SOURCE: NanoMarkets

October 20, 2009 14:02 ET

New NanoMarkets Report Predicts Printed Sensors to Generate $5.4 Billion in Revenues by 2016

GLEN ALLEN, VA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - NanoMarkets, a Virginia-based analyst firm, has just released a new report titled, " Large-Area and Printed Sensors Markets: 2009-2016" that provides an in-depth analysis of markets for biochemical, chemical, gas, pressure and motion sensors created using functional printing or on large flexible substrates. According to the firm's new report, such sensors will account for around $4.1 billion in revenues by 2014, climbing to around $6.0 billion in 2016. In the study, NanoMarkets predicts that much of this growth will come from applications in environmental monitoring, genetic/proteomic testing devices and smart textiles of various kinds.

Additional details about the report including an excerpt can be found at

Key points in this report:

According to NanoMarkets' new report, printed sensors will be one of brightest spots of the printed electronics market in the next few years. Printing will enable low-cost sensors to replace the current costly and time intensive monitoring techniques for environmental testing at a time when such testing is increasingly required by government authorities. NanoMarkets also sees printing as able to cut costs for DNA microarray fabrication dramatically at a time when genetic and proteomics plays a rapidly growing role in our society. In total, printed sensors are expected to generate $5.4 billion in revenues by 2016.

Large-area sensors represent a new type of product category that offers more accuracy, reliability and faster response times at a lower cost than conventional sensor arrays. While the current market for large-area sensors is quite small, NanoMarkets believes that demand for these types of sensors will reach almost $860 million by 2016 with much of this revenue coming from sensors fabricated on textile substrates and used for protective uniforms for military and emergency personnel and for smart bandages and medical patches of various kinds.

About the Report:

This new NanoMarkets report discusses and analyzes the business opportunities presented by the emergence of large-area sensors and how printing will be used as an enabling technology in all parts of the sensor industry. The report examines where new business revenues will be generated from these new technologies in a wide range of applications including genetic and proteomic testing, medical diagnostics (included printed test strips), environmental monitoring, smart packaging, smart textiles, robotics, human enhancement and military/homeland security. As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report includes a granular eight-year forecast of revenues from printed and large-area sensors as well as profiles of key R&D and commercialization strategies of the leading firms active in this space.

Among the firms mentioned in this report are Acrongenomics, Affymetrix, Agilent, Alpha M.O.S., AppliedSensor, BASF, Collotype Labels, Cypak, EcoBioServices, Frank Sammeroff, Fujifilm Dimatix, Future-Shape, Gentag, Gerstel, Intermat Defence Coatings, Kovio, MeadWestvaco, NanoSonic, Osmetech, Peratch, plastic electronic, Polyera, PolyIC, Sensible Solutions, Seiko Epson, Semprius, SmartSkin, Smiths Detection, Sony and Tekscan.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in electronics created by developments in advanced materials. NanoMarkets is the industry's most extensive source of information on thin-film, organic and printable electronics. For a full listing of the firm's reports and downloadable white papers and report summaries please visit

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