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NITROGEN TRIFLUORIDE (NF3) - A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT   

Research Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) in Metric Tons. The specific end-use segments discussed are Semiconductors, Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs), and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain. The report profiles 20 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
American Gas Group
Central Glass Co. Ltd.
Kanto Denka Kogyo
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Anderson Development Company

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Code: MCP-1381
Price: $3950
Companies: 20
Pages: 135
Date: October 2008
Market Data Tables: 48
 



TABLE OF CONTENTS


  NITROGEN TRIFLUORIDE (NF3) (Complete Report) Pages : 135   | $3950

   Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers .....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level .....I-2
  
   Quantitative Techniques & Analytics .....I-3
Product Definitions And Scope of Study .....I-3
  
   Snapshots.....II-1
Japan, Korea, and Taiwan Hold the Key.....II-1
NF3 – Widely Accepted Chamber Cleaning Gas.....II-1
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   Semiconductor & LCD Industries – Still in Search of Ideal Chamber Cleaning
  Gases.....II-2
New System from Fluorine On Call Ltd. Offers Hope.....II-2
Innovative Methods of NF3 Production On Cards.....II-2
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   Player Market Shares.....II-3
Table 1: World Market for Nitrogen Trifluoride (2008): Breakdown of Production Capacity of Leading Producers – Air Products, Sodiff, Kanto Denka, Mitsui Chemicals, and Others (In Tonnes) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-3

Table 2: World Market for Nitrogen Trifluoride (2010F): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Producers – Sodiff, Air Products, Kanto Denka, Mitsui Chemicals, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-3
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   Nitrogen Trifluoride Market – A Peek Into the Recent Past.....II-4
A Journey from Shortage to Overcapacity.....II-4
Price Erosions Rampant During the 2002 to 2003 Period.....II-4
Table 3: Estimated Average Selling Price of NF3 from Air Products and Chemicals Company for 2000-2005 (In $/lb) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-4
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   Properties of Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3).....II-5
Production Process.....II-5
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   Remote NF3 Plasma Process.....II-6
Effects of Exposure.....II-6
Table 4: Acceptable NF3 Exposure Times.....II-6
Storage & Safety Specifications.....II-6
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   Semiconductor Industry.....II-8
Use of NF3 in Semiconductor Production.....II-8
Glimpse of the Semiconductor Industry.....II-8
Historical Perspective.....II-8
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   Worldwide Semiconductor Market – An Overview.....II-9
Factors Influencing the Market.....II-9
Semiconductor Growth Declines Due to US Economic Slowdown.....II-9
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   Semiconductor Industry Benefits from Growth in Telecommunications.....II-10
Outlook for Semiconductor Market.....II-10
Flat Panel Display Industry.....II-10
10-Year Outlook – Flat Panel Displays Market.....II-10
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   Sale of Small-Size Display Panels to Outperform Larger Display Panels.....II-111$140
   Stability Eludes LCD Market.....II-12
Reason for Supply Shortage.....II-12
Capacity Enhancements.....II-12
Burgeoning LCD Capacities and Price Drops - Impact on Marketplace.....II-12
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   Linde Enters Into Supply Contract with Malibu.....II-14
Air Products Enters Into Supply Contract with Signet Solar.....II-14
Air Products Expands NF3 Capacity.....II-14
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   Kanto Denka to Increase Nitrogen Trifluoride Capacity.....II-15
Air Products Acquires BOC Gazy’s Industrial Gas Business.....II-15
Air Products Unleashes New Nitrogen Plant.....II-15
Formosa Plastics Mulls NF3 Production Expansion.....II-15
Air Products Expands Nitrogen Trifluoride Capacity.....II-15
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   Air Products Inks MoU for NF3.....II-16
San Fu Chemical Co. Changes name to Air Products San Fu.....II-16
Dupont sets up NF3 Manufacturing Plant in China.....II-16
Kanto Denka’s Annual NF3 Production to reach 1,000 tons.....II-16
Air Products Increases NF3 Production Capacity.....II-16
Sodiff Increases Production capacity.....II-16
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   Formosa Plastics Plans Expansion of NF3 Capacity.....II-17
Air Products and Chemicals Plan Increase of Production Capacity.....II-17
Formosa Plastics Constructs New Nitrogen Trifluoride Facility.....II-17
New Technology for Synthesis of NF3 from ASTOR.....II-17
Kanto Denka Further Expands NF3 Capacity.....II-17
DuPont Forms Joint Venture with Honghua.....II-17
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   Air Products Agrees to Supply NF3 to Samsung.....II-18
Formosa Constructs NF3 Plant in Taiwan.....II-18
Mitsui Chemicals Enhances NF3 Capacity.....II-18
BOC Edwards and Pelchem Construct NF3 Plant.....II-18
Air Products Enhances Production Capacity of NF3 at Pennsylvania.....II-18
Mitsui Increases Capacity of US Plant.....II-18
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   Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (US).....II-19
American Gas Group (US).....II-19
Central Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan).....II-19
Kanto Denka Kogyo (Japan).....II-19
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   Mitsui Chemicals, Inc (Japan).....II-20
Anderson Development Company (US).....II-20
Sodiff Advanced Materials Co. Ltd. (South Korea).....II-20
Ulsan Chemical Company Limited (Korea).....II-20
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   Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-211$300
   Table 6: World Long-term Projections for Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-221$300
   Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) by End-Use Segment – Semiconductors, LCDs and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-23

Table 8: World Long-term Projections for Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) by End-Use Segment – Semiconductors, LCDs and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-23
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   Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-24

Table 10: World 10-Year Perspective for Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Semiconductors, LCDs and Others for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-24
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Total Companies Profiled: 20 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 26)

Region/Country Players

The United States 8 Japan 5 Europe 4 Germany 3 Rest of Europe 1 Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 8 Africa 1
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