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Microscopy: The Global Market

Microscopy: The Global Market

The global market for microscopes, accessories and supplies reached $4.3 billion in 2014. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% from $4.6 billion in 2015 to $6.3 billion in 2020.

This report provides:

An overview of the global market for microscopes and accessories, with coverage of optical (light) microscopes, electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, and other types (e.g., focused ion beam, confocal).

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.

Definitions and a brief history of microscopy.

Examination of microscope technologies.

Patent analysis.

Discussion of trends by type of instrument, end-user segment, and geographical region.

A look at the industry structure, including company size and financial performance, ownership, and market shares.


SCOPE AND FORMAT

The report addresses the global market for microscopes and microscope accessories over the period from 2014 through 2020, including:
Optical (light) microscopes.
Electron microscopes.
Scanning probe microscopes.
Other types of microscope (e.g., focused ion beam, confocal).
Microscope accessories.

The report includes the following major elements:
Executive summary.
Definitions.
Brief history of microscopy.
Microscope technologies.
Patent analysis.
Major end uses and applications.
Global market trends by type of instrument, end-user segment and geographical region.
Technology trends, limits and challenges.
Industry structure (e.g., firm size and financial performance, ownership, market shares).

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY BACKGROUND
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE AND FORMAT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSCOPES, ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSCOPES, ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 MICROSCOPY OVERVIEW
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
DEFINITIONS
Charged Particle
Compound Microscope
Confocal Microscope
Depth of Field
Dispersion
Eyepiece
Inverted Microscope
Immersion Media
Lens
FIGURE 1 MAGNIFYING LENS PRINCIPLES
Magnification
Nanoscale
Near-Field
Numerical Aperture (NA)
Objective
Phase Shift
FIGURE 2 LIGHT WAVE PHASES
Polarization
FIGURE 3 POLARIZATION
Reflected Light Microscopes
Reflecting Microscopes
Refraction
FIGURE 4 REFRACTION
Resolution
Scanning Probe
Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID)
Stereoscopic
Tunneling Current
Wavelength
FIGURE 5 LIGHT WAVE
FIGURE 6 WAVELENGTHS USED IN OPTICAL MICROSCOPY (NM)
BRIEF HISTORY OF MICROSCOPY
TYPES OF MICROSCOPES
OPTICAL MICROSCOPES
Description and Applications
TABLE 1 TYPES AND MAIN APPLICATIONS OF OPTICAL MICROSCOPES
Upright (Compound) Microscopes
Binocular Stereomicroscopes
Polarizing Microscopes
Metallographic Microscopes
Reflecting Microscopes
FIGURE 7 REFLECTING MICROSCOPE
Phase Contrast Microscopes
FIGURE 8 BASIC PRINCIPLE OF A PHASE CONTRAST MICROSCOPE
Fluorescence Microscope
FIGURE 9 FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY PRINCIPLES
FIGURE 10 FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE LAYOUT
Confocal Microscopes
FIGURE 11 PRINCIPLES OF CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY
Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopes (SNOMs)
FIGURE 12 SCANNING NEAR-FIELD OPTICAL MICROSCOPE
PRINCIPLES
Inverted Microscopes
Other Types of Optical Microscopes
Advanced Confocal Microscopy
Phase-Sensitive Scatter-Field Optical Imaging
Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM)
Stimulated Emission Depletion Microscopy (STED)
Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM)
Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) Microscopy
Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy
Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) Microscopy
Simultaneous Light Scattering Microscopy (LSM)
4Pi Microscopy
Microsphere Nanoscope
Metamaterial-Lens Microscopes
Single Plane Illumination Microscope
Patent Analysis
Technologies
TABLE 2 OPTICAL MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS AS OF JUNE 15, 2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY)
FIGURE 13 OPTICAL MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, AS OF JUNE 15, 2015 (PERCENT OF TOTAL PATENTS)
Trends Over Time
FIGURE 14 OPTICAL MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
TABLE 3 OPTICAL MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
Patent Holders
FIGURE 15 MAJOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS, 2015 (%)
TABLE 4 MAJOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS, 2015 (NUMBER/%)
FIGURE 16 MAJOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2015 (PERCENTAGES OF TOTAL PATENTS)
TABLE 5 OPTICAL MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
Manufacturers
TABLE 6 OPTICAL MICROSCOPE MANUFACTURERS, 2015
CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES
Description and Applications
TABLE 7 TYPES AND PRIMARY APPLICATIONS OF CHARGED PARTICLE
MICROSCOPES
Transmission Electron Microscopes
FIGURE 17 TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE
Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs)
FIGURE 18 SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE
FIGURE 19 SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE - SAMPLE
INTERACTION
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopes (ESEMs)
Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopes (FESEMs)
Field Ion Microscopes (FIMs)
Other Types of Electron Microscopes
Electron Probe Microanalyzers (EPMAs)
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopes (STEMs)
High-Voltage Electron Microscopes
Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Microscopes
Reflection Electron Microscopes (REMs)
Low-Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM)
Photoelectron Emission Microscopes (PEEMs)
Patent Analysis
Technologies
FIGURE 20 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (PERCENT OF U.S. PATENTS ISSUED)
TABLE 8 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (NUMBER/%)
FIGURE 21 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
TABLE 9 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
Patent Holders
FIGURE 22 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE U.S. PATENT HOLDERS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (% OF TOTAL PATENTS ISSUED)
TABLE 10 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS ISSUED)
FIGURE 23 MAJOR CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2015 (PERCENT OF TOTAL PATENTS)
TABLE 11 MAJOR CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS, BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
Manufacturers
TABLE 12 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE MANUFACTURERS, 2015
SCANNING-PROBE MICROSCOPES
Description and Applications
FIGURE 24 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE
TABLE 13 TYPES AND PRIMARY APPLICATIONS OF SCANNING PROBE
MICROSCOPES
Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STMs)
Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs)
FIGURE 25 ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE PROBE
Other Types of Scanning Probe Microscopes
Magnetic Force Microscopes (MFMs)
Electric Force Microscopes (EFMs)
Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM)
Patent Analysis
Technologies
FIGURE 26 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, AS OF JUNE 15, 2015 (PERCENT OF TOTAL PATENTS)
TABLE 14 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS, AS OF JUNE 15, 2015 (NUMBER/%)
Trends Over Time
FIGURE 27 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY)
TABLE 15 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ANNUALLY BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
Patent Holders
FIGURE 28 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE U.S. PATENT HOLDERS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (PERCENT OF TOTAL U.S. PATENTS ISSUED)
TABLE 16 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (NUMBER/%)
FIGURE 29 MAJOR SPM U.S. PATENT HOLDERS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (PERCENT OF TOTAL PATENTS)
TABLE 17 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
Manufacturers
TABLE 18 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE MANUFACTURERS, 2015
ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES
Description and Applications
TABLE 19 MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES AND THEIR MAIN FUNCTIONS
Photomicroscopy Equipment
Illumination Systems
Microscope Stages and Accessories
Eyepieces
Objectives
Scanning Probes
Consumables
Patent Analysis
Accessory Types
FIGURE 30 MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY U.S. PATENTS BY ACCESSORY TYPE, AS OF JUNE 15, 2015 (PERCENT OF TOTAL PATENTS ISSUED)
TABLE 20 MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY U.S. PATENTS, AS OF JUNE 15, 2015 (NUMBER/%)
Patent Holders
FIGURE 31 MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (PERCENT OF PATENTS ISSUED)
TABLE 21 MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY U.S. PATENT HOLDERS AND APPLICANTS, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2015 (%)
Manufacturers
TABLE 22 MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY MANUFACTURERS, 2015
END USERS
TABLE 23 MICROSCOPE END-USER INDUSTRIES
SEMICONDUCTORS
Optical Microscopes
Charged Particle Microscopes
Scanning Probe Microscopes
PHOTOVOLTAICS (PV)
LIFE SCIENCES
TABLE 24 GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES SALES, 2014 ($ BILLIONS)
Optical Microscopes
Charged Particle Microscopes
MATERIALS SCIENCE
FIGURE 32 MATERIALS SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS MAJOR MARKET SEGMENTS, 2014 (PERCENT OF TOTAL SALES)
Optical Microscopes
Charged Particle Microscopes
Scanning Probe Microscopes
NANOTECHNOLOGY
Charged Particle Microscopes
Scanning Probe Microscopes
OTHER END USERS
Education
Optical Microscopes
Other Types of Microscopes
Environmental Science
Optical Microscopes
Charged Particle Microscopes
Forensics
Optical Microscopes
Charged Particle Microscopes
Food Processing
Optical Microscopes
Charged Particle Microscopes
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSCOPES AND ACCESSORIES
OVERALL MARKET SIZE AND SEGMENTATION
FIGURE 33 GLOBAL SALES OF MICROSCOPES AND CCESSORIES/SUPPLIES, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
DETAILED MARKET ANALYSIS AND PROJECTIONS
MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE
TABLE 25 PROJECTED GLOBAL MICROSCOPE SALES BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 34 MICROSCOPY MAJOR MARKET SEGMENTS, 2014 VERSUS 2020 (%)
Optical Microscopes
Optical Microscope Market Size and Segmentation
FIGURE 35 OPTICAL MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTATION, 2014 (% OF TOTAL OPTICAL MICROSCOPE SALES)
TABLE 26 OPTICAL MICROSCOPE SALES, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
Market Drivers
Spending on Educational Equipment
FIGURE 36 U.S. EDUCATIONAL EXPENDITURES, 2002-2020 ($ BILLIONS)
TABLE 27 U.S. EDUCATIONAL EXPENDITURES, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Trends in Infrared Spectroscopy
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MOLECULAR SPECTROMETRY SALES, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Life Sciences R&D and Healthcare Spending
FIGURE 37 LIFE SCIENCES R &D SPENDING, 2014-2020 ($ BILLIONS)
TABLE 29 LIFE SCIENCES R &D SPENDING, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Materials Science Instrument Spending
FIGURE 38 MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION INSTRUMENT SALES, 2014-2020 ($ BILLIONS)
TABLE 30 GLOBAL SPENDING ON MATERIALS
CHARACTERIZATION INSTRUMENTS, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Technology Shift Away From Compound Optical Microscopy
Future Market for Optical Microscopes
TABLE 31 PROJECTED SALES OF OPTICAL MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 32 PROJECTED GROWTH RATE OF MARKET FOR STEREOSCOPIC MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020
(PERCENT CAGR)
TABLE 33 PROJECTED GROWTH RATE OF MARKET FOR SCANNING NEAR-FIELD OPTICAL MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 (PERCENT CAGR)
FIGURE 39 OPTICAL MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTATION, 2020 (%)
Charged Particle Microscopes
Charged Particle Microscope Market Size and Segmentation
FIGURE 40 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTS, 2014 (%)
TABLE 34 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE SALES, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
Market Drivers
Semiconductor Industry Investment Trends
FIGURE 41 MARKETS FOR SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, 2014 (PERCENT OF TOTAL SEM SALES)
FIGURE 42 PROJECTED GROWTH IN SEMICONDUCTOR CAPITAL EQUIPMENT SPENDING, 2014-2020 ($ BILLIONS)
TABLE 35 SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY CAPITAL EQUIPMENT SPENDING PROJECTIONS, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Technology Shifts
FIGURE 43 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE SALES GROWTH VERSUS GROWTH IN MAJOR UNDERLYING MARKETS, 2003-2008
(CAGR%)
Future Market for Charged Particle Microscopes
TABLE 36 PROJECTED SALES OF CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 37 PROJECTED GROWTH RATE OF SEM SALES TO THE LIFE AND MATERIALS SCIENCES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 44 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTS, 2020 (PERCENT OF TOTAL SALES)
Scanning Probe Microscopes
Scanning Probe Microscope Market Size and Segmentation
FIGURE 45 SPM MARKET PRODUCT SEGMENTS, 2014 (%)
Market Drivers
Trends in Nanoscale Applications
Technology Shifts
Future Market for Scanning Probe Microscopes
TABLE 38 PROJECTED SALES OF SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 46 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE MARKET SEGMENTS, 2020 (PERCENT OF TOTAL SALES)
Accessories and Supplies
Market Size and Segmentation
FIGURE 47 MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES MARKET SEGMENTATION, 2014 (%)
TABLE 39 SALES OF MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES AND CONSUMABLES, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
Market Drivers
Number of Microscopes in Use Worldwide
FIGURE 48 TRENDS IN NUMBER OF MICROSCOPES IN USE WORLDWIDE, 2014-2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 40 NUMBER OF MICROSCOPES IN USE WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
Future Markets for Microscope Accessories and Supplies
TABLE 41 PROJECTED SALES OF MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
MARKETS BY END-USER SEGMENT
Optical Microscopes
FIGURE 49 OPTICAL MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014 VERSUS 2020 (%)
TABLE 42 END-USER MARKETS FOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Charged Particle Microscopes
FIGURE 50 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014 VERSUS 2020 (%)
TABLE 43 END-USER MARKETS FOR CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Scanning Probe Microscopes
All Types of Microscopes
FIGURE 51 MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014 VERSUS 2020 (%)
TABLE 44 END-USER MARKETS FOR ALL TYPES OF MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS
Optical Microscopes
FIGURE 52 OPTICAL MICROSCOPE GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET SHARES, 2014 VERSUS 2020 (%)
TABLE 45 GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS FOR OPTICAL MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Charged Particle Microscopes
FIGURE 53 CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPE GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET SHARES, 2014 VERSUS 2020 (%)
TABLE 46 GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS FOR CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Scanning Probe Microscopes
FIGURE 54 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET SHARES, 2014 VERSUS 2020 (%)
TABLE 47 GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS FOR SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
All Types of Microscopes
FIGURE 55 MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014 VERSUS 2020 (%)
TABLE 48 GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS FOR ALL TYPES OF MICROSCOPES, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 5 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
MARKET SHARES
OPTICAL MICROSCOPES
FIGURE 56 OPTICAL MICROSCOPY MARKET SHARES, 2014 (%)
CHARGED PARTICLE MICROSCOPES
Electron Microscopes
FIGURE 57 ELECTRON MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES, 2014 (%)
Focused Ion Beam Microscopes
FIGURE 58 FOCUSED ION BEAM MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES, 2014 (%)
SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES
FIGURE 59 SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARES, 2014 (%)
OWNERSHIP TRENDS
CHAPTER 6 COMPANY PROFILES
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
BRUKER AXS
BRUKER OPTICS INC.
BUEHLER INC.
CAMECA SA
DANISH MICRO ENGINEERING A/S
FEI COMPANY
GATAN, INC.
HITACHI HIGH TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
JASCO INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD.
JEOL LTD.
LEICA MICROSYSTEMS AG
MIS INC.
NANONICS IMAGING LTD.
NANOSURF AG
NIKON CORP.
NT-MDT CO.
OBDUCAT AB
OLYMPUS CORPORATION
PARK SYSTEMS CORP.
PERKIN ELMER, INC.
QUESTAR CORP.
SCHOTT NORTH AMERICA INC.
SCIENTA OMICRON GMBH
SHIMADZU CORP.
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.
WITEC WISSENSCHAFTLICHE INSTRUMENTE UND TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
ZEISS (CARL) NTS GMBH

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