Global Multi-layer Ceramic Capacitor Market 2016-2020

  • Published: May 2016
  • Pages: 54
  • SKU: IRTNTR9296

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This market study presents a detailed analysis of the key factors that promote market growth. It also segments the market by application (consumer electronics and others) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The top vendors analyzed in this industry research report are Murata, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, TDK, and TAIYO YUDEN.

Outlook of the global multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) market

The global market for multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) will grow moderately during the forecast period and will post a CAGR of almost 3% by 2020. MLCCs are extensively used in DC-DC converters, which put a load on the components in the form of high frequencies and high levels of electrical noise. Since MLCCs are widely used in the manufacture of electronic devices like consumer appliances, smartphones, tablets, automobiles, and industrial machinery, the launch of upgraded electronic products and an increase in semiconductor components in existing consumer electronics and automotive products will aid in the growth of this market during the estimated period.

Technavio’s market research analyst has estimated eminent factors, such as the miniaturization of electronic devices, to spur the prospects for market growth until the end of the forecast period. Due to the development of the semiconductor technology, the trend of miniaturization of consumer electronic devices is gaining continually traction. Miniaturized MLCCs reduce the space requirements and weight of the devices, and also helps to improve their capacitance. Consequently, MLCC manufacturers have been compelled to focus on the development of lighter, smaller, and higher-capacitance MLCCs as it will help them to retain their market position.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the MLCC market

  • Consumer electronics
  • Others

The consumer electronics segment currently dominates this market, and will account for more than 67% of the total market share by 2020. According to this market research, factors such as the emergence of next-generation smartphones, tablets, and consumer appliances like LED TVs will drive the growth prospects for this market segment until the end of the forecast period.

Geographical segmentation of the MLCC market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In this market research study, analysts have estimated the APAC region to be the largest market for MLCCs during the forecast period. The presence of a vast number of original equipment and device manufacturers in this region is a significant factor that will spur the prospects for market growth in APAC. In terms of revenue, the MLCC market in APAC will account for more than 84% of the total market share.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global MLCC market is intensely competitive owing to the high level of competition among the existing players and new-generation semiconductor vendors. Due to the presence of a vast number of local manufacturers in countries like China and India, the level of competition is intense between the organized and unorganized sectors. The vendors in these countries are producing MLCCs in bulk due to the availability of cheap labor and raw materials.

Leading vendors in the market are -

  • Murata
  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics
  • TDK

Other prominent vendors in the market are American Technical Ceramics, AVX Corporation, Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Dielectric Lab, Johanson Technology, KYOCERA, SAMWHA, KEMET, and Vishay Intertechnology.

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 MLCC market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global MLCC market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global MLCC market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global MLCC 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 MLCC market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Definition
  • Source year and forecast period
  • Market coverage
  • Market size calculation
  • Vendor segmentation
  • Geographical segmentation
  • Vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Industry overview

PART 05: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Technology perspective of MLCC
  • Comparison of ceramic, tantalum, and conductive polymer capacitors

PART 06: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 07: Market segmentation by application

  • Global MLCC market by consumer electronics application
  • Global MLCC market by other applications

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Geographic segmentation of global MLCC market
  • MLCC market in APAC
  • MLCC market in the Americas
  • MLCC market in EMEA

PART 09: Key leading countries

  • China
  • South Korea

PART 10: Market drivers

PART 11: Impact of drivers

PART 12: Market challenges

PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14: Market trends

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

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Primary sources

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  • 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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