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Global Electronic Components Industry

  • April 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electronic Components in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Resistors (Semi-Fixed Variable, Carbon Variable, Other Variable, Carbon Film Fixed, Metal Film Fixed, Metal Oxide Film Fixed, Wire Wound Fixed, Network Resistors, Chip Resistors, & Other Fixed), Capacitors (Variable, Aluminum Electrolytic Fix, Tantalum Electrolytic Fixed, Ceramic Fixed, Organic Film Fixed, Metallized Organic Film & Other Fixed), Transformers (RFTS & IFTS, Audio Frequency, Power, High Frequency Power, High Voltage, Flyback, Deflection Yokes, & Other), Resonators, Connectors (PCB Connectors, Rectangular I/O Connectors, Circular Connectors, RF Coaxial Connectors, & Other Connectors), Relays (Electromechanical Relays (EMRs), & Solid State Relays (SSRs)), Switches (Toggle, Slide, Rotary, Keyboard, & Other Switches), and Printed Wiring Boards (Single Sided Rigid, Double Sided Rigid, Multilayer Rigid, & Flexible). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 913 companies including many key and niche players such as -

ABB
ABRACON CORPORATION
Acme Electric
Aleph America Corporation
Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

Table Of Contents

Global Electronic Components Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Resistors I-5
Capacitors I-5
Transformers I-5
Resonators I-5
Connectors I-5
Relays I-6
Switches I-6
Printed Wiring Boards I-6


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Electronic Components: An Introductory Prelude II-1
Table 1: Global Electronic Components Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Application Area
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Growing Adoption of Advanced Electronic Devices Drive Demand
for Passive Electronic Components II-2
Table 2: Global Passive Components Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3
Outlook II-3
In Retrospect: Impact of Recession and Thereafter II-4
Natural Disasters Squeeze Supply of Electronic Components for
Most Part in 2011 II-4
Market Remains Volatile in 2011 and 2012 II-5
Euro Debt Crisis and US Fiscal Cliff Challenge Electronic
Components Market II-5
Noteworthy Market Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges II-6
Developing Markets - The Linchpin for Growth II-6
Asian Countries Dominate Production Scene II-6
Offshore Manufacturing Continues to Gain Pace II-7
Will Nearshoring be the Next Major Strategic Move by
Component Manufacturers? II-7
Technology Developments Continues II-8
Market Challenges II-8
Counterfeit Products II-8
Government Regulations II-9
Declining Margins II-9

2. REVIEW OF SELECT END-USE MARKETS II-10
Growing Proliferation of Consumer Electronic Devices to Drive
Demand for Electronic Components II-10
Opportunity Indicators II-11
Table 3: Global Market for Consumer Electronics (2012 and
2015): Breakdown of Annual Revenue (in US$ Billion) by
Region/Country for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Middle East, and Latin America (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 4: Global Market for Digital Cameras (2012 and 2015):
Breakdown of Annual Sales Figures (in Thousand Units) by
Region for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including
Japan), and Rest of World (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 5: Global Market for Home Audio Equipment (2012 and
2015): Breakdown of Annual Sales Figures (in Thousand Units)
by Region for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including
Japan), and Rest of World (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-12
Computing Devices - A Key Growth Driver Over the Years II-12
Opportunity Indicators II-14
Table 6: World Market for Personal Computers (2012 and 2015) -
Breakdown of Annual Volume Shipments (in ‘000 Units) by
Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 7: Global Market for Personal Computers (2012 and 2015) -
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Volume Shipments by Product
Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 8: Global Notebook PC Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Shipments by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 9: Global Notebook PC Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Shipments by Product Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Robust Growth in Mobile Communications Segment Augurs Well for
the Market II-16
Key Statistical Data II-18
Table 10: World Mobile Telecommunications Sector (2014):
Number of Mobile Cellular Subscriptions and Active Mobile
Broadband Subscriptions for the Americas, Europe, CIS
Countries, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 11: World Market for Mobile Handsets: Breakdown of
Volume Sales in Million Units for Years 2013 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 12: World Market for Smartphones: Breakdown of Annual
Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2011, 2013 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 13: World 3G Mobile Broadband Market (2009 and 2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions by
Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Automotive Electronics - A Market Laden with Immense Potential
for Electronic Capacitors II-20
Opportunity Indicators II-22
Table 14: World Automotive Industry: Breakdown of Annual
Production Volume (in Thousand Units) by Vehicle Type for
Years 2011, 2013 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 15: Increasing Electronic Content in Automobiles: A
Comparative Analysis of Electronic Component and Software
Value as a Percentage of Total Vehicle Value for Years 1975,
2000 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 16: Global Automotive Connectors Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Shipments by Application Area
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Aerospace and Defense Sector - Adding to the Demand II-23
Opportunity Indicator II-24
Table 17: Worldwide Defense Spending (in US$ Trillion) for
Years 2009, 2011 and 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24
Industrial Applications Drive Market Momentum II-24
Automation of Industrial Processes Augments Market Growth II-24
Growing Use of Industrial Robotics As an Automation
Production Strategy Bodes Well for Electronic Components II-25
Table 18: Global Industrial Automation Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Investments by Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 19: Global Industrial Automation Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Investments by End-Use Sector
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 20: Global Industrial Automation Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Investments on Robot Technology by
Country/Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 21: Global Market for Industrial Robotics (2014 and
2020): Breakdown of Annual Robot Sales in Units by
Country/Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26
Building and Home Automation: Noteworthy Vertical for Electronic
Components II-27
Growing Penetration of Electronics in Healthcare Sector
Creates Opportunities II-27
Marine Sector: A Bulk Consumer of Electronic Components II-28

3. TRENDS IN SELECT PRODUCT MARKETS II-29
Printed Wiring Boards II-29
A Prelude II-29
Shorter Product Lifecycles to Accelerate Growth II-30
PCB Manufacturers Focus on Offering End-to- End Services in
Order to Gain Competitive Advantage II-30
Innovation Leads the Way for PCB Manufacturers II-30
Rigid Flexible Circuit Boards Continues to Grab Limelight II-30
Table 22: Global PCB Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of
Shipments by End-Use Application (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-31
Consolidation: The New Mantra for PCB Manufacturers II-31
Electronic Connectors: A Quick Market Primer II-31
Opportunities in Store II-32
Globalization Catches Up with Connectors Market II-33
Innovation, Miniaturization and High Functionality: The
Emerging Trends II-34
Innovations in Connector Contact Materials: A Review II-34
Environmental Mandates Poses Challenges for Chemicals Used in
Connectors II-35
IC technology: A Key Driver for Connector Technology and Demand II-35
Rising Prices Boost Revenue Growth II-36
Rising Commodity Prices: A Headwind for Connector Companies II-36
Competitive Scenario II-36
Player Market Share Statistics II-36
Grey Market: A Threat? II-36
Table 23: Leading Players in the Global Connectors Market
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Amphenol,
FCI, JST, Molex, TE Connectivity, Yazaki and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 24: Leading Players in the Global Automotive
Connectors Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues
for Delphi, FCI, Molex, Sumitomo, TE Connectivity, Yazaki
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 25: Leading Players in the Global
Transportation-Grade Connectors Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for Amphenol, Delphi, FCI, Souriau,
Sumitomo, Yazaki and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 26: Leading Players in the Computer and Peripheral
Connectors Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues
for Amphenol, Foxconn, Molex, TE Connectivity, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 27: Leading Players in the Telecom Connectors Market
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Amphenol,
Hirose, Molex, TE Connectivity and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 28: Leading Players in the Global Industrial
Connectors Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues
for 3M, Amphenol, Belden, HARTING, JST, Molex, TE
Connectivity and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 29: Leading Players in the Global Consumer
Electronics-Grade Connectors Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for FCI, Hirose, JAE, JST, Molex, TE
Connectivity, Yeonho Electronics and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 30: Leading Players in the Global Aerospace and
Defense Grade Connectors Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for Amphenol, Deutsch, Glenair, ITT,
Radiall, TE Connectivity and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 31: Leading Players in the Global Medical Connectors
Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for 3M,
Amphenol, LEMO SA, Molex, Samtec, Smiths Interconnect, TE
Connectivity, Yamaichi and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-40
Electronic Capacitors - A Review II-40
Ceramic Capacitors - The Largest Revenue Contributor II-41
Technological Advancements to Spur Growth in the Global MLCC
Market II-42
Table 32: Global MLCC Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Shipments by End-Use Segment Leading Players in
the Ceramic Capacitors Market (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-42
Leading Players in the Ceramic Capacitors Market II-42
Table 33: Leading Players in the Global Ceramic Capacitors
Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for
Kyocera, Murata, Taiyo-yuden, TDK and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 34: Leading Players in the Global Tantalum
Electrolytic Capacitors Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues for KEMET, Kyocera, NEC/Tokin, Panasonic,
Vishay and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43
Aluminum Capacitors Market - A Review II-43
Lead Based Variants - The Dominant Product Type II-44
Table 35: Global Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Market
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use
Application (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44
Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors - Competitive Scenario II-44
Japanese Players Lead the Fray II-44
China Dominates Low-end Sector, While Japan Leads Market
for High End Products II-45
Table 36: Leading Players in the Global Aluminum
Electrolytic Capacitors Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for Nichicon, Nippon Chemi-con,
Panasonic, Rubycon and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-45
High Costs - Major Drawback for Tantalum Capacitors II-45
Innovation in Capacitors - A Road to Success II-46
High-Capacitance Capacitors Lead the Market II-47
Miniature Components Rule the Roost II-47
Surface Mount Devices Gain Popularity II-47
Optimistic Growth Prospects for High Voltage Capacitors II-48
Table 37: Global Capacitors Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Shipments by Type (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-49
Capacitor Products for Solar Applications Increase II-49
Electronic Transformers: A Curtain Raiser II-49
Innovations Characterize the Electronic Transformers Market II-50
Application Opportunities Abound for Planar Transformers II-50
Low-Voltage Transformers Find Opportunities in Lighting Segment II-50
Electronic Relays: A Review II-51
Solid-State Relays: Growing in Popularity II-52
SSR Market Trends in a Nutshell II-52
Despite Growing Popularity of SSR, EMRs Continue to Find
Acceptance II-52
EMR Manufacturers Bet Big on Latching Type Relays II-53
Technological Developments Drive Demand for Electronic Relays II-53
Miniaturized Electronic Relays Grow in Popularity II-54
Miniature Relays Mounted on Printed Wiring Boards II-55
A Look at Other Key Technology Focus Areas II-55
Hybrid Relays Gain Prominence II-55
Prices Likely to Increase Further II-56
Production Line Innovations to Help Survive Cost Increases II-56
Switches II-56
Photonic Switches - A New Dawn II-56
Touch screen Interfaces Threatens Existence of Push-Button
Switches II-56
Resonators II-57
Expanding Application Areas Offer Growth Opportunities for
Quartz Crystal Resonators II-57
MEMS Resonators Offer an Alternative to Quartz Resonators II-57
MEMS'Ability to Meet Diverse Specifications- a Key Growth
Driver II-57
Expanding Application Areas of SAW Resonators - An Opportunity II-58

4. PRODUCT/SEGMENT OVERVIEW II-59
Passive Components II-59
Increasing Complexity of Electronics Boosting Demand for
Passives II-59
Passive Components: Leaded, Surface Mounted and Integrated II-59
Demand Influenced by Integrated Circuits II-59
Types of Electronic Components II-60
Resistors II-60
Semi-Fixed Variable Resistors II-60
Carbon Variable Resistors II-60
Carbon Film Fixed Resistors II-60
Metal Film Fixed Resistors II-61
Metal Oxide Film Fixed Resistors II-61
Wirewound Fixed Resistors II-61
Network Resistors II-61
Chip Resistors II-61
Capacitors II-62
An Introduction II-62
Types of Capacitors II-62
Ceramic Capacitors II-62
Forms of Ceramic Capacitor II-63
Low Permittivity II-63
High Permittivity II-63
Medium Permittivity II-63
Electrolytic Capacitors II-63
Electrolytic Capacitors at High or Low Temperatures II-64
Applications II-64
Drawbacks II-65
Types of Electrolytic Capacitors II-65
Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors II-65
Construction II-65
Tantalum Electrolytic Capacitor II-66
Capacity II-66
Applications II-66
Trimmer Capacitors II-67
Super Capacitors II-67
Transformers II-68
A Definition II-68
Components of a Transformer II-68
Functioning of Electronic Transformers II-68
Efficiency of Transformer II-69
Advantages II-69
Telecommunications: Largest End-Use Market II-69
Installation II-69
A Peek at Select Electronic Transformers II-69
Flyback Transformers II-69
Audio Frequency Transformers II-70
Piezoelectric Transformers II-70
RF Transformers II-70
IF Transformers II-70
Power Transformers II-70
High Voltage Transformers II-70
Resonators II-71
High Demand for Sophisticated Designs II-71
Dual Mode Resonators: Increasing Specificity in the Market II-71
Ceramic Resonators II-71
Connectors II-72
Connectors: Required at Six Levels II-72
Relays II-72
An Introduction II-72
How Does a Relay Work? II-73
Functions of Relays II-73
Applications of Relays II-73
Types of Relays II-74
Electromechanical Relays (EMRs) II-74
Basic Design of EMR II-74
Parts/Devices of EMR II-74
Types of EMR II-74
Monostable Relays II-74
Bistable Relays II-75
Solid State Relays (SSRs) II-75
How SSRs Work? II-75
Types of SSRs II-75
Reed-Relay-Coupled SSRs II-75
Photo-coupled SSRs II-75
Transformer-Coupled SSRs II-76
Miniaturized SSRs II-76
Switches II-76
Operated Manually to Open and Close Electronic Circuits II-76
Classification of Switches II-76
Sensors Replacing Switches II-76
Micro Switches II-77
Printed Wiring Boards II-77
Boards that Allow Connection of Components to Create a Circuit II-77
Single-Sided, Double-Sided, and Multilayer Boards II-77

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS II-78
Vishay Releases New Series of X1 Electromagnetic Interference
(EMI) Suppression Film Capacitors II-78
Vishay Introduces Enhanced PTN Series Precision Thin Film Chip
Resistors II-78
Pulse Electronics Unveils New Ultra-Low Profile Offset and
Halogen Free 10GBASE-T RJ45 Integrated Connector Module II-78
Abracon Rolls Out AOCTQ5 Series II-78
Abracon Launches -511 LAN Transformers for Long Haul Gigabit
Ethernet, Full-Duplex Applications II-78
Abracon Unveils High Performance ASGTX Series of Crystal
Oscillators II-79
Abracon Rolls Out ANFCA Series of NFC Antennas II-79
American Electronic Introduces PCB Safety Relay SIP512 Series II-79
American Electronic Releases SIS212 Series of PCB Safety Relay II-79
KEMET Launches T591 High Performance Automotive Grade Polymer
Tantalum Series II-79
KEMET Introduces Expanded Line of Aximax High Temperature
Axial Capacitors II-79
KEMET Launches New High Temperature Ceramic Capacitors II-80
KEMET Announces Market Expansion of Its Polymer Hermetic Seal
Portfolio II-80
KEMET Launches Next Generation Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors II-80
KEMET Launches New Ceramic High Voltage-High Temperature
Capacitors II-80
Alps Electric Develops “SKTG Series” Side Push TACT Switch™ II-80
Alps Electric Introduces SKST Series” Quiet Middle-Stroke TACT
Switchâ„¢ II-80
Alps Electric Rolls Out “SKTD Series” Side Push TACT Switch™ II-81
KYOCERA Develops CU02 Series High-Q 01005 Size Multilayer
Ceramic Capacitors II-81
Murata Rolls Out 1000mF model of EDLC DMF Series II-81
Murata Introduces World's Smallest 008004 Size (0.25×0.125 Mm)
Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors II-81
Murata Launches New Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors 0201 Size II-81
Murata Introduces Expanded Temperature Compensation-Type
Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors II-81
Nichicon Unveils EJ Series of DC-Filtering Cylindrical Film
Capacitors II-81
TDK Expands CGA Series of Automotive-Grade NP0 MLCC Capacitors II-82
TDK Unveils New Series of EPCOS Snap-In Aluminum Electrolytic
Capacitors II-82
Pulse Electronics Releases Four Input/Output (I/O) Connectors II-82
Pulse Electronics Introduces New 10GBASE-T Press-Fit
Integrated Connector Module (ICM) Product Family II-82
Pulse Electronics Introduces New EP13 Plus Platform II-82
Vishay Extends 159-PUL-SI Snap-in Power Aluminum Capacitors
with Rated Voltage to 500 V at +105 °C II-82
Vishay Introduces TANTAMOUNT® Surface-Mount Solid Tantalum
Molded Chip Capacitors II-83
Vishay Introduces New Wet Tantalum High- Energy Capacitor II-83
Vishay Rolls Out New Ultra-High-Capacitance Series of
Tantalum-Cased Wet Tantalum Capacitors II-83
Vishay Unveils Tantamount® 597D Series of Commercial Solid
Tantalum Chip Capacitors II-83
Abracon Rolls Out AST3TQ Series Of Precision Temperature
Compensated Crystal Oscillators II-83
Abracon Launches 1.50GHz High Performance TCXO/VCTCXO in 9.0 x
7.0mm Footprint II-84
Abracon Unveils AWCCA Series of Wireless Charging Coils II-84
Abracon Launches AMCA Series of High Performance, Multilayer
Chip Antennas II-84
Abracon Rolls Out New Family of Circuit Protection Devices II-84
Abracon Launches APAE Series of Passive Patch Antennas II-84
Abracon Releases Low Cost, Ultra Low Phase Noise Fixed and
Voltage Controlled Oscillators II-84
Abracon Unveils Ultra Low Power Real-Time-Clock Integrated
Circuits II-85
KEMET Rolls Out High Voltage Surface Mount Multilayer Ceramic
Capacitor Portfolio II-85
KEMET Releases Large Cell Supercapacitors and Supercapacitor
Modules II-85
KEMET Expands Terminal Polymer Tantalum Series II-85
KEMET Releases New ALS60/61 Screw Terminal Aluminum
Electrolytic Capacitors II-85
KEMET Launches new Radial Through Hole Ceramic Safety Disc
Capacitors II-85
KEMET Rolls Out New KEMET Power Solutions High Temperature (
KPS HT) Multilayer Stacked Capacitors II-86
KEMET Launches New Series Of Tantalum Surface Mount Capacitors II-86
Kyocera Develops New Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor II-86
Murata Expands Temperature Compensation-Type Monolithic
Ceramic Capacitors II-86
Murata Commercializes Low Profile Monolithic Ceramic Capacitor II-86
Murata Expands Capacity Lineup of Temperature Compensation-
Type Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors (1608 size) II-86
Nichicon Develops High-Voltage, Smaller Sized Aluminum
Electrolytic Capacitors II-87
OMRON Announces Plans to Launch Rotary Backlock FPC/FFC
Connectors II-87
Nippon Adds High Capacitance Low - Resistance Products to the
DXE Series II-87
KEMET Offers Aerospace and Defense Capacitors Range through
Digi-Key II-87
Teledyne Relays Rolls Out New SHDC Relay Series II-87
KEMET Offers COTS Ceramic Capacitors II-87
Teledyne Relays Releases New DHR Relay Series II-87
Teledyne Relays Releases New SI Relay Series II-88
Schneider Electricâ„¢ Unveils Magnecraft Voltage Sensing Relay II-88
API Technologies Launches MIL Grade SMPS Ceramic Capacitors II-88
AVX Unveils FB Series DC Link Capacitors II-88
KEMET Launches T545 Series Capacitors II-88
KEMET Launches Polyester and Polypropylene Radial Film Series II-88
ICE Components Launches CT06 Transformers II-89
Wurth Electronics Midcom Launches Planar SMD Transformer Series II-89
Foster Transformer Unveils New Isolation Transformers II-89
Pulse Electronics Launches High Isolation Switch Mode Power
Transformers II-89
Eaton Extends XT and C440 Range of Electronic Overload Relays II-89
Vishay Intertechnology Launches MKP1848S DC Polypropylene Film
Capacitor II-89
KEMET Launches Novel Line of Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors II-89
Vishay Intertechnology Launches Novel TL3 Series II-90
AVX Unveils Miniature GX01 Ultra-Broadband Capacitor in GX Series II-90
NIC Components Introduces New Range of Electrolytic Capacitors II-90
Vishay Intertechnology Launches New Range of VJ HIFREQ Capacitors II-90
KEMET Launches New Range of MnO2 T428 Capacitors II-90
KEMET Expands T540 and T541 Series Capacitors II-90
KEMET Expands FT-CAP Range of Dielectrics II-91
AVX Rolls Out New Accu-P® RF Capacitors II-91
AVX Corporation Expands SkyCap® SR Series of Capacitors II-91
Murata Manufacturing Launches GJM02 Series Capacitors II-91
Rubycon Carlit Launches New PC-CON Products II-91
Nichicon Launches F97 Series of Highly Reliable Capacitors II-91
TDK Launches New Range of CGJ Capacitors II-92
TDK Expands Range of X8R Capacitors II-92
Rubycon Launches New Range of LLE Capacitors II-92
Murata Unveils GJM02 Series of Chip MLCC II-92
TDK Corporation Introduces New Film Capacitor LCap for Motor
Applications II-92
Murata Offers Capacitors with X8L Characteristics II-92
Nichicon Expands GX Series Capacitors Range II-92
Nichicon Corporation Expands Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid
Electrolytic Capacitors Range II-93
Alps Electric Introduces SSCQ Series Two-Way Detector Switch II-93
Panasonic Launches EZP-E Series Metalized Polypropylene DC
Link Film Capacitors II-93
Murata Manufacturing Unveils KCA SMD Safety "Y2" Capacitor II-93
TDK Develops New TDK Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors II-93
TDK-EPC Develops MKP DC B2562EPCOS Power Capacitors Range II-93
Alps Electric Develops SSCL Series Two-Way Detector Switch II-93

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-94
MegaChips Takes Over SiTime II-94
TTI Acquires HuaTong Electronic II-94
Littelfuse Acquires Hamlin II-94
Murata Begins Mass Production Of 0805-Size Monolithic Ceramic
Capacitors II-94
KEMET Inaugurates New Electrolytic Innovation Center in the UK II-94
NEC TOKIN Begins Operations in Philippines II-94
API Technologies Acquires Assets of RTI Electronics II-95
Elektron Technology and Digi-Key Extends Global Distribution
Agreement to Add Arcolectric Products II-95
Intersil and Mouser Electronics Ink Global Distribution Agreement II-95
Methode Electronics Enters into Marketing and Technology
Partnership with SBE II-95
Digi-Key and Thomas Research Products Enter into Global
Distribution Agreement II-95
Cornell Dubilier Electronics Takes over SBE Barre's Orange
Drop Film-Capacitor Product Lines II-95
Ultra Electronics Takes Over Power Conversion Business of RFI II-96
KEMET Forms Joint Venture to Acquire Stake in NEC Tokin II-96
Digi-Key Inks Distribution Agreement with Rubycon II-96
Standex International Takes Over Meder Electronic II-96
Wabtec Takes Over Mors Smitt II-96
EPCOS India Unveils New Factory for Capacity Expansion of
Power Capacitors in Northern India II-96
ABB Takes Over Thomas and Betts II-97

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-98
ABB (Switzerland) II-98
ABRACON CORPORATION (US) II-98
Acme Electric (US) II-99
Aleph America Corporation (US) II-99
Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-100
Alstom Signaling, Inc. (US) II-100
American Electronic Components Inc. (US) II-100
Amphenol (US) II-100
API Technologies Corp. (US) II-101
AVX Corporation (USA) II-101
Datronix Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-102
Delta Electronics Inc. (Taiwan) II-102
Eaton Corp. (US) II-103
ELECTRONICON Kondensatoren GmbH (Germany) II-103
Electronic Relays (I) Pvt. Ltd. (India) II-104
FCI Electronics (Singapore) II-104
Fujitsu Component Limited (Japan) II-104
Gilard Electronics Pvt. Ltd. (India) II-105
Hamlin (US) II-105
Hammond Mfg. Co. Ltd. (Canada) II-105
Hasco Relays and Electronics International Corp. (US) II-105
Hitachi AIC, Inc. (Japan) II-106
Ibiden Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-106
JST Mfg. Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-106
Jyoti Ltd. (India) II-107
KEMET Corporation (USA) II-107
Kyocera Corporation (Japan) II-107
Microsemi Corporation (US) II-108
MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Japan) II-108
Molex (US) II-108
Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (Japan) II-109
Namolectric Controls (India) II-109
NEC TOKIN Corporation (Japan) II-110
Nichicon Corporation (Japan) II-110
Nippon Chemi-Con (Japan) II-110
Nippon Mektron Ltd. (Japan) II-111
Omron Corporation (Japan) II-111
Panasonic Corporation (Japan) II-112
Pran Electronics Pvt. Ltd. (India) II-112
Payton Group (Israel) II-113
Pulse Electronics (US) II-113
Rubycon Corp. (Japan) II-113
Samsung Electro-Mechanics (Korea) II-113
Schneider Electric SA (France) II-114
Shenzhen Click Technology Limited (China) II-114
Shenzhen Sunlord Electronics Co. Ltd. (China) II-114
Shoulder Electronics Limited (China) II-115
SiTime Corporation (US) II-115
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-115
TDK Corporation (Japan) II-116
TE Connectivity Ltd. (US) II-116
Teledyne Technologies Inc. (US) II-117
Token Electronics Industry Co, Ltd. (Taiwan) II-117
Unimicron Corporation (Taiwan) II-118
Vanlong Technology Co, Ltd. (China) II-118
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (USA) II-118
Walsin Technology Corporation (Taiwan) II-119
Xiamen Hongfa Electroacoustic Co., Ltd. (China) II-119
Xiamen Golden-Switch Electronics Co., Ltd. (China) II-119
Yageo Corporation (Taiwan) II-120
Yazaki Corporation (Japan) II-120
Yueqing Meishuo Electric Co., Ltd. (China) II-120

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-121
Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electronic Components by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 39: World Historic Review for Electronic Components by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 40: World 14-Year Perspective for Electronic Components
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Resistors by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 42: World Historic Review for Resistors by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 43: World 14-Year Perspective for Resistors by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Resistors by Product Segment - Semi-Fixed Variable Resistors,
Carbon Variable Resistors, Other Variable Resistors, Carbon
Film Fixed Resistors, Metal Film Fixed Resistors, Metal Oxide
Film Fixed Resistors, Wire Wound Fixed Resistors, Network
Resistors, Chip Resistors and Other Fixed Resistors Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 45: World Historic Review for Resistors by Product
Segment - Semi-Fixed Variable Resistors, Carbon Variable
Resistors, Other Variable Resistors, Carbon Film Fixed
Resistors, Metal Film Fixed Resistors, Metal Oxide Film Fixed
Resistors, Wire Wound Fixed Resistors, Network Resistors, Chip
Resistors and Other Fixed Resistors Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 46: World 14-Year Perspective for Resistors by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Semi-Fixed
Variable Resistors, Carbon Variable Resistors, Other Variable
Resistors, Carbon Film Fixed Resistors, Metal Film Fixed
Resistors, Metal Oxide Film Fixed Resistors, Wire Wound Fixed
Resistors, Network Resistors, Chip Resistors and Other Fixed
Resistors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Capacitors by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 48: World Historic Review for Capacitors by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 49: World 14-Year Perspective for Capacitors by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 50: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Capacitors by Product Segment - Variable Capacitors, Aluminum
Electrolytic Fix Capacitors, Tantalum Electrolytic Fixed
Capacitors, Ceramic Fixed Capacitors, Organic Film Fixed
Capacitors, Metallized Organic Film Capacitors, and Other
Fixed Capacitors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133

Table 51: World Historic Review for Capacitors by Product
Segment - Variable Capacitors, Aluminum Electrolytic Fix
Capacitors, Tantalum Electrolytic Fixed Capacitors, Ceramic
Fixed Capacitors, Organic Film Fixed Capacitors, Metallized
Organic Film Capacitors, and Other Fixed Capacitors Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 52: World 14-Year Perspective for Capacitors by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Variable
Capacitors, Aluminum Electrolytic Fix Capacitors, Tantalum
Electrolytic Fixed Capacitors, Ceramic Fixed Capacitors,
Organic Film Fixed Capacitors, Metallized Organic Film
Capacitors, and Other Fixed Capacitors Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 53: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Transformers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-136

Table 54: World Historic Review for Transformers by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 55: World 14-Year Perspective for Transformers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 56: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Transformers by Product Segment - RFTS and IFTS Transformers,
Audio Frequency Transformers, Power Transformers, High
Frequency Power Transformers, High Voltage Transformers,
Flyback Transformers, Deflection Yoke Transformers and Other
Transformers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 57: World Historic Review for Transformers by Product
Segment - RFTS and IFTS Transformers, Audio Frequency
Transformers, Power Transformers, High Frequency Power
Transformers, High Voltage Transformers, Flyback Transformers,
Deflection Yoke Transformers and Other Transformers Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 58: World 14-Year Perspective for Transformers by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
RFTS and IFTS Transformers, Audio Frequency Transformers, Power
Transformers, High Frequency Power Transformers, High Voltage
Transformers, Flyback Transformers, Deflection Yoke
Transformers and Other Transformers Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 59: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Resonators by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-142

Table 60: World Historic Review for Resonators by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-143

Table 61: World 14-Year Perspective for Resonators by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-144

Table 62: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Connectors by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 63: World Historic Review for Connectors by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 64: World 14-Year Perspective for Connectors by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 65: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Connectors by Product Segment - PCB Connectors, Rectangular
I/O Connectors, Circular Connectors, RF Coaxial Connectors,
and Other Connectors Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-148

Table 66: World Historic Review for Connectors by Product
Segment - PCB Connectors, Rectangular I/O Connectors, Circular
Connectors, RF Coaxial Connectors, and Other Connectors
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 67: World 14-Year Perspective for Connectors by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for PCB
Connectors, Rectangular I/O Connectors, Circular Connectors,
RF Coaxial Connectors, and Other Connectors Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-150

Table 68: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Relays by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-151

Table 69: World Historic Review for Relays by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 70: World 14-Year Perspective for Relays by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-153

Table 71: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Relays by Product Segment - Electromechanical Relays (EMRs)
Solid State Relays (SSRs) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-154

Table 72: World Historic Review for Relays by Product Segment -
Electromechanical Relays (EMRs) Solid State Relays (SSRs)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-155

Table 73: World 14-Year Perspective for Relays by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Electromechanical Relays (EMRs) Solid State Relays (SSRs)
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-156

Table 74: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Switches by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-157

Table 75: World Historic Review for Switches by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-158

Table 76: World 14-Year Perspective for Switches by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-159

Table 77: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Switches by Product Segment - Toggle Switches, Slide Switches,
Rotary Switches, Keyboard Switches, and Other Switches Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-160

Table 78: World Historic Review for Switches by Product
Segment - Toggle Switches, Slide Switches, Rotary Switches,
Keyboard Switches, and Other Switches Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-161

Table 79: World 14-Year Perspective for Switches by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Toggle
Switches, Slide Switches, Rotary Switches, Keyboard Switches,
and Other Switches Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-162

Table 80: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Printed Wiring Boards (PWBs) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-163

Table 81: World Historic Review for Printed Wiring Boards
(PWBs) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-164

Table 82: World 14-Year Perspective for Printed Wiring Boards
(PWBs) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-165

Table 83: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Printed Wiring Boards (PWBs) by Product Segment - Single Sided
Rigid PWBs, Double Sided Rigid PWBs, Multilayer Rigid PWBs and
Flexible PWBs Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-166

Table 84: World Historic Review for Printed Wiring Boards
(PWBs) by Product Segment - Single Sided Rigid PWBs, Double
Sided Rigid PWBs, Multilayer Rigid PWBs and Flexible PWBs
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-167

Table 85: World 14-Year Perspective for Printed Wiring Boards
(PWBs) by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Single Sided Rigid PWBs, Double Sided Rigid PWBs,
Multilayer Rigid PWBs and Flexible PWBs Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-168


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Overview III-1
Market Trends III-2
US Faces Strong Competition from South East Asian Countries III-2
Specialty Applications to Drive Demand for Passive Components III-2
Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Regulations Drives Growth
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