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December 8th, 2008

Nanomaterial demand will grow 40% in 2009, says The Information Network

Abstract:
Despite a sluggish forecast for the overall high-tech industry in 2009, nanomaterials consumption for electronics applications will grow 40% in 2009, according to The Information Network. Key markets for nanomaterials will be the semiconductors, solar, display, sensors, RFID and lighting markets.

"Nanomaterials utilization in semiconductor applications will have a 62.6% share of the US$800 million market in 2009, primarily because of utilization of designer molecules for DUV photoresists and for slurries for chemical mechanical planarization." noted Dr Castellano, president of The Information Network. "Nanotubes and nanowires will enter the semiconductor market after 2010 and begin to gain share."

The primary application for nanomaterials in the solar sector will be for CIGS-based (copper indium gallium selenide) cells, where nanoparticle ink can simply be printed onto a roll of conductive substrate material. The process is many times cheaper and faster than conventional semiconductor processing methods.

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