STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
BCC Research's goal in conducting this study was to determine the current status of the global market for physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment, material deposited by the process and deposition services. We also sought to assess the worldwide growth potential for this technology from 2010 through 2016. We were particularly interested in the types of equipment and materials being used in consumer and industrial applications. We were also again interested in the status of the industry in relation to the continuing global economic and currency problems and the impact they had on equipment demand.
Our major objective was to present a comprehensive analysis of the PVD industry and project its future course.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
PVD has been a proven technology over the past several decades. Its use has made possible more sophisticated manufacturing and fabrication techniques. Smaller sized products have also broadened the demand for vapor deposited materials. New and existing products require materials that can be delivered by vacuum deposition of films on a growing variety of substrates.
We have examined the current position of PVD technologies and materials in eight major industries. We were interested in what materials and types of PVD systems were being used to meet demands for more sophisticated products. We also analyzed the movements in PVD demand for particular industries caused by the economic downturn of 2007-2008 and the continuing current business problems.
We present an overview of deposition technologies and future trends, along with a global industry structure, including leading manufacturers of equipment and service providers. A review of the PVD industry's competitiveness in each of the eight market sectors is also provided. Within each industry, there is an overview of key applications, the advantages of using PVD, an analysis of market factors that will impact demand, shipments for 2010 and 2011, and estimated shipments for 2016.
This study will be of interest to those in the microelectronics business, manufacturers of cutting tools, specialty packagers, maker of storage equipment and media, companies in the solar energy business, manufacturers of automotive and aerospace parts, medical device makers and those in the optics industry. It will also be of interest to companies engaged in the manufacture of deposition equipment and materials and to surface coaters.
SCOPE OF REPORT
This study encompasses PVD technologies and materials in terms of application, properties and processes. BCC Research analyzes the major types of PVD systems and materials used to manufacture products in eight key industries. Applications are discussed, as are properties imparted by PVD. Trends in demand also are reviewed and their impacts on PVD are assessed.
Market drivers within each industry are identified. Materials deposited by PVD are analyzed according to basic functions (e.g., wear resistance, abrasion and corrosion resistance, conductivity and barrier protection). The value of PVD equipment shipments is projected within each industry by type of system. Material shipment values are projected, along with PVD service revenues. Technological issues and trends are reviewed, and other influential factors such as economic conditions and standards are discussed.
Because this is a global study, BCC Research analyzes domestic and international technological issues and economic considerations.
BCC Research presents an analysis of the value of PVD systems, materials deposited and services provided by type of system, material and industry segment. Estimated value is what manufacturers and material providers have paid in current dollars. Then, based on our surveys, we analyze industry growth in relation to the growth of PVD technology, calculate estimates of growth, and forecast shipments for 2014.
BCC Research interviewed approximately 130 companies to obtain data for this report. Included were manufacturers of PVD equipment, material suppliers, deposition service providers, industrial and consumer product manufacturing companies, and various end users of products fabricated using the PVD process. Additional data were obtained from government information, trade associations, industry and financial sources, and an exhaustive review of technical literature.
After a successful career at IBM, Robert H. Moran has written extensively as a research analyst and editor at BCC Research. The topics of his reports range from various deposition technologies to displays, solar energy and solid-state lighting. Mr. Moran has been writing for BCC Research for more than 20 years. He earned a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1
STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES 1
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 1
INTENDED AUDIENCE 1
SCOPE OF REPORT 2
INFORMATION SOURCES 2
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 3
RELATED BCC REPORTS 3
BCC ONLINE SERVICES 3
CHAPTER TWO: SUMMARY 5
SUMMARY TABLE VALUE OF GLOBAL PVD INDUSTRY, THROUGH
2016 ($ MILLIONS) 6
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL VALUE OF THE PVD INDUSTRY, 2010-
2016 ($ MILLIONS) 7
CHAPTER THREE: OVERVIEW 8
PVD DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY 9
TABLE 1 THE BASIC PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION
CLASSIFICATION OF MATERIALS 10
TABLE 2 TYPICAL MATERIALS DEPOSITED BY PVD AND THEIR
KEY PROPERTIES 10
MAJOR APPLICATIONS 10
TABLE 3 LEADING PVD APPLICATIONS 11
CHAPTER FOUR: PVD INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 12
TABLE 4 KEY COMPANIES INVOLVED IN THE GLOBAL PVD
TABLE 4 (CONTINUED) 13
TABLE 4 (CONTINUED) 14
TABLE 4 (CONTINUED) 15
INDUSTRY TRENDS 15
ENERGY APPLICATIONS DRIVING PVD SYSTEMS 16
Emerging Technologies 16
CONTINUED PVD EXPANSION IN ASIA 17
ECONOMIC CHANGES CAUSE VARIATIONS IN DEMAND 17
PVD PROCESSES, MATERIALS KEEP UP WITH MARKETS 18
TABLE 5 KEY TECHNICAL AREAS REFLECTING PVD
GLOBAL PVD MANUFACTURING 19
TABLE 6 REGIONAL SHARE OF GLOBAL PVD MANUFACTURING
2010-2016 (%) 19
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL PVD MANUFACTURING BY REGION 2010-2016
GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF PVD EQUIPMENT 21
TABLE 7 GLOBAL SHARE OF PVD CONSUMPTION, 2010-2016 (%) 21
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL PVD CONSUMPTION BY REGION 2010-2016 (%) 22
MARKET SHARES 23
TABLE 8 MARKET SHARES OF GLOBAL PVD MANUFACTURING
COMPANIES, 2011 ($ MILLIONS, %) 23
COMPANY PROFILES 24
AJA INTERNATIONAL INC 24
ANGSTROM ENGINEERING 25
APPLIED MATERIALS INC 25
CHA INDUSTRIES 26
DENTON VACUUM U S A 27
GALILEO VACUUM SYSTEMS 28
GROUP INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES LTD 29
IMPREGLON GROUP 29
INTEVAC INC 30
KDF ELECTRONICS 31
KURT J LESKER COMPANY 32
LEYBOLD OPTICS GMBH 33
NEXX SYSTEMS INC 33
NOVELLUS SYSTEMS INC 34
OERLIKON BALZERS AND LEYBOLD 35
PENTA TECHNOLOGY CO LTD 36
RICHTER PRECISION INC 37
SEMICORE EQUIPMENT INC 37
SINOVACUUM TECHNOLOGY LTD 38
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG 39
SYSTEM CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES 40
ULVAC TECHNOLOGIES INC 40
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC 41
Veeco Instruments Inc (Continued) 42
CHAPTER FIVE: PVD TECHNOLOGY 43
THE BASIC PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESS 43
THE EVAPORATION PHASE 44
TABLE 9 PVD EVAPORATION SOURCES 45
Key Advantages of Evaporation 45