FlexTech Alliance releases flexible SSL industry report

Date Announced: 26 May 2009

The FlexTech Alliance, focused on developing the electronic display and the flexible, printed electronics industry supply chain, today announced the release of its first-ever market report of this type, entitled, "Flexible Solid State Lighting: Technology, Manufacturing and Market Assessment." This 329-page special report provides an in-depth technology overview of the latest advancements and the emerging market opportunities for print-based, flexible, solid state lighting (SSL). FlexTech's report is based on technology and market trends compiled by experts who researched the industry's top SSL scientific, engineering and product development teams.

Experts agree that new lighting technologies are needed to promote energy efficiency and help reduce the emission of green house gases. Introduction of light emitting diode (LED) and organic LED (OLED) light sources can contribute to accomplishing these goals because of their high efficiency conversion of electricity to visible light. With new SSL technologies, novel form factors can extend and expand lighting applications. It is in this space that print-based, flexible, SSL technologies are poised to enter and change the market place. The FlexTech Report aims to fulfil a market need for a complete resource defining the changing technology landscape and emerging market opportunities for this important product evolution.

"Lighting represents a tremendous, exciting opportunity for growth in flexible, printed electronics, and the FlexTech Alliance is very pleased to take the lead on providing a comprehensive report with invaluable data and information," explained Michael Ciesinski, FlexTech president. "Our assessment is really a must-have for all companies and R&D organizations eager to participate in the flexible SSL market."

FlexTech's report provides an in-depth analysis of SSL technologies from several perspectives. Specifically, the report:

Assesses the market opportunities for print-based lighting systems.
Examines how OLED devices manufactured for display applications need to be adapted for lighting applications.
Identifies and explores specific materials that meet the requirements for fabricating white OLEDs with high efficiency and long lifetimes.
Reveals key manufacturing issues associated with producing cost effective light-emitting printed devices.
Discusses conversion operations required to turn a printed light-emitting structure into a product that can be sold to a consumer.
The FlexTech report provides extensive data compiled in charts, graphs, cost of ownership analyses and other means to visually depict the flexible SSL market's characteristics and dynamics. It also covers a wide-range of topics, including chapters on the market for OLED lamps, device architectures, materials, manufacturing and conversion processes.

Equally of interest, the report identifies key SSL industry resources such as printed lighting information websites, along with commonly used industry-wide definitions and provides a glossary of terms and acronyms. The competitive landscape is also explored through identifying the established players, as well as newcomers to the technology, while product examples are highlighted as a means to convey the rapidly growing interest in this field.

About the FlexTech Alliance
The FlexTech Alliance is the only organization headquartered in North America exclusively devoted to fostering the growth, profitability and success of the electronic display and the flexible, printed electronics supply chain. Leveraging its rich history in promoting the display industry as the U.S. Display Consortium, the FlexTech Alliance offers expanded collaboration between and among industry, academia, government, and research organizations for advancing displays and flexible, printed electronics from R&D to commercialization. To this end, the FlexTech Alliance, based in San Jose, California, will help foster development of the supply chain required to support a world-class, manufacturing capability for displays and flexible, printed electronics.

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E-mail:info@flextech.org

Web Site:www.flextech.org

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