Thermal Interface Materials: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets

 Published On: Jul, 2015 |    No of Pages: 142 |  Published By: BCC Research-JT Gabrielsen Consulting LLC Research | Format: PDF
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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.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY BACKGROUND
In recent years, tremendous progress, both technologically and in terms of demand, has been made in electronic devices and systems. The technological progress has come on two main fronts: increased functionality on a single-device unit and miniaturization of each unit. Both of these developments have increased the need for thermal management technologies, including thermal interface materials (TIM).

In the thermal management of microelectronics, the interface material layer between a chip and a heat spreader presents the single largest barrier to heat flow in the packaging of high-power dissipation devices. The selection of a suitable material to fill the interface between a chip and a heat spreader is critical to the performance and reliability of the semiconductor device. For this reason, continuous effort has been made to develop new thermal interface technologies.

BCC Research has published a report on the market for all types of thermal management technologies (SMC024J The Market for Thermal Management Technologies, now in its ninth edition). BCC Research, however, believes that the importance of TIM materials and the high rate of innovation merit more detailed analysis in a report of their own.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of this report is to provide an up-to-date analysis of recent developments and current trends in the global TIM materials market. Specific objectives include:

Identifying TIM technologies and products with the greatest commercial potential in the near- to mid-term (2014 to 2020).
Analyzing the key drivers and constraints that will shape the market for TIM technologies over the next five years.
Estimating the current and future demand for TIM technologies and products.
Ascertaining which companies are best positioned to meet this demand because of their proprietary technologies, strategic alliances or other advantages.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This report is intended especially for suppliers of TIM and others with a need to understand the status and the dynamics of the market for these products. The report is organized around specific technologies, but it is largely nontechnical in nature and coverage, meaning it is concerned less with theory and jargon than with identifying technologies that work, projecting the amount of the latter the market is likely to purchase and estimating the price that is likely to be paid.

As such, the report’s main audience is executive management, business development,marketing departments and financial analysts. It is not written specifically for scientists and technologists, although its findings measure and analyze the market for their work, including the availability of government and corporate research funding for different technologies and applications.

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.

INFORMATION SOURCES AND METHODOLOGY
The findings and conclusions of this report are based on information gathered using both primary and secondary research methodologies from various sources. The primary sources of information were Internet searches and industry association data, along with interviews conducted with thermal interface material suppliers, custom engineering companies and manufacturers of representative applications. Secondary sources included industry journals and publications, product literature, white papers and technical journals, and financial reports for industry suppliers.

The base year for analysis and projection is 2014. With 2014 as a baseline, market projections were developed for the period from 2015 to 2020. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the primary contacts combined with BCC’s understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective. The analytical methodologies used to generate the market estimates are described in detail in the market analysis.

All dollar projections presented in this report are in 2014 constant dollars.
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary     4     $0   
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     2     $250   
Table Summary : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Figure Summary : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW     29     $2037   
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS
THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL TYPES
END USES
GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
MARKET SIZE AND SEGMENTATION

Chapter- 4: IMPORTANCE OF THERMAL MANAGEMENT     7     $492   
ENVIRONMENTAL AND REGULATORY FACTORS IN THERMAL MANAGEMENT
GLOBAL AND REGIONAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET TRENDS
Figure 22 : CAUSES OF ELECTRONIC FAILURE

Chapter- 5: THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS     16     $1124   
POLYMER COMPOSITES
PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS
METALS
CARBON-MATRIX COMPOSITES
DISPENSING

Chapter- 6: THERMAL GREASES     12     $843   
SUMMARY
TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
SUPPLIERS
MARKETS

Chapter- 7: THERMAL COMPOUNDS     7     $492   
SUMMARY
TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
SUPPLIERS
MARKETS

Chapter- 8: THERMAL PADS     9     $632   
SUMMARY
TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS AND END USERS
SUPPLIERS
MARKETS

Chapter- 9: THERMAL ADHESIVE TAPES     9     $632   
SUMMARY
TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
SUPPLIERS
MARKETS

Chapter- 10: EPOXY THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS     9     $632   
SUMMARY
TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS
SUPPLIERS
MARKETS

Chapter- 11: PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS     7     $492   
SUMMARY
TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
SUPPLIERS
MARKETS

Chapter- 12: METALLIC THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS     10     $702   
SUMMARY
TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS AND END USES
SUPPLIERS
MARKET

Chapter- 13: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE     2     $140   
MARKET SHARES

Chapter- 14: COMPANY PROFILES     14     $983   
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     5     $351   
THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL TYPES
MATERIAL VERSUS APPLICATION-RELATED PATENTS
PATENT TRENDS OVER TIME
PATENT HOLDER NATIONALITIES

List of Tables

Summary Table : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 1 : THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PROPERTIES
Table 2 : THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL TYPES
Table 3 : GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 4 : GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 5 : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 6 : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 7 : MAJOR THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 8 : GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 9 : GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 10 : THERMAL INTERFACE FILLER MATERIAL PROPERTIES
Table 11 : SOLID AND LIQUID PHASE-CHANGE MATERIAL PROPERTIES
Table 12 : THERMAL SOLDERS
Table 13 : CERAMIC FILLERS USED IN THERMAL GREASES
Table 14 : METAL FILLERS USED IN THERMAL GREASES
Table 15 : THERMAL GREASE SUPPLIERS
Table 16 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 17 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY FILLER MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 18 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASES MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 19 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 20 : THERMAL ELASTOMER SUPPLIERS
Table 21 : GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 22 : GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 23 : GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 24 : THERMAL PAD SUPPLIERS
Table 25 : GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 26 : GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 27 : THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE SUPPLIERS
Table 28 : GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 29 : GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 30 : THERMAL EPOXY SUPPLIERS
Table 31 : GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 32 : GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 33 : PHASE-CHANGE MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
Table 34 : GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 35 : GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 36 : METAL INTERFACE MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
Table 37 : GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 38 : GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 39 : GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 40 : GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT INTERFACE MARKET LEADERS, 2014

List of Figures

Summary Figure : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 1 : GLOBAL PERSONAL COMPUTER SHIPMENTS BY TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 2 : COMPUTER-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020
Figure 3 : GLOBAL MOBILE PHONE HANDSET SHIPMENTS, 2014-2020
Figure 4 : GLOBAL MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 5 : TELECOMMUNICATIONS-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020
Figure 6 : GLOBAL MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION, 2014-2020
Figure 7 : MOTOR VEHICLE-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020
Figure 8 : GLOBAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 9 : CONSUMER PRODUCT-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020
Figure 10 : GLOBAL MEDICAL AND OFFICE ELECTRONICS MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 11 : MEDICAL AND OFFICE ELECTRONICS-RELATED MARKET FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020
Figure 12 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL AND MILITARY ELECTRONICS MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 13 : OTHER INDUSTRIAL AND MILITARY MARKETS FOR ALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020
Figure 14 : GLOBAL SALES OF LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES, 2014-2020
Figure 15 : LIGHT-EMITTING-DIODE RELATED MARKET FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020
Figure 16 : GLOBAL SALES OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC AND WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS, 2014-2020
Figure 17 : RENEWABLE ENERGY-RELATED FOR ELECTRONIC THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 2014-2020
Figure 18 : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 19 : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 20 : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020
Figure 21 : GLOBAL THERMAL INTERFACE PRODUCT MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020
Figure 22 : CAUSES OF ELECTRONIC FAILURE
Figure 23 : GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 24 : GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT PRODUCT MARKET SHARE TRENDS, 2014-2020
Figure 25 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASES MARKET, 2014 TO 2020
Figure 26 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY END USE, 2014
Figure 27 : CONSUMPTION OF SILICONE VERSUS SILICONE-FREE THERMAL GREASES, 2014
Figure 28 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY FILLER MATERIAL TYPE, 2014
Figure 29 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE PRODUCT MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 30 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASES MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020
Figure 31 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY REGION, 2014
Figure 32 : GLOBAL THERMAL GREASE MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020
Figure 33 : GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 34 : GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY END USE, 2014
Figure 35 : GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020
Figure 36 : GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY REGION, 2014
Figure 37 : GLOBAL THERMAL COMPOUND MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020
Figure 38 : GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 39 : GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY END USE, 2014
Figure 40 : GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020
Figure 41 : GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY REGION, 2014
Figure 42 : GLOBAL THERMAL PAD MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020
Figure 43 : GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE TAPE MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 44 : GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY END USE, 2014
Figure 45 : GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020
Figure 46 : GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY REGION, 2014
Figure 47 : GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020
Figure 48 : GLOBAL EPOXY THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 49 : GLOBAL THERMAL ADHESIVE FILM AND TAPE MARKET BY END USE SEGMENTS, 2014
Figure 50 : GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020
Figure 51 : GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY REGION, 2014
Figure 52 : GLOBAL THERMAL EPOXY MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020
Figure 53 : GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 54 : GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, 2014
Figure 55 : GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020
Figure 56 : GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, 2014
Figure 57 : GLOBAL PHASE-CHANGE THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020
Figure 58 : GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 59 : GLOBAL METALLIC THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, 2014
Figure 60 : GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 61 : GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, 2014-2020
Figure 62 : GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, 2014
Figure 63 : GLOBAL METAL THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020
Figure 64 : GLOBAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT INTERFACE MARKET, 2014
Figure 65 : U.S. THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PATENTS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH APRIL 20, 2015
Figure 66 : U.S. THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PATENTS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH APRIL 20, 2015
Figure 67 : U.S. THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PATENT TRENDS OVER TIME, 2008-2014
Figure 68 : U.S. THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL PATENTS BY INVENTOR AND ASSIGNEE NATIONALITY, THROUGH APRIL 20, 2015

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