Nanotools enable imaging, quantification, fabrication, and modeling of a substance/material
at the nano level. Several institutions and enterprises including government,
private investors, corporate, and academic organizations are funding research-based
operations, to develop applications incorporating nano-scale technologies. Nanotools
market in the United States is witnessing growth in intellectual property litigations
owing to patent infringements. Advances in instrumentation technologies are
increasingly impacting the future of nanotechnology. Instruments encompass "nanotools"
that aid in observing, measuring, and engineering nanostructures.
Nanotools are used in the visualization of biomedical samples, which intensify
the drug discovery process at nano level. Increasing corporate R&D activities
and the growing number of new applications in the biomedical sector are expected
to bolster the market for nanotools. In the research industry, nanotools are
used to fulfill specific necessities such as enhancing functionality of products
along with quality assurance.
Sales of nanotools in Research Industry, the largest end-use sector are estimated
at about US $526 million in 2008, while biomedical industry is poised to post
the fastest annual growth rate in terms of sales over the years 2000 through
2010. Sales of Nanotools in the Electronics Industry are projected to exceed
US$447 million by the end of the year 2012.
Nanotools are also used in the visualization of biomedical samples, which intensify
drug discovery process at the nano level. Several corporate entities are initiating
R&D activities in an effort to gain market share. Lithography tools are
anticipated to propel growth for the nanotools/instruments market. Further,
innovative tools and increasing application areas in semiconductor industry
is expected to stimulate growth throughout the market.
Key players covered in the report include Accelrys, Inc., Agilent Technologies
Inc., Asylum Research, RHK Technology, Inc., Ultratech, Inc., Veeco Instruments,
Inc., FEI Company, Molecular Imprints Inc., and Nanonex Corporation
The report, titled "Nanotools: A US Strategic Business Report", published
by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a review of nanotechnology, product
overview, end-use analysis, technological developments, product introductions/innovations,
and recent industry activity. The study also analyzes market data and analytics
in value sales over the years 2000 through 2010. Long-term projections are presented
over the years 2011 through 2015. End-use sectors independently analyzed include
Research Industry, Biomedical Industry, Electronics Industry, and Others.
For more details about this research report, please visit http://www.strategyr.com/Nanotools_Market_Report.asp.