March 25, 2019
WELLESLEY, Mass., March 25, 2019— A new report from BCC Research, “Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography: Continuing the Path to Semiconductor Miniaturization” estimates that in 2024, the global nanolithography equipment market will reach $20.1 billion, indicating a positive outlook for the growth of the popular thermal scanning probe lithography process.
Thermal scanning probe lithography (tSPL) is being applied in the research and development of many types of devices across various sectors, such as electronics and optoelectronics, where it is used for fabrication of field-effect transistors, photonic integrated circuits, data storage devices, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and flexible devices; chemistry, biochemistry and healthcare.
“The rapidly increasing demand for advanced nanolithography equipment will provide excellent growth opportunities for the thermal scanning probe lithography system market,” said BCC Research analysts.
Biggest Challenge for tSPL Growth
The main drawback of this technology is its low throughput. For this reason, tSPL is currently primarily used in research and development. Many methods are being investigated to increase manufacturing throughput, including hybrid processes that combine tSPL with other lithographic methods, though for now, the number of industrial applications for tSPL remains limited.
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