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REPORT # Nano-428 PUBLISHED November 03, 2011
Molybdenum Markets in the Electronics and Solar Industries -2011
CATEGORIES :
  • Advanced Materials
  • Renewable Energy
  • Emerging Electronics
  • SUMMARY

    In the past few years molybdenum has begun to find new markets in fast growing energy and electronics markets.  Most notably, molybdenum has found a stable market as an electrode material for CIGS solar panels.

    NanoMarkets believes that the use of molybdenum will continue to increase in the solar panel industry because of its strong ability to adhere to substrates and active layers.  One opportunity for molybdenum for sure is in the highly successful CdTe sector.  In addition to the solar sector, there is interesting development work being done on the use of molybdenum for OLED electrodes and molybdenum also appears to have a future in other lighting and display related sectors.  There are also more traditional applications for molybdenum in electronics market, where this metal is used in x-ray system components and in magnetrons.  Of course, as a relatively high priced metal, molybdenum is not without completion from lower cost metals, such as aluminum in many of the applications that it serves.

    This new report, we believe is the only report currently available that analyzes the market for molybdenum specifically in fast growing electronics and energy industry markets.   NanoMarkets has been providing both the photovoltaics, display and lighting materials market for several years and we bring to this report a considerable expertise in understanding of how these markets operate and how firms achieve success in them.  Included in this report is a granular assessment of the energy- and electronics-related markets into which molybdenum is sold along with an eight-year forecast of the revenues.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Executive Summary 
    E.1 Summary of Main Opportunities 
    E.1.1 Molybdenum Opportunities in Lighting and Displays 
    E.1.2 Molybdenum Opportunities in the Solar Panel Industry 
    E.1.3 Other Electronics-Related Opportunities for Molybdenum 
    E.2 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts 
     
    Chapter One: Introduction 
    1.1 Background to this Report 
    1.1.1 Molybdenum as a Basis for Green Electronics:  PV, Lighting and  Smart Grids 
    1.1.2 Plenty of Work Left Still to Do 
    1.1.3 Stable Niche Electronics Markets for Molybdenum Remain 
    1.2 Scope and Objective of this Report 
    1.3 Methodology of this Report 
    1.4 Plan of this Report 
     
    Chapter Two: Molybdenum, Materials and Technology 
    2.1 Molybdenum Industry Trends and How They will Impact Electronics/Solar Panel Applications 
    2.2 Molybdenum Compounds and Their Role in the Electronics and Energy Sectors 
    2.2.1 Molybdenum Disilicide 
    2.2.2 Molybdenum Disulfide 
    2.2.3 Molybdenum-doped ZnO 
    2.2.4 Molybdenum Oxide 
    2.3 Potential Uses for Molybdenum Nanomaterials 
    2.3.1 Batteries, Fuel Cells and Nano-molybdenum 
    2.4 Key Points from this Chapter 
     
    Chapter Three:  Applications and Markets for Molybdenum in the Electronics and Solar Energy Industries 
    3.1 Molybdenum Use in Electronics and Solar in Context 
    3.2 Photovoltaics and Molybdenum 
    3.2.1 Expectations for the Solar Panel Industry 
    3.2.2 CIGS and Molybdenum 
    3.2.3 Does Molybdenum Lie in the Future of CdTe? 
    3.2.4 Future Uses for Molybdenum in PV 
    3.3 Molybdenum in the Lighting Industry 
    3.3.1 Losing Light Markets for Molybdenum 
    3.3.2 Molybdenum and CFLs 
    3.3.3 Molybdenum and LEDs 
    3.4 Displays and Molybdenum 
    3.4.1 OLED Displays and Lighting 
    3.5 Semiconductor and Microelectronics Applications for Molybdenum 
    3.5.1  Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
    3.5.2  Multilayer Ceramic Board Manufacturing:  Molybdenum Ink and Sheets 
    3.5.3  More Heat Sinks:  Consumer Electronics and Power Electronics 
    3.5.4  Memory Chips 
    3.5.5 Molybdenum as a Semiconductor? 
    3.5.6 X-Ray Tube Components 
    3.6 Key Points from this Chapter 
     
    Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts of Molybdenum in Electronics and Solar Applications 
    4.1 Forecasting Methodology 
    4.1.1 Scope of Forecast 
    4.1.2 Data Sources for the Forecast and for the Report 
    4.1.3 Demand, Economic and Policy Issues 
    4.1.4 Alternative Scenarios and Other Factors Taken Into Consideration 
    4.2 Forecast by Application 
    4.2.1 Molybdenum Applications in Solar Panels 
    4.2.2 Molybdenum Applications in Lighting 
    4.2.3 Molybdenum Applications in Other Electronics Areas 
    4.3 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts 
     
    Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in this Report 
    About the Author 
     
    List of Exhibits
    Exhibit E-1: Eight-Year Forecast of Molybdenum and Molybdenum Alloys/Compounds in the Electronics and Solar Panel Industry ($ Million) 
    Exhibit 4-1: Eight-Year Forecast of Molybdenum in the Solar Panel Industry 
    Exhibit 4-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Molybdenum in the Lighting Industry 
    Exhibit 4-3: Eight-Year Forecast of Molybdenum in Other Electronics Sectors 
    Exhibit 4-4: Eight-Year Forecast of Molybdenum in the Electronics and Solar Industries 

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