Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD): Global Markets

Published - Oct 2007| Analyst - Robert Moran| Code - MFG015C
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Report Highlights

  • The value of the global PVD industry will increase from an estimated $9.0 billion to $9.9 billion in 2008. It should reach $16.7 billion in 2013, a compound annual growth rate of 11%.
  • PVD equipment will remain the largest market as shipments grow at a compound annual rate of 9.6% to reach an estimated $7.1 billion in 2008. Growth will continue at a CAGR of 10.9% to reach $11.9 billion in 2013.
  • The microelectronics industry, encompassing semiconductors, components and flat panel displays, represent the largest market for PVD equipment, materials and services.


BCC Research's goal in conducting this study was to determine the current status of the worldwide market for physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment, materials deposited, and services and to assess the growth potential of this deposition technology over the period from 2007 to 2013. We were particularly interested in the types of equipment and materials being used for consumer and industrial applications. BCC Research previously published a study on PVD in 2005 and was interested in changes in the market and its future potential since then. Solar energy applications, for example, were added to this report.

The key objective is to present a comprehensive analysis of the current PVD industry and project its future course.


This report contains:


  • Descriptions of various types of physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment, and current and potential applications for each
  • The current market status of the PVD industry, trends and forecasts for growth over the next 5 years
  • Technological issues, including important trends and a patent analysis
  • An analysis of market factors that will impact demand
  • A review of the PVD industry's competitiveness by sector
  • A discussion of industry structure and company profiles.



BCC Research presents an analysis of the value of PVD systems, materials deposited, and services provided by type of system, material, and industry segment. Estimated value is what manufacturers and material providers have paid in current dollars. Then, based on our surveys, we analyze industry growth in relation to the growth of PVD technology, calculate estimates of growth, and forecast shipments for 2013.


BCC interviewed approximately 125 companies to obtain data for this report. Included were manufacturers of PVD equipment, materials suppliers, deposition service providers, industrial and consumer product manufacturing companies, and various end users of products fabricated using the PVD process. Additional data were obtained from government information, trade associations, industry and financial sources, and an exhaustive review of technical literature.


After a successful career at IBM, Robert H. Moran has written extensively as a research analyst and editor at BCC Research. The topics of his reports range from various deposition technologies to electronic displays, solar energy, and solid state lighting. Mr. Moran has been writing for BCC Research for more than 20 years. He earned a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Published - Aug-2005| Analyst - Robert Moran| Code - MFG015B

Report Highlights

  • The value of worldwide shipments of PVD equipment is estimated to be 5.2 billion by 2005 and is forecast to rise at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 10.1%, and reach $8.4 billion by 2010.
  • The value of materials deposited will reach $1.1 billion in 2005 and is expected to rise at an AAGR of 11.1% to $1.8 billion by 2010.
  • The value of PVD services was $1.0 billion in 2005 and is projected to expand at an AAGR of 9.0%.
  • The microelectronics industry, encompassing semiconductors, components and flat panel displays, remains the largest market segment with data storage representing the fastest growing.

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