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Research and Markets: Stretchable Electronics and Electrics 2015 – Updated Technologies, Markets & Forecasts to 2025

September 14, 2015 | By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Stretchable Electronics and Electrics 2015-2025: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts” report to their offering.

Stretchable electronics concerns electrical and electronic circuits and combinations of these that are elastically or inelastically stretchable by more than a few percent while retaining function. For that, they tend to be laminar and usually thin. No definitions of electronics and electrical sectors are fully watertight but it is convenient to consider stretchable electronics as a part of printed electronics, a term taken to include printed and potentially printed (e.g., thin film) electronics and electrics. This is because the cost, space and weight reduction sought in most cases is best achieved by printing and printing-like technologies.

Main areas the report covers:

The report examines how stretchable technology fits into the electronics and end user markets, the materials and applications that look most promising, and the lessons of success and failure. Profiles of 56 organizations that have made significant advances are provided.


At this early stage forecasting is difficult but we give some indications for the next ten years and reveal many key trends. We provide forecasts for allied sectors such as printed and flexible electronics which interrelate to stretchable electronics.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary and Conclusions

2. Introduction

3. E-Textiles and E-Fibers

4. Healthcare Applications

5. Other Applications

6. Stretchability Requirements and Structural Approach

7. Key Enabling Technologies – Stretchable and Foldable

8. Profiles of 59 Organisations in this Field

9. Interviews and Conference Report in 2014

10. Glossary

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

– ACREO, Sweden


– AIST, Japan

– Artificial Muscle, USA

– Air Force Laboratory, USA

– Avery Dennison, USA

– Body Media, USA

– Cambrios Technologies, USA

– Canatu

– East Japan Railway Company, Japan

– École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

– Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea

– Fraunhofer IZM

– French National Centre for Scientific Research CNRS, France

– Freudenberg, Germany

– Imec, Belgium

– Imperial College, UK

– Infinite Corridor Technology (ICT)

– IntAct, USA

– ITRI, Taiwan

– Johannes Kepler University, Austria

– Korea Electronics Technology Institute, Korea

– Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA

– Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

– Stanford University, USA

– Sungkyunkwang University, Korea

– T-ink

– Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

– Tyndall National Institute, Ireland

– University of Tokyo

– Uppsala University, Sweden

– Urgo, France

– Verhaert, Belgium

For more information visit

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