The hottest organic chip product market will reach

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In 2015, the organic "chip" product market will reach US $21.6 billion

according to the prediction of nanomarkets, the revenue of products based on organic thin film transistors (OTFT) and organic memory will reach US $21.6 billion by 2015. These products include crimpable displays and backplanes, ultra-low cost RFID tags and medical diagnostic equipment, large flexible sensor arrays, smart packaging, smart cards and electronic enhanced toys and greeting cards

the development history of organic electronic devices is tortuous. A few years ago, people thought that OTFT backplane would soon be recognized in the large LCD display market, and organic memory would be the most suitable next-generation alternative to flash memory. However, these hopes have not been realized, and the performance of the first generation of organic devices simply cannot meet the goals of mainstream applications such as s-constant

however, in 2007, this field showed a real dawn in terms of commercialization. Both polymervision and plasticlogic announced the start of mass production of OTFT backplanes. Polyic has produced a limited number of organic RFID tags. A number of companies such as thinfilmelectronics are also rapidly turning to commercial organic memory

the current performance of OTFT has passed the combustion experiment, which is equivalent to the thin film transistor made of amorphous silicon. Therefore, OTFT still has a long way to go. For example, up to now, the organic RFID tag of the corresponding accessories of the experimental machine equipment can only be used for brand protection and tickets, which is not suitable for complex inventory management. In order to meet the requirements of the most suitable applications, some machine parts must go further, although their performance requirements are never as good as the latest Pentium, which will have a great impact on the measurement results of measuring instruments

The introduction of new materials will improve the performance of these organic devices. A striking direction chosen by researchers is to use rubrene to create single crystal transistors with much faster switching speed than existing OTFT. Another direction is to mix organic materials with some carbon nanotubes in order to improve electron mobility

in addition, BASF, evonikdegussa, Polyera and other companies are conducting research on n-type organic semiconductors that can realize a new type of organic CMOS. This organic CMOS has lower noise and power consumption, which is of great significance to the emerging organic electronics industry and will promote the development of the semiconductor industry in this direction

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