Thin Film Market Research
A thin film is a layer of material ranging from fractions of a nanometre (monolayer) to several micrometres in thickness. Electronic semiconductor devices and optical coatings are the main applications benefiting from thin film construction. Presently, thin-film technologies are also being developed as a means of substantially reducing the cost of photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Thin films are basically layers of ferromagnetic, semiconductor or ceramic materials not more than 1μm thick which can be used in a number of applications like electronics and optics. Thin films are widely used to make reflective or non-reflective surfaces in optical devices. Further, ceramic thin films are commonly used in making coatings for protecting tools & other metallic equipment from corrosion and oxidation due to their excellent hardness and chemical inertness.
Research highlights that the global thin film photovoltaic market is projected to grow from $3,406 million in 2009 to $19,422 million in 2015, at an estimated CAGR of 32.2% till 2015. Germany remains strong and the largest market for PV thin films.
The Thin Film market research reports incorporate trend analysis, statistics, market size information, industry growth rates, as well as market share of competitors. The comprehensive research also goes on to examine details such as technology & systems and domestic & international markets.
The study is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the thin film industry. It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, comprehensive analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, and profiles of the leading companies.