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Ceramic Capacitors: Technologies and Opportunities

  • ID: 4703997
  • Report
  • December 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 145 Pages
  • BCC Research
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Report Scope

This report provides an updated review of ceramic capacitor technology, including materials and production processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for this technology.

This research delineates the current market status for ceramic capacitors, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the five-year forecast period from 2018 through 2023. The market is analyzed based on the following segments: capacitor type, material type, application, and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis conducted for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of ceramic capacitors are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for ceramic capacitors are also identified and grouped in segments (i.e., aerospace and space exploration, automotive, communication, computers and peripherals, consumer products, defense, industrial, medical, and entertainment).

The second section provides a technological review of ceramic capacitors. This section offers a revised and detailed description of traditional and emerging materials for ceramic capacitors as well as typical fabrication methods and recent process updates. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2016, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlights of the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis for ceramic capacitors. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (i.e., capacitor type, material type, application, and region), with actual data referring to the years 2016 and 2017 and estimates for 2018. Dollar figures refer to sales of ceramic capacitors at the manufacturing level.

The analysis of current revenues is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, technological trends, and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for ceramic capacitors within each segment, together with forecast CAGRs for the period 2018 through 2023. Projected and forecast revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

The fourth section of the study, which covers the global industry structure, offers a list of the leading suppliers of ceramic capacitors, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an analysis of recently issued U.S. patents, with a summary of patents related to ceramic capacitor materials, fabrication methods, and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application, and material type.

The Report Includes

  • 52 data tables and 16 additional tables
  • An overview of the global markets for ceramic capacitors, their technologies, and opportunities
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016 to 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
  • Historical review of ceramic capacitors and a detailed description of current and emerging applications for these products
  • Insights on materials and fabrication processes used for ceramic capacitor devices
  • Evaluation of the latest technological developments and illustration of current research activities related to these devices
  • A detailed description of leading suppliers of ceramic capacitors and other key players
  • Company profiles of major market players, including Darfon Electronics, Murata Manufacturing, Nippon Chemi-con., Samsung Electro-mechanic, and Walsin Technology
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Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Intended Audience
  • Scope of Report
  • Methodology and Information Sources
  • Market Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background

  • Electronic Components and Ceramic Capacitors
  • The Capacitor Industry
  • Milestones in the History of Ceramic Capacitors and Recent Events
  • Current and Emerging Applications for Ceramic Capacitors

Chapter 4 Technology

  • Introduction
  • Fabrication Process
  • Dielectric Formulation and Tape Casting
  • Electrode Metallization and Screen Printing
  • Drying and Lamination
  • Cutting, De-binding and Sintering
  • Termination, Electroplating, and Finishing
  • New Features and Improvements
  • Chip Construction
  • Materials and Fabrication Technologies
  • Applications
  • Latest Technological Developments from 2016 to Present
  • Termination Process for Reducing Cracks in MLCCs
  • Ceramic Dielectric Composition for Automotive Applications
  • MLCCs from Flat Barium Titanate Particles
  • 3D Printing of Ceramic Capacitors
  • Other Relevant R&D Activity

Chapter 5 Global Markets

  • Analysis Outline
  • Global Market Summary
  • Current Market Status
  • Market by Capacitor Type
  • Market by Material Type
  • Market by Application
  • Market by Region
  • Market Growth Trends
  • Industry Growth
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Market Forecast
  • Market by Capacitor Type
  • Market by Material Type
  • Market by Application
  • Market by Region

Chapter 6 Global Industry Structure and Company Profiles

  • Leading Suppliers of Ceramic Capacitors
  • Other Industry Players
  • Company Profiles
  • Chaozhou Three-Circle
  • Darfon Electronics
  • Exxelia
  • Fenghua Electronics
  • Johanson
  • Kemet
  • Kyocera
  • Knowles Precision Devices
  • Maruwa
  • Murata Manufacturing
  • NIC Components
  • Nippon Chemi-Con
  • Presidio Components
  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics
  • Samwha
  • Taiyo Yuden
  • TDK
  • Vishay Intertechnology
  • Walsin Technology
  • Yageo

Chapter 7 Patent Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Summary of Recently Awarded Patents
  • General Trends
  • Trends by Country and Region
  • Trends by Assignee
  • Trends by Patent Category
  • Trends by Application
  • Trends by Material Type
  • Trends by Capacitor Type

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Application, Through 2023
Table 1: Common Types of Fixed Capacitors
Table 2: Classification of Class I Ceramic Capacitors
Table 3: Classification of Class II Ceramic Capacitors
Table 4: Global Market for Capacitors, by Type, Through 2023
Table 5: Technological Milestones for Ceramic Capacitors
Table 6: Global Number of Patent Applications and Patents Issued for Ceramic Capacitors, 1970-2017
Table 7: Applications of Ceramic Capacitors
Table 8: Basic Construction Steps of Ceramic Capacitors
Table 9: Typical Materials Used for Fabrication of Ceramic Capacitors
Table 10: Typical Nanomaterials Used for Nano Inks
Table 11: Other Relevant R&D Activity in the U.S., 2016-2018
Table 12: Other Relevant R&D Activity in Europe, 2016-2018
Table 13: Other Relevant R&D Activity in Asia-Pacific, 2016-2018
Table 14: Other Relevant R&D Activity in the Rest of the World, 2016-2018
Table 15: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 16: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Type, Through 2018
Table 17: Global Market for Thick Film Ceramic Capacitors, by Type, Through 2018
Table 18: Global Market for Class I Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, Through 2018
Table 19: Global Market for Class II Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, Through 2018
Table 20: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, Through 2018
Table 21: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Application, Through 2018
Table 22: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Region, Through 2018
Table 23: Global Market for Semiconductors, by Region, Through 2023
Table 24: Global Market for Broadband and Wireless Communications Systems, by Type, Through 2023
Table 25: Global Market for Power Electronics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 26: Global Market for Portable Computers, Tablets, Smartphones, and Peripherals, by Type, Through 2023
Table 27: Global Market for Household Consumer Products, by Type, Through 2023
Table 28: Global Market for Displays, by Type, Through 2023
Table 29: Global Market for Light-Emitting Diodes, by Type, Through 2023
Table 30: Global Market for Wearable Electronics, by Type, Through 2023
Table 31: Global Market Volume for the Automotive Industry, by Region, Through 2023
Table 32: Global Market for Automotive Electronic Controls, by Type, Through 2023
Table 33: Global Market Volume for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, by Type, Through 2023
Table 34: Global Market for Medical Devices and Implants, by Type, Through 2023
Table 35: Global Market for Patient Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Therapy, by Type, Through 2023
Table 36: Global Market for Medical Imaging and Instrumentation, by Type, Through 2023
Table 37: Global Market for Medical Electronics, by Type, Through 2023
Table 38: Global Market for Industrial Controls, by Type, Through 2023
Table 39: Global Market for Defense Electronics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 40: Global Market for the Aerospace Industry, by Region, Through 2023
Table 41: Global Market for the Entertainment Industry, by Type, Through 2023
Table 42: Global Market for the Digital Entertainment Industry, by Category, Through 2023
Table 43: Global Market for the Digital Video/Audio Entertainment Industry, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 44: Global Market for Autonomous Vehicles, by Region, Through 2025
Table 45: global Market for Satellite Communications Equipment, by Region, Through 2023
Table 46: Global Market for Smart Factory Technologies, by Region, Through 2023
Table 47: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Type, Through 2023
Table 48: Global Market for Thick Film Ceramic Capacitors, by Type, Through 2023
Table 49: Global Market for Class I Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, Through 2023
Table 50: Global Market for Class II Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, Through 2023
Table 51: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, Through 2023
Table 52: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Application, Through 2023
Table 53: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Region, Through 2023
Table 54: Leading Suppliers of Ceramic Capacitors, 2018
Table 55: Leading Suppliers, by Capacitor Type, 2018
Table 56: Regional Distribution of Leading Suppliers, by Capacitor Type, 2018
Table 57: Other Key Industry Players
Table 58: Patents Related to Ceramic Capacitors, 2018
Table 59: Patent Trends for Ceramic Capacitors, 2013-2018
Table 60: Patents for Ceramic Capacitors, by Region, 2018
Table 61: Patents for Ceramic Capacitors, by Country, 2018
Table 62: Patents for Ceramic Capacitors, by Assignee Name, 2018
Table 63: Patents for Ceramic Capacitors, by Organization Type, 2018
Table 64: Patents for Ceramic Capacitors, by Patent Category, 2018
Table 65: Patents for Ceramic Capacitors, by Application, 2018
Table 66: Patents for Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, 2018
Table 67: Patents for Ceramic Capacitors, by Capacitor Type, 2018

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 1: Global Market Share for Capacitors, by Type, 2023
Figure 2: Global Number of Patent Applications and Patents Issued for Ceramic Capacitors, 1970-2016
Figure 3: Share for Recent R&D Activity in the U.S., by Type, 2016-2018
Figure 4: Share for Recent R&D Activity in Europe, by Type, 2016-2018
Figure 5: Share for Recent R&D Activities in Asia-Pacific, by Type, 2016-2018
Figure 6: Share for Recent R&D Activity in the Rest of the World, by Type, 2016-2018
Figure 7: Share for Recent R&D Activity, by Region, 2016-2018
Figure 8: Drivers, Restraints, Challenges, and Opportunities for the Ceramic Capacitor Market
Figure 9: Global Market for Ceramic Capacitors, by End Use, 2016-2023
Figure 10: Global Market Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Type, 2018
Figure 11: Global Market Share for Thick Film Ceramic Capacitors, by Type, 2018
Figure 12: Global Market Share for Class I Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, 2018
Figure 13: Global Market Share for Class II Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, 2018
Figure 14: Global Market Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, 2018
Figure 15: Global Market Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Application, 2018
Figure 16: Global Market Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Region, 2018
Figure 17: Global Market Share for Semiconductors, by Region, 2023
Figure 18: Global Market Share for Broadband and Wireless Communications Systems, by Type, 2023
Figure 19: Global Market Share for Power Electronics, by Region, 2023
Figure 20: Global Market Share for Portable Computers, Tablets, Smartphones, and Peripherals, by Type, 2023
Figure 21: Global Market Share for Household Consumer Products, by Type, 2023
Figure 22: Global Market Share for Displays, by Type, 2023
Figure 23: Global Market Share for Light-Emitting Diodes, by Type, 2023
Figure 24: Global Market Share for Wearable Electronics, by Type, 2023
Figure 25: Global Market Volume Share for the Automotive Industry, by Region, 2023
Figure 26: Global Market Share for Automotive Electronic Controls, by Type, 2023
Figure 27: Global Market Volume Share for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, by Type, 2023
Figure 28: Global Market Share for Medical Devices and Implants, by Type, 2023
Figure 29: Global Market Share for Patient Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Therapy, by Type, 2023
Figure 30: Global Market Share for Medical Imaging and Instrumentation, by Type, 2023
Figure 31: Global Market Share for Medical Electronics, by Type, 2023
Figure 32: Global Market Share for Industrial Controls, by Type, 2023
Figure 33: Global Market Share for Defense Electronics, by Region, 2023
Figure 34: Global Market Share for the Aerospace Industry, by Region, 2023
Figure 35: Global Market Share for the Entertainment Industry, by Type, 2023
Figure 36: Global Market Share for the Digital Entertainment Industry, by Category, 2023
Figure 37: Global Market Share for the Digital Video/Audio Entertainment Industry, by End Use, 2023
Figure 38: Global Market Share for Autonomous Vehicles, by Region, 2025
Figure 39: Global Market Share for Satellite Communications Equipment, by Region, 2023
Figure 40: Global Market Share for Smart Factory Technologies, by Region, 2023
Figure 41: Global Market Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Type, 2023
Figure 42: Global Market Share for Thick Film Ceramic Capacitors, by Type, 2023
Figure 43: Global Market Share for Class I Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, 2023
Figure 44: Global Market Share for Class II Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, 2023
Figure 45: Global Market Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, 2023
Figure 46: Global Market Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Application, 2023
Figure 47: Global Market Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Region, 2023
Figure 48: Regional Distribution of Leading Players, by Capacitor Type, 2018
Figure 49: Patent Trends for Ceramic Capacitors, 2013-2018
Figure 50: Patents Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Region, 2018
Figure 51: Patents Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Country, 2018
Figure 52: Patents Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Organization Type, 2018
Figure 53: Patents Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Patent Category, 2018
Figure 54: Patents Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Application, 2018
Figure 55: Patents Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Material Type, 2018
Figure 56: Patents Share for Ceramic Capacitors, by Capacitor Type, 2018

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Capacitors are devices capable of storing electrical charges. Ceramic capacitors are the most popular type of capacitors. They have become ubiquitous and can be found attached to every printed circuit board together with active components (e.g., transistors) and other passive devices (e.g., inductors and resistors). Ceramic capacitors are made from various ceramic materials (mostly titanates) formulated to achieve a range of electrical properties, including capacitance value, dissipation factor, insulation resistance, and temperature coefficient of capacitance (TCC).

This research has identified nine main industry segments in which ceramic capacitors have current and potential uses: aerospace and space exploration, automotive, communications, computers and peripherals, consumer products, defense, entertainment, industrial, and medical.

This study highlights the latest developments in ceramic capacitor technology, including material types, fabrication processes, and applications. It also offers a detailed market analysis for ceramic capacitors by segment (capacitor type, material type, application, and region), describing technical aspects and trends that will affect the future growth of this market.

Within this sector, ceramic capacitors are mainly used for the fabrication of mobile phones.

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  • Chaozhou Three-Circle
  • Darfon Electronics
  • Exxelia
  • Fenghua Electronics
  • Johanson
  • Kemet
  • Knowles Precision Devices
  • Kyocera
  • Maruwa
  • Murata Manufacturing
  • NIC Components
  • Nippon Chemi-Con
  • Presidio Components
  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics
  • Samwha
  • Taiyo Yuden
  • TDK
  • Vishay Intertechnology
  • Walsin Technology
  • Yageo
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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