Microscopy: The Global Market

Microscopy: The Global Market

BCC, Date of Publication: Jul 26, 2013, 144 Pages
US$6,650.00
GB-IAS017E

The field of microscopy has undergone an enormous evolution since the earliest optical microscopes were developed in the 1600s.  The optical microscope has been refined continuously since its introduction, resulting in today’s superb scientific instruments.  However, the optical microscope is ultimately limited in the minimum size and nature of the features that it can resolve by manufacturability constraints and, ultimately, the physics of light itself. 

New microscopy technologies have been developed to overcome these limitations, such as electron, scanning probe and focused ion beam microscopy.  The field of microscopy continues to evolve rapidly as new requirements and imaging technologies are developed.  While optical microscopes once accounted for the bulk of all microscopes sold around the world today, they are in the minority today.

While microscopes today are a multi-billion-dollar industry, their true importance lies in the activities they make possible, such as life sciences research, microelectronics and advanced-materials science.  Microscopy is particularly important to the expanding field of nanotechnology.  

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of this study is to provide the reader with an understanding of recent developments in microscopy technologies and applications and their impact on the future size and structure of the market for various types of microscopes and microscope accessories.  Specific study objectives include identifying segments of the microscopy market with the greatest commercial potential in the near- to mid-term (2013 to 2018), identifying and, where possible, quantifying the key demand drivers, projecting future demand for different types of microscopes, and evaluating the technical and other challenges that must be overcome for the market to realize its full potential.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

The report is intended especially for manufacturers and vendors of microscopes and related accessories.  Other readers who should find it particularly useful include entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and other readers with a need to know where the microscopy market is headed over the next five years.  

The report should also be of interest to end users such as nanotechnology companies whose technology road maps may make critical assumptions about the availability and performance of different materials characterization technologies, including microscopes.  Other potential readers include members of technical and professional organizations such as ASM International and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing. 

SCOPE AND FORMAT

The report addresses the global market for microscopes and microscope accessories over the period from 2012 through 2018, including:

  • Optical (light) microscopes.
  • Electron microscopes.
  • Scanning probe microscopes.
  • Other types of microscope (e.g., focused ion beam, confocal).
  • Microscope accessories.

The report includes the following major elements:

  • Executive summary.
  • Definitions.
  • Brief history of microscopy.
  • Microscope technologies.
  • Patent analysis.
  • Major end uses and applications.
  • Global market trends by type of instrument, end-user segment and geographical region.
  • Technology trends, limits and challenges.
  • Industry structure (e.g., firm size and financial performance, ownership, market shares).


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION    

    STUDY BACKGROUND
    STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
    INTENDED AUDIENCE
    SCOPE AND FORMAT
    METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
    ANALYST CREDENTIALS
    DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY     $250    

        Table Summary : MARKET FOR MICROSCOPES, ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, THROUGH 2018
        Figure Summary : MARKET FOR MICROSCOPES, ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, 2012-2018

Chapter- 3: MICROSCOPY OVERVIEW     $4598    

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
        DEFINITIONS
            Charged Particle
            Compound Microscope
            Confocal Microscope
            Depth of Field
            Dispersion
            Eyepiece
            Inverted Microscope
            Immersion Media
            Lens
            Magnification
            Nanoscale
            Near-Field
            Numerical Aperture (NA)
            Objective
            Phase Shift
            Polarization
            Reflected Light Microscopes
            Reflecting Microscopes
            Refraction
            Resolution
            Scanning Probe
            Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID)
            Stereoscopic
            Tunneling Current
            Wavelength
        BRIEF HISTORY OF MICROSCOPY
    TYPES OF MICROSCOPES
        OPTICAL MICROSCOPES
            Description and Applications
            Patent Analysis
            Manufacturers
        CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES
            Description and Applications
            Patent Analysis
            Manufacturers
        SCANNING-PROBE MICROSCOPES
            Description and Applications
            Patent Analysis
            Manufacturers
        ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES
            Description and Applications
            Patent Analysis
            Manufacturers
    END USERS
        SEMICONDUCTORS
            Optical Microscopes
            Charged Particle Microscopes
            Scanning Probe Microscopes
        PHOTOVOLTAICS (PV)
        LIFE SCIENCES
            Optical Microscopes
            Charged Particle Microscopes
                Table 24 : GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES SALES, 2012
        MATERIALS SCIENCE
            Optical Microscopes
            Charged Particle Microscopes
            Scanning Probe Microscopes
                Figure 32 : MATERIALS SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS MAJOR MARKET SEGMENTS, 2012
        NANOTECHNOLOGY
            Charged Particle Microscopes
            Scanning Probe Microscopes
        OTHER END USERS
            Education
            Environmental Science
            Forensics
            Food Processing
            Table 23 : MICROSCOPE END-USER INDUSTRIES

Chapter- 4: GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSCOPES AND ACCESSORIES 2012 THROUGH 2018  $2384    

    OVERALL MARKET SIZE AND SEGMENTATION
            Figure 33 : TRENDS IN GLOBAL SALES OF MICROSCOPES AND ACCESSORIES/ SUPPLIES, 2012-2018
    DETAILED MARKET ANALYSIS AND PROJECTIONS
        MARKET BY TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
            Optical Microscopes
            Charged Particle Microscopes
            Scanning Probe Microscopes
            Accessories and Supplies
                Table 25 : PROJECTED GLOBAL MICROSCOPE SALES BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2018
                Figure 34 : MICROSCOPY MAJOR MARKET SEGMENTS, 2012 VERSUS 2018
        MARKETS BY END-USER SEGMENT
            Optical Microscopes
            Charged Particle Microscopes
            Scanning Probe Microscopes
            All Types of Microscopes
        GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS
            Optical Microscopes
            Charged Particle Microscopes
            Scanning Probe Microscopes
            Types of Microscopes

Chapter- 5: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE     $341    

    MARKET SHARES
        OPTICAL MICROSCOPES
                Figure 56 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPY MARKET SHARES, 2012
        CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES
            Electron Microscopes
            Focused Ion Beam Microscopes
        SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES
                Figure 59 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES, 2012
    OWNERSHIP TRENDS

Chapter- 6: COMPANY PROFILES    $511    

    APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    BRUKER AXS
    BRUKER OPTICS INC.
    BUEHLER INC.
    CAMECA SA
    DANISH MICRO ENGINEERING A/S
    FEI COMPANY
    GATAN, INC.
    HITACHI HIGH TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    JASCO INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD.
    JEOL LTD.
    LEICA MICROSYSTEMS AG
    MIS INC.
    NANONICS IMAGING LTD.
    NANOSURF AG
    NIKON CORP.
    NT-MDT CO.
    OBDUCAT-CAMSCAN LTD.
    OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    OMICRON NANOTECHNOLOGY GMBH
    PARK SYSTEMS CORP.
    PERKIN ELMER, INC.
    QUESTAR CORP.
    SCHOTT NORTH AMERICA INC.
    SHIMADZU CORP.
    SII NANOTECHNOLOGY INC.
    THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.
    VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    WITEC WISSENSCHAFTLICHE INSTRUMENTE UND TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
    ZEISS (CARL) NTS GMBH

 
List of Tables

    Summary Table : MARKET FOR MICROSCOPES, ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 1 : TYPES AND MAIN APPLICATIONS OF OPTICAL MICROSCOPES
    Table 2 : U.S. OPTICAL MICROSCOPY PATENTS AS OF JUNE 15, 2013
    Table 3 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPY PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2012
    Table 4 : MAJOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPY PATENT HOLDERS
    Table 5 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPY PATENT HOLDERS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE
    Table 6 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPE MANUFACTURERS
    Table 7 : TYPES AND PRIMARY APPLICATIONS OF CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES
    Table 8 : U.S. CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY PATENTS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2013
    Table 9 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2012
    Table 10 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY PATENT HOLDERS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2013
    Table 11 : MAJOR CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY PATENT HOLDERS, BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE
    Table 12 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE MANUFACTURERS
    Table 13 : TYPES AND PRIMARY APPLICATIONS OF SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES
    Table 14 : U.S. SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY PATENTS
    Table 15 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2012
    Table 16 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY PATENT HOLDERS
    Table 17 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY PATENT HOLDERS, BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE
    Table 18 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE MANUFACTURERS
    Table 19 : MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES AND THEIR MAIN FUNCTIONS
    Table 20 : U.S. MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY PATENTS
    Table 21 : MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY PATENT HOLDERS AND APPLICANTS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2013
    Table 22 : MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY MANUFACTURERS
    Table 23 : MICROSCOPE END-USER INDUSTRIES
    Table 24 : GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES SALES, 2012
    Table 25 : PROJECTED GLOBAL MICROSCOPE SALES BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2018
    Table 26 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPE SALES, 2012
    Table 27 : U.S. EDUCATIONAL EXPENDITURES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 28 : GLOBAL MOLECULAR SPECTROMETRY SALES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 29 : LIFE SCIENCES R&D SPENDING, THROUGH 2018
    Table 30 : GLOBAL SPENDING ON MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION INSTRUMENTS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 31 : PROJECTED SALES OF OPTICAL MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 32 : PROJECTED GROWTH RATE OF MARKET FOR STEREOSCOPIC MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 33 : PROJECTED GROWTH RATE OF MARKET FOR SCANNING NEAR-FIELD OPTICAL MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 34 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE SALES, 2012
    Table 35 : SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY CAPITAL EQUIPMENT SPENDING PROJECTIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 36 : PROJECTED SALES OF CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 37 : PROJECTED GROWTH RATE OF SEM SALES TO THE LIFE AND MATERIALS SCIENCES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 38 : PROJECTED SALES OF SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 39 : SALES OF MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES AND CONSUMABLES, 2012
    Table 40 : NUMBER OF MICROSCOPES IN USE WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2018
    Table 41 : PROJECTED SALES OF MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 42 : END-USER MARKETS FOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 43 : END-USER MARKETS FOR CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 44 : END-USER MARKETS FOR ALL TYPES OF MICROSCOPES*, THROUGH 2018
    Table 45 : GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS FOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 46 : GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS FOR CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 47 : GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS FOR SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 48 : GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS FOR ALL TYPES OF MICROSCOPES,* THROUGH 2018

List of Figures

    Summary Figure : MARKET FOR MICROSCOPES, ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, 2012-2018
    Figure 1 : MAGNIFYING LENS PRINCIPLES
    Figure 2 : LIGHT WAVE PHASES
    Figure 3 : POLARIZATION
    Figure 4 : REFRACTION
    Figure 5 : LIGHT WAVE
    Figure 6 : WAVELENGTHS USED IN OPTICAL MICROSCOPY
    Figure 7 : REFLECTING MICROSCOPE
    Figure 8 : BASIC PRINCIPLE OF A PHASE CONTRAST MICROSCOPE
    Figure 9 : FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY PRINCIPLES
    Figure 10 : FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE LAYOUT
    Figure 11 : PRINCIPLES OF CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY
    Figure 12 : SCANNING NEAR-FIELD OPTICAL MICROSCOPE PRINCIPLES
    Figure 13 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPY PATENTS BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, AS OF JUNE 15, 2013
    Figure 14 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPY PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2012
    Figure 15 : MAJOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPY PATENT HOLDERS
    Figure 16 : MAJOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPY PATENT HOLDERS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE
    Figure 17 : TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE
    Figure 18 : SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE
    Figure 19 : SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE - SAMPLE INTERACTION
    Figure 20 : U.S. CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY PATENTS BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2013
    Figure 21 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005–2012
    Figure 22 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE PATENT HOLDERS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2013
    Figure 23 : MAJOR CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY PATENT HOLDERS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE
    Figure 24 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE
    Figure 25 : ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE PROBE
    Figure 26 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY PATENTS BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, AS OF JUNE 15, 2013
    Figure 27 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2012
    Figure 28 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE PATENT HOLDERS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2013
    Figure 29 : MAJOR SPM PATENT HOLDERS, BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE
    Figure 30 : U.S. MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY PATENTS BY ACCESSORY TYPE, AS OF JUNE 15, 2013
    Figure 31 : MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY PATENT HOLDERS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2013
    Figure 32 : MATERIALS SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS MAJOR MARKET SEGMENTS, 2012
    Figure 33 : TRENDS IN GLOBAL SALES OF MICROSCOPES AND ACCESSORIES/ SUPPLIES, 2012-2018
    Figure 34 : MICROSCOPY MAJOR MARKET SEGMENTS, 2012 VERSUS 2018
    Figure 35 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTATION, 2012
    Figure 36 : TRENDS IN U.S. EDUCATIONAL EXPENDITURES, 2002–2018
    Figure 37 : TRENDS IN LIFE SCIENCES R&D SPENDING, 2012–2018
    Figure 38 : MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION INSTRUMENT SALES TRENDS, 2012-2018
    Figure 39 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTATION, 2018
    Figure 40 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTS, 2012
    Figure 41 : MARKETS FOR SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, 2012
    Figure 42 : PROJECTED GROWTH IN SEMICONDUCTOR CAPITAL EQUIPMENT SPENDING, 2012-2018
    Figure 43 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE SALES GROWTH VERSUS GROWTH IN MAJOR UNDERLYING MARKETS, 2003-2008
    Figure 44 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTS, 2018
    Figure 45 : SPM MARKET PRODUCT SEGMENTS, 2012
    Figure 46 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTS, 2018
    Figure 47 : MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES MARKET SEGMENTATION, 2012
    Figure 48 : TRENDS IN NUMBER OF MICROSCOPES IN USE WORLDWIDE, 2011-2018
    Figure 49 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2012 VERSUS 2018
    Figure 50 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2012 VERSUS 2018
    Figure 51 : MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2012 VERSUS 2018
    Figure 52 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPE GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET SHARES, 2012 VERSUS 2018
    Figure 53 : CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET SHARES, 2012 VERSUS 2018
    Figure 54 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET SHARES, 2012 VERSUS 2018
    Figure 55 : MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2012 VERSUS 2018
    Figure 56 : OPTICAL MICROSCOPY MARKET SHARES, 2012
    Figure 57 : ELECTRON MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES, 2012
    Figure 58 : FOCUSED ION BEAM MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES, 2012
    Figure 59 : SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES, 2012

 

 

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