GLOBAL MARKET FOR SUPERCONDUCTIVITY TECHNOLOGIES, 2011-2017 ($ MILLIONS)
Source: BCC Research
Superconductivity is a unique and powerful tool in scientific research that has led to important strides in health care such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Other superconducting technologies on the cusp of commercialization will increase the efficiency with which electricity is produced and used, which will indirectly benefit the environment. In the future, superconducting technologies may be used to predict earthquakes, map the magnetic fields produced by the brain, and produce ultrahigh-performance computers. These are only a few examples of the wide range of superconductivity technologies and applications analyzed in this report.
This report is an updated version of an earlier BCC report published in 2010.
The overall goal of this report is to provide an up-to-date understanding of the developing market for superconducting applications, materials, and other enabling technologies.
The report addresses trends in superconductivity technology and the global market for superconductivity applications during the period from 2011 through 2017, including:
The study format includes the following major elements:
The findings and conclusions presented in this report are based on information gathered from primary sources within the industry, including vendors and users of superconductivity products. Interview data were combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources such as trade publications, trade association literature, company literature, and online databases to produce the market projections contained in this report.
The base year for analysis and projection is 2011. With 2011 as a baseline, market projections were developed for 2012 to 2017. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the primary contacts and BCC's understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective.
The analytical methodologies used to generate the market estimates are described in detail in the section titled “Detailed Market Projections.” The documentation is intended to enable the reader to evaluate the projections, and, if desired, substitute alternative assumptions.
All dollar projections presented in this report are in 2011 constant dollars unless otherwise noted.
Andrew McWilliams, the author of this report, is a partner in 43rd Parallel LLC, a Boston-based international technology and marketing consulting firm. He is the author of the previous edition of this report, as well as a number of other BCC Research market opportunity studies on advanced materials topics.