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Idtechex: survey report on the future development trend of printed electronic labels

is the printing technology that has been developed for several centuries really going to withdraw from the historical stage? How does printing electronics advance and how does the printing industry participate? IDTechEx released the RFID 2016 world market analysis under the influence of printing technology, with a total amount of up to 10 billion US dollars

worldwide, the printing industry is in a downturn. Some people will ask, "is the printing technology that has been developed for centuries about to withdraw from the stage of history?" Maybe it's not such a simple denial. An exciting answer is "electronic printing"

in the United States, the printing industry is mostly depressed due to the impact of Internet and new lifestyle. For example, young people prefer TV, i-Pod and computer to newspapers and magazines. In the packaging industry, such as polyester packaging and self-adhesive label industry, there are some increases, but they are not very prosperous. They are replaced by printing. For example, in the future, only 5% of barcodes will be in the form of labels. Labels used for printing packaging and product bar codes are being replaced in. Under the new printing method, bar codes can now be printed directly at almost zero cost. This industry is hard to survive

in this case, will printing technology, which has been developed for centuries, really withdraw from the stage of history

are ink manufacturers, machine makers and other technical experts in resin printing, inkjet printing, lithography, silk printing, gravure printing and other aspects going to be as outdated as steam engine experts a hundred years ago? The answer is not necessarily. Of course, there will be some ways out, which is electronic printing

the topic began in this way. Silicon chip is the smart core of almost all electronic products. It includes transistors, diodes and many other small components, as well as countless wires and connections. Semiconductor technology has the characteristics of more and more miniaturization and realizing more complex functions with almost no increase in cost. However, today's silicon chip has included more devices than it can realize functions, that is, it has to integrate some previously mature larger devices (such as display, power supply, excitation, antenna, etc.), and even larger resistors and capacitors. These have brought about increased costs and failures in interconnection. The size of the final device does not show the benefits of the miniaturization of silicon chips, which often exceeds the required size, such as smart packaging

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the cost of the simplest silicon chip has not changed for 10 years. At the same time, the manufacturing cost of silicon chip factories has increased exponentially - now $3billion a year - and the cost of technical support and research and development. We need a large number of smaller electronic products, from the widely used blood, insulin and pregnancy test products with good interactive interfaces, to adjust the use according to the date, to prompt whether we have turned on and heated food and drugs, wall mounted TVs, controllable wallpaper lights, and so on. If the whole surface of the car is shining at night, the surfaces on both sides of the car are like indicator lights, so the car will be safer, etc. In an emergency, the exterior of the whole car can be instantly painted red to obtain solar energy for storage. Silicon chips seem to be unable to realize these applications. Although silicon chips can be made into photovoltaic panels and energy products, these fragile structures cannot be applied on a large scale. In a word, we need cheaper, more flexible and thinner electronic products and electronic synthetic devices. We need a printing press

there is no doubt that the manufacturing of silicon chips involves photolithography, but it is an optical and etching technology, which has nothing to do with the roll lithography method of the printing machine. The new form of electronics and electronics are collectively referred to as printing electronics, including the modification of existing platforms, inkjet and rotary printing. All traditional techniques are very useful, so we can really enjoy the benefits of deeply applied electronics, which are applied to our clothing, packaging, books, medicine and many other fields. Printing Electronics will soon kick the silicon chip and its discrete components and wires that improve the processing and production performance of plastics and the effectiveness of extrusion molding out of the greeting card industry, but that is only the smallest part of printing electronics. The film minority report shows that printing electronic technology can bring us the enjoyment of video and audio in sports on the packaging bag of cornflakes. Interactive games on disposable paper packaging have been proved feasible in reality. Even so, there are more important applications that will drive printed electronics forward

how does printing electronics advance and how does the printing industry participate? The following table gives some examples, including large flexible variable color billboards, which replace traditional printing with more attractive things. It will appear on most packages in the future. Therefore, the printing industry has "radish and stick" to be interested in these new printing applications

aveso's flexible printed electronic display with electrical connections and batteries, but before other printing methods appeared, the logic unit was still a silicon chip

in most cases, we talk about many very different new "inks", such as silver conductors, ceramic insulators, copper doped phosphors, as well as organic and inorganic semiconductors and passivation layers. Low temperature cutting, better accuracy, thinner layers and continuity are all challenging jobs. However, this work has exceeded US $10billion, mostly used in polyester film or paper. It has been put into the market, and there is a market potential of printing chipless RFID to replace 10trillion bar codes every year. Indeed, barcode will be mainly replaced by printing RFID tags directly on commodities, and funds will no longer be invested in tags in such a large amount

the following is the RFID 2016 world market analysis under the influence of printing technology released by IDTechEx, with a total amount of 10 billion US dollars

there is no doubt that suppliers of traditional printing inks, such as Sun Chemical, and manufacturers of traditional high-yield printing equipment, such as MAN Roland, will enter the printing electronic world on a large scale. They know that printed electronics will go further than silicon, and finally get a larger market, even sheet-shaped fuel cells and antistatic shielding. Its impact is mainly to establish a new market, not to replace silicon. In fact, the silicon chip industry, such as the button battery industry, may not realize that it has kicked out of the market from greeting card products. They have other things to do

information source: RFID world

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