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Global Flexible Electronics Market By Component (Flexible Display, Flexible Sensor, Flexible Battery, Flexible Memory, and Others (Photovoltaics, etc.), By Application (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Healthcare, Military and Defense, and Others (Energy, etc.)) - Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2016 - 2023

Published: Oct 2016 | Report Code: 58145-10-16

Report Scope

This report analyzes the global flexible electronics market in terms of component, application, and geography. On the basis of component employed, the global flexible electronics market is segmented into flexible display, flexible sensor, flexible battery, flexible memory, and other components including photovoltaic, conductors, etc. Similarly, based on application, the global flexible electronics market is classified into consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, military and defense, and other application segments including power and energy. The geographical distribution of the global flexible electronics market considered in this study encompasses regional markets such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Flexible Electronics Market

The market for flexible electronics is still in the nascent stage of development and is poised to gather momentum post 2017. Superior benefits offered with respect to production in terms of weight, cost, ruggedness, and portability will drive the market demand during the forecast period. In the current scenario, the global flexible electronics market is driven by the perpetually growing consumer electronics market, where the technology enjoys highest penetration. However, the technology faces stiff competition from already established technologies like LED, OLED, and printed electronics, especially in the consumer electronics segment. In addition, lack of primary standardized infrastructure for manufacturing flexible electronic devices at most manufacturing facilities has hampered the widespread adoption of the technology.

Flexible Electronics Market
 

1.1    Report Description

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of the strategic research study titled “Global Flexible Electronics Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2023” is to offer industry investors, company executives, and industry participants with in-depth insights to enable them make informed strategic decisions related to the opportunities in the global flexible electronics market.

Target Audience

  • Industry Investors
  • Flexible Component and Device Manufacturers
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (Ex- Consumer Electronics Manufacturers, etc.)
  • Distributers and Retailers
  • End-users

USP and Key Offerings

The report titled “Global Flexible Electronics Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2023” offers strategic insights into the global flexible electronics market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2014 to 2023. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on application, component, and cross-sectional study across different geographies. In order to help strategic decision makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading vendors, their SCOT (Strength, Challenges, Opportunities and Weaknesses) analysis, market positioning, and key developments. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • An overview of the global flexible electronics market
  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive sub-markets within the flexible electronics market
  • Qualitative assessment tools such as market drivers, challenges and future prospects, value chain, and Porters Five Force Analysis.
  • Focus on each level of market segmentation based on product approvals, launch, and current and anticipated market dynamics.
  • A general overview of the industry structure
  • Company profiles highlighting key information about the major players operating in the global flexible electronics market
  • Market competition scrutiny tools such as market share analysis, fractal map, etc.
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global flexible electronics market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2014 to 2023, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

1. Preface
1.1. Report Scope and Description
1.2. Research Methodology
1.2.1. Phase I-Secondary Research
1.2.2. Phase II-Primary Research
1.2.3. Phase II-Expert Panel Review
1.2.4. Assumptions
1.2.5. Approach Adopted

2. Executive Summary
2.1. Global Flexible Electronics Market Snapshot

3. Global Flexible Electronics Market Analysis
3.1. Global Flexible Electronics Market Overview
3.2. Market Inclination Insights
3.2.1. Recent Trends
3.2.2. Future Outlook
3.3. Market Dynamics
3.3.1. Market Drivers
3.3.2. Market Challenges
3.4. See-Saw Analysis
3.5. Value Chain Analysis
3.6. Attractive Investment Proposition
3.7. Market Positioning of Key Industry Participants
3.7.1. Major Strategies Adopted
3.7.2. Analyst Recommendations

4. Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
4.1. Market Analysis
4.2. Flexible Display
4.3. Flexible Sensor
4.4. Flexible Battery
4.5. Flexible Memory
4.6. Others (Photovoltaics, etc.)

5. Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
5.1. Market Analysis
5.2. Consumer Electronics
5.2.1. Smartphones and Tablets
5.2.2. Television
5.2.3. Wearable Devices
5.2.4. Others (E-readers, etc.)
5.3. Automotive
5.4. Healthcare
5.5. Military and Defense
5.6. Others (Energy, etc.)

6. North America Flexible Electronics Market Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
6.1. North America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
6.1.1. Flexible Display
6.1.2. Flexible Sensor
6.1.3. Flexible Battery
6.1.4. Flexible Memory
6.1.5. Others (Photovoltaics, etc.)
6.2. North America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
6.2.1. Consumer Electronics
6.2.1.1. Smartphones and Tablets
6.2.1.2. Television
6.2.1.3. Wearable Devices
6.2.1.4. Others (E-readers, etc.)
6.2.2. Automotive
6.2.3. Healthcare
6.2.4. Military and Defense
6.2.5. Others (Energy, etc.)
6.3. North America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
6.3.1. U.S.
6.3.1.1. U.S. Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
6.3.1.2. U.S. Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
6.3.2. Canada
6.3.2.1. Canada Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
6.3.2.2. Canada Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)

7. Europe Flexible Electronics Market Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.1. Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.1.1. Flexible Display
7.1.2. Flexible Sensor
7.1.3. Flexible Battery
7.1.4. Flexible Memory
7.1.5. Others (Photovoltaics, etc.)
7.2. Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.2.1. Consumer Electronics
7.2.1.1. Smartphones and Tablets
7.2.1.2. Television
7.2.1.3. Wearable Devices
7.2.1.4. Others (E-readers, etc.)
7.2.2. Automotive
7.2.3. Healthcare
7.2.4. Military and Defense
7.2.5. Others (Energy, etc.)
7.3. Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Region, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.3.1. U.K.
7.3.1.1. U.K. Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.3.1.2. U.K. Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.3.2. Germany
7.3.2.1. Germany Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.3.2.2. Germany Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.3.3. France
7.3.3.1. France Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.3.3.2. France Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.3.4. Rest of Europe
7.3.4.1. Rest of Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
7.3.4.2. Rest of Europe Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)

8. Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.1. Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.1.1. Flexible Display
8.1.2. Flexible Sensor
8.1.3. Flexible Battery
8.1.4. Flexible Memory
8.1.5. Others (Photovoltaics, etc.)
8.2. Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.2.1. Consumer Electronics
8.2.1.1. Smartphones and Tablets
8.2.1.2. Television
8.2.1.3. Wearable Devices
8.2.1.4. Others (E-readers, etc.)
8.2.2. Automotive
8.2.3. Healthcare
8.2.4. Military and Defense
8.2.5. Others (Energy, etc.)
8.3. Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.3.1. Japan
8.3.1.1. Japan Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.3.1.2. Japan Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.3.2. China
8.3.2.1. China Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.3.2.2. China Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.3.3. India
8.3.3.1. India Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.3.3.2. India Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.3.4. Rest of Asia Pacific
8.3.4.1. Rest of Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
8.3.4.2. Rest of Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)

9. Rest of World Flexible Electronics Market Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
9.1. Rest of World Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
9.1.1. Flexible Display
9.1.2. Flexible Sensor
9.1.3. Flexible Battery
9.1.4. Flexible Memory
9.1.5. Others (Photovoltaics, etc.)
9.2. Rest of World Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
9.2.1. Consumer Electronics
9.2.1.1. Smartphones and Tablets
9.2.1.2. Television
9.2.1.3. Wearable Devices
9.2.1.4. Others (E-readers, etc.)
9.2.2. Automotive
9.2.3. Healthcare
9.2.4. Military and Defense
9.2.5. Others (Energy, etc.)
9.3. Rest of World Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Region, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
9.3.1. Latin America
9.3.1.1. Latin America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
9.3.1.2. Latin America Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
9.3.2. Middle-East and Africa
9.3.2.1. Middle-East and Africa Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)
9.3.2.2. Middle-East and Africa Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn)

10. Company Profiles
10.1. 3M
10.2. Cymbet Corporation
10.3. E Ink Holdings Inc.
10.4. First Solar
10.5. Front Edge Technologies
10.6. GE Measurement & Control Solutions
10.7. LG Electronics
10.8. Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc.
10.9. Pragmatic Printing Limited
10.10. Blue Spark Technologies
10.11. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
10.12. AU Optronics
10.13. Solicore, Inc.
10.14. Thinfilm Electronics ASA

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Global Flexible Electronics: Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Global Flexible Electronics Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 3 Top-Down and Bottom Up Approach
FIG. 4 Global Flexible Electronics Market, By Component, 2015 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 5 Global Flexible Electronics Market, By Application, 2015 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 6 Global Flexible Electronics Market, By Geography, 2015 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 7 Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn and % Y-o-Y)
FIG. 8 See-Saw Analysis : Global Flexible Electronics Market
FIG. 9 Value Chain Analysis: Global Flexible Electronics Market
FIG. 10 Market Positioning of Key Industry Participants, 2015
FIG. 11 Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue Contribution, By Component, 2015 & 2023 (Value %)
FIG. 12 Global Flexible DisplayMarket Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 13 Global Flexible Sensor Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 14 Global Flexible Battery Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 15 Global Flexible Memory Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 16 Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth for Other Components, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 17 Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue Contribution, By Application, 2015 & 2023 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 18 Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth for Consumer Electronics Applications, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 19 Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth for Automotive Applications, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 20 Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth for Healthcare Applications, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 21 Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth for Military and Defense Applications, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 22 Global Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth for Other Applications, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 23 North America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Y-o-Y %)
FIG. 24 Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Y-o-Y %)
FIG. 25 Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Y-o-Y %)
FIG. 26 RoW Flexible Electronics Market Revenue and Growth, 2014– 2023, (US$ Bn) (Y-o-Y %)

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Flexible Electronics Market
TABLE 2 Evolution of Flexible Electronics
TABLE 3 Impact Indicators
TABLE 4 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
TABLE 5 North America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 6 North America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 7 North America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 8 U.S. Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 9 U.S. Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 10 Canada Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 11 Canada Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 12 Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 13 Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2015 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 14 Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 15 U.K. Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 16 U.K. Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 17 France Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 18 France Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 19 Germany Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 20 Germany Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 21 Rest of Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 22 Rest of Europe Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 23 Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 24 Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 25 Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 26 China Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014- 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 27 China Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 28 Japan Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 29 Japan Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 30 India Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 31 India Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 32 Rest of Asia Pacific Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 33 Rest of Asia Pacifc Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 34 Rest of World Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 35 Rest of World Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 36 Rest of World Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Region, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 37 Latin America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Product ype, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 38 Latin America Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 39 Middle-East and Africa Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Component, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 40 Middle-East and Africa Flexible Electronics Market Revenue, By Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn)

On the basis of application, the global flexible electronics market is categorized into following segments:

  • Consumer Electronics
    • Smartphones and Tablets
    • Television
    • Wearable Devices
    • Others (E-readers, etc.)
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Military and Defense
  • Others (Energy, etc.)

The contribution of these application segments to the global flexible electronics market in 2015 is as shown below:

Flexible Electronics Market
                              

Consumer electronics represents the largest application segment for the flexible electronics. The segment accounted for around two-third of the global market revenue in the base year 2015. The trend shall prolong and the segment is presumed to retain its leading position, exhibiting strong growth through the forecast period 2016 – 2023.  The anticipated growth in this segment can be majorly credited to growing adoption of the technology in smartphones, tablets, e-books, and wearable electronics (smart watches, etc.). The demand for flexible electronic devices is witnessing an upsurge in consumer electronics on account of superior benefits offered by the technology. Flexible electronics consume less space and reduce weight of electronic devices making them preferable to be used in wearable electronics, and touch screen devices like smartphones and tablets. On the other hand, budding application segments inkling healthcare and automotive are also presumed to register strong growth during the forecast period 2016 – 2023.

On the basis of component, the global flexible electronics market is categorized into following segments:

  • Flexible Display
  • Flexible Sensor
  • Flexible Battery
  • Flexible Memory
  • Others (Photovoltaics, etc.)

The contribution of these components to the global flexible electronics market in 2015 and 2023 is as shown in the figure below

Flexible Electronics Market 

As of 2015, flexible displays led the overall flexible electronics market in terms of revenue. The segment accounted for around two-third of the global market revenue in the same year. The trend shall prolong as the number of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and televisions using flexible electronics are expected to swell in the coming years. Flexible electronics consume less space, less energy, and significantly reduce the overall weight of an electronic device making them suitable to be used in wearable electronics, and devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT), the demand for flexible batteries and flexible sensors is expected to witness an upsurge during the forecast period 2016 – 2023.

On the basis of geography, the global flexible electronics market is segmented into following regions and countries.

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa

The contribution of these regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW) to the global flexible electronics market in 2015 is as shown in the figure below.

Flexible Electronics Market
 

North America comprising Canada and the United States is currently the largest flexible electronics market in terms revenue. In 2015, the region accounted for over 33 percent of the global market revenue. The region is front runner in flexible electronics related research and the technology has been witnessing growing penetration, especially flexible displays, in smartphones. The trend shall prolong and the region along with Europe is presumed to exhibit steady growth during the forecast period 2016 – 2023. On the other hand, Asia Pacific is presumed to witness maximum growth, outpacing North America and Europe during the same period. The market growth in the region would be majorly contributed by demand from countries including India, China, South Korea, and Japan. The region is house to large number of smartphone manufacturers, flat panel TV manufacturers, and wearable device manufacturers that are increasingly integrating the technology into their products.

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