Global Broad Ion Beam Technology Market: Snapshot

The global broad ion beam technology market was valued at US$ 179.83 Mn in 2016 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 8.7% from 2017 to 2025. Ion beam technology is a technologically advanced method which is being primarily used across material science and semiconductor industry and also progressively used in the biological field for the purpose of ablation and deposition of materials as well as for site specific analysis. Broad ion beams are being used for the purpose of conventional ion etching, thinning, polishing, depth profiling and cutting. In broad ion beam applications, additional ion beam polishing steps is used for the purpose of polishing of the slope or selective etching to reveal the internal microstructure not only of the slope cut but also of the sputtered region and initial surface. Increasing demand of broad ion beam in multi-step processing for 3D investigation of microstructures is expected to drive the market during the forecast period.

Broad ion beam market is mainly driven by the lower cost of fabrication using broad ion beam milling. Broad ion beam milling is another type of ion beam lithography which uses low energy noble gas ion beams like argon and helium. Broad ion beam milling techniques are being widely used for the purpose of re-shining samples for transmission electron microscope. Moreover, increasing application of broad ion beam in nano machining is also predicted to create a better opportunity for various broad ion beam equipment manufacturers in the coming years. Powerful and large ion sources are the main component in case of neutral gas injectors for the fusion devices. Moreover, the broad beam ion sources are being used for the electrically powered spacecraft propulsion. The most important factor retarded the demand may be due to the operational complications. Disproportionate ion?beam current is also objectionable since it leads to a rapid wear of accelerator grid, increases the target impurity, and very little or no increase in the process rate.

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Innovations in MEMs to Give Broad Ion Beam Technology Market Significant Impetus

Broad ion beam technology market has been segmented on the basis of application and end use industry. By application, broad ion beam market is categorized mainly into six categories, which are structuring of MEMS, MRAM and sensors, metallic and dielectric multilayers, ion beam polishing, micro structuring, chemically assisted ion beam etching and delayering (failure analysis). Based on end-use industry, the broad ion beam market is segmented mainly into semiconductor, MEMS, MOEMS, optics, optoelectronics, sensors, storage devices, electronics and others. Innovations in mcroelectromechanical systems, photovoltaic solar cells, and semiconductor industry have spurred growth in thin film market. The global broad ion beam technology market has derived considerable benefits from the same. On the back of these technological advancements, the broad ion beam technology market is likely to exhibit strong growth in the coming years.

Spurred by Lucrative Prospects in Developed Nations, Broad Ion Beam Technology Market to Prosper in North America

Globally broad ion beam technology market on the bass of geography is segmented into North America (U.S, Canada, Rest of North America), South America (Brazil and Rest of South America), Europe (Germany, U.K., France and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific), and Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa and Rest of Middle East & Africa). Among these regions, North America held the leading market share in 2016. Within the region, the market is likely to witness lucrative prospects in the US. It is important to note here that a major share of applications in North America is catered by the deposition segment. Also the rising focus on research and development among prominent broad ion deposition equipment manufacturers domiciled in the region will enable the North America market exhibit strong growth in the coming years. Besides US, Canada offers attractive growth opportunities to the broad ion beam technology market in North America.

Major players operating in the global broad ion beam technology market are Meyer Burger Technology, 4Wave Incorporated, Veeco Instruments Inc., Scia Systems GmbH, Oxford Instruments, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Plasma-Therm, Raith GmbH, FEI and Canon Anelva Corporation among others.

Global Broad Ion Beam Technology Market: Overview

Broad ion beam technology market report provide analysis for the period of 2015 – 2025, where in 2016 represents base year and the period from 2017 to 2025 is the forecast period. Data for 2015 have been included as historical information. The report covers the global broad ion beam technology market including growth drivers, market restraints and major market opportunities which are anticipated to influence the market during the said period. Global and regional factors and trends playing a significant role in the global broad ion beam technology market has also been covered in the study. The study provides a comprehensive and exhaustive analysis of the market growth throughout the forecast period in terms of revenue estimates (in US$ Mn), across various geographies.

Global Broad Ion Beam Technology Market: Key Segments

Broad ion beam technology market is segmented based on the application, end-use industry and geography. On the basis of application, the broad ion beam technology market is classified into structuring of MEMS, MRAM and sensors, metallic and dielectric multilayers, ion beam polishing, micro structuring, chemically assisted ion beam etching , delayering (Failure Analysis) by etch type . On the basis of deposition, the global broad ion beam technology market is segmented into thin film deposition, multilayer film deposition, infrared sensors and optical multilayers. On the basis of end-use industry broad ion beam technology market is segmented into semiconductor, MEMS, MOEMS, optics, optoelectronics, sensors, storage devices, electronics and others. As broad ion beam technology market is still in the process of full scale adoption its full range of applications are yet to be tested in the industry. Geographically the report classifies the global broad ion beam technology market into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South America. We have analysed the regions in terms of revenue. Region wise prominent countries covered in the report include the following – the U.S., Canada, Germany, the U.K., France, China, Japan, South Korea, India, GCC (six middle east countries: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman), South Africa, and Brazil.

Broad ion beam processing for 3D investigation of microstructures has got some essential advantages using multi step processing. With ion beam direction IB 1 slope cutting is being performed with typically 5 to 10 keV inert gas ions over few millimeters of length and upto required depth of 100 µm. The 10000 times larger cut area and application of inert gases with relatively lower energy are some of the major advantages in comparison with the FIB technology where 30 keV Ga ions are being applied to cut very small areas of normally 10 µm vertically and laterally. In the broad ion beam applications additional ion beam processing steps can be used for the purpose of polishing the slope or to do selective etching to reveal the internal microstructure of not only the slope cut itself but also the initial surface and the sputtered region

The report also covers the global broad ion beam technology market attractiveness analysis by application, by end use industry and by region. Additionally market attractiveness of each of the regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, MEA and South America are also covered by application, by end use industry and by country. Market attractiveness compare a segment’s attractiveness in the market on the basis of CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) and market share index.

Companies Mentioned in Report

The report also includes competition landscape which includes market share analysis of major players in the global broad ion beam technology market based on their 2016 revenues and profile of major players. Company profiles include company overview, significant strategies adopted, SWOT analysis and market revenue from 2014 till 2016/ 2017 (public companies). The major players profiled in the global broad ion beam technology market includes Meyer Burger Technology, 4Wave Incorporated, Veeco Instruments Inc., Scia Systems GmbH, Oxford Instruments, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Plasma-Therm, Raith GmbH, FEI and Canon Anelva Corporation among others.

Global Broad Ion Beam Technology Market, by Application

Etch

  • Structuring of MEMS, MRAM and sensors
    • TMR sensors
    • Infrared Sensors
    • Metal Sensors
    • Piezoresistive Pressure Sensor
    • Membrane Type Sensor
    • Others
  • Metallic and dielectric multilayers
  • Ion Beam Polishing
  • Micro structuring
  • Chemically Assisted Ion Beam Etching
  • Delayering (Failure Analysis)

Deposition

  • Thin film deposition
  • Multilayer film deposition
    • Dielectric and metal layers
    • Giant magneto resistance (GMR) sensors
    • TMR Magnetic sensors
    • EUV Mask
    • Others
  • Infrared sensors
  • Optical multilayers
    • Antireflective and gradient coatings
    • Optical filters

Global Broad Ion Beam Technology Market, by End Use Industry

  • Semiconductor
  • MEMS
  • MOEMS
  • Optics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Sensors
  • Storage devices
    • MRAM Etching
    • Plasma Etching
    • Magnetic Multilayer Deposition
  • Electronics
  • Others

Global Broad Ion Beam Technology Market, By Geography

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • The U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America
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