Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD): Global Markets

Published - Apr 2010| Analyst - Robert Moran| Code - MFG015D
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Report Highlights

  • The total value of the global physical vapor deposition (PVD) market is estimated at approximately $9.0 billion for 2009. This market is expected to increase at a 10.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach $14.8 billion in 2014.
  • PVD equipment represents the largest market as shipments are projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5% and reach an estimated $10.5 billion in 2014, up from $6.4 billion in 2009.
  • Microelectronics represents the largest market for PVD equipment materials and services. After a steep decline in prior–year shipments, PVD equipment reached $2.8 billion in 2009 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% to reach $4.3 billion in 2014.  


BCC Research’s goal in conducting this study was to determine the current status of the global market for physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment, materials deposited and services, as well as to assess the worldwide growth potential for this deposition technology over the period 2009 through 2014. We were particularly interested in the types of equipment and materials being used for consumer and industrial applications. We were equally interested in the status of the industry in relation to the global economic crisis and recession, and the impact these events had and will have on PVD demand.
Our major objective is to present a comprehensive analysis of the current PVD market and project its future. 
The PVD industry has expanded over the past several decades. More sophisticated manufacturing and fabrication techniques and smaller–sized products have broadened the demand for vapor–deposited materials. New and existing products require materials that can be delivered by vacuum deposition of films on a growing variety of substrates. 
This report examines the current position of PVD technologies and materials in eight major industries with a focus on what materials and types of PVD systems are being used to meet the demands for more sophisticated products. We also analyzed the decline in PVD demand for particular industries caused by the economic downturn. 
This report provides an overview of deposition technologies and future trends, along with a global industry structure, including leading manufacturers of equipment and service providers. Within each industry, there is an overview of key applications, the advantages of using PVD, an analysis of market factors that will impact demand, shipments for 2009 and estimated shipments for 2014. 
This study will be of interest to those in the microelectronics business, manufacturers of cutting tools, specialty packagers, makers of storage equipment and media, companies in the solar energy business, manufacturers of automotive and aerospace parts, medical device makers, and those in the optics industry. It will also be of interest to companies engaged in the manufacture of deposition equipment and materials and to surface coaters. 
This study encompasses PVD technologies and materials in terms of application, properties and processes. BCC Research analyzes the major types of PVD systems and materials used to manufacture products in eight key industries. Applications are discussed, as are properties imparted by PVD. Trends in demand also are reviewed and their impacts on PVD are assessed.
Market drivers within each industry are identified. Materials deposited by PVD are analyzed according to basic functions (e.g. wear resistance, abrasion and corrosion resistance, conductivity and barrier protection). The value of PVD equipment shipments is projected within each industry by type of system. Material shipment values are projected, along with PVD service revenues. Technological issues and trends are reviewed, and other influential factors, such as economic conditions and standards, are discussed. 
Because this is a global study, BCC Research analyzes domestic and international technological issues and economic considerations. 
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 2014. 
BCC Research interviewed approximately 130 companies to obtain data for this report. Included were manufacturers of PVD equipment, material 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 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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The information developed in this report is intended to be as reliable as possible at the time of publication and of a professional nature. This information does not constitute managerial, legal, or accounting advice; nor should it serve as a corporate policy guide, laboratory manual, or an endorsement of any product, as much of the information is speculative in nature. The author assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage that might result from reliance on the reported information or from its use.

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

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.
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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