Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films

Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films

BCC, Date of Publication: May 16, 2016

Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films

This report provides:

  • An overview of the global markets, technologies, and materials relating to ultrathin films
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.
  • 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 determines the current market status for thin film materials, defines trends and presents forecasts of growth over the next five years. The thin film material industry is also analyzed on a worldwide basis from the standpoint of both manufacturing and consumption.  In addition, technological issues, including the latest process developments and events, are discussed.

Market analysis is divided into six main parts.  In the first part, a historical review of thin film technology is provided, including an outline of recent events. The report also supplies a description of current and emerging applications for thin and ultrathin films.

The second part of the study provides a technological review of thin film deposition processes, free-standing thin films and materials used to manufacture thin and ultrathin films.  Each of the three sections concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments and improvements, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for.  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.

In the next part of the study that 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 suppliers and an evaluation of thin film material production versus consumption, always from a geographical standpoint.  Detailed company profiles of the top industry players are also provided.

The final part of the report includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to thin film materials, deposition methods and applications issued in 2011.  Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category and deposition process.

This study will be of primary interest to all companies that

  • Manufacture, sell and distribute materials for producing thin films.
  • Fabricate thin film devices or coated products.
  • Offer coating services to the thin film industry.
  • Manufacture processing and characterization equipment (e.g., physical vapor deposition equipment, chemical vapor deposition equipment and analytical instruments) utilized by producers of thin films.
  • Provide technical and/or marketing services for the thin film industry.
  • Plan to enter the thin film industry as a supplier, manufacturer or end user.

This study applies to industry segments such as microelectronics, data storage media, advanced displays, mechanical/chemical, energy, optical coatings, life sciences and the general coating sector.

The study is directed mainly toward executives, directors, operations managers, sales and marketing managers and strategic planners working within the above industries.  Universities and research facilities may also find this study to be a good source of technical information regarding thin film technology, materials and equipment, which can be used as a baseline for new or expanded R&D activities.  Librarians of technical information and research centers can also use this report to provide critical data to product managers, market analysts, researchers and other professionals who need detailed and updated analysis of the thin film industry.  


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Date of Publication:
May 16, 2016
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