Plastic electronics is also known as organic or printed electronics. This technology uses electrically conductive polymers instead of traditional electronics components. Plastic electronics is going to change the electronics device market. Semiconductor and Electronics Component market is expected to reach $ 628 billion by 2015. Plastic electronics is going to set a revolutionary trend for the electronics market. Conventional fabrication techniques of electronic circuit were time consuming and costly. This is a major driving force that motivates electronics device manufactures to adopt plastic electronics technology to eliminate the associated time and cost. Plastic electronics are capable of printing Ultra thin and highly efficient products and with increased shelf life; therefore the technology is gaining acceptance amongst system designers.
Plastic electronics has lower electric conductivity that is limiting the adoption in various application segments. Electronic and optical stability of the Polymers is the major concern for the designer while adopting plastic electronics based designs. These limitations are expected to be eliminated as technology develops and that in turn will result in higher adoption of plastic electronics technology
Key companies that are profiled in this report are Agfa Orgacon, Asahi Kasei, Fujifilm Diamatix, GSI Technologies, ITRI Taiwan, Merck Chemicals, Hewlett Packard, Ink Tec, Henkel and Evonik.
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