Report Analyzes Materials and Technologies for Thin and Ultrathin Films

Published on March 26, 2012 at 3:09 AM

By Cameron Chai

Reportlinker.com has announced the addition of a new research report titled ‘Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films -- Focus on Electronics’ to its offering.

BCC Research has been tracking the thin and thick film markets for over a decade, releasing several reports on materials, technologies and devices that are utilized to deposit these films. It witnessed the steady growth and new opportunities of these films over this period. The latest report is an updated review of BCC Research on the most significant developments in thin film technology. The report provides data pertaining to current and future trends of the market, particularly about the raw materials utilized to manufacture thin and nanofilms. It also discusses the trends in the latest US and global patents.

The global thin film technology market that includes materials, devices, and services is currently estimated at over $50 billion. Since the semiconductor industry demands for miniaturization, the technology needed to create lighter, thinner, smaller, and flexible products is ever-increasing. Moreover, new advancements in nanotechnology play a role in the development of advanced materials and production techniques that are capable of manufacturing ultrathin films with thickness less than 30 nm or of a few atoms.

Types of thin film materials include metal salts, metalorganics, oxides, alloys, non-oxides and metals. Several chemical and physical techniques have been used for the deposition of these materials to fabricate a broad array of devices for numerous industrial sectors such as decorative and life science coatings, optical coatings, chemical and mechanical energy, optoelectronics and electronics.

The report provides technical insights, which are helpful for companies seeking for new opportunities for productivity and process enhancements. Companies profiled in the report include Air Liquide, Air Products and Chemicals, Akzo Nobel, Atotech, BASF, Dow Chemical, Linde, Samsung Corning Precision Materials and Hitachi Metals.

Source: http://www.reportlinker.com

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