Wednesday, July 25, 2012

High Temperature Capacitors (>175 Degrees C): World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: FY 2012-2017

Forecasted changes in temperature requirements in defense and downhole pump electronics have challenged the capacitor industry to produce new products that can operate in exceedingly higher temperatures for longer time periods of time.  For years the operating temperature and available capacitance values of competing high temperature dielectrics was limited to about 200 degrees C and picofarad levels of capacitance.  There was also the added problem of limited volumetric efficiency of the capacitors being consumed.  Therefore, the trend has been to increase the operating temperature of the capacitors competing in the space, to increase the available capacitance values of the capacitors competing in the space, and to expand the product offering with respect to capacitor case size, configuration and performance for extended periods of time at such high temperatures.  Multiple dielectrics are now employed to operate at elevated temperatures and include ceramic, tantalum, plastic film, mica, solid aluminum, glass, silicon, diamond-like and aluminum oxynitride.  Ceramic, tantalum, plastic film, glass and diamond-like capacitors have established reliability in the high temperature arena, while solid aluminum, silicon and aluminum oxynitride are emerging technologies.  Because of the end-markets into which these high temperature capacitors are sold include both defense and oil & gas related electronic sub-assemblies, these high temperature capacitors are usually subjected to additional rigors of extreme environments in addition to extreme temperatures, including enhanced vibration frequencies, high voltage environments, and radiation exposure.  Subsequently failure modes for these “application specific” capacitors include delamination, tomb-stoning, thermal stress cracking, wild fluctuations in capacitance with temperature; and questionable insulation resistance.  This study addresses the growing market for capacitors in the 175 degree C to 450 degree C operating temperature range, and forecasts the rate of global consumption over the next five years. Published June 2012, 132 Pages I ISBN # 1-893211-90-8 (2012). High Temperature Capacitors (>175 Degrees C): World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: FY 2012-2017

High Voltage Capacitors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2012-2017 ISBN # 1-893211-90-8 (HV2012)

Paumanok Publications, Inc. announces the release of “High Voltage Capacitors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities” that quantifies the global market value for high voltage capacitors across multiple dielectrics, including high voltage plastic film capacitors, high voltage aluminum electrolytic capacitors, high voltage ceramic capacitors, high voltage tantalum wet capacitors, high voltage reconstituted mica capacitors, high voltage glass capacitors and high voltage diamond like carbon capacitors.  The report quantifies and qualifies the technology behind each dielectric and discusses why each is used in high voltage applications.  It also compares each dielectric with respect to its voltage handling capabilities, and addresses the unique qualities of each high voltage dielectric.  The study also offers a detailed market overview that offers an executive summary of the findings in their aggregate form, including overall demand by dielectric, by component configuration, by voltage rating, by world region, by end-use market segment; with overall vendor sales and market shares within each sub-category.  The study also offers forecasts by type and dielectric, by world region, and by end-use market segment to 2017.  The chapter on high voltage plastic film capacitors looks closely at the high voltage polypropylene AC capacitor market in power transmission and distribution, industrial power factor correction, motor run, microwave oven, magnetic ballast and power film applications, and the radial leaded AC & Pulse capacitor markets for degaussing circuits.  The high voltage aluminum electrolytic capacitor market segment focuses on screw terminal and snap-in aluminum capacitor markets worldwide.  The ceramic capacitor segment looks at the global markets for high voltage MLCC, MLC leaded, SLC disc and “doorknob” type high voltage ceramic capacitors.  Other markets discussed include high voltage tantalum wet slug, high voltage mica, high voltage glass and high voltage DLC capacitor markets.  Overall sales and market shares are given within each sub-segment of the market, as are global shipments by world region and end-use market segment.  Detailed forecasts to 2017. ISBN # 1-893211-90-8 (HV2012) 310 Pages, $2500 USD, Published July