This is the new updated global market research report on aluminum electrolytic capacitors, including radial leaded, vertical chip, axial leaded, solid polymer molded chip; snap mount, screw terminal and specialty aluminum capacitor configurations. The study addresses the global value and volume of demand as well as average unit pricing from a historical perspective and with forecasts to 2018. The study estimates global consumption value by end-use market segment, including consumer AV, computer, industrial, automotive, communications infrastructure and specialty end-use markets; and addresses global consumption value by world region and key country of consumption with emphasis upon China, Japan, Germany, USA, Mexico, Korea, Thailand and Singapore.
The study also addresses the costs to produce aluminum electrolytic capacitors, including fixed and variable costs, with an emphasis upon raw materials. A complete analysis of the supply chain for capacitor foil, including etched anode and cathode foils is also included in the study. The study also has a detailed section on market trends and directions in aluminum electrolytic capacitors, including the adoption of conductive polymers, the expansion into carbon and lithium ion “supercapacitors”; and the focus on aluminum electrolytic capacitors for renewable energy systems. Global sales and market share estimates are made for the top 13 vendors with revenues above $90 million USD worldwide in aluminum capacitor sales. The study also forecasts global consumption of aluminum electrolytic capacitors to 2018 based upon component type and configuration; end-use market segment; cathode system and world region.