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Supercapacitors: Technology Developments and Global Markets

Supercapacitors: Technology Developments and Global Markets

The global market for supercapacitors increased from $643.4 million in 2012 to $776.8 million in 2013. With a market value of $873.2 million in 2014, this market is expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2019, corresponding to a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.4% during 2014 to 2019 period.

This report provides:

An overview of the global markets for supercapacitor technologies and developments, including a description of their types and fabrication technologies.

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, 2013, 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019.

Estimate for supercapacitors by type, application, and region, with growth forecasts for each market segment.

An updated review of current producers of supercapacitors.

Comprehensive profiles of major players in the supercapacitor industry.


SCOPE OF REPORT

This report provides an updated review of supercapacitor technology, including materials and production processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for this technology.

BCC Research delineates the current market status for supercapacitors, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The EDLC market is analyzed based on the following segments: device type, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are also discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of supercapacitors are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for these products are also identified and described by sector (i.e., electronics, energy, transportation, medical, and sensors and instrumentation).

The second section provides a technological review of supercapacitors along with a description of the types of materials used for their manufacturing and a current review of EDLC configurations and their fabrication methods. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2011, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section offers a global market analysis of EDLCs. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (device type, application and region) with actual data for the years 2012 and 2013 and estimated revenues for 2014.

The analysis of current EDLC revenues is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. The third section concludes with projected revenues for supercapacitors within each segment together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2014 through 2019.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of supercapacitors together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis with a summary of patents related to supercapacitor types, fabrication methods and applications. The patents examined in this study were issued from 2012 through 2014. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and EDLC type.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR SUPERCAPACITORS, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR SUPERCAPACITORS, 2012-2019 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES AND SUPERCAPACITORS
TABLE 1 ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES, 2014
CAPACITORS
BATTERIES
SUPERCAPACITORS
COMPARISON OF ENERGY STORAGE CAPABILITY
Ragone Plot
TABLE 2 CAPACITORS, SUPERCAPACITORS, BATTERIES: TYPICAL
PROPERTIES, 2014
MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF SUPERCAPACITORS AND RECENT EVENTS
TABLE 3 SUPERCAPACITORS - TECHNOLOGICAL MILESTONES
FIGURE 1 SUPERCAPACITORS: WORLDWIDE PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS ISSUED, 1990-2013
CURRENT AND EMERGING APPLICATIONS FOR SUPERCAPACITORS
TABLE 4 CURRENT AND EMERGING APPLICATIONS OF SUPERCAPACITORS, 2014
ELECTRONICS
TABLE 5 SUPERCAPACITORS IN THE ELECTRONICS SECTOR, 2014
TRANSPORTATION
TABLE 6 SUPERCAPACITORS IN THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR, 2014
ENERGY
TABLE 7 SUPERCAPACITORS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR, 2014
SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION
TABLE 8 SUPERCAPACITORS IN THE SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION SECTOR, 2014
MEDICAL
TABLE 9 SUPERCAPACITORS IN THE MEDICAL SECTOR, 2014
CHAPTER 4 TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION
MATERIALS, TYPES AND FABRICATION PROCESS
BASIC SUPERCAPACITOR CONFIGURATION AND MATERIALS
Electrodes
Carbon Electrodes
Polymer Electrodes
Metal Oxide Electrodes
Electrodes from Semiconducting Nanostructures
Composite Electrodes
Nomenclature
Symmetric and Asymmetric EDLCs
Supercapacitor/Battery Hybrid Devices
Separator
Electrolyte
Organic Electrolytes
Aqueous Electrolytes
TABLE 10 TYPICAL MATERIALS FOR FABRICATION OF SUPERCAPACITORS, 2014
Capacitor Design Optimization
FABRICATION PROCESS
Monopolar Cell
Bipolar Cell
LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS, 2012 TO PRESENT
FLEXIBLE GRAPHENE SUPERCAPACITOR
HIGH ENERGY DENSITY MICRO-SUPERCAPACITORS
EDLC ELECTRODES BASED ON CELLULOSE FIBERS
MAGNETICALLY MODIFIED MANGANESE DIOXIDE ELECTRODES FOR ASYMMETRIC SUPERCAPACITORS
GRAPHENE-BASED SCREEN-PRINTABLE INK FOR SUPERCAPACITORS
SUPERCAPACITOR FIBERS
EDLC ELECTRODES MADE FROM HEMP FIBERS
SUPERCAPACITORS FROM CRUMPLED GRAPHENE
OTHER RELEVANT R&D ACTIVITIES
TABLE 11 OTHER RELEVANT R &D ACTIVITIES, 2014
CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL MARKETS
ANALYSIS OUTLINE
GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 12 SUPERCAPACITORS: CURRENT MARKET AND FORECAST, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 2 SUPERCAPACITORS: CURRENT MARKET AND FORECAST, 2012-2019 ($ MILLIONS)
CURRENT MARKET STATUS
CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 13 CURRENT MARKET FOR SUPERCAPACITORS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 3 CURRENT MARKET FOR SUPERCAPACITORS, 2012-2014 ($ MILLIONS)
REVENUES BY SUPERCAPACITOR TYPE
TABLE 14 SUPERCAPACITORS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 4 SUPERCAPACITORS: MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 (%)
REVENUES BY APPLICATION
TABLE 15 SUPERCAPACITORS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 5 SUPERCAPACITORS: MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 (%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 16 SUPERCAPACITORS: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 6 SUPERCAPACITORS: MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2014 (%)
MARKET GROWTH TRENDS
INDUSTRY GROWTH
Electronics
General Semiconductor Industry
TABLE 17 SEMICONDUCTORS: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
Mobile Phones
TABLE 18 FORECAST - MOBILE PHONES AND SMARTPHONES: GLOBAL REVENUES, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
Portable Computers and E-Book Readers
TABLE 19 FORECAST - PORTABLE COMPUTERS AND E-BOOK READERS: GLOBAL REVENUES, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
Digital Cameras
Appliances and Home Improvement Electronics
Safety and Security
TABLE 20 FORECAST - SAFETY AND SECURITY: GLOBAL REVENUES, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
Other Emerging Applications in Electronics
Digital Signage
Smart Cards
Wearable Electronics
Transportation
General Automotive Industry
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
TABLE 21 FORECAST - ELECTRIC VEHICLES: GLOBAL DEMAND, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSANDS UNITS)
Energy
Wind Turbines
TABLE 22 FORECAST - WIND TURBINES: GLOBAL MARKET, THROUGH 2019
Photovoltaic Modules
TABLE 23 FORECAST - PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES: GLOBAL PRODUCTION BY TYPE, THROUGH 2019 (MW)
FIGURE 7 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES: PRODUCTION SHARE BY TYPE, 2019 (%)
Flexible Solar Cells
Fuel Cells
Thermoelectric Devices
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
Electrical Grids
Sensors and Instrumentation
TABLE 24 FORECAST - PORTABLE INSTRUMENTS AND WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS: GLOBAL REVENUES, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
Medical
TABLE 25 FORECAST: DEFIBRILLATORS AND CARDIAC PACEMAKERS: GLOBAL REVENUES, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
Portable and Wearable Medical Devices
TECHNOLOGICAL AND PRICE TRENDS
Trends in the Energy and Environmental Sectors
Trends in the Electronics Sector
Trends in Printed Electronics
Trends in Power Electronics
Price Trends
TABLE 26 UNIT PRICE FOR SUPERCAPACITORS, 1985-2014
Other Trends
REGIONAL TRENDS
MARKET FORECAST
REVENUES BY SUPERCAPACITOR TYPE
TABLE 27 FORECAST - SUPERCAPACITORS: GLOBAL-REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 8 FORECAST - SUPERCAPACITORS: MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2019 (%)
REVENUES BY APPLICATION
TABLE 28 FORECAST - SUPERCAPACITORS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 9 FORECAST - SUPERCAPACITORS: MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2019 (%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 29 FORECAST - SUPERCAPACITORS: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 10 FORECAST - SUPERCAPACITORS: MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2019 (%)
CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
MANUFACTURERS OF SUPERCAPACITORS
TABLE 30 MANUFACTURERS OF SUPERCAPACITORS, 2014
TABLE 31 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF SUPERCAPACITORS BY TYPE, 2014
TABLE 32 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF SUPERCAPACITORS BY TYPE AND REGION, 2014
FIGURE 11 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF SUPERCAPACITORS: DISTRIBUTION BY COMPANY SIZE AND REGION, 2014 (NUMBER OF COMPANIES)
FIGURE 12 HISTORICAL GROWTH OF SUPPLIERS OF SUPERCAPACITORS, 2014 (NUMBER OF COMPANIES)
OTHER PLAYERS IN THE SUPERCAPACITOR INDUSTRY
TABLE 33 OTHER RELEVANT PLAYERS IN THE SUPERCAPACITOR INDUSTRY, 2014
COMPANY PROFILES
AVX
CAP-XX
ELNA
ELTON
LS MTRON
MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES
NESSCAP
NEC TOKIN
NICHICON
NIPPON CHEMI-CON
PANASONIC
SAMWHA ELECTRIC
SANDVIK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
SEIKO
SHIZUKI ELECTRIC
CHAPTER 7 PATENT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION
SUMMARY OF PATENTS AWARDED FROM 2012 THROUGH 2014
TABLE 34 SUPERCAPACITORS - U.S. PATENTS, 2014
TABLE 35 SUPERCAPACITORS - U.S. PATENTS, 2013
TABLE 36 SUPERCAPACITORS - U.S. PATENTS, 2012
GENERAL TRENDS
TABLE 37 SUPERCAPACITORS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2012-2014 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
FIGURE 13 SUPERCAPACITORS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2012-2014 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION
FIGURE 14 SUPERCAPACITORS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY REGION, 2012-2014 (%)
FIGURE 15 SUPERCAPACITORS: U.S. PATENTS BY COUNTRY, 2012-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TABLE 38 SUPERCAPACITORS: ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS, 2012-2014
FIGURE 16 SUPERCAPACITORS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY ORGANIZATION TYPE, 2012-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY PATENT CATEGORY
FIGURE 17 SUPERCAPACITORS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY CATEGORY, 2012-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY APPLICATION
FIGURE 18 SUPERCAPACITORS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY APPLICATION, 2012-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY SUPERCAPACITOR TYPE
FIGURE 19 SUPERCAPACITORS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY TYPE, 2012-2014 (%)
FIGURE 20 CARBON-BASED SUPERCAPACITORS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY TYPE, 2012-2014 (%)

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