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As one of the most widely used passive components, MLCC commands approximately 40% of the capacitor market. MLCC finds broad application in fields like communication, consumer electronics, automobile and military, where the robust demand conduces to the expanding MLCC market.

A staggering 64% or so of MLCCs are consumed by consumer electronics, especially smartphones which occupy 39% of total consumption. In iPhone’s case, smartphones with higher configuration use more MLCCs, e.g., an iPhone X needs as many as 1,100 MLCCs compared with an iPhone 5S using 400 pieces. Besides, the portable and intelligent wearables such as TWS headphones and smart watches have drawn much attention from the market over recent years, producing significant demand for MLCCs.

As commercial use of 5G is at a gallop, 5G-enabled smartphones will pack more MLCCs than 4G ones. Examples include a Sub-6Ghz 5G smartphone that uses 10%-15% more MLCCs and an mmWave 5G phone adding 20%-30%. Meanwhile, 5G smartphones’ higher power consumption further drives up demand for high-end, micro/ultra-micro (0201, 01005, etc.) MLCCs with large capacity and low power consumption.

During the faster construction of 5G in 2020, a larger number of 5G base stations to be built and more MLCCs per such a station compared with 4G ones are two factors behind the rising demand for MLCCs. By 2023, global communication base stations’ demand for MLCCs will be 2.1-fold of that in 2019, estimated by Taiyo Yuden. In the meantime, internet of things (IoT) that requires far more stable connectivity will be a beneficiary of low-latency 5G network. A study of VENKEL shows that a terminal needs over 75 MLCCs on average, from which it can be foreseen that more and more connected IOT devices will, beyond doubt, spur the MLCC market to grow.

The development of new energy vehicle and ADAS drives MLCC into a new blue ocean. A common car needs around 3,000 or 4,000 MLCCs while a hybrid/plug-in hybrid vehicle bears around 12,000 pieces and a battery electric vehicle carries virtually 18,000 pieces.

New energy vehicle with a larger number of control modules like ECU need more passive components to support electronic systems, with a new energy vehicle in want of at least 10,000 MLCCs. With the roll-out of timetables for elimination of ICE vehicles across the world in recent years, new energy vehicles have boasted higher penetration, coupled with more use of MLCCs by a single vehicle, together stimulating the demand for automotive MLCCs.

It is in the MLCC market that leading players include Murata, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Yageo, Walsin Technology, Taiyo Yuden, TDK, Kyocera and Chinese Mainland companies like Fenghua Advanced Technology and Chaozhou Three-circle. Since 2016, few MLCC vendors like Murata and TDK have shifted to focus on automotive MLCC, a promising and lucrative high-tech market. This move disrupts the global passive components supply chain and makes low- and mid-end customers turn to companies like Yageo, Fenghua Advanced Technology and Chaozhou Three-circle.

Global and China Multi-layer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) Industry Report, 2020-2026 highlights the following:

  • MLCC industry (definition, classification, industry chain, technology trend, etc.);

  • Global and Chinese MLCC markets (size and forecast, competitive landscape, market segments, etc.);

  • Automotive MLCC market (size and forecast, competition pattern, etc.);

  • Leading automotive MLCC vendors in China and beyond (profile, operation, business, new products, etc.);

  • Upstream MLCC formula vendors (profile, operation, business, new products, etc.)

Key Topics Covered:

1. Definition and Classification of MLCC

1.1 Capacitor

1.1.1 Classification of Capacitors

1.1.2 Comparison between Capacitors

1.1.3 Trend for Market Share of Various Capacitors

1.2 MLCC

1.2.1 Classification of MLCC

1.2.2 MLCC Fabrication Process

1.2.3 MLCC Models

1.2.4 MLCC Industry Chain

1.3 Development Trend

2. MLCC Market

2.1 MLCC Market

2.1.1 Global MLCC Shipment

2.1.2 Market Structure

2.1.3 Chinese MLCC Market Size

2.2 MLCC Capacity & Competition

2.2.1 Top Ten MLCC Vendors

2.2.2 Competitive Landscape

2.2.3 Market Share

2.2.4 Production Expansion Plans of Key Vendors

2.2.5 Products Distribution of Key Vendors

2.2.6 Presence of Key Vendors in China

2.3 MLCC Price

2.4 MLCC for Consumer Electronics

2.4.1 MLCC for Consumer Electronics – 5G

2.4.2 MLCC for Consumer Electronics – Product Iteration

2.4.3 MLCC for Consumer Electronics – Wearable

2.5 MLCC for Industrial Use

2.5.1 MLCC for Industrial Use – 5G Base Station

2.5.2 MLCC for Industrial Use – IoT

3. Automotive MLCC Market

3.1 MLCC for Vehicle

3.1.1 Tendency of Automotive Demand for MLCC

3.1.2 MLCC for Automotive – ADAS

3.1.3 MLCC for Automotive – New Energy Vehicle

3.1.4 AEC-Q200

3.2 Automotive MLCC Market Size

3.3 Competition Pattern

3.3.1 Product Layout

3.3.2 Production Expansion Plan

3.3.3 Involvement of Chinese Manufacturers

4. MLCC Vendors

4.1 Murata Electronics

4.2 Samsung Electro-Mechanics

4.3 TDK

4.4 Kyocera

4.5 Taiyo Yuden


4.7 Walsin Technology

4.8 Yageo

4.9 HolyStone

4.10 Fenghua Advanced Technology

4.11 Nippon Chemi-Con

5. Manufacturers of MLCC-related Materials

5.1 Sakai Chemical

5.2 Ferro

5.3 Prosperity Dielectrics Co., Ltd. (PDC)

5.4 Shandong Sinocera Functional Material

5.5 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd.


5.7 Sumitomo Metal Industries

5.8 Noritake

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