Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films
The global market for thin film materials reached nearly $9.9 billion and $9.8 billion in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The market is expected to reach nearly $11.3 billion by 2021 increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.0% from 2016 to 2021.
- An overview of the global markets, technologies, and materials relating to ultrathin films.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014 and 2015, estimates for 2016 and projections of CAGRs through 2021.
- A review of the most common materials used for each thin film deposition process and identify new materials.
- Information about new technological developments in the fabrication of thin films.
- A look at several fields of application for thin film technologies and investigate emerging applications.
- Relevant patent analysis.
- An updated review of current producers of thin film materials.
This report provides an updated review of thin film technologies, including materials and production processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for these technologies.
BCC Research delineates the current market status for thin film materials, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The thin film material market is analyzed based on the following segments: deposition technology, film thickness, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are 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 and ultrathin films are also identified and grouped in segments (electronics, optoelectronics, energy, life sciences, mechanical/chemical, optical coatings, sensors and instrumentation, and others).
The second section provides a technological review of thin films. This section offers a revised and detailed description of traditional and emerging materials used to manufacture thin and ultrathin films, typical fabrication methods and innovative deposition processes, and production methods for free-standing thin films. 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. This part of the study also offers a brief discussion of the most relevant technological trends related to the materials used for thin film deposition.
The third section entails a global market analysis of materials for thin and ultrathin films. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (application, deposition technology, film thickness and region), with actual data referring to the years 2014 and 2015, and estimates for 2016.
The analysis of current thin film material 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 materials within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period 2016 through 2021.
In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of thin film materials, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms 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 materials, deposition methods and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category and deposition process.
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.
The global market for thin film materials increased from $6.9 billion in 2009 to nearly $8.4 billion in 2010 and it is estimated to be valued at nearly $9.3 billion in 2011. BCC projects this market to reach nearly $14.9 billion by 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10%.
The worldwide market for thin film raw materials is estimated at $7.1 billion in 2004 and is projected to reach $13.5 billion by 2009, rising at a healthy AAGR (average annual growth rate) of 13.7%.
Chemical processes accounted for more than 70% of the market, driven by sales of plating chemicals. Materials for chemical processes are expected to rise at an AAGR of 12.9% to $9.3 billion by 2009.
Raw materials for physical processes were a $2 billion market in 2004 and will expand at an AAGR of 15.7% to $4.2 billion by 2009.
Market drivers include technical advancements and versatility, miniaturization, material and equipment availability and increasing penetration in developing countries.