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Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films — Focus on Electronics

 

NEW YORK May 24, 2012

Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films — Focus on Electronics

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INTRODUCTION

With this study, BCC Research continues its commitment to monitoring the thin film market by providing an updated review of the most important advances in thin film technology. In addition, BCC provides a detailed overview of the current market and an impartial analysis of prospects for future growth, with a focus on the raw materials used to produce thin films and nanofilms.

Specifically, the major objectives of this study are:

Provide an update on the most advanced processes employed for the fabrication of thin and ultrathin films.Provide an overview of the most common materials used for each thin film deposition process and identify new materials.Highlight new technological developments in the fabrication of thin films, while outlining technical issues.Review the several fields of application for thin film technologies and investigate emerging applications.Estimate current worldwide markets for thin film materials, and forecast the growth for each market segment through 2016.Identify important technology and market trends within each market segment.Supply an updated review of current producers of thin film materials.Determine trends in U.S. patents and worldwide patents issued during the most recent years.

REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY

$50 billion

There are various types of thin film materials (e.g., metals, alloys, oxides, non-oxides, metalorganics and metal salts). These materials can be deposited by a variety of physical or chemical methods, and they find application in the fabrication process of numerous devices within several industrial sectors (including electronics, optoelectronics, mechanical/chemical, energy, optical coatings, life science and decorative coatings).

$7.1 billion

The principal reason for doing this study is to present a current assessment of the thin film material industry from both technological and market viewpoints and to outline future trends and key developments.

There is also a need to evaluate the current status and future trends of the thin film material industry from a global standpoint. As use of these materials expands and new fields of application emerge, information on regional production, sales and type of suppliers becomes more valuable.

An equally important reason for undertaking this study is to provide technical insights into thin film manufacturing by:

Offering a review of material types, their applications and deposition methods.Providing an overview of the main global R&D activities, resulting in the issuance of patents, and related to thin film technology.Illustrating the latest technological developments.

This information can assist companies in identifying opportunities for process and productivity improvements, resulting in a positive impact on future market growth.

Manufacture, sell and distribute materials for producing thin films.Fabricate thin film devices or coated products.Offer coating services to the thin film industry.Manufacture processing and characterization equipment (e.g., physical vapor deposition equipment, chemical vapor deposition equipment and analytical instruments) utilized by producers of thin films.Provide technical and/or marketing services for the thin film industry.Plan to enter the thin film industry as a supplier, manufacturer or end user.

This study applies to industry segments such as microelectronics, data storage media, advanced displays, mechanical/chemical, energy, optical coatings, life sciences and the general coating sector.

The study is directed mainly toward executives, directors, operations managers, sales and marketing managers and strategic planners working within the above industries. Universities and research facilities may also find this study to be a good source of technical information regarding thin film technology, materials and equipment, which can be used as a baseline for new or expanded R&D activities. Librarians of technical information and research centers can also use this report to provide critical data to product managers, market analysts, researchers and other professionals who need detailed and updated analysis of the thin film industry.

SCOPE OF REPORT

This study provides an updated review of thin film technologies, including materials and production processes, and it identifies current and emerging applications for these technologies.

BCC Research determines the current market status for thin film materials, defines trends and presents forecasts of growth over the next five years. The thin film material industry is also analyzed on a worldwide basis from the standpoint of both manufacturing and consumption. In addition, technological issues, including the latest process developments and events, are discussed.

More specifically, BCC’s market analysis is divided into six main parts. In the first part, a historical review of thin film technology is provided, including an outline of recent events. The report also supplies a description of current and emerging applications for thin and ultrathin films.

The second part of the study provides a technological review of thin film deposition processes, free-standing thin films and materials used to manufacture thin and ultrathin films. Each of the three sections concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments and improvements since 2009, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for. This part of the study also offers a brief discussion of the most relevant technological trends related to the materials used for thin film deposition.

The third part of the report entails a global market analysis of materials for thin and ultrathin films. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented by application, deposition technology, film thickness and region, with actual data referring to the years 2009 and 2010, and estimates for 2011.

This section concludes with a presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. Projected revenues are reported, with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGR) for the period 2011 through 2016.

Next, six optional sections are offered. These sections provide a more focused discussion of the thin film materials market for the six main sectors in which thin films are typically applied (specifically: electronics, optoelectronics, mechanical/chemical, energy, optical coatings and life sciences and others). In these optional sections, additional details by sector on current market conditions and key trends and developments are provided, in addition to market growth projections for each sector.

In the next part of the study that covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of thin film materials, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of thin film material production versus consumption, always from a geographical standpoint. Detailed company profiles of the top industry players are also provided.

The final part of the report includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to thin film materials, deposition methods and applications issued in 2011. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category and deposition process.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES

To analyze the overall market and market segments, both primary and secondary research methodologies were used to obtain market data.

The technology section of this report is based on information derived from technical literature, related BCC reports, professional journals, the author’s field experience and online sources.

Global market analysis was performed by analyzing 372 producers of materials for making thin films, accounting for at least 95% of the global market. Data for each company were obtained by thoroughly analyzing Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, Internet websites, annual reports, industry directories, industry magazines and catalogs, government sources and other public sources.

Additional data were obtained from the direct contribution of primary sources, including company executives, managers, engineers and other technical personnel representing manufacturers, developers and users of thin film materials, process equipment and devices; representatives of academia and trade associations; and industry market analysts.

Secondary sources of information include:

EDGAR – U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

European Patent Office.

Company websites.

Company annual reports.

Thomas Register

Moody’s Directory.

S & P Industry Survey.

Dun & Bradstreet Business Directory.

American Ceramic Society Publications.

Foreign Chamber of Commerce Directories.

Foreign Stock Exchange Listings.

In addition to utilizing the above primary and secondary sources, market growth trends and forecasts were compiled by gaining additional insights from relevant financial and market information, relevant BCC reports and the author’s own in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the collected information.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

Margareth Gagliardi

Ms. Gagliardi has authored numerous BCC Research studies, including the following that are related to advanced materials and electronics.

AVM018G Rare Earths: Worldwide Markets, Applications, Technologies, 2012.SMC037E Sputtering Targets and Sputtered Films: Technology and Markets, 2011.SMC070A Paper-thin Displays: Technologies and Global Markets, 2011.EGY068A Supercapacitors: Technology Developments and Global Markets, 2010.AVM014D Ceramic Matrix Composites: Technologies and Global Markets, 2010.NAN043B Nanofibers: Technologies and Developing Markets, 2010.NAN048A Nanotechnology in Coatings and Adhesive Applications: Global Markets, 2010.AVM069A Photocatalysts: Technologies and Global Markets, 2010.SMC061B Atomic Layer Deposition, 2010.AVM046B Thick Film Devices, Processes and Applications, 2010.AVM018F Rare Earths: Worldwide Markets, Applications, Technologies, 2009.AVM052B Aerogels, 2009.AVM065A Smart Glass: Technologies and Global Markets, 2009.AVM047B Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) Equipment and Materials, 2008.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES . 1

REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY . 1

INTENDED AUDIENCE 2

SCOPE OF REPORT 3

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES. 4

RELATED BCC RESEARCH STUDIES . 5

RELATED BCC RESEARCH STUDIES (CONTINUED) 6

ANALYST CREDENTIALS 7

BCC ONLINE SERVICES 7

DISCLAIMER . 8

CHAPTER TWO: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . 9

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . 9

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 10

SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS,

2009–2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 11

CHAPTER THREE: OVERVIEW 12

COATINGS AND FILMS 12

THICK, THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS 12

MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY

AND RECENT EVENTS . 13

TABLE 1 THIN FILM DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGICAL MILESTONES . 14

TABLE 1 (CONTINUED) 15

FIGURE 1 THIN FILMS: WORLDWIDE PATENT APPLICATIONS AND

PATENTS, 1971-2010 16

APPLICATIONS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS 17

ELECTRONICS 17

OPTOELECTRONICS . 17

MECHANICAL/CHEMICAL . 18

ENERGY . 18

OPTICAL COATINGS . 18

LIFE SCIENCES AND OTHERS 18

TABLE 2 APPLICATIONS OF THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2011 19

CHAPTER FOUR: TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS FOR THIN AND

ULTRATHIN FILMS . 20

INTRODUCTION . 20

THIN FILM COATINGS 20

TABLE 3 BASIC CONSTRUCTION STEPS OF A THIN FILM DEVICE 20

SUBSTRATE SELECTION . 21

TABLE 4 SUBSTRATE MATERIALS FOR THIN AND ULTRATHIN

FILMS, 2011 . 21

TABLE 4 (CONTINUED) . 22

THIN FILM DEPOSITION 22

PATTERNING AND FINISHING . 23

THIN FILM DEPOSITION PROCESSES . 23

PHYSICAL PROCESSES 23

CHEMICAL PROCESSES . 23

HYBRID PROCESSES . 24

TABLE 5 THIN FILM TECHNOLOGIES, 2011 . 24

TABLE 5 (CONTINUED) . 25

TABLE 5 (CONTINUED) . 26

TABLE 5 (CONTINUED) . 27

DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS 27

TABLE 6 DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTRATHIN FILMS,

2011. 28

LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2009

TO PRESENT . 28

Thin Film Technologies . 29

Reactive High-Power Impulse Magnetron

Sputtering 29

Hybrid Chemical Vapor Deposition . 29

Microwave-Assisted Rotatable PVD 30

Capacitive-Coupled Magnetic Neutral Loop Plasma

Sputtering System . 31

High-Power Impulse Ionized PVD . 31

Low-Temperature High-Power Impulse Magnetron

Sputtering 32

Modulated Ion-Induced Atomic Layer Deposition . 33

Catalyst-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition . 33

Ultrathin Film Technologies . 34

Ultrathin Films by Exfoliation . 34

Field-Aided Preferential Deposition 34

Printable Ultrathin Films 35

Electroless Plating with Silane-Based Catalyst 36

Pulsed Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor

Deposition 37

FREE-STANDING THIN FILMS 38

THIN FILM DEPOSITION AND FILM RELEASE . 38

Peeling 38

Lift-Off 38

Laser Lift-Off . 38

Substrate Compression . 39

VACUUM FILTRATION . 39

FLOW COATING . 39

TABLE 7 METHODS FOR FABRICATION OF FREE-STANDING THIN

FILMS . 39

TABLE 8 FREE-STANDING THIN FILMS: FILM COMPOSITION AND

APPLICATIONS 40

LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2009

TO PRESENT . 41

Chemical Release of Free-Standing Single-Walled Carbon

Nanotube Films 41

Free-standing Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin

Films Formed by Direct Dry Printing Process 41

Large-Area, Free-Standing Zinc Oxide Thin Films . 42

Process for Manufacturing Free-Standing Ultrathin

Carbon Nanotube Films . 42

THIN FILM MATERIALS 43

PHYSICAL PROCESSES 44

TABLE 9 PHYSICAL PROCESSES: TYPICAL DEPOSITION

MATERIALS FOR THIN FILMS, 2011 . 44

TABLE 9 (CONTINUED) . 45

TABLE 9 (CONTINUED) . 46

TABLE 9 (CONTINUED) . 47

TABLE 9 (CONTINUED) . 48

TABLE 9 (CONTINUED) . 49

CHEMICAL PROCESSES . 49

Chemical Vapor Deposition . 50

TABLE 10 CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION: MATERIALS FOR THIN

FILMS, 2011 . 50

Functional Group Sources 50

Metal Sources 51

Metal Hydrides and Halides. 51

Metalorganic Precursors . 52

Metalorganic … (Continued) . 53

TABLE 11 COMMON METALORGANIC PRECURSORS, 2011 . 54

TABLE 11 (CONTINUED) 55

Chemical Solution Deposition . 55

Sol-gel Methods . 55

Organic-Inorganic Hybrids . 56

TABLE 12 CHEMICAL SOLUTION DEPOSITION: MATERIALS FOR

THIN FILMS, 2011 56

TABLE 12 (CONTINUED) . 57

Plating Type Methods . 57

Electroplating 57

Electroless Plating 58

Electrophoretic Deposition . 58

TABLE 13 PLATING TYPE METHODS: MATERIALS FOR THIN

FILMS, 2011 . 59

Other Chemical Processes . 59

Liquid Phase Epitaxy . 60

Liquid Phase Deposition . 60

Interfacial Polymerization 60

Langmuir-Blodgett Deposition . 60

Self-Assembled Monolayer Deposition . 61

Layer-by-Layer Assembly . 61

Flame Hydrolysis 62

Spray Pyrolysis . 62

Laser Reactive Deposition 62

TABLE 14 OTHER CHEMICAL PROCESSES: MATERIALS FOR THIN

FILMS, 2011 . 63

LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2009

TO PRESENT . 63

Silver Precursor for Doping Free-Standing Carbon

Nanotube Films 63

Silver Precursor for Doping … (Continued) . 64

Diimine Copper Complexes for Atomic Layer Deposition . 65

Precursors Containing Electron Donating Group-

Substituted Alkenyl Ligands for Chemical Vapor

Deposition . 65

Phosphoamidinate Precursors for Chemical Vapor

Deposition . 66

Organometallic Precursors for High-Purity Metal Films

formed by CVD . 66

Sputtering Targets Based on Carbon Nanotubes 67

Electroplating Solutions for Solar Cells . 67

Electroplating Solutions … (Continued) 68

Copper Sputtering Targets for Microelectronics and

Optoelectronics . 69

Alternative Sputtering Target Materials for Transparent

Conductive Films 69

Polymeric Precursors for Printing Thin Films for Solar

Cells 70

Precursors for Chemical Vapor Deposition of High-K

Films . 71

TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS 72

CHAPTER FIVE: GLOBAL MARKETS 73

ANALYSIS OUTLINE 73

GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY 74

TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 75

FIGURE 2 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS, 2011–

2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 75

CURRENT MARKET STATUS 75

CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY 76

TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS,

THROUGH 2011 ($ MILLIONS) . 76

FIGURE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR THIN FILM MATERIALS, 2009–

2011 ($ MILLIONS) 76

Revenues by Deposition Technology . 77

TABLE 17 THIN FILM MATERIALS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY

DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 78

FIGURE 4 THIN FILM MATERIALS: MARKET SHARE BY

DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY, 2011 (%) . 78

FIGURE 4 (CONTINUED) 79

Revenues by Application . 79

TABLE 18 THIN FILM MATERIALS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY

APPLICATION, THROUGH 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 80

FIGURE 5 THIN FILM MATERIALS: MARKET SHARE BY

APPLICATION, 2011 (%) 81

Revenues by Film Thickness . 81

TABLE 19 THIN FILM MATERIALS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY FILM

THICKNESS, 2009 THROUGH 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 82

Revenues by Region . 82

TABLE 20 THIN FILM MATERIALS: REVENUES BY REGION,

THROUGH 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 83

FIGURE 6 THIN FILM MATERIALS: MARKET SHARE BY REGION,

2011 (%) 83

FIGURE 6 (CONTINUED) 84

MARKET GROWTH TRENDS . 84

INDUSTRY GROWTH . 84

Electronics 84

Semiconductors . 84

TABLE 21 FORECAST – SEMICONDUCTORS: REVENUES BY

REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) . 85

Printed Circuits and Other Interconnecting

Components . 85

TABLE 22 FORECAST – PRINTED CIRCUITS AND OTHER

INTERCONNECTING COMPONENTS: REVENUES BY REGION,

THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) . 86

Data Storage Devices 86

Solid State Drives . 86

Internet Downloads and Cloud Computing . 87

Hard Disk Drive Market Growth . 87

TABLE 23 FORECAST – HARD DISK DRIVES: GLOBAL PRODUCTION

BY TYPE, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION UNITS) . 88

FIGURE 7 FORECAST – HARD DISK DRIVES: PRODUCTION SHARE

BY TYPE, 2016 (% UNITS) . 88

Optical Storage Media Market Growth . 89

TABLE 24 FORECAST – OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIA: GLOBAL

PRODUCTION BY TYPE, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION UNITS) 89

FIGURE 8 FORECAST – OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIA: PRODUCTION

SHARE BY TYPE, 2016 (% UNITS) 90

Optoelectronics 90

TABLE 25 FORECAST – ADVANCED DISPLAYS: GLOBAL REVENUES

BY TYPE, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) . 91

TABLE 26 FORECAST – ADVANCED DISPLAYS: COATED AREA BY

TYPE, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION M2). 92

FIGURE 9 FORECAST – ADVANCED DISPLAYS: COATED AREA

SHARE BY TYPE, 2016 (%) . 93

Mechanical/Chemical 93

TABLE 27 FORECAST – APPLICATIONS FOR PROTECTIVE

COATINGS: GLOBAL REVENUES, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 94

Energy 94

TABLE 28 FORECAST – PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES: GLOBAL

PRODUCTION BY TYPE, THROUGH 2016 (MW) . 95

FIGURE 10 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES: PRODUCTION SHARE BY

TYPE, 2016 (%) . 95

FIGURE 10 (CONTINUED) 96

Other Industry Sectors 96

TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS . 96

On-going Miniaturization in the Semiconductor Industry 96

TABLE 29 IC CONFIGURATIONS, 2009-2016 97

Thin, Ultrathin and Flexible Devices . 97

Roll-to-roll and Large Area Coatings 98

Merging of Thick and Thin Film Technologies . 98

Nanotechnology . 98

TABLE 30 THE NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY . 99

TABLE 30 (CONTINUED) 100

TABLE 31 NANOTECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL REVENUES BY SEGMENT,

THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) . 100

FIGURE 11 NANOTECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL MARKET SHARE BY

SEGMENT, 2011 (%) 101

Energy and Environmental Factors . 101

Others . 102

REGIONAL TRENDS 102

MARKET FORECAST 103

REVENUES BY APPLICATION . 103

TABLE 32 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS: GLOBAL

REVENUES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 104

FIGURE 12 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS: MARKET SHARE

BY APPLICATION, 2016 (%) 104

FIGURE 12 (CONTINUED). 105

Revenues by Deposition Technology . 105

TABLE 33 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS: GLOBAL

REVENUES BY DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($

MILLIONS) 106

FIGURE 13 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS: GLOBAL MARKET

SHARE BY DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY, 2016 (%) 106

FIGURE 13 (CONTINUED). 107

Revenues by Film Thickness . 107

TABLE 34 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS: GLOBAL

REVENUES BY FILM THICKNESS, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 107

Revenues by Region . 108

TABLE 35 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS: REVENUES BY

REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 108

FIGURE 14 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS: MARKET SHARE

BY REGION, 2016 (%) 109

CHAPTER SIX: ELECTRONICS . 110

OBJECTIVE 110

THIN FILMS FOR ELECTRONICS 110

TABLE 36 THIN FILMS IN ELECTRONICS, 2011 110

TABLE 36 (CONTINUED) . 111

TABLE 36 (CONTINUED) . 112

CURRENT MARKET BY APPLICATION . 112

TABLE 37 THIN FILM MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL

REVENUES BY APPLICATION, 2011 ($ MILLIONS/%) . 113

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON INDUSTRY GROWTH . 113

PASSIVE COMPONENTS . 113

TABLE 38 FORECAST – PASSIVE COMPONENTS: GLOBAL

REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 114

MEMS AND NEMS 114

TABLE 39 FORECAST – MEMS AND NEMS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY

TYPE, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) . 115

OTHER APPLICATIONS 115

TABLE 40 FORECAST – OTHER APPLICATIONS IN ELECTRONICS:

GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 115

RECENT INDUSTRY EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENTS . 116

THIN FILM MEMORY BY ROLL-TO-ROLL PRINTING . 116

SILICA/ALUMINA NANOLAMINATES AS LOW-K

DIELECTRIC 116

ULTRATHIN HIGH-PERMITTIVITY GATE INSULATING

FILM 117

SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY THIN FILMS FOR MEMS . 118

EMBEDDED THIN FILM PASSIVE COMPONENTS 118

MARKET SUMMARY AND FORECAST 119

REVENUES BY APPLICATION . 119

TABLE 41 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS FOR

ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY APPLICATION,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 120

REVENUES BY DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY . 121

TABLE 42 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS FOR

ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY DEPOSITION

TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 121

REVENUES BY FILM THICKNESS 122

TABLE 43 FORECAST – THIN FILM MATERIALS FOR

ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY FILM THICKNESS,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 122

CHAPTER SEVEN: GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE . 123

GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE . 123

LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF THIN FILM MATERIALS 124

TABLE 44 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF THIN FILM MATERIALS,

2011. 124

TABLE 44 (CONTINUED) . 125

TABLE 44 (CONTINUED) . 126

TABLE 44 (CONTINUED) 127

NOTABLE RECENT INDUSTRY CHANGES 128

TABLE 45 NOTABLE RECENT INDUSTRY CHANGES . 128

THIN FILM MATERIALS PRODUCTION BY REGION . 129

TABLE 46 THIN FILM MATERIALS: MANUFACTURING BY REGION,

2009-2016 (PERCENT OF SALES) 129

THIN FILM MATERIALS CONSUMPTION BY REGION 129

TABLE 47 THIN FILM MATERIALS: CONSUMPTION BY REGION,

2009-2016 (PERCENT OF SALES) 130

COMPANY PROFILES 130

AIR LIQUIDE . 131

AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS . 132

AKZO NOBEL 133

ATOTECH 134

BASF . 135

DAIDO STEEL

DOW CHEMICAL 137

Dow Chemical (Continued) . 138

ENTHONE 139

HERAEUS 140

TABLE 48 HERAEUS TARGETS, 2011 . 141

HITACHI METALS 142

JOHNSON MATTHEY

JX NIPPON MINING & METALS 144

KOBE STEEL

LINDE . 146

MACDERMID . 147

MATERION 147

TABLE 49 MATERION TECHNOLOGIES, 2011 148

MATSUDA SANGYO . 149

MERCK . 150

MITSUI MINING & SMELTING 150

PRAXAIR 151

Praxair (Continued) . 152

SAMSUNG CORNING PRECISION MATERIALS 153

Samsung Corning Precision Materials (Continued) 154

SUMITOMO METAL MINING . 155

TOSOH . 156

Tosoh (Continued) 157

ULVAC 158

TABLE 50 ULVAC SPUTTERING TARGETS, 2011 . 159

UMICORE 159

TABLE 51 UMICORE SPUTTERING TARGETS, 2011 160

CHAPTER EIGHT: U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS . 161

INTRODUCTION . 161

SUMMARY OF PATENTS AWARDED IN 2011. 161

TABLE 52 THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS, U.S. PATENTS, 2011 162

TABLE 52 (CONTINUED) . 163

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TABLE 52 (CONTINUED) . 212

GENERAL TRENDS. 213

TABLE 53 THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS,

THROUGH 2011 213

TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION . 213

FIGURE 15 THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS: PATENT SHARE BY

REGION, 2011 (%) . 214

FIGURE 16 THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS: PATENT SHARE BY

COUNTRY, 2011 (%) 215

TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE . 216

TABLE 54 ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO THIN AND

ULTRATHIN FILMS, 2011 . 217

TABLE 54 (CONTINUED) . 218

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TRENDS BY PATENT CATEGORY 225

FIGURE 17 THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS: SHARES OF U.S.

PATENTS BY CATEGORY, 2011 (%) 225

FIGURE 17 (CONTINUED). 226

TRENDS BY DEPOSITION METHOD . 226

FIGURE 18 THIN AND ULTRATHIN FILMS: SHARES OF U.S.

PATENTS BY DEPOSITION METHOD, 2011 (%) 227

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