use an accelerated beam of electrons as a source of illumination. They are used to study the nanostructure of a wide range specimens across numerous end-user segments. A scanning electron microscope is a type of electron microscope which has a magnification range of up to 200 nanometers ad can go down to a nanoscale level. Scanning electron microscopes scan the surface of a sample with a focused electron beam and are able to create an image of the sample under observation by analysing the beam-specimen interaction. This is made possible in a scanning electron microscope through the aid of multiple detectors through which data is captured about the sample’s surface.
In terms of geographic contribution, the APAC region was the highest contributor to the scanning electron microscope with almost half the share of the entire market. As of 2015 and it is expected that the contribution will be more or less the same throughout the forecast period. The key reason for this is that the use of the scanning electron microscope across the key end-user segments is high in this region. Many organizations have the testing and analysis of their respective samples, whether it be from the materials industry to even the automotive industry outsourced to organizations in the APAC region. Following the APAC region, the Americas and EMEA region have a similar contribution to the market with the Americas leading between the two.
The semiconductor end-user segment is the leading contributor to the overall scanning electron microscope market. The segment is expected to be the leading contributor till the end of the forecast period with an expected contribution of at least 25 % of the overall market.
As a result of the numerous advances in the semiconductor industry, there level of complexity in the manufacturing of various ICs as well as the final product itself has increased considerably. As such, testing of these products in terms of composition is extremely important to ensure that the life cycle of the product is as it was designed to be. High-resolution imaging through the aid of scanning electron microscopes are able to provide technicians with the necessary data to determine if the composition of the material is good and can be released in the market.
In terms of scanning electron microscope end-user segment, the market
has been divided into the following Semiconductor, Life Sciences, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Automotive, Pharmaceutical and Others. The electron microscope market has also been segmented by the following geographies Americas, APAC, Europe and ROW.Following are just a few of the companies that are operating in the Scanning Electron Microscope market:
- Carl Zeiss
- Delong America
- Hitachi High-technologies