"The worldwide photovoltaic market - a bright spot in a dark world economy" discusses industry trends, market size, advances towards grid parity (in which solar-generated and conventionally-generated electricity costs are essentially equal) and the status of technologies including thin film (amorphous), cadmium telluride, copper indium (di)selenide(CIGS), gallium arsenide and organic photovoltaics. The paper also briefly covers concentrated (thermal) solar power in relation to solar photovoltaic generation.
This white paper is one in a series of papers that discuss subjects relevant to the electronics and electronics manufacturing communities. productronica 2009 (November 10-13, 2009, Munich) will feature a special forum on "Boosting Photovoltaics to Grid Parity" as well as other PV-related events. See the productronica program for more information.
"The promise of organic electronics - previously-unimaginable innovative products" discusses OE industry trends, market size, needed improvements, and the status of technologies including bi-lateral charge transport, AMOLEDs, PMOLEDs and electroluminescence. The paper also mentions challenges and needed industry changes.
This white paper is one in a series of papers that discuss subjects relevant to the electronics and electronics manufacturing communities. productronica 2009 (November 10-13, 2009, Munich) will feature an innovation forum entitled "Organic Electronics - Enabling Electronics Everywhere" organized by oe-a, the Organic Electronics Association (www.oe-a.org), part of VDMA, a network of about 3,000 engineering industry companies in Europe. See the productronica program for more information.
Both white papers can be downloaded free of charge from the productronica 2009 website.
productronica is the leading world trade fair for innovative electronics production. It has taken place in Munich every two years since 1975 and is a core element of the electronics trade fair network of Munich International Trade Fair. This network includes the leading global trade fairs, electronica, and Productronica, held in Munich, as well as leading regional trade fairs in Brazil, Hong Kong, China, and India. With over 8,000 exhibitors and more than 280,000 visitors, the Munich International Trade Fair is one of the internationally leading trade fair organizer in this segment. $$Further information: http://www.productronica.com.
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About Messe München International
Messe München International is one of the world's leading trade-fair companies. It organises around 40 trade fairs for capital and consumer goods, and key high-tech industries. Each year over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, and over two million visitors from more than 200 countries take part in the events in Munich. In addition, Messe München International organises trade fairs in Asia, Russia, the Middle East and South America. With six subsidiaries abroad - in Europe and in Asia - and with 66 foreign representatives serving 89 countries, the organizer has a truly global network. Environmental protection and sustainability are key priorities in all MMI´s operations, at home and abroad. Further information: http://www.messe-muenchen.com
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