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World Germanium Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Germanium in Kilograms. The specific end-use segments analyzed are Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications and Other Uses (Phosphors, Metallurgy, & Chemotherapy). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 21 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Germanium Corporation of America, GFI Advanced Technologies Inc., Japan Algae Co., Limited, Recylex S.A., Novotech Inc., Teck Cominco Metals Limited, N.V.Umicore SA, Umicore Optics, and Yunnan Chihong Zinc-Germanium Co., Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions And Scope of Study I-3

Fiber Optic Systems I-4

Polymerization Catalysts I-4

Infrared Optics I-4

Electronics/Solar Applications I-4

Other Uses (Phosphors, Metallurgy, & Chemotherapy) I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Current & Future Analysis II-1

Analysis by Geographic Region II-1

Analysis by End-Use Segment II-1

2. Industry Overview & Trends II-2

Dynamic Market II-2

2006 & Beyond: Strong Demand Foreseen II-2

New Uses For Germanium II-3

Germanium Poised to Grow in Semiconductor Market II-3

SiGe Offering Bright Prospects for the Electronics Industry II-3

Bright Future for SiGe Technology II-3

SiGe Technology to Revolutionize Data Processing Applications II-4

Next Generation Superchips II-4

Demand and Consumption II-4

Search for Supplemental Germanium Reserves II-4

Prices II-5

3. Product Overview II-6

Germanium - A Technical Primer II-6

Physical Constants of Germanium II-6

Atomic Structure of Germanium II-6

Occurrence II-6

Common Ores of Germanium II-6

Isotopes of Germanium II-7

History of Germanium II-7

Extraction of Germanium II-7

From Zinc Ores II-7

The Process II-8

Synthetic Method II-8

Innovative Germanium Recovery Process From Bell Labs II-8

Germanium Manufactured in Spherical Form II-8

Applications of Germanium II-9

Solid-State Electronics - The First Known Application of

Germanium II-9

Electronic Applications Soar Popularity of Germanium II-9

Substitutes Dent Germanium's Popularity II-9

Fiber Optics & Infrared Optics - Breathing New Life II-9

Military Sector - Largest End User of Germanium Infrared

Optics II-9

Automobile Sector - Not Far Behind II-9

Other Uses of Germanium II-10

As a Catalyst II-10

As a Bacteriocide II-10

Environmental Concerns II-10

4. Major End-Use Markets II-11

Fiber Optic Systems - On a Fast Track II-11

Breakthrough Technology in Telecommunications II-11

Communication Systems - Booster to Optic Fiber Technology II-11

Polymerization Catalysts II-12

Infrared Optics II-12

Exploiting Germanium Property in Space Research Operations II-12

For Military Surveillance II-13

Electronics and Solar Electrical Applications II-13

Electrical Applications II-13

Semiconductors - Backbone of the Electronics Industry II-13

Usage of Germanium in Semiconductors II-13

Diodes II-14

Germanium - Economical Substrate for LEDs II-14

Germanium-Carbon Diodes II-14

Germanium Resistance Sensors II-15

Transistors II-15

Si-Ge Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors II-15

IBM Develops High-Speed Transistors II-16

Germanium Detectors II-16

J16 Series II-16

Solar Cells II-16

Other Uses II-17

Jewelry Products II-17

Optical Discs II-17

Conventional Concave Mirrors II-17

Germanium-Carbon Composites II-17

5. Silicon-Germanium Technology II-19

SiGe Technology First Conceptualized by Optoelectronics II-19

IBM - Pioneer in Commercializing SiGe Technology II-19

SiGe ICs- A Substitute to Multiple Components II-20

Integration Capabilities of SiGe II-20

Other Advantages II-20

IBM and Leica Geosystems Explore Si-Ge Technology for GPS II-20

Performance Gains of SiGe BiCMOS Circuits II-20

Philips Releases Latest BiCMOS Process II-21

6. Germanium in Medicine II-22

Organic and Inorganic Germanium II-22

Benefits of Organic Germanium II-22

A Powerful Antioxidant II-22

Dietary Supplement II-22

Cellular Oxygen Catalyst II-22

Superior Cellular Support Nutrient II-22

Super Nutrient II-22

Impulse Stimulator II-22

In Diagnosis of Diseases II-23

Treatment of Cancer II-23

Curing Heart Disease II-23

In Treatment of AIDS and Other Diseases II-24

Germanium Sesquioxide II-24

Bis-Beta Carboxyethyl Germanium Sesquioxide II-24

Colloidal Germanium II-24

Use of Organic Germanium (Ge-132) in Cosmetic Products II-24

Adverse Effects of Inorganic Germanium II-25

7. Substitutes of Germanium II-26

Polymerization Catalysts Substitutes II-26

Substitutes to SiGe Chips II-26

8. Recent Industry Activity II-27

War Eagle Reports New Finds of Germanium in Mexico II-27

Riber Joins IMEC for Research on Germanium and III-V Materials II-27

Tucker Capital Acquires Lattice Materials II-27

International Isotopes Announces Test Production of Germanium

Tetrafluoride II-27

New SiGe Technology for High Speed CMOS and High Speed Analog

Circuits II-27

Applied Materials & Soitec in a Germanium-on-Chip- Insulator

Venture II-28

9. Product Launches II-29

IBM and Georgia Tech Develop 500 GHz SiGe Chips II-29

IMEC's New Germanium Process Boosts Efficiency of

Thermophotovoltaic Cells II-29

MTG Launches Body Heating Germanium Rocks in Japan II-29

Cosme 2000 Unveils Germanium based Cosmetics in Japan II-29

IBM Unveils Fourth Generation SiGe Technology II-29

10. Focus on Select Global Players II-31

Germanium Corporation of America (US) II-31

GFI Advanced Technologies Inc. (US) II-31

Japan Algae Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-31

Recylex S.A. (France) II-31

Novotech, Inc. (US) II-32

Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. (Canada) II-32

N.V Umicore SA (Belgium) II-33

Umicore Optics (Belgium) II-33

Yunnan Chihong Zinc-Germanium Co., Ltd (China) II-34

11. Global Market Perspective II-35

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 2: World Long-term Projections for Germanium by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms

for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 3: World Historic Review for Germanium by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years

1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Latin America

and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium in Fiber Optic Systems by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 6: World Long-term Projections for Germanium in Fiber

Optic Systems by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 7: World Historic Review for Germanium in Fiber Optic

Systems by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Germanium in Fiber

Optic Systems by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan) Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium in Polymerization by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Germanium in

Polymerization Catalysts by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 11: World Historic Review for Germanium in

Polymerization by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Germanium in

Polymerization by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan) Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium in Infrared Optics by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Germanium in

Infrared Optics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 15: World Historic Review for Germanium in Infrared

Optics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Germanium in Infrared

Optics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan) Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium in Electronics/Solar Applications by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years

2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 18: World Long-term Projections for Germanium in

Electronics/ Solar Applications by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 19: World Historic Review for Germanium in

Electronics/Solar Applications by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Germanium in

Electronics/Solar Applications by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Latin America and Rest

of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium in Other Uses by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 22: World Long-term Projections for Germanium in Other

Uses by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 23: World Historic Review for Germanium in Other Uses by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms

for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Germanium in Other

Uses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan) Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Current & Future Analysis III-1

Sources of Germanium in the US III-1

Recycling III-1

Price III-2

Table 25: Germanium Prices in the US (2001-2005): Average

Price for Zone Refined Metal and Germanium Dioxide in

US$/Kg (includes corresponding graph/chart) III-2

Imports III-2

Table 26: Leading Exporters of Germanium to the US (2003)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Product Launches III-3

Strategic Corporate Developments III-3

Select Players III-4

Germanium Corporation of America III-4

GFI Advanced Technologies Inc. III-4

Novotech, Inc. III-4

Umicore Optical Materials USA Inc. III-5

B.Market Analytics III-5

Table 27: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems,

Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar

Applications, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 28: US Long-term Projections for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 29: US Historic Review for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 30: US 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Fiber

Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

2. Canada III-8

A.Market Analysis III-8

Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. - A Major Player III-8

Strategic Corporate Development III-8

B.Market Analytics III-9

Table 31: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems,

Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/

Solar Applications, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001

through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 32: Canadian Long-term Projections for Germanium by

End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization

Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,

and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 33: Canadian Historic Review for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 34: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Fiber

Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

3. Japan III-11

A.Market Analysis III-11

New Uses for Germanium III-11

Weakening Economy Pulls Back Germanium Flow III-11

PET Market in Japan III-11

Infrared Optics III-11

Product Launches III-11

Japan Algae Co., Ltd. - A Major Player III-12

B.Market Analytics III-12

Table 35: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems,

Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/

Solar Applications, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001

through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 36: Japanese Long-term Projections for Germanium by

End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization

Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,

and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 37: Japanese Historic Review for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 38: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Fiber

Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

4. Europe III-15

A.Market Analysis III-15

Current & Future Analysis III-15

Strategic Corporate Development III-15

B.Market Analytics III-16

Table 39: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Germanium by Geographic Region - Belgium, France,

Germany, UK, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 40: European long-term Projections for Germanium by

Geographic Region - Belgium, France, Germany, UK, Russia,

and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 41: European Historic Review for Germanium by

Geographic Region - Belgium, France, Germany, UK, Russia,

and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 1991 through

2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 42: European 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Belgium, France, Germany, UK, Russia, and Rest of Europe

Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 43: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems,

Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar

Applications, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 44: European Long-term Projections for Germanium by

End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization

Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,

and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 45: European Historic Review for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 46: European 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Fiber

Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4a. France III-20

A.Market Analysis III-20

Recylex S.A. - A Major Player III-20

B.Market Analytics III-21

Table 47: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems,

Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar

Applications, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 48: French Long-term Projections for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 49: French Historic Review for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 50: French 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Fiber

Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4b. Germany III-23

Market Analysis III-23

Table 51: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems,

Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar

Applications, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years 2001 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 52: German Long-term Projections for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 53: German Historic Review for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 54: German 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Fiber

Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4c. The United Kingdom III-26

Market Analysis III-26

Table 55: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems,

Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics

/Solar Applications, and Other Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Kilograms for Years

2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 56: UK Long-term Projections for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 57: UK Historic Review for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 58: UK 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Fiber

Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4d. Russia III-29

A.Market Analysis III-29

Russia Removes Import Duty on Germanium III-29

B.Market Analytics III-29

Table 59: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems,

Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 60: Russian Long-term Projections for Germanium by

End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization

Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,

and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 61: Russian Historic Review for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 62: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared

Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets

for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-31

4e. Belgium III-32

A.Market Analysis III-32

Product Launch III-32

Strategic Corporate Development III-32

Select Player III-32

N.V Umicore SA III-32

Umicore Optics III-33

B.Market Analytics III-34

Table 63: Belgian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems,

Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 64: Belgian Long-term Projections for Germanium by End

Use Segment Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 65: Belgian Historic Review for Germanium by End Use

Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 66: Belgian 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared

Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets

for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-35

4f. Rest of Europe III-36

Market Analysis III-36

Table 67: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic

Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/ Solar Applications, and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 68: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Germanium

by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization

Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/ Solar Applications,

and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 69: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Germanium by

End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization

Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,

and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 70: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Germanium

by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales

for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared

Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets

for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-38

5. Asia-Pacific III-39

A.Market Analysis III-39

Yunnan Chihong Zinc-Germanium Co., Ltd (China) - A Major

Player III-39

B.Market Analytics III-39

Table 71: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic

Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 72: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Germanium

by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization

Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/ Solar Applications,

and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 73: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 74: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by

End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared

Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets

for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-41

6. Latin America III-42

Market Analysis III-42

Table 75: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic

Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/ Solar Applications, and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 76: Latin America Long-term Projections for Germanium

by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization

Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/ Solar Applications,

and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 77: Latin America Historic Review for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 78: Latin America 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by

End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared

Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets

for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-44

7. Rest of World III-45

Market Analysis III-45

Table 79: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Germanium by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic

Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,

Electronics/ Solar Applications, and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 80: Rest of World Long-term Projections for Germanium

by End Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization

Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/ Solar Applications,

and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 81: Rest of World Historic Review for Germanium by End

Use Segment - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,

Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Kilograms for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 82: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Germanium by

End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared

Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Markets

for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-47

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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