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Thick Film Devices, Processes and Applications

Published By :

BCC Research

Published Date : Oct 2017

Category :

In Vitro Diagnostics

No. of Pages : 137 Pages

Report Highlights
The global market for thick film devices increased from $56.8 billion in 2015 to $60.8 billion in 2016. This market is estimated to reach $110.3 billion in 2022 from $66.5 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% for 2017-2022.

Report Includes:
An overview of the global markets for thick film devices
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015 and 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of CAGRs through 2022
Coverage of the various types of thick film devices, focusing on their fabrication technologies and thick film compositions
Information on the existing fields of application for thick film devices and investigation of emerging applications
Analysis of the most significant technological developments along with growth forecasts
Relevant patent analysis
Company profiles of major players in the field
Report Scope
This report provides an updated review of various types of thick film devices and their fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for these products.

BCC Research delineates the current market status for thick film devices, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The thick film device market is analyzed based on the following segments: device category, type, application, and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of thick film devices are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for thick film devices are also identified and grouped according to four main categories (electronics, optoelectronics, energy, and sensors and actuators).

The second section provides a technological review of thick film devices. This section offers a revised and detailed description of thick film device fabrication processes; advantages and disadvantages of each method; typical materials used to produce thick films; technological trends in device fabrication; and new and emerging fabrication methods. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2015, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis for thick film devices. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (device category, type, application, and region), with actual data referring to the years 2015 and 2016, and estimates for 2017.

The analysis of current revenues for thick film devices is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, and industry and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for thick film devices within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period 2017 through 2022.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading suppliers of thick film devices, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an analysis of recently issued U.S. patents, with a summary of patents related to thick film devices, fabrication methods, and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, and device type.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction 1
Study Goals and Objectives 1
Reasons for Doing This Study 1
Intended Audience 2
Scope of Report 3
Methodology and Information Sources 4
Market Breakdown 5
Analyst's Credentials 9
Related BCC Research Reports 10
Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights 13
Chapter 3: Market and Technology Background 16
Coatings and Films 16
Thick, Thin, Nano and Ultrathin Films 16
Milestones in the History of Thick Film Processing and Devices 17
Types and Applications of Thick Film Devices 19
Electronic Devices 20
Optoelectronic Devices 23
Energy Devices 23
Sensors and Actuators 24
Chapter 4: Technology 28
Introduction 28
Thick Film Technologies 28
Thick Film Device Fabrication 31
Substrate Selection 33
Thick Film Deposition and Patterning 35
Drying, Curing and Sintering 38
Finishing and Packaging 38
Thick Film Devices and Technological Trends 38
Electronic Devices 39
Optoelectronic Devices 43
Energy Devices 44
Sensors and Actuators 47
Latest Technological Developments, 2015 to Present48
Granule Spray in Vacuum 49
Glass-free Copper Ink 50
Ultrasound-assisted Hydrothermal Deposition 50
Multistage Thermoelectric Cooler 50
Other Relevant R&D Activities 51
Chapter 5: Global Markets 55
Analysis Outline 55
Global Market Summary 55
Current Market Status 57
Market by Device Category 58
Market by Type 59
Market by Application 64
Market by Region 66
Market Growth Trends 68
Industry Growth 68
Industry Trends 90
Regional Trends 92
Market by Device Category 93
Market by Type 94
Market by Application 99
Market by Region 101
Chapter 6: Global Industry Structure 104
Leading Manufacturers of Thick Film Devices 104
Other Industry Players 112
Company Profiles 115
Chapter 7: Patent Analysis 129
Introduction 129
Summary of Recently Awarded Patents 129
General Trends 142
Trends by Country and Region 143
Trend by Assignee 145
Trends by Patent Category149
Trends by Device Type 150
About BCC Research 152
About BCC Research153
BCC Membership 153
BCC Custom Research 153





















Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction 1
Study Goals and Objectives 1
Reasons for Doing This Study 1
Intended Audience 2
Scope of Report 3
Methodology and Information Sources 4
Market Breakdown 5
Analyst's Credentials 9
Related BCC Research Reports 10
Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights 13
Chapter 3: Market and Technology Background 16
Coatings and Films 16
Thick, Thin, Nano and Ultrathin Films 16
Milestones in the History of Thick Film Processing and Devices 17
Types and Applications of Thick Film Devices 19
Electronic Devices 20
Optoelectronic Devices 23
Energy Devices 23
Sensors and Actuators 24
Chapter 4: Technology 28
Introduction 28
Thick Film Technologies 28
Thick Film Device Fabrication 31
Substrate Selection 33
Thick Film Deposition and Patterning 35
Drying, Curing and Sintering 38
Finishing and Packaging 38
Thick Film Devices and Technological Trends 38
Electronic Devices 39
Optoelectronic Devices 43
Energy Devices 44
Sensors and Actuators 47
Latest Technological Developments, 2015 to Present48
Granule Spray in Vacuum 49
Glass-free Copper Ink 50
Ultrasound-assisted Hydrothermal Deposition 50
Multistage Thermoelectric Cooler 50
Other Relevant R&D Activities 51
Chapter 5: Global Markets 55
Analysis Outline 55
Global Market Summary 55
Current Market Status 57
Market by Device Category 58
Market by Type 59
Market by Application 64
Market by Region 66
Market Growth Trends 68
Industry Growth 68
Industry Trends 90
Regional Trends 92
Market by Device Category 93
Market by Type 94
Market by Application 99
Market by Region 101
Chapter 6: Global Industry Structure 104
Leading Manufacturers of Thick Film Devices 104
Other Industry Players 112
Company Profiles 115
Chapter 7: Patent Analysis 129
Introduction 129
Summary of Recently Awarded Patents 129
General Trends 142
Trends by Country and Region 143
Trend by Assignee 145
Trends by Patent Category149
Trends by Device Type 150
About BCC Research 152
About BCC Research153
BCC Membership 153
BCC Custom Research 153















































 

List of Table

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, Through 2022 ($ Millions)14
Table 1 Technological Milestones for Thick Film Processing and Devices 18
Table 2 Types of Thick Film Devices 19
Table 3 Applications for Electronic Devices, 2017 21
Table 4 Applications for Optoelectronic Devices, 2017 23
Table 5 Applications for Energy Devices, 2017 24
Table 6 Applications for Sensors and Actuators, 2017 25
Table 7 Thick Film Technologies, 2017 30
Table 8 Typical Substrate Materials for Thick Film Devices, 2017 33
Table 9 Typical Deposition Materials for Thick Film Devices, 2017 35
Table 10 Main Technological Trends Related to Electronic Devices 42
Table 11 Main Technological Trends related to Optoelectronic Devices 43
Table 12 Main Technological Trends Related to Energy Devices 46
Table 13 Main Technological Trends Related to Sensors and Actuators 48
Table 14 Other Relevant R&D Activities 51
Table 15 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 57
Table 16 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, Through 2017 ($ Millions) 58
Table 17 Global Market for Thick Film Energy Devices, by Type, Through 2017 ($ Millions) 59
Table 18 Global Market for Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, Through 2017 ($ Millions) 61
Table 19 Global Market for Thick Film Optoelectronic Devices, by Type, Through 2017 ($ Millions) 62
Table 20 Global Market for Thick Film Sensors and Actuators, by Type, Through 2017 ($ Millions) 63
Table 21 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Application, Through 2017 ($ Millions) 65
Table 22 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Region, Through 2017 ($ Millions) 67
Table 23 Global Production of Energy, by Type, Through 2022 (Mtoe) 68
Table 24 Global Production of Photovoltaic Modules, by Type, Through 2022 (GW) 70
Table 25 Global Market for Semiconductors, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Billions) 72
Table 26 Global Market for Broadband and Wireless Communications Systems, by Type, Through 2022
($ Billions) 73
Table 27 Global Market for Household Consumer Products, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions) 74
Table 28 Global Market for Displays, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions) 76
Table 29 Global Market for Automotive Electronic Controls, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions) 78
Table 30 Global Market for Computers, Smartphones and Peripherals, by Type, Through 2022 (Millions
of Units) 79
Table 31 Global Market for Medical Devices and Implants, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions) 81
Table 32 Global Market for Patient Monitoring, Diagnostic and Therapy, by Type, Through 2022 ($
Billions) 82
Table 33 Global Market for Medical Imaging and Instrumentation, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions) .. 84
Table 34 Global Market for Medical Electronics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions) 85
Table 35 Global Market for Industrial Controls, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions) 86
Table 36 Global Market for Sensors, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Billions) 88
Table 37 Global Market for the Aerospace Industry, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Billions)89
Table 38 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 93
Table 39 Global Market for Thick Film Energy Devices, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 95
Table 40 Global Market for Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 96
Table 41 Global Market for Thick Film Optoelectronic Devices, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 97
Table 42 Global Market for Thick Film Sensors and Actuators, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 98
Table 43 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 100
Table 44 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 101
Table 45 Leading Manufacturers of Thick Film Devices, 2017 104
Table 46 Leading Manufacturers by Product Type, 2017 108
Table 47 Leading Manufacturers of Thick Film Devices, by Product Type and Region (Number) 112
Table 48 Other Industry Players 113
Table 49 Thick Film Devices U.S. Patents, 2017 129
Table 50 U.S. Patent Trends for Thick Film Devices, Through 2017 (Number) 143
Table 51 Assignees of U.S. Patent related to Thick Film Devices, 2017 (Number) 146

List of Chart

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, 2015-2022 ($ Millions) 14
Figure 1 Global Market Share for Thick, Thin, and Nanofilms, by Type, 2017 (%)17
Figure 2 Thick Film Devices: Worldwide Patent Applications and Patents Issued, 1970-2016 (Number)
19
Figure 3 Thick Film Types Based on Fabrication Process 29
Figure 4 Basic Construction Steps of a Thick Film Device 32
Figure 5 Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Category, 2015-2022 ($ Millions) 57
Figure 6 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Category, 2017 (%)58
Figure 7 Global Market Share for Thick Film Energy Devices, by Type, 2017 (%)60
Figure 8 Global Market Share for Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, 2017 (%)61
Figure 9 Global Market Share for Thick Film Optoelectronic Devices, by Type, 2017 (%)62
Figure 10 Global Market Share for Thick Film Sensors and Actuators, by Type, 2017 (%)64
Figure 11 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Application, 2017 (%)66
Figure 12 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Region, 2017 (%)67
Figure 13 Global Production Share for Energy, by Type, 2022 (%)69
Figure 14 Global Production Share for Photovoltaic Modules, by Type, 2022 (%)71
Figure 15 Global Market Share for Semiconductors, by Region, 2022 (%)72
Figure 16 Global Market Share for Broadband and Wireless Communications Systems, by Type, 2022
(%)73
Figure 17 Global Market Share for Household Consumer Products, by Type, 2022 (%)75
Figure 18 Global Market Share for Displays, by Type, 2022 (%)76
Figure 19 Global Market Share for Automotive Electronic Controls, by Type, 2022 (%)78
Figure 20 Global Market Share for Computers, Smartphones and Peripherals, by Type, 2022 (%)80
Figure 21 Global Market Share for Medical Devices and Implants, by Type, 2022 (%)81
Figure 22 Global Market Share for Patient Monitoring, Diagnostic and Therapy, by Type, 2022 (%)83
Figure 23 Global Market Share for Medical Imaging and Instrumentation, by Type, 2022 (%)84
Figure 24 Global Market Share for Medical Electronics, by Type, 2022 (%)85
Figure 25 Global Market Share for Industrial Controls, by Type, 2022 (%)87
Figure 26 Global Market Share for Sensors, by Type, 2022 (%)88
Figure 27 Global Market Share for the Aerospace Industry, by Type, 2022 (%)89
Figure 28 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Category, 2022 (%)94
Figure 29 Global Market Share for Thick Film Energy Devices, by Type, 2022 (%)95
Figure 30 Global Market Share for Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, 2022 (%)97
Figure 31 Global Market Share for Thick Film Optoelectronic Devices, by Type, 2022 (%)98
Figure 32 Global Market Share for Thick Film Sensors and Actuators, by Type, 2022 (%)99
Figure 33 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Application, 2022 (%)100
Figure 34 Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Region, 2022 (%)102
Figure 35 Leading Manufacturers of Thick Film Devices, by Product Type and Region (Number) 112
Figure 36 U.S. Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, 2015-2017 (Number) 143
Figure 37 Global Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, by Region, 2017 (No. of Patents/%) 144
Figure 38 Global Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, by Country, 2017 (No. of Patents/%) 145
Figure 39 U.S. Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, by Organization Type, 2017 (No. of
Patents/%) 148
Figure 40 U.S. Patent Trend Shares for Thick Film Devices, by Patent Category, 2017 (No. of Patents/%)
149

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