Electron Microscope Market Research Report-Global Forecast till 2030

Electron Microscope Market Research Report Information Information By Type (Transmission Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope and Others), By Application (Nanotechnology, Material Sciences, Semiconductors, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“ Market Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/MED/5193-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki | June 2023         

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Global Electron Microscope Market Overview


Electron Microscope Market Size was valued at USD 1.7 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 1.9 Billion in 2023 to USD 3.5 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The rising need for research based on nanotechnology and the ensuing increase in financing are major market drivers. Moreover, the market is anticipated to be driven by expanding product applications in the semiconductor, electronics, and pharmaceutical industries throughout the projected period.
Electron Microscope Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Electron Microscope Market Trends



  • Increasing application and rise in demand for root cause failure analysis are driving the market growth


Many applications and a rising need for technologically superior magnification equipment drive the market's expansion. The microscope industry can only function with magnification and visualization equipment. In the upcoming years, technical developments in capabilities, such as faster processing and effective sample preparation procedures, will raise the demand for electron microscopes. The fusion of recent breakthroughs with display modalities to improve high-definition and 3-dimensional visuals will fuel demand from several application segments. The California NanoSystems Institute recently developed a cutting-edge technique for spotting cancer cells by combining a microscope with artificial intelligence (A.I.). This device is claimed to be more efficient than other commercially available solutions.


Whereas rising demand for root-cause failure analysis is one of the key factors driving the growth of the electron microscope market. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) and embedded systems have become more sophisticated to produce as a result of technological developments in the global semiconductor business (PCBs). Chip and board manufacturers and designers are developing high-density solutions to support high-end applications. Businesses can boost production and efficiency by identifying the primary causes of a product's failure and implementing solutions. Root-cause failure analysis is also used in the 3D construction of biological structures like proteins and viruses and in the industrial and automotive industries. The demand for these applications is expected to persist, increasing the demand for scanning probe microscopes. The demand for microscopes that enable end users to observe a magnified version of the cells and other components under study has increased due to the necessity to perform biological and biotechnological research. Also, manufacturers have chosen transmission electron microscopes due to the growing demand for microscopes with advanced technology (TEM).


Electron Microscope Market Segment Insights


Electron Microscope Type Insights


The global electron microscope segmentation, based on type, includes transmission electron microscope, scanning electron microscope and others. The scanning electron microscope segment held the majority share in 2022. The market for scanning electron microscopes is growing mostly due to the development of nanotechnology. The demand for smaller, more affordable, and more efficient equipment and consumers' increased desire for product downsizing has spurred the development of nanotechnology across various industries. A variety of businesses can create three-dimensional images thanks to the usage of electron microscopes. Based on exact photographs, manufacturers may select the best materials for manufacturing, assuring the stability and durability of the final product. During the anticipated period, these variables are anticipated to fuel market expansion. SEMs operate more quickly because scanning electron microscope technology has advanced to the point where data can be generated digitally. Moreover, it lessens the number of steps needed for sample preparation. Due to these factors, the market is expected to develop overall during the forecast period.


Figure 2: Electron Microscope Market by Type, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)
Electron Microscope Market by Type, 2022 & 2030
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Electron Microscope Application Insights


Based on application, the global electron microscope segmentation includes nanotechnology, material sciences, and semiconductors. The material sciences segment had the largest share of the electron microscope market in 2022 and is expected to increase the market growth. The scanning electron microscope is one of the most used characterization tools for studying materials. Materials science uses scanning electron microscopes for failure analysis, research, and quality control. SEM utilization is crucial in modern materials science for investigations into nanofibers and nanotubes, high mesoporous architecture, temperature superconductors, and alloy strength.


The rising incidence of chronic diseases, which is driving up R&D spending, and the demand for digital microscopes in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries are a few factors contributing to the market expansion of the nanotechnology sector.


Electron Microscope Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. Asia Pacific electron microscope market accounted for USD 0.6 billion in 2022. The market is expected to exhibit significant CAGR growth during the forecast period. The primary driver of the market expansion in this Region is the rapid increase seen in various application sectors, such as semiconductors, autos, medicines, and nanotechnology, which will lead to the growth of the market value.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. 


Figure 3: ELECTRON MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)
ELECTRON MICROSCOPE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


With a revenue share of more than 34%, North America microscope market was the second-largest regional market in 2022. The expansion was attributed to the presence of academic and research institutions and the substantial volume of clinical trials conducted in the area. The innovation system in North American nations includes research-based activities in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life sciences sectors. This is anticipated to increase demand for SEMs in the area over the projected period. Further, the US electron microscope market held the largest market share, and the Canada electron microscope market was the fastest-growing market in the Region.


Europe's electron microscope market accounts for a significant market share. The rapid growth in several application sectors, including semiconductors, automobiles, drugs, and nanotechnology, is the main factor driving market expansion in this region and will raise market value. Further, the German electron microscope market held the largest market share, and the U.K. electron microscope market was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.


Electron Microscope Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players spend a lot of money on R&D to diversify their product lines, increasing the electron microscopes industry. Participants in the market engage in strategic actions such as the launch of new goods, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, market developments, increased investments, and collaborations with other businesses to increase their worldwide footprint and respond to key industry trends. Competitors in the electron microscopes industry must offer products at reasonable prices if they want to develop and succeed.


Local production to reduce operational costs is one of the primary business strategies used by electron microscope makers to satisfy consumers and grow the electron microscopes industry. The major electron microscope markets players, such as Leica Microsystems, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, Carl Zeiss International, and others, are working on expanding the market demand by investing in research and development activities.


An American company called Thermo Fisher sells scientific equipment, reagents and supplies, and software services. Thermo Fisher, headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, was created in 2006 by the union of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific. Several reagent, consumable, instrument, and service suppliers have been purchased by Thermo Fisher Scientific, including Life Technologies Corporation (2013), Alfa Aesar (2015), Affymetrix (2016), FEI Company (2016), B.D. Advanced Bioprocessing (2018), and PPD (2021). Thermo Fisher, an American seller of scientific equipment, announced in December 2021 that it would buy PPD, Inc. for USD 17.4 billion. Thermo Fisher will be able to offer a full range of top-notch clinical development services following its acquisition of PPD, including managing clinical trial logistics, drug development, and manufacturing. These services will range from scientific discovery to analysis of safety, healthcare outcomes, and efficacy.


The American company Bruker Corporation produces scientific equipment for industrial and applied analysis and molecular and materials research. The publicly listed parent company of the Bruker Scientific Instruments (Bruker AXS, Bruker BioSpin, Bruker Daltonics, and Bruker Optics) and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies (BEST) divisions, it has its headquarters in Billerica, Massachusetts. A leading American producer of scientific equipment, Bruker, disclosed significant developments in highly multiplexed spatial proteomics and multi-omic tissue imaging in June 2022. A strategic alliance between Bruker and AmberGen made significant improvements for MALDI HiPLEX-IHC imaging with mass spectrometry.


Key Companies in the electron microscope market include



  • Leica Microsystems

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Agilent Technologies

  • Carl Zeiss International

  • Keyence Corporation

  • Nanoscience Instruments Inc.

  • Angstrom Advanced Inc., among others


Electron Microscope Industry Developments


September 2020 Canopy Biosciences, LLC was purchased by Bruker Corporation. This acquisition improved the former company's product line for fluorescence-based imaging techniques.


May 2022 The "Advanced-Technology Innovation Center Naka (ACN)" of Hitachi High-Tech Corporation, which will act as a demonstration and collaboration hub, has been established in Hitachinaka. It will enhance customer collaboration to accelerate the development of integrated solutions in the fields connected to electron microscopy and probe microscopy.


Electron Microscope Market Segmentation


Electron Microscope Type Outlook



  • Transmission Electron Microscope

  • Scanning Electron Microscope

  • Others


Electron Microscope Application Outlook



  • Nanotechnology

  • Material Sciences

  • Semiconductors

  • Others


Electron Microscope Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe



    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific



    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America







Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 1.7 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 1.9 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 3.5 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 10.9% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019 - 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type and Application
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Leica Microsystems, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, Carl Zeiss International, Keyence Corporation, Nanoscience Instruments Inc. and Angstrom Advanced Inc.
Key Market Opportunities Growing demand for various applications
Key Market Dynamics Increasing development in scanning technology for electron microscope Advancements in healthcare solutions


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Electron Microscope Market size was valued at USD 1.7 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% during the forecast period 2022-2030.

Asia Pacific had the largest share of the global market

The key players in the market are Leica Microsystems, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, and Carl Zeiss International, among others.

The scanning electron microscope segment dominated the market in 2022.

The material sciences segment had the largest share of the global market.

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