Monday, March 2, 2015

OLED Displays and Lighting Market

Improvements in production yields of AMOLED mobile phone panels are closing the manufacturing cost gap between AMOLED and TFT LCD smartphone displays. Manufacturing costs for AMOLED panels are currently 10-20% higher than for TFT LCD displays; however, manufacturing costs for AMOLED mobile phone displays are expected fall below costs for LCD mobile phone displays within two years due to rapid improvement in AMOLED panel production yields.


Early on, AMOLED panels were expected to cost less than LCD panels, because they do not require backlighting. Instead, production challenges kept AMOLED yields low, so costs remained higher than for equivalent LCDs. AMOLED became a high-end product, due to its high color gamut, good contrast, and slimness. Recent production yield improvements are expected to help AMOLED penetrate more broadly into smartphone panels.


Until recently there have been few breakthroughs in the production of AMOLED displays, and the OLED industry seemed to be facing hard times. If AMOLED costs fall below LCDs, as expected, it would lead to more opportunities for the OLED display industry, greater competition with LCD, and more choices for consumers.


For example, currently there is a 16% cost gap between 5″ AMOLED and LCD 1920 × 1080 mobile phone panels, but AMOLED panel costs are expected to fall below LCD panel costs when AMOLED production yields reach 90%, which is within sight. With cost reductions for OLED materials, the yield rate can be lower and still have a similar effect.


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OLED Displays and Lighting Market

LED Front-End Equipment Market Report

A comprehensive survey of LED Front-End equipment business, covering main trends and industry per process step, and market metrics


THE NEXT INVESTMENT CYCLE HAS ALREADY STARTED


Driven by the fanfare over (and overestimation of) the LCD display market, the LED Front-End equipment market experienced an unprecedented investment cycle in 2010-2011. The market surge was driven mostly by MOCVD reactor shipments to new Chinese entrants, who benefited from the generous subsidies of the Chinese central and local governments in a bid to stimulate domestic chip production.


Following a 18-24 month digestion period, the market is now slowly recovering and will experience another investment cycle in 2014-2016 driven by demand for general lighting applications.


However, this 2nd cycle will be limited in value due to:


  • Improvement in equipment throughput and yields

  • Increased competition

  • Potential consolidation of the industry

Indeed, LED manufacturers initially relied on old semiconductor systems designed for other applications. Now that the industry has reached a critical size, several LED-dedicated equipment (that take into account the specificities of LED manufacturing) has been commercialized.


As a result, the equipment market will peak at nearly $580M in 2015 with MOCVD reactors representing more than 80% of the business: the bulk of these reactors are still being shipped to Chinese manufacturers or Taiwanese players transitioning to 4” diameters. Lithography, plasma etching, PECVD and PVD equipment will follow a similar trend.


This report presents major equipment used in LED Front-End Manufacturing. It describes market size and volume (2009-2020), trends per process steps (performance, ASP, emerging technologies…), key suppliers, and much more!


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LED Front-End Equipment Market Report

Friday, February 27, 2015

Silicon Photonics Market - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2014 - 2020

This report provides the profiles of all the major companies in the silicon photonics market. It also provides the competitive landscape of the key players, which indicates the growth strategy of the silicon photonics market in the industry. The report also covers the entire value chain for the market, right from the research and product development to the end-user. Along with the value chain, this report provides an in-depth view on the products, applications, and geographic analysis of this market. The silicon photonics market is expected to grow to $497.53 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 27.74% from 2014 to 2020. The report also provides market dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the silicon photonics market. Apart from the market segmentation, the report also includes the critical market data and qualitative information with regard to silicon photonics, along with the qualitative analysis, such as the Porter’s five force analysis, value chain analysis, and the market breakdown analysis. The key players in the this market include Intel Corporation (U.S.), IBM Corp. (U.S.), Luxtera, Inc. (California), ST Microelectronics (Switzerland), Mellanox Technologies (U.S.), and Infinera Inc. (U.S.), among others. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications" web site. View the report: Silicon Photonics Market - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2014 - 2020.

Global Market for Fuses and Circuit Breakers is Projected to Reach US$19.7 billion by 2020

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new comprehensive analysis of industry segments, trends, growth drivers, market share, market size and demand forecasts on the global Fuses and Circuit Breakers market. Global market for Fuses and Circuit Breakers is projected to reach US$19.7 billion by 2020, driven by sustained demand in commercial power distribution systems.


Sustained Demand from the Energy End-Use Sector Drives the Global Market for Fuses and Circuit Breakers


The growing prominence of power systems management and engineering, against a backdrop of increased use of electronic devices, is driving demand for fuses and circuit breakers. As sophisticated power protection devices, fuses and circuit breakers play instrumental roles in managing electrical loads. These devices assume critical importance in protecting electrical and electronic equipment from unexpected power fluctuations resulting from overvoltages, overload, ground faults and short circuits. Increasing focus on efficient power transmission and distribution is the principal factor driving demand for fuses and circuit breakers in electric utility applications. Emerging economies, which are currently at the forefront of establishing new energy infrastructure, are especially poised to spur growth. Manufacturers seeking emerging market exposure are increasingly looking beyond the BRICs. As BRIC countries slowdown highlighting the popping of the BRIC bubble, non-BRIC emerging markets are poised to turbo-charge opportunities in the energy end-use sector. These emerging countries, for instance, require huge amounts of energy to power economic growth and the rapid industrialization underway.


The market, over the past decade, has largely benefited from the robust sales of electronic and electric equipment all of which warrant the use of protection devices such as fuses and circuit breakers. Increased replacement of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices with electronic equipment in the manufacturing and industrial sectors is also expected to drive gains in the market. Urbanization and the ensuing rapid expansion in commercial building and residential units will also spur demand for fuses and circuit breakers. Environmental regulations mandating the need for more efficient power distribution and transmission equipment will further drive demand for fuses and circuit breakers in electric utility applications. Proliferation of IT technologies will drive increased need for power management in computer systems and server farms thus bringing in new opportunities for growth.


Electronics form a core part of modern automobiles with every sub-system electronically controlled, right from electronic power steering, four-wheel steering systems, anti-lock braking systems, climate control systems, occupant restraint airbag systems, power seat modules, door control, light controls, car security systems like engine immobilization, and keyless remote entry.


With electronics becoming an indispensable part of automobile design and engineering, wiring of electrical components is now more common thus providing widespread opportunities for the use of fuses and circuit breakers to protect the electrical components of the automobile.


As stated by the new market research report on Fuses and Circuit Breakers, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing regional market driven by sustained demand from key end-use industries in emerging Asian economies. Circuit Breakers represents the largest as well as the fastest growing market with growth projected to wax at a CAGR of 6.6% over the analysis period.


Major players in the global marketplace include ABB Limited, Alstom S.A, Automation Systems Interconnect, AVX Corporation, Bel Fuse Inc., Bentek Inc., Bourns Inc., Carling Technologies Inc., Eaton Corporation, EPCOS AG, E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate GmbH, Fuji Electric FA Components & Systems Co., Ltd., General Electric Company, Hitachi Ltd., Legrand S.A, Littelfuse Inc., Mersen SA, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Schneider Electric SA, SCHURTER AG, Sensata Technologies Inc., Siemens AG, TE Connectivity Ltd., and Vicor Corporation among others.


The research report titled “Fuses and Circuit Breakers: A Global Strategic Business Report”, provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections in US dollars for major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. Product segments analyzed in the report include Fuses and Circuit Breakers.


Global Market for Fuses and Circuit BreakersDetails of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View the report: Fuses and Circuit Breakers: A Global Strategic Business Report“.



Global Market for Fuses and Circuit Breakers is Projected to Reach US$19.7 billion by 2020

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Markets

The global solid oxide fuel cell market is estimated to reach $3.32 billion by 2018, with a projected CAGR of 8.7%, signifying an increase in demand for a clean and emission free power source that is fuel cells. Solid oxide fuel cells are emission free power sources, which run on electrochemical conversion reactions. SOFC use ceramic electrolytes that are hard and non-porous in nature. As the electrolyte is a solid, the cells are not necessarily constructed in a plate-like configuration as seen in other fuel cell types. Electrical efficiency provided is around 50% to 60%. In applications designed to capture and utilize the system’s waste heat (cogeneration), the overall fuel use efficiency could top 80% to 85% and operate at very high temperatures of around 1,000°C (1,830°F). The unique properties of solid oxide fuel cell such as portability, long-term stability, easy fuel selection, and emission-free power serve this requirement. These cells have vast applications, with military applications expecting the highest growth. Planar SOFC has been identified to be the dominating fuel cell in the market for its versatility. Asia-Pacific is the leading market for SOFC with Japan and South Korea dominating the region.


Variety of fuels can be used with high electrical efficiency: Driver of SOFC Market


The global solid oxide fuel cell market has witnessed decent growth, owing to an increase in the demand for clean and alternative energy sources. These fuel cells provide better and efficient alternative as they can work on almost any type of fuel, whether fossil, hydrogen or bio-fuels, resulting in better fuel efficiency than the burning of the same fuel. Along with better fuel efficiency, there is minimal emission, thereby providing clean and green energy. These properties drive the market for these cells.


Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC): Market Share, by Geography, 2013


Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Market Share


Source:  M&M,  Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Market Report


FuelCell Energy (U.S.), Bloom Energy (U.S.), Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd. (Japan), Chofu Seisakusho Co. Ltd. (Japan), Kyocera (Japan), and Ceramic Fuel Cell Ltd. (Australia) are the major players globally in the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) market.


Agreements and Collaborations: Key Strategy


Most of these companies mainly rely on growth strategies such as new product launches, joint ventures & contracts, mergers & acquisitions, and investments & expansions in diversified geographic areas. The risk of failure involved in the industry is more due to the new and innovative technologies that are being introduced. Therefore, to enhance market penetration and share the expenditure along with the risks, the companies have opted for agreements & collaborations.


The major solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) types include Planar, Tubular, and other. The Planar SOFCs have the largest share in the market.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View the report:  Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Market by Type (Planar, Tubular, Others), Application (Large Stationary, Small Stationary, Transportation, Portable & Military), Geography – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018.


 


 



Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Markets

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fluoroscopy And Mobile C-Arms - Global Strategic Business Report

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms in US$ Thousands by the following Segments: Fluoroscopy, and Mobile C-Arms (Full-Size C-Arms, & Mini C-Arms). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications" web site. View the report: Fluoroscopy And Mobile C-Arms - Global Strategic Business Report.

Laser Systems - Global Strategic Business Report

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Laser Systems in US$ Million. The Global market is analyzed by the following Application Segments: Engraving/Marking, High Power Cutting & Welding, and Others, and End-Use Sectors: Metalworking/Processing/Fabrication Job Shops, Electronics & Electrical industry, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications" web site. View the report: Laser Systems - Global Strategic Business Report.