Superconductors - Global Strategic Business Report

Superconductors - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Sep 8, 2014, 112 Pages
US$4,950.00
GIA-MCP6535

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Superconductors in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Low Temperature Superconductors (LTS), and High Temperature Superconductors (HTS). The market is also analyzed by the following End-Use Segments: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Research & Development (R&D), Electronics, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. The report profiles 41 companies including many key and niche players such as -

American Superconductor Corporation
Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies, Inc.
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
Hyper Tech Research, Inc.
Japan Superconductor Technology, Inc.

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TABLE OF 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
       Low Temperature Superconductors (LTS)   I-3
       High Temperature Superconductors (HTS)  I-4


 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEWII-1
      Current & Future Analysis                II-1
      Superconductors Gradually Moving Out of Labs into Mainstream
       Applications   II-2
      Abundant End-Use Applications for Superconductors in the Pipeline II-2
      Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Largest Application Market           II-3
       Table 1: Global MRI Usage by Application Area (2013)
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    II-3
       Technological Advancements Boost MRI Market    II-4
      Superconductors - A New Ray of Hope for Solving Energy Crisis     II-4
       Superconductors Score over Conventional Wire Systems             II-4
      Superconductors Transforming Economics of Wind Energy             II-5
      Superconducting Transformers Poised to Address Future
       Electricity Demand    II-5
      Superconducting Magnetic Storage Systems to Witness Robust Growth II-5
      Rising Need for Green Energy Storage Devices Drives Growth        II-6
       SMES: A Promising Energy Storage Technology    II-6
       How Significant is SMES for Power Utilities?   II-6
        Effect of Energy Storage System Integration in Power Grid at
         Different Levels    II-7
       Development of Superconducting Materials: Essential for
        Market’s Progress    II-8
       High Cost: A Major Obstacle to Adoption in Large-Scale
        Applications  II-8
       Challenges Faced in Deployment of SMES Systems II-9
      Superconductors Beginning to Transform Next-Generation Devices    II-9
      Scope for Innovation and Expansion       II-9
      Global Superconductivity StandardizationsII-10
      Select IEC International StandardizationsII-10

  2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-12
      Introduction    II-12
      Definition      II-12
      Historic Background    II-12
      Superconducting Properties               II-13
       What Makes a Material Exhibit Superconductivity?                 II-13
       Zero ResistanceII-13
       Superconducting Phase Transition        II-13
       Meissner EffectII-14
        Table 2: Critical Temperatures of Select Superconductors        II-14
      Types of Superconductors                 II-15
       Classification by Critical Temperatures II-15
        High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) II-15
        Low Temperature Superconductors (LTS)  II-15
        LTS and HTS - Comparative Analysis     II-15
      Classification by Physical Properties    II-16
       Type I or Soft Superconductors          II-16
       Type II or Hard Superconductors         II-16
      Advantages of Superconductors            II-16
       Environmental BenefitsII-17
      Limitations     II-17
      Existing Applications  II-17
      Potential Future Applications            II-18

  3. SUPERCONDUCTORS IN SELECT END-USE DOMAINS II-19
      Usage of Superconductors in Medical ApplicationsII-19
       Magnetic Resonance Imaging - The Largest Application Market
        of Superconductors   II-19
        LTS Magnets - A Revolution in Medical NMR Facility              II-19
        Helium Gas - Growing Cause of Concern  II-19
       Superconductors in Magnetoencephalography      II-20
      Superconductors in Research and Development Activities            II-20
      Superconductors Powering Next-Generation Electronic Devices       II-20
       Computers and Digital Devices           II-20
       Analog Devices II-21
       Passive DevicesII-21
       Communication Devices II-21
       Advanced Communications Systems         II-21
       Digital Superconductive Electronics     II-22
      Other End-Use Applications               II-22
       Transportation II-22
       Electric Power II-23
        Skyrocketing Metal Costs Make Power Dearer    II-23
        World Electricity Generation & Demand: A Review                 II-23
         Table 3: Worldwide Net Electricity Generation (2010 &
         2040): Breakdown by Fuel Source (includes corresponding
         Graph/Chart) II-24

         Table 4: Estimated Global Power Generation Infrastructure
         Requirements across the Years 2010-2030 (includes
         corresponding Graph/Chart)            II-24
        Electric Motors      II-24
        Transformers  II-25
         Emergence of HTS Transformers         II-25
         SFCL Transformers   II-26
        Generators    II-26
         Superconducting Generators - Powering Next-Gen Hydro Power
          Plants      II-26
         High Temperature Superconductors to Revolutionize Wind
          Power Utilization  II-27
        Magnets       II-27
         High Field Magnets  II-27
        Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES)II-28
        Transmission Cables  II-28
         HTS Power Cables    II-29
        Power Grids   II-29
        Fault Current Limiters                 II-29
       HTS Tapes      II-29
       Superconductors in Record-breaking LHC  II-30
       Superconducting Micro Electronics       II-30
       Industrial Applications                 II-30
       Defense and Space Applications          II-31

  4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS         II-32
      Hypres Unveils Planarized Chip Fabrication Technology             II-32
      Bruker Launches Ascend™ Aeon Superconducting Magnet Range         II-32
      AMSC in Collaboration with Nexans Launches SFCL for the North
       American MarketII-32
      AMSC Introduces Reasonably Priced Amperium Superconductor Wire    II-32
      Deutsche Nanoschicht Unveils Superconductor Technology            II-32

  5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITYII-33
      SuperPower Supplies 2G HTS Wires to Applied Materials             II-33
      BASF New Business Takes Over Deutsche Nanoschicht                 II-33
      AML, AIC and Fundación Avina Enter into Joint Venture to Form
       First Superconductivity Consortium      II-33
      Superconductor Technologies Delivers Conductus 2G HTS Wires       II-33
      Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies Grants 2G HTS License to
       Rosatom        II-33
      RI Research Instruments Obtains License from TAC for
       Superconducting Accelerating Modules    II-33
      Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies Announces Receipt of
       Multiple Contracts for LTS              II-34
      AmpaCity Project Jointly Launched by Three Companies              II-34
      Furukawa Electric Acquires SuperPower    II-34

  6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS            II-35
      American Superconductor Corporation (US) II-35
      Beijing Innopower Superconductor Cable Co., Ltd (China)           II-35
      Beijing Innova Superconductor Technology Co., Ltd. (China)        II-35
      Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies, Inc. (US)II-35
      Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)      II-36
       SuperPower, Inc. (US) II-36
      Hyper Tech Research, Inc. (US)           II-37
      Japan Superconductor Technology, Inc. (Japan)   II-37
      LS Cable Ltd. (South Korea)              II-38
      Oxford Instruments Plc (UK)              II-38
      Southwire Company (US) II-38
      Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan)      II-39
      Superconductor Technologies, Inc. (US)   II-39

  7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                 II-40
      Market by RegionII-40
       Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
       Superconductors by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
       Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
       Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
       Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)   II-40

       Table 6: World Historic Review for Superconductors by
       Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
       (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
       Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006
       through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                II-41

       Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Superconductors by
       Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
       for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
       and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    II-42
      Market by Product Segment                II-43
       Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Low
       Temperature Superconductors by Geographic Region - US,
       Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
       Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
       Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    II-43

       Table 9: World Historic Review for Low Temperature
       Superconductors by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
       Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
       Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
       Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)   II-44

       Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Low Temperature
       Superconductors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
       of Dollar Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
       Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for
       Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)     II-45

       Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
       High Temperature Superconductors by Geographic Region - US,
       Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
       Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
       Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    II-46

       Table 12: World Historic Review for High Temperature
       Superconductors by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
       Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
       Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
       Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)   II-47

       Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
       Superconductors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
       of Dollar Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
       Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for
       Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)     II-48
      Market by End-Use Segment                II-49
       Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
       Superconductors Application in Magnetic Resonance Imaging by
       Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
       (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
       Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2013
       through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                II-49

       Table 15: World Historic Review for Superconductors
       Application in Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Geographic
       Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
       Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
       Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    II-50

       Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Superconductors
       Application in Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Geographic
       Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US,
       Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
       Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes
       corresponding Graph/Chart)              II-51

       Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
       Superconductors Application in Research & Development by
       Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
       (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
       Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2013
       through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                II-52

       Table 18: World Historic Review for Superconductors
       Application in Research & Development by Geographic Region -
       US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
       Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
       Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    II-53

       Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Superconductors
       Application in Research & Development by Geographic Region -
       Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US, Canada,
       Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of
       World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes
       corresponding Graph/Chart)              II-54

       Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
       Superconductors Application in Electronics by Geographic
       Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
       Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
       Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    II-55

       Table 21: World Historic Review for Superconductors
       Application in Electronics by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
       Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of
       World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
       US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
       corresponding Graph/Chart)              II-56

       Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Superconductors
       Application in Electronics by Geographic Region - Percentage
       Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
       Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for
       Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)     II-57

       Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
       Superconductors in Other End-Use Segments by Geographic
       Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
       Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
       Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    II-58

       Table 24: World Historic Review for Superconductors in Other
       End-Use Segments by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
       Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
       Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
       Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)   II-59

       Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Superconductors in
       Other End-Use Segments by Geographic Region - Percentage
       Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
       Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for
       Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)     II-60


 III. MARKET

  1. THE UNITED STATESIII-1
      A.Market Analysis      III-1
        Market Overview      III-1
        Current & Future Analysis              III-1
        US Pioneers the Superconductor Application Market               III-2
        US MRI Market - Installed Base & Procedural Volumes of the
         Largest End-Use Application           III-2
         Table 26: US Market for MRI Systems by Type (2013):
         Percentage Breakdown of MRI Installed Base for 1.5T, 
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