The study includes an analysis of molded chip, coated chip, radial dip, molded radial, molded axial, hermetically sealed and wet slug tantalum capacitor market for FY 2013 with forecasts to FY 2018. The study addresses global market drivers and market challenges for this unique dielectric over the next five years. The study breaks down global value and volume of demand for tantalum capacitors from an historical and forecast perspective in terms of value, volume and average unit pricing. The study addresses demand by end-use market segment in the computer, telecommunications infrastructure, automotive, consumer AV, wireless handset, defense, medical, instrumentation, industrial and oil& gas industries worldwide. The study also addresses global demand and forecasts by word region; as well as demand by channel of distribution.

The study also offers FY 2013 global market shares in tantalum capacitors and forecasts new share data post acquisition for FY 2014. The study addresses key developments in the tantalum supply chain for ore, powder and wire; and addresses key issues with respect to the cost of goods sold for tantalum capacitors. The study also addresses key technology markets within the capacitor segment, including demand and forecasts for tantalum capacitors employing conductive polymer versus manganese cathode systems to 2018. The study addresses key technology trends and directions for tantalum capacitors over the next five years based upon anticipated improvements in powder CV/g values. The study forecasts tantalum capacitor value, volume and pricing to 2018, as well as demand for tantalum capacitors by cathode system, end-use market segment, channel of distribution, world region and component configuration to 2018.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1.0 TECHNOLOGY: 9 An Explanation of Tantalum Capacitors Included in This Report: 9 Some Key Findings of This Report: 9 Tantalum Capacitor Component Configurations: 10 Molded Chip: 11 Coated Chip: 12 Radial Dipped: 12 Molded Radial: 12 Molded Axial: 12 Hermetically Sealed: 12 Wet Slug Tantalum: 12 New and Emerging Configurations: 12

2.0 MARKETS: 13 Tantalum Capacitor Market Overview: FY 2013 13 Tantalum Capacitor Market Drivers and Challenges: FY 2013 13 Market Drivers: 13 Smartphones: 13 Tablet Computers: 13 Automobiles: 14 Aerospace: 14 Market Challenges: 14 European Markets: 14 Alternative Capacitor Technologies: 14 Slowdown in Notebooks, Desktops and Servers: 14 Sluggish Consumer Audio and Video Sales: 15 Tantalum Legislation Confusing Customers: 15 Price Erosion: 15 Global Consumption Volume for Tantalum Capacitors: 2003-2013; 2014-2018 Forecasts 16 Global Consumption Value for Tantalum Capacitors: 2003-2013; 2014-2018 Forecasts: 17 Global Average Unit Pricing for Tantalum Capacitors: 2003-2013; 2014-2018 Forecasts: 19

3.0 CONFIGURATIONS: 20 Tantalum Capacitor Market Subsets: Demand By Configuration: FY 2013: 20 Molded and Coated Chip Tantalum Capacitor Markets: FY 2013 20 Molded Axial and Radial Leaded Tantalum Capacitor Markets: FY 2013 20 Radial Dipped Tantalum Capacitor Markets: FY 2013 20 Metal Case and Wet Slug (Axial, Unusual Case Sizes) Markets; FY 2013 20 Polymer Vs. Manganese: 21 Historical Development of Conductive Polymer Cathodes In Tantalum Capacitors: 21 Why Lower The ESR? 22 Conductive Polymers In Use: 22 Difference in Conductive Polymer Performance In The Finished Capacitor: 22 What Really Lowers The ESR: 22 Production Processing Differentiation: 23 Market Leaders In Conductive Polymer Tantalum Capacitors: 23 Market Potential and Growth in Conductive Polymer Capacitors: 23 Global Consumption Value for Tantalum Capacitors By Cathode System (Manganese Versus Conductive Polymer): FY 2013 23

4.0 END-USE MARKETS: 25 Introduction To Tantalum Capacitor Consumption By End-Use Market Segment: 25 VOLUME: 25 Tantalum Capacitor Volume Demand By End-Use Market Segment: FY 2013 25 Tantalum Capacitor Unit Shipments By End-Use Market Segment: FY 2013 (In Millions of Pieces) 25 Tantalum Capacitor Unit Consumption By End-Use Segment and Key Product Market: FY 2013: 26 COMPUTERS: 27 Tablet Computers: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 27 Notebook Computers: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 28 Desktop Computers: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 28 Server Computers: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 28 WIRELESS HANDSETS: 28 Smartphones: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 28 Traditional Handsets: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 28 CONSUMER AV: 29 Consumer Audio and Video Imaging: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 29 AUTOMOTIVE: 29 Automotive: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 29 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE: 29 Telecom Infrastructure: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 29 SPECIALTY: 29 Defense, Medical, Aerospace and Downhole Pump: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 29 INDUSTRIAL: 30 Industrial Electronics: Market Forecast For Tantalum Capacitors; FY 2013-2014-2018 30 VALUE: 30 Global Consumption Value for Tantalum Capacitors By End-Use Market Segment: FY 2013 30 Computers: Value of Tantalum Consumption: FY 2013 30 Telecommunications Infrastructure: Value of Tantalum Consumption: FY 2013 31 Automotive: Value of Tantalum Consumption: FY 2013 31 Defense Electronics: Value of Tantalum Consumption: FY 2013 31 Consumer Audio and Video Imaging: Value of Tantalum Consumption: FY 2013 31 Wireless Handset: Value of Tantalum Consumption: FY 2013 31 Medical Electronics: Value of Tantalum Consumption: FY 2013 31

5.0 WORLD REGIONS: 33 Global Consumption Value for Tantalum Capacitors By World Region: FY 2013 33 Asia Pacific Region: Tantalum Capacitor Market Demand: FY 2013 33 The Chinese Market For Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 33 The Japanese Market For Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 33 The Korean Market For Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 34 The Americas Region: Tantalum Capacitor Market Demand: FY 2013 34 The European Region: Tantalum Capacitor Market Demand: FY 2013 34 5.0 DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS: 36 Introduction to Distribution Channels for Tantalum Capacitors: 36 Global Tantalum Capacitor Consumption Value By Channels of Distribution: FY 2013 36 Electronic Component Distributors: 36 Original Equipment Manufacturers: 36 Electronic Manufacturing Services Companies: 36 Major Tantalum Capacitor Customers By Channel Of Distribution: FY 2013 37 Top Global Distributors of Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013: 37 Top OEM Companies Buying Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 37 Top EMS Companies Buying Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 37 Top Tantalum Capacitor Distributors and Their Approved Vendors: FY 2013 38

6.0 COMPETITION: 40 Recent Consolidation Among Vendors In The Tantalum Capacitor Industry: 40 KEMET Purchases TOKIN Corporation From NEC: 40 AVX Purchases Nichicon’s Tantalum Operations: 40 Holystone International Acquires The Hitachi AIC Tantalum Line: 40 Competitive Environment For Tantalum Capacitors By Component Type and Configuration: FY 2013 40 Competitive Environment For Tantalum Capacitors- Product Differentiation by Vendor: FY 2013 41 Market Leaders in Tantalum Capacitor Differentiation: 42 125 Degree C (Automotive UTH) 42 Low Profile Tantalum Capacitors: 42 Low ESR Tantalum Capacitors: 42 Multi-Anode Tantalum Capacitors: 43 High Temperature Tantalum Capacitors: 150 to 230 Degrees C: 43 Fused Tantalum Capacitors: 43 Tantalum Capacitors for Hi-Reliability and Defense Applications: 43 Competitive Environment in Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 43 Tantalum Capacitor Manufacturers: FY 2013 Sales and Market Shares 44 Forecasted Changes in Market Shares in Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 to FY 2014 45

7.0 COSTS TO PRODUCE: 47 Tantalum Capacitors: Costs To Produce: FY 2013 47 Changes In The Costs To Produce Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 Versus FY 2010 47 Variable Cost Structure For Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 48 Variable Raw Material Costs: Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 48 Fixed Costs For Tantalum Capacitors FY 2013: 48 Variable Overhead Charges for Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013: 48 Variable Labor Costs For Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013: 48 Other Variable Manufacturing Charges for Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 48 Tantalum Capacitors: Cost of Raw Materials By Type: FY 2013 49 Tantalum Metal Powder and Wire: FY 2013 49 Leadframes: FY 2013 49 Silver Materials: FY 2013 49 Cathode Materials: 50 Epoxy Resin: 50 Other Materials: 50 Tantalum Capacitors: Costs To Produce By Type 50 MN02 Cathode Type: 50 Conductive Polymer Cathode Type: 51 Specialty Tantalum Capacitors: Axial, Radial and Wet Slug: 51 Tantalum Value Chain To The Capacitor Industry: FY 2013 51 Summary Of Costs To Produce For Tantalum Capacitors: FY 2013 53 Best Practices In Cost Savings For Tantalum Capacitors: 53

8.0 SUPPLY CHAIN: 55 Introduction To Tantalum Raw Materials: 55 Primary Sources of Tantalum Ores and Concentrates 55 Tantalite Processing: 56 Tantalum Supply and Demand Issues: 57 Impact of The Tohoku Event on Inventories: 57 Impact of Thailand Flooding On The Supply Chain: 57 European Economic Crisis: Impact On Supply Chain: 59 Re-Closing Of Wodgina: 59 GAM’s Acquisition of Cabot Supermetals: 60 “Closed Loop” Salvation? 60 Kemet Vertically Integrates With Niotan: What This Means For The Supply Chain (Blue Powder): 61 Additional Tantalum Activities in South Africa: 61 2013 Mine Update: 62 Ore Pricing Trend: 62 New Tantalite Prospecting Activity: 2013 62

9.0 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS and DIRECTIONS: 64 Increasing The Capacitance Value of Tantalum Capacitors: 64 Trend Analysis: Increase in Capacitance for an A Case, 6.3 Vdc Molded Chip Between 2003 and 2013: 64 Anode Powder Trends and Forecasts: Growth in CV/g Value: 65 Tantalum Powder Market Drivers: FY 2013 and Beyond: 65 Capacitor Grade Tantalum Metal Powder, Wire and Cathode Material Consumption By Case Size (In Milligrams): 2013 66

10.0 FORECASTS: 67 Tantalum Capacitors: 2013-2018 Outlook 67 Tantalum Capacitor Unit Forecasts: 2013-2018 67 Tantalum Capacitors: Global Dollar Forecasts: 2013-2018: 68 Tantalum Capacitor Pricing Forecasts: 2013-2018 69 Tantalum Capacitor Unit Forecasts By End-Use Market Segment: FY 2013-2018: 70 Tantalum Capacitor Dollar Forecasts By End-Use Market Segment: FY 2013-2018 71 Tantalum Capacitor Dollar Forecasts By Component Type and Configuration: FY 2013-2018 72 Tantalum Capacitor Dollar Value Forecasts By Channel of Distribution (Electronic Component Distributors, OEM and EMS Companies): FY 2013-2018 72 Tantalum Capacitor Forecasts by Cathode System (Conductive Polymer Tantalum Versus Manganese): FY 2013-2018 73 Tantalum Capacitor Forecasts By World Region (Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe): FY 2013-2018 74 11.0 VENDORS: 76 A Close Look At Recent Consolidation In The Tantalum Capacitor Industry: 76- 110

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