Advanced Materials


Market research reports provide in-depth analysis of technical products and services related to semiconductor fabrication materials, ceramics, glass, composites, and various materials used in high-technology processing.

Date of Publication: Sep 2, 2015
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Glass in US$ Million. The Global market is further analyzed by the following End-Use Applications: Transportation, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Smart windows are growing in popularity worldwide spurred on by benefits such as energy efficiency; reduction in electricity bills associated with lighting, air conditioning, and heating; elimination of the need for costly window dressings, curtains, blinds, and light screens; absence of cleaning and maintenance; protection from harmful ultraviolet radiation; provision of enhanced privacy; reduction in CO2 emissions; and maintaining the health, comfort, and productivity of occupants, among others.

Date of Publication: Sep 1, 2015
ITO is widely used as the material for transparent electrodes in a diverse range of electronic devices. Demand in the ITO target industry increases by a certain ratio according to the size of display substrates and the amount of inputs. Therefore, unless the price of indium fluctuates significantly, it is generally believed that there will be no significant issues in the industry except for the development of alternative materials. In some of these applications, however, new transparent electrode materials are beginning to replace ITO. This report presents a market and technical forecast for ITO and replacements for LCD panels, plasma display panels (PDP), touch panels, e-paper, solar cells and organic electroluminescent (EL) panels.

Date of Publication: Sep 15, 2015
Identified as a practical solution to many of the technological and environmental problems facing the world today, the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell is appropriate as a power source for transportation, stationary distributive power, and small-scale applications such as portable electronic products. Applications for all types of fuel cells are still evolving. In the process of this evolution, the different proton exchange membrane materials and MEAs will evolve and be adapted to more specific uses.

Date of Publication: Sep 14, 2015
Forecasts of the market sizes for the following: Photonic crystal-enabled components and modules such as LEDs, solar and PV cells, displays, biosensors, image sensors, optical fibers, discrete and integrated optical components as well as lasers and supercontinuum sources. Market research provides a breakdown of patent activity regarding design innovations, energy applications of photonic crystals, fabrication and synthesis methodologies, integrated circuits and quantum dots, laser applications of photonic crystals, lighting applications, photonic crystal fiber applications, sensor applications, and telecommunications applications.

Date of Publication: Apr 21, 2015
The global soft magnetic material industry is a mature industry. However, a new energy paradigm, consisting of greater reliance on renewable energy sources and increased concern for energy efficiency in the total energy life-cycle, has accelerated research into energy-related technologies. New improved materials with higher energy efficiency have been demonstrated for amorphous and nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials. While amorphous steel has been used extensively as the core material for transformers and motors, the emerging nanocrystalline core material has even higher efficiency and will see much higher growth in the future.

Date of Publication: May 11, 2015
Thermal Interface Pads & Material Market by Type (Phase Change Material, Thermal Grease, Thermal Pads), Products (MOSFET, Thyristor, IGBT), Application...

Date of Publication: Aug 11, 2015

At the time of the alleged 2010 embargo, Chinese firms accounted for 97 percent of rare-earth oxide production and a large fraction of the processing business that turns these into rare earth metals, alloys, and products like magnets. This near-monopoly was in a market with surging demand and intense political resonance in consuming countries. And the most dependent countries—primarily Japan and the United States, but also several European states—happened to be those over which China most wanted influence. Prices soared in the REE spot market in the wake of China’s 2010 export cuts, especially as downstream users—companies that incorporate REEs into other products—filled inventories to protect themselves from future disruptions. Downstream markets are already adjusting to the changing supply picture through normal market mechanisms. This report presents a forecast of REE for a variety of technologies: semiconductors, HDDs, FPDs, mobile devices, LEDs, and alternative energy