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Thin Film and Printed Battery Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017) by Technology (Substrate type, Electrolyte type, Cathode type), Products (Voltage types, Rechargeability, Integration type), & Applications (RFID, Smartcards, Wireless Sensors, Smart Bandages, Cosmetic Patches, Energy Harvesting)

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Publishing Date: August 2012
Report Code: SE 2002

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The thin film and printed battery market segmentation revolves around the four major market parameters, namely; products, applications, technology, and geography.

The product segmentation for the thin film and printed battery market is based on the specifications and the physical parameters of the battery. Parameters such as supply voltage and rechargeability have been taken in to account. The technology chapter also provides the quantitative data for the battery components. The technology market consists of the analysis of various components such as battery chemistry, battery electrolyte type, and battery substrate type. The report covers the segmentation of the thin film batteries and printed batteries according to their composition. Three major battery types; Lithium based and manganese based are considered for the analysis.

The thin film and printed battery market is also mapped against geography. The geography market is further segmented in to regions such as North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW which gives a detailed insight about the potential regions for the thin film Battery market. The report also describes the concentrated regional pockets which are critical for the revenue generation.

The applications for the thin film and printed battery market are broadly divided in to three segments such as; commercial applications, industrial applications, and consumer application types.  Each of the application type is further divided in to specific segments such as retail, medical, energy harvesting, and semiconductor. Amongst all the applications mentioned above, semiconductor applications and medical applications are the ones which have been identified as the high value high growth applications. The report gives an in-depth analysis and forecast for the applications combined with year-on-year revenue and shipment trends.

Apart from the market segmentation, the report also includes critical market data showing the price trend analysis for the thin batteries, Porter’s fiver force analysis and value chain with detail process flow diagram, and market dynamics such as; drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

A sample figure showing the top level market for thin film and printed batteries. The reasons for the rapid increase in the market and steep decline in the ASPs are discussed in the report along with relevant data points. 

Thin Film and Printed Battery Market

TABLE OF CONTENTS      
     
1 INTRODUCTION
  1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
  1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION
  1.3 MARKETS COVERED
  1.4 STAKEHOLDERS
  1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      1.5.1 MARKET SIZE
      1.5.2 KEY DATA POINTS FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
      1.5.3 KEY DATA POINTS FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
      1.5.4 ASSUMPTIONS MADE
      1.5.5 LIST OF COMPANIES

2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

3 MARKET OVERVIEW
  3.1 EVOLUTION OF THIN FILM & PRINTED BATTERIES
  3.2 MARKET DEFINITION AND SEGMENTATION
  3.3 PORTER'S FIVE FORCE ANALYSIS FOR THIN FILM & PRINTED BATTERY MARKET
  3.4 INDUSTRY LIFECYCLE
  3.5 MARKET DYNAMICS
      3.5.1 DRIVERS
            3.5.1.1 Battery flexibility
            3.5.1.2 Light weight and compact structure
            3.5.1.3 Environment-friendliness of the batteries
            3.5.1.4 Battery material is not hazardous to human tissue
            3.5.1.5 No thermal runaway for batteries
            3.5.1.6 Adoption of pervasive power application
      3.5.2 RESTRAINTS
            3.5.2.1 Heavy capital investments
            3.5.2.2 Manufacturing process tedious, time consuming, and involves lot of defects
            3.5.2.3 Limited number of buyers
            3.5.2.4 Value chain is under developed
      3.5.3 OPPORTUNITY
            3.5.3.1 Energy harvesting application
  3.6 BURNING ISSUE
      3.6.1 COST OF THIN FILM AND PRINTED BATTERIES
  3.7 WINNING IMPERATIVE
      3.7.1 MANUFACTURING PLANTS IN APAC
  3.8 KEY MARKET FORECASTS
  3.9 PENETRATION AND ADOPTION
  3.10 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS

4 TECHNOLOGY MARKET
  4.1 INTRODUCTION
      4.1.1 COMPARISON OF BATTERY TYPES
  4.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION BY BATTERY TYPE
      4.2.1 THIN FILM BATTERIES
            4.2.1.1 Thin film batteries by rechargeability
            4.2.1.2 Thin film batteries by voltage type
      4.2.2 PRINTED BATTERIES
            4.2.2.1 Printed batteries by rechargeability
            4.2.2.2 Printed batteries by voltage type
  4.3 MARKET SEGMENTATION BY SUBSTRATE TYPE
      4.3.1 METAL SUBSTRATE
      4.3.2 POLYMER SUBSTRATE
      4.3.3 PAPER SUBSTRATE
  4.4 MARKET SEGMENTATION BY ELECTROLYTE TYPE
      4.4.1 LITHIUM PHOSPHOROUS OXYNITRIDE (LIPON)
      4.4.2 ORGANIC ELECTROLYTE
  4.5 MARKET SEGMENTATION BY ELECTRODE TYPE
      4.5.1 LITHIUM BASED
      4.5.2 CARBON BASED
      4.5.3 MANGANESE BASED
      4.5.4 ATMOSPHERIC OXYGEN BASED

5 PRODUCTS MARKET
  5.1 INTRODUCTION
      5.1.1 COMPARISON OF BATTERIES BY INTEGRATION TYPE
            5.1.1.1 Integrated battery type
            5.1.1.2 Stand alone battery type
  5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION BY INTEGRATION TYPE
  5.3 MARKET SEGMENTATION BY RECHARGEABILITY
      5.3.1 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY TYPE
      5.3.2 NON-RECHARGEABLE BATTERY TYPE
  5.4 MARKET SEGMENTATION BY VOLTAGE TYPE
      5.4.1 SEGMENTATION OF BATTERY TYPES BY APPLICATIONS
            5.4.1.1 Less than 1 volt battery type
            5.4.1.2 1 volt to 3 volt battery type
            5.4.1.3 3 volt to 6 volt battery type
            5.4.1.4 Above 6 volt battery type

6 APPLICATIONS MARKET
  6.1 INTRODUCTION
  6.2 OVERVIEW
  6.3 COMMERCIAL APPLICATION
      6.3.1 RFID TAGS AND SMART PACKAGING APPLICATION
      6.3.2 RETAIL AND ELECTRONIC SHELF LABELING (ESL) APPLICATION
      6.3.3 ACTIVE SMART CARDS
  6.4 INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
      6.4.1 WIRELESS SENSORS
      6.4.2 ENERGY HARVESTING
      6.4.3 SEMICONDUCTOR & EMBEDDED APPLICATION
  6.5 CONSUMER APPLICATIONS
      6.5.1 NOVELTY PRODUCTS
      6.5.2 MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
            6.5.2.1 External medical applications
            6.5.2.2 Internal medical applications

7 GEOGRAPHY MARKET
  7.1 INTRODUCTION
  7.2 OVERVIEW
  7.3 NORTH AMERICA
      7.3.1 SEGMENTATION BY THIN BATTERY TYPE
      7.3.2 SEGMENTATION BY RECHARGEABILITY
      7.3.3 SEGMENTATION BY VOLTAGE TYPE
      7.3.4 SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATIONS
  7.4 EUROPE
      7.4.1 SEGMENTATION BY THIN BATTERY TYPES
      7.4.2 SEGMENTATION BY RECHARGEABILITY
      7.4.3 SEGMENTATION BY VOLTAGE TYPES
      7.4.4 SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATIONS
  7.5 APAC
      7.5.1 SEGMENTATION BY THIN BATTERY TYPES
      7.5.2 SEGMENTATION BY RECHARGEABILITY
      7.5.3 SEGMENTATION BY VOLTAGE TYPES
      7.5.4 SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATIONS
  7.6 ROW
      7.6.1 SEGMENTATION BY THIN BATTERY TYPES
      7.6.2 SEGMENTATION BY RECHARGEABILITY
      7.6.3 SEGMENTATION BY VOLTAGE TYPES
      7.6.4 SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATIONS

8 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  8.1 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS
  8.2 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
  8.3 COLLABORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, & AGREEMENTS
  8.4 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS

9 COMPANY PROFILES
  9.1 BLUE SPARK TECHNOLOGIES
      9.1.1 OVERVIEW
      9.1.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.1.3 FINANCIALS
      9.1.4 STRATEGY
      9.1.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.2 CYMBET CORPORATION, INC.
      9.2.1 OVERVIEW
      9.2.2 FINANCIALS
      9.2.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.2.4 STRATEGY
      9.2.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.3 ENABLE IPC CORPORATION
      9.3.1 OVERVIEW
      9.3.2 FINANCIALS
      9.3.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.3.4 STRATEGY
      9.3.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.4 ENERDEL, INC.
      9.4.1 OVERVIEW
      9.4.2 FINANCIALS
      9.4.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.4.4 STRATEGY
      9.4.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.5 ENFUCELL LIMITED
      9.5.1 OVERVIEW
      9.5.2 FINANCIALS
      9.5.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.5.4 STRATEGY
      9.5.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.6 EXCELLATRON SOLID STATE, LLC
      9.6.1 OVERVIEW
      9.6.2 FINANCIALS
      9.6.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.6.4 STRATEGY
      9.6.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.7 FLEXEL LLC
      9.7.1 OVERVIEW
      9.7.2 FINANCIALS
      9.7.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.7.4 STRATEGY
      9.7.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.8 FRONT EDGE TECHNOLOGY
      9.8.1 OVERVIEW
      9.8.2 FINANCIALS
      9.8.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.8.4 STRATEGY
      9.8.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.9 IMPRINT ENERGY, INC.
      9.9.1 OVERVIEW
      9.9.2 FINANCIALS
      9.9.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.9.4 STRATEGY
      9.9.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.10 INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS, INC.
       9.10.1 OVERVIEW
       9.10.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.10.3 FINANCIALS
       9.10.4 STRATEGY
       9.10.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.11 PLANAR ENERGY DEVICES, INC.
       9.11.1 OVERVIEW
       9.11.2 FINANCIALS
       9.11.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.11.4 STRATEGY
       9.11.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.12 POWERID, LIMITED
       9.12.1 OVERVIEW
       9.12.2 FINANCIALS
       9.12.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.12.4 STRATEGY
       9.12.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.13 PR AGMATIC PRINTING LIMITED
       9.13.1 OVERVIEW
       9.13.2 FINANCIALS
       9.13.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.13.4 STRATEGY
       9.13.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.14 ROCKET ELECTRIC CO. LIMITED
       9.14.1 OVERVIEW
       9.14.2 FINANCIALS
       9.14.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.14.4 STRATEGY
       9.14.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.15 SOLICORE, INC.
       9.15.1 OVERVIEW
       9.15.2 FINANCIALS
       9.15.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.15.4 STRATEGY
       9.15.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.16 THIN FILM ELECTRONICS ASA
       9.16.1 OVERVIEW
       9.16.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.16.3 FINANCIALS
       9.16.4 STRATEGY
       9.16.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.17 THIN PROFILE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
       9.17.1 OVERVIEW
       9.17.2 FINANCIALS
       9.17.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.17.4 STRATEGY
       9.17.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.18 ULTRALIFE CORPORATION
       9.18.1 OVERVIEW
       9.18.2 FINANCIALS
       9.18.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.18.4 STRATEGY
       9.18.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.19 VARTA MICROBATTERY GMBH
       9.19.1 OVERVIEW
       9.19.2 FINANCIALS
       9.19.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.19.4 STRATEGY
       9.19.5 DEVELOPMENTS

Due to thin film technology and printed electronic technology, batteries manufactured are very thin, having thickness of a few microns. Apart from being thin, these batteries are flexible and hence can be rolled or twisted according to the OEM’s requirements. Thin batteries are majorly divided into two segments; thin film batteries and printed batteries. The segmentation is done based on the different manufacturing processes and the different types of equipments used for manufacturing. Each battery type is further divided according four major market parameters such as; technology, products, applications, and geography.

Currently, commercial electronics is driving the thin battery market with its strong shipments. Most of the units are shipped for applications such as smartcards, smart labels, smart packaging application, and retail applications. Commercial segment earned the highest in the year 2011 and is expected to dominate the market till 2017.

Technology segment of the thin battery market is split in to three different segments. These three segments are substrate type segmentation, electrolyte type segmentation, and chemistry type segmentation. Currently, LIPON is the market leader, contributing more than 70%. It is followed by organic electrolyte and others. By 2017 the dominance of LIPON is expected to continue.

Product market for the thin battery is segmented into three different ways; by rechargeability, by voltage type, and by the integration type. Segmentation according to the rechargeability is critical since many applications depend on the recharging capability of the battery. In 2011, the non-rechargeable type of batteries outpaced rechargeable batteries in terms of revenue grossing. By the year 2017, the gap is expected to close down and both the types will approximately contribute similar share to the market.

Market is split into four regions; North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW. Currently, North America is leading all the regions. One of the reasons for this is the intense R&D activity in North America, particularly in the U.S. Due to the strong R&D activities; many firms in North America had the advantage of early market entrants.

The major players competing in the thin battery market are Cymbet Corporation (U.S.), Solicore, Inc. (U.S.), Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Enerdel, Inc. (U.S.), Planar Energy Devices, Inc. (U.S.), Rocket Electric Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Power Paper Ltd. (Israel), and Enfucell Oy (Finland). The following graph shows global thin battery market indicating revenue, weighted ASP, and shipments. Data analysis is done from 2011 to 2017.

Global Thin Battery Market Overview, 2012 – 2017


 Printed and Thin Film Battery Market
Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The growth of the thin battery market is visible from the graph shown above. Initially, in 2011 and 2012, the market is very less, both by value and by volume. But post 2013, due to higher growth rate, the market is expected to experience heavy sales.

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