Global Low Voltage Capacitor Market 2016-2020

  • Published: May 2016
  • Pages: 116
  • SKU: IRTNTR9029

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This market research report presents a detailed analysis of the global low-voltage capacitor market by type (ceramic capacitors, aluminum capacitors, plastic film capacitors, tantalum capacitors), by application (consumer electronics, home appliances, computers and peripherals, automotive, industrial PFC and power infrastructure), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The leading vendors in this market are Kyocera/AVX, Murata, Nippon Chemi-Con, SEMCO, TAIYO YUDEN, and TDK-EPC.

Market overview of low-voltage capacitors

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global low-voltage capacitor market to grow at a CAGR of close to 4% by 2020. The consumer electronic sector is the major end-user segment for low-voltage capacitors, occupying around 32% of the overall market share. The growing demand for smartphones and its increasing penetration, especially in the developing economies are driving the consumer electronics sector. Capacitors are preferred in smartphones due to the rising technological complexity, enhanced functionality, and need for efficiency. The growing consumer electronic sector will be a major driver for the low-voltage capacitor market in the coming years.

An interesting trend gaining traction in the market is the growing demand from renewable energy systems. Plastic film capacitors are the most prominent type of capacitors used in renewable energy systems. Technavio’s market research analysts expect applications such as power smoothing for solar and wind inverters, and pitch and nacelle control for wind turbine blades will be major growth drivers of the capacitor market in renewable energy systems. The upsurge in the construction of renewable energy sources such as wind, nuclear, and solar energy has increased the demand for components such as low-voltage capacitors, which will positively impact the growth of this market during the forecast period.

Segmentation by type and analysis of the low-voltage capacitor market

  • Ceramic capacitors
  • Aluminum capacitors
  • Plastic film capacitors
  • Tantalum capacitors

The ceramic capacitors dominated the market in 2015, accounting for a market share of around 55%. Much of this segment’s growth comes from the high demand for MLCCs from various end-users such as consumer electronics and home appliances. The growing demand from wireless handsets and smartphones will boost this segment’s revenue in the coming years.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the low-voltage capacitor market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

Being the fastest-growing market for consumer electronics, APAC will continue its dominance as the leading region in the low capacitor market during the forecast period. Rising investments in power infrastructure and growth in the automotive and consumer electronics sectors are the major growth drivers for the market in this region. With the surge in the number of mobile network subscribers coupled with increased smartphone penetration will spur the prospects for market growth in APAC.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is highly competitive and fragmented with the presence of several major and local vendors. The key players in the market are adopting growth strategies to improve their product portfolio by integrating highly optimized technology to increase their market penetration. Companies in the electronics sector have a competitive edge over other vendors as same equipment can be used to manufacture low-voltage capacitors.

Key vendors in the market include -

  • Kyocera/AVX
  • Murata
  • Nippon Chemi-Con

The other prominent vendors in the low-voltage capacitor market are ABB, KEMET, Nichicon, Panasonic¸ Rubyson, Samyong, Schneider Electric, Vishay, Walsin, and Yageo.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global low-voltage capacitor market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global low-voltage capacitor market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global low-voltage capacitor market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global low-voltage capacitor market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global low-voltage capacitor market?

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A capacitor is an electronic element that stores an electric charge and disconnects current in DC circuits and short circuits in AC circuits. It comprises of two conductors or plates that are separated by a dielectric material. These plates accumulate electric charge when connected to a power source.

The report, global low voltage capacitor market, is part of Technavio’s heavy industry research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as construction, engineering tools, test and measurement, tools and components, and unit operations. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Content

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by type

  • Global low-voltage capacitor market by type 2015
  • Ceramic low-voltage capacitors
  • Aluminum low-voltage capacitors
  • Plastic film low-voltage capacitors
  • Tantalum low-voltage capacitors

PART 07: Market segmentation by application

  • Global low-voltage capacitor market by applications
  • Global low-voltage capacitor market in consumer electronics
  • Global low-voltage capacitor market in home appliances
  • Global low-voltage capacitor market in computers and peripherals
  • Global low-voltage capacitor market in automotive industry
  • Global low-voltage capacitor market in industrial PFC and power infrastructure
  • Correlation between capacitor type and end-user segments

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Global low-voltage capacitors by geography 2015
  • APAC
  • EMEA
  • Americas

PART 09: Market drivers

  • Depreciation of yen
  • Growing smartphone penetration
  • Increased demand for capacitors from automotive sector
  • Power factor correction and cost savings
  • Increased demand for energy

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

  • Volatility in raw material prices
  • Slowdown of Chinese economy
  • Lack of product differentiation
  • Grey market components and counterfeit low-voltage capacitors
  • Concerns around raw materials
  • Threat of uncertainty in global economies

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

  • Rising number of capacitors in smartphones
  • Increased sourcing from APAC
  • Miniaturization of electronic devices
  • Significant growth prospects due to increasing IOT applications
  • Growth of microwave and millimeter wave capacitor markets
  • Demand for capacitors from renewable energy systems
  • Growth in smart grid market

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Key vendor analysis

  • Kyocera
  • Murata
  • Nippon Chemi-Con
  • SEMCO7

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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