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: Jun 1, 2016
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

Date of Publication: Feb 16, 2016
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.

Date of Publication: Apr 22, 2016
3D printing of metals is the fastest-growing segment of 3D printing, with printer sales growing at 48% and material sales growing at 32%. The technology is being used to manufacture production parts in a wide variety of industries. The information has been gathered over many years, but for the first time all the information on equipment, materials and applications has been clearly displayed in one report.

Date of Publication: Apr 11, 2016
This report offers worldwide coverage of the Electrically Conductive Adhesives, most of which are manufactured in Asia-Pacific but start-ups and innovation exists in Europe and North America. The report is based on extensive research, includes twelve primary interviews with the market leading manufacturers. It includes forecasts by revenue, split by technology and function, until 2026. Currently, 74% of Anisotropic Conductive Film (ACF) is used in the manufacture of LCD or OLED displays. Displays are becoming more widely used in consumer electronics, aerospace, defence, automotive, and infrastructure sectors. UV-thermal cure mechanisms must be developed to lower cure temperature to allow plastic substrates for flexible displays. However, this market is still set to diversify with the market for ACF in non-display applications reaching over $1 billion by 2026, due to the reliable properties, thinness and ease of processing. Metallic coatings on polymeric particles will allow lower cost fillers.

Date of Publication: Nov 25, 2015

Pricing, properties and projections for materials including photopolymers, thermoplastics and metal powders. 3D printing is currently the subject of a great deal of speculation and excitement in the media. Touted as the technology to bring about the next industrial revolution and the in-sourcing of manufacturing jobs back to the West, the term in fact refers to a raft of technologies each of which is compatible for use with a particular material type.

Date of Publication: Mar 16, 2016

The global market for thermal management products will grow from about $10.7 billion in 2015 to nearly $11.2 billion in 2016 and $14.7 billion by 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% between 2016 and 2021. The scope of this report is broad, covering several product areas. The individual materials, hardware, and software product segments are presented in terms of market size and revenue trends. The revenue forecasts are explained in terms of the key market issues for that product segment, and are projected through 2021. The application sections feature forecasts for the most important applications by product.

Date of Publication: Mar 25, 2016
The scope of this report is broad and covers several types of permanent magnets used globally; it is broken down into four major types based on the magnetic material used in production, which includes alnico, neodymium, samarium-cobalt and ferrite. Each type is further divided on the basis of production process, which primarily includes sintering and bonding. The major applications of permanent magnets are in electric-motors, generators, medical devices, sonic equipment, magnetic sensors and transducers, and consumer electronics. The market for each type of permanent magnet in these applications and the market for each type of permanent magnet by region is also covered in this report. The global permanent magnet market is expected to grow from nearly $13.4 billion in 2015 to roughly $20 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4% for the period of 2015-2020.