Industrial Crystals

US industrial crystal demand is forecast to grow 5.8 percent annually through 2011, led by uses in nonlinear optical components and compound semiconductor substrates. The security and defense and communications markets will see the largest gains. Transition metal oxide and semiconducting-type crystals will be the fastest growing materials.

This study analyzes the $845 million US industrial crystal industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006 and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by material (e.g., transition metal oxides, semiconducting, alkaline and alkaline earth halides, sapphire, quartz), application (e.g., optical, substrates, detectors, timing), and market (e.g., communications, medical, security and defense, transportation).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 29 leading players including Saint-Gobain, II-VI Incorporated, Crystal Technology Incorporated, Cree, and Kyocera.

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