New NanoMarkets Report on Thin-Film and
Printable Batteries Sees $1.1 Billion Revenue
Opportunity in 2015
April 19, 2010 07:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
GLEN ALLEN, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--NanoMarkets, a leading provider of market research and
analysis for thin-film and printed electronics markets has released its latest report in thin-film and printed battery
markets. The report, “Thin-Film and Printable Battery Markets: 2010” sees a $1.1 billion revenue opportunity
in 2015 led by their use in sensors and powered smart card applications which will comprise almost seventy-five
percent of the market. The report is a continuation of the firm’s ongoing coverage of thin batteries that dates back to
Additional details including a sample chapter can be obtained on the firm’s website at www.nanomarkets.net.
l The thin-film/printable battery sector in 2010 looks far different than what industry participants, investors and
observers predicted as recently as three-to-four years ago. Suppliers of these batteries are now beginning to
ship in volume and are no longer trying to compete with button/cell batteries on price. Instead, they are
making their business cases based on thinness, flexibility, eco-friendliness and safety factors.
l In 2015 NanoMarkets projects that products utilizing thin-film/printable batteries will have a total market
value of $12.2 billion. In some applications – such as powered smart cards and certain medical devices –
these small batteries could prove a key enabling technology, since other kinds of batteries have serious
limitations. In addition, a new opportunity for several thin-film/printable battery manufacturers has arisen from
combining their products with energy harvesting devices that will create power sources for sensor networks
can be left without maintenance for many years.
l NanoMarkets believes that five companies -- Blue Spark Technologies, Cymbet, Infinite Power Solutions,
Power Paper and Solicore -- will prove especially significant in the evolution of the thin-film/printable battery
market. This is due to their ability to raise capital and the business cases they present.
About the Report:
This new NanoMarkets report examines the business opportunities for thin-film and printable batteries across a
broad range of applications for which they are claimed to be suited. For each of these applications, the report
examines the requirements for power sources and compares current and future performance of TF/printable batteries
with the other power sources that may be used for each application. The report also makes a critical examination of
the business case "stories" being told by the leading manufacturers of TF/printable batteries to ascertain the degree to
which they jibe with market realities. It analyzes the likely evolution of materials and battery chemistries used in the
novel batteries discussed in this report which covers both the electrodes and electrolyte. We have also reviewed the
progress being made with manufacturing processes and the latest developments in the battery field including new
products, technology breakthroughs, new licensing, financial and marketing arrangements and recent M&A activity.
Profiles of Leading Thin Battery Firms Include:
Biophan, Blue Spark Technologies, Cymbet, Enable IPC, Enfucell, Excellatron, Front Edge Technology, Geomatec,
Infinite Power Solutions, ITN Energy Systems, NanoEner, NEC, Oak Ridge Micro-Energy, Planar Energy Devices,
Power Paper and Power ID, prelonic technologies, Rocket Electric, Solicore, Ultralife, Varta, VoltaFlex, and VTT.
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities created by developments in advanced materials.
Visit www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
Robert Nolan, 804-360-2967