Considerable Global Sputtering Targets & Evaporation Materials Market growth is expected to increase in the coming years, due to constant demand from dedicated end user sectors, especially electronics, energy, industrial, optical and others. The Sputtering Targets & Evaporation Materials Market revenue analysis for the year 2017 has been estimated to be $3036 million and for the period of 2018 until 2023 the global sputtering targets and evaporation materials market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.2% to reach $3.4 billion.
APAC region is the major Sputtering Targets & Evaporation Materials Market shareholder with more than 45% share in the global market. This is due to the presence of numerous targets and materials providers and end user sectors. In the Global Sputtering Targets & Evaporation Materials Market share, North America held the second major share followed by Europe and RoW. The Sputtering Targets and Evaporation Materials market survey states, in the coming years the marketplace will grow quickly, owing to their significant applications in diverse end user industries which include chemical manufacturing, optics, aerospace and defense and many more. Overall, the sputtering targets & evaporation materials market will find steady demand from dedicated end used industries for the forecast period of 2018-2023.
What are Sputtering Targets & Evaporation Materials?
Sputtering targets and evaporation materials (ST&EM) are target materials which are used to deposit thin films or layer of a solid target material on desired substrate by employing various methods. The thin film deposition can be achieved through two methods: physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes or Chemical vapor Deposition (CVD) is used for various commercial and scientific purposes. Sputtering targets are available in the form of customized alloys and as ceramic sputtering targets with individual chemistry or as precious metals and non-precious metals sputtering targets. The manufacturing process of precious metal reclamation materials is used to fabricate the sputtering target can be critical to achieve the desired characteristics in a sputtered thin films.
What are the major applications for Sputtering Targets & Evaporation Materials?
Sputtering targets and evaporation material coatings are applied across a wide range of materials in semiconductor components, displays, sensors, data storage devices, photovoltaic cells, batteries, industrial tools, optics, automobile mirrors, decorative and many more for enhancing the properties of metal targets as well as semiconducting or insulating targets. Pulsed-DC and RF magnetron sputtering allows bombarding of materials with poor electrical conductivity (mainly ceramics) for insulating properties. On the other hand semiconductor materials with better electrical conductivity are sputtered with the help of pulsed-DC power supplies for modifying conductive properties of materials.