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Thick Film Devices, Processes and Applications

Thick Film Devices, Processes and Applications

The global market for thick film devices increased from $56.8 billion in 2015 to $60.8 billion in 2016. This market is estimated to reach $110.3 billion in 2022 from $66.5 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% for 2017-2022. 

Report Includes
An overview of the global markets for thick film devices
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015 and 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of CAGRs through 2022
Coverage of the various types of thick film devices, focusing on their fabrication technologies and thick film compositions
Information on the existing fields of application for thick film devices and investigation of emerging applications
Analysis of the most significant technological developments along with growth forecasts
Relevant patent analysis
Company profiles of major players in the field

Report Scope
This report provides an updated review of various types of thick film devices and their fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for these products.

BCC Research delineates the current market status for thick film devices, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The thick film device market is analyzed based on the following segments: device category, type, 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 thick film devices are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for thick film devices are also identified and grouped according to four main categories (electronics, optoelectronics, energy, and sensors and actuators).

The second section provides a technological review of thick film devices. This section offers a revised and detailed description of thick film device fabrication processes; advantages and disadvantages of each method; typical materials used to produce thick films; technological trends in device fabrication; and new and emerging fabrication methods. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2015, 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 thick film devices. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (device category, type, application, and region), with actual data referring to the years 2015 and 2016, and estimates for 2017.

The analysis of current revenues for thick film devices is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, and industry and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for thick film devices within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period 2017 through 2022.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading suppliers of thick film devices, 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 thick film devices, fabrication methods, and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, and device type.


Chapter 1: Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Intended Audience
Scope of Report
Methodology and Information Sources
Market Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3: Market and Technology Background
Coatings and Films
Thick, Thin, Nano and Ultrathin Films
Milestones in the History of Thick Film Processing and Devices
Types and Applications of Thick Film Devices
Electronic Devices
Optoelectronic Devices
Energy Devices
Sensors and Actuators
Chapter 4: Technology
Introduction
Thick Film Technologies
Thick Film Device Fabrication
Substrate Selection
Thick Film Deposition and Patterning
Drying, Curing and Sintering
Finishing and Packaging
Thick Film Devices and Technological Trends
Electronic Devices
Optoelectronic Devices
Energy Devices
Sensors and Actuators
Latest Technological Developments, 2015 to Present
Granule Spray in Vacuum
Glass-free Copper Ink
Ultrasound-assisted Hydrothermal Deposition
Multistage Thermoelectric Cooler
Other Relevant R&D Activities
Chapter 5: Global Markets
Analysis Outline
Global Market Summary
Current Market Status
Market by Device Category
Market by Type
Market by Application
Market by Region
Market Growth Trends
Industry Growth
Industry Trends
Regional Trends
Market by Device Category
Market by Type
Market by Application
Market by Region
Chapter 6: Global Industry Structure
Leading Manufacturers of Thick Film Devices
Other Industry Players
Company Profiles
Chapter 7: Patent Analysis
Introduction
Summary of Recently Awarded Patents
General Trends
Trends by Country and Region
Trend by Assignee
Trends by Patent Category
Trends by Device Type
About BCC Research
About BCC Research
BCC Membership
BCC Custom Research
List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 1 Technological Milestones for Thick Film Processing and Devices
Table 2 Types of Thick Film Devices
Table 3 Applications for Electronic Devices, 2017
Table 4 Applications for Optoelectronic Devices, 2017
Table 5 Applications for Energy Devices, 2017
Table 6 Applications for Sensors and Actuators, 2017
Table 7 Thick Film Technologies, 2017
Table 8 Typical Substrate Materials for Thick Film Devices, 2017
Table 9 Typical Deposition Materials for Thick Film Devices, 2017
Table 10 Main Technological Trends Related to Electronic Devices
Table 11 Main Technological Trends related to Optoelectronic Devices
Table 12 Main Technological Trends Related to Energy Devices
Table 13 Main Technological Trends Related to Sensors and Actuators
Table 14 Other Relevant R&D Activities
Table 15 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 16 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, Through 2017 ($ Millions)
Table 17 Global Market for Thick Film Energy Devices, by Type, Through 2017 ($ Millions)
Table 18 Global Market for Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, Through 2017 ($ Millions)
Table 19 Global Market for Thick Film Optoelectronic Devices, by Type, Through 2017 ($ Millions)
Table 20 Global Market for Thick Film Sensors and Actuators, by Type, Through 2017 ($ Millions)
Table 21 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Application, Through 2017 ($ Millions)
Table 22 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Region, Through 2017 ($ Millions)
Table 23 Global Production of Energy, by Type, Through 2022 (Mtoe)
Table 24 Global Production of Photovoltaic Modules, by Type, Through 2022 (GW)
Table 25 Global Market for Semiconductors, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Billions)
Table 26 Global Market for Broadband and Wireless Communications Systems, by Type, Through 2022
($ Billions)
Table 27 Global Market for Household Consumer Products, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions)
Table 28 Global Market for Displays, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions)
Table 29 Global Market for Automotive Electronic Controls, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions)
Table 30 Global Market for Computers, Smartphones and Peripherals, by Type, Through 2022 (Millions
of Units)
Table 31 Global Market for Medical Devices and Implants, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions)
Table 32 Global Market for Patient Monitoring, Diagnostic and Therapy, by Type, Through 2022 ($
Billions)
Table 33 Global Market for Medical Imaging and Instrumentation, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions) .. 84
Table 34 Global Market for Medical Electronics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions)
Table 35 Global Market for Industrial Controls, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions)
Table 36 Global Market for Sensors, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions)
Table 37 Global Market for the Aerospace Industry, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Billions)
Table 38 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 39 Global Market for Thick Film Energy Devices, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 40 Global Market for Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 41 Global Market for Thick Film Optoelectronic Devices, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 42 Global Market for Thick Film Sensors and Actuators, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 43 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 44 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 45 Leading Manufacturers of Thick Film Devices, 2017
Table 46 Leading Manufacturers by Product Type, 2017
Table 47 Leading Manufacturers of Thick Film Devices, by Product Type and Region (Number)
Table 48 Other Industry Players
Table 49 Thick Film Devices – U.S. Patents, 2017
Table 50 U.S. Patent Trends for Thick Film Devices, Through 2017 (Number)
Table 51 Assignees of U.S. Patent related to Thick Film Devices, 2017 (Number)
List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, 2015-2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 1 Global Market Share for Thick, Thin, and Nanofilms, by Type, 2017 (%)
Figure 2 Thick Film Devices: Worldwide Patent Applications and Patents Issued, 1970-2016 (Number)
Figure 3 Thick Film Types Based on Fabrication Process
Figure 4 Basic Construction Steps of a Thick Film Device
Figure 5 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, 2015-2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 6 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Category, 2017 (%)
Figure 7 Global Market Share for Thick Film Energy Devices, by Type, 2017 (%)
Figure 8 Global Market Share for Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, 2017 (%)
Figure 9 Global Market Share for Thick Film Optoelectronic Devices, by Type, 2017 (%)
Figure 10 Global Market Share for Thick Film Sensors and Actuators, by Type, 2017 (%)
Figure 11 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Application, 2017 (%)
Figure 12 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Region, 2017 (%)
Figure 13 Global Production Share for Energy, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 14 Global Production Share for Photovoltaic Modules, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 15 Global Market Share for Semiconductors, by Region, 2022 (%)
Figure 16 Global Market Share for Broadband and Wireless Communications Systems, by Type, 2022
(%)
Figure 17 Global Market Share for Household Consumer Products, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 18 Global Market Share for Displays, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 19 Global Market Share for Automotive Electronic Controls, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 20 Global Market Share for Computers, Smartphones and Peripherals, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 21 Global Market Share for Medical Devices and Implants, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 22 Global Market Share for Patient Monitoring, Diagnostic and Therapy, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 23 Global Market Share for Medical Imaging and Instrumentation, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 24 Global Market Share for Medical Electronics, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 25 Global Market Share for Industrial Controls, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 26 Global Market Share for Sensors, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 27 Global Market Share for the Aerospace Industry, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 28 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Category, 2022 (%)
Figure 29 Global Market Share for Thick Film Energy Devices, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 30 Global Market Share for Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 31 Global Market Share for Thick Film Optoelectronic Devices, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 32 Global Market Share for Thick Film Sensors and Actuators, by Type, 2022 (%)
Figure 33 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Application, 2022 (%)
Figure 34 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Region, 2022 (%)
Figure 35 Leading Manufacturers of Thick Film Devices, by Product Type and Region (Number)
Figure 36 U.S. Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, 2015-2017 (Number)
Figure 37 Global Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, by Region, 2017 (No. of Patents/%)
Figure 38 Global Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, by Country, 2017 (No. of Patents/%)
Figure 39 U.S. Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, by Organization Type, 2017 (No. of
Patents/%)
Figure 40 U.S. Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, by Patent Category, 2017 (No. of Patents/%)
Figure 41 U.S. Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, by Device Type, 2017 (No. of Patents/%)

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