SANTA CLARA, CA --- Transparent electronics' ability to combine optoelectronic products with invisible circuitry is proving a significant enabler in the march toward an integrated photovoltaic industry. Innovations in transparent electronics are opening up opportunities across the value chain, with the most active areas of research being transparent display, transparent lighting and transparent electrochromic glass.
Developments in Transparent Electronics, part of the TechVision (Microelectronics) Growth Partnership Service subscription, reveals that transparent displays will experience the highest growth opportunities due to the smart phone boom. The regions demonstrating the most hectic R&D activity are Asia-Pacific and the United States due to government support in the application areas of transparent lighting and transparent solar panels. Additionally, the study explores the roadblocks to technology implementation.
Although the potential of transparent electronics is undisputed, the high capital investments, technical limitations, a crowded marketplace, and an unstructured supply chain make it challenging to innovate in the space. Technology developers will look to establish themselves in niche markets as well as hone their supply chain horizontally to establish clear technological leadership.
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