Atomic Layer Deposition and other Ultrathin-Film Fabrication Processes

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The global market for atomic layer deposition and other ultrathin film fabrication processes was valued at $1.1 billion and $1.3 billion in 2014 and 2015, respectively. This market is expected to increase from $1.5 billion in 2016 to nearly $3.7 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.1% for 2016-2021.

This report provides:

-An overview of the global markets for atomic layer deposition and other ultrathin-film fabrication processes.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014 and 2015, estimates for 2016 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
-Focused coverage of materials, equipment, and fabrication technologies.
-A look at existing fields of application for atomic layer deposition as well as emerging applications.
-Coverage of these processes in relation to industry segments such as electronics, mechanical, chemical, energy, optics, medical, biological, dental, medical, and nanotechnology.
-Analysis of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
-Profiles of major players in the industry.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is a relatively new thin film deposition technology invented in Finland in 1974. For many years this method has been mainly used for R&D purposes, primarily due to its low deposition rate. However, since the year 2000, ALD has gained renewed commercial interest in both microelectronics and nanotechnology for the manufacturing of films with thickness measurable in nanometers, in particular ultrathin films (below 30 nm in thickness).

BCC Research published its first report on atomic layer deposition in March 2006. During the last ten years, the ALD market for ALD materials and equipment has evolved, new technological developments have occurred in the field, and industry changes have taken place. In addition, other processes are emerging for deposition of ultrathin films, to meet the requirements associated with device miniaturization in multiple industry sectors, ranging from electronics and optoelectronics to life sciences and sensors and instrumentation.

With this study, BCC Research continues its commitment to monitoring the ALD market and expands its evaluation to also cover alternative technologies. The main goal is to provide an updated review of the most important advances in ultrathin film deposition technology, including recent significant research activities. In addition, a detailed overview of the current market for ultrathin film deposition equipment (UTFE) is offered together with an objective analysis of industry and technological trends, and prospects for future growth.|

Specifically, the major objectives of this study are to:
-Provide an update l on the most advanced processes employed for the fabrication of ultrathin films.
-Highlight new technological developments in the fabrication of ultrathin films, while outlining technical issues.
-Review existing fields of application for ultrathin films, and investigate emerging applications.
-Estimate current global UTFE markets by process, application, and region, with growth forecasts through 2021 for each market segment.
-Identify important technology and industry trends within each market segment.
-Supply an updated review of current industry players, including manufacturers of UTFE, materials for ultrathin film deposition, technology developers and future market participants.
-Provide a description of the most relevant research and development activities.
-Determine trends in recently issued U.S. patents.

REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
Thin films are typically defined as films with a thickness below 5 microns. With the advent of nanotechnology, there has been growing adoption of processes for fabrication of nanofilms (films with a thickness below 100 nm) and more recently increasing miniaturization has evolved toward the use of ultrathin film (films with a thickness below 30 nm).

ALD is currently the most popular method for producing ultrathin films. In 2005, the year prior to BCC Researchís first published report on atomic layer deposition, the ALD market was quite small and valued at only $214 million worldwide; however, the global ALD market has grown steadily since then, with a CAGR greater than 15% during the last 10 years.

In addition, other processes for deposition of ultrathin films have become available, and are gaining interest for production of a variety of films with different functionalities.

The principal reason for doing this study is to present a current assessment of the ultrathin film deposition 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 the UTFE market from a global standpoint. As use of ultrathin films expands and new fields of application emerge, information on the suppliers and developers of UTFE and their regional distribution becomes more valuable.

An equally important reason for undertaking this study is to provide technical insights into ultrathin film manufacturing by:
-Providing a review of ultrathin film applications and production methods.
-Identifying current technological trends.
-Providing an overview of the main global R&D activities related to ultrathin film deposition technology, resulting in the issuance of patents.
-Illustrating the latest technological developments.
-This information can assist companies in identifying opportunities for process and productivity improvements and new product development, resulting in a positive impact on future market growth.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This study will be of primary interest to all organizations that:
-Manufacture, sell, and distribute ALD and other ultrathin film deposition equipment.
-Manufacture tools and parts utilized by UTFE producers.
-Produce devices based on ultrathin films.
-Offer thin film deposition and coating services.
-Manufacture processing and characterization equipment for the nano and ultrathin film industry.
-Provide technical and/or marketing services in conjunction with the above mentioned products.
-Are planning to enter the ultrathin film and nanotechnology industry as a supplier, manufacturer, service provider or end user.

Overall, this study applies to industry sectors such as electronics, optoelectronics, mechanical, chemical, energy, optics, medical, biological, dental, sensors and instrumentation, and nanotechnology.

The study is mainly directed 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 ultrathin film technology, equipment, and applications, 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 needing detailed and updated insights into the ultrathin film industry.

SCOPE OF REPORT
This report provides an updated review of atomic layer deposition and other ultrathin film deposition technologies, and identifies current and emerging applications for these technologies.

BCC Research delineates the current market status for ultrathin film deposition equipment, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The UTFE market is analyzed based on the following segments: process, 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 atomic layer deposition are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for ALD and other ultrathin film fabrication processes are also identified and grouped in segments (electronics, optoelectronics, mechanical/chemical, sensors and instrumentation, energy, optical coatings, life sciences, and others).

The second section provides a review of deposition technologies for ultrathin films. This section offers a revised and detailed description of various thin film coating processes; existing deposition methods for ultrathin films; and new and emerging fabrication processes. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2013, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis for UTFE. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (process, application and region), with actual data referring to the years 2014 and 2015, and estimates for 2016.

The analysis of current UTFE 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 UTFE revenues 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 suppliers of UTFE, 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 ultrathin film fabrication methods, equipment and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and process type.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
To analyze the overall market and market segments, both primary and secondary research methodologies were used to obtain market data.

The technology section of this report is based on information derived from technical literature, related BCC Research reports, professional journals, the authorís field experience and online sources.

Global market analysis was performed by a thorough investigation of manufacturers of ultrathin film deposition equipment, producers of raw materials, and developers of new technologies, accounting for at least 95% of the global market. Data were obtained from the direct contribution of primary sources, including company executives, managers, engineers and other technical personnel representing manufacturers, developers and users of ultrathin film deposition equipment; representatives of academia and trade associations; and industry market analysts.

Additional data for each company were obtained by thoroughly analyzing Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, websites, annual reports, industry directories, industry magazines and catalogs, government sources and other public sources.

Secondary sources of information include, but are not limited to:

-U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Filings.
-U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
-European Patent Office.
-Company websites.
-Company annual reports.
-Thomas Register.
-Moodyís Directory.
-S & P Industry Survey.
-Dun & Bradstreet Business Directory.
-Foreign chamber of commerce directories.
-Foreign stock exchange listings.
-American Ceramic Society publications.
-American Chemical Society publications.

In addition to utilizing the above primary and secondary sources, market growth trends and forecasts were compiled by gaining additional insights from relevant financial and market information, relevant BCC Research reports, and the authorís own in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the collected information.
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 7 $0
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Complimentary 2 $0
Table Summary : GLOBAL ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION AND OTHER ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES MARKET, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021
Figure Summary : GLOBAL ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION AND OTHER ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES MARKET, BY SEGMENT, 2014-2021

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 18 $1181
THICK, THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS
REVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION AND RECENT EVENTS
CURRENT AND EMERGING APPLICATIONS FOR ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION AND OTHER ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES

Chapter- 4: DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS 33 $2166
INTRODUCTION
THIN FILM DEPOSITION PROCESSES
DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS
OTHER RELEVANT R&D ACTIVITIES

Chapter- 5: GLOBAL MARKETS 42 $2756
ANALYSIS OUTLINE
GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY
CURRENT MARKET STATUS
MARKET GROWTH TRENDS
MARKET FORECAST

Chapter- 6: GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 24 $1575
LEADING SUPPLIERS OF ULTRATHIN FILM DEPOSITION EQUIPMENT
OTHER PLAYERS IN THE ULTRATHIN FILM INDUSTRY
COMPANY PROFILES

Chapter- 7: PATENT ANALYSIS 26 $1706
INTRODUCTION
SUMMARY OF RECENTLY AWARDED PATENTS
GENERAL TRENDS
TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TRENDS BY PATENT CATEGORY
TRENDS BY APPLICATION
TRENDS BY PROCESS TYPE

List of Tables

Summary Table : GLOBAL ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION AND OTHER ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES MARKET, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021
Table 1 : ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION: TECHNOLOGICAL MILESTONES
Table 2 : APPLICATIONS FOR ULTRATHIN FILM PROCESSES, 2016
Table 3 : ULTRATHIN FILM APPLICATIONS IN ELECTRONICS, 2016
Table 4 : ULTRATHIN FILM APPLICATIONS IN OPTOELECTRONICS, 2016
Table 5 : ULTRATHIN FILM APPLICATIONS IN THE MECHANICAL/ CHEMICAL SECTOR, 2016
Table 6 : ULTRATHIN FILM APPLICATIONS IN THE SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION SECTOR, 2016
Table 7 : ULTRATHIN FILM APPLICATIONS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR, 2016
Table 8 : ULTRATHIN FILM APPLICATIONS IN THE OPTICAL COATINGS SECTOR, 2016
Table 9 : ULTRATHIN FILM APPLICATIONS IN LIFE SCIENCES, 2016
Table 10 : OTHER ULTRATHIN FILM APPLICATIONS, 2016
Table 11 : THIN FILM PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES, 2016
Table 12 : THIN-FILM COATING TECHNOLOGIES, 2016
Table 13 : DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2016
Table 14 : DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2016
Table 15 : THERMAL EVAPORATION: BASIC PROCESS STEPS
Table 16 : ELECTRON BEAM EVAPORATION: BASIC PROCESS STEPS
Table 17 : MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY: BASIC PROCESS STEPS
Table 18 : LASER ABLATION/PLD: BASIC PROCESS STEPS
Table 19 : SPUTTERING: BASIC PROCESS STEPS
Table 20 : CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION: BASIC PROCESS STEPS
Table 21 : METAL-ORGANIC CVD: BASIC PROCESS STEPS
Table 22 : ALD TECHNOLOGIES, 2016
Table 23 : CHEMICAL SOLUTION DEPOSITION: TYPICAL ROUTES
Table 24 : CHEMICAL SOLUTION DEPOSITION: BASIC PROCESS STEPS
Table 25 : OTHER RELEVANT R&D ACTIVITIES
Table 26 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM DEPOSITION MARKET, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021
Table 27 : GLOBAL THIN FILM PROCESSES MARKET, THROUGH 2016
Table 28 : GLOBAL THIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY PROCESS, THROUGH 2016
Table 29 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY PROCESS, THROUGH 2016
Table 30 : GLOBAL ALD EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2016
Table 31 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION AND EQUIPMENT TYPE, 2016
Table 32 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2016
Table 33 : GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTORS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 34 : GLOBAL MEMS AND NEMS MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 35 : GLOBAL HARD DISK DRIVES PRODUCTION, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 36 : GLOBAL ADVANCED DISPLAYS MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 37 : GLOBAL OPTICAL FIBERS MARKET, THROUGH 2021
Table 38 : GLOBAL SENSORS MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 39 : FORECAST - BIOSENSORS AND OTHER COMMON SENSORS: GLOBAL REVENUES THROUGH 2021
Table 40 : FORECAST - PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES: GLOBAL PRODUCTION BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 41 : FORECAST-FUEL CELLS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 42 : FORECAST-IMPLANTABLE DEVICES: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 43 : FORECAST-WEAR AND CORROSION RESISTANT PARTS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 44 : THE NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY, 2016
Table 45 : GLOBAL NANOTECHNOLOGY MARKET, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021
Table 46 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021
Table 47 : FORECAST-ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT: GLOBAL REVENUES BY APPLICATION AND EQUIPMENT TYPE, 2021
Table 48 : FORECAST-ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT: GLOBAL REVENUES BY PROCESS, THROUGH 2021
Table 49 : FORECAST-ALD EQUIPMENT: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 50 : FORECAST-ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT: REVENUES, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 51 : LEADING SUPPLIERS OF ULTRATHIN FILM DEPOSITION EQUIPMENT, 2016
Table 52 : LEADING SUPPLIERS OF ULTRATHIN FILM DEPOSITION EQUIPMENT, BY TYPE, 2016
Table 53 : LEADING SUPPLIERS OF ULTRATHIN FILM DEPOSITION EQUIPMENT, BY TYPE AND REGION, 2016
Table 54 : OTHER RELEVANT INDUSTRY PLAYERS, 2016
Table 55 : ULTRATHIN FILM DEPOSITION PROCESSES: U.S. PATENTS, 2016
Table 56 : ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, THROUGH 2016
Table 57 : ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES, 2015-2016

List of Figures

Summary Figure : GLOBAL ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION AND OTHER ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES MARKET, BY SEGMENT, 2014-2021
Figure 1 : THIN FILM METHODS (EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES): GLOBAL MARKET SHARE BY GROUP OF TECHNOLOGIES, 2016
Figure 2 : ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION: GLOBAL PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS ISSUED, 1990-2015
Figure 3 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES MARKET, 2014-2021
Figure 4 : GLOBAL THIN FILM PROCESSES MARKET SHARE, BY MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES, 2016
Figure 5 : GLOBAL THIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, BY PROCESS, 2016
Figure 6 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, BY PROCESS, 2016
Figure 7 : GLOBAL ALD EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, BY TYPE, 2016
Figure 8 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2016
Figure 9 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, BY REGION, 2016
Figure 10 : FROM MICROELECTRONICS TO NANOELECTRONICS
Figure 11 : GLOBAL NANOTECHNOLOGY MARKET SHARE, BY SEGMENT, 2021
Figure 12 : GLOBAL ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2021
Figure 13 : FORECAST - ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT: MARKET SHARE BY PROCESS, 2021
Figure 14 : FORECAST-ALD EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, BY TYPE, 2021
Figure 15 : FORECAST-ULTRATHIN FILM EQUIPMENT: MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2021
Figure 16 : ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2014-2016
Figure 17 : ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES: PATENT SHARE, BY REGION, 2016
Figure 18 : ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES: PATENT SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2016
Figure 19 : ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY ORGANIZATION TYPE, 2016
Figure 20 : ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY CATEGORY, 2016
Figure 21 : ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS, BY APPLICATION, 2016
Figure 22 : ULTRATHIN FILM FABRICATION PROCESSES: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS, BY PROCESS TYPE, 2016

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