One Word: Bioplastics – The Technology Gains Momentum, But Hurdles Remain

September 24, 2008

“It’s been 40 years since Mr. McGuire pulled Benjamin Braddock aside at his graduation party and said, “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word … Are you listening? … Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.” ¹

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¹Denise Ryan, NERAC.com

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Photovoltaics drive thin-film market for energy applications

September 3, 2008

Wellesley, Mass. — The global market for thin films in energy applications is projected to reach $3.9 billion in 2013 up from $1.1 billion in 2007 for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5%, according to BCC Research.

The new technical market research report, The Global Market for Thin Films in Energy Applications, divides the market into application segments for photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, geothermal energy, nuclear energy, batteries and fuel cells. Of these, the photovoltaics segment holds the largest share of the market, with $916.4 million in revenues in 2007. This is slated to increase to $1.2 billion in 2008 and over $3.3 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 23.6%.

Thin films for fuel-cell applications are the second largest segment, with sales exceeding $82.0 million in 2007. Sales are expected to increase to $98.7 million in 2008 and $301.0 million in 2013, for a CAGR of 25.0%.

Thin films for batteries consume the third largest share of the market, worth $36.0 million in 2007 and an estimated $39.2 million in 2008. This segment should reach over $98.0 million in 2013, for a CAGR of 20.1%. This segment is followed by applications in nuclear energy, which are expected to see the slowest growth of any segment. Revenues in 2007 exceeded $25.0 million and are expected to increase only slightly in 2008. This segment is projected to reach $33.1 million in 2013 for a CAGR of 5.0%.

Concentrating solar power applications are expected to see the most robust growth of any segment. Sales for thin films in this segment generated $14.7 million in 2007 and an estimated $23.4 million in 2008. This is expected to reach $93.0 million in 2013 for a CAGR of 31.8%.

Thin films for geothermal applications hold the smallest share of the market, worth $2.7 million in 2007. This is expected to increase to $3.0 million in 2008 and $5.3 million in 2013, for a CAGR of over 12.0%.¹

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¹Gina Roos; EETimes

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Compound Semiconductors worth $33.7bn by 2012

August 20, 2008

Wellesley, Mass—According to a new technical market research report, COMPOUND SEMIDONDUCTOR MATERIALS: TECHNOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTS AND MARKETS (SMC032C) from BCC Research, the global market for compound semiconductors was worth $16.0 billion in 2007. This is expected to increase to $33.7 billion in 2012, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.3%.

The compound semiconductors market includes wireless electronic devices, optical data storage, fiber optics communication, illumination, solar cells, new markets, and other compound semiconductors. Wireless electronic devices have the largest market share, generating revenues of $5.7 billion in 2007. This is expected to increase at a CAGR of 10.8% to reach $9.6 billion in 2012.

Other compound semiconductors have the second largest share of the market with $4.6 billion in revenues in 2007 and an expected $6.4 billion in 2012, representing a CAGR of 6.7%.

The illumination segment generated revenues of just under $2.0 billion in 2007, expected to increase to $2.3 billion in 2012, for a CAGR of 4.2%.

Optical data storage and fiber optics communication both had sales exceeding $1.0 billion in 2007 with expectations for high growth in the next five years. Optical data storage is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.8% to reach $3.4 billion in 2012, while fiber optics communication should grow at a CAGR of 39.5% to reach $6.1 billion in revenues in 2012.

New markets for compound semiconductors generated revenues just under $1.0 billion in 2007, expected to increase to $4.0 billion in 2012 for a CAGR of 34.8%. Solar cells have the smallest market share with $90 million in 2007, although this is expected to grow at a CAGR of 85.0% to reach almost $2.0 billion in 2012.

Although the compound semiconductor industry currently represents about 6% of the total semiconductor revenues world-wide, it is also growing about 50% faster than the semiconductor industry overall, and is expected to almost double its share in semiconductor revenues by 2012.¹

¹CompoundSemiconductor.net

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Growth in Imaging Market Forecasted – Business World

July 2, 2008

The global market for imaging components is expected to jump from $35.5 billion in 2005 to more than $58 billion in 2012, according to a recent market research report from BCC Research of Wellesley, Mass.¹

¹Photonics.com

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Solar Power’s New Style

June 13, 2008

Mike Gering, CEO of the start-up Global Solar, picks his way along his factory floor, tracing the convoluted path that his thin-film solar panels follow from birth to shipping truck. The raw materials the workers carry are ultra-thin sheets of flexible plastic, which are then coated with a series of chemicals–indium, gallium, diselenide–that allows the module to turn sunlight into electricity.¹

¹Bryan Walsh, Time Magazine.

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Global Market for Probiotics Worth $19.6 Billion by 2013

May 26, 2008

WELLESLEY, Mass.—According to a new technical market research report, The Probiotics Market: Ingredients, Supplements, Foods” (FOD035B) from BCC Research (BCCResearch.com), the global market for probiotic ingredients, supplements and foods was worth $14.9 billion in 2007. It is expected to be worth $15.9 billion in 2008 and reach $19.6 billion in 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 percent.¹

¹Natural Products Insider

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Biotechnology has a Promising Future

May 23, 2008

According to a new technical market research report, Environmental Markets for Biotechnology, the U.S. market for environmental biotechnology products for waste treatment is expected to be worth $ 180.2 million in 2008. This is expected to increase to $ 261.3 million by 2013, a compound average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7%. The market is broken down into applications of microbial blends, nutrients, enzymes and microbes. Of these, ­microbial blends have the largest share of the environmental biotechnology market. Expected to be worth $ 89.2 million in 2008, this segment will increase to $ 130.6 million in 2013 for a CAGR of 7.9%.¹

¹BCC Research; http://www.bccresearch.com

² Process-Worldwide, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

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