IDTechEx offers report on printed and flexible sensors

Dec. 10, 2016

Cambridge, UK. IDTechEx Research, a provider of independent market research, business intelligence, and events on emerging technology, has announced the availability of a new report, Printed and Flexible Sensors 2017-2027: Technologies, Players, Forecasts.

The printing of electronics has been a standard manufacturing process in some aspects of the sensor industry for many years. Today, sensors that are printed on flexible substrates represent a growing market. Although the biggest segment—blood glucose test strips—is currently shrinking, the next generation of printed sensors will enable other applications, from human-machine interfaces to environmental sensing.

IDTechEx predicts the market for fully printed sensors will reach $7.6 billion by 2027. These sensors benefit from the latest materials and technologies in the printed-electronics industry. While their complexity and structure may vary, they all have the capability to be manufactured on plastic substrates, which offer advantages in terms of mechanical flexibility, thinness, and weight reduction.

IDTechEx Research has closely followed the progress of the printed electronics industry and allied technologies for over 10 years. This new report provides the complete picture and latest information on biosensors, capacitive sensors, piezoresistive sensors, piezoelectric sensors, optical sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, and gas sensors. Each of these is described in detail, based on direct conversations with manufacturers, and there are also examples of partially-printed “thick film” sensors. The report includes ten-year revenue forecasts for sensor modules within ten key market segments. Plus there is a listing of more than 80 companies making fully printed or thick film sensors.

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