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High Capacitance BME MLCC: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2014-2019

This study analyzes the dynamic global market for high capacitance base metal electrode multilayered ceramic chip capacitors (MLCC). This study, which updates the 2000 and 2005 market studies of the same name, addresses the global market for MLCC with capacitance values from 2.2 microfarad to 330 microfarad for FY 2014. The study addresses the rapidly expanding value and volume of consumption for high capacitance BME MLCC and the raw materials consumed in its production. The detailed study addresses average unit pricing trends and directions; consumption by world region, production by country, consumption by end-use market segment, market shares and forecasts for consumption to 2019. The study also addresses the cost of goods sold for high capacitance MLCC as well as the supporting markets for ceramic dielectric materials, nickel electrode powders and pastes and copper termination powders, flakes and pastes. The study also offers a detailed technology roadmap for future developments in high capacitance BME MLCC that includes capacitor development, stacking abilities, nano-powder development in ceramic, nickel and copper, as well as long term forecasting for high capacitance BME MLCC materials consumption by type (Ceramic, nickel and copper); and for high capacitance BME MLCC by world region; MLCC and by end-use markets segment to 2019.

Table of Contents

1.0 SCOPE OF COVERAGE:

  • 1.1 REASON FOR THE REPORT:
  • 1.2 BACKGROUND OF THE REPORT:
    • 1.2.1 About the Author:
    • 1.2.2 Methodology Employed:
    • 1.2.3 The Paumanok Research Methodology:
    • 1.2.3 (A) Government Data Collection and Resources:
    • 1.2.3 (B) Secondary Published Sources:
    • 1.2.3 (C ) Primary Intelligence Gathering:
    • 1.2.4 Fixed Capacitors and Their Respective Market Valuations and Sub-Categories: 2014
    • 1.2.5 The Fundamental Capacitor Supply Chain:
    • 1.2.5 (A) Mining of Raw Materials:
    • 1.2.5 (B) Raw Materials Processing:
    • 1.2.5 (C ) Component Manufacturing:
    • 1.2.5 (D) Component Distribution:
    • 1.2.5 (E) End-Market Consumption:
    • 1.2.5 (F) Recycling of Critical Materials:
    • 1.2.6 Technical-Economic Maxims Related To Capacitors:
    • 1.2.7 The Two Technical Economic Maxims Associated with MLCC:
  • 1.3 FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THIS REPORT:
    • 1.3.1 Fiscal Year Reporting
    • 1.3.2 Currency Translation
    • 1.3.3 Volume, Value and Pricing Data:

2.0 TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW:

  • 2.1 COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW:
    • 2.1.1 THE TWO TECHNICAL ECONOMIC MAXIMS ASSOCIATED WITH MLCC:
    • 2.1.2 Ubiquitous Nature of MLCC:
    • 2.1.3 Relationship Between Capacitance and Available Surface Area in MLCC:
  • 2.2 MLCC (THE INDUSTRY WORKHORSE):
    • 2.2.1 MLCC Materials and Construction:
    • 2.2.1 (A) MLCC Design:
    • 2.2.1 (B) MLCC Case Sizes:
    • 2.2.1 (C) Ceramic Capacitor Metallization:
    • 2.2.1 (CA) Palladium Electrodes:
    • 2.2.1 (CB) Nickel Electrodes:
    • 2.2.1 (CC) Copper Electrodes:
    • 2.2.1 (CD) Termination Materials:
    • 2.2.1 (D) Ceramic Dielectric Materials:
    • 2.2.1 (E) CERAMIC CAPACITOR PERFORMANCE CLASSES
    • 2.2.1 (E1) Class I Ceramics (NPO/COG):
    • 2.2.1 (E1A) Developments in COG BME MLCC
    • 2.2.1 (E2) Class II Ceramics (X7R/Z5U/Y5V)
    • 2.2.1 (E21) X7R Capacitors (BX)
    • 2.2.1 (E21A) Developments in X7R BME MLCC
    • 2.2.1 (E21B) The Development of The Popular X5R High Capacitance MLCC:
    • 2.2.1 (E22) Z5U (BZ) Capacitors
    • 2.2.1 (E23) Y5V Capacitors
    • 2.2.1 (E23A) Developments in Y5V BME MLCC
    • 2.2.1 (E3) Class III Ceramics

3.0 MLCC: GLOBAL MARKET UPDATE: 2014

  • 3.1 Changes In MLCC Market Value Over Time: 25 Year Market Assessment
    • 3.1.1 Impact of Yen Valuation On MLCC Sales in FY 2014
    • 3.1.2 Reasons for Revenue Growth in The Global MLCC Market: 25 Year Analysis:
  • 3.2 Changes In MLCC Market Volume Over Time: 25 Year Market Assessment:
    • 3.2.1 Reasons for Unit Expansion In The Global MLCC Market Over Time:
  • 3.3 Global Average Unit Selling Price for MLCC: 25 Year Market Assessment
    • 3.3.1 Reason for Changes in Average Unit Selling Price for MLCC Over Time:
  • 3.4 MLCC Consumption By World Region: FY 2014
    • 3.4.1 China and Asia---10 Year Trend Analysis for MLCC Consumption
    • 3.4.2 Japan---10 Year Trend Analysis for MLCC Consumption
    • 3.4.3 Europe---10Year Trend Analysis for MLCC Consumption
    • 3.4.4 Americas---10 Year Trend Analysis for MLCC Consumption
  • 3.5 MLCC Consumption By End-Use Market: FY 2014
    • 3.5.1 Wireless Handset Markets: 10 Year Analysis for MLCC Consumption:
    • 3.5.2 Computer & Peripherals: 10 Year Analysis for MLCC Consumption:
    • 3.5.3 Consumer AV: 10 Year Analysis for MLCC Consumption:
    • 3.5.4 Automotive: 10 Year Analysis for MLCC Consumption:
    • 3.5.5 Industrial & Specialty: 2011 Performance & 2012 Outlook:
  • 3.6 MLCC Production Trends By Country and Vendor: FY 2014
    • 3.6.1 Japanese Production Output of MLCC
    • 3.6.1 (A) Top 15 Factories Producing MLCC In Japan
    • 3.6.2 Korean Production Output of MLCC:
    • 3.6.2 (A) Top 4 Factories Producing MLCC In Korea ROK
    • 3.6.3 Chinese Production Output of MLCC: 2014
    • 3.6.3 (A) Top 36 Factories Producing MLCC In China
    • 3.6.4 Philippines Production Output of MLCC: 2014
    • 3.6.4 (A) Top 2 Factories Producing MLCC In Philippines
    • 3.6.5 Singapore Production Output of MLCC
    • 3.6.5 (A) Top Factory Producing MLCC In Singapore
    • 3.6.6 Americas Production of MLCC: 2014
    • 3.6.6 (A) Top 20 Factories Producing MLCC In the United States
    • 3.6.7 Mexico Production of MLCC: 2014
    • 3.6. 7 (A) Top Factories Producing Ceramic Capacitors In Mexico: 2014
    • 3.6.8 Malaysia Production of MLCC: 2014
    • 3.6.8 (A) Top Factories Producing Ceramic Capacitors In Malaysia: 2014
    • 3.6.9 European and ROW Production of MLCC: 2014
    • 3.6.9 (A) Top Factories Producing MLCC In Europe and Israel: 2014
  • 3.7 MLCC: Market Shares: 2014
    • 3.7.1 Ceramic Capacitor Vendors: Detailed Market Shares: 2014
    • 3.7.2 10-Year Shift in Global Market Shares in Ceramic Capacitors:

4.0 HIGH CAPACITANCE MLCC MARKETS: THE PROFIT DRIVER: 2005-2010

  • 4.1 Important Market Developments In BME MLCC: 2014
  • 4.2 High Capacitance MLCC: Competition At The Granular Level
    • 4.2.1 Introduction: Competition in High Capacitance MLCC Is Intense
    • 4.2.2 High Capacitance MLCC: Market Dominance Over Alternative Technologies:
    • 4.2.3 High Capacitance MLCC: To Be First To Market With Differentiated Products:
    • 4.2.3 (A) Increasing The Maximum Overall MLCC Capacitance Value:
    • 4.2.3 (B) Increasing The Maximum Capacitance Value for Each of the MLCC Chip Case Sizes
    • 4.2.3 (C ) Increasing MLCC Capacitance Value While Also Increasing Chip Operating Voltage
    • 4.2.3 (D) Increasing MLCC Capacitance Value While Not Impeding Chip Performance Characteristics:
    • 4.2.3 (E) Increasing MLCC Capacitance Value While Decreasing Chip Thickness:
  • 4.3 BME MLCC Markets: Summary and Conclusion:
  • 4.4 HIGH CAPACITANCE BME MLCC: GLOBAL MARKETS: 2014---2019
    • 4.4.1 Global High Capacitance MLCC Shipment Volume: 2014
    • 4.4.1 (A) High Capacitance MLCC Seven Year Market Volume Growth Analysis
    • 4.4.2 Global High Capacitance MLCC Shipment Value: 2014
    • 4.4.2 (A) High Capacitance MLCC Seven Year Market Value Growth Analysis
    • 4.4.3 Global High Capacitance MLCC Average Unit Pricing: 2014
    • 4.4.3 (A) High Capacitance MLCC Seven Year Pricing Analysis:
    • 4.4.4 Global Market Shares in High Capacitance MLCC: 2014
    • 4.4.4 (A) Shifting Market Shares in High Capacitance MLCC: 10 Year Analysis
  • 4.5 High Capacitance MLCC Global Trends and Directions
    • 4.5.1 Palladium To Nickel In MLCC Electrodes: A Lesson In Technical---Economics
    • 4.5.1 (A) The BME Market Splits In Two (Palladium Displacement Market Vs. Electrolytic Displacement Market):
    • 4.5.1 (B) High Fire Versus Low Fire Systems Create Separate Economics In MLCC
    • 4.5.1 (C) Palladium Pricing Is Key Partof The Transition To BMEMLCC Equation:
    • 4.5.1 (D) Palladium Price Influences How MLCC CapacityIs Expanded:
    • 4.5.1 (E) Continued Palladium Usagein Low Layer CountMLCC:
    • 4.5.1 (F) Ultra---LowFire Ceramics & The FinalBlow To Palladium:
  • 4.6 Economic Indicatorsof Increased Demand ForBME MLCC: 2014
    • 4.6.1 Shipments of Ultra High Purity Barium Titanate:
    • 4.6.2 Shipments of Ultra Fine Nickel Electrode Powder 0.3 to 0.1 μm: .
    • 4.6.3 Shipments of Copper Termination Powder:
    • 4.6.4 Shipments of High---Fire, GasStabilized MLCC Firing Kilns
    • 4.6.5 Decline in Shipments of Palladium Metal To The MLCC Industry
    • 4.6.6 Increase in Demand For Larger Case Size MLCC:
    • 4.6.7 Change in DielectricMaterial Screening Methods:
    • 4.6.8 100, 220 and 330 μF and Beyond--- Technology Roadmap For High Capacitance BME MLCC:
    • 4.6.9 BME MLCC Research & Development Dollars:
    • 4.6.10 Profitability Is The Motivation In High Capacitance BME MLCC Development:
    • 4.6.11 Competitive Environment in BME MLCC Becomes More Intense:
    • 4.6.12 Continual Development of Higher Capacitance Per CubicCentimeter of Ceramic Material:
    • 4.6.13 X7R and X5R BME MLCC: The Lucrative Segment:

5.0 MLCC: COSTS TO PRODUCE

  • 5.1 Breakdown of Cost of Goods Sold For Ceramic Capacitors: 2014
  • 5.2 Raw Material Costs Associated With MLCC: 2014
  • 5.3 Fixed Costs Associated With The Production of Ceramic Capacitors: 2014
  • 5.4 Variable Overhead Costs Associated With The Production of Ceramic Capacitors: 2014
  • 5.5 Variable Labor Costs Associated With The Production of MLCC: 2014
  • 5.6 Variable Manufacturing Costs Associated With The Production of Ceramic Capacitors: 2014

6.0 HIGH CAPACITANCE MLCC: RAW MATERIALS MARKET BREAKDOWN: 2014

  • 6.1 MLCC: Ceramic Dielectric Material Markets: 2014
  • 6.2 MLCC Electrode Materials Markets: 2014
  • 6.3 MLCC Termination Material Markets: 2014
  • 6.4 MLCC Assembly Material Markets: 2014
  • 6.5 MLCC Packaging Material Markets: 2014
  • 6.6 THE RAW MATERIAL COST BREAKDOWN BETWEEN BME AND PGM MLCC: 2014:
    • 6.6.1 BME Versus PGM Ceramic Dielectric Material Markets: 2014
    • 6.6.2 BME Versus PGM Electrode Material Markets: 2014
    • 6.6.3 BME Versus PGM Termination Material Markets: 2014
  • 6.7 The Importance of Ceramic Capacitor Yield Ratios To Profitability:
    • 6.7.1 Yield Ratios and High Cap Ceramics:
    • 6.7.2 Yield Ratios and Low Cap Ceramics:
    • 6.7.3 Yield Ratios and Specialty Ceramics:

7.0 BME MLCC SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS: 2014

  • 7.1 Subsequent Importance of Raw Materials To BME MLCC Development and The Bottom Line
  • 7.2 High Capacitance BME MLCC Raw Material Shipments: Benchmarking Growth:
    • 7.2.1 Ceramic Dielectric MaterialsFor MLCC: 2014
    • 7.2.1 (A) Supply Chain Map Of The Ceramic Dielectric Materials Industry: 2014:
    • 7.2.1 (A1) Mining:
    • 7.2.1 (A2) Processing:
    • 7.2.1 (A3) Formulation:
  • 7.3 The Supply Chain Matrix for Ceramic Dielectric Materials To The Global MLCC Industry: 2014
    • 7.3.1 Barium Carbonate and Titanium Dioxide Supply To The GlobalHigh Cap BME MLCC Industry:
    • 7.3.2 Barium, Titanium and Additive Powders Consumed In Barium Titanate By Weight: 2014
    • 7.3.3 Barium Carbonate Consumption In Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Value, Volume: and Pricing 2014
    • 7.3.4 High Purity Barium Carbonate For Electronics: World Markets: 2014
    • 7.3.5 Titanium Dioxide ConsumptionIn Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Value,Volume: and Pricing: 2014
    • 7.3.6 High Purity Titanium Dioxide Markets In Electronic Components: 2014
    • 7.3.7 High Purity Titanium Dioxide Suppliers To The Electronic Component Industry: 2014 Market Shares
    • 7.3.8 Introduction To Ceramic Dielectric Materials: 2014
    • 7.3.9 Global Market Volume For Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Ten Year Market Assessment
    • 7.3.10 Global Market Value For Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Ten Year Market Assessment
    • 7.3.11 Global Average Price Per Ton For Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Ten Year Market Assessment
    • 7.3.12 Captive Versus Merchant Market For Ceramic Dielectric Materials: 2014
    • 7.3.12 (A) Captive Versus Merchant Markets: Description:
    • 7.3.12 (B) Global Merchant Market For Ceramic Dielectric Materials By Type (Barium Titanate, Formulations and Additives): 2014
    • 7.3.13 Competitive Environment in Ceramic Dielectric Materials by Type: 2014
    • 7.3.14 Additives Business Segment: Competitive Environment
    • 7.3.15 Formulations BusinessSegment: Competitive Environment
    • 7.3.16 Barium Titanate Business Segment: Competitive Environment
    • 7.3.17 Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Market Shares: 2014
    • 7.3.18 Ceramic Dielectric Material Suppliers To The Global MLCC Markets: 2014
    • 7.3.18 (A) Ferro Corporation (USA):
    • 7.3.18 (B) Fuji Titanium (Japan):
    • 7.3.18 (C ) KCM Corporation (Japan):
    • 7.3.18 (D) MRA Labs (USA):
    • 7.3.18 (E) Nippon Chemical Industrial (Japan):
    • 7.3.18 (F) Prosperity Dielectrics (China):
    • 7.3.18 (G) Sakai Chemical (Japan):
    • 7.3.18 (H) Samsung Fine Chemical (Korea ROK):
    • 7.3.18 (I) Sinocera (China):
    • 7.3.18 (J) TOHO Titanium (Japan):
  • 7.4 Nickel Electrode Powder Markets: 2014
    • 7.4.1 Corresponding Growth In Nano-Sized Nickel Electrode Powder Shipment Volume: Ten Year Analysis
    • 7.4.2 Capacitor Grade Nickel Electrode Powder Pricing Trend: Ten Year Market Analysis
    • 7.4.3 Capacitor Grade Nickel Electrode Market Value: Ten Year Market Analysis
    • 7.4.4 Nickel Electrode Powder Market Dynamics: 2014
    • 7.4.4 (A) Reasons for Continuing Market Growth:
    • 7.4.4 (B) Resistors To Value Growth:
    • 7.4.5 Sales & Market Shares In Nickel Electrode Powders For MLCC: FY 2014 Estimates
    • 7.4.6 Nickel Electrode Powder Vendors: 2014
    • 7.4.6 (A) Daiken Chemical Company
    • 7.4.6 (B) JFE Mineral
    • 7.4.6 (C ) Sumitomo Metal Mining
    • 7.4.6 (C ) Shoei Chemical
    • 7.4.6 (D) TOHO Titanium
    • 7.4.7 Nickel Electrode Powders: Changing Performance Characteristics:
    • 7.4.7 (A) Technical Requirements For Nickel Electrode Powder By Mean Particle Size:
    • 7.4.7 (B) Specific Surface Area of Nickel Electrode Powder; Crystallinity and Oxidation:
    • 7.4.7 (C ) Density Levels in Nickel Electrode Powder:
    • 7.4.7 (D) Large Particle Sizes In The Mix:
    • 7.4.8 Technology Roadmapping inNickel Electrode Powders andPastes:
    • 7.4.8 (A) Particle Sizes of Nickel Electrode Powders:
  • 7.5 Copper Termination Powder & Flake Markets: 2014
    • 7.5.1 Corresponding Growth In Global Nano---sized Copper Termination Powder Shipments For BME MLCC:
    • 7.5.2 Corresponding Growth In Copper Termination Powder Shipment Volume: Ten Year Analysis
    • 7.5.3 Corresponding Changes In Copper Termination Powder Pricing Per Pound: Ten Year Analysis
    • 7.5.4 Corresponding Growth In Copper Termination Powder Worldwide Consumption Value: Ten Year Analysis
    • 7.5.5 Copper Terminations For MLCC--- Market Description
    • 7.5.5 (A) Copper Powder and Flake Markets:
    • 7.5.5 (B) Copper Termination Paste Markets:
    • 7.5.6 Customer/Supplier Relationships in Copper Powder & Flake Supply
    • 7.5.7 Market Shares in Copper Termination Powder andPaste Supply To The Global BME MLCC Markets: 2014
    • 7.5.8 Major Vendors of Copper Termination Powder & Flake For High Capacitance MLCC: 2014
    • 7.5.8 (A) Daiken Chemical Company (Japan):
    • 7.5.8 (B) ECKA Granules (Germany):
    • 7.5.8 (C ) Join M (Korea):
    • 7.5.8 (D) Mitsui Mining (Japan):
    • 7.5.8 (E) Namics Corporation (Japan)
    • 7.5.8 (F) Shoei Chemical (Japan)

8.0 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS & DIRECTIONS IN HIGH CAPACITANCE BME MLCC: 2014---2019

  • 8.1 Being The First To Market Is Extremely Important:
  • 8.2 Technology Leadership in High Capacitance MLCC is Changing:
  • 8.3 The Need For Thinner MLCC is Also Driving Demand:
  • 8.4 Understanding The Overall High Capacitance MLCC Trend For The Future: 2014---2019
  • 8.5 The 220 Microfarad and 330 Microfarad MLCC Development:
  • 8.6 Technology Trends In Nano---Powders for High Capacitance BME MLCC: 2014---2019
    • 8.6.1 Technology Correlation With Thin CeramicLayers:
    • 8.6.2 Dielectric Layer Thicknesses Achieved by Various Process Methods for Barium Titanate:
    • 8.6.3 Dielectric Layer Thicknesses Achieved by Various Process Methods for Barium Titanate:
    • 8.6.4 Technology Roadmap for MLCC Dielectric Layer Thickness:
    • 8.6.5 Correlation Between Dielectric Layer Thickness and Barium Titanate Particle Size and Outlook to 2017:
    • 8.6.6 Future Focus of Ceramic Dielectric Materials Technology Improvements
    • 8.6.6 (A) Improving The Purity of Precursors:
    • 8.6.6 (B) Improving Fired Dielectric Thickness Capabilities:
    • 8.6.6 (C ) Improving Particle Size Shape and Consistency:
    • 8.6.6 (E) Developments in Micro-emulsion Synthesis of Barium Titanate:
    • 8.6.6 (F) Improving Powder Dispersion In Slurry:
    • 8.6.6 (G) Improving Electrode Matching & Leach Prevention:
    • 8.6.6 (H) Improving Tape Yield Ratios:
  • 8.7 Technology Roadmapping in Nickel Electrode Powders and Pastes:
    • 8.7.1 Changing Particle Sizes of Nickel Electrode Powders:

9.0 FORECASTS FOR BME MLCC AND RELATED RAW MATERIALS: 2014-2019

  • 9.1 Forecasts: Global Volume of Consumption for MLCC: 2014-2019
  • 9.2 Forecasts: Global Value of Consumption for MLCC: 2014-2019
  • 9.3 Forecasts: Global Average Unit Pricing for MLCC: 2014-2019
  • 9.4 Forecasts: Global Value of Consumption for MLCC By World Region: 2014-2019
    • 9.4.1 China and SE Asia: 2014-2019: Forecasted Shifts in MLCC Consumption
    • 9.4.2 Japan: 2014-2019: Forecasted Shifts in MLCC Consumption
    • 9.4.3 Europe: 2014-2019: Forecasted Shifts in MLCC Consumption
    • 9.4.4 Americas: 2014-2019: Forecasted Shifts in MLCC Consumption
  • 9.5 Forecasts: Global Value of Consumption for MLCC By End-Use Market Segment: 2014-2019
    • 9.5.1 Market Forecasts For Capacitor Consumption In The Wireless Handset Market Segment: 2014-2019:
    • 9.5.2 Market Forecasts For Capacitor Consumption In The Computer & Business Machine Segment: 2014-2019:
    • 9.5.3 Market Forecasts For Capacitor Consumption In The Consumer AV Segment: 2014-2019:
    • 9.5.4 Market Forecasts For Capacitor Consumption In The Automotive Segment: 2014-2019:
    • 9.5.5 Market Forecasts For MLCC Consumption In The Industrial and Specialty Segment: 2014-2019
  • 9.6 Forecasts: Global Volume of Consumption for MLCC By Type: BME Versus PGM MLCC: 2014-2019
  • 9.7 Forecasts: Global Value of Consumption for MLCC By Type: BME Versus PGM MLCC: 2014-2019
  • 9.8 Forecasts: Global Average Unit Pricing for MLCC By Type: BME Versus PGM MLCC: 2014-2019
  • 9.9 Forecasts: Global Consumption Volume for Ceramic Dielectric Materials: 2014-2019:
  • 9.10 Forecasts: Global Consumption Volume for Nickel Electrode Powders: 2014-2019
  • 9.11 Forecasts: Global Consumption Volume for Copper Termination Powders: 2014-2019
  • 9.12 BME MLCC Target Markets For Encroachment and Expansion: 2014-2019:
    • 9.12.1 BME MLCC: Targeting Molded Tantalum Chip Capacitors: 2014-2019
    • 9.12.2 BME MLCC: Targeting DC Film Capacitors: 2014-2019
    • 9.12.3 BME MLCC: Targeting Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors: 2014-2019
    • 9.12.3 BME MLCC: Targeting PGM MLCC: 2014-2019
    • 9.12.3 (A) NPO and X7R Low Layer Count MLCC Target Markets
    • 9.12.3 (B) Value-Added and Application Specific Ceramic Capacitor Markets

10.0 PRODUCER PROFILES: TOP HIGH CAPACITANCE BME MLCC VENDORS: 2014

  • 10.1 MURATA
    • 10.1.1 MURATA MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED (RIC: 6981):
    • 10.1.2 About Murata Manufacturing Company Limited:
    • 10.1.3 Annual Revenues for Murata's Capacitor Group: 2009---2014
    • 10.1.4 Quarterly Revenues For MURATA:2008---2014 {Cap Operations Only}
    • 10.1.5 Murata Revenues By End---Use Market Segment:FY 2013
    • 10.1.6 Murata Revenues By World Region & Trends:
    • 10.1.7 Murata SWOT Analysis
    • 10.1.7 (A) Murata Strengths:
    • 10.1.7 (B) Murata Weaknesses:
    • 10.1.7 (C ) Murata Opportunities:
    • 10.1.7 (D) Murata Threats:
  • 10.2 SEMCO
    • 10.2.1 SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICAL (KSE: 009150):
    • 10.2.2 About Samsung Electro---Mechanical:
    • 10.2.3 Annual Revenues For SEMCO LCR Group: FY 2008---2014
    • 10.2.4 Quarterly Revenues For SEMCO LCR GROUP: FY 2008---2014 (Won in Billions)
    • 10.2.5 SEMCO LCR Group Success Trend In BME MLCC
    • 10.2.6 Samsung EMCO SWOT Analysis
    • 10.2.6 (A) SEMCO Strengths:
    • 10.2.6 (B) SEMCO Weaknesses:
    • 10.2.6 (C ) SEMCO Opportunities:
    • 10.2.6 SEMCO Threats:
  • 10.3 TAIYO YUDEN
    • 10.3.1 TAIYO YUDEN COMPANY LIMITED (RIC: 6976):
    • 10.3.2 About Taiyo Yuden Company Limited
    • 10.3.3 Quarterly Revenues For Taiyo Yuden Capacitors Group: 2011---2014 (Yen in Billions)
    • 10.3.4 Taiyo Yuden SWOT Analysis:
    • 10.3.4 (A) Taiyo Yuden Strengths:
    • 10.3.4 (B) Taiyo Yuden Weaknesses:
    • 10.3.4 (C ) Taiyo Yuden Opportunities:
    • 10.3.4 (D) Taiyo Yuden Threats:
  • 10.4 TDK
    • 10.4.1 TDK CORPORATION (RIC: 6762):
    • 10.4.2 About TDK Corporation:
    • 10.4.4 Annual Revenues for TDK's Capacitor Group: FY 2009---2014 (Yen in Billions)
    • 10.4.5 Quarterly Revenues For TDK Capacitors Group: FY 2008---2014 (Yen in Billions)
    • 10.4.6 TDK SWOT Analysis:
    • 10.4.6 (A) TDK-EPC Strengths:
    • 10.4.6 (B) TDK-EPC Weaknesses:
    • 10.4.6 (C ) TDK-EPC Opportunities:
    • 10.4.6 (D) TDK-EPC Threats:
  • 10.5 WALSIN
    • 10.5.1 WALSIN TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2492):
    • 10.5.2 About Walsin Technology Corporation:
    • 10.5.3 Walsin Technology's Output and Revenues by End---Use Market Segment
    • 10.5.4 Quarterly Revenues For WALSIN Passive Components Group: FY 2011---2014
    • 10.5.5 Walsin SWOT Analysis
    • 10.5.5 (A) Walsin Strengths:
    • 10.5.5 (B) Walsin Weaknesses:
    • 10.5.5 (C ) Walsin Opportunities:
    • 10.5.5 (D) Walsin Threats:
  • 10.6 YAGEO
    • 10.6.1 YAGEO CORPORATION (TW 2327):
    • 10.6.2 About Yageo Corporation:
    • 10.6.3 Quarterly Revenues For Yageo Corporation: 2011-2014 (Billions of NT$)
    • 10.6.4 Yageo SWOT Analysis:
    • 10.6.4 (A) Yageo Strengths:
    • 10.6.4 (B) Yageo Weaknesses:
    • 10.6.4 (C ) Yageo Opportunities:
    • 10.6.4 (D) Yageo Threats:

Table of Figures:

  • Figure 1: Fixed Capacitor Market Breakdown by Sub-Category: 2014
  • Figure 2: The Supply Chain For Capacitors
  • Figure 3: Currency Translations Used In This Report: FY 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (Annualized- Yen, Won, NT$ and Euro)
  • Figure 4: 25 Year Market Analysis: Global Market Consumption Value For MLCC: 1990-2014
  • Figure 5: 25 Year Market Analysis: Global Market Consumption Volume For MLCC: 1990-2014
  • Figure 6: 25 Year Market Analysis: Global MLCC Pricing: 1990-2014
  • Figure 7: Global Value of Demand For MLCC By World region; FY 2014 (In Millions of USD)
  • Figure 8: Global Consumption Value for MLCC by End-Use Market Segment: 10 Year Market Analysis
  • Figure 9: Global MLCC Production Volume by Country: 2014
  • Figure 10: Top 15 Factories Producing MLCC In Japan: 2014
  • Figure 11: Top 4 Factories Producing MLCC In Korea ROK: 2014
  • Figure 12: Top 36 Factories Producing MLCC In China: 2014
  • Figure 13: Top 2 Factories Producing MLCC In Philippines: 2014
  • Figure 14: Top Factory Producing MLCC In Singapore: 2014
  • Figure 15: Top 20 Factories Producing MLCC in the United States
  • Figure 16: Top Factories Producing MLCC in Mexico
  • Figure 17: Top Factories Producing MLCC in Malaysia
  • Figure 18: Top Factories Producing MLCC in Europe and ROW: 2014
  • Figure 19: Ceramic Capacitor Manufacturers: 2014 Sales and Market Shares and 10 year Analysis
  • Figure 20: Historical Development of Maximum Capacitance For The 100 μF X5R MLCC at 6.3 Vdc and Roadmap to 2023
  • Figure 21: Maximum Capacitance Value For The X5R MLCC at 6.3 Vdc by Case Size in 2003, 2013 and 2023 Forecasts (In Microfarads)
  • Figure 22: Global Consumption Volume for High Capacitance MLCC: 2014 and Seven Year Transitional Analysis
  • Figure 23: Global Consumption Value for High Capacitance MLCC: 2014 and Seven Year Transitional Analysis
  • Figure 24: Global Average Unit Selling Price for High Capacitance MLCC: 2014 and Seven Year Transitional Analysis
  • Figure 25: High Capacitance MLCC Manufacturers: 2014 Sales and Market Shares
  • Figure 26: High Capacitance MLCC Manufacturers: 2014 Sales and Market Shares: Ten Year Comparison
  • Figure 27: BME MLCC Vision Statement: Palladium Displacement and Electrolytic Displacement Using High Capacitance Ceramic Technology
  • Figure 28: Changes in the Cost To Produce Ceramic Capacitors Over Time
  • Figure 29: Costs To Produce Ceramic Capacitors: FY 2014
  • Figure 30: Value of Consumption for Raw Materials Consumed in The Production of Ceramic Capacitors By Type: 2014
  • Figure 31: Raw Material Cost Breakdown Between BME and PGM MLCC: 2014
  • Figure 32: Supply Chain Map Of The Ceramic Dielectric Materials Industry: 2014
  • Figure 33: Mining, Engineering and Composition Supply to The Merchant and Captive Markets
  • Figure 34: Barium, Titanium and Rare Earth Additives in Barium Titanate by Weight: 2014
  • Figure 35: Top Vendors of High Purity Barium Carbonate To The Electronics Industry: 2014 Estimated Market Shares
  • Figure 36: High Purity Titanium Dioxide Suppliers To The Electronic Component Industry: 2014
  • Figure 37: Global Consumption Volume for Ceramic Dielectric Materials Consumed in The Worldwide MLCC Market: 2004-2014 (In Tons)
  • Figure 38: Global Consumption Value for Ceramic Dielectric Materials Consumed in The Worldwide MLCC Market: 2004-2014 (In Tons)
  • Figure 39: Global Average Price Trend Per Ton for Ceramic Dielectric Materials Consumed in The Worldwide MLCC Market: 2004-2014 (In Tons)
  • Figure 40: Merchant Market Supply of Ceramic Dielectric Materials By Type: (Barium Titanate, Formulations and Additives: 2014
  • Figure 41: Competitive Environment in Ceramic Dielectric Materials by Type: 2014
  • Figure 42: Ceramic Dielectric Material Vendors: 2014 Global Market Shares (All Materials Combined)
  • Figure 43: Global Consumption Volume of Capacitor Grade Nickel Electrode Powder: Ten Year Market Assessment
  • Figure 44: Capacitor Grade Nickel Electrode Powder Pricing: Ten Year Market Analysis
  • Figure 45: Capacitor Grade Nickel Electrode Powder Consumption Value: Ten Year Market Analysis
  • Figure 46: Global Nickel Electrode Powder and Paste Suppliers: 2014 Estimated Market Shares
  • Figure 47: Comparative Properties of Nickel Electrode Powders
  • Figure 48: Capacitor Grade Copper Termination Powder Consumption Value: Ten Year Market Analysis
  • Figure 49: Capacitor Grade Copper Termination Powder Average Price per Pound: Ten Year Market Analysis
  • Figure 50: Capacitor Grade Copper Termination Powder: Global Consumption Value: Ten Year Market Analysis
  • Figure 51: Market Shares in Copper Termination Powder and Paste Supply To The Global BME MLCC Markets: 2014
  • Figure 52: Roadmap To Development: 100 Microfarad 0603
  • Figure 53: Correlation of Dielectric Layer Thickness Achieved by Various Process Methods for Barium Titanate (In Microns)
  • Figure 54: MLCC Dielectric Thickness Layer Trend in Microns: 1998-2017
  • Figure 55: Correlation Between MLCC Case Size; Ceramic Dielectric Thickness and Barium Titanate Particle Size: 2008-2012-2017
  • Figure 56: FORECASTS: Global Volume of Consumption for MLCC: 2014-2019 (In Billions of Pieces)
  • Figure 57: FORECASTS: Global Value of Consumption for MLCC: 2014-2019 (In Millions of US Dollars)
  • Figure 58: FORECASTS: Global Average Unit Pricing for MLCC: 2014-2019 (In US Dollars Per Thousand Pieces)
  • Figure 59: FORECASTS: Global Value of Consumption For MLCC By World Region: 2014-2019 (In Millions of US Dollars)
  • Figure 60: FORECASTS: Global Value of Consumption For MLCC By End-Use Market Segment: 2014-2019 (In Millions of US Dollars)
  • Figure 61: FORECASTS: Global Volume of Consumption For MLCC By Type: BME Versus PGM MLCC: 2014-2019 (In Millions of US Dollars)
  • Figure 62: FORECASTS: Global Value of Consumption For MLCC By Type: BME Versus PGM MLCC: 2014-2019 (In Millions of US Dollars)
  • Figure 63: FORECASTS: Global Average Unit Pricing For MLCC By Type: BME Versus PGM MLCC: 2014-2019 (In US Dollars Per Thousand Pieces)
  • Figure 64: FORECASTS: Global Consumption Volume for Ceramic Dielectric Materials: 2014-2019 (In Tons)
  • Figure 65: FORECASTS: Global Consumption Volume for Nickel Electrode Powders: 2014-2019 (In Tons)
  • Figure 66: FORECASTS: Global Consumption Volume for Copper Termination Powders: 2014-2019 (In Tons)
  • Figure 67: BME MLCC Target Markets For Encroachment and Expansion: 2014-2019
  • Figure 68: Murata Manufacturing Annualized Revenues In TheirCapacitor Group: FY 2009---2014
  • Figure 69: Murata Capacitor Group revenues by Quarter: 2011 to 2014F (In Billions of Yen)
  • Figure 70: Murata revenues By End---Use Market Segment: FY 2013
  • Figure 71: Murata Revenues By World Region: FY 2013
  • Figure 72: Annual Revenues For The SEMCO LCR (MLCC) Group: FY 2008---2014
  • Figure 73: SEMCO Quarterly Revenues In The LCR Group: FY 2008---2014
  • Figure 74: Quarterly Revenues in Taiyo Yuden's Capacitor Group: FY 2011---2014
  • Figure 75: TDK Capacitor Group Revenues: FY 2009---2014
  • Figure 76: TDK Capacitor Group Revenues By Quarter: FY 2008---2014 (Yen in Billions)
  • Figure 77: Walsin Technology Corp. Passive Component Group Revenues By Quarter: 2011---2014
  • Figure 78: Yageo Corporation Quarterly Revenues: FY 2011---2014
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