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充電式・非充電式フレキシブル薄膜バッテリー:世界の産業および市場分析

Rechargeable and Non-Rechargeable, Flexible, Thin-Film Batteries: A Global Industry and Market Analysis

発行 Innovative Research and Products (iRAP) 商品コード 142254
出版日 ページ情報 英文 97 Pages
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充電式・非充電式フレキシブル薄膜バッテリー:世界の産業および市場分析 Rechargeable and Non-Rechargeable, Flexible, Thin-Film Batteries: A Global Industry and Market Analysis
出版日: 2010年11月30日 ページ情報: 英文 97 Pages

当商品の販売は、2016年07月01日を持ちまして終了しました。

概要

フレキシブル薄膜バッテリーは小型電源を必要とする様々な分野で広く用いられています。顧客の要求に応じて様々な形状やサイズで製造でき、装置の利用可能なスペースの中で必要な電力を供給することができます。同市場の年平均成長率は2010から2015年にかけ世界の6大地域において37.9%から67.8%に拡大するとみられています。地域別には2010年、北米が市場の40%、欧州が36%を占め、これに日本、韓国、中国が続いています。

当レポートでは、薄膜バッテリー市場の様々な用途、開発動向、業界動向と起業プロファイルなどをまとめ、世界の地域別動向も交え、概略下記の構成でお届けいたします。

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業界概要

  • 主な製造業者
  • 薄膜バッテリーの影響
  • 競合する技術革新動向
  • 薄膜バッテリーにおける研究動向
  • 応用動向

技術概要

  • 技術の種類
  • マンガン亜鉛薄膜バッテリー
  • 一次リチウムソリッドポリマー電解質バッテリー
  • リチウムイオン充電式薄膜バッテリー
  • 充電式薄膜バッテリーの特徴
  • 用途
  • 薄膜バッテリーに用いられる新興材料

業界構造

  • 市場参入企業
  • 主な製造業者
  • 提携と統合
  • 資金調達
  • 価格構造

世界市場と地域別シェア

  • 応用別市場
  • 技術別市場
  • 地域別市場

特許および特許分析

  • 特許リスト
  • 特許分析
  • 薄膜バッテリーの米国特許活動の国際的概要

企業プロファイル

目次
Product Code: EN-106

Flexible thin-film batteries are ideally suited for a variety of applications where small power sources are needed. They can be manufactured in a variety of shapes and sizes, as required by the customer. By using the available space within a device, the battery can provide the required power while occupying otherwise wasted space and adding negligible mass.

The thin-paper battery is suitable for applications requiring low-voltage power (1.5V to 3.0V), where traditional button cell batteries are problematic to use. Such thin-film or power-paper batteries will work exactly like traditional batteries, but will be nearly as thin as a piece of paper. A power-paper cell can generate 1.5V of electricity, which is approximately the same output as that of a watch or calculator battery. A power-paper cell will be 0.5mm thick, and several cells can be used in combination to provide more power.

Non-rechargeable thin-film batteries are normally printed and may be either zinc-manganese chemistry (such as a paper battery) or lithium polymer chemistry. Chargeable thin-film batteries are lithium-ion batteries and have solid lithium cores rather than liquid cores, so they are less vulnerable to overheating and catching fire. They lose virtually no power over time, and can be recharged thousands of times before they need to be replaced. The thin-film industry is developing miniaturized versions of this technology. A thin-film battery can be smaller than a postage stamp and twice its thickness, can be manufactured in various shapes, and can attach directly to a computer chip.

Power-paper batteries are printed directly onto thin substrates such as paper, so they are far more flexible than any other batteries due to their ultra-thin profile, low thermal mass, and ability to operate in harsh environments. Non-rechargeable thin-film batteries are uniquely suited as power sources for one-time password display-type smart cards, semi-battery-assisted passive (BAP) radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, semi-active tags with sensors (used in functional packaging), cosmetic and medical patches, consumer music greeting cards, toys and novelties.

Rechargeable thin-film batteries are suited for ultra-low power energy harvesting systems for wireless sensor networks, including ultra-small scale energy harvesting power systems (below 100 milli-amps) of wireless devices. The batteries are rechargeable, which means their size need be no larger than required to satisfy the energy requirements on a single cycle, thus reducing cost and weight; this characteristic in itself may give birth to new applications.

Thin-film batteries - seamlessly integrated into the objects they power - will mirror other integrated circuits on the miniaturization curve, as power itself becomes a component subject to Moore' s Law. Vertical and lateral build-outs in the industry will swell, flooding the marketplace with myriad useful new gadgets and peripherals. All these advancements will provide the breakthroughs needed to put power anywhere, in any form factor imaginable. Power will be lightweight, fully mobile, inexpensive and pervasive.

STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

Thin-film battery power systems differ from regular rechargeable micro-batteries used in notebooks, PDAs and mobile phones, which are available in prismatic, cylindrical and button forms. Commercially, low-profile micro-battery buttons have thicknesses ranging from 0.9mm to 2.1mm, compared to thicknesses below 0.6mm for flexible thin-film batteries.

Rechargeable thin-film cells can be stored for decades yet retain almost all their charge, according to developers, and they deliver powerful bursts of energy whenever needed. In many applications, they also can be actively used for decades, since they can be charged and discharged tens of thousands of times. To date, small-scale power supplies have been the missing link in the information revolution, a significant obstacle to the ubiquitous computing “aware environments” and smart machines that have been heralded as the next big wave of silicon intelligence.

Within the decade, however, all this will change. As the micro-device market grows, new innovations will redefine the personal uses of power. The individual will be free from household and workplace power grids, relying - when desired - on personal (and personalized) mobile power systems. Connectivity, communication and knowledge management will be forever changed.

Roll-to-roll production of thin-film printed batteries will be low cost and high volume. These batteries can be manufactured in any size, shape, voltage, or power capacity needed. Thin-film batteries are positioned to become the next generation of lithium batteries for portable electronic applications.

Therefore, this study focuses on thin-film batteries that can be used in powering one-time password display-type smart cards, semi-BAP RFID tags, semi-active tags with temperature sensors (used in functional packaging or smart packaging), interactive merchandising displays, cosmetic and medical patches, greeting cards, toys and novelty items, as well as energy storage in ultra-low power (ULP) energy harvesting power systems (below 100milli-amps) of wireless devices.

This study provides market data about the size and growth of thin-film battery applications segments and new developments, including a detailed patent analysis, company profiles and industry trends. Another goal of this report is to provide a detailed and comprehensive multi-client study of the market in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Korea and the rest of the world (ROW) for thin-film batteries and potential future business opportunities.

The objectives include thorough coverage of the underlying economic issues driving the thin-film battery business as well as assessments of new, advanced thin-film batteries that companies are developing. Also covered are legislative pressures for more safety and environmental protection, as well as users' expectations for economical thin-film batteries. Another important objective is to provide realistic market data and forecasts for thin-film batteries. This study provides the most thorough and up-to-date assessment that can be found anywhere on the subject. It also provides extensive quantification of the many important facets of market developments in thin-film batteries throughout the world. This, in turn, contributes to consideration of what kinds of strategic responses companies may adopt in order to compete in this dynamic market.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

Global megatrends of portability, connectivity, tracking, safety, environmental protection, automation, and do-it-yourself healthcare are driving innovations in flat, flexible, functional devices like display-type plastic smart cards, RFIDs, data loggers, displays, drug-delivery patches, sensors and displays. These new devices, sometimes referred to as “smart active labels,” address the urgent need for safe and small-form-function power sources. iRAP had conducted a study on the same subject in 2007. However, with increasing requirements for smart cards, sensors, and medical and consumer applications, many new developments and new products have appeared in the market. Therefore, iRAP felt a need to do a detailed technology and market update. along with a detailed analysis in this industry.

CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STUDY

This study is intended to benefit existing manufacturers of BAP RFID tags, display- type OTP smartcards, smart packaging, medical implantables, microelectronics products and energy harvesting systems for wireless sensors, as well as manufacturers who seek to expand revenues and market opportunities by moving into new technologies such as thin-film batteries. This study also will benefit manufacturers of thin-film batteries and component manufacturers who deal with new types of thin-film batteries for power-hungry electronic products including wireless sensors and chips.

The study also provides the most complete account of thin-film battery growth in North America, Europe, Japan, China and the rest of the world currently available in a multi-client format. These markets have also been estimated according to types of materials used, such as lithium phosphorus oxynitride, solid-polymer electrolytes and zinc-manganese electrode bases using solid electrolytes.

This report provides the most thorough and up-to-date assessment that can be found anywhere on the subject. The study also provides an extensive quantification of the many important facets of market developments in emerging markets for thin-film batteries such as, for example, China. This contributes to the determination of what kinds of strategic responses suppliers may adopt in order to compete in these dynamic markets.

SCOPE AND FORMAT

The market data contained in this report quantify opportunities for thin-film batteries. In addition to product types, the report also covers many issues concerning the merits and future prospects of the thin-film batteries business, including corporate strategies, information technologies and the means for providing these highly advanced products and service offerings. It also covers in detail the economic and technological issues regarded by many as critical to the industry' s current state of change. The report provides a review of the thin-film battery industry and its structure, as well as the many companies involved in providing these batteries and related products. The competitive positions of the main players in the thin-film battery markets and the strategic options they face are also discussed, along with such competitive factors as marketing, distribution and operations.

TO WHOM THE STUDY CATERS

The study will benefit existing manufacturers of handheld electronic consumer products who seek to expand revenues and market opportunities by growing into the new technology of thin-film batteries, which are now positioned to become a preferred solution for many types of energy storage and power delivery applications.

This study provides a technical overview of the thin-film batteries most appropriate for RFID tags, smart cards, medical implantables, wireless chips, sensors, etc., looking at major technology developments and existing barriers. Audiences for this study include marketing executives, business unit managers and other decision makers in thin-film battery companies and companies peripheral to this business.

REPORT SUMMARY

The thin-film battery (TFB) market is an attractive and still-growing multimillion dollar market characterized by very high production volumes of thin-film batteries that must be extremely reliable and low in cost. Thin-film lithium and lithium-ion batteries are ideally suited for a variety of applications where small power sources are needed. By using the available space within a device, the battery can provide the required power while occupying otherwise wasted space and adding negligible mass.

Three very distinct types of flexible TFB technologies exist - lower performance printed TFBs, single-use higher performance lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries, and solid-state rechargeable lithium phosphorous oxynitride (LiPON) batteries (which are the most expensive). Currently, non-rechargeable zinc batteries can be fully printed and used in roll-to-roll manufacturing processes.

The range of possible applications for these batteries derives from their important advantages over conventional battery technologies. They can be made in virtually any shape and size to meet the requirements of an application. The batteries are rechargeable, which means their size need be no larger than is required to satisfy the energy requirements on a single cycle, thus reducing cost and weight, which in itself may give birth to new applications.

Up until now, various power factors have impinged on the advancement and development of microdevices. Power density, cell weight, battery life and form factor all have proven significant and cumbersome when considered for microapplications. Batteries of the future will need to be miniaturized, untethered, and portable.

The Summary Table and Summary Figure below project market trends for thin-film batteries according to region. The global market for thin-film batteries is expected to reach $90million in 2010. This market will increase to $600million by 2015 with a growth rate of 46.1% annually for the next five year.

Other major findings of this report are:

  • The range for the average annual growth rate (AAGR) is expected to be 37.9% to 67.8% for the six major regions surveyed for the period 2010 to 2015.
  • Regionally, North America is expected to capture about 40% of the market in 2010, followed by Europe at 36% and the rest of the world (ROW) at 24%, dominated by Japan, Korea and China.
  • The market for thin-film batteries used in one-time password (OTP), display-type smart cards for banking will be highest in 2010.
  • Disposable medical cosmetic patches, electronic games and entertainment devices, music greeting cards using non-rechargeable thin printed battery (zinc-manganese chemistry), low power semi-active tags used with sensors, and battery-assisted passive (BAP) radio frequency identification (RFID) devices will have a combined market share of over one-third of the total market in 2010.
  • Ultra-low power energy harvesting devices (solar, thermal, vibration) using rechargeable lithium-ion or similar type batteries will be a distant third in 2010 and will slightly increase its share by 2015.
  • The main factor slowing growth of the market for thin-film/printed batteries at present is high cost. Thin-film/printable batteries are currently unable to compete with conventional battery technology on price. This will change as volumes for thin-film/printed batteries ramp up and technology improves.
  • Among the three technologies covered in this report, in 2010 the market share for non-rechargeable thin zinc-manganese printed batteries is the highest followed by lithium polymer thin-film non-rechargeable battery technology and rechargeable thin-film lithium-ion batteries as a distant third.

Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
  • REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
  • CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STUDY
  • SCOPE AND FORMAT
  • METHODOLOGY
  • INFORMATION SOURCES
  • TO WHOM THE STUDY CATERS
  • AUTHOR' S CREDENTIALS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN-FILM FLEXIBLE BATTERIES BY REGION THROUGH 2015
  • SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN-FILM BATTERIES BY REGION, 2010 AND 2015
  • SUMMARY (CONTINUED)
  • INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
  • LEADING MANUFACTURERS
  • KEY IMPACT OF THIN-FILM BATTERIES
  • COMPETITIVE INNOVATION TRENDS
  • RESEARCH TRENDS IN THIN-FILM BATTERIES
  • APPLICATION TRENDS
  • APPLICATION TRENDS (CONTINUED)
  • TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
  • TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES
  • TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES (CONTINUED)
    • TABLE 1. KEY TERMINOLOGIES USED IN THIN-FILM BATTERIES
    • TABLE 1. (CONTINUED)
    • TABLE 1. (CONTINUED)
    • TABLE 1. (CONTINUED)
    • TABLE 2. TYPICAL THICKNESSES OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE
  • THIN-FILM BATTERIES IN 2010
  • ZINC-MANGANESE THIN-FILM BATTERIES
  • MANGANESE-ZINC-OXIDE-BASED CATHODE USING SOLID ELECTROLYTES
    • FIGURE 1. TYPICAL NON-RECHARGEABLE ZINC-MANGANESE THIN-FILM BATTERY
  • CONSTRUCTION
    • FIGURE 2. VOLTAGE ACHIEVED IN A SINGLE NON-RECHARGEABLE ZINC- MANGANESE THIN-FILM BATTERY
  • CHARACTERISTICS
  • THIN-FILM PRIMARY LITHIUM SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE (SPE) BATTERY
  • CONSTRUCTION
    • FIGURE 3. TYPICAL NON-RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM POLYMER THIN-FILM BATTERY
  • LITHIUM-ION RECHARGEABLE THIN-FILM BATTERY USING LIPON AS THE ELECTROLYTE
  • CHEMISTRY CHOICES
    • TABLE 3. CHEMISTRIES AND PRODUCTION METHODS ADOPTED FOR TYPICAL RECHARGEABLE SOLID-STATE LITHIUM-ION THIN-FILM BATTERIES
    • TABLE 3. (CONTINUED)
  • CONSTRUCTION
    • FIGURE 4. A VIEW OF FIVE DIFFERENT TYPICAL RECHARGEABLE, SOLID-STATE, LITHIUM-ION, THIN-FILM BATTERIES
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF THIN-FILM, RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF THIN-FILM, RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES (CONTINUED)
    • TABLE 4. PERFORMANCE AND CHARACTERSTICS OF THREE RECHARGEABLE, SOLID-STATE, LITHIUM-ION, THIN-FILM BATTERIES
    • TABLE 5. COMPARISON OF BATTERY PERFORMANCE
  • APPLICATIONS
  • ONE-TIME PASSWORD, DISPLAY-TYPE SMART CARDS
  • ONE-TIME PASSWORD, DISPLAY-TYPE SMART CARDS (CONTINUED)
    • FIGURE 5. THREE TYPES OF ONE-TIME PASSWORD, DISPLAY-TYPE SMART CARDS USING NON-RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM POLYMER THIN-FILM BATTERIES
  • DISPOSABLE MEDICAL COSMETIC PATCHES
  • DISPOSABLE MEDICAL COSMETIC PATCHES (CONTINUED)
    • FIGURE 6. A TYPICAL MEDICAL PATCH USING NON-RECHARGEABLE, PRINTED, ZINC MANGANESE, THIN-FILM BATTERIES
  • ULTRA-LOW POWER ENERGY HARVESTING FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
    • FIGURE 7. TYPICAL ULTRA-LOW POWER ENERGY HARVESTING SOLAR DEVICE FOR A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK USING A RECHARGEABLE, SOLID-STATE, LITHIUM-ION, THIN-FILM BATTERY
  • CONSUMER MUSIC GREETING CARDS, TOYS AND NOVELTIES
  • BATTERY-ASSISTED PASSIVE RFID TAGS/LABELS
    • FIGURE 8. TYPICAL BATTERY-ASSISTED, SEMI-PASSIVE, RFID TAG USING NON- RECHARGEABLE, PRINTED ZINC MANGANESE, THIN-FILM BATTERY
  • SEMI-ACTIVE TAGS USED IN FUNCTIONAL PACKAGING
  • SEMI-ACTIVE TAGS USED IN FUNCTIONAL PACKAGING (CONTINUED)
    • FIGURE 9. A TYPICAL SMART PACKAGE (FUNCTIONAL PACKAGING) USING A NON- RECHARGEABLE, PRINTED, ZINC MANGANESE, THIN-FILM BATTERY
  • EMERGING MATERIALS USED IN THIN-FILM BATTERIES
  • EMERGING MATERIALS USED IN THIN-FILM BATTERIES (CONTINUED)
    • TABLE 6. ONGOING RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY AND FABRICATION OF THIN-FILM BATTERIES IN 2010
    • TABLE 6. (CONTINUED)
    • TABLE 6. (CONTINUED)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
  • MARKET PLAYERS
    • TABLE 7. THIN-FILM BATTERY MANUFACTURERS, MATERIAL SUPPLIERS, END USERS AND SYSTEM INTEGRATORS
  • LEADING MANUFACTURERS
    • TABLE 8. TOP MANUFACTURERS OF THIN-FILM BATTERIES IN 2010
  • PARTNERSHIPS AND CONSOLIDATIONS
  • PARTNERSHIPS AND CONSOLIDATIONS (CONTINUED)
    • TABLE 9. PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS AMONG MANUFACTURERS OF THIN-FILM BATTERIES FROM 2004 TO 2010
    • TABLE 9. (CONTINUED)
  • FUNDING
    • TABLE 10. FUNDING FOR MANUFACTURING OF THIN-FILM BATTERIES, 2006 TO 2010
  • PRICE STRUCTURE
  • PRICE STRUCTURE (CONTINUED)
  • GLOBAL MARKET AND REGIONAL SHARES
  • MARKET ACCORDING TO APPLICATIONS
    • TABLE 11. GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN-FILM FLEXIBLE BATTERIES BY APPLICATION THROUGH 2015
    • FIGURE 10. SHARE OF GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN-FILM FLEXIBLE BATTERIES BY APPLICATION, 2010 AND 2015
  • MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY
    • TABLE 12. GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN-FILM FLEXIBLE BATTERIES BY TECHNOLOGY THROUGH 2015
    • FIGURE 11. SHARE OF GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN-FILM, FLEXIBLE BATTERIES BY TECHNOLOGY THROUGH 2015
  • REGIONAL MARKETS
    • TABLE 13. GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN-FILM, FLEXIBLE BATTERIES BY REGION THROUGH 2015
    • FIGURE 12. SHARE OF GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN-FILM FLEXIBLE BATTERIES BY REGION THROUGH 2015
  • PATENTS AND PATENT ANALYSIS
  • LIST OF PATENTS
  • FLEXIBLE THIN PRINTED BATTERY AND DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME
  • ADHESIVE BANDAGE WITH DISPLAY
  • DERMAL PATCH
  • METHOD, APPARATUS, AND KIT FOR ONYCHOMYCOSIS TREATMENT
  • ACTIVE WIRELESS TAGGING SYSTEM ON PEEL AND STICK SUBSTRATE
  • GETTERS FOR THIN FILM BATTERY HERMETIC PACKAGE
  • METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LITHIUM BATTERY
  • LONG-LIFE THIN-FILM BATTERY AND METHOD THEREFOR
  • LAYERED BARRIER STRUCTURE HAVING ONE OR MORE DEFINABLE LAYERS AND METHOD
  • METHOD OF MAKING A THIN LAYER ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL WITH SELF-FORMED SEPARATOR
  • COMBINATION STIMULATING AND EXOTHERMIC HEATING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF
  • BATTERY-OPERATED WIRELESS-COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD
  • THIN-FILM BATTERY AND ELECTROLYTE THEREFOR
  • BATTERY-ASSISTED BACKSCATTER RFID TRANSPONDER
  • POLYIMIDE-BASED LITHIUM METAL BATTERY
  • METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THIN-FILM BATTERY HAVING ULTRA-THIN ELECTROLYTE
  • KIT, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLED DELIVERY OF OXIDIZING AGENT INTO THE SKIN
  • THIN LAYER ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL WITH SELF-FORMED SEPARATOR
  • APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEPOSITING MATERIAL ONTO A SUBSTRATE USING A ROLL-TO-ROLL MASK
  • SOLID-STATE MEMS ACTIVITY-ACTIVATED BATTERY DEVICE AND METHOD
  • SOLID ELECTROLYTE, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME, AND BATTERY USING THE SAME
  • SOLID ELECTROLYTE AND BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME
  • PACKAGED THIN-FILM BATTERIES AND METHODS OF PACKAGING THIN-FILM BATTERIES
  • POLYIMIDE MATRIX ELECTROLYTE
  • THIN-FILM BATTERY HAVING ULTRA-THIN ELECTROLYTE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD
  • METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING THIN FILM ELECTRODES
  • THIN-FILM BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE
  • METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN AMBIENT ENERGY BATTERY RECHARGE SYSTEM
  • THIN-FILM BATTERY DEVICES AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING THE SAME
  • THIN-FILM BATTERY HAVING ULTRA-THIN ELECTROLYTE
  • METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT
  • CONTINUOUS PROCESSING OF THIN-FILM BATTERIES AND LIKE DEVICES
  • METHOD FOR PRODUCING A RECHARGEABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT
  • ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT
  • METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN AMBIENT ENERGY BATTERY OR CAPACITOR RECHARGE SYSTEM
  • THIN ELECTRONIC CHIP CARD AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME
  • THIN-FILM BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE
  • THIN LAYER ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL WITH SELF-FORMED SEPARATOR
  • LONG-LIFE THIN-FILM BATTERY AND METHOD THEREFOR
  • DEVICE ENCLOSURES AND DEVICES WITH INTEGRATED BATTERY
  • PATENT ANALYSIS
    • TABLE 14. NUMBER OF U.S. PATENTS GRANTED TO COMPANIES FOR THIN-FILM BATTERIES FROM 2006 THROUGH 2010 (UP TO MARCH 31)
    • FIGURE 13. TOP COMPANIES IN TERMS OF U.S. PATENTS GRANTED FOR THIN-FILM BATTERIES FROM 2006 THROUGH 2010 (UP TO MARCH 31)
  • INTERNATIONAL OVERVIEW OF U.S. PATENT ACTIVITY IN THIN-FILM BATTERIES
    • TABLE 15. NUMBER OF U.S. PATENTS GRANTED BY ASSIGNED COUNTRY/REGION FOR THIN-FILM BATTERIES FROM JANUARY 2006 THROUGH MARCH 2010
  • INTERNATIONAL OVERVIEW OF U.S. PATENT ACTIVITY (CONTINUED)
  • COMPANY PROFILES
  • ADVANCED MATERIALS INNOVATION CENTER (AMIC)
  • AJJER LLC
  • AVESO, INC.
  • BLUE SPARK TECHNOLOGIES
  • CYMBET™ CORPORATION
  • DZ CARD (THAILAND) LTD.
  • EM MICROELECTRONIC-MARIN SA
  • EMUE TECHNOLOGIES
  • ENABLE IPC CORPORATION
  • ENFUCELL OY LTD
  • EXCELLATRON SOLID STATE LLC
  • FRAUNHOFER ENAS - FRAUNHOFER RESEARCH INSTITUTION FOR ELEKCRONIC NANO SYSTEMS
  • FRONT EDGE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
  • GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
  • GRUPO INTELIGENSA
  • INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS, INC.
  • INNOVATIVE CARD TCHNOLOGIES INC. (INCARD TECHNOLOGIES)
  • ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
  • KSW MICROTEC AG
  • MICROELECTRONICA MASER, S.L.
  • NAGRAID SA - KUDELSKI GROUP
  • NANOENER, INC.
  • NEC CORPORATION
  • NTERA, INC.
  • OAK RIDGE MICRO-ENERGY, INC.
  • OHARA CORPORATION
  • PLANAR ENERGY DEVICES
  • POWERIDR LTD.
  • POWER PAPER LTD.
  • PRELONIC TECHNOLOGIES OG
  • ROCKET ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
  • SOLICORE, INC.
  • SWECARD AB
  • THE GREENBAT PROJECT
  • UPM RAFLATAC
  • VARTA MICROBATTERY GMBH
  • VISA EUROPE
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