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

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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.

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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. Report Highlights: High Capacitance BME MLCC Markets: 25 year historical market analysis on high capacitance MLCC markets worldwide including value, volume and pricing and five year forecasts; demand by region and end-use market segment; production by country; costs to produce; technology roadmapping, growth strategies, competition, market shares and detailed forecasts to 2019.; Manufacturers discussed: Murata Manufacturing Company Limited, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, TDK Corporation, Taiyo Yuden Company Limited, Kyocera Corporation; Yageo Corporation, and Walsin Technology Corporation. Nickel Electrode Powder; Paste Markets: 10 year historical market analysis on nickel powders and pastes consumed in MLCC electrodes including value, volume and pricing; performance criteria; technology trends, competitive environment, market shares and consumption forecasts to 2019. Manufacturers discussed include JFE Mineral, Sumitomo Metal Mining, TOHO Titanium, Daiken Chemical, Shoei Chemical, Others. Copper Termination Powder and Flake Markets: 10 year historical market analysis on copper powder and flake consumed in MLCC termination (outside electrode) including value, volume and pricing; competitive environment, market shares and consumption forecasts to 2019. Manufacturers discussed include Mitsui Kinozku, Shoei Chemical, Namics (Hidec), Join M Korea, ECKA Granules, Others. Ceramic Dielectric Material Markets- 10 year historical market analysis on ceramic dielectric materials consumed in the production of MLCC, including value, volume and pricing; market breakdown by formulations, barium titanate and additives; dielectric layer technology roadmap, competitive environment, market shares and five year forecasts to 2019.  Manufacturers Discussed include Sakai Chemical, Ferro Corporation, TOHO Titanium, Nippon Chemical Industrial, KCM Corporation, Fuji Titanium, Others. Published February 2014 by Paumanok Publications, Inc.; 217 pages, 78 Tables and Graphs; ISBN # 1-893211-02-9 (2014); $3,750.00 USD- Single User License
Table of Contents Table of Contents: 1.0 SCOPE OF COVERAGE: 16 1.1 REASON FOR THE REPORT: 16 1.2 BACKGROUND OF THE REPORT: 16 1.2.1 About the Author: 17 1.2.2 Methodology Employed: 17 1.2.3 The Paumanok Research Methodology: 18 1.2.3 (A) Government Data Collection and Resources: 18 1.2.3 (B) Secondary Published Sources: 19 1.2.3 (C ) Primary Intelligence Gathering: 19 1.2.4 Fixed Capacitors and Their Respective Market Valuations and Sub-Categories: 2014 19 1.2.5 The Fundamental Capacitor Supply Chain: 21 1.2.5 (A) Mining of Raw Materials: 22 1.2.5 (B) Raw Materials Processing: 22 1.2.5 (C ) Component Manufacturing: 22 1.2.5 (D) Component Distribution: 22 1.2.5 (E) End-Market Consumption: 23 1.2.5 (F) Recycling of Critical Materials: 23 1.2.6 Technical-Economic Maxims Related To Capacitors: 24 1.2.7 The Two Technical Economic Maxims Associated with MLCC: 24 1.3 FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THIS REPORT: 25 1.3.1 Fiscal Year Reporting 25 1.3.2 Currency Translation 25 1.3.3 Volume, Value and Pricing Data: 26 2.0 TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW: 27 2.1 COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW: 27 2.1.1 THE TWO TECHNICAL ECONOMIC MAXIMS ASSOCIATED WITH MLCC: 27 2.1.2 Ubiquitous Nature of MLCC: 27 2.1.3 Relationship Between Capacitance and Available Surface Area in MLCC: 28 2.2 MLCC (THE INDUSTRY WORKHORSE): 29 2.2.1 MLCC Materials and Construction: 29 2.2.1 (A) MLCC Design: 29 2.2.1 (B) MLCC Case Sizes: 31 2.2.1 (C ) Ceramic Capacitor Metallization: 32 2.2.1 (CA) Palladium Electrodes: 32 2.2.1 (CB) Nickel Electrodes: 33 2.2.1 (CC) Copper Electrodes: 33 2.2.1 (CD) Termination Materials: 33 2.2.1 (D) Ceramic Dielectric Materials: 34 2.2.1 (E) CERAMIC CAPACITOR PERFORMANCE CLASSES 35 2.2.1 (E1) Class I Ceramics (NPO/COG): 35 2.2.1 (E1A) Developments in COG BME MLCC 36 2.2.1 (E2) Class II Ceramics (X7R/Z5U/Y5V) 36 2.2.1 (E21) X7R Capacitors (BX) 37 2.2.1 (E21A) Developments in X7R BME MLCC 37 2.2.1 (E21B) The Development of The Popular X5R High Capacitance MLCC: 38 2.2.1 (E22) Z5U (BZ) Capacitors 38 2.2.1 (E23) Y5V Capacitors 38 2.2.1 (E23A) Developments in Y5V BME MLCC 39 2.2.1 (E3) Class III Ceramics 39 3.0 MLCC: GLOBAL MARKET UPDATE: 2014 40 3.1 Changes In MLCC Market Value Over Time: 25 Year Market Assessment 40 3.1.1 Impact of Yen Valuation On MLCC Sales in FY 2014 40 3.1.2 Reasons for Revenue Growth in The Global MLCC Market: 25 Year Analysis: 41 3.2 Changes In MLCC Market Volume Over Time: 25 Year Market Assessment: 42 3.2.1 Reasons for Unit Expansion In The Global MLCC Market Over Time: 42 3.3 Global Average Unit Selling Price for MLCC: 25 Year Market Assessment 44 3.3.1 Reason for Changes in Average Unit Selling Price for MLCC Over Time: 44 3.4 MLCC Consumption By World Region: FY 2014 46 3.4.1 China and Asia-10 Year Trend Analysis for MLCC Consumption 48 3.4.2 Japan-10 Year Trend Analysis for MLCC Consumption 48 3.4.3 Europe-10 Year Trend Analysis for MLCC Consumption 48 3.4.4 Americas-10 Year Trend Analysis for MLCC Consumption 48 3.5 MLCC Consumption By End-Use Market: FY 2014 49 3.5.1 Wireless Handset Markets: 10 Year Analysis for MLCC Consumption: 49 3.5.2 Computer & Peripherals: 10 Year Analysis for MLCC Consumption: 49 3.5.3 Consumer AV: 10 Year Analysis for MLCC Consumption: 50 3.5.4 Automotive: 10 Year Analysis for MLCC Consumption: 50 3.5.5 Industrial & Specialty: 2011 Performance & 2012 Outlook: 50 3.6 MLCC Production Trends By Country and Vendor: FY 2014 52 3.6.1 Japanese Production Output of MLCC 54 3.6.1 (A) Top 15 Factories Producing MLCC In Japan 55 3.6.2 Korean Production Output of MLCC: 56 3.6.2 (A) Top 4 Factories Producing MLCC In Korea ROK 56 3.6.3 Chinese Production Output of MLCC: 2014 56 3.6.3 (A) Top 36 Factories Producing MLCC In China 57 3.6.4 Philippines Production Output of MLCC: 2014 58 3.6.4 (A) Top 2 Factories Producing MLCC In Philippines 58 3.6.5 Singapore Production Output of MLCC 58 3.6.5 (A) Top Factory Producing MLCC In Singapore 59 3.6.6 Americas Production of MLCC: 2014 59 3.6.6 (A) Top 20 Factories Producing MLCC In the United States 60 3.6.7 Mexico Production of MLCC: 2014 61 3.6. 7 (A) Top Factories Producing Ceramic Capacitors In Mexico: 2014 61 3.6.8 Malaysia Production of MLCC: 2014 61 3.6.8 (A) Top Factories Producing Ceramic Capacitors In Malaysia: 2014 61 3.6.9 European and ROW Production of MLCC: 2014 62 3.6.9 (A) Top Factories Producing MLCC In Europe and Israel: 2014 62 3.7 MLCC: Market Shares: 2014 63 3.7.1 Ceramic Capacitor Vendors: Detailed Market Shares: 2014 63 3.7.2 10-Year Shift in Global Market Shares in Ceramic Capacitors: 65 4.0 HIGH CAPACITANCE MLCC MARKETS: THE PROFIT DRIVER: 2005-2010 65 4.1 Important Market Developments In BME MLCC: 2014 65 4.2 High Capacitance MLCC: Competition At The Granular Level 65 4.2.1 Introduction: Competition in High Capacitance MLCC Is Intense 65 4.2.2 High Capacitance MLCC: Market Dominance Over Alternative Technologies: 66 4.2.3 High Capacitance MLCC: To Be First To Market With Differentiated Products: 67 4.2.3 (A) Increasing The Maximum Overall MLCC Capacitance Value: 67 4.2.3 (B) Increasing The Maximum Capacitance Value for Each of the MLCC Chip Case Sizes 68 4.2.3 (C ) Increasing MLCC Capacitance Value While Also Increasing Chip Operating Voltage 69 4.2.3 (D) Increasing MLCC Capacitance Value While Not Impeding Chip Performance Characteristics: 70 4.2.3 (E) Increasing MLCC Capacitance Value While Decreasing Chip Thickness: 70 4.3 BME MLCC Markets: Summary and Conclusion: 70 4.4 HIGH CAPACITANCE BME MLCC: GLOBAL MARKETS: 2014-2019 71 4.4.1 Global High Capacitance MLCC Shipment Volume: 2014 71 4.4.1 (A) High Capacitance MLCC Seven Year Market Volume Growth Analysis 71 4.4.2 Global High Capacitance MLCC Shipment Value: 2014 73 4.4.2 (A) High Capacitance MLCC Seven Year Market Value Growth Analysis 73 4.4.3 Global High Capacitance MLCC Average Unit Pricing: 2014 75 4.4.3 (A) High Capacitance MLCC Seven Year Pricing Analysis: 75 4.4.4 Global Market Shares in High Capacitance MLCC: 2014 77 4.4.4 (A) Shifting Market Shares in High Capacitance MLCC: 10 Year Analysis 79 4.5 High Capacitance MLCC Global Trends and Directions 81 4.5.1 Palladium To Nickel In MLCC Electrodes: A Lesson In Technical-Economics 81 4.5.1 (A) The BME Market Splits In Two (Palladium Displacement Market Vs. Electrolytic Displacement Market): 81 4.5.1 (B) High Fire Versus Low Fire Systems Create Separate Economics In MLCC 83 4.5.1 (C ) Palladium Pricing Is Key Part of The Transition To BME MLCC Equation: 83 4.5.1 (D) Palladium Price Influences How MLCC Capacity Is Expanded: 83 4.5.1 (E) Continued Palladium Usage in Low Layer Count MLCC: 84 4.5.1 (F) Ultra-Low Fire Ceramics & The Final Blow To Palladium: 84 4.6 Economic Indicators of Increased Demand For BME MLCC: 2014 84 4.6.1 Shipments of Ultra High Purity Barium Titanate: 84 4.6.2 Shipments of Ultra Fine Nickel Electrode Powder 0.3 to 0.1 µm: 85 4.6.3 Shipments of Copper Termination Powder: 85 4.6.4 Shipments of High-Fire, Gas Stabilized MLCC Firing Kilns 85 4.6.5 Decline in Shipments of Palladium Metal To The MLCC Industry 85 4.6.6 Increase in Demand For Larger Case Size MLCC: 85 4.6.7 Change in Dielectric Material Screening Methods: 86 4.6.8 100, 220 and 330 µF and Beyond- Technology Roadmap For High Capacitance BME MLCC: 86 4.6.9 BME MLCC Research & Development Dollars: 86 4.6.10 Profitability Is The Motivation In High Capacitance BME MLCC Development: 86 4.6.11 Competitive Environment in BME MLCC Becomes More Intense: 87 4.6.12 Continual Development of Higher Capacitance Per Cubic Centimeter of Ceramic Material: 87 4.6.13 X7R and X5R BME MLCC: The Lucrative Segment: 87 5.0 MLCC: COSTS TO PRODUCE 88 5.1 Breakdown of Cost of Goods Sold For Ceramic Capacitors: 2014 88 5.2 Raw Material Costs Associated With MLCC: 2014 89 5.3 Fixed Costs Associated With The Production of Ceramic Capacitors: 2014 89 5.4 Variable Overhead Costs Associated With The Production of Ceramic Capacitors: 2014 89 5.5 Variable Labor Costs Associated With The Production of MLCC: 2014 89 5.6 Variable Manufacturing Costs Associated With The Production of Ceramic Capacitors: 2014 90 6.0 HIGH CAPACITANCE MLCC: RAW MATERIALS MARKET BREAKDOWN: 2014 91 6.1 MLCC: Ceramic Dielectric Material Markets: 2014 91 6.2 MLCC Electrode Materials Markets: 2014 92 6.3 MLCC Termination Material Markets: 2014 92 6.4 MLCC Assembly Material Markets: 2014 93 6.5 MLCC Packaging Material Markets: 2014 93 6.6 THE RAW MATERIAL COST BREAKDOWN BETWEEN BME AND PGM MLCC: 2014: 95 6.6.1 BME Versus PGM Ceramic Dielectric Material Markets: 2014 95 6.6.2 BME Versus PGM Electrode Material Markets: 2014 95 6.6.3 BME Versus PGM Termination Material Markets: 2014 96 6.7 The Importance of Ceramic Capacitor Yield Ratios To Profitability: 98 6.7.1 Yield Ratios and High Cap Ceramics: 98 6.7.2 Yield Ratios and Low Cap Ceramics: 98 6.7.3 Yield Ratios and Specialty Ceramics: 98 7.0 BME MLCC SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS: 2014 98 7.1 Subsequent Importance of Raw Materials To BME MLCC Development and The Bottom Line 99 7.2 High Capacitance BME MLCC Raw Material Shipments: Benchmarking Growth: 99 7.2.1 Ceramic Dielectric Materials For MLCC: 2014 99 7.2.1 (A) Supply Chain Map Of The Ceramic Dielectric Materials Industry: 2014: 100 7.2.1 (A1) Mining: 100 7.2.1 (A2) Processing: 100 7.2.1 (A3) Formulation: 100 7.3 The Supply Chain Matrix for Ceramic Dielectric Materials To The Global MLCC Industry: 2014 102 7.3.1 Barium Carbonate and Titanium Dioxide Supply To The Global High Cap BME MLCC Industry: 104 7.3.2 Barium, Titanium and Additive Powders Consumed In Barium Titanate By Weight: 2014 104 7.3.3 Barium Carbonate Consumption In Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Value, Volume: and Pricing 2014 105 7.3.4 High Purity Barium Carbonate For Electronics: World Markets: 2014 106 7.3.5 Titanium Dioxide Consumption In Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Value, Volume: and Pricing: 2014 108 7.3.6 High Purity Titanium Dioxide Markets In Electronic Components: 2014 108 7.3.7 High Purity Titanium Dioxide Suppliers To The Electronic Component Industry: 2014 Market Shares 108 7.3.8 Introduction To Ceramic Dielectric Materials: 2014 110 7.3.9 Global Market Volume For Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Ten Year Market Assessment 110 7.3.10 Global Market Value For Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Ten Year Market Assessment 112 7.3.11 Global Average Price Per Ton For Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Ten Year Market Assessment 114 7.3.12 Captive Versus Merchant Market For Ceramic Dielectric Materials: 2014 116 7.3.12 (A) Captive Versus Merchant Markets: Description: 116 7.3.12 (B) Global Merchant Market For Ceramic Dielectric Materials By Type (Barium Titanate, Formulations and Additives): 2014 116 7.3.13 Competitive Environment in Ceramic Dielectric Materials by Type: 2014 117 7.3.14 Additives Business Segment: Competitive Environment 118 7.3.15 Formulations Business Segment: Competitive Environment 119 7.3.16 Barium Titanate Business Segment: Competitive Environment 119 7.3.17 Ceramic Dielectric Materials: Market Shares: 2014 119 7.3.18 Ceramic Dielectric Material Suppliers To The Global MLCC Markets: 2014 121 7.3.18 (A) Ferro Corporation (USA): 121 7.3.18 (B) Fuji Titanium (Japan): 122 7.3.18 (C ) KCM Corporation (Japan): 123 7.3.18 (D) MRA Labs (USA): 123 7.3.18 (E) Nippon Chemical Industrial (Japan): 123 7.3.18 (F) Prosperity Dielectrics (China): 124 7.3.18 (G) Sakai Chemical (Japan): 124 7.3.18 (H) Samsung Fine Chemical (Korea ROK): 125 7.3.18 (I) Sinocera (China): 125 7.3.18 (J) TOHO Titanium (Japan): 125 7.4 Nickel Electrode Powder Markets: 2014 126 7.4.1 Corresponding Growth In Nano-Sized Nickel Electrode Powder Shipment Volume: Ten Year Analysis 126 7.4.2 Capacitor Grade Nickel Electrode Powder Pricing Trend: Ten Year Market Analysis 128 7.4.3 Capacitor Grade Nickel Electrode Market Value: Ten Year Market Analysis 130 7.4.4 Nickel Electrode Powder Market Dynamics: 2014 132 7.4.4 (A) Reasons for Continuing Market Growth: 132 7.4.4 (B) Resistors To Value Growth: 132 7.4.5 Sales & Market Shares In Nickel Electrode Powders For MLCC: FY 2014 Estimates 133 7.4.6 Nickel Electrode Powder Vendors: 2014 135 7.4.6 (A) Daiken Chemical Company 135 7.4.6 (B) JFE Mineral 135 7.4.6 (C ) Sumitomo Metal Mining 136 7.4.6 (C ) Shoei Chemical 136 7.4.6 (D) TOHO Titanium 136 7.4.7 Nickel Electrode Powders: Changing Performance Characteristics: 137 7.4.7 (A) Technical Requirements For Nickel Electrode Powder By Mean Particle Size: 137 7.4.7 (B) Specific Surface Area of Nickel Electrode Powder; Crystallinity and Oxidation: 138 7.4.7 (C ) Density Levels in Nickel Electrode Powder: 138 7.4.7 (D) Large Particle Sizes In The Mix: 138 7.4.8 Technology Roadmapping in Nickel Electrode Powders and Pastes: 138 7.4.8 (A) Particle Sizes of Nickel Electrode Powders: 139 7.5 Copper Termination Powder & Flake Markets: 2014 139 7.5.1 Corresponding Growth In Global Nano-sized Copper Termination Powder Shipments For BME MLCC: 139 7.5.2 Corresponding Growth In Copper Termination Powder Shipment Volume: Ten Year Analysis 140 7.5.3 Corresponding Changes In Copper Termination Powder Pricing Per Pound: Ten Year Analysis 142 7.5.4 Corresponding Growth In Copper Termination Powder Worldwide Consumption Value: Ten Year Analysis 144 7.5.5 Copper Terminations For MLCC- Market Description 146 7.5.5 (A) Copper Powder and Flake Markets: 146 7.5.5 (B) Copper Termination Paste Markets: 146 7.5.6 Customer/Supplier Relationships in Copper Powder & Flake Supply 147 7.5.7 Market Shares in Copper Termination Powder and Paste Supply To The Global BME MLCC Markets: 2014 147 7.5.8 Major Vendors of Copper Termination Powder & Flake For High Capacitance MLCC: 2014 149 7.5.8 (A) Daiken Chemical Company (Japan): 149 7.5.8 (B) ECKA Granules (Germany): 149 7.5.8 (C ) Join M (Korea): 149 7.5.8 (D) Mitsui Mining (Japan): 149 7.5.8 (E) Namics Corporation (Japan) 150 7.5.8 (F) Shoei Chemical (Japan) 150 8.0 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS & DIRECTIONS IN HIGH CAPACITANCE BME MLCC: 2014-2019 151 8.1 Being The First To Market Is Extremely Important: 151 8.2 Technology Leadership in High Capacitance MLCC is Changing: 151 8.3 The Need For Thinner MLCC is Also Driving Demand: 152 8.4 Understanding The Overall High Capacitance MLCC Trend For The Future: 2014-2019 152 8.5 The 220 Microfarad and 330 Microfarad MLCC Development: 153 8.6 Technology Trends In Nano-Powders for High Capacitance BME MLCC: 2014-2019 155 8.6.1 Technology Correlation With Thin Ceramic Layers: 155 8.6.2 Dielectric Layer Thicknesses Achieved by Various Process Methods for Barium Titanate: 155 8.6.3 Dielectric Layer Thicknesses Achieved by Various Process Methods for Barium Titanate: 157 8.6.4 Technology Roadmap for MLCC Dielectric Layer Thickness: 157 8.6.5 Correlation Between Dielectric Layer Thickness and Barium Titanate Particle Size and Outlook to 2017: 159 8.6.6 Future Focus of Ceramic Dielectric Materials Technology Improvements 159 8.6.6 (A) Improving The Purity of Precursors: 159 8.6.6 (B) Improving Fired Dielectric Thickness Capabilities: 160 8.6.6 (C ) Improving Particle Size Shape and Consistency: 160 8.6.6 (E) Developments in Micro-emulsion Synthesis of Barium Titanate: 160 8.6.6 (F) Improving Powder Dispersion In Slurry: 161 8.6.6 (G) Improving Electrode Matching & Leach Prevention: 161 8.6.6 (H) Improving Tape Yield Ratios: 161 8.7 Technology Roadmapping in Nickel Electrode Powders and Pastes: 161 8.7.1 Changing Particle Sizes of Nickel Electrode Powders: 161 9.0 FORECASTS FOR BME MLCC AND RELATED RAW MATERIALS: 2014-2019 163 9.1 Forecasts: Global Volume of Consumption for MLCC: 2014-2019 163 9.2 Forecasts: Global Value of Consumption for MLCC: 2014-2019 165 9.3 Forecasts: Global Average Unit Pricing for MLCC: 2014-2019 167 9.4 Forecasts: Global Value of Consumption for MLCC By World Region: 2014-2019 169 9.4.1 China and SE Asia: 2014-2019: Forecasted Shifts in MLCC Consumption 169 9.4.2 Japan: 2014-2019: Forecasted Shifts in MLCC Consumption 169 9.4.3 Europe: 2014-2019: Forecasted Shifts in MLCC Consumption 169 9.4.4 Americas: 2014-2019: Forecasted Shifts in MLCC Consumption 170 9.5 Forecasts: Global Value of Consumption for MLCC By End-Use Market Segment: 2014-2019 172 9.5.1 Market Forecasts For Capacitor Consumption In The Wireless Handset Market Segment: 2014-2019: 172 9.5.2 Market Forecasts For Capacitor Consumption In The Computer & Business Machine Segment: 2014-2019: 172 9.5.3 Market Forecasts For Capacitor Consumption In The Consumer AV Segment: 2014-2019: 172 9.5.4 Market Forecasts For Capacitor Consumption In The Automotive Segment: 2014-2019: 172 9.5.5 Market Forecasts For MLCC Consumption In The Industrial and Specialty Segment: 2014-2019 173 9.6 Forecasts: Global Volume of Consumption for MLCC By Type: BME Versus PGM MLCC: 2014-2019 175 9.7 Forecasts: Global Value of Consumption for MLCC By Type: BME Versus PGM MLCC: 2014-2019 177 9.8 Forecasts: Global Average Unit Pricing for MLCC By Type: BME Versus PGM MLCC: 2014-2019 179 9.9 Forecasts: Global Consumption Volume for Ceramic Dielectric Materials: 2014-2019: 181 9.10 Forecasts: Global Consumption Volume for Nickel Electrode Powders: 2014-2019 183 9.11 Forecasts: Global Consumption Volume for Copper Termination Powders: 2014-2019 185 9.12 BME MLCC Target Markets For Encroachment and Expansion: 2014-2019: 187 9.12.1 BME MLCC: Targeting Molded Tantalum Chip Capacitors: 2014-2019 189 9.12.2 BME MLCC: Targeting DC Film Capacitors: 2014-2019 189 9.12.3 BME MLCC: Targeting Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors: 2014-2019 189 9.12.3 BME MLCC: Targeting PGM MLCC: 2014-2019 190 9.12.3 (A) NPO and X7R Low Layer Count MLCC Target Markets 190 9.12.3 (B) Value-Added and Application Specific Ceramic Capacitor Markets 190 10.0 PRODUCER PROFILES: TOP HIGH CAPACITANCE BME MLCC VENDORS: 2014 191 10.1 MURATA 191 10.1.1 MURATA MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED (RIC: 6981): 191 10.1.2 About Murata Manufacturing Company Limited: 191 10.1.3 Annual Revenues for Murata’s Capacitor Group: 2009-2014 192 10.1.4 Quarterly Revenues For MURATA: 2008-2014 {Cap Operations Only} 194 10.1.5 Murata Revenues By End-Use Market Segment: FY 2013 195 10.1.6 Murata Revenues By World Region & Trends: 196 10.1.7 Murata SWOT Analysis 197 10.1.7 (A) Murata Strengths: 197 10.1.7 (B) Murata Weaknesses: 197 10.1.7 (C ) Murata Opportunities: 197 10.1.7 (D) Murata Threats: 198 10.2 SEMCO 198 10.2.1 SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICAL (KSE: 009150): 198 10.2.2 About Samsung Electro-Mechanical: 198 10.2.3 Annual Revenues For SEMCO LCR Group: FY 2008-2014 199 10.2.4 Quarterly Revenues For SEMCO LCR GROUP: FY 2008-2014 (Won in Billions) 200 10.2.5 SEMCO LCR Group Success Trend In BME MLCC 201 10.2.6 Samsung EMCO SWOT Analysis 201 10.2.6 (A) SEMCO Strengths: 201 10.2.6 (B) SEMCO Weaknesses: 201 10.2.6 (C ) SEMCO Opportunities: 202 10.2.6 SEMCO Threats: 202 10.3 TAIYO YUDEN 203 10.3.1 TAIYO YUDEN COMPANY LIMITED (RIC: 6976): 203 10.3.2 About Taiyo Yuden Company Limited 203 10.3.3 Quarterly Revenues For Taiyo Yuden Capacitors Group: 2011-2014 (Yen in Billions) 203 10.3.4 Taiyo Yuden SWOT Analysis: 205 10.3.4 (A) Taiyo Yuden Strengths: 205 10.3.4 (B) Taiyo Yuden Weaknesses: 205 10.3.4 (C ) Taiyo Yuden Opportunities: 205 10.3.4 (D) Taiyo Yuden Threats: 205 10.4 TDK 206 10.4.1 TDK CORPORATION (RIC: 6762): 206 10.4.2 About TDK Corporation: 206 10.4.4 Annual Revenues for TDK’s Capacitor Group: FY 2009-2014 (Yen in Billions) 206 10.4.5 Quarterly Revenues For TDK Capacitors Group: FY 2008-2014 (Yen in Billions) 208 10.4.6 TDK SWOT Analysis: 209 10.4.6 (A) TDK-EPC Strengths: 209 10.4.6 (B) TDK-EPC Weaknesses: 209 10.4.6 (C ) TDK-EPC Opportunities: 210 10.4.6 (D) TDK-EPC Threats: 210 10.5 WALSIN 211 10.5.1 WALSIN TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2492): 211 10.5.2 About Walsin Technology Corporation: 211 10.5.3 Walsin Technology’s Output and Revenues by End-Use Market Segment 211 10.5.4 Quarterly Revenues For WALSIN Passive Components Group: FY 2011-2014 212 10.5.5 Walsin SWOT Analysis 213 10.5.5 (A) Walsin Strengths: 213 10.5.5 (B) Walsin Weaknesses: 213 10.5.5 (C ) Walsin Opportunities: 213 10.5.5 (D) Walsin Threats: 213 10.6 YAGEO 214 10.6.1 YAGEO CORPORATION (TW 2327): 214 10.6.2 About Yageo Corporation: 214 10.6.3 Quarterly Revenues For Yageo Corporation: 2011-2014 (Billions of NT$) 214 10.6.4 Yageo SWOT Analysis: 216 10.6.4 (A) Yageo Strengths: 216 10.6.4 (B) Yageo Weaknesses: 216 10.6.4 (C ) Yageo Opportunities: 216 10.6.4 (D) Yageo Threats: 216