Ceramic Capacitors: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 09, 2011
Follow us on LinkedIn - Capacitors, though minor and passive components, have become indispensable in all major electronic devices. Ceramic capacitors, with their ability to support the power supply needed for semiconductor devices, have emerged as an integral component of the semiconductor devices. Hampered by the economic turmoil, the global ceramic capacitors market experienced weakening demand starting from the year 2008 until late 2009. However, the market recovered significantly in the year 2010, and is forecast to grow at a faster rate compared to the other segments, primarily due to their usage in almost all electronic devices. In addition, the development of new designs of MLCCs, with higher capacitances, improved bypassing, filtering and decoupling capabilities, is expected to expand their application in a broader range of end use markets. Prospects for ceramic capacitors therefore remain upbeat through the forecast period. Technological advancements and the emergence of new end use markets constitute the key growth drivers in the ceramic capacitors market. In addition, the increasing investments of manufacturers and suppliers to improve capacitance, making it useful in a broad array of applications, would spur market growth through the foreseeable future.
Asia-Pacific represents the largest regional market for ceramic capacitors worldwide, as stated by the new market research report on Ceramic Capacitors. Europe represents the second largest regional market globally. However, growth in the market would be led by the developing markets, including Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America, over the analysis period. Asia-Pacific is forecast to post a compounded annual growth rate of about 20.6% during the analysis period.
Manufacturers of ceramic capacitors are increasing the manufacture of these components in order to meet the burgeoning demand from the semiconductors industry. Resultantly, the market is not expected to see supply shortages in the near future. Prices of ceramic capacitors are expected to decline in the foreseeable future, owing to the buildup of production capacity. Additionally, the market is benefited by the continual efforts of players around the globe to develop high-capacitance designs of X5R, X7R, and Y5V dielectrics. Apart from increasing capacitance, efforts of manufacturers to expand the range of specialty radial/axial leaded products, has been another boon to the ceramic capacitors industry. Other growth drivers in the industry include the increasing demand for mobile technology and technological advancements in emerging fields, including medical equipment and devices.
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs), with their multilayered design possesses higher capacitance values compared to the single layered capacitors. Continual advancements in technology, with respect to the increase in capacitance per unit volume, are driving the demand for MLCCs. Researchers around the globe are trying to design MLCCs with better capacitance per unit volume, in order to meet the demand for several end-use industries. For instance, MLCC manufacturers from Japan have developed MLCCs with nearly 1000 dielectric layers and a thickness of just one micrometer. Such advancements in technology are leading to a gradual increase in capacitance per unit volume, thereby increasing the suitability of MLCCs in a wide range of product applications and electronic devices.
Major players profiled in the report include Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Inc., EPCOS AG, Evox Rifa Group OYJ, KEMET Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation, Taiyo Yuden Co Ltd, TDK Corporation, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., Walsin Technology Corporation, Yageo Corporation, among others.
The research report titled “Ceramic Capacitors: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the ceramic capacitors markets, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent product launches, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global as well as regional market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for ceramic capacitors market for the years 2009 through 2017 for the following geographic markets - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. Also, a six-year (2003-2008) historic analysis is provided for additional perspective.
For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Ceramic_Capacitors_Market_Report.asp
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