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: Nov 18, 2015

In this report we identify the opportunities emerging from commercialization of smart textiles. These include textiles that are (1) fabricated from smart materials or (2) utilize sensing devices that are seamlessly integrated into the textile. The smart textile sector has taken off in the past few years, driven by the keen interest in the Internet-of-things (IoT) and enabled by the latest smart materials and powerful sensing devices. This report provides market coverage of the potential for emerging textile products where the textile is rapidly becoming the sensor.  The report also discusses how the latest generation of smart materials is expanding the market for advanced textiles. While the focus of this report is on the opportunity for smart textiles, we also discuss how the sensor industry can benefit from the latest trends in smart textiles and also how the supply chain for smart textiles is evolving.

Date of Publication: Oct 28, 2015
Worldwide demand for permanent mag-nets, which totaled $11 billion in 2014, is forecast to climb 7.3 percent annually through 2019 to $16.2 billion. In volume terms, world magnet sales will expand 4 percent per year to over 1 million metric tons in 2019. Market gains will be driven by increases in durable goods output as economic conditions improve and the overall number of applications for mag-nets rises. The elimination of rare earth export quotas and taxes by the Chinese government in 2015 will also support growth, by helping to ensure that ade-quate raw material supplies are available on a global basis and by further easing pricing pressures following a period during which neodymium and samarium cobalt magnet costs unexpectedly spiked.

Date of Publication: Nov 3, 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

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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: Oct 22, 2015
This new report is focused on how the market for smart glasses and contact lenses is going to evolve in the next decade, based on the exciting research and developments efforts of recent years along with the high visibility some projects and collaborations have enjoyed. The amount of visibility the space for eye-worn computing is experiencing is exciting developers of a range of allied technologies into fast-tracking/focusing their efforts, as well as creating devices and components designed specifically to serve this emerging industry.

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Date of Publication: Oct 8, 2015

This study provides an updated review of photocatalyst technology, including materials and production processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for this technology. This study determines the current market status of photocatalyst products, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The photocatalyst market is evaluated based on the following segments: material type, application, and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.

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Date of Publication: Sep 30, 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.