Semiconductor and Electronics Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Market

The atomic force microscopy market projected to grow at a CAGR 5.01% rate during the forecast period. The key drivers of atomic force microscopy is committed support from several governments to promote nanotechnology and nanoscience research and development. Also, high demand for 3D ICs from semiconductor and electronics industry is is expected to lay new growth opportunity for atomic force microscopy market during the forecast period.

AFM is the largest contributor in atomic force microscopy market during the forecast period. The market growth of AFM is attributed to its versatility and dominance for studying samples beyond nanoscales. It is versatile because it can obtain three-dimensional topography, and it also meets the requirements of scientists and engineers by offering measurements for several types of surfaces. It can generate images at atomic resolution with angstrom scale resolution height information, with least sample preparation.

Industrial grade is expected to grow at a significant rate between during the forecast period. There is a great importance of high-quality images to detect defects in miniaturized products. Hence, industrial grade AFM are more in demand owing to their high precision in detecting and visualizing even the smallest surface structures and defects in nanomaterials.

Materials science application expected to hold largest share during the forecast period. For materials science research, AFM acts as a powerful tool as it deals with the discovery and design of new materials including polymers, metals, alloys, ceramics, and biomaterials. The atomic force microscopy technique can examine any kind of samples, such as polymers, adsorbed molecules, films or fibers, and powders in air or liquid.

APAC atomic force microscopy market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the atomic force microscopy market can be attributed to the growing R&D funding for the development of microscopes, increasing nanotechnology research, and growing expertise and academic excellence, along with the availability of nanomaterials at lower costs.

Key Market Players Include Bruker (US), Park Systems (South Korea), Hitachi (Japan), Horiba (Japan), Oxforfd Instrumenst (UK), Nanosurf (Switzerland), WITec (Germany), NT-MDT (Russia), NanoMagnetics Instruments (UK), Nanonics Imaging (Israel)

Key Questions Addressed by the Report                  

·       Which are the major applications of atomic force microscopy? How big is the opportunity for their growth in the developing economies in the next five years?

·       Which are the major companies in atomic force microscopy? What are their major strategies to strengthen their market presence?

·       Which are the leading countries in atomic force microscopy? What would be the share of the North America and APAC in this market the next five years?

·       Where will all these developments in atomic force microscopy market take the industry in the mid to long term?

·       What are the upcoming applications for atomic force microscopy?

1.     Introduction

1.1.  Market Definition

1.2.  Study Scope

1.3.  Study Period

1.4.  Market Stakeholders

2.     Research Methodology

2.1.  Secondary Research

2.2.  Primary Research

2.3.  Research Design

2.4.  Data Validation

2.5.  Limitations and Assumptions

3.     Market Dynamics

3.1.  Drivers

3.1.1.Committed Support From Several Governments to Promote Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Research and Development

3.1.2.High Demand for 3D Ics From Semiconductor and Electronics Industry

3.2.  Challenges

3.2.1.Damage to Samples Due to Contact-Mode AFM

3.2.2.High Cost of Equipment

3.2.3.Lack of Skilled Professionals for Handling Atomic Force Microscopy Tools

3.3.  Opportunities

3.3.1.Growing Investments in OLED Production and Expansion

3.3.2.Increasing Need for High-Speed Diagnostics

4.     Executive Summary

5.     Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Market, By Offering

5.1.  Atomic force micropscope

5.1.1.Contact mode

5.1.2.Non-contact mode

5.1.3.Tapping mode

5.2.  Probes

5.3.  software

6.     Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Market, By Grade

6.1.  Industrial grade AFM

6.2.  Research-grade AFM

7.     Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Market, By Application 

7.1.  Materials science



7.2.  Life sciences

7.2.1.Cell biology



7.3.  Semiconductors and electronics

7.3.1.Data storage integrated circuits and fin field-effect transistors


7.3.4.Carbon nanotubes

7.4.  Academics

7.5.  Others (solar cells, geoscience, forensic science, food technology)

8.     Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Market, By Region

8.1.  North America




8.2.  Europe









8.2.9.Rest of Europe

8.3.  Asia Pacific




8.3.4.South Korea






8.3.10.  Rest of APAC

8.4.  Rest of the World

8.4.1.Middle East

8.4.2.South America


9.     Company Profiles

9.1.  Leading Companies in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Market

9.1.1.Bruker Corporation

9.1.2.Park Systems



9.1.5.Oxford Instruments



9.1.8.NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments

9.1.9.Nanomagnetics Instruments

9.1.10.  Nanonics Imaging

9.2.  Other Companies in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Market

*Company introduction, financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis

10. Conclusion and Recommendations

11. Appendix

11.1.                 About

11.2.                 Related Reports

11.3.                 Glossary


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