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Focused Ion Beam Market - European and North America R&D Efforts Strengthened with Growing FIB Usage

Focused Ion Beam Market (Ion Source - Gallium, Gold, and Iridium; Applications - Sample Preparation, and Nanofabrication) - Global Industry Analysis Size Share Growth Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/20/2017 -- Global Focused Ion Beam Market: Overview

The factors which are primarily driving the growth of global Focused ion beam market are increasing application of focused ion beam systems in sample preparation and nanofabrication. Focused ion beam finds a key application in sample preparation as it involves (TEM) transmission electron microscopy on an ultra-thin specimen which is transparent to electrons. Focused ion beam systems are also commonly used in the semiconductor and manufacturing industries as failure analysis equipment. This equipment is used in order to detect the primary cause of failure and prevent its reoccurrence. In addition, increase in demand for ion lithography is playing a significant role in the growth of the global focused ion beam market. The conjoint effect of all these drivers is therefore set to bolster the growth of the global focused ion beam market during the forecast period from 2016-2024.

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Focused ion beam systems have been used extensively for more than two decades, most significantly in sample preparation and nanofabrication. Focused ion beam set up is a scientific instrument which resembles a scanning electron microscope or SEM. FIB systems coupled with SEM are used commonly to prepare samples for transmission electron microscope or TEM. Application of Focused ion beams in nano machining is expected to boost the growth of the global Focused ion beam market in the coming years. Focused ion beam etching equipment has shown high potential for a wide range of innovative applications in the field nanotechnology including imaging and precision micromachining. Furthermore, rapid advances in ion sources are expected to offer new growth opportunities for Focused ion beam systems. At present, several alternative ion sources are being developed for FIB microscopes which offer a large range of available ion currents, beam sizes and energies. However, high price of focused ion beam systems is restricting the wide adoption of the equipment, especially in small and medium-scale industries. Furthermore, lack of penetration in non-semiconductor industries and lack of funding in non-industrial research institutes have negatively impacted the growth of FIB systems market.

Global Focused Ion Beam Market: Scope of the Study

The focused ion beam market on the basis of ion beam source has been segmented into gallium, gold, iridium and others. Moreover the focused ion beam market by application has been segmented into sample preparation, nanofabrication and others. Geographically the focused ion beam market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (ROW). The market report offers the forecast of the market in terms of revenue (USD million) along with a broad study of the market.

Market dynamics include market drivers, restraints and opportunities and an exhaustive analysis of these factors are included in the report. Market dynamics are the distinct factors which influence the growth of the market and thus help to analyze the current trends in the global market. Therefore, the report provides a comprehensive study of the global Focused ion beam market and also offers the forecast of the market for the period from 2016-2024.

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Global Focused Ion Beam Market: Competition Assessment

The competitive profiling of the key players in the global focused ion beam market have been exhaustively covered under the scope of the report. Furthermore, the different business strategies which have been adopted by the leading players in the global market have been included in this report. In order to provide a detailed insight into the market dynamics of global focused ion beam market, the drivers and restraints affecting the industry are included in the study. Furthermore, market attractiveness analysis has also been provided in the report.

Some of the major players in the focused ion beam market are Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (Japan), FEI (The U.S.), JEOL Ltd (Japan), Evans Analytical Group (The U.S.), TESCAN (Czech Republic), Carl Zeiss AG (Germany), Raith GmbH (Germany) and Fibics Incorporated (Canada) among others.