The US market for nanotech tools will jump 30 percent annually through 2008. Microscopes and related tools dominate now but measurement, fabrication/production and simulation/modeling tools will grow the fastest. Electronics and life sciences markets will emerge first; industrial, construction, energy generation and other applications will arise later.
This study analyzes the $245 million US nanotech tools industry. It presents historical demand data (2000, 2003) and forecasts to 2008, 2013 and 2020 by product (e.g., scanning tunneling microscopes, atomic force microscopes, electron microscopes, spectroscopic tools, measurement probes, nanolithographic tools, nanomanipulation tools); and by market.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 35 leading competitors including FEI Company, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JEOL, KLA-Tencor, IBM, and Veeco Instruments.