Electron Microscope Market Research Report-Global Forecast till 2027

Electron Microscope Market Size, Growth and Trends Analysis by Type (Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and Others), Application (Nanotechnology, Material Sciences, Semiconductors, and Others), and Region (North America, Europe, APAC, RoW)- Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/MED/5193-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Electron Microscope Market Overview

In 2017, the electron microscope market value is registered as USD 3.4 billion and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR of 7.9% with an electron microscope market size of USD 5.36 Billion during the forecast period (2017-2023).

The electron microscope is a technological device that is used to observe small particles which cannot be seen by the naked eyes. This device provides higher magnification by using an accelerated beam of electrons for creating the specimen image. As the light microscope, the higher resolving power of electron microscope allows watching the very tiny particles in finer detail.

These microscopes are used to investigate various things such as biological and inorganic specimens that include cells, microorganisms, biopsy samples, large molecules, metals, and crystals. The electron microscope is used in various industries for quality control and failure analysis. These microscopes have few benefits over other characterization techniques like descriptive, producing images of objects directly related to their structure, crystal, morphology, and elemental composition, electronics, and directly uncovering spatial heterogeneities.

COVID-19 Analysis of Electron Microscope Market:

The COVID-19 outbreak started in December 2019, in Wuhan (China). This virus has spread all over the world. Among all, China, Iran, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the US are the countries affected worst in terms of corona positive cases and reported deaths. To curb the spread of the virus, various governments have imposed stringent regulations like lockdowns, transportation bans, and industries shut down. Due to these restrictions, the manufacturing industries of electron microscope is also faced a lot of issues like supply chain disruptions, lack of raw materials, and shortage of manpower that leads to halt the production.

In some areas, the electron microscope market is positively impacted and in few areas, the market is negatively impacted. As microscopy devices are used in pharmaceuticals, life sciences, electronics, semiconductors, etc. these industries are negatively impacted by the pandemic and shutdown which leads to a decline in the electron microscope market. Apart, the rising use of IoT for digitalization, strong demand in consumer smart home categories, increasing focus on storage & computation, and the need for strong network and communications are the factors increasing the market growth. Hence we can say that this market is slightly impacted positive side.

Market Dynamics:


The rising adoption of nanotechnologies across several sectors is one of the major driving factors of the market. Globally, increasing research & development activities and rising investments in the nanotechnology and life sciences areas are accelerating the growth of the electron microscope accessories market. In life science applications, electron microscope devices are used to identify and diagnosis the microorganisms and viruses that cause disease in humans, animals, or plants are enhancing the electron microscope market growth.

Increasing demand for microscopy devices in the electronics industry in the development of material science, semiconductor chips, and others. These microscopes are preferred for their excellent characteristics like availability of higher magnification and resolution, diverse areas of application and produces high-quality images are the factors escalating the growth of the transmission electron microscope camera market. The advanced technologies reduce the product and testing cost. The latest trend in electron microscopy is digital microscopy. This digital imaging offers the benefits like enhanced image resolution with greater precision, a good view of samples, and leading to fewer distorted images. The whole slide scanning systems are accelerating the demand for digital microscopy.


Advanced microscopy devices are associated with high costs which are limiting the growth of the market. The availability of open-source software is hindering market growth.


Introducing advanced technologies in microscopy include microscopy, 3-dimensional images, digitization, excellent resolution, live-cell imaging, & high throughput methods and improvements in the existing devices are creating an opportunity to boost the growth of the transmission electron microscope detector market.


The standard compound microscopes can be easily operated by physicists and laboratory technicians. But the developed advanced microscopes required skilled or trained persons to operate. The dearth of skilled professionals is a challenge to the market growth.

Study Objectives

To provide depth information about the electron microscope market structure along with various forecast segments and sub-segments for the next 7 years.

To provide the factors that are impacting the growth of the electron microscope market value.

To examine the electron microscope market industry analysis based on porter’s five force analysis, etc.

To provide forecast revenue segments and sub-segments of the electron microscope market revenue for the four main geographies.

To offer the country-level analysis of the current market size and future prospective. 

To provide country-level analysis of the electron microscope market industry growth by region, form, and application.

To provide a deep profile of the major enterprises in the market, analyze their core competencies, statistics, and draw a global market growth landscape.

To study new product developments, strategic alliances, acquisitions, and global market research.

Segment Overview:

The global electron microscope market has been divided into three segments based on type, application, and region.

Based on Type

The electron microscope types are classified into a few types as Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM),  Reflection Electron Microscope (REM), and others. Among them, the Transmission electron microscope is holding the largest market share for rising its applicability in chemistry to study the structure of compounds.

And the scanning electron microscope segment is witnessed to be the fastest-growing segment for rising applications in chemistry and material sciences. These microscopes provide 3D views which are used to observe the shape and size of the specimen.

Based on Application

The electron microscope applications are categorized into various types as nanotechnology, material sciences, life sciences, semiconductors, and others. Out of these segments, the nanotechnology segment is dominating the highest share for its vast applications in various applications like medicine, food, solar cell, fuel cell, chemical sensors, space programs, fabric development, and air and water purification. Whereas the life sciences segment is witnessed to be the fastest-growing segment for increasing usage in clinical trials, pathology, toxicology, disease diagnosis, and various other sub-disciplines.

Based on Region

Region-wise, the global electron microscope market is divided into four main geographies like Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. Among them, North America is dominating the highest market share due to the high adoption of advanced technology and higher health coverage.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the electron microscope market based on the regions is analyzed into Europe, Asia-Pacific, America, and the Middle East & Africa. Out of these regions, North America is holding the maximum electron microscope market share for the high adoption of advanced technologies and higher health coverage.

Asia-Pacific region is predicted to grow at the fastest CAGR during the review period and is expected to witness the fastest-growing due to the rapidly increasing medical tourism industry, and rapidly developing healthcare infrastructure. Moreover, the developing R &D industry is projected to propel the demand for the electron microscope in this region.

Competitive Landscape

The prominent key players in the electron microscope market outlook are the following:

  • Leica Microsystems

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Agilent Technologies

  • Carl Zeiss International

  • Keyence Corporation

  • Nanoscience Instruments Inc.,

  • Angstrom Advanced Inc.,

  • Merck KGaA

  • Phenom-World

  • Bruker Corporation

  • Nikon Metrology Inc.,

  • Hirox Ltd.,

  • JEOL Ltd

  • Olympus Corporation

  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation

Recent Developments

In August 2019, by using advanced atomic-scale imaging and analysis in a single tool, an innovation in the electron microscope is manufactured named Thermo Scientific Spectra scanning/transmission electron microscope.

In January 2020, the two popular key players JEOL Ltd and DI Corporation are partnered and took an agreement on which JEOL would acquire all the DI-owned shares of JEOL Korea Ltd and make it a wholly-owned subsidiary of JEOL. 

Report Overview:

This global electron microscope market research includes the Market Overview, COVID-19 analysis, Market Dynamics, Study Objectives, Segment Overview, Regional Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Recent developments, Segmentation Table, and FAQs. The market scenario includes the electron microscope market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities. The electron microscope market forecast segments into three forms as type, application, and region.

Segmentation Table

The electron microscope market trends have been segmented into three forms globally based on the type, application, and region.

By Type

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM),  Reflection Electron Microscope (REM), and others are a few types of the market.

By Application

Nanotechnology, material sciences, life sciences, semiconductors, and others are a few applications.

By Region

Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Middle East & Africa are the four main geographies included in the global market.

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 5.36 Billion
  CAGR   7.9% (2017-2023)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Type, Application, Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Agilent Technologies, Angstrom Advanced Inc., Bruker Corporation, Carl Zeiss International, Hirox Ltd., Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, JEOL Ltd., KEYENCE CORPORATION, Leica Microsystems, Merck KGaA, Nanoscience Instruments Inc., Nikon Metrology Inc., Olympus Corporation, Phenom-World, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing research & development activities and rising investments in the nanotechnology and life sciences
  Key Market Drivers

  • Rising adoption of nanotechnologies across several sectors
  • Increasing demand in the development of material science, semiconductor chips, and others

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Electron microscope Market reaching the value of USD 1367.5 million with by 2023.

    Electron microscope Market Reflect Enormous Growth at a CAGR 7.9%by 2023.

    The growing adoption of nanotechnologies in various sectors.

    Leica Microsystems, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, Carl Zeiss International, Keyence Corporation, Nanoscience Instruments Inc., Angstrom Advanced Inc., Merck KGaA, Phenom-World, Bruker Corporation, Nikon Metrology Inc., Hirox Ltd., JEOL Ltd, Olympus Corporation, and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation.

    Material sciences, life sciences, nanotechnology, semiconductors, and others.