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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ceramic Capacitors in Millions of US$.The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2006 through 2015. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 154 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc., Cosonic Enterprises Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corp., Dover Corporation, EPCOS AG, Evox Rifa Group OYJ, Guangdong Fenghua Advanced Technology (Holding) Co., Ltd., Holy Stone Enterprise Company Ltd., Jackcon Capacitor Electronics Co Ltd, KEMET Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, AVX Corporation, American Technical Ceramics Corp., Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation, Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd., Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd., SamWha Capacitor, Suntan Technology Co. Ltd., Supertech Electronic Co Ltd, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., TDK Corporation, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., Vishay Cera-Mite, Walsin Technology Corporation, WesTech Components China Co., Ltd., and Yageo Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Capacitor I-3 


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Market Dynamics II-1 
Outlook II-1 
Table 1: World Market for Ceramic Capacitors by Region: 2009 
(In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1 
Trends & Issues II-2 
MLCC: High Growth Trajectory II-2 
Table 2: World MLCC Market: Annual Shipments in Billion 
Units for Years 2005 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-2 
Higher Capacitance Capacitors Garner Greater Share of 
Investments II-2 
Surface-Mount Technology and Ceramic Models Drive Capacitor 
Market II-3 
Asia-Pacific Dominates Global Passive Component Production II-3 
R&D Investment by Asian Companies Shoots Up II-3 
Market Strives for Greater Efficiencies in Smaller Packages II-3 
Leading Players II-4 
Table 3: Global Ceramic Capacitors Market (2006 & 2007): 
Percentage Breakdown of Value Share for Leading Players - 
Murata, TDK, Taiyo Yuden, SEMCO, Kyocera, Yageo, Kemet, AVX, 
Vishay, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4 

Table 4: Global MLCC Market (2007-2009): Percentage Breakdown 
of Value Share for Leading Players - Murata Mfg., TDK, Taiyo 
Yuden, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4 

Table 5: Global MLCC Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Share for Leading Players - Murata, TDK, Walsin, 
SEMCO, Yageo, Kyocera/AVX, Taiyo Yuden, Panasonic, and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 

Table 6: Global High Capacitance MLCC Market (2007-2009): 
Percentage Breakdown of Value Share for Leading Players - 
Murata Mfg., Taiyo Yuden, TDK, and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 
Pricing Issues II-5 
Prices for High-Voltage, High-Capacitance MLCCs to be Stable II-5 
Historic Analysis II-6 
Table 7: World Historic Review for Ceramic Capacitors by 
Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe 
(France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, and Rest of 
Europe), Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and 
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6 

2. Product Overview II-7 
Capacitor II-7 
Classification on the Basis of Dielectric Material II-7 
Tantalum Capacitors II-7 
Ceramic Capacitors II-7 
Aluminum Capacitors II-7 
Film Capacitors II-7 
Trimmer Capacitors II-8 
Super Capacitors II-8 
Ceramic Capacitors - An Overview II-8 
Production Process for Ceramic Capacitors II-9 
Classification II-9 
Based on Construction II-9 
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors II-9 
Types II-10 
Multilayer Ceramic Leadless Capacitors II-10 
Multilayer Ceramic Leaded Capacitors II-10 
Disc Ceramic Capacitors II-10 
Single Layer Ceramic Capacitors II-10 
Based on Chemical Composition II-11 
Class1 Ceramic Capacitors II-11 
Class2 Ceramic Capacitors II-11 
Class3 Ceramic Capacitors II-11 
Class4 Ceramic Capacitors II-11 
Permittivity-Dependent Ceramic Capacitors II-11 
Advantages II-11 
Multilayer Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors II-11 
Class1 Ceramic Capacitors II-12 
Class2 Ceramic Capacitors II-12 
Disadvantages II-12 
Class1 Capacitors II-12 
Class2 Capacitors II-12 
Applications II-12 
Class1 Capacitors II-13 
Class2 Capacitors II-13 
Class3 Capacitors II-13 

3. End-Use Markets II-14 
Table 8: Global MLCC Market (2007-2009): Percentage Breakdown 
of Volume Share by End-Use Segment - Handset, PC & 
Peripherals, AV, Automotive, and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14 

4. Technological Developments II-15 
Nickel Particles Found to be Ideal for MLCC Electrodes II-15 
Japan-Based Inventors Develop Terminal Electrode Compositions II-15 
US Inventor Develops of Co-Fired Ceramic Capacitor II-15 
US-Based Inventor Develops Production Method II-15 

5. Product Introductions/Innovations II-16 
Vishay Launches New Capacitors II-16 
Kemet Launches Space-Level Ceramic Capacitors II-16 
Kemet Expands HiCV C0G MLCC Product Line II-16 
TDK Develops MLCC with New Internal Structure for Setting ESR 
Values II-17 
KEMET Introduces Military-Grade SMPS Stacked Ceramic Capacitors II-17 
TDK Develops and Begins Bulk Production of Low Profile, Low 
ESL Multilayer Capacitor II-17 
TDK Launches X8R Series MLCCs II-18 
Syfer Launches New Capacitor Range II-18 
Syfer Rolls out Discoidal Capacitors Line II-18 
AVX Launches the Latest in X8R Dielectric Capacitors II-18 
HolyStone Launches Halogen-Free Leaded Ceramic and Disc 
Capacitors II-19 
AVX Launches New High Current & High Temperature Stacked 
Ceramic Capacitors II-19 
Eyang Introduces New High Capacitance MLCC II-19 
Dengrove Launches New Compact, High-Value MLCCs II-19 
Syfer Technology Develops New Line of Surface Mount MLCCs II-19 
Kemet Expands EIA Range of MLCCs II-20 
Holystone Releases New Large-Case Size MLCC Range II-20 
Murata to Expand Ultra-Small Case Size MLCC II-20 
KEMET Expands Ceramic Through-Hole Offering II-20 
KEMET Enhances its Surface-Mount MLCC Portfolio II-21 
AVX Launches Axial and Radial Leaded MLCCs II-21 
Taiyo Yuden Rolls Out New Compact MLCC II-21 
KEMET Introduces Flexible Termination FT-CAP II-22 
Vishay Releases New Surface-Mount C0G MLCCs II-22 
Samsung Launches Tiny MLCC with Outstanding Capacity II-22 
Taiyo Yuden Introduces New Reverse Geometry MLCCs II-22 
Samsung and Ansoft Jointly Launch New MLCC Capacitor Library II-23 
AVX Launches High Temperature Ceramic Capacitor II-23 
KEMET Adds FF-CAP to its MLCC Range of Capacitors II-23 
GOVA Technologies Rolls Out GRM15/18/21/31 Capacitors II-24 
Holy Stone Develops the First MLCC with Surface Arc II-24 
Suntan Technology Debuts High-Voltage TS16 Ceramic Capacitors II-24 
Morgan Electro Ceramics Introduces New Multilayer Ceramic 
Capacitor II-24 
HolyStone Unveils SuperTerm Series Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors II-24 
Morgan Introduces High Breakdown Strength Ceramic Capacitor II-25 
TDK Unveils Sleek C0402 Series High Performance MLCC Capacitors II-25 
AVX Introduces AR Series, First Automotive Grade Capacitors II-25 
Zonkas Electronic Unveils High Capacitance MLCC II-25 
Vishay Introduces New VJ Array of Surface-Mount OMD MLCCs II-26 
AVX Rolls Out FLEXISAFE(TM) Capacitors to Minimize Short-Circuit 
Failure II-26 
KEMET Extends Capacitance Values in Open Mode/Fail Safe MLCCs II-26 
AVX Introduces 630V MLCC Range II-26 
AVX Introduces New Low-Profile MLCCs for Limited Height 
Applications II-27 
AVX Introduces New Ultra Maxi Single Layer Ceramic Capacitors II-27 
TDK Introduces Smallest Multilayer Ceramic Chip Coil II-27 
Kyocera Develops Multilayer Ceramic Substrate II-27 
Samsung Develops 4V-Rated MLCC with Higher Capacitance Value II-28 
Samsung Develops 0402 MLCC with In-built Copper II-28 
AVX Develops X8R Capacitors II-28 
EPCOS Develops Ceramic Capacitors II-28 

6. Recent Industry Activity II-29 
CTS Takes Over Tusonix II-29 
NOVACAP and Mouser Enter into Agreement II-29 
Avnet Electronics Inks Distribution Agreement with TAIYO YUDEN II-29 
Jaco Electronics Teams Up with Kemet to Expand Product Offerings II-30 
Taiyo Yuden Forms Two Companies in China II-30 
Mouser Electronics Enters into Agreement with Dielectric 
Laboratories II-30 
Zonkas Electronics Appoints Easby Electronics As Authorized 
Distributor II-30 
AVX Acquires American Technical Ceramics II-31 
Taiyo Yuden Completes Acquisition of Shoei Electronics II-31 
Kemet Corp to Acquire Evox Rifa Group OYJ II-31 
AFM Takes Over TPL Microelectronics II-31 
Samsung Electro-Mechanics Enters into Agreement with X2Y 
Attenuators II-32 
TDK to Build New Ceramic Capacitor Plant II-32 
Murata to Expand Production Capacity for MLCC II-32 
Digi-Key Signs Distribution Agreement with Johanson Technology II-32 
Kyocera Corporation to Increase LCC Output of its Kagoshima Plant II-32 
Fukui Murata Establishes New Capacitor Manufacturing Wing at 
Fukui II-33 
Okayama Murata Completes Plant for Electronic Parts II-33 
Walsin Technology Takes Over Affiliates of Mitsubishi Materials II-33 
Epcos to Collaborate with Taiyo Yuden for Ceramic Capacitor 
Business II-33 
ROHM to Transfer MLCC Operations to Murata II-33 
Walsin Technology and Arrow Electronics Extend Distribution 
Agreement II-34 
Richardson Electronics Teams Up with ATC II-34 

7. Focus on Select Global Players II-35 
Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (USA) II-35 
Cosonic Enterprises Corporation (Taiwan) II-35 
Darfon Electronics Corp. (Taiwan) II-35 
Dover Corporation (USA) II-35 
EPCOS AG (Germany) II-36 
Evox Rifa Group OYJ (Finland) II-36 
Guangdong Fenghua Advanced Technology (Holding) Co., Ltd. (China) II-36 
Holy Stone Enterprise Company Ltd. (Taiwan) II-37 
Jackcon Capacitor Electronics Co Ltd (Taiwan) II-37 
KEMET Corporation (USA) II-37 
Kyocera Corporation (Japan) II-38 
AVX Corporation (USA) II-38 
American Technical Ceramics Corp. (USA) II-38 
Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (Japan) II-39 
Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation (Japan) II-39 
Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-39 
Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. (Korea) II-40 
SamWha Capacitor (South Korea) II-40 
Suntan Technology Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-40 
Supertech Electronic Co Ltd (Taiwan) II-40 
Taiyo Yuden Co Ltd (Japan) II-40 
TDK Corporation (Japan) II-41 
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (USA) II-41 
Vishay Cera-Mite (USA) II-41 
Walsin Technology Corporation (Taiwan) II-42 
WesTech Components China Co., Ltd. (China) II-42 
Yageo Corporation (Taiwan) II-42 

8. Global Market Perspective II-43 
Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Ceramic Capacitors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and 
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43 

Table 10: World 10-Year Perspective for Ceramic Capacitors by 
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar 
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 
2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44 


III. MARKET 

1. The United States III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Current and Future Analysis III-1 
Imports & Exports Scenario III-1 
Table 11: US Capacitors Market (2006 & 2007): Value Imports 
of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors by Countries of Origin (In 
US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1 

Table 12: US Capacitors Market (2006 & 2007): Value Imports 
of Single Layer Ceramic Capacitors by Countries of Origin 
(In US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 

Table 13: US Capacitors Market (2006 & 2007): Value Exports 
of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors by Destination Country/ 
Region (In US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-2 

Table 14: US Capacitors Market (2006 & 2007): Value Exports 
of Single Layer Ceramic Capacitors by Destination Country/ 
Region (In US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-3 
Technological Developments III-3 
Product Launches III-3 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-11 
Select Players III-14 
B.Market Analytics III-17 
Table 15: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-17 

2. Canada III-18 
A.Market Analysis III-18 
Current and Future Analysis III-18 
Imports & Exports Scenario III-18 
Table 16: Canadian Capacitors Market (2006 & 2007): 
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Multilayer Ceramic 
Capacitors by Countries of Origin (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-18 

Table 17: Canadian Capacitors Market (2006 & 2007): 
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Single Layer 
Ceramic Capacitors by Countries of Origin (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

Table 18: Canadian Capacitors Market (2006 & 2007): 
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports of Multilayer Ceramic 
Capacitors by Destination Country/ Region (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

Table 19: Canadian Capacitors Market (2006 & 2007): 
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports of Single Layer 
Ceramic Capacitors by Destination Country/ Region (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20 
B.Market Analytics III-20 
Table 20: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20 

3. Japan III-21 
A.Market Analysis III-21 
Current and Future Analysis III-21 
Table 21: Japanese Capacitors Market: Annual Production of 
Capacitors for Years 2006 through 2008 (In Billion Units) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 
Technological Development III-21 
Product Launches III-21 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-23 
Select Players III-25 
B.Market Analytics III-27 
Table 22: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27 

4. Europe III-28 
A.Market Analysis III-28 
Current and Future Analysis III-28 
Historic Analysis III-28 
Table 23: European Historic Review for Ceramic Capacitors 
by Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, 
United Kingdom, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 2000 through 2005 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-28 
Strategic Developments and Launches III-29 
B.Market Analytics III-30 
Table 24: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Ceramic Capacitors by Geographic Region/Country - 
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, and Rest of 
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 25: European 10-Year Perspective for Ceramic 
Capacitors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage 
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, United 
Kingdom, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 
2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 

4a. France III-32 
Market Analysis III-32 
Table 26: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-32 

4b. Germany III-33 
A.Market Analysis III-33 
Overview III-33 
German Passive Components Market III-33 
Current and Future Analysis III-33 
Strategic Corporate Development III-33 
EPCOS AG - A Major Player III-33 
B.Market Analytics III-34 
Table 27: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-34 

4c. Italy III-35 
Market Analysis III-35 
Table 28: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-35 

4d. The United Kingdom III-36 
A.Market Analysis III-36 
Current and Future Analysis III-36 
Imports & Exports Scenario III-36 
Table 29: UK Capacitors Market (2005 & 2006): Value Imports 
and Exports of Fixed Single Layer Ceramic Capacitors (In 
Pounds Sterling 000's) III-36 

Table 30: UK Capacitors Market (2005 & 2006): Value Imports 
and Exports of Fixed Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (In 
Pounds Sterling 000's) III-36 

Table 31: UK Capacitors Market (2005 & 2006): Volume 
Imports and Exports of Fixed Single Layer Ceramic 
Capacitors (In '000 Units) III-36 

Table 32: UK Capacitors Market (2005 & 2006): Volume 
Imports and Exports of Fixed Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors 
(In Million Units) III-36 
Product Launches III-37 
B.Market Analytics III-38 
Table 33: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-38 

4e. Spain III-39 
Market Analysis III-39 
Table 34: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-39 

4f. Rest of Europe III-40 
A.Market Analysis III-40 
Current and Future Analysis III-40 
Strategic Corporate Development III-40 
Evox Rifa Group OYJ - A Major Finnish Player III-40 
B.Market Analytics III-41 
Table 35: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales 
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

5. Asia-Pacific III-42 
A.Market Analysis III-42 
Overview III-42 
Capacitors Market - A Brief III-42 
Asia-Pacific Leading the Global Passive Component Market III-42 
R&D Investment by Asian Companies on an Upward Trend III-42 
Fierce Competition Affects MLCC Prices in Korea III-43 
Current and Future Analysis III-43 
Technological Development III-43 
Product Launches III-43 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-45 
Select Players III-46 
B.Market Analytics III-49 
Table 36: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales 
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49 

6. The Middle East III-50 
Market Analysis III-50 
Table 37: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

7. Latin America III-51 
Market Analysis III-51 
Table 38: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Ceramic Capacitors Market with Annual Sales 
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51 


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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