Printing Equipment for Thin Films: Global Markets
The global market for printing equipment for thin films was valued at $146.1 million in 2013 and $172.8 million in 2014. The total market is expected to increase from $237.8 million in 2015 to $973.7 million by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.6% from 2015 to 2020.
- A global overview of various types of printing equipment for thin films that are currently commercially available, outlining their operating principle and/or design, their characteristics, and their typical applications.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
- Information on new technological developments, an outline of the most significant recent developments, and examples of significant patents recently issued or applied.
- Examination of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- A list of the leading suppliers of printing equipment for thin films and a list of other key players, together with a description of their products.
This report provides an updated review of thin-film technologies, including subtractive and additive methods, and identifies current and emerging applications for these technologies.
BCC Research delineates the current market status for thin-film printing equipment, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The TFPE market is analyzed based on the following segments: equipment type, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are also discussed.
More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.
In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of thin-film technology are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for thin-film processes are also identified and described.
The second section provides a technological review of emerging printing technologies for the deposition of thin films, with a description of the types of equipment used and an outline of common applications. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2014, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.
The third section entails a global market analysis of thin-film printing equipment. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (equipment type, application and region) with actual data for the years 2013 and 2014, and estimated revenues for 2015.
The analysis of current TFPE revenues is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for thin-film printing equipment within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2015 through 2020.
In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of printing equipment for thin films, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.
The fifth and final section includes an analysis of recently issued U.S. patents, with a summary of patents related to thin-film printing equipment, including design and engineering, modifications and optimization, and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and equipment type.
Margareth Gagliardi, Chief Research Analyst in Advanced Materials for BCC Research, has more than 30 years of experience in the field of advanced materials, specializing in ceramic formulations, materials processing, and new product development. After receiving her degrees in Chemical and Ceramic Engineering, she worked in both manufacturing and R&D holding senior management positions within U.S. and European firms producing electronic, mechanical, chemical, and structural components.
She is currently focusing on market intelligence and advanced technologies analysis for organizations and research institutions that operate within a range of high-tech industries.