GVR Report cover Electron Microscope Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Electron Microscope Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Scanning, Transmission), By Application (Material Sciences, Nanotechnology, Lifesciences, Semiconductors), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-469-7
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2014 - 2016
  • Industry: Healthcare

Industry Insights

The global electron microscope market size was valued at USD 3.2 billion in 2017. It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 7.4% over the forecast period. Diverse applications and high demand for technologically advanced magnification devices are driving the market growth. Magnification and visualization devices are an integral part of the microscopy industry. They are being used in sectors such as polymer industry, agriculture, nanotechnology, and atomic studies.

China electron microscope market

Technological advancements and development of capabilities such as faster processing and effective sample preparation techniques are expected to boost demand for electron microscopes in the forthcoming years.

Furthermore, integration of these advancements with display modalities to enhance high definition and 3-dimensional images is expected to fuel the demand from various application segments during the forecast period.

Recently, California NanoSystems Institute developed an advanced device by integrating microscope and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify cancer cells. This is claimed to be the most efficient device as compared to the other commercially available techniques.

Type Insights

Based on type, the market is segmented into Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). The SEM segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period. SEMs are useful to observe the shape and size of specimen as they provide a 3D view. Growing applications in chemistry and material sciences are expected to boost the SEM segment during the forecast period.

TEM allows imaging at the molecular level, which increases its applicability in chemistry to study the structures of compounds. In biology, TEMs are used for the understanding of bacteria and viruses. The segment is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period.

Application Insights

Electron microscopes are extensively used in the field of semiconductors. It is used in the field of circuit edit and analyzing circuit failure. In life sciences, they find use in clinical trials, pathology, disease diagnosis, toxicology, and various other sub-disciplines. Microscopy can also be used for the characterization of materials, to study their internal structures and various other applications. Microscopes are also used in food, forensics, chemical, healthcare, and various other industries.

Global electron microscope market

The nanotechnology segment led the market in 2017 and is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. Vast applications in varied fields including medicine, food, fuel cell, solar cell, chemical sensors, space programs, fabric development, and air and water purification among others are anticipated to propel growth. Surge in R&D activities across different industries is anticipated to contribute to segment growth in the forthcoming years. 

Regional Insights

Geographically, the electron microscope market is segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. North America held the largest market share in terms of revenue in 2017 owing to high adoption of advanced technology and higher health coverage.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Notable markets in the region include Japan, China, India, and Australia. The region is expected to witness the fastest growth, owing to rapidly booming medical tourism industry and rapidly developing healthcare infrastructure. In addition, the flourishing R&D industry is anticipated to push the demand for electron microscopes in Asia Pacific.

Electron Microscope Market Share Insights

Few of the key market players are Nikon Metrology Inc.; Thermo Fisher Scientific.; ZEISS, International; JEOL Ltd.; Angstrom Advanced Inc.; Hirox Europe Ltd.; and Hitachi High-Technologies Europe GmbH. Regional and service portfolio expansions and mergers and acquisitions are key strategic undertakings adopted by these players. For instance, In June 2018, Thermo Fischer scientific acquired electron microscope software console from Roper technologies.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Latin America

Report coverage  

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Country Scope

U.S. Canada , U.K., Germany, China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global electron microscope market report on the basis of type, application, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Scanning

    • Transmission

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Material Sciences

    • Nanotechnology

    • Lifesciences

    • Semiconductors

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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