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Global Microscopes Market Expected to Grow to More Than $9 Billion by 2017

According to a market research report titled 'The World Microscopes Market: Optical, Electron and Scanning Probe' available from Research and Markets, the global microscopes market, including scanning probe, electron, confocal and optical microscopes, will generate revenues of more than $9 billion in 2017.

Revenues of the global microscopes market reached an estimated value of $5.6 billion in 2010. Augmented corporate and government funding in nanotechnology, materials research and life sciences is the major factor behind the constant growth of the market.

At present, optical microscopes represents a major share in the microscopy market. However, it will lose its stake to scanning probe and electron microscopes in the near future. Semiconductor industry is the largest end-user industry for advanced microscopes. life sciences, nanotechnology and nanomaterials research are the other markets.

Due to the worldwide recession, the overall microscopes industry was badly affected, particularly the semiconductors end-user market. However, the healthcare and Life Sciences segments experienced growth. Scanning probe and electron are the rapidly growing microscopy markets.

The United States of America and Asia-Pacific are the major regional markets for scanning probe and electron microscopes. Among them, Asia-Pacific is the rapidly developing market, with China and Japan witnessing strong sales, while India is the up-and-coming market.

Companies mentioned in the report are:

  • Agilent Technologies
  • AIST, Inc.
  • Anfatec Instruments AG
  • A.P.E. Research
  • Aspex Corporation
  • Asylum Research
  • Bruker Corporation
  • Camscan Electron Optics, Ltd.
  • Carl Zeiss SMT
  • Evex Analytical
  • FEI Company
  • Hitachi High-Technologies
  • JEOL Ltd.
  • JPK Instruments AG
  • Leica Microsystems
  • Nanonic Imaging, Ltd.
  • Nanosurf AG
  • Nikon Instruments
  • Novascan Technologies, Inc
  • NovelX, Inc.
  • NT-MDT Co.
  • Olympus Corporation
  • Omicron Nanotechnology GmbH
  • Park Systems
  • RHK Technology
  • Shimadzu Corporation
  • SII Nanotechnology, Inc.
  • Tescan S.A.
  • Triple O Microscopy


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