Emerging printing technologies are filling the gap for rising applications.
- 2018-2024 general equipment adoption forecast in revenue and units
- Commercialization status as of 2019
- SWOT analysis for each technique
- Printing techniques: enabling or replacing? – Including timeline
- Equipment players by emerging printing techniques
- Benchmarks: printing technologies and functional inks
- Costs of ownership for each printing technology for a given application and comparison with other conventional/emerging techniques
- Fundraising, M&A and collaboration in the emerging printing field
- Application roadmap and technique evolution
- Selected company profiles
Provide a comprehensive overview of the different emerging printing technologies as of 2019 in the microelectronics, printed electronics and display sectors, and how they will impact on the “conventional” manufacturing processes:
- Printing equipment: status (production/development stage), revenue forecast, shipment volume forecast, penetration in the application markets
- Functional ink market – overview
- What are the applications related to and enabled by emerging printing technologies?
Deliver an in-depth understanding of the equipment ecosystem:
- Who are the players? What are the relationships inside this ecosystem?
- Who are the key suppliers to watch, and what technologies do they provide?
Offer key technical insights and analyses into future technology trends and challenges:
- Is a given printing technology enabling new applications or does it replace a conventional manufacturing technique?
- What are the drivers and barriers for each techniques?
- What are the costs of ownership for each technique and for a given application?
- Technology roadmap with time-to-market
Table of Content
Report objectives 6
Executive summary 12
- History of emerging printing techniques
- Noteworthy news
- What’s new? Product launches, collaborations, fundraising
Market forecasts 72
- 2018-2024 general equipment adoption forecast by revenues and shipments
- 2018-2024 Equipment market adoption forecast by technology:
- Spray/aerosol jet equipment
- Laser transfer equipment
- Microtransfer printing equipment
- Inkjet printing equipment
- Microdispensing equipment
- Emerging printing techniques: market dynamics
Market trends 82
- Global printed electronics market drivers
- Commercialization status in 2019
- Printing techniques: drivers, applications, SWOT analysis
- Market trends summary: application roadmap, replacement and enabler vs time
Market shares and supply chain 151
- Equipment player ecosystem
- Market players
- Supply chain and market shares
- Cost of Ownership (CoO)
Technology trends 185
- Comparison of printing technique performance
- Benchmarking printing techniques and functional inks
- Functional inks: types, technology trends
- Company profiles
- What is coming next?
Related reports 215
Yole Développement presentation 217
EMERGING PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES: ENABLERS OR REPLACEMENTS FOR EXISTING SOLUTIONS?
The world is going digital, and that impacts printing technologies. Emerging printing technologies are benefiting most from this revolution. They are now on the verge of replacing some conventional manufacturing techniques in the electronics, microelectronics and display industries. Moreover, these emerging technologies enable new processing capabilities where conventional techniques face limitations, in conformality, uniformity or selectivity.
What are these emerging printing technologies? Inkjet, spray and laser transfer, to name but a few, are driving new momentum in the manufacturing industry. The display market is one area where inkjet printing has solved key issues, bringing process flexibility while drastically decreasing end-product cost. Similarly, aerosol technologies are meeting the challenges of 3D shaped surfaces for shielding or in-mold electronics, where screenprinting faces limitations. Future 5G wireless applications bring many challenges, with higher operating frequencies and shrinking systems.
Emerging printing techniques add value most at the technical specification level and by simplifying the supply chain. Some specific market segments require low-volume customized solutions, like the aerospace or defence markets, where flexible tools and inhouse development for confidential aspects are requested. Companies like Nano Dimension or Fujifilm Dimatix provide versatile prototyping solutions and small volume manufacturing tools, enabling complete control over the printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication process. The report lists the applications that find key advantages in using emerging printing technologies and comparing these new processing techniques with conventional ones. One can appreciate here the broad scope of potential markets impacted by printing technologies, and some markets cannot even be foreseen yet.
CREATING $781M WORTH OF EQUIPMENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
The emerging printing equipment market is expected to grow at a 5.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the next five years, to reach $781M in 2024. It is a very broad market, with many competing different techniques addressing various needs in terms of throughput, spatial resolution and manufacturing cost. Some techniques are clearly barely at the R&D level, such as electrohydrodynamic (EHD) printing, but promise unparalleled spatial resolution. Others, like inkjet, are very well-established in the graphics industry of course, but are also becoming increasingly well-established in the electronics and display fields for coating or dispensing. As a consequence, inkjet benefits from a good reputation in the industry as a whole despite difficulties in finding ideal ink formulations. It is then not a surprise that inkjet printing dominates in terms of revenue as of 2018. In this report, Kateeva, a major player in inkjet printing, generates the highest revenues, since it is presently serving the organic light emitting diode (OLED) display manufacturers with thin-film encapsulation and soon red/green/ blue (RGB) OLED dispensing. Companies are investing in new manufacturing facilities and tools to meet the demand. The Sony and Panasonic joint venture company JOLED has announced a new factory with 220,000 display production capacity using inkjet printing technology. However, inkjet technology’s lead is forecast to significantly shrink by 2024. Printing technologies, in particular aerosol jet, microtransfer printing and laser transfer technology, will dramatically increase their respective market shares by 2024. Aerosol jet will grow at the fastest rate, with a 14.1% CAGR between 2018 and 2024. Display applications will be a key driver of this growth. Meanwhile, spray coating and printing is forecast to almost double in revenue between 2018 and 2024, filling the gaps between conventional techniques for low-cost, uniform and conformal coatings, including over large areas.
A COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE THAT WILL RESTRUCTURE THE INDUSTRY
Inkjet and spray printing along with microdispensing involve many competing players. Meanwhile, Optomec’s aerosol jet products, and X-Celeprint’s microtransfer printing have an interesting position as of 2018. They are the only ones promoting and selling their respective technologies. This shows heterogeneity in the competitive landscape. Innovation is happening fast, so Yole Développement (Yole) experts expect new players to compete with the initial ones in years to come. Kateeva is forecast to remain a major player in the inkjet industry. It has jump-started inkjet production lines for OLED encapsulation and is moving fast towards OLED dispensing. Since display applications represent a major source of revenue, Kateeva will remain a key player in the printed electronics industry for the foreseeable future. Yole analysts expect other large players such as Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) and J-OLED to compete with Kateeva in the display market using printing technologies. The functional spray landscape is also very competitive with many wellestablished players, especially in Europe, such as Süss MicroTec and EV Group. This technique is set to grow due to its simplicity and low maintenance costs. On the laser technology side, there are only a handful of known players. This potentially disruptive technology will likely compete with microtransfer printing especially for microLED display applications. Yole experts believe several other players, major or not, are also exploring this technology and its capabilities for PCB repair and display applications in particular. The increasing interest in emerging printing technologies will probably lead to some reaction from conventional printing players. Benchmarking the technologies is a first assessment step. This report compares the technologies in a cost-of-ownership analysis of emerging and conventional printing techniques, in an objective assessment. It will be an intensive race between emerging and conventional players, with an expected restructuring of the industry set to expand some product portfolios and market shares.
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