutia, GE, Gentex, Guardian Industries, Hitachi, NDFOS, NSG, Pleotint, PPG, Ravenbrick, Research Frontiers, Sage, Saint-Gobain, Scienstry, Southwall, Solvay, Suntek, SWITCH Materials, Toray, Transition Window Tint, US e-Chromics, and View.

From the report:

Electrochromic smart windows (including glass and film) will reach $445 million by 2019 making electrochromics the largest segment of the entire smart windows business.  NanoMarkets believes this may have much to do with the fact that this sector can boast significant investment by influential firms such as Corning, GE and Saint-Gobain, and Seagate.  Alternatives to the electrochromic materials platform do not have the same level of clout behind them.

Smart windows materials platforms that are alternatives to electrochromics may have a struggle ahead but can ultimately survive as niche technologies, successful in certain niches, primarily because of their price, switching speeds or suitability for use in privacy glass.  For example, it is widely acknowledged that PDLC will be used almost exclusively for privacy glass.  However, from the perspective of specialty chemical companies, these
non-electrochromic technologies represent only limited opportunities.  They will consume relatively small amounts of active materials and will not be worth large investments.

Until smart windows technology fully matures, NanoMarkets believes the specialty chemical companies will bide their time, merely supplying research quantities of active materials to smart windows firms and not supporting any one kind of materials platform.  By contrast the glass/film companies can be “arms dealers” and sell to all “sides,” benefitting from the growth of smart windows as a whole.  NanoMarkets expects the smart windows sector to consume $220 million in glass and film by 2019.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the specialty chemicals industry and has been covering the smart windows sector for five years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services. 



Contact:

Robert Nolan

NanoMarkets

(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

New NanoMarkets Report Says Smart Coatings Market to Reach $3.0 billion by 2018
Published: November 04, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials
Glen Allen, VA:  The worldwide smart coatings market will grow from $363 million in 2013 to almost $3.0 billion in 2018, according to a new report from industry analysis firm NanoMarkets. The report, “Worldwide Smart Coatings Markets, 2013-2020,” notes that because of their ability to quickly respond to external stimuli or resist extreme environments, smart coatings are finding new applications in several industry sectors including construction, energy, automotive, medical, consumer electronic goods and the military.
 
NanoMarkets believes that smart coatings will do especially well in markets – such as the military -- where quality and performance, rather than price, shape purchasing decisions.  Consumer markets where the customer is willing to pay a premium for functionality such as scratch resistance or enhanced energy efficiency will also be important.
 
 
About the Report:
 
This new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth analysis of the demand for smart coatings including self-cleaning coatings, anti-corrosion coatings, self-healing coatings, self-dimming coatings, and a range of biomedical smart coatings. It examines the latest products, strategies and technical developments and the hurdles that these materials must overcome to achieve market acceptance.
 
The report contains granular forecasts of smart coatings shipments in volume and value terms, with breakouts by application and type of material.  The report discusses the activities in the smart coating space of some of the leading specialty chemical firms and leading OEMs including 3M, Bayer, Corning, Dassault, Dow, DSM, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Fuji Heavy Industries, Honda, Nippon Steel, Nissan, NTT, Pilkington, PPG, Saint-Gobain, Sherwin-Williams, Sumitomo and Toyota.  In addition, the report covers the activities of numerous innovative smaller firms and startups.
 
From the Report:
 
Self-cleaning coatings are the largest segment of the smart coatings market; reaching $1.4 billion in 2018.  Self-cleaning glass coatings are already in widespread use, but NanoMarkets believes there will be even more opportunities in this space because there is considerable room for improvement in the performance of existing products; additional functionality (anti-fog and anti-glare) can also be added.  The fastest growing part of the self-cleaning coatings segment is for non-glass substrates such as aluminum siding, tile and textiles.
 
Smart anti-corrosion coatings are expected to reach $449 million by 2018, picking up revenues in extreme conditions where conventional paints do not add enough protection. NanoMarkets believes that an important future direction for this part of the smart coatings market will be multipurpose anti-corrosion coatings that address oxidation, wear and other factors.  Up to now such multipurpose coatings have been available in limited quantities from small suppliers, but NanoMarkets expects these to become more widely available from the major giant specialty chemical companies.

NanoMarkets expects a dramatic shift in the markets for smart coatings in the next few years.  Currently, almost 70 percent of the revenues for smart coatings come from the construction and automotive industry sectors.  By 2020, NanoMarkets expects this number to have fallen to 37 percent and the energy sector emerging to account for 25 percent of all smart coatings sales.  Much of this growth, NanoMarkets believes will come from sales of self-cleaning coatings for solar panels.

About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in medicine, energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the specialty chemicals industry and has been covering the smart coatings business since 2011.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan

NanoMarkets

(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
New NanoMarkets Report States that Medical/Dental Ceramics Market to Grow to $2.3 billion by 2018
Published: October 28, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials
Glen Allen, VA:  The worldwide medical ceramics market will grow from $1.1 billion in 2013 to $2.3 billion in 2018 according to a new report from industry analysis firm NanoMarkets. The report, “Worldwide Medical Ceramics Markets: 2013,” notes that ceramics are now widely used in medical and dental applications including, hip and knee implants; crowns, bridges and other dental implants; surgical and diagnostic tools, implantable electronic implants, and regenerative medicine.  Ceramics are an ideal material in these applications because of their wear resistance, inherent stability and excellent electrical properties.

About the Report:
 
This new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth market analysis of emerging medical and dental market opportunities for alumina, zirconia, silicon ceramics, hydroxyapatite, bioglass, piezoceramics, nanoceramics, and other materials.  It examines the latest products, strategies and technical developments and the hurdles that these materials must overcome to achieve market acceptance, including the applicable regulatory regimes in leading national and regional markets.
 
This report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of leading firms active in medical and dental ceramics space. In addition, the report contains granular forecasts of medical/dental ceramic shipments in volume and value terms, with breakouts by application, type of material and geographical region.
 
Firms that are discussed in the report include:  3M, Advanced BioHealing, Amedica, Biocomposites, Biointerface, Biomet 3i, Bonesupport, CeramTec, CoorsTek, Covalent Materials, Curasan, Deltex Medical, Dentium, Dentsply, DePuy, Eurocoating, Genzyme, Glidewell Dental Lab, Globus Medical, Hangzhou 3B Medical Instrument, Innovnano, Intra-Lock, Ivoclar Vivadent, Johnson & Johnson, Joint Replacement Instrumentation, Kinetic Concepts, Kuraray, Kyocera, MOJE Keramik-Implantate, MTC, Nobel Biocare, NobelProcera, Oral Iceberg, Organogenesis, Precision Ferrites & Ceramics, Smith & Nephew, Souriau, Straumann, Stryker, Synthes, Tosoh, VITA Zahnfabrik, Yancheng Skyortho Dental Supplies, ZFX, Zimmer.
 
From the report:
 
A major factor currently driving the medical ceramics market is growing skepticism with regard to the performance and long-term biocompatibility of metallic implants.  As a result NanoMarkets believes that ceramic implants will experience considerable market growth.  By 2018, the total value of ceramics used in implants will have reached $1.8 billion, going on to reach $2.4 billion by 2020.
 
Meanwhile, NanoMarkets projects that revenues from ceramics used in regenerative medicine will more than double to reach $356 million by 2018.  Of particular importance here is the rise of scaffold-guided tissue engineering for which ceramics is ideal because of its biocompatibility.  NanoMarkets also believes that ceramic powders using alumina and zirconia will be extensively used in the bone reconstruction market.
 
Although the medical ceramics business will be dominated by alumina, zirconia and hydroxyapatite, other materials are on the rise.  For example, bioglass is expected to reach $240 million in sales by 2018, compared with around $110 million today.  The NanoMarkets report suggests further that – among other markets -- bioglass will prove useful in orthopedic reconstructions as part of trauma treatment and spinal surgery.  The report also expects nanoceramics to do well.  In fact many in vitro studies have shown that bone-forming cells called osteoblasts have proliferated on substrates with nanoceramic particles and coatings. However, there are still infection risks with nanoceramics that have yet to be addressed.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in medicine, energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the specialty chemicals industry. 

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services. 


 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan

NanoMarkets

(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Issues New Report Examining Use of Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays
Published: September 24, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics

Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report, “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays.”  In the report the firm states that quantum dots (QDs) will create significant opportunities for electronics manufacturers in the coming years through their ability to enable the creation of higher value intermediary products.   Furthermore, the arrival of QDs will pose a significant threat to OLED displays and lighting.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/market_opportunities_for_quantum_dots

About the Report:

This new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth market analysis of the opportunities emerging within the field of quantum dots (QDs), examining the latest products, strategies and technical developments in electronics applications for these emerging materials.  Within the report we assess how QDs are likely to penetrate addressable markets in lighting and display applications and along what time horizon.  We also examine the technology hurdles facing QDs broader adoption and how the industry will resolve them.  The report also evaluates the potential of QDs vs. competing technologies and provides NanoMarkets opinions on how well QDs will fare.

The report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of leading firms active in the QD space with attention paid as to which are the companies to watch in the market.   In addition, detailed and granular forecasts of QD shipments in volume and value terms and by application will be provided.

From the Report:

The value of quantum dot material will be less than $200 million in 2018 growing to $560 million by 2020.  Yet there are immediate opportunities to create and sell higher value-added intermediary products using QDs.  An example here is 3M’s Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) which is designed to make it easier for display makers to enhance existing backlighting units (BLUs) with QDs.  There is also potential for distinguishing QD products at the material level by adding tunability or making them cadmium-free.  High-performance blue QDs will also find a ready market.

TVs, cell phones and notebooks with QD-enhanced LCD displays are already being sold, with Sony, LG, Samsung and Sharp backing this technology. NanoMarkets expects that such products will clock up a healthy $10.5 billion at retail as early as 2016. While some big display firms are doing their own R&D, most are licensing the technology from startups such as QD Vision, Nanosys, Nano Photonica, and Nanoco Group.

Light-emitting QDs may eventually prove a serious challenge to OLEDs in the future.  OLED displays are being promoted because of their excellent color and suitability for flexible displays; attributes that QDs can match.  However, light-emitting QDs promise better power efficiency with the same level of color purity. In addition, QD emitters do not become burned out in the way that OLEDs do.  Although, displays using emissive displays have not shipped yet, by 2018 they are expected to reach $7.3 billion at retail.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Announces Release of New Report, “Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets 2013-2020”
Published: September 17, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials

Glen Allen, VA:  According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the global medical polymer market will grow from $2.3 billion (USD) in 2013 to over $3.5 billion in 2018.  The report titled, “Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets 2013-2020” identifies the current and future opportunities in the medical polymers space and provides guidance on the technical and regulatory framework in which these opportunities are arising. 

The report also includes granular eight-year forecasts and an analysis of the complete supply chain for medical polymers.  Firms addressed within the report include, Bayer MaterialScience, Celanese, Dow Corning, Dow Chemical, DSM, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Evonik, Solvay and others.

Details about the report are available at:
http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/worldwide_medical_polymer_markets_2013_2020

From the Report:

• Implants currently consume about half the medical polymers produced and are expected to account for around $1.6 billion in polymer sales by 2018. Polymers have been penetrating the implant market because they are lower cost and lighter weight than metal alternatives, such as titanium.  The report also indicates that increased use of medical imaging is creating further demand for polymers.

• According to the new NanoMarkets report, sales of polymers for diagnostic systems will reach $1.04 billion in 2018. In vitro diagnostics account for 50,000 to 60,000 metric tons of specialized and commodity plastics every year.  Most diagnostic procedures today are rapid, multi-assays, and plastics have become indispensable. The growth prospects in this sector are thus particularly strong.

• The report claims that PMMA, PS/styrenics, and PP are the leading medical polymers based on revenue accounting for around 26 percent of the market in 2013.  There are also some high-value niches appearing in the market.  Commercial elastomers that provide a “soft touch” are being used to coat accessories, such as catheters, gloves, and syringes, in order to impart a soft touch feel. Their use is expected to grow in intravenous drug delivery systems, cardio systems, and blood collection devices.

• The last decade has seen the rise of biodegradable polymers. The current trend suggests that in the near future, entire prostheses will be developed from these materials. While they will not be used to manufacture diagnostic products, biodegradable polymers will be incorporated into implants and some clinical labware.  There is some additional interest in discovering new biodegradable polymers for medical applications, but investment in this area is limited due to the need to complete extensive long-term studies in order to validate new materials.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in medical, energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry and has been actively involved in

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan

NanoMarkets

(804) 938-0030

rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Latest Report on Transparent Conductor Markets Sees $4.5 Billion Market in 2018
Published: September 06, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials
September 5, 2013
 
Glen Allen, VA: According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the global market for transparent conductors will generate $4.5 billion (USD) in 2018.  This report, “Transparent Conductor Markets 2013” is the latest from NanoMarkets.  It continues NanoMarkets’ coverage of the transparent conductor market, which dates back to 2007.  Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent_conductor_markets_2013.
 
From the Report:

In the new report, NanoMarkets’ notes that future revenue generation prospects for transparent conductors have declined because large OLED panels (lighting and TVs) have been slow to reach the market and also because of the devastation of the thin-film PV market by ultra-low-cost c-Si PV.  NanoMarkets now expects the entire market for transparent conductors to grow at a reduced rate of around eight percent annually.

By contrast, non-ITO transparent conductors will enjoy almost 22 percent annual growth, reaching around $1.3 billion in revenues by 2018.  NanoMarkets notes that in the past year there has been a lot of interest paid to silver nanowires and especially to metal meshes.  On the other hand, carbon nanotubes seem to have made little commercial progress.  And before any of these newer materials have really had a chance to take off, new transparent conductor materials based on graphene, copper and composites are being proposed and NanoMarkets wonders if there are just too many transparent conductor solutions right now and some may quickly drop by the wayside.

NanoMarkets also believes that while Microsoft’s enhanced support of touch in Windows 8 will increase the addressable market for transparent conductors used in touch sensors, this will be counteracted by new design directions for touch sensors which use fewer layers of transparent conductors.  These trends will lead to the revenues from transparent conductors sold for touch modules reaching around $250 million by the end of the decade, but then decreasing.

About the Report:
 
This new report provides the necessary strategic insight into how transparent conductor firms can best generate new business revenues in the in the display, solar panel and other sectors. This report also analyzes important developments on the transparent conductor materials front and it takes a peek at what the next generation of transparent conductors will look like and how these materials will extend addressable markets. 
 
This study also contains detailed eight-year forecasts in volume (square meters) and value terms.  For each of the applications covered there are breakouts of demand for ITO, other TCOs, ITO/TCO inks, carbon nanotube films, nanowire-based transparent conductors, metal meshes and conducting polymers.  There is also a forecast of ITO products by type (sputtering targets, films, coated glass, etc.). 
 
Finally, the strategies of the leading transparent conductor firms are also assessed in the context of the latest market developments. Among the firms discussed in this report are 3M, Agfa, AimCore, Atmel, AvaTec, AVCT, Bluestone, Cambrios, Canatu, Carestream, CIT, Cima NanoTech, Corning, Daicell, Ferro, FujiFilm, Fujimori, GemTech, Geomatec, Graphene Square, Gunze, Heraeus, Indium Corporation, Kodak, LG, Linde, Lintec, Merck, Mitsui, Nagaoka Sangyou, Nippon Soda, Nitto Denko Nippon Mining & Metals, NSG, Oike, PolyIC, Saint-Gobain, SinAn SNP, Samsung, Sanyo, Shenzhen Laibao, Suzhou NanoGrid, South Glass, Sumitomo, Suzutora, SWENT, TECO, Teijin, Toray, Tosoh, Ulvac, Unidym and UniPixel.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Issues New Report on Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry in the Smart Lighting Business
Published: July 30, 2013 Category: Emerging Electronics Smart Technology

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report, “Markets for Smart Lighting Driver, Controller and Sensor Chips” NanoMarkets estimates that the market for smart lighting chips will be about $530 million by 2018, growing to $1.3 billion by 2020.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets_for_smart_lighting_driver_controller_and_sensor_chips

This report analyzes and forecasts opportunities for chipmakers in LED drivers, MCUs and sensors for smart lighting. Smart lighting includes systems providing high levels of energy efficiency, color tuning capabilities and/or visible light communications.

The report contains more than 20 exhibits providing detailed eight-year market projections of seven major smart lighting chip types in both revenue and volume terms.  Additional breakouts are provided by (1) the part of the lighting system in which the chips are used and (2) the technology generation of the system itself and (3) the type of building, vehicle or location in which the smart lighting systems will be used.

Firms mentioned in the report include:  Acuity Brands, ARM, Atmel, Broadcom, California Eastern Labs, Casio, Cavet, Cypress Semiconductor, Daintree Networks, Digi, Dresden elektronik, Eastfield, Easylite, Echoflex, Energy Automation Systems, EnOcean, Fifth Light, FlexiPanel, Freescale, Leviton, IBSEN, Infineon, Intel, Leedarson, Libellium, Lumenergi, Lumetric, Lutron, Luxim, Marvell, Masco, Microchip Technology, MK Electric, MMB Research, Nivis, NXP, OLEDCOMM, Omnio, Osram, Panasonic, Philips, Radiocrafts, Radios Inc., Renesas, RF Monolithics, Schneider Electric, Sena, Sharp, Siemens, Silicon Labs, STMicroelectronics, Supreme Architecture, Sylvania, Telegesis, Texas Instruments, Universal Lighting, and Zonoff.

From the Report:

As the LED backlighting market slows, LED driver firms will shift their attention to the growing smart lighting market.  New types of value-added LED drivers are expected to emerge to meet the needs of smart lighting, including many with embedded sensors and MCUs.  Sales of LED drivers for smart lighting systems are expected to reach $255 million by 2018, growing to $595 million by 2020.

Despite this growth, LED driver chips for energy efficient lighting will commoditize quickly. Chipmakers will then turn their attention to color-tunable lighting for improved mood, health and job performance.  Here there is still considerable opportunity to designing innovative chips enabling cool-to-warm adjustment and the ability to cycle through a range of colors.  Chips consumed by color tuning smart lighting systems will reach almost $435 million by the end of the forecast period considered in this report. Future light tuning chips for lighting systems will also be built around a new generation of LED microarrays

The opportunities for selling wireless sensors into smart lighting systems are also increasing and should produce revenues close to $200 million by 2018.  NanoMarkets is seeing a growing interest from smart lighting firms in ZigBee chips embody the ZigBee Light Link Protocol.  A new attraction for lighting makers is the recently ratified ZigBee IP standard which provides a secure frame for complex energy management networks, including lighting systems.  NanoMarkets also expects to see the sensors for lighting systems using the EnOcean energy harvesting technology now that this is an international standard. EnOcean standards have already been designed into light switches and occupancy sensors.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the smart lighting space for more than three years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Issues New Report on Opportunities for Smart Windows
Published: June 12, 2013 Category: Glass and Glazing Smart Technology
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report, “Worldwide Smart Windows Markets 2013-2020.” This report analyzes and forecasts opportunities for smart (self-dimming) windows in residential buildings, commercial real estate, automobiles and trucks, aircraft and public transportation.  It also includes more than 70 exhibits providing detailed market projections – in both value and volume (square meters) terms -- with breakouts by technology and applications. Technology coverage includes: passive retrofit films, thermochromics, and photochromics, along with PDLC, SPD and electrochromics.  Both film and glass products are included.
 
Firms mention in the report include:  3M, Asahi Glass, Audi, BMW, Boeing, Cardinal, Chromogenics, Corning, DuPont, DuPont Teijin, Garware, Guardian, Gentex, GKN, GlasNovations, Glassonice, Innovative Glass, InvisiShade, LTI, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, NSG/Pilkington, Pleotint, Polytronix, PPG, Pro Display, RavenBrick, Research Frontiers, Sage, Saint-Gobain, Samsung, Scienstry, Sekisui, SKC, SmartGlass, Solutia/Eastman Chemical, Schott, SPD Control Systems, SwitchLite, Switch Materials, Toray, US e-Chromics, Velux, View, Vision Systems, Volkswagen, Xinology and Zeledyne.
 
NanoMarkets estimates that the market for smart windows is about $2.3 billion today, growing to $4.7 billion by 2018 and $5.3 billion by 2020.
 
The firm has announced that it will be co-hosting a webinar on Smart Windows with the FlexTech Alliance on Wednesday, June 26th of this month.  Persons interested in registering to attend may do so at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/519180638
 
From the Report:
 
·        NanoMarkets’ research indicates that smart windows still have to overcome a perception problem.  Many Architects and construction firms still tend to view smart windows as expensive and low performing.   Another trap for smart windows companies is misreading the recovery in the real estate markets around the world.  This may turn out to be temporary.  If so smart windows firms may overinvest and see a rapid decline in profitability if real estate markets go into a slump again.
 
·        NanoMarkets believes that the fastest growing market for smart windows over the period being considered will be for active smart window glass.  This is already a substantial market – just over $1 billion – and is expected to reach $2.7 billion by 2018.  Active glass windows combines the transparency of glass with full control of both light and heat and can be used both for buildings and vehicles.
 
·        While the US will continue to be the largest market for smart windows, China is where the greatest growth opportunities in the smart windows sector willbe found.  Currently the market for smart windows in China is around $285 million, growing to $740 million in 2018.  Many of the new commercial buildings in China are LEED-certified, making them very suitable for smart windows use.  Also, these buildings are designed by large Western architectural firms with a strong familiarity with smart windows.  In addition, the Chinese market for luxury cars – the kind of car most likely to use smart windows -- is growing fast and will soon overtake the U.S. market. We expect that by 2020, China will account for 23.8 percent of the smart windows market in cars and light automobile vehicles followed by the US at 21.8 percent.  It also seems likely that as smart windows technology is transferred to China, new Chinese smart windows firms will begin to emerge.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the smart glass space for more than five years.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Release of Report, “Markets for Radiation Detection Equipment”
Published: May 29, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics Smart Technology
Glen Allen, VA:   Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the launch of its newest report of the radiation detection market.  The report titled “Markets for Radiation Detection Equipment” predicts that the radiation detector is projected to grow from $25 billion (USD) in 2013 to $33 billion in 2020.  Despite the gloomy forecasts for the world’s economic engines, most of the markets that employ radiation detection equipment are experiencing and will experience growth above that projected in the macro forecasts.
 
Additional details about the report are available at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets_for_radiation_detection_equipment
 
NanoMarkets has also issued a related report titled, “Radiation Detection Materials Markets-2013.”  Additional details about that report are available at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/radiation_detection_materials_markets_2013. ;
 
The reports can be purchased as a set or individually.  NanoMarkets has posted excerpts from the reports as well as PowerPoint slides (available on request) on the firm’s website at http://www.nanomarkets.net.
About the report:

This report illustrates the trends in radiation sensors employed in four key applications arenas: medical detection and imaging, nuclear security and safety, energy and industrial applications, and scientific measurement and testing.

Within this report, NanoMarkets delivers eight-year forecasts for key sensors used in radiation detection applications, such as medical gamma cameras, RIIDS, portal monitors, PET detectors, oil exploration and scientific sensors (et.al.). All demand forecasts are segmented by device type and world region. Readers of this report will understand macro-market drivers affecting technological changes and understand where technology push may be forcing disruptive changes. Key participant organizations will be profiled to illustrate their strategies and needs in this diverse market.

NanoMarkets believes that executives and entrepreneurs, business development and product development professionals, as well as investors and inventors involved with radiation sensor equipment OEMs, electronics or materials providers, as well as device end users, will benefit from this comprehensive analysis.

Segmentation includes:

• Medical diagnostic applications of radiation detectors, which includes X-ray diagnostics and nuclear medicine.
• Radiation detectors in nuclear energy safety, including safety/security and process technology applications.
• Radiation detectors used for homeland security, including systems for early detection at ports and locations and for emergency responders.
• Radiation detectors for military applications, including threat assessment and soldier safety.
• Radiation detectors used in industrial and occupational safety, including health and academic institutional safety, food irradiation safety, and safety and early detection at scrap metal facilities.
• Radiation Detectors used in oil well exploration and extraction, including safety and waste handling and oil and mineral exploration.
• Radiation detectors used in big physics, including those for safety, as well as custom high energy physics and cosmology detectors.
• Radiation detectors used in manufacturing inspection, including industrial radiography and CT.
The vast majority of the devices covered are used in various industries and occupations for the detection and monitoring of radiation. We break out the most common types of devices used by most safety and security personnel. These include:
• PRDs and SPRDs: Personal/Spectroscopic Radiation Detectors,
• Dosimeters,
• RIIDS: Radioisotope Identification Devices,
• Area Monitors,
• Survey Meters, and
• Portal Monitors.
Also included are the specialized detector configurations for medical diagnostics:
• Film/Digital Radiography,
• Computed Tomography,
• SPECT devices (gamma cameras), and
• PET detectors. 
Finally, we discuss the market for specialized detectors:
• Oil Well Logging Detectors (cable and backpack mount),
• Custom Cosmology and Particle Physics Detectors, and
• Industrial Radiography and CT.

About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in advanced materials and provides unique coverage and forecasting of radiation detection markets.
Visit  http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Issues Newest Report on OLED Materials Markets, Sees $4.6 billion (USD) by 2020
Published: May 29, 2013 Category: OLEDs
Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has issued a new report covering the market for OLED materials markets.   NanoMarkets projects that the total market for OLED materials will grow from a value of about $450 million in 2013 to well over $4.6 billion by the end of the decade.  Of that total, the value of core, functional OLED materials—active layer materials like emitters, hosts, dopants, and hole and electron injection, transport, and blocking materials, but excluding electrodes, substrates, and encapsulation materials—will exceed $265 million this year, and grow to just over $1.6 billion by 2020, corresponding to about 60 and 35 percent of the total OLED materials market, respectively.
 
Additional details about the report, OLED Materials Markets (Nano-629) are available at:  http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled_materials_markets_2013
 
About the Report:
 
This report is the latest update from NanoMarkets on the OLED materials markets. In it, we quantify the opportunities that are emerging for materials suppliers, where the key determinants of long-term success will be improving performance while also reducing the total cost of ownership. We also analyze recent developments in the OLED materials supply chain; for example, we discuss how the geographical center of OLEDs is shifting towards Korea, and we discuss changes in strategy and product portfolios of key materials firms like UDC, DuPont, Cheil, Novaled, and Sumitomo.
 
The report contains detailed volume and revenue forecasts for materials used for OLEDs broken out by application, material type, functionality, and deposition method wherever possible. 
 
Other Findings:
 
In 2013, small and medium displays will account for over 99 percent of the total $450 million market for materials used in OLED displays. And, NanoMarkets forecasts that by the end of the forecast period in 2020, over 35 percent, or more than $1.6 billion, of the total market for OLED materials will be attributable to small and medium displays, like those found in smartphones and tablets.
 
NanoMarkets estimates that while the contribution of OLED TVs to the total OLED materials market today is negligible, its size can grow to nearly half of the market value, or over $2.3 billion, by the end of the decade.
 
NanoMarkets forecasts that the value of the total market for OLED materials for lighting applications is less than $3 million today, and that it can grow to over $630 million by 2020.  To get there, materials suppliers can help by developing products that enable manufacturers to reduce costs, improve yields, increase panel sizes, and improve lifetimes and efficiencies.
 
While quite a few OLED materials suppliers still exist, there have been important developments towards consolidation of power with respect to key OLED materials suppliers UDC and Novaled. 
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the OLED and OLED materials space for more than six years.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report on Smart Windows
Published: May 09, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced that it will be publishing a new analysis of the smart window market in June of this year.  The report titled, "Worldwide Smart Windows Markets: 2013-2020" is the next in the firm's on-going coverage of the smart glass market that dates back to early 2011.  Additional details about the report are available on the firm's website at www.nanomarkets.net.  The firm has posted the report with pre-publication pricing that will remain in effect until June 7th.

About the Report:

NanoMarkets has now been tracking the smart windows for four years.   During that time many smart windows technologies have become mature, reducing the uncertainties associated with deploying smart windows in both buildings and vehicles.  At the same time, higher energy prices ensure that the value created by smart windows is increasing rapidly.

With these trends in mind, this latest smart windows report from NanoMarkets examines where the next opportunities in the self-dimming and self-cleaning windows sector are coming from.  As with the previous NanoMarkets reports in this space, it pinpoints where the money will be made – and lost – in the worldwide smart windows business.  But in this report we have focused especially on projecting the take up of smart windows in the construction, automotive and aerospace industries and the likelihood that it will be specified by designers and architects. The report also discusses which countries and geographical regions present the best potential for selling smart windows.

As part of the overall analysis, this report also examines the numerous cost and technical challenges that will have to be overcome in this market to make new products a success.  In addition, this report also develops a roadmap for the next-generation smart windows technologies, especially with regard to more effective self-dimming and self-cleaning glass.  Based on the road-mapping process we discuss how the growth of the smart windows will create market opportunities not just for traditional building and automotive window suppliers but also for the glass and coatings industries more broadly.

As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report contains an eight-year forecast of shipments and revenues in this market and an appraisal of the latest strategies of major players in this market.  NanoMarkets believes that this report will provide guidance to all those interested in the business prospects of smart windows over the coming decade.  These will include marketing and business development executives in the glazing, coatings, construction, automotive and aerospace industries.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is the recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for the windows and glass industry and has published reports on a variety of smart glass.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.


Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Announces Release of Report, “Radiation Detection Materials Markets 2013
Published: May 02, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials

Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the launch of its newest report of the radiation detection materials market.  The report titled “Radiation Detection Materials Markets 2013” predicts that scintillation (crystalline and thin-film), semiconductor, and non-3He neutron detector materials revenues will grow from $2.3 billion (USD) this year to $3.7 billion in 2020.  The firm states that medical imaging will comprise the largest market for these materials followed by domestic and military and nuclear and scientific related applications. 

Additional details about this report are available on the firm’s website at www.nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets will be issuing a related report titled, “Markets for Radiation Detection Equipment” later in May.  Additional details about that report are available at here: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets_for_radiation_detection_equipment . 

The reports can be purchased as a set or individually. 

About the report:

This report identifies the latest opportunities for radiation detection materials and especially those that have emerged since NanoMarkets groundbreaking report in 2011.  A particular focus of this year’s report is how the opportunities for radiation materials are likely to change in the light of latest developments in end user sectors.  In each of these applications – and in others – this report examines which materials can best capitalize on the available opportunities, now and in the future.

Scintillation (crystalline and thin-film), semiconductor, and non-3He neutron radiation detection materials are covered in this report in which we show how improving costs and performance is helping to increase the addressable markets for these materials.   As with all NanoMarkets reports, the new analysis of the radiation detection materials markets contains a granular eight year forecast, broken down by application (domestic security, medical imaging, military, nuclear power, industrial and geophysical) and type of material.  These forecasts are provided in terms of both revenues ($ millions) and volume (cubic centimeters sold).   Over 40 forecast tables are included in the report.

Companies mentioned in the report include; Acrorad, Alpha Spectra, BAE Systems, Canberra, Dynasil, GE, Horiba, HQTec, Northrop Grumman, Omega Piezo, Ortec, Phillips, Redlen Technologies, Saint Gobain, Siemens, Zecotek.

From the report:

  • In the medical field, an aging population in North America, Europe, and Japan has created one source of increased demand for radiological imaging equipment, and thus demand for scintillating radiation detection crystals.  In addition, economically emerging nations (BRIC nations and other similar economies) are creating demand for radiological imaging equipment in markets where there was previously little or no penetration of these advanced imaging techniques.

  • Scintillation materials for medical imaging will slowly transition away from some of the oxides, such as BGO, to some of the silicates and LaBr3 if crystal growth techniques can help bring prices down to justify materials changes for improved performance.

  • Thin-film scintillation materials for digital x-ray imaging represent a major area of growth over the next eight years.  The transition from traditional film and phosphor plates is happening currently, and will accelerate as the cost of digital x-ray panel detectors based on CsI become the norm in the medical field.

  • Cost reduction in radiation detection materials will come through economies of scale as larger improved factories come online, and performance will be improved through introduction of new materials with improved fundamental attributes.

  • Domestic security applications represent a steady growth sector for the foreseeable future.  Protection against radiological threats has been defined as a fundamental function of the domestic security apparatus in the US and most other nations that could be a target of radiological terrorism.   Once such funding becomes ingrained in the bureaucracy of state spending, while events like the current US sequester may temporarily threaten such spending, ultimately the threats are empty and the funding grows steadily.

  • Domestic security demand for improved resolution detectors for portals is still a priority.  Replacement of PVT-based detectors with NaI in many cases is ongoing, but radiation detection materials for primary screening with improved isotope identification capability are needed.  CLYC has just been introduced, but could be a candidate.  CZT has the resolution necessary, but currently the cost is too high.

  • 3He gas is currently the detector of choice for slow neutron detection of nuclear materials.  The demand for 3He is, however, three times current production.  3He currently is harvested from the decay of tritium in nuclear weapons and is nonrenewable, with the available weapons material declining due to disarmament requirements. As a result, the current crisis will only intensify.

  • 3He is therefore no longer approved for portal use, and the industry has transitioned to 10B-lined tubes.  6Li has not been adopted significantly for portals due to its poor sensitivity in the presence of significant gamma radiation, but work continues to improve 6Li for such applications.

  • Markets for nuclear power will likely experience slow growth, but may begin to rebound even in Japan as the cost of non-nuclear alternatives is felt.  One opportunity for radiation detection near nuclear plants will be in the consumer market for dosimeters.  It won’t be a mass market, but with new low-priced dosimeters available, there will be some demand.

  • Military markets will have significant demand for new small electronic dosimeters that can be wirelessly linked to provide real-time information to commanders.  The ability to more clearly understand the exposure of troops will provide better information to the command regarding the operational readiness of forces.

  • Room temperature isotope detection equipment based on CZT will also likely see a significant uptick in demand in military applications.  Eliminating the cooling requirement needed with current HPGe detectors for field operations will be a welcome improvement for military mobile isotope detection equipment.   Finally, there will be steady demand for more radiation detection monitoring near bases worldwide.

  • CZT represents a significant possibility for wide adoption in the isotope detection role, because it does not require cooling like HPGe. However, many years of work have gone into the crystal growth engineering of CZT, and while much improved, large single crystals like those grown in the semiconductor industry for silicon remain elusive.  If costs can be brought down, the future is bright; if not, CZT may be limited to applications where its high cost can be absorbed.

  • For materials suppliers, providing precursors for multiple paths of research at both lower purity and ultra-high purity will provide customers with the needed materials to quickly conduct research into new materials.  In addition, subcontracting to key suppliers of more exotic materials will be helpful. Finally, offering equipment to facilitate automation of materials discovery could be a differentiating factor between suppliers.

  • NaI(Tl) has been the dominant radiation detection material since its introduction 50 years ago due to a combination of low cost and good performance for most radiation detection applications.  While higher-performance materials will eat into its market share, NaI(Tl) will remain the dominant scintillating radiation detection material for the foreseeable future. 

  • While NaI(Tl) has the drawbacks of being hygroscopic, and in general pretty brittle and shock sensitive, the low cost and adequate sensitivity for most general applications supersedes the drawbacks. In addition, from a resolution perspective NaI again is good for most applications, but does not have the resolution necessary for demanding isotope identification tasks.

  • The key materials opportunity for scintillation detections materials is to improve on the drawbacks of NaI (hygroscopic, brittle, as good or better resolution) without increasing the cost to the point where the materials becomes economically unfeasible.

  • Lanthanum bromide is one new scintillation radiation detection material that possesses a significant improvement in resolution compared to NaI(Tl), but has been held back by crystal growth issues and the fact that one company holds the intellectual property for the crystals.  Currently, the price is significantly higher than NaI, and it remains to be seen if there is a significant market at this price point.

  • Cesium iodide in crystalline form represents a good alternative to NaI(Tl) for low energy applications where the hermetic seal of NaI(Tl) detectors attenuates low energy signals., while cesium iodide thin films represent one of the biggest market opportunities for scintillating materials.

  • The x-ray imaging market is currently undergoing a major transition from traditional film and phosphor plates to digital imaging using thin film scintillators combined with amorphous silicon as the detector. Prices for thin-film detectors have fallen in half over the past 5 years, and if they can stay on or accelerate that cost reduction curve, the market opportunities are significant.

  • Strontium Iodide represents an intriguing new entrant into the scintillating materials area.  Developed at LLNL and LBL, it has improved resolution compared to NaI(Tl) and should be able to function in an isotope detection role, is chemically and physically robust, has a good      light yield, and seems to be quite easy to grow based on early laboratory experience.  It is a very new material that has not been introduced to the market yet;  however, if the data from the government labs can transition from the lab to volume production, it is a material to watch. 

  • BGO and other oxide scintillating materials have been the work horse materials for PET and SPECT radiological imaging applications.  While they will not be superseded in the near term, they will likely slowly see market share fall off as new scintillators for radiological imaging enter the market.

  • Cerium doped Cs2LiYCl6 (CLYC) is one of the most exciting new scintillation materials to become commercially available in the past year.  CLYC as a higher resolution than NaI, can be made by standard crystal growth techniques, and can be used for both neutron and gamma ray detection.

  • Plastic and organic scintillators will still have a place in the market where very large volume detectors with little discrimination ability are useful.  They will still be used for cargo screening in very cost-sensitive applications, but will fade where discrimination of radiation type is necessary.  There may be some improvement in resolution using some of the metal loading techniques that are now being implemented.

  • Nanocrystalline and advanced composites are mostly still in the exploratory phase, but the quantum confinement that these synthetic techniques allow can greatly modify the optical and electronic band structures of materials and will likely lead to new forms of some of the bulk scintillators with improved resolution and light yield.

  • High purity germanium (HPGe) is the highest resolution semiconductor material, and no other material will be able to challenge it for the foreseeable future.  While HPGe is of unmatched resolution in the isotope identification role, it has the drawback of required cooling to liquid nitrogen temperatures to achieve high resolution.  Recently, Peltier coolers have eliminated the liquid nitrogen requirement, but the thermoelectric coolers have cost, energy consumption, and form factor issues of their own that make them a less than optimal      solution.

  • Cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) represents the most studied material that has demonstrated adequate performance as a room temperature detector alternative to HPGe.  While CZT does not have as good a resolution as HPGe, for most domestic security applications it can satisfactorily perform the isotope identification role that currently is done by HPGe and CZT-based detectors have a much improved form factor.

  • However, CZT has struggled with significant crystal growth issues and has a cost that is several times higher than that of HPGe (already much more expensive than the scintillators).  Unless this cost can be significantly reduced, CZT will be too expensive, except in those applications where the form factor of the detector is critical, such as mobile domestic security and military applications.

  • If the cost can be reduced, CZT could have major radiological imaging applications.  The higher resolution and sensitivity allow for lower doses of radioisotopes and shorter scan times.  GE medical has purchased some CZT crystal synthesis capacity.

  • Aluminium antimonide (AlSb) represents another possible room temperature semiconducting material, but it is less developed than CZT.  AlSb has been demonstrated by LLNL, but contamination and doping issues in during crystal growth still need to be addressed.  Meanwhile, silicon carbide represents a well-known room temperature radiation detector that has applications as a dosimeter in high radiation environments due to its radiation hardy structure.

  • Finding substitutes for 3He for neutron detection has been one of the biggest transition areas in radiation detection materials over the past 2-3 years.  BF3, boron-lined tubes, 6Li-coated plastic fibers and 6Li-coated glass fibers are viable candidates for 3He substitutes in portal and handheld detection applications.

  • Of the viable neutron detection substitutes, only boron-lined tubes are commercially available that meet the form factor of current portals and requirements for equivalent efficiency to 3He, low gamma ray sensitivity, and retention of neutron detection efficiency in the presence of high gamma radiation sources.

  • BF3 meets the efficiency spec for a 3He substitute, but cannot meet the spec within the form factor of current 3He portals.  It is also highly toxic and requires higher voltage electronics than current 3He systems. Li doped glass and plastic fiber systems available today do not meet the efficiency specification for a 3He substitute.  Glass fibers systems also are unable to maintain their neutron detection efficiency in the presence of large gamma ray sources.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in advanced materials and provides unique coverage and forecasting of radiation detection markets. Visit  
http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Issues Latest Report on Smart Lighting Market, Sees $3.8 billion (USD) Opportunity in 2017
Published: May 01, 2013 Category: Smart Technology

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its report titled “Smart Lighting Markets and Opportunities 2013.”  In its latest report, NanoMarkets sees significant opportunities for luminaire and electronics components firms to capitalize on the current demand for improving energy efficiency in commercial, residential, transportation and outdoor lighting applications as well as longer-term opportunities in health, mood and job performance improvements that smart lighting will enable.  Details about the report including an excerpt are available at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_lighting_markets_and_opportunities_2013

About the report:

NanoMarkets’ latest analysis of the worldwide smart lighting market projects that revenues from smart lighting are expected to escalate rapidly in the coming decade growing from over $400 million (USD) in 2013 to $3.8 billion in 2017 and to over $11.4 billion in 2020.  The need to generate costs savings in commercial and multi-tenant buildings as well as in urban outdoor lighting infrastructure will be the primary market driver for smart throughout the forecast period. 

NanoMarkets believes that the biggest wins in the smart lighting business will go to those who can differentiate themselves in the market by offering value-added features and interfaces to building automation systems. As it happens, it is becoming increasingly easy to achieve such differentiation.  The latest lighting research indicates that beyond energy efficiency improvements, smart lighting can also lead to improved health and mood, while newer technology is showing the way to using smart lighting systems for air quality monitoring and even the delivery of information services.  At the same time, improved control algorithms will permit the basic lighting management functionality of smart lighting to be performed much more effectively.

With these important developments in mind, this NanoMarkets’ report offers guidance on where new smart lighting business revenues will be generated over the next few years and beyond.  The report builds on NanoMarkets’ previous smart lighting report published in 2012 as well as on our seven-year experience of analyzing the solid-state lighting industry.

In this year’s report, we have considerably extended the report coverage to include analysis beyond the energy-saving features of smart lighting to other business opportunities that the arrival of smart lighting is creating.  But as with NanoMarkets previous report on smart lighting, this report shows how new value is being created in the lighting market by adding enhanced electronics and intelligent luminaires and how such product strategies will be able to build on the massive trend towards introducing LED lighting.

Also included in this new report is an analysis of the smart lighting strategies of the firms that NanoMarkets expects to see as major players in the smart lighting space.  We examine what the prospects for start-ups are in this space.  In addition, there is an eight-year market forecast with breakouts by type of product, end user market segment, and the regions/countries where this report will be sold.

NanoMarkets believes that this report will provide much needed data and strategic analysis for planners and marketers throughout the lighting, semiconductor, sensor and networking industries.


About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the advanced lighting since 2006.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Releases Two New White Papers Covering Silver Inks and Encapsulation
Published: March 26, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics

Glen Allen VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of two white papers that are available for download from the firm’s website at http://www.nanomarkets.net. ;

The two papers titled, “The Coming Strategic Crisis in the Silver Inks and Pastes Business and How it Can be Overcome” and “Is There a Market for Novel Encapsulation Technologies?” take a critical look at the changing fortunes for companies operating within these spaces and present some tough but necessary choices that firms must make in both markets.   There is no cost to access the papers.

The Coming Strategic Crisis in the Silver Inks and Pastes Business and How it Can be Overcome

NanoMarkets believes that the silver inks and pastes business will face significant strategic challenges in the next decade.  The firm is projecting that the total market for silver inks and pastes will contract from approximately $7.8 billion to about $7.5 billion by the end of the decade. 

While a market decline of under 4 percent does not seem like the end of the world, the industry is lacking a new opportunity to pursue as it has in the past when silver paste makers rode the home appliance wave into consumer electronics, then computers, cell phones and most recently solar panels, as each of these sectors took off.  But with hard times in the solar industry, the silver inks and pastes industry’s luck seems to have run out. There seems to be no big new market to take solar’s place.

This paper addresses what options remain available to silver inks and paste makers and was drawn from the NanoMarkets report, “The Silver Inks and Pastes Market 2013” issued in January on 2013.  The paper is available at www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/SilverInksWP.pdf

Is There a Market for Novel Encapsulation Technologies?

In the past few years, novel encapsulation technologies have become a hot topic in the thin-film, printed and electronics communities.  Many of the latest materials platforms for displays, lighting and solar panels appear to require higher performance encapsulation technologies.  And in response to this apparent need, new alternatives have appeared in the marketplace; notably multilayer barrier films and conformally deposited coatings.

While all this sounds like the makings of a good business case, recent history seems to be saying otherwise.  Encapsulation plays such as Symmorphix and (quite recently) Cambridge Nanotech have gone out of business while Vitex was swallowed up by Samsung.  And other startups are confessing that they are no longer sure how they are ever going to make big money out of their clever encapsulation ideas.

So the industry finds itself facing a paradox.  Some of the most exciting new thin-film-printed-organic technologies need new kinds of encapsulation.  Yet there is good empirical evidence that firms cannot make money providing these novel species of encapsulation.

This white paper addresses what is missing from the picture and details the strategic options facing the business.  The full paper can be downloaded from www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/EncapsulationWP.pdf

The contents from the paper were sourced, in part, from the NanoMarkets reports, “Markets for Inorganic and Organic Thin-Film PV Encapsulation” and “Markets for OLED Encapsulation Materials.”

About NanoMarkets

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Issues Latest Report on Market for OLED Lighting; Revises Forecasts Downward
Published: March 14, 2013 Category: OLEDs
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its report titled “OLED Lighting Market Forecast 2013.”  In its latest report, NanoMarkets has significantly lowered its previously released estimates on the future prospects for OLED lighting panels and luminaires.  And while the firm estimates that the OLED lighting products business can still surpass $2 billion (USD) in revenues by the year 2020, a number of market and technical factors will need to be overcome for this market opportunity to fully emerge.  Additional details about the report are available at:
http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled_lighting_market_forecast_2013

From the Report:

Most of the industry’s observers and participants have been targeting the year 2016 as the year that OLED lighting was to really take off.  Unfortunately though, in the past year the market showed no discernible technical advancements and from the manufacturing standpoint, there has been insufficient progress on bringing yields up and costs down to support OLED lighting’s entry into general illumination applications like office lighting.  Production facilities remain insufficient and the economies within both Europe and Japan are severely dampening market prospects.   Last but not least, the industry lacks a true market “champion” that will lead the business forward. 

NanoMarkets sees one of three possible scenarios for the OELD lighting business.

• Scenario 1: One or two “champion” firms will emerge (perhaps with government support), make substantial performance and process improvements, and sufficiently expand production capacity to bring costs down to a level that with finally enable penetration of general illumination markets. NanoMarkets believes that right now LG is  THE firm to drive the market but also notes that China’s influence on the OLED lighting business has yet to be felt.

• Scenario 2: If no champion emerges, costs stay high, and performance lags the competition then OLED lighting will be relegated to specialty, niche-only luxury lighting with a market value unlikely exceeding $500 million in revenues before the end of the decade.  This will certainly lead to a large exodus from the business.  

• Scenario 3: Industry fails to attain any reasonable targets – cost or otherwise – and thus relegating the technology to the dustbin of abandoned “revolutionary” technologies.  While NanoMarkets does not currently hold this position as the most likely, the industry’s failure to do more than offer future promises makes it a more sobering reality than anyone would have likely considered as recently as last year. 

About the report:

Within its new report, NanoMarkets examines three possible scenarios for the OLED lighting business.  It also assesses the product development and marketing strategies of the major players in the sector, including Philips, Osram, LG, Mitsubishi/Pioneer, PIOL, Novaled, Lumiotec, Kaneka, Visionox, Acuity Brands, LEDON OLED/Tridonic, First-o-Lite, WAC Lighting, GE, Samsung, Moser-Baer, and others. 
 
The report contains detailed, eight-year forecasts for OLED lighting, at both the OLED panel and luminaire/fixture level, in both value ($ millions) and volume (both area and units) terms, broken out by application. OLED lighting applications covered are: samples and designer “kits”, luxury luminaires, large-scale installations, residential lighting, commercial lighting, and automotive lighting. 

About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the OLED and OLED materials space for more than six years.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Issues New Report Covering Market for Sensors for the Internet-of-Things
Published: February 19, 2013 Category: Emerging Electronics Smart Technology

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report titled “Sensors for the Internet-of-Things: 2013 -2020” The report analyzes and quantifies the opportunities for Internet-connected sensor products in six key industry sectors:  home automation, commercial building automation, media and gaming, healthcare, the “Industrial Internet,” and “transportation and logistics.”   The report covers both the sensors and the hubs through which they are connected.

NanoMarkets estimates that the global market for IoT sensors will be approximately $1.6 billion ($US) in 2013, and will grow to a value of $17.6 billion ($US) by the end of the decade as sensors become increasingly connected to the Internet directly or through hubs.  However, NanoMarkets notes that much of this growth will be at the expense of conventional sensors with no Internet connectivity.
Additional details about the report are available at:  http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/the_market_for_sensors_in_the_internet_of_things_market_2013_to_2020

About the Report:

This report contains detailed, eight-year forecasts of sensors for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) broken out by type of application sector and type of sensor.  The forecast specifically covers devices that sense light, heat, touch/pressure, motion, sound and gas/chemical.   The report also examines the trends that are driving demand for IoT sensors in each major applications sector and the enabling technologies that are making deployment of IoT sensors possible. 
The report also discusses the strategies of firms that NanoMarkets believes will shape the IoT sensor market includingAmbient, Apple, AT&T, Ayogo, Axeda, FedEx, Freescale, GE, Ginger I/O, Google, Green Peaks, IBM, Intel, Interdigital, Invensense, Kore, Linquet, M2O, Microsoft, Nokia, OnStar, Orange, Ouya, QualComm, Red Pine, Rogers, Sensinode, Sony, Valve and Xi3.

From the Report:

• IoT sensors will become ubiquitous, but the market will be dominated by residential and commercial building automation and the “Industrial Internet.”  In 2018, NanoMarkets says that these applications will account for more than 90 percent of the market.  NanoMarkets sees especially rapid growth in sensors for the Industrial Internet which will help control industrial processes and smart objects in industrial environments.  But some of the most hyped applications – gaming and healthcare, in particular – have limited growth and market size potential.  For example, annual healthcare expenditures on IoT sensors will not grow beyond $400 million during the coming decade.

• NanoMarkets believes that a major opportunity exists to create cost-effective means of bringing legacy sensor networks online with a major opportunity for wireless sensor hubs which will generate revenues of $1.24 billion by 2018.  Commercially successful hubs will also need to be IPv6 Internet gateways, since few sensor devices directly support Internet protocols as yet.  Even when sensor devices begin to include security, context, localization and data context functions, it will be some time before they become affordable for IoT applications. 

• Automation of both commercial and residential building is where the largest revenues for IoT sensors will be generated, with commercial building automation accounting for $7.9 billion in revenues in 2018.  Energy control is the “killer app” here; just 1% savings in commercial building energy costs worldwide would amount to some US $62bn in savings through 2020. Building automation markets – especially the residential segment – need plug-and-play, convenience (on par with entertainment experiences) and the ability to use smartphones as controllers.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is the recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for the sensors industry.
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Issues New Report on Opportunities for Smart Mirrors
Published: February 04, 2013 Category: Glass and Glazing Smart Technology

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report titled “Smart Mirrors Markets 2013.” The report analyzes and quantifies the opportunities for both the existing market for automotive self-dimming rear-view mirrors and the emerging markets for even more sophisticated “digital mirrors” in automotive, consumer, healthcare, and advertising applications.  NanoMarkets estimates that the total global market for smart mirror technologies will be approximately $1 billion in 2013, and that this market will grow to a value of just of $3.4 billion ($US) by the end of the decade.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_mirrors_markets_2013

About the Report:

The report contains detailed, eight-year forecasts for smart mirror technologies broken out by both application and type of smart technology. Smart mirror technologies considered include self-dimming, self-cleaning, and self-repairing systems, as well as embedded electronics like sensors, displays, and cameras.  Application sectors covered include automotive rear-view smart mirrors (both interior and exterior), consumer and household smart mirrors, healthcare and medical-related smart mirrors, and smart mirrors in retail and advertising settings.

Within the report NanoMarkets examines the trends that are driving demand for smart mirror technologies in these sectors: safety, comfort/convenience, design/style, and marketing. In addition, product concepts, product development, and marketing strategies of key players in the development and commercialization of smart mirrors are discussed, including Gentex, Magna, AGC, Panasonic, Seura, and others.

From the Report:

There is already a proven, strong demand for light sensor-triggered, electrochromically self-dimming smart rear-view mirrors in the automotive sector. Self-dimming improves driver comfort and safety, and we expect this feature to continue to dominate smart mirrors market. However, going forward, the importance of value-added functionalities incorporated through the addition of more sophisticated electronics, including displays, touch capability, Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, etc., will grow.

Similarly, outside of the automotive sector, a wide array of new electronic functionalities in mirrors, like motion/occupant sensing, displays with user controlled and/or customizable content, network and/or internet connectivity, etc. will transform the humble mirror into a sophisticated digital device. Digital mirrors will act as information “hubs” for the user, enabling not only image reflection but also the delivery of useful and/or interesting information, thereby blurring the line between mirror and electronic device. 

Other Findings:

• Retail- and advertising applications are expected to be a strong area of growth for smart mirror technologies and these markets are expected to grow to over $450 million by 2020.

• Healthcare-related applications, in both home and professional settings, are also expected to be an excellent target market for early-entry smart digital mirrors.  The value of smart mirror technologies in healthcare-related applications is expected to grow to $240 million by the end of the decade.

• Sophisticated smart mirrors will also grow in consumer and household applications and is expected to grow to nearly $270 million by 2020.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is the recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for the windows and glass industry and has published reports on a variety of smart glass.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.


Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Report Projects Solar-Energy Storage Market to Reach Almost $2 Billion in 2018
Published: January 15, 2013 Category: Renewable Energy

Glen Allen, VA:   Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published a new report titled, “Solar Storage Markets -2013.”  This report forecasts revenues from batteries and supercapacitors for solar energy storage will reach almost $2 billion (USD) in revenues by 2018.  

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/solar_storage_2013 ;

About the Report:

This new NanoMarkets report provides an analysis of worldwide solar energy storage markets products including lead-acid, lead-carbon, lithium, NaS, sodium-nickel-chloride, and flow batteries, along with ultrabatteries and supercapacitors.  Storage demand for both retail PV users and utility-scale solar is analyzed. Eight-year revenue and volume projections are included with breakouts by technology, and geography.  Also included are profiles of leading-edge solar storage installations around the world.

Companies discussed include:  Abengoa Solar, Acciona, AES, Altair, Ambri, Axion, Brightsource, Cellenium, Cellstrom, Cogenra Solar, CSIRO, Daewoo, Deeya Energy, Ecoult, EDF, Endesa, eSolar, Exide, Fiamm Sonik, Firefly, Ford, GE, GeoBattery, Gildmeister, Hitachi, Ice Energy, International Battery, Johnson Controls, KEMA, Kyushu Electric, Maxwell, Mitsubishi, NEC, Nesscap, NGK, Panasonic, PG&E, Pratt & Whitney, Premium Power, Prudent Energy, RWE, SAFT, Siemens, Southern California Edison, RedT, Sumitomo, SunPower, SunVerge, SolarCity, Tokyo Electric, V-Fuel, VARTA, Xtreme Power  and ZBB.

From the report:

•    Despite the considerable technological innovation expected in energy storage, traditional lead-acid batteries will be the main revenue generator for solar energy storage over the next decade, accounting for more than $950 million in revenues in 2018.  They are readily available and low cost, yet have poor lifetimes and are becoming commoditized products.  Lead-carbon technology will improve the margins on this type of battery and will be used in solar farms and solar-based microgrid and will generate another $135 million by 2018.

•    There is also a growing level of interest in the use of lithium batteries in the solar sector and sales of these batteries are expected to generate $235 million by 2018.  Lithium batteries are already being sold for residential and solar-power microgrid applications in the U.S. and in Germany.  And in the next few years, Chinese solar energy storage firms seem likely to focus on lithium batteries given that China is a major source of lithium. Nonetheless, NanoMarkets believes that the future of lithium batteries will depend heavily on continued government R&D subsidies.  Otherwise in most countries, lithium batteries are likely to remain too expensive for solar applications.

•    Feed-in tariffs are declining in key geographies giving PV users an incentive to store the energy they produce. Battery suppliers are therefore expecting the market for batteries for residential PV users to explode and are designing specialized systems to meet the demand. Meanwhile in California, utilities are facing regulatory requirements to include storage in new facilities. Similar regulations may come into force in Germany.  NanoMarkets expects such regulatory requirements to produce new demand for the latest battery technologies for utility-scale PV and thermal solar facilities; above the storage at solar utilities that would be required just to maintain grid stability.  

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, solid-state lighting, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for both the energy storage and the solar energy industry and has been covering this market for more seven years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Issues Latest Report on Opportunities for Silver Inks and Pastes
Published: January 08, 2013 Category: Advanced Materials
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its latest report on industrial silver markets titled “The Silver Inks and Pastes Market 2013-2020.” The report quantifies the opportunities for printed silver in electronics applications over the next eight years.  While the industry will continue to drag from declining demand from the solar industry, NanoMarkets still sees opportunities for silver inks and pastes manufacturers both in traditional thick film markets as well as emerging display, lighting and electronics markets.  

Additional details about the report are available on the firm’s website at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/silver2013

About the report:

This report analyzes the opportunities for silver inks and pastes in all the relevant, major markets for printed silver circuitry, including PV, displays, lighting, RFIDs, sensors, and the traditional thick film applications. The report also discusses the product development and marketing strategies of some of the leading suppliers of silver inks and pastes, including DIC/Sun Chemical, DuPont, Ferro, Harima Chemical, Henkel, Heraeus, Ink-Tec, Methode, and others. Finally, the report includes a detailed eight-year forecasts for the materials in both volume and value terms and broken out by application, by ink/paste type (high-firing vs. low-temperature curing products), by ink/past composition (nanosilver vs. conventional silver), and by printing method (screen-printing, ink-jet, and other methods).

From the Report:

Conventional photovoltaics (PV) are extremely cost-sensitive and expensive silver circuitry is increasingly being replaced with cheaper alternatives, especially in backside PV metallization. NanoMarkets projects that silver inks and pastes in the PV sector will decline from a value of $4.9 billion in 2013 to about $3.4 billion in 2020.  Amid the gloom, however, there is some good news:

•    Silver’s superior conductivity and compatibility with low-temperature processing means that it is hard to replace in many applications, including traditional applications for printed silver in the thick film electronics market. Traditional thick-film applications for printed silver will use $2.4 billion worth of silver inks and pastes in 2013, and this sector will grow to a value of about $3.4 billion by 2020.

•    In addition, the ongoing megatrend toward miniaturization of electronic circuitry means that manufacturers will be looking for higher value-added inks that target specific, new niches. This trend will lead to increasing opportunities for higher resolution printing inks designed for deposition by ink-jet, flexographic, gravure, and other printing methods. While the market in 2013 for silver inks is expected to a modest $260 million, the value could grow to well over $1 billion by the end of the decade.

•    Finally, several new sectors may turn out to be big users of printed silver circuitry.  Possibilities are flexible displays – perhaps still three to five years away – but also OLED lighting, which could turn into a big user of silver if the technology takes off as expected, and the sensors market, which is growing as part of the ubiquitous electronics trend that seeks to create a world of pervasive computing and an “Internet-of-Things.”

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, solid-state lighting, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for the silver inks and pastes business and has been covering this market for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

 
NanoMarkets Report Says Smart Grids Will Use $6.1 Billion in Electrical Storage Products in 2018
Published: December 13, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Smart Technology

Glen Allen, VA:   Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published a new report titled, “Batteries and Supercapacitors for the Smart Grid-2013.”  This report claims the grid-storage market will reach $6.1 billion (USD) by 2018 making energy storage one of the fastest growing opportunities in the smart grid industry. 

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/batteries_and_supercapacitors_for_the_smart_grid_2013

This report provides analysis of worldwide grid-storage markets products including lead-acid, lead-carbon, lithium-ion, sodium-sulfur, sodium-nickel-chloride, and flow batteries, along with ultrabatteries and supercapacitors.  Retail, wholesale and microgrid opportunities are covered, along with how frequency regulation, regenerative energy capture and renewable power integration, will impact demand for grid storage.  Eight-year revenue and volume projections are included with breakouts by application, storage technology, and geographical region.

Companies discussed include:  Advanced Battery, Altair, Ambri, Aquion,  Axion, Boston Power, C&D , Cellennium,  Cellstrom, China BAK, China Ritar Power, Cobasys, Deeya Energy, Ecoult, Energ2, Enersys, Exide, Fiamm Sonik,  Firefly, Sonik, GE, GeoBattery, Hitachi, Johnson Controls, Kyushu Electric, Maxwell, Mitsubishi, NEC, Nesscap, Nexeon,  Navitas, NGK, Panasonic/Sanyo, Premium Power, Prudent Energy, REDT, Revolt, SAFT, Siemens, Sumitomo, TEPCO, Ultralife, V-Fuel, Wanxiang and ZBB

From the report:

The default option for grid batteries today is lead-acid, accounting for more than 55% of revenues from grid batteries currently.  By 2018, this share will decline to around 30% as new grid battery technologies become commercialized.  The lead-acid battery will itself get an upgrade; carbon electrodes, promising a 4x performance improvement. In addition, the ultrabattery, with combination lead/carbon electrodes will compete for grid-storage markets.  In 2018, lead-carbon batteries/ultrabatteries will generate around $300 million in revenues.

Grid storage for remote locations, microgrids and cell phone towers are already economically viable. This is driving demand for lead-acid and Zebra (sodium-nickel-chloride) batteries.  Another wave of storage deployment is about to occur on the customer side of the meter for power-quality, peak-shaving and grid-stability applications creating demand for flow and lithium-ion batteries.  During this second wave the penetration of renewables will rise above 20%, making grid storage necessary to stabilize the grid because of intermittent generation.  A final wave of grid storage is expected for retail peak shifting applications.

Although lithium-ion batteries are receiving considerable attention, it is immature and high cost and its current growth relies on government subsidies.  When subsidies disappear, sodium-sulfur and Zebra batteries will be a better deal for power companies and large end users than lithium-ion.  The best hope for lithium batteries is where a supplier who is committed to lithium sells it as part of a comprehensive solution such as for smart buildings.  Jonson Controls and SAFT are doing this.  Revenues from lithium batteries are expected to reach $775 million by 2018.

Supercapacitors will become integral to grid storage, as costs go down and capacities increase.   By 2018, supercaps will generate $1.1 billion in revenues from grid-storage, especially regenerative braking on grid-attached light rail and frequency regulation.  Here supercaps can result in a 30% reduction in electrical costs.  The long lifetimes and near-zero maintenance for supercapacitors make them attractive for such applications.  Supercaps will improve performance with new materials; including nano-structured metal oxides, perovoskites, nanotubes and graphene increasing capacity 5-10 times compared to activated-carbon supercapacitors. 

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in advanced materials. The firm is the recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for a variety of energy storage markets. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets’ Latest Report Forecasts the Bio-Plastics Market Through 2020
Published: December 10, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published an in-depth analysis of worldwide markets for bio-plastics, covering all major bio-plastics including starch-based bio-plastics, bio-polyesters, cellulose-based bio-plastics and bio-polymers.  The report titled “Bio-Plastics Markets –2013,” claims that revenues from bio-plastics will reach $6.1 billion by 2018, with 8.6 million tons of bio-plastics shipped.

The report also discusses new feedstocks such as seaweed, and carbon dioxide.  Applications analyzed include food and pharma packaging, waste bags, medical implants, diapers, mulch foils, electronics, and tires/automotive.  Eight-year forecasts with breakouts by materials type, applications and region are included.

The report discusses the activities of many firms pioneering the use of bio-plastics including Arkema, Avantium, BASF, Braskem, Bridgestone, Cargill, Casda, Coca Cola, Cooper Tire, Danone, Dow Chemical, Faurecia, FKuR, Gevo, Green Dot, Heinz, Hisun Biomaterials, Innovia Films (UK), Invista, LanzaTech, M & G, Metabolix, Mitsubishi Chemical, Mitsui, Nike, Novamont, P&G, PTT, Purac, Showa Denko, Solvay, Teijin, Toray and Uhde Inventa-Fischer

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bio_plastics_markets

More from the report:

While bio-plastics represent only 1% of the total plastics market today, NanoMarkets’ report projects that amount will grow to 7% by 2020.  Market drivers include recyclability of bio-based PA, PE and PET and the bio-degradability/compostability of other bio-plastics.  The sector will benefit from European and Japanese mandates favoring compostable/recyclable materials, also the involvement of big name firms such as BASF and Dow Chemical which are investing billions of dollars into bio-plastics.

To reach full potential, bio-plastics must come down in price; today they are two-to-three times the price of fossil-based plastics. This sector is also highly capital intensive.  For every one million tons of bio-plastics production capacity, at least $1.25 billion is invested. 

Cost reductions will be achieved through economies of scale and by using less expensive feedstocks; switching to cassava for bio-PLA will reduce feedstock cost by 70%.  Another factor that will help bio-plastics will be ongoing technical improvements such as better barrier coatings.

The consumption of bio-plastics by the packaging industry will amount to 1.3 million tons in 2013; almost 75 percent of bio-plastics shipped.  Packaging will still hold a 65 share of the bio-plastics market as late as 2020.  For plastic bottles, bio-PET is expected to replace fossil-based plastics entirely and PLA foamed structures are expected to take a noticeable share of the food container segment.

The other big bio-plastics opportunity lies in the automotive segment, which is expected to consume just 75 million tons of bio-plastics in 2013 but more than 10 times that amount in 2018.  Bridgestone and Cooper Tire are developing bio-plastic tires and bio-based butadiene tires will be retailing by 2014.  Mitsubishi is doing R&D work on bio-plastics for automotive interior parts. Bio-plastics that are expected to be used in the automotive segment include PLA blends, bio-PA, bio-PE, and bio-PET.

Bio-plastics product is shifting to Asia and South America, closer to where feedstocks are grown. By 2020 nearly 80% of bio-plastics will be produced in these regions.  Chinese companies are already making bio-plastics and firms such as Arkema and BASF are investing in the Chinese bio-plastic sector.  Chinese domestic consumption for bio-plastics will also grow rapidly, but will be constrained by Chinese government concerns with using food crops for feedstocks.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in advanced materials. The firm is the recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for a variety of functional plastics-related markets.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
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rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets’ Releases Latest Report Analyzing the Market for Smart Glass in the Automotive Sector
Published: December 04, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing Smart Technology
Glen Allen, VA:   Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published a new report titled “Smart Glass in the Automotive Sector -2013.”  This report projects that revenues from smart glass and related coatings sold to the automotive sector will reach $3.5 billion by 2018.
 
Additional details about the report are available at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_glass_in_the_automotive_sector_2013

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the worldwide automotive smart glass market, covering self-tinting, self-cleaning, self-healing and device-embedded glass. Eight-year revenue forecasts are included with break outs by type of materials, functionality and the applications within the vehicle in which smart glass is used.  The smart glass applications covered are windshields, mirrors, sunroofs, other automotive windows and dashboards.

The companies discussed in this report include: 3M, American Glass,  Apple, ASG, AutoGlass, Balcony Systems, BASF, Bayer, Cardinal, Carlex, ChromoGenics, Corning, Dow Chemical, Gentex, Guardian, Hitachi, Hypho Technology, NeoView Kolon, Nissan, NSG/Pilkington, Pleotint, RavenBrick, Research Frontiers, Saint-Gobain, Samsung, Solutia/Eastman, Sage, and others.  The report also discusses adoption strategies for smart glass by the major automobile and light truck companies.


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NanoMarkets’ bullish view of automotive smart glass is fostered by the fact that smart glass is used to promote safety, style and fuel economy; exactly the factors that have led to new technology deployment in the automotive sector for decades. Today, dimmable mirrors are the only automotive application that uses large amounts of smart glass; they currently account for well over $450 million in annual smart glass consumption.  However, novel coatings based on nanomaterials and biomaterials will emerge that will bring self-cleaning and self-repairing glass up to performance levels suitable for use in automotive applications.

Windshield glass usage in individual vehicles continues to increase as does the number of models with large areas of roof glass.  Glass is also important to the worldwide trend towards smaller vehicles; greater use of glass generates an impression of light and space. This presents the smart glass suppliers with a growing addressable market, despite the automotive market being in the doldrums. Some small vehicles now have as many as 15 glazed apertures, many fundamental to the overall appearance of the vehicle. 

The windshield should be the main target for automotive smart glass suppliers over the next decade and NanoMarkets expects the windshield aperture to consume $1.3 billion in smart glass products by 2018. Smart glass efforts are leading to such concepts as the wiperless windshield, the smart solar windshield and the self-repairing windshield. 

Smart glass sales for automotive information systems are also likely to grow fast. Such systems already use touch-screen technology with a large-area touch sensor embedded in the top glass.  In the future we will see more glass-embedded sensors that turn on lights or wipers as outside conditions vary. Augmented displays for navigation purposes will also require smart glass in both windshields and instrument panels; windshields will have to be treated with a reflective coating on one side and an anti-reflective coating on the other for data to be projected onto the dashboard.  Sales of smart glass for device-embedded applications such as these will generate $710 million by 2018.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is the recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for the windows and glass industry and has published reports on a variety of smart glass.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Issues Latest Report on Opportunities for Flexible Glass
Published: December 04, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics Glass and Glazing
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its report titled “Markets for Flexible Glass 2013” that analyzes and quantifies the opportunities for this novel material. NanoMarkets estimates that the market potential for flexible glass will surpass $600 million (USD) in 2017 with OLED displays and lighting becoming major growth factors within the business starting in 2018.  Additional details about the report are available at:
http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/flexible_glass_markets_2013_and_beyond

About the Report:

Within the report NanoMarkets examines the product development and marketing strategies of the major players in the development and commercialization of flexible glass within the global glass industry. Major glass firms discussed include Corning, Nippon Electric Glass, Schott, Asahi Glass Company. We identify which firms are the "companies to watch" and which will be the likely winners and losers in the rise of flexible glass space.

The report also contains detailed, eight-year forecasts, in area (millions of square meters) and value ($US millions) terms of flexible glass used for both substrates and for encapsulation broken out application. Forecasts are also broken out by device format, i.e. in terms of rigid vs. flexible panels.

Applications covered include:
•    LCDs
•    OLED displays
•    E-Paper displays
•    OLED lighting
•    Photovoltaic (PV) panels, and
•    Sensors (including touch sensors) and other, electronic components.

From the Report:

In the past year, the flexible glass sector has expanded its commercialization efforts, and most of the major glass firms have ramped up activities. Global glass giant Corning officially released its 100 μm-thick Willow Glass – in roll, sheet, and ITO-coated sheet form – in 2012, and is targeting lightweight products in the display sector.  Meanwhile, Asahi Glass, NEG, and Schott have also continued their efforts to commercialize thin, flexible glass products, for applications in displays, touch sensors, and PV panels.

The most immediate selling point for flexible glass is that it has the potential to provide a lighter-weight and lower-cost alternative to rigid glass for the burgeoning mobile communications and computing sectors.  The firm cautions that flexible glass prices today remain quite high and they will need to come down substantially for flexible glass to meet its potential and gain widespread adoption. 
Other findings from the report include:

•    The overall flexible glass market is expected to be valued at about $130 million in 2013, and the value is expected to exceed $2.1 billion by the end of the forecast period in 2020.

•    The value of flexible glass used in intrinsically flexible devices (flexible displays, flexible solar panels, etc.) is expected to grow from a value of only about $7 million in 2013 to more than $260 million by 2020, or about 13 percent of the total market value.

•    OLEDs – both displays and lighting – are expected to be a key growth area for flexible glass, since the material can be used both as a flexible substrate and to provide superior barrier performance.  The market for flexible glass in OLEDs is expected to have a value of about $4 million in 2013, and the value is expected to grow to nearly $700 million by 2020, thereby accounting for about one-third of the total market for flexible glass.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Issues New Report Analyzing Market Potential for Self-Cleaning Windows
Published: November 15, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing Smart Technology

Glen Allen, VA:   Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has today issued a report titled, “Self-Cleaning Windows Markets - 2013.”  In the report the firm projects that the market for self-cleaning windows will triple in revenue from current levels to around $1 billion (USD) in revenue by the year 2018 as a result of improved technology as well as important energy sector and demographic megatrends.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/self_cleaning_window_markets_2013

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the worldwide smart-cleaning windows market with coverage of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic technologies, as well as the latest attempts to use nanomaterials and biomaterials in this sector.  Detailed eight-year revenue forecasts are included with break outs by type of building, type of self-cleaning technology and whether windows are installed in new builds or retrofits.  The forecasts also break out the windows themselves and coatings that are sold directly to end users and glazing professionals.

The organizations discussed include: Balcony Systems, Cardinal, Hypho Technology, International Trading & Consulting, nanoShell, NSG (Pilkington),  Cyndan Chemicals, Lotus Leaf Coatings, NanoPhos, PPG, RainAway, Reactive Surfaces, Shanghai Huzheng, Saint-Gobain, Viridian and Xerox.

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Self-cleaning windows will experience increased demand because of building codes that require much higher levels of energy efficiency.  Zero-energy building mandates for self-cleaning windows -- prevalent in Europe -- are especially important because solar energy transmission through windows must be finely optimized.  Energy efficiency in solar homes and offices can also be boosted by using the same self-cleaning coatings that have been developed for windows on solar panels.

Meanwhile, self-cleaning windows continue to improve in performance. Entirely new kinds of self-cleaning coatings are beginning to emerge that will offer enhanced capabilities and attract a wider customer base for self-cleaning windows.  Reactive Surfaces is developing self-cleaning surfaces using special enzymes, while Lotus Leaf Coatings is developing self-cleaning surfaces using nano-patterning.

Even conventional self-cleaning technologies have now reached "industrial strength" and their performance is good enough for commercial buildings whereas before they have been used previously primarily in residential buildings.  Higher performing self-cleaning windows are finally able to make a serious contribution to lowering maintenance costs, which will attract professional building managers and not just homeowners.  For similar reasons, self-cleaning windows will also be of growing usefulness in regions where the population is becoming elderly.  While sales of self-cleaning windows outside of the residential sector are not sizable now, they will head towards $350 million by 2018.

The report also notes that self-cleaning windows technology fits in well with the general trend towards more multifunctional intelligence.  NanoMarkets foresees the growing incorporation of self-dimming, self-repairing and photovoltaic capabilities into a single glazing unit designed for maximal energy efficiency.  And the firm also believes self-cleaning windows as being a perfect fit with such combinations.  The report projects that by 2018, advanced multifunctional window systems of this kind will generate around $100 million in revenues.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is the recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for the windows and glass industry and has published reports on a variety of smart glass

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Issues Report on Emerging Opportunities for Low-Cost Sensors
Published: November 09, 2012 Category: Emerging Electronics Smart Technology
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its report titled “Markets for Low-Cost Sensors 2012.” In this new report, NanoMarkets analyzes the opportunities for low-cost sensors in key applications over the next eight years. The report estimates that the total market for such sensors will grow from its current value of over $8.9 billion today to $13.2 billion (USD) by the year 2019, which corresponds to about 42 billion low-cost sensors shipped.

Additional details about the report are available at:

http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets_for_low_cost_sensors_2012

About the Report:

Within the report NanoMarkets reviews the key applications for low-cost sensors:  smart packaging for consumer goods; pharmaceutical smart packaging and healthcare-related applications; interactive media and disposable electronics applications; lighting applications, including both standalone lighting control units and smart lighting systems; building automation systems; and diagnostic test strips for monitoring of, for example, blood glucose or cholesterol levels in conjunction with an electronic meter.

Forecasts in each application are broken out by sensor type as follows: temperature sensors; humidity sensors; chemical, biochemical or gas sensors; and pressure, motion, or other physical factor sensors.  The report contains granular, eight-year forecasts for low-cost sensors, in both quantity (number of sensors shipped) and value ($ millions) terms, broken out by application and by sensor technology.

From the Report:

•    Diagnostic test strips, and blood glucose test strips in particular, will dominate the overall market.  The market value of blood glucose test strips will grow at a rate of about 3 percent per year, from $7.6 billion in 2012 to nearly $9.3 billion by 2019.

•    One of the fastest growing markets for low costs sensors will be in smart packaging applications, particularly in those that are enabled with sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, and various chemicals or gases in foods and personal care consumer goods.  NanoMarkets expects this area to grow from its relatively modest value of about $150 million today to over $1.1 billion by the end of the forecast period in 2019.

•    At the same time, applications in interactive media, advertising, and disposable electronics are also emerging as a market for low-cost sensors.  The market value of low-cost sensors in these applications will grow from about $30 million today to over $160 million by 2019.

•    Low-cost sensors also have a role to play in some building automation systems, which monitor and control the heating, cooling, ventilation, and even lighting of (mostly commercial) buildings using a wirelessly connected network of sensors. Such systems seek to improve efficiency through smart-metering of demand but also may be used to improve aesthetics, comfort, security, and safety.  Because of the large number of sensors per system, even small penetration rate for low-cost sensors translate into large revenues.  The market value of low-cost sensors in building automation systems is expected to grow from about $245 million in 2012 to just $1 billion by the end of the forecast period in 2019.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. NanoMarkets has provided coverage of sensors markets as part of a larger focus on the low-cost and printed electronics markets, and in this report we share the insights that we have garnered into the market opportunities that will emerge and grow for low-cost sensors in key application areas.

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Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Sees Printed Electronics Enabling $6.2 billion in Product Sales by 2017
Published: November 06, 2012 Category: Emerging Electronics
Glen Allen, VA:  A major revival of printed electronics (PE) is underway and industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has today issued a report titled, “Printed Electronics Version 3.0:  A Market Forecast,” identifying the key opportunities that PE now presents.  According to this report, revenues from PE-enabled products will reach $6.2 billion by 2017.

Printed electronics originally meant thick-film electronics (PE V1.0). But nearly a decade ago, the idea emerged that the printing more complex circuitry would lead to PE becoming a massive new industry.  The goals of this earlier phase of PE (PE V2.0) proved too ambitious; it failed to connect to genuine user needs.

NanoMarkets says that the latest phase of PE (PE V3.0) will be characterized by cooperation between all levels of the PE value chain; including end users.  It will focus on smart packaging, smartcards, interactive printed media, disposable electronics, mobile and TV displays, lighting and solar panels.  PE will never become the huge industry once hoped for.  Instead PE V3.0 will be an important enabler for several applications and a profitable niche business in its own right.

The report quantifies these opportunities in terms of revenues generated by PE V3.0 at three levels of the value chain.  In addition, to an eight-year forecast of PE-enabled products, the report also contains projections of PE components and specialist inks.  The components covered are thin-film transistors, memories, batteries, sensors, displays and lighting.  The organizations discussed include: Agilent, Bank of America, Bemis, DuPont Teijin, eBay, E Ink, Enfucell, Esquire Magazine, Fujifilm Dimatix, GE, Gemalto, HelioVolt, Holst Centre, ISET, Jenn Feng, Kovio, MasterCard, Merck, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Nanosolar, Oxford Photovoltaics, PARC, Pioneer, PolyIC, PragmaticIC, Pragmatic Printing, Plastic Logic, Printed Electronics Limited, Qolpac, Samsung, Seiko Epson, SolarPrint, Sumitomo, Thin Film Electronics, Tokyo Electron, and UDC.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/printed_electronics_version_3.0_a_market_forecast

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Two of the most significant PE components in terms of revenue will be displays and batteries.  Together, they are expected to produce more than $1.8 billion in revenues in 2017.  Smartcards, powered by printed batteries and equipped with printed displays are already providing enhanced security for eBay and MasterCard accounts.  And most of the frontplanes for e-reader displays are fabricated using a printing like process.  NanoMarkets sees the printed displays market taking a great leap forward as some of the many attempts to solution process OLEDs become successful.

PE-enabled smart packaging will also see a surge, reaching more than $0.6 billion by 2017.  NanoMarkets believes the most profitable and fastest way for the PE industry to get into the smart packaging space will be by providing enhanced brand image and brand security capabilities.  Pharmaceutical packaging is a longer-term opportunity driven by aging populations in the West and in Japan.

Functional ink makers will also benefit from PE V3.0, with sales of such inks reaching well over a $1 billion by 2017.  However, NanoMarkets says, despite interesting innovations such as printed silicon and printing PE on paper, the revenues will initially be generated using materials that can now be considered as technologically mature.  After so many disappointments, the PE community will be more cautious this time. 

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is the recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts for the printed electronics industry and has been covering the market for more than seven years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
 
NanoMarkets Issues Report on Emerging Opportunities Smart Cards with Onboard Power
Published: October 31, 2012 Category: Emerging Electronics Smart Technology
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its report titled “Emerging Opportunities for Powered Smart Cards 2012.” In this new report, NanoMarkets analyzes the opportunities for smart cards with onboard power in key applications over the next eight years. The report estimates that the total market for powered smart cards will grow from its current value of about $70 million today to about $8.5 billion (USD) by the year 2019, which corresponds to over 1.8 billion powered smart cards shipped.  Within this same time period, the value of thin film and/or printed batteries for such smart cards will grow from just over $7.5 million today to $365 million in 2019, and the value of small information displays used in powered smart cards with grow from about $7 million today to over $715 million.

Additional details from the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/powered_smart_card_markets_2012

Within the report NanoMarkets reviews the status of several key early applications for powered smart cards, including one-time password (OTP) cards available from eBay/PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard. The report also examines the product development and marketing strategies of the key players in the development of both powered smart cards and their key subcomponents, including ActivIdentiy, AniCa, Blue Spark, dz card, EE-Ink, MUE, Gemalto, Identita, InCard/STMicroelectronics, Infinite Power Solutions, Inteligensa/Intelicard, Nagra ID, Rocket Electric, SmartDisplayer, Secure Metric, Solicore, and Thin Profile Technologies. 

The report contains granular, eight-year forecasts for powered smart cards, in both quantity (numbers shipped) and value ($ millions) terms, broken out by application and by region of use.

From the Report:

•    NanoMarkets forecasts that smart cards with onboard power in the form of a printed or thin-film battery can penetrate as much as 20 percent of the wider (non-powered) smart card market by 2019. Powered smart cards shipments are expected to grow from about 11 million in 2012 to 500 million in 2016 and to over 1.8 billion in 2019.

•    The biggest market for powered smart cards will be OTP cards, which will grow from a value of about $10.5 million in 2012 to nearly $1.4 billion in 2019.

•    A key growth region for powered smart cards is Asia.  Today, Asia account for less than one percent of the overall powered smart card market, but by 2019 will account for nearly half, or almost $850 million.

•    Printed batteries such as those marketed by Solicore will remain the dominant battery type used in powered smart cards.  The market value for such printed batteries will surpass $331 million by the end of the forecast period in 2019.

•    Although LCDs dominate displays in powered smart cards today, electrophoretic displays have the highest growth potential.  The market value of electrophoretic displays in powered smart cards will grow from about $1.4 million today to almost $370 million in 2019.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the smart card, printed electronics, and thin-film/printed battery space since 2005.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Projects Building Integrated Photovoltaics Markets (BIPV) Reaching $7.5 billion in 2015
Published: October 23, 2012 Category: Renewable Energy

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today published its latest BIPV projections in a report titled, “Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Markets -2012.”  NanoMarkets estimates that the entire BIPV market already generates around $2.1 billion ($US) today and that this figure will grow to $7.5 billion by 2015.  Much of this growth will come at the expense of conventional solar panels as the better economics and aesthetics of BIPV make their impact on end users.  NanoMarkets also expects new builds to contribute 63 percent of all BIPV revenues in 2015.

About the Report:

This report provides highly granular eight-year forecast of the worldwide BIPV market with breakouts for PV roofing overlays, BIPV tiles and shingles, wall-attached BIPV, BIPV siding, BIPV curtain walls, BIPV/window hybrids and futuristic monolithically integrated BIPV products.   The projections are presented in both value ($ millions) and volume (MW and area covered). 

Additional breakouts are provided for types of building in which BIPV is installed (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.), whether the BIPV installation is a retrofit or a new build, and the type of absorber material it uses.  In addition, we project the nations and regions that will generate the most BIPV revenues; NanoMarkets expects Europe to be the largest market for BIPV throughout the period covered in these forecasts.
Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/building_integrated_photovoltaics_markets_2012

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According to this new NanoMarkets’ report, the market for BIPV roofing products will reach $2.5 billion by 2015; a four-fold increase in revenues compared to 2012.  But, NanoMarkets says there will be a profound change in how the BIPV revenues are generated over this relatively short period.  Today almost 80 percent of the dollars from BIPV roofing comes from simple BIPV overlay products.  By 2015, NanoMarkets foresees that specialized BIPV tiles and shingles will have become widely available offering much better value propositions than any current BIPV products; As a result, these BIPV tiles and shingles will account for 60 percent of BIPV roofing product revenues.

The report also provides projections for BIPV walling, a sector that has barely been touched by BIPV today.  Despite this, NanoMarkets foresees this sector taking off in the next few years as zero-energy buildings and multistory office buildings find that roof-based PV is not capable of generating sufficient power for their needs.  According to NanoMarkets’ projections, this could lead to an $830 million market for wall-based BIPV by 2015.  However, NanoMarkets thinks that specialized wall-based BIPV products will be slow to take off and 62 percent of the revenues in the wall sector will come from existing products that have been “versioned” for a walling market.

Although BIPV glass sales are expected to reach $4.2 billion by 2015, NanoMarkets believes that much of this relatively large figure will be generated by the high-cost of the architectural glass that underpins BIPV glass.  However, NanoMarkets believes that there are good opportunities in the glass sector for monolithically integrating PV and building fabric functionalities and projects that by 2015, $375 million will be generated by fully integrated BIPV glass products.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Sees Building Attached Photovoltaics Markets (BAPV) Market Reaching $4.6 billion in 2015
Published: October 18, 2012 Category: Renewable Energy

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today issued a new report titled, “Building Attached Photovoltaics Markets” that sees solid near term opportunities for the BAPV market which will grow from $1.9 billion (USD) this year to a peak of $5.9 billion (USD) in 2017 before being surpassed by building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).  

The report analyzes and pinpoints the opportunities that are likely to emerge in the BAPV market in the next few years.  Within the report we quantify those opportunities in a series of forecast charts and tables that are provided in both value and volume terms.  Volume shipments are forecasted in terms of area covered and MW shipped.  Breakouts in the forecasts are provided by type of building, type of BAPV products roofing and key absorber materials used. In addition, we project the nations and regions that will generate the most revenues for BAPV.

The report also addresses both the kinds of buildings and the parts of buildings that BAPV products should be targeted and how manufacturers of BAPV can make the best transition to the time when BIPV surpasses BAPV in market dominance. 

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/BAPV_markets

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According to NanoMarkets’s new report, BAPV represents an immediate revenue opportunity for PV firms; $1.9 billion in revenues this year growing to $4.6 billion by 2015 and peaking at $5.9 billion in 2017.  While BAPV cannot match BIPV with respect to cost improvements on regular solar panels, BAPV does comes close to BIPV in terms of its ability to provide new/improved aesthetics and so can capitalize on potential customers who are put off by the conventional PV panel on a rack look.

Most BAPV today is implemented by simply disguising solar panels with architectural features or glazing them into windows or curtain wall.  However, specialized BAPV products are beginning to appear on the market.  The most common example of such a product is a roofing overlay product equipped with special clips and fasteners that make overlays easier to install.  In addition, these special roofing overlay products often use lightweight thin-film PV materials that reduce the need for additional roofing support.  The entire BAPV roofing overlay market is expected to reach $910 million by 2015.

BAPV is already found in curtain walls, but NanoMarkets expects to find more BAPV in walls in the future.  The drivers for this growth are that in many instances the roofs of commercial buildings are too cluttered to install sufficient PV, making the walls a good second choice. Even if the roof is not too cluttered, the roof may still not offer enough space for PV. In multistory buildings, the roof area is low compared with the amount of space in the building that must be powered.  Also for zero-energy buildings, PV power demands can be quite considerable and both roofs and walls may have to be used for PV. Although negligible now, NanoMarkets expects total BAPV wall revenues to reach $480 million by 2015.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets New Report on OLED Lighting Materials Market, Sees $1.3 billion (USD) Markets by 2018
Published: October 15, 2012 Category: OLEDs
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry Analyst firm NanoMarkets has issued a new report on the OLED lighting materials market.  In the report the firm projects that the OLED lighting materials market will surpass $1.3 billion in revenues in 2018 as OLED lighting moved beyond luxury luminaires and designer kits and into larger, general illumination applications.  Additional details about the report are available on the NanoMarkets website at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/index.php/market_reports/report/oled_lighting_materials_market_forecast_2013

From the Report:

•    NanoMarkets forecasts that the market value of functional OLED materials – emitters, hosts, and blocking/transport/injection materials – will grow from its current value of approximately $1.7 million in 2012 to over $1.1 billion in 2019.
 
•    The market value of solution-processable small molecule OLED materials will account for nearly $400 million by 2019.  Growth in solution-processable materials will help to bring costs down and allow OLED lighting to better compete with other, alternative lighting applications.

•    The market value of encapsulation in OLED lighting applications is expected to grow from under $1 million today to a value of over $50 million by 2015 and over $450 million by the end of the forecast period in 2019.

•    Today, nearly 95 percent of the materials market in OLED lighting goes into specialty OLED lighting applications like designer kits, luxury luminaires, and high-profile installations.  But by the end of the forecast period in 2019, 80 percent of the total $2.8 billion OLED lighting materials market will go into residential and commercial general illumination applications. Another 18 percent of the OLED lighting materials market will be used in automotive lighting applications.

About the Report:

Within the report NanoMarkets also examines the product development and marketing strategies of the major players in the OLED lighting materials sector, including UDC, Novaled, BASF, DuPont Displays, Merck/EMD, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, and others.  The report indicates which firms are the "companies to watch" and which will be the likely winners and losers in the OLED materials space.

The report also contains detailed, eight-year forecasts for the materials used for OLED lighting applications, in both value ($ millions) and volume (kg or area of material) terms, broken out by product type and application.

OLED materials covered include:

•    Emissive Layer Materials  -- Emitters and Hosts
•    Electron and/or Hole Injection, Blocking, and Transport Materials
•    Electrodes – Anodes and Cathodes
•    Encapsulation Technologies, and
•    Substrates – Rigid glass, flexible glass, plastics, and metal foils

The report also breaks out the core, functional OLED materials (emitters, etc.) by deposition method:

•    Vapor-Deposited Small Molecules
•    Solution-Processable Small Molecules, and
•    Polymeric Materials.

OLED lighting application sectors covered are:

•    General Illumination – Residential and Commercial
•    Specialty OLED Lighting, and
•    Vehicular OLED Lighting

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the OLED and OLED materials space for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Release of New Report on Advanced Glazing Systems Markets
Published: October 11, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces a new report on energy-efficient building materials: “Advanced Glazing Systems Markets-2012.”  According to NanoMarkets, the advanced glazing systems market already generates around $550 million (USD) in revenues annually and this number is expected to double by 2015.  The entire advanced glazing systems market could be worth as much as $5.8 billion by 2017.  Details of the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/advanced_glazing_systems_markets_2012

About the Report:

Advanced glazing systems in this report include: (1) IGUs designed to achieve ultra-low U values; (2) both passive and active dynamic glazing; and (3) windows that integrate photovoltaics and OLED lighting. This study also contains granular eight-year forecasts in both value ($ million) and area terms.  Breakouts are provided by product type, materials used, and the geographies in which glazing systems are sold. 

Key players discussed include: 3M, Asahi Glass, Aspen Aerogels, Bayer, Beijing All Brilliant, Chiefway, Chromogenics, Citala, Dai Nippon Ink, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Garware Plastics, Graham Architectural Products, Guardian, GlasNovations,  GlassX, Hitachi Chemicals, Johnson Laminations,  Kawneer/Traco,  Madico, NSG, Pleotint, Polytron Technologies, PPG, RavenBrick, RFI, Saint-Gobain, Sage Electrochromics, Schott Glass, Smart Glass International Southwall Technologies, Soladigm, Switch Materials and US e-Chromic.

From the Report:

This market is being driven by energy cost reduction and improved efficiencies.  Also, mandates for zero-energy buildings cannot be easily achieved without improved glazing technologies.  NanoMarkets reports that the much needed improvements for glazing systems will come from both additional functionality and new materials.

Adding functionality to glazing systems will continue generating new business revenues.  Dynamic glazing is already replacing older window films and currently accounts for more than $0.5 billion in annual sales.  Integration of advanced glazing systems with lighting management systems is a near-term opportunity and NanoMarkets also believes that within a few years that window-integrated photovoltaics -- and perhaps lighting -- will become part of the mix. 

On the new materials front, NanoMarkets sees an immediate need for both improved materials and designs for framing advanced glazing.  Efforts to provide such materials are primarily aimed at future R10 Windows, which have special needs for both strength and thermal transmission, but will ultimately have broader applicability.  Some of the common framing materials used today are not suitable for future advanced glazing systems.  For example, aluminum frames are strong and attractive, but not good insulators.  Today’s widely used uPVC frames are highly energy intensive in their manufacture, use toxic materials, and are hard to recycle. 

NanoMarkets believes that opportunities for novel framing materials include various composites, fiber glass and vinyl frames reinforced with steel bars. New kinds of thermal breaks are another area with potential. Such new framing materials are expected to generate more than $320 million by 2015 and $815 million by 2017. 

In addition, the NanoMarkets report claims that there will be a rapid deployment of new insulation materials for inside IGUs.  Already, there is a growing opportunity to make krypton and xenon gas more widely available and at lower prices as viable alternatives to argon. Some firms are also proposing entirely new approaches to insulation including the use of aerogels and phase-change materials.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes market opportunities in displays, electronics, solid-state lighting, energy, and other markets enabled by advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the advanced materials sector for nearly a decade.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Upcoming Report “Markets and Materials for Thin-Film, DSC and Organic PV Encapsulation”
Published: September 18, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy
Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it will release a new report that analyzes the commercial development and opportunities for photovoltaic (PV) encapsulation.   The report titled, “Markets and Materials for Thin-Film, DSC and Organic PV Encapsulation - 2012” will be available in early October of 2012.  Additional details about the report are available at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/Markets_Materials_for_Thin-Film_and_Organic_PV_Encapsulation-2012 .

About the Report:

Thin-film, DSC and organic PV are notoriously vulnerable to oxygen and water vapor; much more so than conventional crystalline silicon PV.  NanoMarkets believes that as these newer forms of solar panel technology become ever more pervasive, it is creating a growing opportunity to supply cost-effective encapsulation technology into the PV space. 

Although, in the not-too-distant past, several firms have tried to exploit similar opportunities without success, NanoMarkets now believes that the time is right for PV encapsulation to lead to significant revenue generation for well-prepared companies and this report is designed to assist a variety of firms in preparing for the PV encapsulation opportunity.

•    Firms that have targeted the PV encapsulation space will learn which of the several novel encapsulation technologies that are now emerging will be success in the PV market and which sectors of the market will be most receptive to them.  In particular, this report examines the implications for encapsulation makers of the rise of flexible PV for BIPV and other applications.  Our analysis here takes into account the differing objectives of key encapsulation firms, which include large multinationals like 3M and Corning to specialty firms such as Tera Barrier Films and Beneq

•    The report also provides guidance to firms providing thin-film, DSC and organic PV, showing how improved encapsulation can be leveraged by such firms to create larger addressable markets.  This discussion of encapsulation-related opportunities for PV suppliers is set in the context of today’s PV industry with its poor margins and technological uncertainties.  The report will also be important to the building products industry, since encapsulation is a key enabling technology for building-integrated PV (BIPV), expected to be the fastest growing sector of the PV industry over the next decade and a diversification opportunity for

•    NanoMarkets also believes this report will also be of considerable interest to the glass industry, since even though rigid and heavy we anticipate that glass will continue to be the most widely used material for encapsulation for PV technology.  In particular, this report we provide guidance on the revenues that glass firms can expect to generate from the non-conventional PV sector.

In this report NanoMarkets provides eight-year forecasts of PV encapsulation markets in both value ($ millions) and volume (area of material) shipped.  Breakouts are by type of encapsulation technology used and type of PV.  In addition, this report appraises the product/market strategies being adopted by the leading active in thin-film, OPV and DSC encapsulation.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of OLED materials.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report “OLED Encapsulation Materials Markets -2012” Due in October
Published: September 13, 2012 Category: OLEDs
Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it will release a new report that analyzes the commercial development and opportunities for OLED encapsulation.   The report titled, “OLED Encapsulation Materials Markets-2012” will be available in early October of 2012 and follows recent NanoMarkets reports on OLED display and lighting materials markets.  Additional details about the report are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net.

About the Report:

The report analyzes the latest technical and market developments in the both OLED encapsulation materials and deposition strategies and it also contains granular eight-year forecasts of the revenues that we expect to be generated from this business, along with quantities of materials shipped.  These in-depth forecasts are broken out by both product type and application within the OLED space.

OLED encapsulation sector has changed considerably in the past two years. OLED displays have gone mainstream and OLED lighting is not far behind.  At the same time, novel ways to encapsulate OLEDs – notably Atomic Layer Deposition ALD -- have become available for high throughput production of OLEDs for the first time.  NanoMarkets therefore believes that now is the time for its clients to become better acquainted with opportunities emerging from this important sector:

• This report will clarify for companies offering the latest encapsulation technologies – such as dyad encapsulation and ALD – where they can best find early revenues in the OLED space for their innovative new approaches to encapsulation.  The report also sets out the opportunities for other, more conventional materials firms contemplating entry – or already involved – in the OLED encapsulation sector.

• OLED display and lighting panel manufacturers will learn from this report, how recent leaps forward in encapsulation technology are enabling new applications for OLEDs, such as televisions and larger lighting panels for the office.  Will encapsulation prove to be the enabler that takes OLEDs into important new addressable markets?

• This report will help the glass industry understand where to make investments in the OLED space.  Despite the recent surge in new encapsulation approaches available to the OLED industry, it is widely understood that for the foreseeable future OLEDs will be mostly encapsulated in glass.  This report identifies what special requirements glass encapsulation must meet to be suitable for the OLED market.  It also analyzes some of the newer glasses that certain firms have recently brought to market, specifically designed for the OLED space along with the prospects for flexible glass in OLED encapsulation.

In addition to above analysis, this definitive report on the markets for OLED encapsulation also names the winners and losers in this market and examines the product development and marketing strategies of major players in the OLED encapsulation sector, from large multinationals like 3M and Corning to specialty firms like Beneq, UDC, and Tera Barrier Films.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of OLED materials.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report “Advanced Glazing Systems Markets -2012” Due in Early October
Published: September 13, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing
Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it will release a new report in early October 2012 that will analyze the commercial prospects for advanced glazing systems.   The report titled, “Advanced Glazing Systems Markets -2012” examines the revenue potential for both the window industry itself and firms supplying the materials – glass, plastics and sealants -- for advanced glazing systems.  It also looks at how the world of advanced glazing can profitably innovate by drawing on the technologies and insights of the smart windows, building-integrated PV (BIPV), and smart lighting businesses. 

Additional details about the report are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net

About the Report:

In an era of rising real energy prices and uncertainties about future energy supply NanoMarkets believes that a fast growing market for advanced glazing systems can be expected and that this will create profitable business opportunities for a wide variety of companies.  In this new report, NanoMarkets has identified where these opportunities can be found and how much they will be worth.  The report covers the full range of high-performance windows systems that provide thermal, visual and IR management using the latest materials:

•    In this report, firms in the windows/glazing industry will find a comprehensive product roadmap for advanced glazing systems showing how windows products will evolve from the latest generation of highly insulated windows, through the incorporation of various dynamic glass (aka smart windows) technologies, and then on to systems with embedded solar and lighting functionality.  Included in the analysis in this report is an examination of some of the high performance insulated windows and dynamic glass windows products that are already on the market

•    Because of the huge potential addressable market for high-tech windows and the fact that they are likely to use novel materials, this report also includes a comprehensive discussion and forecast of how materials needs will change in the glazing systems market over the next eight years and how materials and chemical firms can benefit from these changes.  Among the materials covered will be smart materials, photoactive materials, glasses, plastics, framing materials, sealants, gasses, desiccants, etc.

•    NanoMarkets also believes that this report will also be of considerable interest to both the solar panel industry and the solid-state lighting industry.  Firms active in these industries will learn from this report how they can tap into the expected rapid growth of advanced glazing systems.  In particular, we show how new opportunities will emerge for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) companies and OLED firms to make money  by implanting PV and lighting layers into high-performance windows products

This report will also bring considerable insights to corporate planners throughout the building products and construction industries as well as architects and sophisticated investors.  As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report contains detailed eight-year forecasts of the markets analyzed in this report in both value ($ millions) and volume (area) terms.  Forecast breakouts are by end-user type, technology, materials used and geography.  In addition, the report contains a thorough analysis of the product/market strategies of both giant firms – such as Alcoa, Saint-Gobain and Bayer – and the latest startups.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the transparent conductor industry, smart coatings and other conductive films and materials.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Release of New Report on Display Optical Coatings and Films
Published: September 06, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials

Glen Allen, Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces a new report on display materials: “Markets for Optically Functional Films and Coatings in Displays – 2012.” This report analyzes the opportunities for display films/coatings over the next eight years. These will grow to nearly $10 billion ($US) in revenues by 2019.

Details of the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/optical_films

About the Report:

Optically functional film types covered in this report include: front-surface films for antiglare/antireflection, viewing angle compensation and color/contrast enhancement; polarizer films; and BLU films (reflectors, diffusers, prisms, reflective polarizers, and multifunctional films).  These materials are sold for OLED, e-paper and plasma display sectors as well as for the market-dominant LCDs.

As in all NanoMarkets reports, this report contains eight-year forecasts of optically functional films/coatings in displays in both area and value terms, with breakouts by film type and display type.  Key players discussed include 3M, Asahi Kasei, Chei Mei, DuPont Teijin, Dai Nippon Printing, E-FUN, Fujifilm, Hyosung, Kaneka, Konica Minolta, Kuraray, LG, Lucky Film, Nippon Gohsei, Keiwa, Kolon, MN-Tech, Nippon Paper, Mitsubishi Rayon, Nippon Synthetic, Nitto Denko, NOF, Opto, Polatechno, Samsung, Shinwha Intertek, SK, Sumitomo, TacBright, Teijin, Toppan Printing, Toray, Zeon, and others.

From the Report:

Although the display films business is mature, NanoMarkets identifies OLED displays as presenting a strong long-term market for film makers as OLEDs begin to take market share from traditional LCD strongholds such as mobile displays and televisions.  Like LCDs, OLEDs will use antiglare/antireflection films, but their success will also boost certain kinds of specialist films.  One opportunity is films designed to increase the color uniformity of OLEDs at wider viewing angles. Another is certain kinds of polarizer films that improve the bright light readability of OLEDs.

And, according to the report, more immediate opportunities can still be found in the LCD film business.

By 2016, contrast/color enhancement films for LCDs will bring in almost $300 million.  NanoMarkets remains bullish on this sector, because there is a growing tendency among LCD makers to shift production towards higher performance displays that urgently need these kinds of films.  This shift is being driven by competition from both OLEDs and sophisticated consumers looking for a 3-D/HD visual environment.  These films may also be combined with antiglare/antireflection films to create multifunctional products, reducing costs further.

Prism/brightness enhancement films are already the largest sector of the display optical film market, but are expected to see further growth.  Boosting sales here will be the need to optimize the amount of light coming out of the BLU for a given power level in mobile displays.  These films also enable the cost of using fewer LEDs in the BLU to be traded off against the cost of using more sophisticated films like reflective polarizers.

The development and commercialization of multifunctional optical films – for example, films that combine prism features with a diffuser – is a key trend.  Such films can reduce the thickness of displays, as well as their cost.  They can also make manufacturing easier.  NanoMarkets believes that the market for multifunctional BLU films will grow past the $0.5 billion mark within five years.
 
About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes market opportunities in displays, electronics, solid-state lighting, energy, and other markets enabled by advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the advanced materials sector for nearly a decade.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Latest Report on BIPV Products for Walls
Published: September 05, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has begun shipping its latest report on the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market titled, “BIPV Wall Markets – 2012.” This report quantifies the potential for wall-attached PV, repurposed BIPV roofing products, BIPV curtain walls and dedicated BIPV siding.  It also discusses future directions for BIPV walling; from integrations with outdoor panel lighting to “solar paint.”  Although negligible today, NanoMarkets sees the BIPV walling market exceeding $1.5 billion ($US) in revenues by 2016.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv_wall_markets_2012

NanoMarkets has covered the BIPV market for more than six years; it recently published penetrating analyses of both the BIPV glass and BIPV roofing markets as well as BIPV substrates and encapsulation.
 
About the Report:

In this report, NanoMarkets identifies the opportunities from  the fastest growing segment of BIPV; BIPV walling products.  For each product type this report contains separate eight-year forecasts with breakouts by value ($ millions), volume (MW) and PV technology.  Other forecasts show which types of buildings and which geographical regions will generate revenues and how this will change over time.

Among the firms discussed within the report include:  BISEM, Dow Chemical, Evonik, Gloria Solar, Guardian Industries, Heliatek, Mage Sunovation, Onyx Solar, Pythagoras, RECKLI, Soladigm, Solar-Wall, Sol-Ice and Tata Steel.

Findings from the Report:

In terms of products specifically designed for BIPV walling, the most developed are BIPV curtain walls; a small niche today, although it will grow to reach around $250 million by 2016.  For the next few years most of the revenues from “BIPV walls” will come from conventional PV panels disguised by architectural features or from “repurposed” BIPV roofing.  Nonetheless, NanoMarkets expects solar panel makers, outdoor wall product firms and start-ups to catch onto the BIPV wall opportunity quite quickly and to respond by designing dedicated products for BIPV walls.  These might be products that can be easily attached to walls or that are plug-in replacements for popular siding or wall tiling options.  NanoMarkets believes that dedicated BIPV siding products will exceed $1 billion in sales by the 2016-2017 period although these sales will come at the expense of conventional solar panels and walling products. NanoMarkets also notes that BIPV siding is an easier business to get into than BIPV roofing, because required product lifetime requirements are much lower for siding than roofing.

The advent of dedicated BIPV walling products is also good news for firms making flexible solar panels with CIGS and OPV/DSC technologies. Flexible panels are inherently lightweight and therefore ideally suited to wall installations.  These technologies also have a smaller reduction in cell performance under indirect or shaded illumination and this again makes them highly suited to wall installations.  Many of the suppliers of these types of PV panels have targeted BIPV walling and by 2016, almost 40 percent of BIPV wall products are expected to be built using CIGS or OPV/DSC.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
 

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report on Optically Functional Films Coming in September of 2012
Published: August 17, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics
Glen Allen, VA: Industry Analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it will publish a new report in September of this year titled, “New Opportunities for Optical Films in the Display Industry.”   This new report from NanoMarkets focuses on how opportunities for optically functional films will emerge within the changing display sector.  The report shows how value is being created in the optical films market by enhancing the performance of displays, and how manufacturers of these products may be able to capitalize of the trend toward increasing adoption of OLEDs and e-paper displays in mainstream displays.

The report also provides an analysis of the optical coatings/films strategies of the firms that NanoMarkets expects to see as major players in the display sector.  The analysis includes the major optical films firms like 3M, as well as smaller, specialty firms; we also assess the importance of nanomaterials for next generation optical films.  As with all NanoMarkets reports, included are an eight-year market forecasts with breakouts by type of optical film and by market segment.  Optical film designs covered are antiglare/antireflection films, polarizers, privacy films, diffuser films, reflectors, prismatic films, and multi-functional films.

Addition details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/new_opportunities_for_optical_films_in_the_display_industry

More About the Report:

Today, the LCD market heavily dominates the optical coatings needs of the display industry. LCDs and their backlight units use diffuser films, polarizers and mirrored polarizers, contrast enhancement and prismatic films, as well as antireflection, antiglare, and privacy films. But LCD manufacturers are struggling to maintain profitability, and most are now looking for the “next big thing” in displays. There is thus a shift occurring in the display industry that will change the opportunities for optically functional films.  This shift involves the increasing adoption of OLEDs for mobile computing applications, and perhaps even OLED TVs in the near-term; e-paper has also grown in importance over the last few years, as has the incorporation of touch technology to many displays.

At first glance, these changes could create a problem for optically functional display films that have long relied on a well-established LCD sector for sales.  Both OLEDs and e-paper displays are backlight-free, and they thus require fewer optical film products than conventional LCDs.  However, their emergence may also create opportunities for new kinds of optical films, and may create openings for new firms to establish a market presence and gain market share versus the competition. Similarly, touch panels are using new kinds of customized optically functional films.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the transparent conductor industry, smart coatings and other conductive films and materials.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report on BIPV Wall and Siding Markets Coming in September of 2012
Published: August 17, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy
Glen Allen, VA: Industry Analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it will publish a new report in September of this year titled,” BIPV Wall Markets – 2012” In this report, NanoMarkets identifies the business opportunities that will be generated over the coming decade from embedding photovoltaic capabilities into walling products of various kinds.   The report follows previous releases from NanoMarkets related to building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) glass, roofing and substrates and encapsulation.  

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv_wall_markets_2012

More about the report:

This report forecasts the new revenues that will be generated from wall-attached PV, roofing BIPV products used on walls, dedicated BIPV siding products and BIPV curtain walls.  It also examines the commercial potential of more futuristic products such as solar paints and panels that combine PV and lighting.

NanoMarkets believes that the BIPV walling market is being generated by the growth in the number of buildings where energy requirements cannot be met by rooftop solar panels alone. 
 
This is often the case with multistory buildings that have relatively small roof spaces that are clogged up with HVAC and water system equipment.  In addition, zero-energy buildings have energy generation needs that rooftop panels are not sufficient to meet. 

This report explains where the initial revenues for BIPV walling will be generated and how the supply chains will evolve to meet the needs of this new sector.  In addition, the report discusses which types of PV technology are best suited for walling products and how the panel makers can best take advantage of the BIPV walling market.  The report also includes granular eight-year forecasts of the BIPV wall market with breakouts by volume (MW) and value ($ millions), as well analysis of the strategies of major firms active in this market.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Release of Latest Report on Emerging Market for Printed Organic Logic and Memo
Published: August 01, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on the emerging organic/printed logic and memory market, titled “Markets for OTFTs, OFETs and Organic Memory – 2012.”  The report analyzes the opportunities for materials, component, and device makers in the OTFT/OFET and organic nonvolatile memory (ONVM) value chain over the next eight years. NanoMarkets estimates that the total market value of OTFT/OFET and ONVM components will grow to nearly $1B (US) in revenues by 2018.  Over the same time period, the value of the market for printed electronics devices enabled by these OTFT/OFET and ONVM components will reach $4.6B.

Additional details of the report are available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/otfts_ofets_and_organic_memory_markets_2012

About the Report:

This latest NanoMarkets report provides an analysis and forecast of the OTFT/OFET and ONVM market over the next eight years. Applications covered include smart packaging, brand protection, security, smartcards, distribution tagging and RFID, interactive media, disposable electronics, and (flexible) display backplanes. The report examines some of the latest market strategies, products and technical developments in materials, and it identifies how performance and manufacturing improvements are finally improving the prospects for printed/organic electronics.

As in all NanoMarkets reports, this report contains granular eight-year forecasts of OTFT/OFET and ONVM shipments in both unit and value terms, with breakouts by material type (small molecule vs. polymer) deposition technology (vapor vs. solution processing), and by panel type (rigid vs. flexible). Material categories discussed include organic and/or polymeric semiconductors, ferroelectric materials, dielectrics, and electrodes.

Key players mentioned in the report include Acreo, BASF, Bemis, Fujifilm Dimatix, Hewlett Packard, Heraeus, Holst Centre, InkTec, JAPERA, LG, Merck/EMD, OE-A, Optomec, PARC, PEA, Polyera, PolyIC, Qolpac, Samsung, Solvay, Sony, Thin Film Electronics, Toppan Printing, and others.

From the Report:

A decade ago, OTFTs/OFETs and ONVMs were once darlings of the advanced materials sector, but the early hype largely dissipated as their huge potential was in stark contrast to their disappointing reality. Materials performance was low and manufacturing proved more difficult, and more costly, than originally expected. But today there are signs that things may be turning around. There is renewed interest and commercialization activity in this sector, and NanoMarkets believes that the industry is poised to take off in the 2014-2015 timeframe, built upon better materials and processes, meaningful collaboration between players, and the launch of new products that will add credibility to the whole sector.

But NanoMarkets cautions that commercial success will only happen if suppliers can help to close the remaining technology – and cost – gaps that could hold back the realization of low-cost/high volume fabrication. Players in this industry can thus carve out competitive advantages in the following areas: improved material performance, especially with respect to mobility, because while improvements have been made, still more are needed; development of reliable and easy-to-use inks and coatings, as well as the optimization of suitable printing or solution patterning methods for them; and establishment of a well-integrated manufacturing and supply chain that brings all of the elements together to provide sellable products to end-users.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in electronics, solid-state lighting, energy, and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the advanced materials sector for nearly a decade.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
 
NanoMarkets Announces Latest Report on Transparent Conductor Market
Published: August 01, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announced that will begin shipping its latest report on the transparent conductor (TC) market titles, “Transparent Conductor Markets – 2012” which includes the dominant indium tin oxide (ITO), along with other transparent conducting oxides (TCOs), conductive polymers, silver grids and coatings, copper, carbon nanotubes and graphene and nanocomposite materials of various kinds the week of August 6 of 2012. 

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent_conductor_markets_2012 .  The firm has extended its pre-publication pricing through Tuesday, August 7th. 

About the Report:

NanoMarkets has covered TCs for seven years and this 230-page report provides the most thorough analysis and granular forecasts available.   In this report NanoMarkets provides in-depth analysis of the applications from which TC firms will be able to make money in the next few years including touch-screens, OLEDs, e-paper, thin-film and building-integrated PV (BIPV), organic/DSC PV, smart windows, etc. The report examines implications for TCs of the rise of flexible and transparent electronics and provides an in-depth discussion of how non-ITO TCs may be able to break into the LCD market. For each application the report contains separate eight-year forecasts in terms of value ($ millions) and volume (square meters). Each forecast is also broken out by material type. 

Firms discussed in the report including 3M, Agfa, Asahi Glass, Atmel, Cambrios, Cima NanoTech, Corning, Dow Chemical, Evonik, Ferro, Fujitsu, Harima Chemicals, Heraeus, Hitachi, Idemitsu Kosan, Indium Corporation, Kodak, LG, Linde, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Nippon Mining and Metals, Nitto Denko, PolyIC, Pilkington, Saint-Gobain, Samsung, Schott, SKC, Sony, Oike, Sumitomo, Teijin, Toray, Tosoh, Ulvac, Umicore, Unidym, and many others.

Findings from the Report:

Today most firms offering alternatives to ITO focus on the touch-screen sensor market but this sector is too small for many of these firms to generate significant revenues.  Instead, NanoMarkets believes that the current rapid development of the OLED display and lighting market looks as if it will give a big boost to the makers of non-ITO TCs.  While ITO is widely used in OLEDs it is not well suited to this application and the OLED sector is already beginning to seek alternative TCs.

Likewise with flexible displays.  ITO may not work well for high-throughput R2R processes and one could never use ITO in a rollable display.  There are good reasons to suppose that flexible displays will become a sizable market so this could be a major factor in the mainstreaming of non-ITO TCs.

NanoMarkets expects resurgence in thin-film solar panels for use in BIPV.  This will advantage firms selling tin oxide and zinc oxide materials and there is considerable research activity currently seeking the best dopants for these materials for TC applications.

Silver-based TCs seem to have taken off commercially and can now be found in a number of commercial cell phone models.  By contrast, nanotube-based TCs have made little commercial progress. The best hope for them lies in the fact that a few firms with deep pockets -- Samsung, Linde and Toray, for example – still back this approach. 
 
Meanwhile, Agfa, Heraeus and Kodak seem to be making progress with their low-cost conductive polymer TCs.  The materials have considerable potential for growth in small displays for electronic labels and smartcards.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report Titled, “OTFTs, OFETs and Organic Memory Markets– 2012”
Published: July 16, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics

Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has added a new report to its schedule titled, “OTFTs, OFETs and Organic Memory Markets– 2012” that is scheduled to release in early August 2012.  Additional details about the report are available at the NanoMarkets website at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/otfts_ofets_and_organic_memory_markets_2012 .  The firm is offering pre-publication pricing for the report through July 31.  Contact the firm at sales@nanomarkets.net for details.

About the Report:

Improved materials and new applications have brought a renaissance of interest in the commercialization of thin-film transistors and memories built from organic materials.  This NanoMarkets report provides an analysis and forecast of the OTFT/OFET and organic memory markets over the next eight years.

In this report, we identify where the genuine performance improvements in these devices are occurring and how fast they can be expected to grow in process power and storage in the future.  This analysis is provided through an in-depth assessment of current commercialization efforts for OTFT/OFETs, memories and related organic “chips.”

This study also provides a complete exploration of the markets in which OTFT/OFETs and organic memories can be expected to generate new business revenues.  These include a rapidly growing list of low-performance electronics applications such as smart packaging, interactive media and tagging.  We also discuss, whether – as was once expected of OTFT/OFETs -- these devices will serve as a key enabling technology for flexible displays.

This report contains a detailed eight-year volume and value forecast of shipments of products with organic “chips” inside.  It also includes an eight-year forecast of the materials required for next generation organic transistors and memories.  Finally, this report includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of key firms and research institutions active in this area.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities created by developments in advanced materials. It provides regular and comprehensive industry analysis of the latest commercial technologies in the electronics and energy sectors and other related areas and is recognized worldwide as a leading source of industry analysis in these areas.

Please visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

 

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report Titled, “Transparent Conductor Markets-2012”
Published: July 16, 2012 Category:

Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has added a new report to its schedule titled, “Transparent Conductor Markets-2012” that is scheduled to be released in early August of 2012.  In this report NanoMarkets continues its industry leading coverage of transparent conductors (TC) that dates back to 2006. The firm is the recognized authority on TCs and has issued over a dozen different market assessments of the key technology and market trends that have and will continue to drive this market.

Details about the report can be found at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent_conductor_markets_2012 .  The firm is offering pre-publication pricing for the report through July 31.  Contact the firm at sales@nanomarkets.net for details.

About the Report:

This report provides the necessary strategic insight into how TC firms can best generate new revenues from the rapidly changing business environments within the display, lighting and solar panel sectors. New technologies are emerging such as OLED displays and lighting, flexible displays and transparent electronics in the forms of displays, smart windows and BIPV glass that will provide significant opportunities for ITO alternatives.

Companies addressed by the report include Cambrios, Cima NanoTech, Dow Chemical, Evonik, Ferro, Heraeus, Indium Corporation, Kodak, Mitsui Mining and Smelting, Nippon Mining & Metals, Nitto Denko, Oike, PolyIC, Saint-Gobain, Samsung Corning, Sumitomo, Toray, Tosoh,  Ulvac Materials, and others.

In addition, this report examines opportunities for TCs in more established parts of the display sector.  It takes an in-depth look at the use of touch-screen technology which is highly suitable for novel TCs.  However, there are so many TC firms crowding into this sector that a legitimate question is whether this relatively small market is about to become saturated.

The comprehensive coverage of this report extends beyond the display sector and includes pinpointing the best prospects for TCs in the solar industry.  Recently, PV opportunities have been constrained by the influx of low-cost c-Si panels from China with limited need for TCs.  In this report, NanoMarkets discusses how the logic of Chinese industrial policy now suggests a possible revival of the thin-film PV market that will create new opportunities for TCs.

Chinese industrial policy is also further examined for what it will mean for ITO pricing and availability. The impact of indium prices on the TC market has been a controversial subject and this report cuts to the chase and shows how the ITO supply chain is really likely to evolve going forward in context of what is planned for the Chinese display, PV and indium industries.

Finally, this report analyzes important developments on the TC materials front and it takes a peek at what the next generation of transparent conductors will look like and how these materials will extend addressable markets.  This study also contains detailed eight-year forecasts in volume (square meters) and value terms.  For each of the applications covered there are breakouts of demand for ITO, other TCOs, ITO/TCO inks, carbon nanotube films, silver-based transparent conductors, other nanometallic transparent conductors and conductive polymers.  And there is also a forecast of ITO products by type (sputtering targets, films, coated glass, etc.).

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities created by developments in advanced materials. It provides regular and comprehensive industry analysis of the latest commercial technologies in the electronics and energy sectors and other related areas and is recognized worldwide as a leading source of industry analysis in these areas.

Please visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Sees Thin-film/Printed Battery Powered Products Surpassing $6.5 billion ($US) by 2016
Published: June 27, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced its latest report on battery markets titled, “Thin-Film and Printed Battery Markets - 2012”   This report reappraises these markets in an environment where marketing and applications development has become more important than technology development and the surviving firms are moving towards profitability. The report claims that by 2016, the value of products shipped that are powered by thin-film/printed batteries will reach $6.5 billion ($US). 

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/thin_film_and_printed_battery_markets_2012

About the Report:

In this new NanoMarkets report we address thin-film/printed battery applications including smartcards, sensors, RFID, smart packaging, disposable electronics/interactive media, cosmetic/pharmaceutical patches, medical implants, and semiconductor industry applications.

For each application the report contains separate forecasts in unit and value terms for thin-film and printed battery shipments.  It also includes forecasts by battery chemistry and of the products containing this specialized form of battery.  Finally, it has strategic profiles leading suppliers of thin-film and printed batteries including Blue Spark, Cymbet, Enfucell, Planar Energy Devices, Rocket Electric, Solicore and Ultralife.  Other organizations discussed include Micross Components, NEC, Oak Ridge National Lab, PARC, Pragmatic Printing, Printed Electronics, Rogers Corporation, RR Donnelley, Sealed Air, Sony, UT-Battelle and VTT.

Findings from the Report:

Despite bankruptcies (e.g. Power Paper) and the failure of RFID to rapidly adopt thin-film/printed batteries, investors remain willing to put money into this segment as evidenced by both Solicore and Infinite Power Solutions having received recent funding rounds from top-tier VCs and strategic investors.  Meanwhile, firms in this space have established plausible business models that will lead to high-volume output and profitability within two years.  This will be helped by battery makers’ strong supply chain infrastructures and partnerships with outsourced manufacturers and innovative OEMs. 

Successful firms will be those with strong focus on being application specific.  Smartcard and sensor-related applications will dominate the market for much of the report’s forecast period.  Eventually, disposable electronics/interactive media will also generate significant revenues.

Smartcards present a compelling market for thin-film and printed battery firms as both Bank of America and e-Bay now offer powered smartcards that have the ability to significantly reduce today’s massive monetary losses due to credit card fraud.  This sector is dominated by Solicore for now but NanoMarkets fully expects to see other firms making a strong play for the market. By 2016, the value of smartcard products containing thin-film and printed batteries will be around $960 million.

Wireless sensors also offer a significant opportunity for battery makers as they are well suited to higher performance thin-film batteries with long lifetimes/times between charges.  Another sensor powering opportunity is combining an energy harvesting device with a thin-film battery. This could allow sensors to never run out of energy.  However, the batteries for this application are expensive and success in this sector depends on battery makers’ ability to sell on a total cost basis, rather than on initial cost.  In 2016, the value of sensor products using thin-film/printed batteries will be $4 billion.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the battery sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Announces Release of Latest Report on OLED Materials Market
Published: June 26, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials OLEDs

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced that it will begin shipping its latest report that analyzes the opportunities for OLED materials suppliers in both the display and lighting sectors over the next eight years.  The report, “OLED Materials Markets 2012,” estimates that the total market value of materials used in OLED applications will grow quickly from over $500 million ($US) in 2012 to over $7 billion by 2019.  Of the total OLED materials market value, the active OLED materials -- emissive materials, hosts, and hole/electron injection and transport materials are expected to account for nearly $3 billion.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled_materials_markets_2012

About the Report:

This latest NanoMarkets report on the OLED industry provides an analysis and forecast of the OLED materials market in the next eight years in both the booming OLED display and the nascent OLED lighting industry. The report examines some of the latest market strategies, products and technical developments in materials, and it identifies how performance improvements are growing some addressable markets for OLEDs, especially in the larger-size OLED lighting and OLED TV sectors.

The report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of several of the leading OLED materials suppliers.  Key players mentioned in the report include Samsung, LG, Universal Display, Visionox, BASF, Merck, Novaled, Philips, Osram, GE, DuPont, Sumitomo, Idemitsu Kosan, Sony, Panasonic, and others.

This report contains granular eight-year forecasts of materials shipments in both OLED panel area and value terms, with breakouts by application, vapor deposition vs. solution processing and/or small molecule vs. polymer, and by panel type.

From the Report:

OLEDs have broken through in the past 18 months, and there are now clear signs that OLEDs will finally live up to their long-promised potential. In this new environment, the demand for OLED materials is also growing, and the next few years will present plenty of opportunities for OLED materials suppliers to break out of their niche, specialty status.

OLED displays are now part of the mainstream, with Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone products, the shipments of which exceeded iPhones in the first quarter of 2012, leading the way. OLED TVs from both LG and Samsung are entering the market this summer and fall, and other manufacturers, like AUO, Panasonic, and Sony, is likely to follow in the near term.  Finally, OLED-based lighting is also already on the market, and although today’s OLED lighting products consist almost entirely of low-volume designer “kits”, the industry is striving toward larger panels markets that may just be the next big things in the lighting market.

All of these trends mean that the addressable market for OLED materials is rapidly growing and will continue to do so.  Not only is the number of modules growing, but also the average sizes are getting steadily larger. Materials suppliers to the OLED industry will have expanded opportunities to generate revenues selling their materials – from substrates and transparent conductors to organic semiconductors, emissive materials, and encapsulation technologies. The key determinants of success will be device efficiency, lifetime, and reduction in total cost of ownership.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the organic electronics space since 2005.
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming June 2012 Report, “Thin-Film and Printed Battery Markets – 2012”
Published: June 14, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its June publication schedule titled “Thin-Film and Printed Battery Markets – 2012” that will be released the week of June 25th.  The report continues the firm’s coverage of thin batteries that dates back to 2005.    Details about the report can be found at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/thin_film_and_printed_battery_markets_2012

The report is listed at pre-publication pricing through June 30th.  Contact NanoMarkets for details.

About the Report:

The thin-film/printed battery sector has sent out mixed messages in the past year.  Several of longstanding firms in this space have established entirely plausible business models that could lead to profitability in a year or so.  Yet, at the same time, a few notable thin-film/printed battery firms have quit altogether.

With these changes in mind, it seems that the thin-film/printed battery space is in need of re-examination and this is the goal of this report.  Building on NanoMarkets eight years of covering the thin-film/battery, space, this report analyzes in detail the current strategies of the firms that now dominate this space and develops an extensive forecast of thin-film/printed batteries over the next eight years.  The report also examines where firms in this business are likely to get funding in the near-term future.

The report begins with an examination of the latest trends in manufacturing and technology for thin-film and printed batteries and the main drivers for these trends.  This discussion includes considerations of role of latest generation of functional printing technology, how manufacturing infrastructure is being shaped by supply chain considerations, as well as product design and performance trends.

Finally, the report identifies and quantifies the major applications that NanoMarkets believes can create a viable market for thin-film and printed batteries.  We take a look, in particular, at the current state of smartcards and RFID as applications for the kinds of batteries that are covered in this report, since these have been touted in the past as “killer apps.”  We also examine how value can be created by thin-film/printed battery firms by building their strategies around evolving product/market ecosystems supporting low-cost electronics applications.

As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report contains detailed forecasts with breakouts by type of application and type of manufacturing.  Both volume and value forecasts are included.  We also include detailed profiles of the key firms to watch in this space.

About NanoMarkets:

Founded in 2004, NanoMarkets has grown to become one of the industry’s leading authorities on market opportunities in advanced materials and emerging energy and electronics markets.  The firm annually publishes dozens of market analyst reports that are purchased by leading companies around the world.  Please visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of the firm’s market coverage and product and service offerings.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net


 
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming June 2012 Report, “OLED Materials Markets-2012”
Published: June 14, 2012 Category: OLEDs

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its June publication schedule titled “OLED Materials Markets-2012” that will be released the week of June 25th.  The report continues the firm’s coverage of OLED materials that dates back to 2005.    Details about the report can be found at http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled_materials_markets_2012

The report is listed at pre-publication pricing through June 30th.  Contact NanoMarkets for details.

About the Report:

The addressable market for OLED materials is rapidly growing and will continue to do so.  Not only is the number of modules growing, but the average sizes are getting steadily larger. This growth and shift in the relative importance of different applications means that materials suppliers to the OLED industry will have expanded opportunities to generate revenues selling their materials – from substrates and transparent conductors to organic semiconductors, emissive materials, and encapsulation technologies.

This report is the latest update from NanoMarkets on the OLED materials markets. In it, we quantify the opportunities that are emerging from the booming OLED display industry and in the nascent OLED lighting market, where the key determinants of success will be device efficiency, lifetime, and reduction in total cost of ownership. We also analyze the strategies of some of the major players in this space, ranging from giant chemical firms such as BASF, DuPont and Sumitomo to important specialty firms such as UDC, Novaled, and Plextronics. We consider commercial implications of technology developments and predict what they will mean to the industry overall.  For example, we check in on what is going on in the development of longer lifetime blue emitters badly needed by the display sector, and the on the availability of quality white emission schemes that have shown great promise for use in OLED lighting applications. 

Finally, the report contains detailed volume and revenue forecasts for materials used for OLEDs broken out by material type and functionality, as well as by application and by deposition method wherever possible. NanoMarkets has been providing industry analysis of the OLED materials market for five years, and it is the leading supplier of analysis in the OLED lighting space.

About NanoMarkets:

Founded in 2004, NanoMarkets has grown to become one of the industry’s leading authorities on market opportunities in advanced materials and emerging energy and electronics markets.  The firm annually publishes dozens of market analyst reports that are purchased by leading companies around the world.  Please visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of the firm’s market coverage and product and service offerings.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

 
NanoMarkets Releases New Report on BIPV Roofing Markets, Sees $3.9 billion ($US) by 2016
Published: May 31, 2012 Category: Renewable Energy

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on the building-integrated PV (BIPV) market titled, “BIPV Roofing Markets”   the report claims that the total market value for BIPV roofing products will reach $3.9 billion by 2016.  NanoMarkets expects the market for today’s overlay products (a.k.a. building-attached PV) to grow strongly but sees the market for more fully integrated BIPV roofing panels as presenting the largest long-term opportunity.  The report stresses that this opportunity is available not just to the traditional PV industry but also to the roofing products industry.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv_roofing_markets_2012 ;

About the Report:

This report provides in-depth market analysis of the BIPV roofing industry, examining the ways that BIPV roofing can enable new business revenues at a time when both the construction and PV industries are seeing hard times.  Coverage in this report comprises BIPV roofing overlays, rigid BIPV roofing (e.g., BIPV tiles), flexible BIPV roofing (e.g., BIPV shingles) and monolithically integrated BIPV roofing products. 

This report also contains granular forecasts in both value and volume (MW and square meter) terms, with breakouts by PV technology, type of building, retrofit vs. new construction, and geographical region.  The report also examines the strategies of firms active in the BIPV roofing including: 3S Swiss Systems, Atlantis Energy, Dyesol, GE, Global Solar, Lumeta, Sharp, Solarcentury, Soltecture, SunPower, Suntech Tata Steel and Xunlight.

Findings from the Report:

NanoMarkets projects the BIPV roofing sector at $3.9 billion in revenues in the year 2016, with these revenues fairly equally divided between the overlay, rigid and flexible sectors. The monolithically integrated BIPV roofing market will by then only just have begun to emerge.

BIPV roofing overlays are a mature technology that offers a way to deploy PV that is often easier to install and maintain than conventional PV and represent an attractive product diversification for the roofing products industry.  By 2016, NanoMarkets estimate that revenues from BIPV roofing overlays will amount to $1.1 billion.

Of the 160 MW of BIPV roofing products that will ship in 2012, NanoMarkets believes almost 90 percent will be accounted for by crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV technology.  By 2016, however, NanoMarkets anticipates that this number will fall to around 50 percent.  The big winner at the expense of c-Si will be CIGS, which can be used to make lightweight PV that can be extensively deployed on roofs without the need for additional support.

NanoMarkets anticipates that in the near future, absorber materials such as CIGS and DSC, which can be created with coating or printing will be used to create “monolithically integrated” BIPV roofing panels.  Such panels will offer power producing and roofing fabric functionalities that are as melded together as are printing, copying and scanning in an office “all-in-one.”  NanoMarkets expects such products to be on the market by 2014 and while there will be a lag time before significant revenues are achieved, the firm sees this type of BIPV product as the industry’s long term direction.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Projects Significant Opportunities for LED Phosphors Driven by Shift Toward LED Lighting
Published: May 27, 2012 Category: Emerging Electronics OLEDs

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of a new report, titled “Market Opportunities for LED Phosphors in Lighting Applications 2012,” that analyzes the moneymaking opportunities for LED phosphor suppliers in the lighting sector over the next eight years. NanoMarkets estimates that the total market value of LED phosphors used in lighting applications will grow from about $525 million in 2012 to a value of over $730 million by 2015 and to over $1.6 billion by the end of the forecast period in 2019.  This growth represents a CAGR of over 17 percent over the eight-year forecast period.
 
Additional details about the report are available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net
 
About the Report:
 
This new NanoMarkets report provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the LED phosphor market in the next eight years as it relates to the fabrication of white LEDs for lighting applications.  It builds off the extensive experience that NanoMarkets has in the area of solid-state lighting and related materials.  The report examines some of the latest market strategies, products and technical developments in the area of LED phosphors, and it identifies how performance improvements are growing some addressable markets for phosphors, especially in the general illumination segment(s). The report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of several of the leading firms active in the LED phosphors space, and, as always with NanoMarkets reports, this report contains granular eight-year forecasts of the inorganic LED phosphors shipments in both volume and value terms, with breakouts by type of phosphor and by phosphor deposition technology. 
 
Key players mentioned in the report include Seoul Semiconductor, Intematix, Mitsubishi, Nichia, Toyoda Gosei, Dow, Osram, GE, Philips, and others.
 
From the Report:
 
A major shift toward more efficient, long-lifetime LED lighting is underway and is expected to continue over next decade, with many governments around the world using the regulatory process to mandate higher efficiency lighting products. During this period, LED phosphor suppliers will enjoy an expanding market for their products, especially in the general illumination sectors.  At the same time, the market value for LED phosphors in display backlighting is expected to decline, as growth in the underlying display markets are not expected to keep up with advancements that are leading to fewer LEDs-per-device and, hence, reduced consumption of phosphor materials.
 
NanoMarkets believes that the moneymaking opportunities for LED phosphor suppliers are centered on the following interrelated key characteristics. First, LED phosphors that provide better luminous efficacy, such as through higher internal quantum efficiency or reduced down-conversion loss, will help LED lighting better compete with fluorescent lighting for market share. Second, phosphors that provide better color rendering are also still in demand, especially in the general illumination and display backlighting markets, where LEDs still perform poorly in comparison to the traditional incandescent lighting. Finally, phosphors and phosphor blends that enable LED lighting component manufacturers to better provide application-specific color temperatures are also needed.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. Visit www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

 

NanoMarkets Releases New Report on BIPV Substrates and Encapsulation Market Opportunities
Published: May 24, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on the building-integrated PV (BIPV) market titled, “Substrates and Encapsulation for BIPV.”   Within the report NanoMarkets says the total market value for BIPV substrates and encapsulation materials will reach $1.9 billion by 2016.  And while the current market is dominated by glass, NanoMarkets expects novel technologies and materials to account for 20 percent of the BIPV substrate/encapsulation market in 2019.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv_encapsulation_markets_2012 .  The firm will be releasing a report on the BIPV roofing market during this same month and has recently issued a report on BIPV glass earlier in February of this year.   See http://www.nanomarkets.net/renewable_energy for details of these reports. 

About the Report:

This report provides in-depth market analysis of novel encapsulation materials and substrates for the BIPV sector, examining the implications of both the latest products and fabrication techniques, such as atomic layer deposition (ALD).  The BIPV substrate materials covered include glass, metal foils and plastics. Both glass and flexible encapsulation technologies are included.   This report also contains granular forecasts in both value and volume terms, with breakouts by material PV technology type.  The report also examines the strategies of firms active in the BIPV substrate/encapsulation space.

Findings from the Report:

According to NanoMarkets, the BIPV sector will consume $1.7 billion worth of glass in 2016.  NanoMarkets also foresees important technology changes in this area. The extreme barrier requirements of OPV/DSC for BIPV challenge the barrier properties of glass and NanoMarkets predicts that it will be common for glass substrates to be pre-coated with an ALD barrier to provide the necessary lifetimes required for BIPV panels.  And according to NanoMarkets, the glass firms positioned to take advantage of such opportunities include Nippon Electric Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass, Asahi Glass Company, Corning, Saint-Gobain and Schott.

Non-glass substrates for BIPV will account for approximately $70 million in revenues in 2016 growing to almost $266 million by 2019.  Stainless steel and aluminum substrates, in particular are being favored in BIPV for their strength, inertness, thermal budget to withstand absorber deposition conditions, and relatively low cost.  Polymer substrates will also account for a small part of the BIPV market according to NanoMarkets.  Both metal and polymer substrates are increasingly valued for their light weight, which will enable BIPV to break into retrofit markets without any need for special supports to be added to the buildings.

However, flexible BIPV substrates such as metal and plastic also require complex encapsulation stacks.  In NanoMarkets’ opinion, the encapsulation of the future will consist of a heavy weathering film on top, a thin barrier layer based on one or two ALD layers, a thick polymer encapsulation layer, the active PV layers, and finally a flexible substrate.  In the recent past, it is proven difficult for firms to come up with a commercially viable multi-layer encapsulation technology, but NanoMarkets now believes such encapsulation solutions will emerge from a select group of firms which include, 3M, Beneq, GE, Cambridge NanoTech, DuPont and Tera-Barrier Films.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report “LED Phosphor Markets – 2012” Set for May 2012 Release
Published: May 14, 2012 Category: Emerging Electronics OLEDs
Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today has announced the addition of a new report to its publication schedule titled "LED Phosphor Markets – 2012" (Nano-541) that will be released the week of May 28th.  The report is available at pre-publication rates through May 29th.  For additional information about the report people can visit the NanoMarkets website:  http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/led_phosphor_markets_2012
 
About the Report:
 
In some countries, LEDs are expected to be the dominant general lighting technology by the end of the decade.  The primary driver for this transition is the high efficiency and long lifetimes of LED lighting and a major reason that many governments around the world are promoting their use through the regulatory process.
 
Nevertheless, this shift in technology use has not been entirely welcomed by consumers, primarily because LEDs often render colors poorly compared with the traditional incandescent bulb.   Another concern is the warmth or coolness of LED light, which is not always judged attractive by consumers.  Also, variations in LED color temperature vary with viewing angle, sometimes making the experience of being in an LED -lighted room less than satisfactory.
 
Most LED manufacturers now see these issues as being critical to the long-term success of LED lighting creating a major opportunity for firms making the LED lighting phosphors that control the color rendering and color temperatures of the LEDs.  Makers of phosphor materials and related products can expect the same high growth that the LED lighting market is enjoying.  In addition, NanoMarkets believes that the LED lighting market is still open to new kinds of proprietary phosphor solutions, with the potential for phosphor firms to build their brands and create protectable IP.
 
This new NanoMarkets report provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the LED phosphor market in the next eight years.  It builds off the extensive experience that NanoMarkets has in the area of solid-state lighting and related materials. 
 
This report examines the latest market strategies, products and technical developments in the area of LED phosphors.  We identify how performance improvements are likely to help grow addressable markets for phosphors, with an especial focus on general illumination, outdoor/street lighting and backlighting and where the opportunities are to be found to make money in the LED phosphor market.
 
The report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of leading firms active in the LED phosphors space.  And, as always with NanoMarkets reports, this report contains granular eight-year forecasts of the inorganic LED phosphors shipments in volume and value terms, with breakouts by type of phosphor.  This report is required reading, not just for strategy planners at phosphor firms, but for those throughout the solid-state lighting industry.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering OLED lighting for six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report “BIPV Roofing Markets -2012” Set for May 2012 Release
Published: May 14, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy
Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today has announced the addition of a new report on building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) to its publication schedule titled “BIPV Roofing Markets - 2012” (Nano-543) that will be released the week of May 28th.  The report is available at pre-publication rates through May 29th.  For additional information about the report interested persons can visit the NanoMarkets website at  http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv_roofing_markets_2012
 
The firm has also announced that it will be releasing a report on the BIP encapsulation market in May and has also released a related report on BIPV glass market in February of this year.  Information about these reports is also available on the NanoMarkets website at http://www.nanomarkets.net. ;
 
About the Report:
 
BIPV offers both the PV industry and the building products industry a way out of their current economic plights.  For PV firms, BIPV provides a product strategy geared to adding value to products.  For the building products industry, BIPV represents a new line of products that will enable construction firms to add saleable features to buildings of all kinds.
 
While all this is true of all BIPV products, there is a natural migration path from today’s rooftop PV panels to BIPV roofing.  With this in mind, NanoMarkets is publishing this report, which identifies and quantifies the market opportunities for BIPV roofing.
 
The report discusses a roadmap for BIPV roofing in which business revenues are generated initially by simple overlay products and then by conventional rigid and flexible BIPV roofing products and finally from fully integrated products.  The report also shows how the performance of BIPV roofing is expected to evolve with a special focus on lifetime requirements and the materials that will be used both for substrates and absorber layers.
 
This report also includes extensive forecasts of the BIPV roofing market in terms of wattage, area covered and revenues generated.  Breakouts are provided by type of building, type of BIPV roofing and key materials used.  In addition, we project the nations and regions that will generate the most revenues for BIPV roofing and the breakouts of the BIPV roofing market by retrofit and new construction.  As usual with NanoMarkets reports, this report also includes a detailed assessment of the strategies of the leading firms currently supplying BIPV roofing products.

About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Release of Report Analyzing Market Strategies of Leading OLED Lighting Firms
Published: May 08, 2012 Category: OLEDs
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced the release of its latest report on OLED lighting titled “OLED Lighting: Companies, Products and Strategies – 2012.”  This report shows that OLED lighting industry has come a long way in the last two years; OLED luminaires are available at affordable prices and a surprisingly large number of major electronics and lighting companies have developed plans to take OLED lighting into the mainstream general lighting market.  Performance criteria for OLED lighting are close to acceptable for many real world applications. NanoMarkets continues to project the OLED luminaire market as $6.4 billion by 2017.
 
This report analyzes in depth the product/market strategies of leaders of the OLED space including ; Acuity Brands, AUO/Lextar, Blackbody, First-o-Lite, GE, Kaneka, Konica Minolta, LG, Lumiotec, Mitsubishi, Moser Baer, NEC, Novaled, Osram, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sumitomo, Visionox and WAC Lighting.  The report also provides insight into the strategies of smaller and emerging companies in this space. 
 
 
The firm recently released its forecast of the OLED lighting global market.  Details of that report are available here:  http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/nanomarkets_oled_lighting_market_forecast_q2_2012

Highlights from the Report:
 
One of the main selling features claimed for OLED lighting is “energy efficiency.”  Two years ago, OLED lighting wasn’t very efficient, offering around 20 lm/W.  Today, it is much closer to CFLs and LEDs as OLED lighting panels now routinely reach 45 lm/W to 65 lm/W.  Prominent OLED lighting firms are confident that they will soon offer panels in the 100-150 lm/W range, which would then enable OLED lighting to rapidly penetrate general lighting markets.  Firms that have announced superior efficiency performance in product roadmaps include Panasonic, LG and Philips.
 
OLED lights already compete with CFLs on lifetimes but remain challenged by LEDs. Still OLED lighting lifetimes continue to improve rapidly. Philips believes that OLED lighting panels will reach 40,000 hours by 2018. LG says it can reach this by 2015. 
 
Firms in the OLED lighting space see office lighting as an early revenue generator. For this to happen, panels must be much larger than they are today.  Major OLED lighting firms expect progress in this area soon.  The often-conservative Philips plans 1 m x 1 m panels by 2018; Panasonic will have 600 x 600-mm panels by 2019.  The Korean firm, Jusung Engineering has already built a 730 x 920-mm panel, although not as a commercial product.
 
There is a revival of interest in solution processing as a way of producing low-cost OLED lighting panels to profitably meet the price points of general lighting. Although GE’s efforts in this area are behind schedule, Sumitomo's announcement that it is making a strong effort to print OLED lighting panels has given new life to printing OLED lighting panels.  The Pioneer/Mitsubishi alliance is also developing a printing process for some layers of its panel.   
 
About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering OLED lighting for six years.
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Releases Updated Analysis of Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) Market
Published: May 08, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of an updated market analysis and forecast for the organic photovoltaics market, “Opportunities in the Organic Photovoltaics Market – 2012.” In the report NanoMarkets says that while the total market value of OPV modules at the application level has the potential to grow from about $90 million in 2012 to $215 million by 2015 and to over $700 million by 2019, the industry is facing a make or break scenario within the next two years. 
 
 
The firm recently released a report on the dye sensitized cell PV market in late April of this year.  Details of that report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/dye_sensitized_cell_markets_2012
 
About the Report:
 
This report is designed to help both materials and panel/product manufacturers identify the available opportunities for generating revenue from OPV. It includes detailed eight-year forecasts for volumes, in power output and/or area terms and revenues, resulting from sales both of the materials used to manufacture OPV modules, as well as the revenues from sales of the OPV modules themselves. The OPV materials forecasts are broken out by material type – donors, acceptors, HTLs/EBLs, electrodes, substrates, and encapsulation technologies – and the OPV modules forecasts broken out by PV application – portable charging, embedded electronics, BIPV/BAPV, AIPV, and so on.
 
The report also contains a discussion of some of the key players in the DSC marketplace, including Konarka, Heliatek, Solarmer, New Energy Technologies, BASF, Agfa, IMEC, Solvay, Global Photonic Energy, Solarpress, Eight19, Mitsubishi, Polyera, Heraeus, Merck, and others.
 
From the Report:
 
The OPV market continues to struggle to get off the ground. The last year has produced a few bright spots – some new investments, some modest performance enhancements, additional demonstration and/or niche product launches, etc. – but the industry still needs a big breakthrough, or at least a clear path toward a larger-area or larger-scale application that can take OPV to the next level commercially.
 
The value propositions that have been claimed for OPV continue to get harder and harder to make: efficiencies are still very low in commercial products, costs are still very high, flexible encapsulation is still a problem, and a big market pull for portable, small-scale charging has not materialized.  Meanwhile, development and commercialization of OPV’s closest “third generation” competitor, DSC PV, has outpaced that of OPV, especially in the larger-area BIPV and other grid-connected sectors. BIPV and related applications are important because they offer large enough volumes for OPV to break out commercially, recover the already-sunk investment costs, enable cost-reducing economies of scale, and establish long-term viability for the OPV industry.
 
NanoMarkets thinks that time for OPV may be running out. OPV firms must now move quickly or get left behind in these larger markets. We believe that the next two years will be the years in which OPV must finally prove itself in the PV market, both from a technical and cost perspective, or be relegated to permanent “specialty” status and an addressable market of no more than a few megawatts (MW) at best.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Upcoming Reports on Organic (OPV) and Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Markets
Published: April 25, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry Analyst firm NanoMarkets has added two new reports to the firms schedule titled “Opportunities in the Organic Photovoltaics Market – 2012” and “BIPV Encapsulation Markets – 2012.”   The reports will be available in May of 2012 and continue the firm’s coverage of the increasingly challenging PV market.  Details of the reports are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net. ;
 
The reports follow recent releases on dye sensitized cell (DSC) photovoltaics and BIPV glass markets. 
 
Opportunities in the Organic Photovoltaics Market – 2012
 
The OPV market continues to struggle to get off the ground. The last year has produced a few bright spots – some new investments, some modest performance enhancements, additional demonstration and/or niche product launches, etc. – but the industry still needs a big breakthrough, or at least a clear path toward a large-area, large-scale application that can take OPV to the next level commercially.
 
Unfortunately, the value propositions that have been claimed for OPV in the past continue to get harder and harder to make: costs are still very high, flexible encapsulation is still a problem, and a big market pull for portable, small-scale charging has not materialized.  Meanwhile, development and commercialization of DSC photovoltaics has outpaced that of OPV, and now it looks as though time for OPV may be running out.
 
In this report NanoMarkets looks at the changing prospects for commercialization of OPV in off-grid applications like solar chargers, as well as emerging – and larger-scale – opportunities for OPV in the BIPV market, particularly in BIPV glass and flexible BIPV applications.  We also pay particular attention to the activities of the key OPV firms, and we examine the shifting market prospects brought on by technical achievements, commercialization efforts, demand patterns, and competition from other technologies.  Based on these analyses, we have also updated our eight-year forecasts for both OPV materials and modules.

BIPV Encapsulation Markets – 2012
 
As the solar industry turns towards BIPV there will be a growing opportunity for the encapsulation business.  Flexibility is often required in BIPV and this means that manufacturers of BIPV often have an immediate need for an effective flexible PV encapsulation system.  In addition, as monolithic integration becomes more common, specialist encapsulation systems are required to protect the relatively delicate CIGS, OPV and DSC absorber materials that are commonly used in such products.
 
This report identifies and quantifies the emerging market for encapsulation systems and materials in the BIPV market.  It investigates both how the leading suppliers of encapsulation products are viewing BIPV as a market for their products and the current and future demand for encapsulation from the BIPV industry itself.  This NanoMarkets report includes a granular eight-year forecast of the BIPV encapsulation markets and assessments of the leading product/market strategies being adopted in this business.

About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.  Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Says Dye Sensitized Cell (DSC) PV Market to Expand Greatly in the Next Several Years
Published: April 23, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on the DSC market titled, “Markets for Dye-Sensitized Cell Photovoltaics 2012.”   NanoMarkets believes that even as the overall PV industry is reeling from rapidly declining panel prices, cutbacks in government support, and failing firms, DSC is a technology with solid growth prospects. 
 
In the report NanoMarkets estimates that the total market value of DSC modules at the application level will grow from about $40 million in 2012 to over $500 million by 2015.  Then, after building-integrated PV (BIPV) applications for DSC PV take off, the firm anticipates that the market value will exceed $4.4 billion by 2019. At the same time, the market for DSC materials is expected to grow from a value of just under $12 million in 2012 to over $1.2 billion by 2019.
 
Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/dye_sensitized_cell_markets_2012. ; Members of the press can request a full executive summary from the report. 
 
NanoMarkets is also set to release an update to its coverage of the organic photovoltaic (OPV) market within the next two weeks of this release.    Details of that report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/opportunities_in_the_organic_photovoltaics_market_2012
 
About the Report:
 
In the past two years, the dye sensitized cell (DSC) market has come of age and has moved out of its R&D phase.  The performance of DSCs is now comparable with amorphous silicon PV, but with much more potential than a-Si for performance improvements.  DSC’s also offers an ability to be deployed on flexible substrates and perform under non-peak insolation.
 
This report provides an in-depth market analysis of recent developments in DSCs, examining the meaning of the latest products, strategies and technical developments.  We identify how performance improvements are likely to help grow addressable markets for DSC and where these new markets are to be found.  Specifically, we examine the potential for DSC in the BIPV sector and how DSC is likely to do in a world in which solar energy is not the hot topic that it was a few years ago.
 
The report also appraises the commercial significance of the developments that have taken place in the DSC over the past year such as the attempts to reduce the cost of dyes and electrodes.  And, as always with NanoMarkets reports, this report also contains granular forecasts of DSC panel and materials shipments in volume and value terms.
 
Lastly, the report contains a discussion of some of the key players in the DSC marketplace, including 3GSolar, G24 Innovations, NLAB Solar, Dyesol, Oxford Photovoltaics, Solaronix, Solarprint, BASF, Merck, Umicore, Pilkington/NSG, Tata Steel, Everlight Chemical, Timo Technology, EPFL, Fujikura, and Peccell.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report “OLED Lighting: Companies, Products and Strategies - 2012”
Published: April 16, 2012 Category: OLEDs
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced that it will be releasing a new report the week of April 23 titled "OLED Lighting: Companies, Products and Strategies – 2012".  This NanoMarkets report will be essential reading for marketers, corporate planners, investors and others, who need to understand the inner workings of the leading OLED lighting firms.  It will help identify the likely winners and losers in the emerging OLED lighting space and will also provide a perspective on the activities of the active OLED lighting firms told from NanoMarkets’ insider perspective.  A sample from the report is available for download from the firm’s website at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled_lighting_companies_products_and_strategies_2012
 
The firm recently released an update from its ongoing market forecast of the global OLED lighting market in late March. Details from that report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/nanomarkets_oled_lighting_market_forecast_q2_2012
 
About the Report:
 
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the product, market and manufacturing strategies of all the current major players in the OLED lighting space.  Included in the coverage of this report are both OLED lighting panel and luminaire makers such as:
Acuity Brands, AU Optronics, Benwirth Licht, Blackbody, Fujitec, General Electric, Kaneka, Konica Minolta,  LEDON OLED, Thorn and Zumtobel, LG, Lumiotec, Modistech, Moser Baer (+ UDC), NEC Lighting,  Osram, Panasonic Electric Works,  Philips, Pioneer/Mitsubishi, PPML, Samsung, Sumitomo, Visionox, and WAC Lighting.
 
We have also added a section that shows the main trends in the evolution of the OLED industry that are revealed by our analysis.  These trends cover both supply chain and product design issues.
 
The comprehensive coverage of the OLED lighting industry provided in this report sets out how NanoMarkets sees the leading OLED lighting firms evolving and  We comment on current product ranges and suggest how these will evolve in the future at each of the OLED lighting firms included.  And we also examine how these firms are building alliances with other firms in the supply chain and where that might lead them. 
 
In addition, we look at each OLED lighting supplier’s manufacturing strategy and technology evolution.  This analysis takes into the consideration the many new manufacturing plants that are being built around the world to produce OLED lighting and how the various approaches to manufacturing that have been proposed for OLED lighting are shaping up in the real world.
 
Firms included in this report include the largest lighting and electronics firms – such as Philips and LG – that are pouring financial and marketing resources into OLED lighting and who clearly expect large revenues to result from their activities over the next five years.  It also includes luminaire firms that plan to take OLED lighting to the next stage, beyond the luxury lighting and designer kits to mid-range luminaires designed for office and professional lighting.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets is a globally recognized name in market analysis and forecasting of opportunities within advanced materials and emerging energy and electronics markets.  The firm has covered the OLED lighting space since 2006 and has produced numerous reports, articles and papers detailing the market’s evolution. 
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net/oled_lighting for a full listing of the firm’s OLED lighting and materials market coverage. 
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
804-270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Release of New Report on Metal Oxide Thin Film Transistors (TFTs)
Published: April 16, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its new report on emerging opportunities for metal oxide thin-film transistors (TFTs).  In the new report, which is titled, “Metal Oxide Thin-Film Transistor Markets,” NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for display backplanes based on oxide TFTs will reach $2.1 billion by 2017.
 
 
About the Report:
 
This report shows how oxide TFTs will become an important enabling technology for the display industry providing an improved path to lower power consumption, higher refresh rates and other capabilities that are increasingly valued by display makers.  NanoMarkets projects that oxide TFT backplanes will offer these capabilities at a reasonable cost and with scalable manufacturing processes.  Oxide TFT backplanes are seen by NanoMarkets as an improvement over the common amorphous silicon based backplanes which are reaching their performance limits and also over the newer LTPS approach which is expensive and limited in scalability. 
 
This report includes detailed eight-year forecasts of oxide TFT backplanes in both value and volume terms, with breakouts by type of display (LCD and AMOLED) and display application (smartphones, televisions, tablets and PCs).  It also contains analysis of the leading firms active in the oxide TFT space and their product/market strategies, including AUO, CBRITE, Hewlett Packard, Jusung Engineering, JX Nippon Mining & Metals, LG, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toppan Printing, Toshiba and Ulvac Materials.
 
From the Report:
 
In the coming battle between LCD and AMOLED technologies for dominance of the high-performance display market, NanoMarkets notes that firms supplying oxide TFT-based backplanes will assume the role of “arms dealers” supplying both camps.
 
LCD makers will ultimately turn to oxide TFTs because oxide TFTs can offer better performance than LTPS at a much lower cost which will help LCD address the onslaught of AMOLEDs.  And although LCD firms are notoriously reluctant to adopt new materials, NanoMarkets says that even quite small penetration by oxide TFTs in this sector will generate large revenues.  In the report NanoMarkets expects revenues from oxide TFTs sold into the LCD sector to reach $ 1.9 billion by 2017.
 
Meanwhile, NanoMarkets projects that oxide TFTs will become a major enabling technology for AMOLED displays, especially large AMOLED TVs.  While the commercialization of such displays has been frustrated by the lack of an effective backplane technology, oxide TFTs bring small transistor size to the table thus allowing more space for emission from the OLED; low cost; and good uniformity.   Given the impressive features of oxide TFTs, oxide TFTs will penetrate the AMOLED market quite quickly. 
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the OLED device and materials sectors for more than six years.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Issues New Report on ESD and Antistatic Materials and Products in the Electronics Sector
Published: March 26, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on ESD protection materials for the photovoltaics industry titled, “Markets for ESD and Antistatic Protection Materials and Products in Electronics 2012.  In the report NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for ESD protection products in electronics applications will grow at a CAGR of about 13% from a value of about $1.4 billion in 2012 to about $3.4 billion in 2019.

Additional details about the report are available at:www.nanomarkets.net

About the Report:

This report is designed to help manufacturers of ESD protection materials identify both the “where” and “how much” for available opportunities in the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing sectors. Thus, this latest NanoMarkets report includes detailed eight-year forecasts of both ESD basic materials – conventional carbon, metals, metal compounds, carbon nanomaterials, conductive polymers, and other organics – and ESD products by application and material source. It also contains a discussion of some of the key suppliers and their product/market strategies, including Agfa, Heraeus, Hyperion Catalysis, 3M, RTP, Nanocyl, Bayer MaterialScience, SciCron, and many others.

From the Report:

NanoMarkets continues to see important new opportunities emerging in 2012-2013 for suppliers of ESD and antistatic protection materials including the growth of pervasive computing and electronics in everyday life, which steadily increases the addressable market for ESD products, and shrinking circuitry, which drives the need for higher performance ESD materials.   In addition, a shift is occurring in the display market that pits LCD technology against newer technologies like OLEDs, which may have very different needs for ESD protection.

These emerging patterns of demand for ESD products are occurring at a time when there are also new developments in materials, many of are related to the rise of nanomaterials.  

NanoMarkets projects that nanometals, graphene and carbon nanotubes will begin to account for a sizeable part of the ESD materials market in the not-too-distant future. ESD products based on carbon nanomaterials alone are expected to exceed $100 million in value by 2015.

Meanwhile, inherently conductive polymers will continue to make inroads into the larger ESD market, displacing currently used inexpensive – and often impermanent – materials; the value of ESD products based on ICPs is expected to exceed $100 million in 2017, driven largely by growth in low-cost/high-performance transparent ESD coatings.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Releases New Report on OLED Luminaire Market
Published: March 19, 2012 Category: OLEDs
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced the release of its latest report, “OLED Lighting Market Forecast Q2 2012.”  In the report NanoMarkets presents its outlook on the OLED lighting sector with some notable changes since its last release in 2011.   The firm notes concerns with the current economic situation in Europe which is a major center for OLED lighting as well as changes in manufacturing that will dampen prices in the short term but open the door to wider acceptance of the technology as OLED lighting efficiency, panel size and light output improvements bring the technology to the mainstream.   NanoMarkets now expects that the total market for OLED lighting luminaires will reach approximately $6.3 billion in 2017.

Additional details about this and other OLED related reports are available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net. ;

About the Report:

This report provides eight-year forecasts for OLED lighting in six different applications: purchases by lighting designers; luxury lighting; major installations in showrooms, tradeshows, etc.; residential lighting; commercial/industrial lighting; and automotive lighting.  Forecasts are presented in both revenue terms ($ millions) and volume terms (units/square meters sold).  In addition, the report contains qualitative forecasts of future opportunities for OLEDs in such areas as personal illumination products, signage, industrial lighting and novelty products.

The forecasts in this report are based on NanoMarkets’ insider understanding of OLED lighting demand patterns, but are backed up by matching projected demand against the plans of major OLED lighting panel suppliers to build manufacturing capacity.  Among the firms discussed in this context are AUO, First-o-Lite, GE, Jusung Engineering, Kaneka, Konica Minolta, LG, Lumiotec, Moser Baer, NEC, Osram, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer/Mitsubishi, Samsung and Visionox.

From the Report: 

While NanoMarkets sees the overall prospects for the OLED lighting market as remaining strong, we now expect to see a major decline in OLED prices in the next two years as mass production technologies start to be applied to this kind of lighting.  This pricing trend is expected to dampen OLED lighting revenues for the next three years until OLED lighting efficiency, panel size and light output have improved to the point where OLED lighting is acceptable in mainstream—and mass market -- residential and business lighting markets. 

In particular, NanoMarkets believes that OLED lighting has the potential to seriously compete with the standard fluorescent lighting panels widely used in offices through improved energy efficiency, lower costs and improved aesthetics.  And by 2017 NanoMarkets expects that more than 75 percent of revenues for OLED luminaires will come from lighting for commercial and industrial buildings.  In 2012, almost 90 percent of OLED sales for lighting applications will come from niche markets such as luxury lighting, large showroom installations and sales to lighting designers.  But by 2017 that share will have fallen to under 1 percent.

NanoMarkets has lowered its penetration forecasts for OLED lighting compared to the forecasts it published in 2011 due to weaker than expected economic growth throughout the eight-year forecast period.  NanoMarkets is particularly concerned about the impact of Europe’s ongoing monetary woes on the OLED lighting market.  OLED lighting market is very Eurocentric with most of the important suppliers based in Europe and Europe’s importance to advanced lighting technology.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized worldwide leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Releases New White Paper on Smart Lighting Markets
Published: March 15, 2012 Category: OLEDs Smart Technology
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has published a new white paper that examines the current smart lighting systems market.  In a recent NanoMarkets report titled, “Smart Lighting 2012” we have identified this space as potentially reaching $4.5 billion in revenues by 2016 driven by the quest to improve energy efficiency within buildings and homes and meet requirements brought about by government mandates.   
 
However, NanoMarkets believes while the addressable market is substantial, there are no clear leaders in the smart lighting space and that furthermore, the product and market strategies currently being pursued by the industry are insufficient to capitalize on what is possible.
 
Persons interested in obtaining the paper may download it from the firm’s website at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/SmartLighting.pdf
 
About the Report:
 
The NanoMarkets report, “Smart Lighting 2012” provides an analysis of the worldwide smart lighting market and builds on NanoMarkets’ extensive six-year experience of analyzing the solid-state lighting industry. The report shows how new value is being created in the lighting market by adding enhanced electronics and intelligent luminaires and how such product strategies will be able to build on the massive trend towards introducing CFLs, LEDs, OLEDs and other forms of energy efficient lighting.
 
But while energy efficiency is the major current driver for smart lighting, this report also discusses how NanoMarkets foresees the smart lighting market transcending energy efficiency and generating new revenues from improved aesthetics, and more comfortable and healthy lighting.  The report focuses, in particular, on how also these opportunities will emerge within the OLED and LED lighting paradigms.  But it also identifies the opportunities that smart lighting will create as it adopts more effective networking strategies and becomes part of a future “Internet of things” and Smart Grid.
 
Also included in this new report is an analysis of the smart lighting strategies of the firms that NanoMarkets expects to see as major players in the smart lighting space.  This includes the major lighting and building automation firms, as well as the slew of new lighting control start-ups that have emerged in the past few years.
 
In adddition, this report provides an insider’s view on rapidly developing opportunities throughout the entire smart lighting supply chain including developments in the luminaire sector all the way down to the components level.  For example, the report includes detailed coverage of where chip makers and sensor manufacturers will be able to derive the most benefit from the smart lighting “revolution.”
 
Also included in the report is a discussion of the likely evolution of smart lighting standards and their importance to smart lighting market development.  In addition, there is an eight-year market forecast with breakouts by type of product and end user market segment.  
 
See the NanoMarkets website at: (http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_lighting_2012)  for additional details.
 
About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the conductive coatings market in electronics for more than five years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
804-270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Releases Transcripts from Firm’s Q&A Session on Flexible Electronic Substrates
Published: March 14, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics Renewable Energy
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has posted the transcript from a recent conference call on flexible electronic substrates that the firm recently held.  The call showcased findings from the firm’s recently released report, “Flexible Substrates Markets 2012.” In the report NanoMarkets projected that the total market for flexible substrates will grow to $1.2 billion by 2017.  Persons interested in obtaining the transcript may download it from the firm’s website at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/FLEXIBLESUBSTRATESQnA.pdf
 
About the Event:
 
On the call NanoMarkets presented findings from the firm's report, “Flexible Substrates Markets 2012.” The report's author, Katherine Derbyshire's and NanoMarkets principal analyst, Lawrence Gasman discussed the evolution of the flexible substrate market and where NanoMarkets sees the industry's opportunities unfolding over the coming years.
 
About the Report:
 
Flexible Substrates Markets 2012” analyzes the opportunities for flexible substrates in a wide range of applications including displays, photovoltaics, sensors, and in a variety of roll-to-roll fabrication applications.  Materials discussed in this report include metal sheets and foils, polyimide and PET, flexible glass, textiles and paper.
 
The report also discusses the strategies of some of the leading suppliers and users of these materials including include Ascent Solar, Corning, Dow Chemical, DuPont, DuPont Teijin, Dyesol, Kaneka, Nokia, Pilkington Glass, Samsung Schott and Tata Steel.  It also includes detailed forecasts for the flexible plastic, metal and glass substrate materials in both volume and value terms, with breakouts by application, by material type, and by printing method.
 
About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the conductive coatings market in electronics for more than five years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
804-270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report on OLED Lighting Markets Due in March of 2012
Published: March 08, 2012 Category: OLEDs
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it will release a new round of market forecasts for the emerging OLED lighting sector.  The results will be available the week of March 20th.  The firm has recently issued related reports on OLED manufacturing capacity, OLED lighting materials markets and encapsulation and plans to release a new analysis of the product and market strategies of companies operating in the business during the month of April. 
 
Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/nanomarkets_oled_lighting_market_forecast_q2_2012

About the Report:

In the past year OLED lighting markets and production infrastructure have evolved.  For example, office lighting has become a key market target for OLED lighting, while other applications no longer command the interest they once did.  At the same time, while some likely future mass producers of OLED lighting seem to be committing more resources, others seem to be failing in their efforts.
 
With all this in mind, this report provides NanoMarkets’ latest market forecasts for OLED lighting.  Our company has been actively tracking the OLED lighting market for more than five years and this report represents a more detailed forecast than any we have ever produced before.
 
In this report, we consider the revenue potential for the OLED lighting applications that currently interest the OLED market the most.  We think these have changed since last year and now comprise luxury consumer lighting, decorative lighting for large buildings and showrooms, office lighting, residential lighting and automotive lighting.  Another change in this year’s report is that we have provided a much more detailed analysis of pricing trends in OLED lighting than ever before In particular, in addition to looking at pricing expectations of leading manufacturers, we have also examined the likely roadmaps for pricing by unit, luminance and square meter and how these three measures are likely to correspond.
 
We consider other prominent forecasts for this market including a worse-case scenario in which OLED lighting never succeeds in growing beyond the luxury lighting sector, along with some ultra-optimistic scenarios that have emerged from other more dubious sources.
 
The forecasts in this report are in value and volume (square meter) terms and are broken out by applications.  We also consider how the OLED lighting market is likely to be shared among various major countries and regions as it evolves.  Finally, we examine how our forecasts tie in with the emergence of OLED lighting manufacturing capacity, around the world.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of OLED lighting and has been covering the markets for such technologies sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces the Release of Latest Report on Silver in Photovoltaics Applications
Published: March 08, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced the release of its latest report on smart windows, “Silver in Photovoltaics-2012.”  In the report the firm projects that suppliers of silver inks and pastes face challenging times as the PV industry’s use of silver declines in the coming years.  NanoMarkets’ new report finds that while the use of silver will increase in front electrodes, back electrodes and tabbing will require substantially less silver leading to a rather significant drop in overall demand. 
 
Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/silver_in_photovoltaics_2012

About the Report:

Silver in Photovoltaics – 2012” is the latest report from NanoMarkets in our ongoing coverage of materials and markets in the photovoltaics sector. In this report, NanoMarkets examines the changing opportunities for silver materials in the dynamic PV industry.
 
The report is designed to help silver suppliers to understand how changes in the PV industry will influence their sales. It considers how suppliers of silver materials to the PV industry can hold onto market share under the difficult circumstances that PV faces today:  rapidly falling panel prices, huge pressures to continually reduce costs, and government subsidies under threat.  It also considers these challenges in light of silver’s historically high – and likely to stay high – commodity price.
 
Taking into account these new dynamics, NanoMarkets identifies where opportunities are still available for silver in the PV sector and covers both conventional crystalline silicon PV and PV based on thin-film silicon, CdTe, CIGS, OPV, and DSC.  The report includes coverage of established silver pastes and inks as well as newer materials based on nanomaterials, including the latest transparent nanosilver-based electrodes. It also examines alternative scenarios for silver in PV and provides an in depth discussion of materials challenges to silver in the PV sector, especially those presented by the use of copper and aluminum.
 
As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report contains detailed eight-year forecasts of the silver usage in the PV sector broken out by PV technology and how the silver is used within the PV cell itself.  The forecasts are provided in both value and volume (ounces) terms. In addition, the report discusses the strategies of key firms to watch in this important sector.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of advanced materials and photovoltaics and has been covering the markets for such technologies sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces the Release of Latest Report on Smart Windows Market
Published: February 29, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing Smart Technology

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced the release of its latest report on smart windows, “Smart Windows Markets 2012.”  In the report the firm analyzes the opportunities for smart windows including hot new technologies such as thermochromics, photochromics, PDLC and SPD.  It also covers the established markets for retrofit window films and low-e glass,

The report also discusses the activities of some of the important firms in the smart windows space including: 3M, Asahi Glass, Beijing All Brilliant, Chiefway, Chromogenics, Citala, Commonwealth,Corning, DuPont, Garware, GE, Gentex, GlasNovations, Guardian Industries, Johnson Laminations, Materion,  Mitsubishi, NSG/Pilkington, Pleotint, Polytron, Polytronix, PPG, Ravenbrick, Sage, Saint-Gobain, Schott, Sekisui, SKC Haas, Smart Glass, Soladigm, Solutia (Eastman Chemicals), Toray Plastics, Switch Materials, US e-Chromics  and Zeledyne.

The report provides forecasts of all of the smart windows technologies and materials mentioned above for both the architectural and transportation sectors of the smart windows market, with breakouts by both market value and area covered, as well as by glass or film substrates.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_windows_markets_2012

NanoMarkets has recently released related other related reports in the areas of BIPV glass, flexible glass, transparent conductors and conductive coatings.

From the Report:

NanoMarkets strongly believes that smart window technologies will grow significantly in the coming decade on the basis of their ability to improve energy efficiencies within both the  architectural and transportation sectors.  Beyond energy conservation, smart windows also offer improved aesthetics, functionality and margins for builders, manufacturers and materials suppliers.

Materials and specialty chemical firms are a key constituency of the smart window supply chain and the smart window market will be largely fueled by innovation in specialty chemicals and materials science.  The major growth areas are electrochromic coatings and self-cleaning coatings with thermochromic coatings will provide somewhat moderate growth opportunities for material suppliers. The market for electrochromic glass windows in particular is expected to almost quadruple to over $2.1 billion market by 2017, with the new smart technologies, PDLC and SPD, generating almost $800 million by the same year.   

Smart windows will further provide a growth platform for architectural glass manufacturers and window manufacturers.  Already “pricey” architectural glass and window products can be sold at incremental price increase, while providing valuable additional features such as energy savings with smart coatings on the windows and glass facades.  

For the construction and architectural side of things, NanoMarkets believes that firms who focus on LEED design and construction, and who adopt smart windows technologies, will benefit the most.  As smart windows technology grows and pervades the marketplace, it will eventually become a “required technology” for LEED design and construction.  Therefore, architectural and construction firms that are early adopters of smart windows technology in their building designs will gain a sustainable competitive advantage for growing their businesses.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of advanced glass and smart windows sectors and has been covering the markets for such technologies sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Projects Substantial Growth Potential for Smart Coatings in PV Applications
Published: February 26, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy

Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on materials for the photovoltaics industry, “Smart Coatings in PV Applications 2012.”  NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for smart coatings in PV will exceed $450 million ($US)  in 2017, up from a value of under $12 million in 2012.

This report analyzes the opportunities for smart coatings in PV applications, with a focus on the four types of smart coatings poised to bring the most value to the PV sector: self-cleaning, self-repairing, electrochromic, and thermochromic coating systems. The report also discusses the strategies of some of the important and emerging suppliers or users of smart coating including: Almaden, Cardinal Glass, Gentex, Lotus Leaf Coatings, nanoShell, Nippon Glass, Nissan, Peer+, Pilkington/AGC, PPG, SAGE, Saint-Gobain, Soladigm, and others.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_coatings_and_photovoltaics_2012

NanoMarkets has recently released related photovoltaics reports in the areas of BIPV glass, transparent conductors and CIGS. 

From the Report:

While NanoMarkets sees the overall PV market slowing and facing future uncertainty, the firm believes that PV makers can improve their competitive position and growth prospects by looking to smart coatings that can improve basic PV performance and provide value-added functionality.

The integration of some kinds of smart coatings, especially self-cleaning ones, can cost-effectively increase conversion efficiencies, which have a direct and measurable affect on cost-per-watt.  According to NanoMarkets’ new report, self-cleaning coatings are expected to almost $150 million in annual revenue from the PV sector by 2017.

Other, more sophisticated (and higher value) smart coatings can provide additional functionality that enables PV panel makers to create “premium” products and differentiate themselves in a rapidly commoditizing, and homogenizing, marketplace. These added functionality coatings include dimmable or “switchable” electrochromic, thermochromic, and related coating systems.  Electrochromic systems are a natural fit for BIPV and advanced BIPV/smart window applications. Electrochromics in PV are predicted to generate over $190 million in annual revenue by 2017.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Report Says BIPV Glass Market to Reach $6.4 billion by 2016
Published: February 22, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Glass and Glazing Renewable Energy
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on Building Integrated Photovoltaics Market, “BIPV Glass Markets 2012.”  In the report NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for BIPV glass will reach $6.4 billion (USD) in revenues in 2016 compared to $1.5 billion in 2012.

The report analyzes the opportunities for BIPV glass products using c-Si, thin-film and OPV/DSC materials and provides eight-year forecasts in terms of MW and square footage shipped as well as forecasts of revenue generated.  The report also contains an extensive discussion of the product evolution of BIPV glass and a forecast of each product type.

The report also discusses the strategies of some of the important suppliers of BIPV glass panels including, Atlantis Energy, Dyesol, Ertex, Focus Materials, Mage Sunovation, Onyx, Pilkington, Pythagoras, Schott, Sharp, Schuco, Suntech, Wuerth and others.  The report also contains an analysis of the firms that NanoMarkets believes will be the most influential in the BIPV glass market.

Additional details about the report are available at:  http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv_glass_markets_2012

From the Report:

Today’s BIPV glass provides transparency well below 50 percent and the initial markets for BIPV glass are to be found in skylights, facades, spandrels, curtain walls and atrium roofing where high levels of transparency are not required.  However, the NanoMarkets report claims that by improving on the current level of transparency, manufacturers of BIPV glass may be able to expand their addressable markets. NanoMarkets believes that one way that improved transparency can be achieved is through new absorber materials such as very thin layers of CIGS or advanced dye sensitized cells (DSC) using more transparent dyes.  Another approach is to use advanced optics to enable the positioning of the PV panels so that they don’t block sunlight to the same degree as in conventional BIPV glass panels.

A similar evolution is expected to occur in the nature of the BIPV glass products themselves.  Currently, all BIPV glass is highly customized to the needs of specific projects.  However, as BIPV glass shifts from being used almost exclusively used in prestige building projects to the broader commercial construction market, off-the-the-shelf products will have to be developed that can be sold through large construction firms and PV systems integrators.  While the first generation of such off-the-shelf products are likely to embody quite similar technology to that use today, NanoMarkets believes that future generations of BIPV glass products will be characterized by monolithic integration and the incorporation of lighting, dimming and self-cleaning capabilities.

There may be more than 20 firms playing an active role in the developing the BIPV glass market today, but a handful of firms stand out as “firms to watch.”  For example, Mage Sunovation and Dyesol have shown innovations on the materials front, while Pythagoras has demonstrated how optics can be used to improve BIPV glass performance.  The report also notes that Suntech, the largest PV panel maker in the world, has dabbled in this area and may have the ability to transform the BIPV glass market by applying the Chinese style economics that currently dominates the conventional PV sector.

About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector since 2005.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Projects Substantial Growth in Market for Transparent Conductors in PV Applications
Published: February 16, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on materials for the photovoltaics (PV) industry, “Transparent Conductors in Thin-Film and Organic PV Applications 2012.”  In the report NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for transparent conductors (TCs) in PV will grow at a CAGR of over 30% from a value of about $90 million in 2012 to about $300 million in 2016.

The report analyzes the opportunities for TCs in the TFPV, OPV, and DSC markets. The focus of the report is on the shifting market share of different types of TCs in the different PV segments.  TCs considered include ITO, alternative TCOs, nanosilver and related TCs, carbon nanomaterial-based TCs, and TCs based on PEDOT conductive polymers.  The major PV application markets covered are thin-film Si PV, CdTe PV, CIGS PV, OPV and DSC. The report also discusses the strategies of some of the important suppliers of TCs to the PV market, especially those in the emerging nanomaterial- and conductive polymer-based sector. Firms discussed include Agfa, Cambrios, Carestream Advanced Materials, Chasm, CimaNanotech, Heraeus, Pilkington, Saint Gobain, Tosoh, Toray, Umicore, Unidym and others.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent_conductors_in_thin_film_and_organic_photovoltaics_2012

From the Report:

While the overall PV market is entering a period of slow growth there is still good news for TC suppliers.  The thin-film and organic PV sectors, which use TCs, are gaining share versus c-Si PV and furthermore, NanoMarkets believes that the pace of growth in the TFPV markets will offset declines related to decreasing government support and slow overall economic growth.

Indium-free “alt-TCOs” will continue to take market share away from ITO in the PV sector as they cause minimal disruption to existing production methods and some are better suited than ITO to particular PV types based on their lower cost, commodity scale availability, processing temperature window, or work function match to the rest of the TFPV cell. The alt-TCOs are expected to generate nearly $100 million dollars from PV applications by 2016.

Implementation of new TCO target systems or new deposition processes, such as by transitioning from conventional planar targets to more efficient rotary targets wherever possible, could greatly improve utilization rates and directly affect the bottom line for panel makers.  Both TC and equipment suppliers can partner with panel makers on the optimization of existing deposition processes to maximize TC mobility, which would improve cost-per-watt values and increase the competitiveness of a particular TFPV technology for on-grid installations.

The biggest prospects for TCs, at least in the long-term, lie with solution-processable nanomaterial-based TCs, such as those based on nanosilver, another nanoscale metallic coating, or carbon nanomaterials.  Solution processing will be especially attractive for new PV lines where existing vapor deposition equipment is not already entrenched, and solution processable TCs will become an even bigger factor as the relative importance of flexible PV increases over the next decade. NanoMarkets predicts that nanomaterial-based TCs can generate almost $50 million from PV applications by 2016.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report on Building Integrated Photovoltaics Glass
Published: February 15, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials
Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to the firm’s schedule of February reports titled, “BIPV Glass Markets-2012.”  The report builds on the considerable amount of industry analysis that NanoMarkets has carried out in the BIPV, smart windows and related markets to provide an eight year forecast and roadmap for BIPV products.  Additional details about the report are available at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv_glass_markets_2012

About the Report:

This report examines and quantifies the market for BIPV products worldwide with coverage of both commercial and residential markets and a special consideration of the immediate market for BIPV in prestige buildings of various kinds.  This analysis is carried out in the context of the latest developments in regional and national PV regulatory policy and construction industry trends.

The report also projects the development of BIPV glass systems themselves showing how they are expected to evolve from relatively crude systems with low levels of transparency to true integrations of PV and window glass.  The report also looks at what the implications of all of this is in terms of opportunities for both PV and glass firms and assesses the current strategies of firms already pursuing the BIPV glass market.  And as with all NanoMarkets reports, this report contains granular eight-year forecasts in both MW and dollar terms of BIPV glass markets, with breakouts by end user, type of product and type of PV technology.

Coverage Outline:

• BIPV Glass Technologies and Products
• BIPV Glass:  Transparent and semitransparent
• The economics of BIPV glass
• The aesthetics and architectural merits of BIPV glass
• BIPV Glass by PV Technology
• Crystalline silicon:  Pythagoras and Sunovation
• Thin-film PV:  A road much travelled by the BIPV glass sector
• OPV, DSC and Transparency:  Konarka and Dyesol
• BIPV glass and smart windows
• Adding intelligence to BIPV glass: Three strategies
• Retrofits and customization
• Tapping the market for retrofit transparent BIPV
• BIPV products customization strategies
• Plastic as an alternative to glass in BIPV

Markets and Drivers for BIPV Glass

• BIPV glass trends in 2011 and 2012
• Impact of worldwide construction trends
• Impact of economic and regulatory factors
• Important trends in national and regional markets
• BIPV glass markets for prestige buildings
• BIPV glass in other commercial and government building markets
• BIPV glass in residential building markets (multi-tenant and single-family)
• Other markets for BIPV glass

Forecasts for BIPV Markets

• Forecasting methodology
• Sources of information
• Pricing assumptions
• Alternative scenarios
• Forecast of BIPV glass by end user, type of PV and type of BIPV glass product

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in these areas and has been covering PV markets for six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
804-270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Forecasts Rapid Sales Growth for CIGS Solar Panels through Rest of Decade
Published: January 31, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Renewable Energy

Glen Allen Virginia:  In its newly released report, CIGS Photovoltaics Markets-2012, industry analyst firm NanoMarkets forecasts revenues from CIGS panels will reach $4.4 billion (USD) by 2017.  And while the recent announcement of a 150 MW solar farm supports the notion that CIGS technology is finally ready for prime time, NanoMarkets says that CIGS manufacturers will have to adopt new strategies to protect themselves from falling solar panel prices.

Additional details about the report are available at www.nanomarkets.net

About the Report:

CIGS Photovoltaics Markets – 2012 is the latest in NanoMarkets’ ongoing series of industry reports on CIGS markets.  Applications sectors covered include rigid panels (conventional and BIPV), flexible PV, portable PV and BIPV glass.  The report also includes in-depth analysis of the latest trends in CIGS manufacturing and their market impact.  The realistic eight-year forecasts in this report are broken out by application sector and by type of deposition/manufacturing.  Both revenue and volume (MW) forecasts are included.

The report also discusses the strategies of important suppliers of both CIGS panels and materials.  Companies mentioned include:  3M, American Elements, Ascent, Avancis/Saint Gobain, Bosch, CIS Solartechnik, Daiyang Metal, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Flisom, Fujifilm, Global Solar, GroupSat Solar, HelioVolt, Honda Soltec, Indium Corporation, ISET, Istar Solar, Jenn Feng, Nanoco, Nanosolar, Odersun, Sigma-Aldrich, Solar Frontier, Pfister Energy, Solarion, Solar Frontier, SoloPower, Sputtering Materials, Shurjo Energy, Solibro, Sulfurcell, Sunshine PV, Telio, TSMC/Stion, Umicore, Wuerth Solar and others

From the Report:

To meet the challenge of very low-cost crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar panels, CIGS will need to continue to improve on its cost per watt.  NanoMarkets expects CIGS to succeed in this regard through volume production and manufacturing efficiencies such as thinner absorber layers and aggressive recycling of absorber materials.  CIGS can also compete with c-Si based on superior aesthetics and good performance in indirect light.

NanoMarkets believes that reducing the cost of encapsulation is the key to success for flexible CIGS panels, which will generate more than $635 million by 2017.  Current use of complex dyadic film encapsulation is proving very expensive and the new report suggests that there may be some potential for lowering costs by using overcoats of silicon nitride, silicon oxide, and/or silicon oxynitride before final module encapsulation. The report also says that the CIGS industry will embrace low-cost advanced plastic substrates going forward as a replacement for polyimide.

NanoMarkets also believes that CIGS manufacturing will take new directions resulting in higher efficiencies and lower costs.  Laser annealing of the absorber layer will become more common and will enable more thermally sensitive substrates to be used.  However, the cost of laser annealing equipment will need to be reduced before this can happen.  NanoMarkets also foresees solution-based deposition as playing a growing role in the creation of CIGS panels based on new types of solvents.  In the past, this type of approach has suffered as the result of high levels of impurities in the materials.  However, hydrazine, however, is now proposed as a solvent system for solution-based deposition, and has shown promising results in the lab. This new approach seems likely to considerable improve CIGS efficiency

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in these areas and has been covering PV markets for six years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
804-270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Report Predicts Smart Lighting Systems to Reach $5.9 billion (USD) by 2017
Published: January 31, 2012 Category: Emerging Electronics OLEDs Smart Technology
Glen Allen Virginia:  In a newly released report, “Smart Lighting 2012,” industry analyst firm NanoMarkets forecasts that smart lighting systems will generate $5.9 billion in revenues by 2017.  While lighting automation systems have achieved only a modicum of success in the past, NanoMarkets claims that rapidly rising energy costs, improved technology and the shift to energy efficient “lamps” will lead to new products and markets for smart lighting systems.

Additional details about the report are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net

About the Report:

This report analyzes the markets for the latest generation of intelligent lighting control systems designed to improve lighting efficiency, aesthetics and consumer comfort and health.  Applications sectors covered include industrial/commercial buildings, public/government buildings, the residential sector and outdoor lighting.  The report also discusses the use of smart lighting in transportation.  The eight-year forecasts are broken out by type of products for each of these application sectors with the products covered being lighting controllers, local intelligence (sensors and intelligent ballasts) and intelligent switches

The report also discusses the strategies of some important suppliers of relevant electrode materials.  Companies mentioned include: Acuity Brands, Adura Systems, Beckhoff Automation, Cavet Technologies, Daintree Networks, Digital Lumens, Easylite, EASI, Eaton, Ecoflex, Encelium, Enlighted, Fifth Light, Johnson Controls, GE, Honeywell, Hubbel Lighting Controls, Leviton, Lumenergi, Lumetric, Lutron,  Osram, Panasonic, Philips, Redwood Systems, Schneider Electric, Starfield Controls, Trane, Universal Lighting Technologies and Zumtobel.

From the Report:

Smart lighting systems are the first opportunity for firms making luminaire and lighting components to capitalize on the trend towards energy efficiency in lighting.  NanoMarkets believes they will seize this opportunity by creating new fixtures, ballasts and switch products with embedded intelligence.  Previously the lighting efficiency trend has benefited only firms who manufacture  energy efficient "lamps"; that is CFLs, LEDs and OLEDs. 

Despite many attempts in the past, lighting automation has failed to take off in the residential market because achievable savings from energy efficiency were not sufficient to justify the upfront costs of lighting automation systems.  However, improved sensor and networking technology, coupled with the ability of future lighting systems to offer mood, medical and aesthetic benefits to residential customers have the ability to completely change the value proposition of lighting automation for residential customers and result in smart lighting systems sales to residential sector reaching $2.2 billion by 2017.

The emerging smart lighting industry is badly in need of a firm that can champion the benefits of these new systems to customers, demarcate them for the old lighting automation systems and carve out a distinct and credible smart lighting industry.  The score or so of smaller firms that are currently focused on smart lighting systems do not have the resources to become an industry champion, while the large lighting and automation/control firms are only just beginning to ramp up in this space.  The firm that seizes this opportunity will have the ability to rapidly build its brand and its market share in a new smart lighting industry.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in these areas and has been covering solid-state lighting markets for almost five years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Contact:

Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
804-270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets February Report, “Transparent Conductors in Thin Film and Organic Photovoltaics 2012”
Published: January 31, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics
Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its February publication schedule titled “Transparent Conductors in Thin Film and Organic Photovoltaics – 2012” that will be released the week of February 13th.  The report continues the firm’s coverage of transparent conductors and photovoltaics that dates back to 2005.  Additional details about the report including a table of contents are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent_conductors_in_thin_film_and_organic_photovoltaics_2012. ;
 
The report is available at pre-publication pricing.  NanoMarkets will release a related report on smart coatings in photovoltaics in February as well.
 
About the Report:
 
Transparent Conductors in Thin Film and Organic Photovoltaics – 2012” is the latest report from NanoMarkets in our ongoing coverage of materials and markets in the photovoltaics sector. In this report, NanoMarkets examines the changing opportunities for different kinds of transparent conductors in the TFPV and organic PV industry.
 
This report considers how transparent conductors will find markets and help create value for suppliers of leading edge PV technologies under the changed circumstances that PV faces today in which government subsidies are under threat and there are huge pressures to reduce TFPV costs to make it competitive with c-Si PV and with other sources of energy in general.  Taking into account the new dynamics of the TFPV and OPV industry, this report identifies where transparent conductor firms can generate business revenues, both from the older segments of the TFPV/OPV industry and from emerging segments, such as BIPV glass.
 
This report is designed to help transparent conductor suppliers to understand how the overall changes in the PV industry will influence their sales.  It covers the use of transparent conductors in thin-film Si, CIGS, CdTe, OPV, and DSC and includes a discussion of how both established transparent conductor technology and the latest transparent conducting nanomaterials can make money in the PV market.
 
As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report includes an eight-year forecast of the markets broken out by type of PV technology and type of transparent conductor material.  In addition, the report discusses the strategies of key firms to watch in this important sector. The forecasts are provided in both value and volume terms.
 
About NanoMarkets:
 
Founded in 2004, NanoMarkets has grown to become one of the industry’s leading authorities on market opportunities in advances materials and emerging energy and electronics markets.  The firm annually publishes dozens of market analyst reports that are purchased by leading companies around the world.  Please visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of the firm’s market coverage and product and service offerings.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming February 2012 Report, “Smart Coatings and Photovoltaics 2012”
Published: January 31, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics Renewable Energy

Glen Allen, VA:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its February publication schedule titled “Smart Coatings and Photovoltaics 2012” that will be released the week of February 20th.  The report continues the firm’s coverage of photovoltaic related materials markets that dates back to 2005.  Additional details about the report including a table of contents are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_coatings_and_photovoltaics_2012 .

The report is available at pre-publication pricing.  NanoMarkets will release a related report on transparent conductors in photovoltaics in February as well.

About the Report:

Smart Coatings and Photovoltaics 2012” is part of NanoMarkets’ ongoing coverage of materials and markets in photovoltaics (PV). In this report, NanoMarkets examines the emerging opportunities for selling “smart” coatings into the solar panel industry. In this report we examine the potential for self-cleaning, self-healing, electrochromic and thermochromic coatings in the PV applications over the next eight years.  It includes an assessment of where revenue generation will occur and which companies are likely to be the winners and losers in this space.  The report also includes a detailed eight-year forecast of smart coating usage in the PV space, broken out by coated area and market value.

NanoMarkets has been covering the markets for PV materials since 2005 and believes strongly that there are now growing opportunities to sell smart coatings into the PV sector. This report considers how smart coatings can create value for the PV industry under the changed circumstances that PV faces today, in which government subsidies are under threat and there are huge pressures to reduce PV costs across the industry.

About NanoMarkets:

Founded in 2004, NanoMarkets has grown to become one of the industry’s leading authorities on market opportunities in advances materials and emerging energy and electronics markets.  The firm annually publishes dozens of market analyst reports that are purchased by leading companies around the world.  Please visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of the firm’s market coverage and product and service offerings.

Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets
(804) 270-1718
NanoMarkets Adds Three Reports to Firm’s Coverage of Solar Industry
Published: January 31, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics
Glen Allen Virginia:  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced the addition of three new reports to the firm’s publishing schedule that address emerging photovoltaics (PV) markets.  The reports titled, “CIGS Photovoltaics Markets – 2012”, “Smart Coatings and Photovoltaics 2012” and “Transparent Conductors in Thin Film and Organic Photovoltaics – 2012” address key growth segments in a sector facing uncertainty due to declining subsidies, oversupply and falling prices.
 
Details about the reports are available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net
 
About the Reports:
 
CIGS Photovoltaics Markets – 2012” (http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/cigs_photovoltaics_markets_2012)is the latest in NanoMarkets’ ongoing series of industry reports on CIGS markets.  Applications sectors covered include rigid panels (conventional and BIPV), flexible PV, portable PV and BIPV glass.  The report also includes in-depth analysis of the latest trends in CIGS manufacturing and their market impact.  The realistic eight-year forecasts in this report are broken out by application sector and by type of deposition/manufacturing.  Both revenue and volume (MW) forecasts are included.
 
The report also discusses the strategies of important suppliers of both CIGS panels and materials.  Companies mentioned include:  3M, American Elements, Ascent, Avancis/Saint Gobain, Bosch, CIS Solartechnik, Daiyang Metal, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Flisom, Fujifilm, Global Solar, GroupSat Solar, HelioVolt, Honda Soltec, Indium Corporation, ISET, Istar Solar, Jenn Feng, Nanoco, Nanosolar, Odersun, Sigma-Aldrich, Solar Frontier, Pfister Energy, Solarion, Solar Frontier, SoloPower, Sputtering Materials, Shurjo Energy, Solibro, Sulfurcell, Sunshine PV, Telio, TSMC/Stion, Umicore, Wuerth Solar and others
 
Transparent Conductors in Thin Film and Organic Photovoltaics – 2012” (http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent_conductors_in_thin_film_and_organic_photovoltaics_2012) examines the changing opportunities for different kinds of transparent conductors in the TFPV and organic PV industry.
 
This report considers how transparent conductors will find markets and help create value for suppliers of leading edge PV technologies under the changed circumstances that PV faces today in which government subsidies are under threat and there are huge pressures to reduce TFPV costs to make it competitive with c-Si PV and with other sources of energy in general.  Taking into account the new dynamics of the TFPV and OPV industry, this report identifies where transparent conductor firms can generate business revenues, both from the older segments of the TFPV/OPV industry and from emerging segments, such as BIPV glass.
 
This report covers the use of transparent conductors in thin-film Si, CIGS, CdTe, OPV, and DSC and includes a discussion of how both established transparent conductor technology and the latest transparent conducting nanomaterials can make money in the PV market. The report includes an eight-year forecast of the markets broken out by type of PV technology and type of transparent conductor material.  In addition, the report discusses the strategies of key firms to watch in this important sector.
 
In this report, NanoMarkets examines the potential for self-cleaning, self-healing, electrochromic and thermochromic coatings in the PV applications over the next eight years.  It includes an assessment of where revenue generation will occur and which companies are likely to be the winners and losers in this space.  The report also includes a detailed eight-year forecast of smart coating usage in the PV space, broken out by coated area and market value.

NanoMarkets has been covering the markets for PV materials for almost seven years and believes strongly that there are now growing opportunities to sell smart coatings into the PV sector. This report considers how smart coatings can create value for the PV industry under the changed circumstances that PV faces today, in which government subsidies are under threat and there are huge pressures to reduce PV costs across the industry.

Among firms discussed in this report are, Bayer Material Science, Cardinal Glass, Corning, Gentex, Nippon Sheet Glass, Nissan, PPG, Peer, SAGE Electrochromics, Saint-Gobain, and Soladigm.

About NanoMarkets:
 
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in these areas and has been covering PV markets for six years.
 
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
 
Contact:
 
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets LC
804-270-1718
rob@nanomarkets.net