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Thermal Interface Materials: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets

Thermal Interface Materials: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets

The global market for thermal interface materials reached $715.9 million in 2014. This market is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% to reach nearly $1.1 billion in 2020.

This report provides:
An overview of the global market for thermal interface materials, which have experienced growing demand with the increased need for thermal management technologies.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.
Identification of thermal interface materials (TIM) technologies and products with the greatest commercial potential in the near to mid-term, and of companies that are best positioned to meet this demand because of proprietary technologies, strategic alliances, or other advantages.
Discussion of TIM products, such as thermal greases, thermal compounds, thermal pads, adhesive films and tapes, epoxies, and phase-change materials.
Applications and end users.
Industry structure and competition.
Patent analysis.


SCOPE AND FORMAT

The report addresses the global market for thermal interface materials products during the period from 2014 through 2020, including:
Thermal greases.
Thermal compounds.
Thermal pads.
Adhesive films and tapes.
Epoxies.
Phase-change materials.
Metal-based TIM.

The report format includes these major elements:
Executive summary.
TIM overview.
TIM technologies and products.
Applications and end users.
Developers and suppliers.
Market estimates and projections.
Industry structure and competition.
Patent analysis.

The geographic scope for this report is the global market.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY BACKGROUND
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE AND FORMAT
INFORMATION SOURCES AND METHODOLOGY
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY YPE,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY YPE,
2014-2020 (%)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS
DEFINITION
PROPERTIES
TABLE 1 THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PROPERTIES
Thickness
Viscosity
Dielectric Strength
Thermal Conductivity
Thermal Contact Resistance
Thermal Impedance
Modulus
Thermal Expansion Coefficient
Operating Temperature
THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL TYPES
TABLE 2 THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL TYPES
THERMAL GREASES
THERMAL COMPOUNDS
THERMAL PADS
THERMAL TAPES
EPOXIES
PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS
OTHER MATERIALS
END USES
TABLE 3 GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
COMPUTERS
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL PERSONAL COMPUTER SHIPMENTS BY TYPE, 2014-2020 (MILLION UNITS)
FIGURE 2 COMPUTER-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
FIGURE 3 GLOBAL MOBILE PHONE HANDSET SHIPMENTS, 2014-2020 (MILLION UNITS)
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 5 TELECOMMUNICATIONS-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
AUTOMOTIVE
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION, 2014-2020 (MILLION UNITS)
FIGURE 7 MOTOR VEHICLE-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 9 CONSUMER PRODUCT-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
MEDICAL AND OFFICE ELECTRONICS
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL MEDICAL AND OFFICE ELECTRONICS MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 11 MEDICAL AND OFFICE ELECTRONICS-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
INDUSTRIAL AND MILITARY ELECTRONICS
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL AND MILITARY ELECTRONICS MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 13 OTHER INDUSTRIAL AND MILITARY MARKETS FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Light-Emitting Diodes
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL SALES OF LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 15 LIGHT-EMITTING-DIODE RELATED MARKET FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Renewable Energy
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL SALES OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC AND WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 17 RENEWABLE ENERGY-RELATED FOR ELECTRONIC THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
TABLE 4 GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
NORTH AMERICA
EUROPE
OTHER ASIA-PACIFIC
MARKET SIZE AND SEGMENTATION
GROWTH TRENDS
FIGURE 18 GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
MATERIAL TYPE
TABLE 5 GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 19 GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014-2020 (%)
END USES
TABLE 6 GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 20 GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020 (%)
GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
TABLE 7 MAJOR THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 21 GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 (%)
CHAPTER 4 IMPORTANCE OF THERMAL MANAGEMENT
FIGURE 22 CAUSES OF ELECTRONIC FAILURE (% OF OCCURRENCES)
ENVIRONMENTAL AND REGULATORY FACTORS IN THERMAL MANAGEMENT
GLOBAL AND REGIONAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET TRENDS
TABLE 8 GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 23 GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 9 GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 24 GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT PRODUCT MARKET SHARE TRENDS, 2014-2020 (%)
CHAPTER 5 THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS
POLYMER COMPOSITES
POLYMERS
Silicones
Polyurethane
Acrylates
Epoxy
FILLERS
TABLE 10 THERMAL INTERFACE FILLER MATERIAL PROPERTIES
Ceramics
Alumina
Aluminum Nitride
Beryllium Oxide
Other Ceramic Fillers
Metals
Carbonaceous Materials
Carbon Fibers
Diamond
Graphene
Carbon Nanotubes
NANOSTRUCTURED POLYMERS
PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS
PHASE-CHANGE MATERIAL TYPES
Paraffin
Non-Paraffin Organic Phase-Change Materials
Salt Hydrates
Eutectic Salts
Phase-Change Metal Alloys
Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Phase-Change Materials in
Electronic Applications
TABLE 11 SOLID AND LIQUID PHASE-CHANGE MATERIAL PROPERTIES
ENCAPSULATION SYSTEMS
METALS
SOLDER
TABLE 12 THERMAL SOLDERS
METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES
OTHER METAL INTERFACE MATERIALS
Liquid Metal
Soft Metal Alloy
CARBON-MATRIX COMPOSITES
DISPENSING
MANUAL DISPENSING
SILK-SCREENABLE INTERFACE MATERIALS
AUTOMATED DISPENSING
CHAPTER 6 THERMAL GREASES
SUMMARY
FIGURE 25 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASES MARKET, 2014 TO 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TECHNOLOGIES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
MATERIALS
Matrix Materials
Filler Materials
Ceramics
TABLE 13 CERAMIC FILLERS USED IN THERMAL GREASES
Metals
TABLE 14 METAL FILLERS USED IN THERMAL GREASES
Carbon
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
FIGURE 26 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY END USE, 2014 (%)
SUPPLIERS
TABLE 15 THERMAL GREASE SUPPLIERS
MARKETS
TABLE 16 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
PRODUCT SEGMENTS
FIGURE 27 CONSUMPTION OF SILICONE VERSUS SILICONE-FREE THERMAL GREASES, 2014 (%)
FIGURE 28 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY FILLER MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 (%)
TABLE 17 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY FILLER MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 29 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE PRODUCT MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020 (%)
END-USER SEGMENTS
TABLE 18 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASES MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 30 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASES MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020 (%)
GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENTS
FIGURE 31 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY REGION, 2014 (%)
TABLE 19 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 32 GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 (%)
CHAPTER 7 THERMAL COMPOUNDS
SUMMARY
FIGURE 33 GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TECHNOLOGIES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
THERMAL COMPOUND TYPES
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
FIGURE 34 GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY END USE, 2014 (%)
SUPPLIERS
TABLE 20 THERMAL ELASTOMER SUPPLIERS
MARKETS
TABLE 21 GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
END-USER SEGMENTS
TABLE 22 GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 35 GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020 (%)
MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
FIGURE 36 GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY REGION, 2014 (%)
TABLE 23 GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 37 GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 (%)
CHAPTER 8 THERMAL PADS
SUMMARY
FIGURE 38 GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TECHNOLOGIES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
MATERIALS
Elastomers
Fillers
Matrix Materials
USING THERMAL PADS
APPLICATIONS AND END USERS
FIGURE 39 GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY END USE, 2014 (%)
SUPPLIERS
TABLE 24 THERMAL PAD SUPPLIERS
MARKETS
END-USE SEGMENTS
TABLE 25 GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 40 GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020 (%)
MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
FIGURE 41 GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY REGION, 2014 (%)
TABLE 26 GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 42 GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 9 THERMAL ADHESIVE TAPES
SUMMARY
FIGURE 43 GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE TAPE MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TECHNOLOGIES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
MATERIALS
Carbon Nanotube Tapes
THERMAL ADHESIVE TAPE USE
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
FIGURE 44 GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY END USE, 2014 (%)`
SUPPLIERS
TABLE 27 THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE SUPPLIERS
MARKETS
END-USE SEGMENTS
TABLE 28 GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 45 GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020 (%)
MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
FIGURE 46 GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY REGION, 2014 (%)
TABLE 29 GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 47 GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 (%)
CHAPTER 10 EPOXY THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS
SUMMARY
FIGURE 48 GLOBAL EPOXY THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TECHNOLOGIES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
MATERIALS
Resins and Hardeners
Fillers
Other Ingredients
THERMAL EPOXY APPLICATION
APPLICATIONS
FIGURE 49 GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY END USE SEGMENTS, 2014 (%)
SUPPLIERS
TABLE 30 THERMAL EPOXY SUPPLIERS
MARKETS
END-USE SEGMENTS
TABLE 31 GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 50 GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020 (%)
MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
FIGURE 51 GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY REGION, 2014 (%)
TABLE 32 GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 52 GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 (%)
CHAPTER 11 PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS
SUMMARY
FIGURE 53 GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TECHNOLOGIES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
MATERIALS
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
FIGURE 54 GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, 2014 (%)
SUPPLIERS
TABLE 33 PHASE-CHANGE MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
MARKETS
END USERS
TABLE 34 GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 55 GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020 (%)
MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
FIGURE 56 GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, 2014 (%)
TABLE 35 GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 57 GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 12 METALLIC THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS
SUMMARY
FIGURE 58 GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TECHNOLOGIES
SOLDER
Materials
Application
Reflow Soldering
Solder Preforms
METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES
Materials
Aluminum-Matrix Composites
Copper-Matrix Composites
OTHER METAL INTERFACE MATERIALS
Liquid Metals
Soft-Metal Alloys
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
FIGURE 59 GLOBAL METALLIC THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, 2014 (%)
TABLE
SUPPLIERS
TABLE 36 METAL INTERFACE MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
MARKET
TABLE 37 GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 60 GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020 (%)
END-USE SEGMENTS
TABLE 38 GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 61 GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020 (%)
MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
FIGURE 62 GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, 2014 (%)
TABLE 39 GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 63 GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 13 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
MARKET SHARES
TABLE 40 GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT INTERFACE MARKET LEADERS, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 64 GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT INTERFACE MARKET, 2014 (%)
CHAPTER 14 COMPANY PROFILES
3M CO.
AAVID THERMALLOY LLC
AEGIS TECHNOLOGY
AI TECHNOLOGY
AKASA CORP.
ALENT PLC
AMETEK SPECIALTY METAL PRODUCTS INC.
AOS THERMAL COMPOUNDS
ARCTIC SILVER INC.
BERGQUIST CO.
CAST-COAT INC.
CHOMERICS
COOL POLYMERS INC.
COOLLABORATORY
COOLER MASTER CO. LTD.
DOW CORNING
ENERDYNE SOLUTIONS
EPIC RESINS
EPOXIES ETC.
HENKEL CORP.
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL
INDIUM CORP.
INNOVATION COOLING LLC
LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES
LORD CORP.
MASTER BOND
MATERION
MC-21 INC.
METAL MATRIX CAST COMPOSITES
MG CHEMICALS
MOMENTIVE
NUSIL TECHNOLOGY LLC
PARKER HANNIFIN
POLYCAST INDUSTRIES INC.
ROGERS CORP.
RUBBERCRAFT
SEAL KING INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
SHELDAHL
SHENZHEN WESTERN HEMISPHERE TECHNOLOGY CO.
SHIN-ETSU CMEMICAL CO. LTD.
STOCKWELL ELASTOMERICS INC.
T-GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
THERMAL TRANSFER COMPOSITES
TIMTRONICS
UNIVERSAL SCIENCE
VANGUARD PRODUCTS CORP.
WAKEFIELD-VETTE
ZALMAN TECH CO.
CHAPTER 15 PATENT ANALYSIS
THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL TYPES
FIGURE 65 U.S. THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PATENTS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH APRIL 20, 2015 %)
MATERIAL VERSUS APPLICATION-RELATED PATENTS
FIGURE 66 U.S. THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PATENTS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH APRIL 20, 2015 (NUMBER)
PATENT TRENDS OVER TIME
FIGURE 67 U.S. THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PATENT TRENDS OVER TIME, 2008-2014 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
PATENT HOLDER NATIONALITIES
FIGURE 68 U.S. THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PATENTS BY INVENTOR AND ASSIGNEE NATIONALITY, THROUGH APRIL 20, 2015 (%)

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