SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The markets for nano materials,
tools and equipment for nanoelectronics totaled US$1,827 million in 2005 and
are forecasted to reach $4,219 million by the year 2010, according to Global
Nanoelectronics Markets and Opportunities, a comprehensive new market research
report that is now available from SEMI. Revolutionary nano materials, tools
and equipment accounted for 10 percent of the market or $189 million in 2005
and are expected to reach $866 million in 2010 led by growth in carbon
nanotubes (CNT), nano imprint and extreme ultra-violet lithography.
Global Markets and Forecasts for Nano Materials, Tools and Equipment for
*All figures in Millions of U.S. dollars
Markets 2004 2010 Growth Rate
Nano Materials $161 $1,134 39%
Nano Tools and Equipment $1,287 $3,085 16%
Total $1,448 $4,219 20%
Nanoelectronic development activities in five electronics industry
sectors, including semiconductors, displays, hard disk storage,
optoelectronics/sensors and micro/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS)
are reviewed in this report, along with timelines for commercialization. Over
the next five years, display products such as CNT backlights and CNT field
emission displays (FED), as well as a number of polymer and transmission films
using nano materials will be commercialized. The use of nano materials in the
display sector will also allow the use of new manufacturing techniques such as
ink-jet and screen printing technologies. Additionally, NEMS based memory
devices incorporating nano wires and novel forms of semiconductor memory using
a variety of nano materials, are also expected to be commercialized.
"The electronics industry is leading the commercialization of
nanotechnology. While the semiconductor and hard disk storage industries have
used nano scale features and materials for several years, nanotechnology is
expected to play an increasingly disruptive role across the broader
electronics industry," said Lubab Sheet, senior director of Nanotechnology at
SEMI. "However, few of the companies surveyed that are developing these
nanoelectronics devices were able to articulate specific nano materials and
equipment technical requirements, which creates a problem given the lengthy
development cycles required to develop production quality nano materials and
tools. The report tries to fill this gap by summarizing the nano materials
and tools needed in each industry sector for each type of nanoelectronic
device, to help bring some clarity to the space and highlight the opportunity
areas for SEMI members."
The report includes definitions for nano materials, tools and equipment
for nanoelectronics, highlights requirements by application area, provides
market sizes and forecasts for the global nano materials, tools and equipment
markets by segment and summarizes the opportunities for materials and
equipment suppliers. Some of the key findings include:
-- Industries that are more focused on technology challenges including the
semiconductor industry, are generally more conservative in adopting new
technologies, while those focused more on cost challenges such as
displays and hard disk storage are more willing to try new approaches.
-- Start-up companies face high barriers to entry in the nano materials,
tools and equipment markets due to large R&D budgets, challenging
market timing, stringent technical requirements and demanding customer
service and applications support. Start-ups will establish footholds
by licensing proven technologies or aligning with key suppliers to help
facilitate faster adoption of nano materials, tools and equipment in
the market place.
-- The largest opportunities for nano materials suppliers are actually
outside of the nanoelectronic industry over the next five years.
Industries such as construction materials, automotive and industrial
chemicals and sporting goods require significant volumes of nano
materials with significantly lower technical requirements than
-- Over the next 15 to 20 years, there will be an integration of
nanoelectronics with biology and medicine, which will result in the
development of a wide range of new markets. The first step is
integration across nanoelectronic sectors which has already begun.
Covering industry nanotechnology R&D activities, timelines for device and
application commercialization as well as the technical and market implications
for nano materials, tools and equipment markets, the 53-page report contains
more than 45 tables, detailed facts and figures based on over 135 in-depth
interviews conducted with both domestic and international organizations.
Interviews were conducted with semiconductor, display, hard disk storage,
optoelectronics/sensor and MEMS/NEMS manufacturers; electronics industry
manufacturing consortia; materials suppliers and equipment suppliers.
The report was developed in cooperation with and support from the
Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Additional support was provided by
Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK) -- a division of the Industrial
Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Intercoverage, Lux Research and Wicht
The report is available for purchase from SEMI for US$4,000 for SEMI and
SIA members/single user, and US$5,000 for non-members/single user. A company-
wide site license is available for US$12,500 for SEMI and SIA corporate
members companies and US$15,000 for non-members. For more information, or to
order the report, call SEMI Global Sales and Services at 1-877-746-7788 (U.S.
toll-free) or 1-408-943-6901.
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide
equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors,
displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and
related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels,
Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and
Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.