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Permanent Magnets - Types, applications, new developments, industry structure and global markets

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Permanent magnets are a vital part of modern life. They are found in or used to produce almost every modern convenience today, from speakers in mobile phones to the electric motors in hybrid cars; air conditioners and washing machines. Permanent magnets are used increasingly in technological applications, including traveling wave tubes, Hall Effect sensors, high temperature-resistant permanent magnets, thin-film coating equipment and flywheel storage systems.

In all of these applications, it is important for the designed permanent magnet to be of high strength, resistive to corrosion, and resistive to demagnetization due to excessive heat. Manufacturers have gained experience in designing and producing permanent magnets to meet these needs for industries with permanent magnet and magnetic assembly applications.

There are a number of major families of permanent magnets available for designers, ranging from ferrite, known for its low cost and low energy, to rare earth materials, which are more expensive and offer higher performance. Designers need to analyze magnetizing field strength and magnetic output of magnetic materials prior to deciding on the appropriate magnet.

Permanent magnets today are 60 times as strong as they were about 90 years ago. Strong permanent magnets that can be used in industrial applications were developed in the 20th century, and Japanese and western European researchers and technologies have always played major roles in the development of permanent magnets.

With the heavy reliance on Neo magnets in manufacturing, rare earth (RE) materials neodymium and dysprosium are playing a very important role because of the scarcity of these materials and the dominance of a single country (China) in providing them. The permanent magnet industry will start to see the end of serious RE shortages as new supplies begin to hit the market during 2013 and beyond, with new designs and new materials.

STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

This iRAP report has been prepared to highlight the many new developments in the permanent magnet industry. Many of the market segments are mature, while others are growing at very fast rates. Developing economies such as China and India are also emerging as growth engines for many industries that use permanent magnets. The markets in these new economies are expected to experience maximum revenue growth during the next five years.

Secondly, there are new applications for permanent magnets such as voice coil motors, traveling wave tubes, wind turbine generators, hybrid and pure electric vehicle motors, water turbine generators, thin-film coating equipment and flywheel storage systems applications. These have created the need for a formal analysis of technological and business issues, trends in manufacturing, competitive landscapes and Chinese domination in global markets, as well as factors such as shortages of raw materials used in Neo magnets.

This report has been prepared to:

• provide an overview of the various permanent magnets, their production technologies and applications;

• identify the technological and business issues related to the commercial production of permanent magnets;

• understand the inter-material competition among the various permanent magnets;

• determine the current size and future growth of the global markets for permanent magnets till 2018;

• identify and profile global producers, distributers, fabricators and suppliers of permanent magnets;

• assess new global funding in research of RE-free permanent magnet materials; and

• illustrate US patents in this field that were granted between 2009 and 2013.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

Piezoelectric devices, combined with the development of piezoelectric materials, have become a key enabling technology for a wide range of industrial and consumer products. The piezoelectric device market experienced robust growth in last two decades and sustained fairly healthy growth even during the global economic downturns. It will again witness strong growth in the next years, and certain application markets already enjoy double digital growth.

The industrial and manufacturing area is still the largest application market for piezoelectric devices, followed by the automotive industry. However, the strongest demand comes from medical instruments and information and telecommunication, which are gaining ever-increasing importance among piezoelectric device suppliers.

The piezoelectric actuator and motor market is an attractive and still-growing multi-million dollar market characterized by very high production volumes of actuators and motors that must be both extremely reliable and low in cost. Growth in the market continues to be driven by increasing demand in camera phones for autofocus mechanisms, data storage, semiconductors, micro-electronics production, precision mechanics, life science and medical technology, optics, photonics, nanometrology, robots, toys, HVAC control systems, and other applications such as piezo fuel injectors, ink cartridges in printers, micropumps, microgrippers. microsurgery tools and piezoelectric MEMS (piezo MEMS) actuators.

iRAP conducted this study in 2007 and later in 2009. However, with increased demand for these devices, and with improved and emerging technologies as well as applications, iRAP felt a need to conduct a detailed study and update technology developments and markets. The report identifies and evaluates piezoelectric-operated actuators and motors and technologies which show potential growth.

CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STUDY

This technical/economic study covers technical and industry overviews, materials, current and emerging production methods, business and technology issues, current and emerging applications, industry structure and an extensive market analysis. Current size and future growth of the global markets are estimated for 2013 and 2018.

FORMAT AND SCOPE

This report reviews the technology of permanent magnet materials, types of permanent magnet materials and their applications, and current and anticipated demand for specific materials. For each material segment, the report provides an analysis of material and product types in that category, processing technologies, properties, applications, the global markets and foreign competition.

The qualitative and quantitative judgments embodied in this report are a valuable contribution to the current knowledge of permanent magnets, their manufacturing technologies, applications and markets. Moreover, this study has been conducted at a vital stage when new magnet materials such as neodymium-iron-boron are revolutionizing applications. Because of the miniaturization of electronic components and computers, more powerful and smaller magnets are needed for such applications. This current study identifies all such applications.

Company profiles of all global producers of permanent magnets are covered, along with major distributors, fabricators and a listing of leading consumers of permanent magnets.

TO WHOM THE STUDY CATERS

This report is directed to companies that are interested in the developments in this field such as:

• companies involved in the development, manufacturing and supplying of advanced materials;

• manufacturers and suppliers of permanent magnets;

• manufacturers and suppliers of systems and subsystems which incorporate permanent magnets;

• manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials for permanent magnets;

• importers and suppliers of permanent magnets;

• users of permanent magnets; and

• advanced materials companies interested in diversification.

REPORT SUMMARY

The permanent magnet industry has grown in the last decade and is likely to continue this growth into the next decade because of increased usage of magnetic circuit components in a variety of industrial equipment and devices. Electromechanical devices constitute the largest market for permanent magnet materials. This market is growing rapidly. Large motors use ceramic magnets, and, for certain military applications, samarium-cobalt (Sam-Co) is still the preferred magnet.

Applications related to permanent magnet direct current motors – brushless direct current (BLDC) and brush-type (PMDC) – and power generation will be the largest usage segment of neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnets, followed by voice coil motors (VCMs) in disk drives, because of the need for reduced size and higher performance. The third major usage segment is hybrid and electric automotive drives. Several rare earth (RE) elements are essential ingredients in the highest performance magnets available in the world today; these magnets have enabled miniaturization and a significant increase in power density in hundreds of applications.

The market experienced a boom in 2011, due to increased demand for RE permanent magnets. But as demand increased, supply chain interruptions resulted in a scarcity of RE permanent magnets. This affected the market adversely, and it plunged in 2012. As the supply of REs became stable, the market became stable, and it is expected to further stabilize in the future.

The permanent magnet market has a large number of small manufacturers coupled with a few medium-sized manufacturers. The market is dominated by Chinese manufacturers. There is a scarcity of manufacturers for rare earth magnets, and they are geographically scattered.

Major findings of this report are:

• The global market for permanent magnets has reached US$11.3 billion in 2013, and is expected to grow to US$ 15 billion by 2018 with a CAGR of 5.7%

• Metallic magnets (combining neodymium-iron-boron, alnico, and samarium-cobalt magnets) dominate the market in 2013, followed by ceramic magnets (ferrites) magnets. A distant third is the bonded magnets.

• In terms of regional demand, the market is large in the Asia-Pacific region, and it is growing at a fast pace due to rising demand from end-user industries, especially in countries such as China and Japan.

• The market is growing slowly in Europe, but will continue to grow at a significant rate in the North America.

• The market is still in its infancy in Africa and Latin America, but these regions are experiencing high growth because of increased infrastructure spending and a low base effect. This market will experience an escalation in the demand of permanent magnets in the years to come.

• The five-year period of 2013 through 2018 will see more of the industry centered in China.

• The U.S. is a net importer of permanent magnets, for as much as 60% of its consumption. However, the U.S. still dominates in high performance magnets used in military and other strategic applications.

INTRODUCTION 1
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1
CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STUDY 2
FORMAT AND SCOPE 3
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 3
WHO SHOULD SUBSCRIBE 4
AUTHOR'S CREDENTIALS 4
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 6
SUMMARY TABLE- GLOBAL MARKET FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS 7
SUMMARY FIGURE-GLOBAL MARKET FOR PERMANENT MAGNET SEGMENTS IN 2013 AND 2018 8
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 9
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 10
MARKET OVERVIEW 11
CHINA MARKET 12
U.S. MARKET 13
EUROPE 14
JAPAN 14

OTHER COUNTRIES 15
TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS 16
PERMANENT MAGNETIC MATERIALS 17
TABLE 1 - NOMINAL COMPOSITIONS, CURIE TEMPERATURES, AND MAGNETIC ORIENTATIONS OF SELECTED PERMANENT MAGNET MATERIALS 18
SUMMARY OF PROPERTIES 19
TABLE 2-SUMMARY OF RANGE OF PROPERTIES OF PERMANENT MAGNET MATERIALS 20
TABLE 3-NOMINAL MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF SELECTED PERMANENT MAGNET MATERIALS 21
TABLE 4-NOMINAL MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SELECTED PERMANENT MAGNET MATERIALS 22
TABLE 5-TERMS/DEFINITIONS RELATED TO PERMANENT MAGNETS 23
CERAMIC HARD FERRITE MAGNETS 31
MATERIAL TYPES 31
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 32
PROPERTIES 33
PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 33
ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES 33
TABLE 6-MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF CHINESE CERAMIC MAGNETS 34
TABLE 7-EQUIVALENT MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF U.S. VS. CHINESE HARD FERRITE CERAMIC MAGNETS 34
APPLICATIONS OF HARD FERRITES 34
TABLE 8-APPLICATIONS OF HITACHI'S RADIALLY ORIENTED RING CERAMIC MAGNETS 37
PRICING OF FERRITE MAGNETS 37
TABLE 9-PRICING OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE FERRITE PRODUCTS 37
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 38
LIST OF MANUFACTURERS 38
MARKET SHARES OF COMPANIES 39
TABLE 10-MARKET SHARE OF TOP MANUFACTURERS OF FERRITE MAGNETS IN 2013 39
GLOBAL MARKET SIZE 40

TABLE 11-GLOBAL MARKET OF HARD FERRITE PERMANENT MAGNETS,2013-2018 40
NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON (ND-FE-B) RARE EARTH MAGNETS 41
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 41
FIGURE 1-NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON MAGNET PRODUCTION CYCLE 43
PROPERTIES, COMPOSITIONS AND GRADES 43
TABLE 12-MMPA DESIGNATIONS FOR RARE EARTH IRON-BORON MAGNETS 44
TABLE 13-MAGNETIC CHARACTERISTICS OF TDK'S NEOREC NDFEB MAGNETS 45
APPLICATIONS 45
TABLE 14-GLOBAL MARKET SHARE BY WEIGHT FOR NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON MAGNETS BY APPLICATION 2013 46
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 46
HDDS, CDS, DVDS 47
ELECTRIC BICYCLES 47
TRANSDUCERS AND LOUDSPEAKERS 47
MAGNETIC SEPARATION 48
MRIS 48
TORQUE-COUPLED DRIVES 48
SENSORS 48
HYSTERESIS CLUTHES 49
GENERATORS 49
ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS 49

WIND POWER GENERATORS 50
FIGURE 2 CONVENTIONAL AND DIRECT DRIVE WIND TURBINES 50
AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSORS AND FANS 50
HYBRID AND ELECTRIC DRIVES 51
OTHER USES 51
PRICE PATTERN OF NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON MAGNETS 52
TABLE 15-PRICE PATTERN OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON PERMANENT MAGNETS PRODUCTS 52
ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN USE OF LIGHT EARTH METALS AND HEAVY EARTH METALS (USE OF DYSPROSIUM IN NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON PERMANENT MAGNETS) 53
NED-FE-B PERMANENT MAGNET ISSUES – AN OVERVIEW 54
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 57
LIST OF MANUFACTURERS 57
TABLE 16-GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS OF NDFEB MAGNETS 58
GLOBAL MARKET SIZE 58
TABLE 17-GLOBAL MARKET FOR NEO PERMANENT MAGNETS, 2013 AND 2018 59
MARKET SIZE BY APPLICATION FOR NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON PERMANENT MAGNETS 60
TABLE 18-GLOBAL MARKET FOR NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON MAGNETS BY APPLICATION, 2013 AND 2018 60
RARE-EARTH COBALT MAGNETS 63

MATERIALS AND TYPES 63
TABLE 19-RARE EARTH MAGNET DESIGNATIONS 64
TABLE 20-NOMINAL COMPOSITION, CURIE TEMPERATURE AND MAGNETIC ORIENTATION OF COMMERCIAL RARE-EARTH COBALT MAGNETS 65
RARE-EARTH COBALT 5 65
RARE-EARTH 2 TRANSITION METAL 17 GROUP 66
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 66
PROPERTIES 67
PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 68
TABLE 21-NOMINAL PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF RE MAGNETS 68
MAGNETIC PROPERTIES 68
TABLE 22-NOMINAL MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF RARE EARTH/COBALT MAGNETS 69
TABLE 23-MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF SOME COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE 70
RARE EARTH COBALT MAGNETS 70
APPLICATIONS 70

PRICE PATTERN OF SAMARIUM-COBALT PERMANENT MAGNETS 71
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 72
LIST OF MANUFACTURERS 72
TABLE 24-GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS OF SAMARIUM-COBALT MAGNETS 72
GLOBAL MARKET 73
TABLE 25-GLOBAL MARKET OF SAMARIUM-COBALT PERMANENT MAGNETS 73
ALNICO PERMANENT MAGNETS 74
MATERIALS AND TYPES 75
TABLE 26-ALNICO MAGNET DESIGNATIONS 76
AVAILABLE SHAPES AND SIZES 77
PROPERTIES 77
CAST ALNICOS 78
TABLE 27-NOMINAL COMPOSITION, CURIE TEMPERATURE AND MAGNETIC ORIENTATION OF CAST ALNICOS 79
TABLE 28-MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF CAST ALNICO MAGNETS 80
TABLE 29-NOMINAL PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CAST ALNICO MAGNETS 81
SINTERED ALNICOS 81
TABLE 30-NOMINAL COMPOSITION, CURIE TEMPERATURE AND MAGNETIC ORIENTATION OF SINTERED ALNICOS 82
TABLE 31-MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF SINTERED ALNICO MAGNETS 82
TABLE 32-NOMINAL PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SINTERED ALNICO MAGNETS 83
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 83

CAST ALNICOS 84
SINTERED ALNICOS 84
HEAT TREATMENT 84
FINISHING 85
APPLICATIONS 85
PRICE PATTERN OF ALNICO PERMANENT MAGNETS 85
TABLE 33-PRICE PATTERN OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ALNICO PRODUCTS 86
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 86
LIST OF MANUFACTURERS 86
TABLE 34-LEADING GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS OF ALNICO MAGNETS 87
GLOBAL MARKET SIZE 87
TABLE 35-GLOBAL MARKETS OF ALNICO PERMANENT MAGNETS 88
BONDED AND FLEXIBLE PERMANENT MAGNETS 89
MATERIALS AND TYPES 90
BONDING MATERIALS 90
COMPOSITIONS AND GRADES OF BONDED MAGNETS 90
TABLE 36-POWDER SPECIFICATIONS OF BONDED FERRITE 91
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 92
PRODUCING BONDED MAGNETS VIA EXTRUSION 92
FIGURE 3-BONDED MAGNET PRODUCTION VIA EXTRUSION PROCESS 93
PRODUCING BONDED MAGNETS VIA INJECTION MOLDING 93
FIGURE 4-BONDED MAGNET PRODUCTION VIA INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS 94
PRODUCING BONDED MAGNETS VIA COMPRESSION 94
FIGURE 5-BONDED MAGNET PRODUCTION VIA COMPRESSION MOLDING PROCESS 95
CALENDERING AND PRODUCING FLEXIBLE SHEET 95
FIGURE 6-BONDED MAGNET PRODUCTION VIA CALENDERING PROCESS 96
APPLICATIONS 96

TABLE 37-APPLICATIONS FOR TYTEK INDUSTRIES' MAGNETS 97
TABLE 38 APPLICATIONS FOR TDK'S COMPOSITE MAGNETS 97
PRICE PATTERN OF BONDED MAGNETS 98
TABLE 39-AVERAGE PRICES OF FERRITE, SMCO AND NDFEB BONDED MAGNETS 98
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 98
MAJOR MANUFACTURERS 99
TABLE 40-LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF BONDED MAGNETS IN CHINA, EUROPE, JAPAN, THE U.S., AND THE REST OF THE WORLD 99
GLOBAL MARKET 100
TABLE 41-GLOBAL MARKET FOR PERMANENT BONDED MAGNETS 100
FIGURE 7-GLOBAL MARKET FOR PERMANENT BONDED MAGNETS 101
OTHER MAGNETS 102
ELONGATED SINGLE DOMAIN (ESD) MAGNETS 102
IRON-CHROMIUM-COBALT MAGNET ALLOYS 102
MANUFACTURING 102
PROPERTIES 103
TABLE 42-MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF IRON-CHROMIUM-COBALT MAGNETS 103
TABLE 43-MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF HITACHI IRON-CHROMIUM-COBALT MAGNETS 104
APPLICATIONS 104
MAGNET ALLOYS 104
REMALLOY 104
TABLE 44-PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF REMALLOY 105
CUNIFE 105
TABLE 45-PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CUNIFE 106
CUNICO 106
TABLE 46-PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CUNICO 107

VICALLOY 107
TABLE 47-PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF VICALLOY 107
TABLE 48-NOMINAL COMPOSITIONS, CURIE TEMPERATURES AND MAGNETIC ORIENTATION OF MAGNET ALLOYS 108
TABLE 49-NOMINAL MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MAGNET ALLOYS 108
MAGNET STEELS 109
TABLE 50-NOMINAL COMPOSITIONS, CURIE TEMPERATURES AND MAGNETIC ORIENTATION OF MAGNET STEELS 109
FABRICATION 109
PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 110
MAGNETIC PROPERTIES 110
TABLE 51-NOMINAL MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MAGNET STEELS 110
APPLICATIONS 111
PLATINUM COBALT 111
PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 111
TABLE 52-NOMINAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF PT-CO MAGNETS 112
MAGNETIC PROPERTIES 112
TABLE 53-MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF PT-CO MAGNETS 112
APPLICATIONS 113
MISCELLANEOUS PERMANENT MAGNET MATERIALS 113

TABLE 54-MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MISCELLANEOUS PERMANENT MAGNET MATERIALS 113
NEW MAGNETIC MATERIALS UNDER DEVELOPMENT 114
TABLE 55-RARE EARTH FREE NEW MAGNETIC MATERIAL RESEARCH 115
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 118
GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS 118
ADDITIONAL MARKET PARTICIPANTS 120
DISTRIBUTORS AND FABRICATORS 120
TABLE 56-GLOBAL DISTRIBUTORS AND FABRICATORS OF HARD FERRITE, ALNICO AND BONDED MAGNETS 121
TABLE 57-GLOBAL DISTRIBUTORS AND FABRICATORS OF NDFEB MAGNETS 122
TABLE 58-GLOBAL DISTRIBUTORS AND FABRICATORS OF SM-CO MAGNETS 123
COMPETITION AND MARKET TRENDS 123
TABLE 59-ACQUISITIONS, MERGERS, EXPANSIONS AND NEW RESEARCH FUNDING IN COMPANIES MANUFACTURING PERMANENT MAGNETS, 2009 TO JANUARY 2013 124

END USERS OF PERMANENT MAGNETS 128
TABLE 60-APPLICATIONS AND MAJOR END USERS OF PERMANENT MAGNETS IN THE U.S., EUROPE AND JAPAN 128
TABLE 61-CONTACT DETAILS FOR SOME SELECT END USERS OF PERMANENT MAGNETS IN THE U.S., EUROPE AND ASIA 129
MARKET SIZE AND SHARE 131
TABLE 62-GLOBAL MARKETS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS 132
FIGURE 8-GLOBAL MARKET SHARE BY TYPE OF PERMANENT MAGNET 133
MARKET SIZE BY REGION 133
TABLE 63-GLOBAL OUTPUT OF PERMANENT MAGNETS BY REGION IN 2013 134
TABLE 64-GLOBAL OUTPUT OF PERMANENT MAGNETS BY REGION IN 2018 135
FIGURE 9-MAGNET PRODUCTION BY REGION 136

PATENTS AND PATENT ANALYSIS 137
PATENTS RELATED TO FERRITE PERMANENT MAGNETS 137
NON-AGEING PERMANENT MAGNET FROM AN ALLOY POWDER AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF 137
METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ROTOR MAGNET FOR MICRO ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE 137
HIGH SPEED INTERNAL PERMANENT MAGNET MACHINE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME 138
FERRITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING FERRITE MATERIAL 138
SOFT MAGNETIC RIBBON, MAGNETIC CORE, MAGNETIC PART AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SOFT MAGNETIC RIBBON 139
MAGNET USING BINDING AGENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME 139
FERRITE MATERIAL 140
PERMANENT MAGNET FOR MOTOR, MOTOR HOUSING, AND MOTOR DEVICE 140
PERMANENT MAGNET ROTATOR AND MOTOR USING THE SAME 140
METHOD FOR PREPARING RADIALLY ANISOTROPIC MAGNET 141
MAGNETIC ALLOY MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE MAGNETIC ALLOY MATERIAL 141
PERMANENT MAGNET FOR PARTICLE BEAM ACCELERATOR AND MAGNETIC FIELD GENERATOR 142

PATENTS RELATED TO NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON PERMANENT MAGNETS 142
R-FE-B RARE-EARTH SINTERED MAGNET AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME 142
RARE EARTH MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME 143
R-FE-B POROUS MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME 143
METHOD FOR PREPARING RARE EARTH PERMANENT MAGNET MATERIAL 143
METHOD FOR PREPARING RARE EARTH PERMANENT MAGNET MATERIAL 144
RARE EARTH ALLOY BINDERLESS MAGNET AND METHOD FOR 144
MANUFACTURE THEREOF 144
RARE EARTH ELEMENT-IRON-BORON ALLOY, AND MAGNETICALLY ANISOTROPIC PERMANENT MAGNET POWDER AND METHOD FOR 145
PRODUCTION THEREOF 145
METHOD FOR PREPARING RARE EARTH PERMANENT MAGNET 145
RARE EARTH MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF 145
IRON-BASED RARE-EARTH NANOCOMPOSITE MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE MAGNET 146
METHOD FOR PRODUCING RARE EARTH METAL-BASED PERMANENT MAGNET HAVING COPPER PLATING FILM ON THE SURFACE THEREOF 147
RARE EARTH MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME 147
PROCESS FOR PRODUCING, THROUGH STRIP CASTING, RAW ALLOY FOR NANOCOMPOSITE TYPE PERMANENT MAGNET 148
METHOD FOR PRODUCING NANOCOMPOSITE MAGNET USING ATOMIZING METHOD 148
FUNCTIONALLY GRADED RARE EARTH PERMANENT MAGNET 149
FUNCTIONALLY GRADED RARE EARTH PERMANENT MAGNET 149
RARE EARTH PERMANENT MAGNET 150
PATENTS RELATED TO BONDED AND FLEXIBLE PERMANENT MAGNETS 150
RARE EARTH BONDED MAGNET 150
R-FE-B RARE EARTH SINTERED MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME 151
R-FE-B TYPE RARE EARTH SINTERED MAGNET AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF THE SAME 151
RARE EARTH SINTERED MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME 151
R-T-B-TYPE SINTERED MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF 152
ALLOY FOR SINTERED R-T-B-M MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME 152
FERRITE POWDERS FOR BONDED MAGNET, PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE POWDERS, AND BONDED MAGNET MADE BY USING THE SAME 153

ANISOTROPIC RARE EARTH-IRON BASED RESIN BONDED MAGNET 153
ROTATING MACHINE, BONDED MAGNET, MAGNET ROLL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SINTERED FERRITE MAGNET 154
FERRITE MAGNET POWDER, SINTERED MAGNET, BOND MAGNET, AND MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIUM 154
PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SELF-ASSEMBLED RARE EARTH-IRON BONDED MAGNET AND MOTOR UTILIZING THE SAME 154
SINTERED R-FE-B PERMANENT MAGNET AND ITS PRODUCTION METHOD 155
YOKE-INTEGRATED BONDED MAGNET AND MAGNET ROTATOR FOR MOTOR USING THE SAME 155
ANISOTROPIC RARE EARTH BONDED MAGNET HAVING SELF-ORGANIZED NETWORK BOUNDARY PHASE AND PERMANENT MAGNET MOTOR UTILIZING THE SAME 156
OXIDE MAGNETIC MATERIAL AND SINTERED MAGNET 156
OXIDE-TYPE, MAGNETIC MATERIAL AND ITS PRODUCTION METHOD, AND SINTERED FERRITE MAGNET AND ITS PRODUCTION METHOD 157
R-T-B BASED SINTERED MAGNET 157
SINTERED R-FE-B PERMANENT MAGNET AND ITS PRODUCTION METHOD 157
YOKE-INTEGRATED BONDED MAGNET AND MAGNET ROTATOR FOR MOTOR USING THE SAME 158
ANISOTROPIC RARE EARTH BONDED MAGNET HAVING SELF-ORGANIZED NETWORK BOUNDARY PHASE AND PERMANENT MAGNET MOTOR UTILIZING THE SAME 158
BOND MAGNET FOR DIRECT CURRENT REACTOR AND DIRECT CURRENT REACTOR 159
ANISOTROPIC BONDED MAGNET FOR USE IN A 4-POLE MOTOR, A MOTOR EMPLOYING THAT MAGNET, AND AN ALIGNMENT PROCESS APPARATUS FOR THE ANISOTROPIC BONDED MAGNET FOR USE IN A 4-POLE MOTOR 159
FERRITE MAGNETIC MATERIAL AND FERRITE SINTERED MAGNET 160
METHODS FOR PRODUCING RAW MATERIAL ALLOY FOR RARE EARTH MAGNET, POWDER AND SINTERED MAGNET 160
METHODS FOR PRODUCING RAW MATERIAL ALLOY FOR RARE EARTH MAGNET, POWDER AND SINTERED MAGNET 161
ANISOTROPIC BOND MAGNET FOR FOUR-MAGNETIC-POLE MOTOR, MOTOR USING THE SAME, DEVICE FOR ORIENTATION PROCESSING OF ANISOTROPIC BOND MAGNET FOR FOUR-MAGNETIC-POLE MOTOR 161
ALLOY FLAKE FOR RARE EARTH MAGNET, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, ALLOY POWDER FOR RARE EARTH SINTERED MAGNET, RARE EARTH SINTERED MAGNET, ALLOY POWDER FOR BONDED MAGNET AND BONDED MAGNET 162
METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BONDED MAGNET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MAGNETIC DEVICE HAVING BONDED MAGNET 162
ISOTROPIC POWDERY MAGNET MATERIAL, PROCESS FOR PREPARING AND RESIN-BONDED MAGNET 163

PATENT ANALYSIS 163
TABLE 65-NUMBER OF U.S. PATENTS GRANTED TO COMPANIES IN THE PERMANENT MAGNET BUSINESS BY TYPE 164
FROM 2009 THROUGH APRIL 2013 164
TABLE 66-NUMBER OF U.S. PATENTS GRANTED TO COMPANIES IN THE PERMANENT MAGNET BUSINESS FROM 2009 THROUGH APRIL 2013 164
FIGURE 10-TOP COMPANIES GRANTED U.S. PATENTS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS FROM 2009 THROUGH 2013 165
INTERNATIONAL OVERVIEW OF U.S. PATENT ACTIVITY IN PERMANENT MAGNETS 165
TABLE 67-U.S. PATENTS GRANTED FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS BY ASSIGNED COUNTRY/REGION FROM JANUARY 2009 TO APRIL 2013 166
COMPANY PROFILES 167
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & MATERIALS CO., LTD (AT&M) 167
ALLIANCE LLC 167
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YUXIANG MAGNETIC MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL LIMITED 191
ZHEJIANG ANTE MAGNETIC MATERIAL CO., LTD. 191
DISTRIBUTORS AND FABRICATORS OF PERMANENT MAGNETS 192
ADAM MAGNETIC PRODUCTS CO. 192
ALLSTAR MAGNETICS 192
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STANFORD MAGNETS 198
VIONA MAGNETICS 198
APPENDIX I: GLOSSARY OF TERMS 199
APPENDIX II: QUANTITIES, SYMBOLS, UNITS AND CONVERSION FACTORS 205

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ScriptRock makes GuardRail, a DevOps-ready platform for configuration monitoring. Realizing we were spending way too much time digging up, cataloguing, and tracking machine configurations, we began writing our own scripts and tools to handle what is normally an enormous chore. Then we took the concept a step further, giving it a beautiful interface and making it simple enough for our bosses to understand. We named it GuardRail after its function - to allow businesses to move fast and stay sa...
SYS-CON Media announced today that Sematext launched a popular blog feed on DevOps Journal with over 6,000 story reads over the weekend. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Sematext is a globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premises solutions for performance monitoring, alerting an...
In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally. DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela. Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IDenticard will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IDenticard™ is the security division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC), a $1.5 billion manufacturer of identification products. We have small-company values with the strength and stability of a major corporation. IDenticard offers local sales, support and service to our customers across the United States and Canada...
SYS-CON Media announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing, Application Performance Management and DevOps at CA Technologies, has joined DevOps Journal’s authors. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Aruna's inaugural article "Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies" discusses how to demonstrate the...
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AIC, a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AIC is a leading provider of both standard OTS, off-the-shelf, and OEM/ODM server and storage solutions. With expert in-house design capabilities, validation, manufacturing and production, AIC's broad selection of products are highly flexible and are conf...