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New Research Evaluates Printed and Organic Sensor Markets

October 1, 2007

The report shows where sensors based on this technology can make the biggest impact, and it assesses appropriate production technologies, system architectures, and communications interfaces.

DUBLIN, Ireland /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Printed and Organic Sensor Markets: 2007-2015" to their offering.

The emergence of printed and organic electronics as an industry holds considerable promise for the sensor sector. Printing can help bring down costs of sensors and may also be the ideal way of creating multi-layered sensor products, such as electronic noses. The introduction of new organic materials increases the choices for sensor manufacturers. Finally, the ability of printed electronics to create large arrays of sensors on flexible substrates opens possibilities for entirely new products, such as sensors for biohazard detection, wearable computing, or robotics. Nonetheless, printed and organic sensors are just beginning their commercial evolution.

This report analyzes the printed and organic sensor markets to show where such sensors can make their biggest contribution. As part of this analysis, the report assesses appropriate production technologies, system architectures, and communications interfaces, as well as performance requirements and achievements for printed and organic sensors (e.g., switching speeds, sensitivity, and flexibility) It also discusses important product types, such as electronic noses, labs-on-a-chip, biochips, and smart dust, for which organic materials and printing may make a considerable contribution.

Applications of printed and organic sensors covered in the report include smart packaging, smart textiles and uniforms, medical diagnostics, genomics and proteomics, large-area sensing for security apps, water and other environmental testing, robotics, and smart skins. Eight-year forecasts are provided for printed and organic sensors in each of these applications. The report also provides market projections by type of sensors (e.g. gas, temperature, motion, and bio sensors), along with an analysis of current activities of both commercial firms and major research groups at universities and research institutes.

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