ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Sputtering Targets and Sputtered Films: Technology and Markets”. Sputtering is one of the most popular technologies for deposition of thin films. It has become increasingly important for the creation of innovative devices, becoming fundamental in sustaining the growing demand for semiconductor circuits and other electronic devices. According to this report, the global market for sputtering targets and sputtered films will grow from $3.0 billion in 2013 to $3.2 billion in 2018, a CAGR of 1.3% over the five year period.
The global market for thin film technologies (including equipment, materials, and services) is estimated to reach over $60 billion in 2014 and sputtering accounts for approximately one quarter of this market. Although for decades sputtering was primarily used in microelectronics for fabrication of semiconductor devices, in recent years, as the semiconductor industry transitions to new processes that allow for the fabrication of thin films below 20 nm, sputtering has found alternative sources of demand in other industry segments such as flat panel displays and solar cell manufacturing.
In fact, over time the availability of sputtering materials has expanded to meet the requirements of the most varied applications within the electronics, mechanical/chemical, energy, optical coatings, life science, and food packaging sectors.
The principal objective of this report is to present a current assessment of the sputtering target industry from both a technological and market point of view and to outline future trends and key developments.
There is also a need to evaluate the current status and future trends of this market from a global standpoint. As the use of these products expands and new fields of application emerge, information on the suppliers and developers of sputtering targets and their regional distribution becomes more valuable.
This report provides technical insights into sputtering target manufacturing by:
- Providing a review of target types, their applications, and production methods.
- Providing an overview of the main global R&D activities related to sputtering targets, resulting in the issuance of patents.
- Illustrating the latest technological developments.
This information can assist companies in identifying sputtered films market opportunities for process and productivity improvements and new product development, resulting in a positive impact on future market growth.
Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Sputtering Targets and Sputtered Films: Technology and Markets.