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Use this report to:
- Receive an update on the most advanced processes employed for the fabrication of thin films, nanofilms and ultrathin films.
- Analyze current global markets for thin film materials by deposition technology, application, film thickness and region, with growth forecasts through 2021 for each market segment.
- Identify important technology and industry trends within each market segment.
- Gain an insight into the most relevant research and development activities.

Highlights
- The global market for thin film materials reached nearly $9.9 billion and $9.8 billion in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The market is expected to reach nearly $11.3 billion by 2021 increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.0% from 2016 to 2021.
- Chemical processes market is expected to grow from nearly $6.1 billion in 2016 to $7.6 billion in 2021 at a CAGR of 4.4% for the period 2016-2021.
- Additive processes market will grow from $180 million in 2016 to $766 million in 2021 at a CAGR of 33.6% for the period 2016-2021.

Introduction & Scope

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
BCC Research has followed the thick and thin film markets for almost 15 years, publishing various reports on materials, devices and technologies used to deposit these types of films. During this period, the market has expanded steadily and new opportunities have been created for these films. With this study, BCC Research continues its commitment to monitoring the thin film market, by providing an updated review of the most important advances in thin film technology, including processes used to manufacture nanofilms and ultrathin films. In addition, a detailed overview of the current thin film material market 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 on the most advanced processes employed for the fabrication of thin films, nanofilms and ultrathin films.
- Provide an overview of the most common materials used for each thin film deposition process and identify new materials.
- Highlight new technological developments in the fabrication of thin films, while outlining technical issues.
- Review existing fields of application for thin films and investigate emerging applications.
- Estimate current global markets for thin film materials by deposition technology, application, film thickness 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 thin film materials and equipment, 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 traditionally defined as films with a thickness below 5 microns. The global market for thin film technologies (including equipment, materials and services) is estimated to be valued at over $70 billion in 2016 and continues to grow. On-going miniaturization in the semiconductor industry also impacts other sectors; as a result, there is a continuous effort to create components and products that are smaller,
thinner, lighter and also, for certain applications, flexible. In addition, new developments in nanotechnology are also contributing to advances in materials and fabrication methods for producing very thin films, that is, those below 30 nanometers or those with a thickness measured in atoms. There are many types of thin film materials (e.g., metals, alloys, oxides, non-oxides, metalorganics and metal salts). These materials can be deposited by a variety of physical, chemical and printing methods, and find application in the fabrication process of numerous devices within several industrial sectors (including electronics, optoelectronics, mechanical/chemical, sensors and instrumentation, energy, optical coatings and life sciences).

At the time of BCC Research’s last report (SMC057B, February 2012), the global market for thin film materials was valued at $9.3 billion and growing at a healthy rate. Since then, the industry has continued to evolve in important ways. The microelectronics sector is experiencing important changes in technology, which is leading to a drop in sales of thin film materials, while utilization of thin films in other
sectors is expanding, as new applications enter commercialization. The principal reason for doing this study is to present a current assessment of the thin film material 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 use of thin film materials expands and new fields of application emerge, information on the suppliers and developers of these materials and their regional distribution becomes more valuable.

An equally important reason for undertaking this study is to provide technical insights into thin film manufacturing by:
- Providing a review of material types, their applications and deposition methods.
- Identifying current technological trends
- Providing an overview of the main global R&D activities related to thin film 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 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, printing systems and analytical instruments) utilized by producers of thin films.
- Provide technical and/or marketing services for the thin film industry.
- Are planning to enter the thin film industry as a manufacturer, supplier or end user.
Overall, this study applies to industry sectors such as electronics, optoelectronics, sensors and instrumentation, mechanical/chemical, energy, optical coatings, life sciences and the general coating sector.
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 thin film technology, materials, 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 thin film industry.

SCOPE OF REPORT
This report provides an updated review of thin film technologies, including materials and production processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for these technologies. BCC Research delineates the current market status for thin film materials, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The thin film material market is analyzed based on the following segments: deposition technology, film thickness, 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 thin film technology are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current
and emerging applications for thin and ultrathin films are also identified and grouped in segments (electronics, optoelectronics, energy, life sciences, mechanical/chemical, optical coatings, sensors and instrumentation, and others).

The second section provides a technological review of thin films. This section offers a revised and detailed description of traditional and emerging materials used to manufacture thin and ultrathin films, typical fabrication methods and innovative deposition processes, and production methods for free-standing thin films. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since
2014, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field. 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. The third section entails a global market analysis of materials for thin and ultrathin films. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (application, deposition technology, film thickness and region), with actual data referring to the years 2014 and 2015, and estimates for 2016. The analysis of current thin film material 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 revenues for thin film materials 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 manufacturers of thin film materials, 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 thin film materials, deposition methods and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category and deposition process.

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 author’s field experience and online sources. Global market analysis was performed by a thorough investigation of manufacturers of thin film materials, producers of thin film fabrication equipment, 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 thin films materials and process 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.

Table Of Contents

Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY 2
INTENDED AUDIENCE 3
SCOPE OF REPORT 4
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 5
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 6
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 7
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 8
DISCLAIMER 9
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 11
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY SEGMENT,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 12
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY SEGMENT,
2014-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 13
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 15
COATINGS AND FILMS 15
THICK, THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS 15
COST FACTOR AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 16
THICK FILM TECHNOLOGIES 16
TABLE 1 THICK FILM TECHNOLOGIES, 2016 16
THIN, NANO AND ULTRATHIN FILM TECHNOLOGIES 18
Technological and Market Trends in the Thin Film Industry 19
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL THIN FILM METHODS (EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES)
MARKET SHARE BY GROUP OF TECHNOLOGIES, 2016 (%) 19
MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF THICK AND THIN FILM TECHNOLOGIES AND
RECENT EVENTS 20
TABLE 2 THICK FILM, THIN FILM AND PRINTING PROCESSES: TECHNOLOGICAL
MILESTONES 20
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL THIN FILMS PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS, 1971-2015
(NO. OF PATENTS) 23
APPLICATIONS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS 24
TABLE 3 APPLICATIONS FOR THIN FILMS , 2016 24
ELECTRONICS 25
TABLE 4 THIN FILMS IN ELECTRONICS, 2016 26
OPTOELECTRONICS 28
TABLE 5 THIN FILMS IN OPTOELECTRONICS, 2016 29
MECHANICAL/CHEMICAL 30
TABLE 6 THIN FILMS IN THE MECHANICAL/CHEMICAL SECTOR, 2016 30
SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION 31
TABLE 7 THIN FILMS IN THE SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION SECTOR, 2016 31
ENERGY 32
TABLE 8 THIN FILMS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR, 2016 32
OPTICAL COATINGS 33
TABLE 9 THIN FILMS IN THE OPTICAL COATINGS SECTOR, 2016 34
LIFE SCIENCES 35
TABLE 10 THIN FILMS IN LIFE SCIENCES, 2016 35
OTHERS 35
TABLE 11 THIN FILMS IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, 2016 36
CHAPTER 4 TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS 38
INTRODUCTION 38
THIN FILM FABRICATION 38
FIGURE 3 THIN FILM TYPES BASED ON FABRICATION PROCESS 38
COATINGS 39
TABLE 12 BASIC CONSTRUCTION STEPS OF A THIN FILM DEVICE, 2016 39
SUBSTRATE SELECTION 39
TABLE 13 TYPICAL SUBSTRATE MATERIALS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2016 40
THIN FILM COATING AND PATTERNING 41
Patterned and Unpatterned Thin Films 42
CUTTING, FINISHING AND PACKAGING 42
THIN FILM COATING PROCESSES 42
SUBTRACTIVE METHODS 43
Coating Methods Used in Subtractive Processes 43
TABLE 14 THIN FILM COATING TECHNOLOGIES, 2016 44
Physical Processes 47
Chemical Processes 48
Hybrid Processes 48
Deposition Technologies for Ultrathin Films 48
TABLE 15 DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2016 49
TABLE 16 DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2016 50
Lithography 50
Optical Lithography 51
Immersion Lithography 51
Nanostencil Lithography 51
Deep Ultraviolet Light Lithography 51
X-Ray Lithography 51
Electron Beam Lithography 51
Reflective E-beam Lithography 52
Ion Beam Lithography 52
Scanning Probe Lithography 52
Dip-pen Nanolithography 52
Nanoimprint 53
Thermoplastic Nanoimprint Lithography 53
Photo Nanoimprint Lithography 53
Laser-assisted Direct Imprint 53
Self-Aligned Imprint Lithography 53
Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography 54
Directed Self Assembly 54
Nanomotor Lithography 54
TABLE 17 LITHOGRAPHIC METHODS, 2016 (NM) 55
Etching 55
ADDITIVE METHODS 55
TABLE 18 THIN FILM PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES, 2016 55
Production Process for Printed Thin Film Devices 56
TABLE 19 BASIC PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR PRINTED THIN FILM DEVICES 57
Screen Printing 57
TABLE 20 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY SCREEN PRINTING,
2013-2016 58
Stencil Printing 58
TABLE 21 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY STENCIL PRINTING,
2013-2016 58
Gravure 59
Direct Gravure 59
Reverse Gravure 59
Offset Gravure 59
Smooth Roll Gravure 59
Microgravure 60
TABLE 22 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY GRAVURE, 2013-2016 60
Pad Printing 60
Flexography 61
TABLE 23 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY FLEXOGRAPHY, 2013-2016 61
Transfer Printing 61
Offset Lithography 62
Inkjet Printing 62
Continuous Inkjet Printing 62
Drop-on-Demand Inkjet Printing 63
Thermal 63
Piezoelectric 63
Electrostatic 63
Acoustic 63
Phase-Change 63
TABLE 24 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY INKJET PRINTING, 2013-2016 64
Organic Vapor Jet Printing 65
TABLE 25 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY ORGANIC VAPOR JET
PRINTING, 2013-2016 65
Laser Printing 65
TABLE 26 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY LASER PRINTING, 2013-2016 65
Micro-Spray Printing 66
Aerosol Jet Printing 66
Electrophotography 66
Ionography 66
Magnetography 67
Nanography 67
Thermography 67
Most Common Printing Processes for Thin Films 67
TABLE 27 FILM OR FEATURE THICKNESS ACHIEVABLE BY DIFFERENT PRINTING
METHODS, 2016 (NM) 68
FREE-STANDING THIN FILMS 68
THIN FILM DEPOSITION AND FILM RELEASE 69
Peeling 69
Lift-Off 69
Laser Lift-Off 69
Substrate Compression 69
Self-limiting Surface Modification 69
Chemical Dissolution 70
FILTRATION 70
FLOW COATING 70
FLOATING 70
TABLE 28 METHODS FOR FABRICATION OF FREE-STANDING THIN FILMS, 2016 70
TABLE 29 FREE-STANDING THIN FILMS: FILM COMPOSITION AND APPLICATIONS,
2016 71
THIN FILM MATERIALS 72
MATERIALS FOR THIN-FILM COATINGS BY PHYSICAL PROCESSES 73
TABLE 30 PHYSICAL PROCESSES: TYPICAL DEPOSITION MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS,
2016 74
MATERIALS FOR THIN-FILM COATINGS BY CHEMICAL PROCESSES 81
Chemical Vapor Deposition 81
TABLE 31 MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS USED IN CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION,
2016 82
Functional Group Sources 82
Metal Sources 83
Metal Hydrides and Halides 83
Metalorganic Precursors 83
TABLE 32 COMMON METALORGANIC PRECURSORS, 2016 85
Chemical Solution Deposition 86
Sol-gel Methods 86
Organic-Inorganic Hybrids 87
Metalorganic Deposition 87
TABLE 33 MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS USED IN CHEMICAL SOLUTION DEPOSITION,
2016 88
Plating Type Methods 88
Electroplating 88
Electroless Plating 89
Electrophoretic Deposition 89
TABLE 34 MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS USED IN PLATING TYPE METHODS, 2016 90
Other Chemical Processes 91
Liquid Phase Epitaxy 91
Liquid Phase Deposition 91
Interfacial Polymerization 91
Langmuir-Blodgett Deposition 91
Self-Assembled Monolayer Deposition 92
Layer-by-Layer Assembly 92
Flame Hydrolysis 92
Spray Pyrolysis 93
Laser Reactive Deposition 93
TABLE 35 MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS USED IN OTHER CHEMICAL PROCESSES,
2016 93
MATERIALS FOR THIN FILM PRINTING 94
Nano Inks 95
TABLE 36 TYPES OF NANOMATERIALS, 2016 95
TABLE 37 NANOMATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS, 2016 96
Precursor Inks 98
Molecular Inks 98
LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2014 TO 2016 98
NANOWIRE INK FOR TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS 98
LOW-TEMPERATURE COPPER NANO INK 99
INK FOR INKJET PRINTING OF OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES 100
CONDUCTIVE NANO INK FOR FLEXIBLE TOUCH SENSORS 101
AMINO-SILYL AMINE COMPOUND FOR ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION 102
COLLOIDAL IRON PYRITE FOR THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS 102
TRIPHENYLAMINE DERIVATIVE FOR ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES 103
OTHER RELEVANT RandD ACTIVITIES 104
TABLE 38 OTHER RELEVANT R andD ACTIVITIES, 2016 104
TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS 105
FIGURE 4 TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS IN THE THIN FILM INDUSTRY 105
CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL MARKETS 109
ANALYSIS OUTLINE 109
GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY 109
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 111
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY SEGMENT, 2014-2021 ($
MILLIONS) 111
CURRENT MARKET STATUS 111
CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY 111
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS, THROUGH 2016 ($
MILLIONS) 112
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS, 2014-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 112
Revenues by Application 113
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2016 ($ MILLIONS) 114
FIGURE 7 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2016
(%) 114
Revenues by Deposition Technology 115
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY DEPOSITION
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 117
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY DEPOSITION
TECHNOLOGY, 2016 (%) 118
Revenues by Film Thickness 118
TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY FILM THICKNESS,
THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 119
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY FILM THICKNESS,
2016 (%) 119
Revenues by Region 120
TABLE 44 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($
MILLIONS) 120
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2016 (%) 120
MARKET GROWTH TRENDS 121
ELECTRONICS 121
Semiconductor Devices 121
TABLE 45 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTORS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($
BILLIONS) 122
MEMS and NEMS 122
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MEMS AND NEMS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($
BILLIONS) 123
Printed Circuits 123
Data Storage Devices 123
Hard Disk Drives 123
TABLE 47 GLOBAL PRODUCTION OF HARD DISK DRIVES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
(MILLION UNITS) 124
Optical Storage Media 124
TABLE 48 GLOBAL PRODUCTION OF OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIA BY TYPE, THROUGH
2021 (MILLION UNITS) 125
OPTOELECTRONICS 125
Advanced Displays 125
TABLE 49 GLOBAL ADVANCED DISPLAYS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($
BILLIONS) 126
Solid-state Lighting 127
Lasers 127
Optical Waveguides 127
TABLE 50 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL FIBERS, THROUGH 2021 ($
MILLIONS/MILLION KILOMETERS) 127
MECHANICAL/CHEMICAL 127
TABLE 51 GLOBAL AEROSPACE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ BILLIONS) 128
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE COATINGS BY APPLICATIONS TYPE,
THROUGH 2021 ($ BILLIONS) 128
ENERGY 129
Photovoltaic Cells 129
TABLE 53 GLOBAL PRODUCTION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY TYPE, THROUGH
2021 (MW) 130
Flexible Solar Cells 130
Photothermal Devices 130
Batteries 131
Fuel Cells 131
TABLE 54 GLOBAL FUEL CELLS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 132
Thermoelectric Devices 132
OPTICAL COATINGS 132
Flat Glass 132
TABLE 55 GLOBAL FLAT GLASS MARKET BY SECTOR, THROUGH 2021 ($ BILLIONS) 133
Eyewear 133
LIFE SCIENCES 134
Implantable Devices 134
TABLE 56 GLOBAL IMPLANTABLE DEVICES: MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($
BILLIONS) 134
Medical Instruments 134
Membranes 134
Advanced Drug Delivery Systems 135
Wearable Medical Devices 135
Wound Treatment 135
SENSORS AND OTHER APPLICATIONS 135
Sensors 135
TABLE 57 GLOBAL SENSORS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 136
Biosensors 136
TABLE 58 GLOBAL BIOSENSORS AND OTHER COMMON SENSORS MARKET BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2021 ($ BILLIONS) 136
Other Industry Segments 137
TABLE 59 GLOBAL OTHER INDUSTRY SECTORS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
($ MILLIONS) 137
TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS 137
On-going Miniaturization in the Semiconductor Industry 137
Increasing Demand for Flexible Devices 138
Fast Growing Market for Transparent Electronics 139
Nanotechnology 139
TABLE 60 THE NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY, 2016 140
TABLE 61 GLOBAL NANOTECHNOLOGY MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 ($
BILLIONS) 142
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL NANOTECHNOLOGY MARKET SHARE BY SEGMENT, 2016 (%) 142
Manufacturing Efficiency, Product Mix and Environmental Factors 143
Others 143
REGIONAL TRENDS 143
MARKET FORECAST 144
REVENUES BY APPLICATION 144
TABLE 62 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 145
FIGURE 12 GLOBALTHIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2021
(%) 145
Revenues by Deposition Technology 146
TABLE 63 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 147
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY DEPOSITION
TECHNOLOGY, 2021 (%) 147
Revenues by Film Thickness 148
TABLE 64 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY FILM THICKNESS, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 149
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY FILM THICKNESS,
2021 (%) 149
Revenues by Region 150
TABLE 65 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($
MILLIONS) 150
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2021 (%) 151
CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 153
LEADING SUPPLIERS OF THIN FILM MATERIALS 153
TABLE 66 GLOBAL LEADING SUPPLIERS OF THIN FILM MATERIALS, 2016 153
TABLE 67 GLOBAL LEADING SUPPLIERS OF THIN FILM MATERIALS BY PROCESS,
2016 160
TABLE 68 GLOBAL LEADING SUPPLIERS OF THIN FILM MATERIALS BY PROCESS AND
REGION, 2016 164
OTHER PLAYERS IN THE THIN FILM INDUSTRY 165
TABLE 69 OTHER RELEVANT INDUSTRY PLAYERS, 2016 165
COMPANY PROFILES 172
AIR LIQUIDE 172
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS 173
AKZONOBEL 174
ALFA AESAR 175
ATOTECH 176
BASF 176
CORNING PRECISION MATERIALS KOREA 177
DAIDO STEEL 178
DOW 179
HERAEUS 180
TABLE 70 HERAEUS STANDARD TARGET MATERIALS, 2016 181
JX NIPPON MINING and METALS 182
KOBE STEEL 183
LINDE 184
MACDERMID 184
MATERION 185
TABLE 71 MATERION TECHNOLOGIES 186
MITSUI KINZOKU 187
PRAXAIR 187
TOSOH 189
ULVAC 190
TABLE 72 ULVAC SPUTTERING TARGETS, 2016 191
UMICORE 192
TABLE 73 UMICORE SPUTTERING TARGETS, 2016 193
CHAPTER 7 PATENT ANALYSIS 195
INTRODUCTION 195
SUMMARY OF RECENTLY AWARDED PATENTS 195
TABLE 74 THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS - RECENTLY AWARDED U.S. PATENTS 195
GENERAL TRENDS 201
TABLE 75 U.S. PATENT TRENDS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2014-2016 202
FIGURE 16 U.S. PATENT TRENDS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2014-2016
(NUMBER OF PATENTS) 202
TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION 203
FIGURE 17 PATENT SHARE OF THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS BY REGION (%) 203
FIGURE 18 PATENT SHARE OF THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS BY COUNTRY (%) 204
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE 204
TABLE 76 ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS 205
TRENDS BY PATENT CATEGORY 207
FIGURE 19 SHARES OF THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS PATENTS IN U.S. BY CATEGORY
(%) 207
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TRENDS BY DEPOSITION METHOD 208
FIGURE 20 SHARES OF THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS PATENTS IN U.S. BY
DEPOSITION METHOD (%) 209

LIST OF TABLES
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY SEGMENT,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 12
TABLE 1 THICK FILM TECHNOLOGIES, 2016 16
TABLE 2 THICK FILM, THIN FILM AND PRINTING PROCESSES: TECHNOLOGICAL
MILESTONES 20
TABLE 3 APPLICATIONS FOR THIN FILMS , 2016 24
TABLE 4 THIN FILMS IN ELECTRONICS, 2016 26
TABLE 5 THIN FILMS IN OPTOELECTRONICS, 2016 29
TABLE 6 THIN FILMS IN THE MECHANICAL/CHEMICAL SECTOR, 2016 30
TABLE 7 THIN FILMS IN THE SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION SECTOR, 2016 31
TABLE 8 THIN FILMS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR, 2016 32
TABLE 9 THIN FILMS IN THE OPTICAL COATINGS SECTOR, 2016 34
TABLE 10 THIN FILMS IN LIFE SCIENCES, 2016 35
TABLE 11 THIN FILMS IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, 2016 36
TABLE 12 BASIC CONSTRUCTION STEPS OF A THIN FILM DEVICE, 2016 39
TABLE 13 TYPICAL SUBSTRATE MATERIALS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2016 40
TABLE 14 THIN FILM COATING TECHNOLOGIES, 2016 44
TABLE 15 DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2016 49
TABLE 16 DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2016 50
TABLE 17 LITHOGRAPHIC METHODS, 2016 (NM) 55
TABLE 18 THIN FILM PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES, 2016 55
TABLE 19 BASIC PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR PRINTED THIN FILM DEVICES 57
TABLE 20 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY SCREEN PRINTING, 2013-2016 58
TABLE 21 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY STENCIL PRINTING, 2013-2016 58
TABLE 22 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY GRAVURE, 2013-2016 60
TABLE 23 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY FLEXOGRAPHY, 2013-2016 61
TABLE 24 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY INKJET PRINTING, 2013-2016 64
TABLE 25 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY ORGANIC VAPOR JET PRINTING,
2013-2016 65
TABLE 26 THIN FILMS RECENTLY MANUFACTURED BY LASER PRINTING, 2013-2016 65
TABLE 27 FILM OR FEATURE THICKNESS ACHIEVABLE BY DIFFERENT PRINTING
METHODS, 2016 (NM) 68
TABLE 28 METHODS FOR FABRICATION OF FREE-STANDING THIN FILMS, 2016 70
TABLE 29 FREE-STANDING THIN FILMS: FILM COMPOSITION AND APPLICATIONS,
2016 71
TABLE 30 PHYSICAL PROCESSES: TYPICAL DEPOSITION MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS,
2016 74
TABLE 31 MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS USED IN CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION, 2016 82
TABLE 32 COMMON METALORGANIC PRECURSORS, 2016 85
TABLE 33 MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS USED IN CHEMICAL SOLUTION DEPOSITION,
2016 88
TABLE 34 MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS USED IN PLATING TYPE METHODS, 2016 90
TABLE 35 MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS USED IN OTHER CHEMICAL PROCESSES, 2016 93
TABLE 36 TYPES OF NANOMATERIALS, 2016 95
TABLE 37 NANOMATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS, 2016 96
TABLE 38 OTHER RELEVANT R andD ACTIVITIES, 2016 104
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 111
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 112
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2016 ($ MILLIONS) 114
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY DEPOSITION
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 117
TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY FILM THICKNESS,
THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 119
TABLE 44 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($
MILLIONS) 120
TABLE 45 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTORS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($
BILLIONS) 122
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MEMS AND NEMS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ BILLIONS) 123
TABLE 47 GLOBAL PRODUCTION OF HARD DISK DRIVES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
(MILLION UNITS) 124
TABLE 48 GLOBAL PRODUCTION OF OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIA BY TYPE, THROUGH
2021 (MILLION UNITS) 125
TABLE 49 GLOBAL ADVANCED DISPLAYS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($
BILLIONS) 126
TABLE 50 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL FIBERS, THROUGH 2021 ($
MILLIONS/MILLION KILOMETERS) 127
TABLE 51 GLOBAL AEROSPACE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ BILLIONS) 128
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE COATINGS BY APPLICATIONS TYPE,
THROUGH 2021 ($ BILLIONS) 128
TABLE 53 GLOBAL PRODUCTION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY TYPE, THROUGH
2021 (MW) 130
TABLE 54 GLOBAL FUEL CELLS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 132
TABLE 55 GLOBAL FLAT GLASS MARKET BY SECTOR, THROUGH 2021 ($ BILLIONS) 133
TABLE 56 GLOBAL IMPLANTABLE DEVICES: MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($
BILLIONS) 134
TABLE 57 GLOBAL SENSORS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 136
TABLE 58 GLOBAL BIOSENSORS AND OTHER COMMON SENSORS MARKET BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2021 ($ BILLIONS) 136
TABLE 59 GLOBAL OTHER INDUSTRY SECTORS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($
MILLIONS) 137
TABLE 60 THE NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY, 2016 140
TABLE 61 GLOBAL NANOTECHNOLOGY MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 ($
BILLIONS) 142
TABLE 62 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021
($ MILLIONS) 145
TABLE 63 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 147
TABLE 64 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY FILM THICKNESS, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 149
TABLE 65 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($
MILLIONS) 150
TABLE 66 GLOBAL LEADING SUPPLIERS OF THIN FILM MATERIALS, 2016 153
TABLE 67 GLOBAL LEADING SUPPLIERS OF THIN FILM MATERIALS BY PROCESS, 2016 160
TABLE 68 GLOBAL LEADING SUPPLIERS OF THIN FILM MATERIALS BY PROCESS AND
REGION, 2016 164
TABLE 69 OTHER RELEVANT INDUSTRY PLAYERS, 2016 165
TABLE 70 HERAEUS STANDARD TARGET MATERIALS, 2016 181
TABLE 71 MATERION TECHNOLOGIES 186
TABLE 72 ULVAC SPUTTERING TARGETS, 2016 191
TABLE 73 UMICORE SPUTTERING TARGETS, 2016 193
TABLE 74 THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS - RECENTLY AWARDED U.S. PATENTS 195
TABLE 75 U.S. PATENT TRENDS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2014-2016 202
TABLE 76 ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS 205

LIST OF FIGURES
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY SEGMENT,
2014-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 13
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL THIN FILM METHODS (EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES)
MARKET SHARE BY GROUP OF TECHNOLOGIES, 2016 (%) 19
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL THIN FILMS PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS, 1971-2015 (NO.
OF PATENTS) 23
FIGURE 3 THIN FILM TYPES BASED ON FABRICATION PROCESS 38
FIGURE 4 TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS IN THE THIN FILM INDUSTRY 105
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS BY SEGMENT, 2014-2021 ($
MILLIONS) 111
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS, 2014-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 112
FIGURE 7 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2016 (%) 114
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY DEPOSITION
TECHNOLOGY, 2016 (%) 118
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY FILM THICKNESS, 2016
(%) 119
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2016 (%) 120
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL NANOTECHNOLOGY MARKET SHARE BY SEGMENT, 2016 (%) 142
FIGURE 12 GLOBALTHIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2021 (%) 145
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY DEPOSITION
TECHNOLOGY, 2021 (%) 147
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY FILM THICKNESS,
2021 (%) 149
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL THIN FILM MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2021 (%) 151
FIGURE 16 U.S. PATENT TRENDS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2014-2016
(NUMBER OF PATENTS) 202
FIGURE 17 PATENT SHARE OF THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS BY REGION (%) 203
FIGURE 18 PATENT SHARE OF THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS BY COUNTRY (%) 204
FIGURE 19 SHARES OF THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS PATENTS IN U.S. BY CATEGORY
(%) 207
FIGURE 20 SHARES OF THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS PATENTS IN U.S. BY DEPOSITION
METHOD (%) 209

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