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Research and Markets: Surface Analysis Market by Instrumentation Technology (Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Surface Analyzers, X-ray Diffraction,) & Industry (Semiconductor, Polymers, Life Sciences) – Global Forecast to 2020

June 25, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Surface Analysis Market by Instrumentation Technology (Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Surface Analyzers, X-ray Diffraction,), Industry (Semiconductor, Polymers, Life Sciences) & End User (Academic Institutes, Industries) – Global Forecast to 2020” report to their offering.

The surface analysis market is valued at $2,953.4 Million in 2015, $3,989.7 Million by 2020, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020.

Factors such as growing focus on nanotechnology research, especially in the field of nanomaterials; increasing R&D expenditures of pharmaceutical and medical device companies; increasing use of surface analysis techniques in various industries such as semiconductor, energy, polymers, and life sciences, among others; and favorable government research funding are fuelling the growth of this market. However, high cost of instruments and increasing government taxes, such as 2.3% of excise imposed by the U.S. government on medical devices (microscopes), are restraining the growth of this market.

The global surface analysis market is segmented on the basis of instrumentation technology, industry, end user, and region. Based on instrumentation technology, the market is segmented into microscopy, spectroscopy, surface analyzers, and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The microscopy market covers optical microscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and confocal microscopy. By industry, the market is categorized into semiconductor, energy, polymers, life sciences, metallurgy and metals, and others which include food and beverages, textile, and paper and packaging. By end user, the market is divided into academic institutes, industries, and research organizations.

Geographically, the surface analysis market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific market is poised to register the highest growth rate in the forecast period owing to the favorable funding for academic research, rising focus of key market players in this region, developing R&D infrastructure, increasing research collaborations with the U.S. and European countries, and increasing R&D expenditures by pharmaceutical companies. Growth in the Asia-Pacific region will be driven by developing countries such as India, China, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan.

The global market is consolidated in nature. In order to maintain their market shares, leading players are continuously developing new technologies and upgrading their existing products to enhance their product portfolios. Increasing competition among major players is expected to drive innovation in the market, thereby helping the industry to overcome existing challenges in various industrial fields, such as pharmaceutical, semiconductor, polymers, and energy, among others, and at the same time address user compliance issues and unmet needs of the market.

Major players in this market are Danaher Corporation (U.S.), Olympus Corporation (Japan), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (U.S.), ULVAC-PHI, Inc. (Japan), Bruker Corporation (U.S.), HORIBA, Ltd. (Japan), Nikon Corporation (Japan), Carl Zeiss AG (Germany), FEI Company (U.S.), Shimadzu Corporation (Japan), and JEOL, Ltd. (Japan).

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Industry Insights

7 Global Surface Analysis Market, By Instrumentation Technology

8 Global Surface Analysis Market, By Industry

9 Global Surface Analysis Market, By End-User

10 Global Surface Analysis Market, By Geography

11 Competitive Landscape

12 Company Profiles

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