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Global Microscopes Market by Type (Optical Microscopes, Electron Microscopes, Scanning Probe Microscopes), By Application (Material Sciences, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Semiconductors, Other Applications) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028

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The Global Microscopes Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.4% during the forecast period, to reach $7.8 billion by 2028 from its estimated value of $6.3 billion in 2018. The growth can be attributed to factors such as increasing investments in nanotechnology and material sciences research & development, growing demand for semiconductor inspection equipment in emerging economies like China and India, and increased adoption of optical microscopes by hospitals across the globe for applications such as medical diagnosis.


A Microscope is an instrument that enables one to examine the minute features of objects which are too small for direct examination by the eye. The earliest known magnifying device was the burning glass, it could be used to concentrate sunlight and set textiles on fire from a distance. However, this invention had limitations as it still required physical contact with its object in order to function. The modern research microscope was invented in the 17th century. It consists of three components: a body with an eyepiece that holds and focuses light, and sometimes means for illuminating specimens such as a lamp or LED; a set of lenses to provide magnifying power (typically two oculars), and a mechanical stage designed to hold specimen containers securely.


At first, microscopes were used primarily by scientists, but they are now ubiquitous in an industry where their use is widespread because it enables detailed examination not otherwise possible on large industrial equipment. They have proven invaluable in medical diagnosis too, enabling clinicians to detect conditions like cancer at much earlier stages than would otherwise be possible through conventional methods. As well-designed instruments become more affordable, microscopes are becoming an increasingly important part of the average person’s household.

In recent years there has been huge growth in demand from everyday people who want one at home so they can explore the world around them – plants, insects, and more – with an enhanced level of detail unavailable without such expensive equipment.


On the basis of Type, the market is segmented into Optical Microscopes, Electron Microscopes, and Scanning Probe Microscopes. Among them, the optical microscopy segment dominates the global market with an estimated share of around 85%.


Optical Microscopes:

Optical Microscopes can be defined as a type of microscope that can be used to see objects too small for the human eye. Optical microscopes amplify light through an optical system and magnify it, making them able to show the tiniest detail on any object.

Optical Microscopes are a type of microscope that is most often used in Material Sciences research, Nanotechnology research, or Life Science Research due to their capability of amplifying microscopic details with higher clarity than other types of microscopes


Electron Microscopes:

An electron microscope uses electrons rather than photons, as a light source for illumination. They are capable of achieving much higher magnification than the most powerful optical microscopes and show details less than one nanometer in size. Electron beams can be generated by an electrostatic or electromagnetic field that accelerates electrons to very high speeds on an electrically charged metal plate or semiconductor emitter. The accelerating voltage is usually around 0.75mv (millions of volts) with a wavelength of around 50-200nm which creates enough energy for microparticles such as atoms or molecules to emit X-ray radiation like when they're heated up from friction against other surfaces. This beam then passes through various lenses before it reaches the specimen where its path is bent.


Scanning Probe Microscopes:

Scanning probe microscopes (SPM) are used to study the properties of materials on a nanometre scale. The technique typically involves scanning an electrically conductive needle across the surface of a sample, measuring its response, and then building up a three-dimensional image from these individual points of data.


On the basis of Application, the market is segmented into Material Sciences, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, and Semiconductors. Optical microscopes have been used for many years to study semiconductors. It is a common technique that involves the use of an electron beam and optical microscope. A typical setup would involve putting a sample on a stage, then directing the electron beam at it from one direction while using the microscope to observe changes in features within as they are scanned across by this point-like source of electrons. This type of method has helped scientists develop new materials, but there are some challenges with it due to limitations such as the inability to distinguish defects smaller than 0.25 nanometers and insufficient resolution below about 100 nm (100 billionths of a meter).


On the basis of Region, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The North American market is projected to grow at a higher CAGR from 2021-2028. The growth of this region can be attributed to the increasing demand for microscopes due to the increasing incidence of cases of cancer and the rising need for detection and diagnosis facilities across hospitals, medical centers, research institutes, universities, etc.

The Latin American market growth of this region can be attributed due to the increasing incidence of cases of cancer and the rising need for detection and diagnosis facilities across hospitals, medical centers, research institutes, universities, etc.

In Europe, microscopes are used in a variety of applications such as semiconductors manufacturing process control & quality checking. Basic optical microscope is widely preferred equipment by many manufacturers because it provides a vast range of applications including failure analysis and material sciences characterization like materials composition/structure identification through its various magnification ranges (x30 - x4000). These factors have contributed towards significant growth of the European market over recent years which would continue during the forecast period.

In the Asia Pacific, demand for microscopes is driven by the manufacturing industry as a production tool and also in research & development facilities. The market has been continuously growing due to factors like increased awareness about the health and safety of food products across countries such as China, Thailand, Bangladesh, etc., which are driving manufacturers towards better quality control methods using advanced equipment including electron microscope (EM). However, economies with low purchasing power may restrict growth until they start catching up on the economic level.


Up Market Research published a new report titled “Microscopes Market research report which is segmented by Types (Optical Microscopes, Electron Microscopes, Scanning Probe Microscopes), By Applications (Material Sciences, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Semiconductors, Other Applications), By Players/Companies Asylum Research, Nikon Corporation, JeoL, FEI Company, CAMECA Instruments, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Bruker Corporation, NT-MDT Company, Carl Zeiss, Olympus Corporation”.


Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Microscopes Market Research Report
By Type Optical Microscopes, Electron Microscopes, Scanning Probe Microscopes
By Application Material Sciences, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Semiconductors, Other Applications
By Companies Asylum Research, Nikon Corporation, JeoL, FEI Company, CAMECA Instruments, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Bruker Corporation, NT-MDT Company, Carl Zeiss, Olympus Corporation
Regions Covered North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA
Base Year 2020
Historical Year 2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)
Forecast Year 2028
Number of Pages 218
Number of Tables & Figures 153
Customization Available Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

The report covers comprehensive data on emerging trends, market drivers, growth opportunities, and restraints that can change the market dynamics of the industry. It provides an in-depth analysis of the market segments which include products, applications, and competitor analysis.

Global Microscopes Industry Outlook

Global Microscopes Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type Optical Microscopes, Electron Microscopes, Scanning Probe Microscopes and By Application Material Sciences, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Semiconductors, Other Applications.


Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Asylum Research
  2. Nikon Corporation
  3. JeoL
  4. FEI Company
  5. CAMECA Instruments
  6. Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
  7. Bruker Corporation
  8. NT-MDT Company
  9. Carl Zeiss
  10. Olympus Corporation

Microscopes Market research report delivers a close watch on leading competitors with strategic analysis, micro and macro market trend and scenarios, pricing analysis and a holistic overview of the market situations in the forecast period. It is a professional and a detailed report focusing on primary and secondary drivers, market share, leading segments and geographical analysis. Further, key players, major collaborations, merger & acquisitions along with trending innovation and business policies are reviewed in the report.


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Overview of the regional outlook of the Microscopes Market:

Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.

Microscopes Market Overview

Highlights of The Microscopes Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of Microscopes Market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2028.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

                1. Optical Microscopes

                2. Electron Microscopes

                3. Scanning Probe Microscopes

       7. By Application:

                1. Material Sciences

                2. Nanotechnology

                3. Life Sciences

                4. Semiconductors

                5. Other Applications

  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Microscopes Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2028.


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Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Microscopes Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction 
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy 
      4.1.2 Market Definition 
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth 
   4.2 Microscopes Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Microscopes Market - Supply Chain Analysis 
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers 
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors 
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers 
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Microscopes Market 
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers 
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution 
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants 
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry 
   4.5 Global Microscopes Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Microscopes Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Microscopes Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Microscopes Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.2 Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Optical Microscopes
      5.2.2 Electron Microscopes
      5.2.3 Scanning Probe Microscopes
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Microscopes Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
   6.2 Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 Material Sciences
      6.2.2 Nanotechnology
      6.2.3 Life Sciences
      6.2.4 Semiconductors
      6.2.5 Other Applications
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Microscopes Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact 
   8.1 Introduction 
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis 
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis 
   8.4 Government Policies 
   8.5 Investment Scenario

Chapter 9 North America Microscopes Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Optical Microscopes
      9.6.2 Electron Microscopes
      9.6.3 Scanning Probe Microscopes
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   9.10 North America Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 Material Sciences
      9.10.2 Nanotechnology
      9.10.3 Life Sciences
      9.10.4 Semiconductors
      9.10.5 Other Applications
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 10 Europe Microscopes Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Optical Microscopes
      10.6.2 Electron Microscopes
      10.6.3 Scanning Probe Microscopes
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   10.10 Europe Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 Material Sciences
      10.10.2 Nanotechnology
      10.10.3 Life Sciences
      10.10.4 Semiconductors
      10.10.5 Other Applications
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Microscopes Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Optical Microscopes
      11.6.2 Electron Microscopes
      11.6.3 Scanning Probe Microscopes
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   11.10 Asia Pacific Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 Material Sciences
      11.10.2 Nanotechnology
      11.10.3 Life Sciences
      11.10.4 Semiconductors
      11.10.5 Other Applications
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 12 Latin America Microscopes Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Optical Microscopes
      12.6.2 Electron Microscopes
      12.6.3 Scanning Probe Microscopes
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   12.10 Latin America Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 Material Sciences
      12.10.2 Nanotechnology
      12.10.3 Life Sciences
      12.10.4 Semiconductors
      12.10.5 Other Applications
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Microscopes Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Optical Microscopes
      13.6.2 Electron Microscopes
      13.6.3 Scanning Probe Microscopes
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Microscopes Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 Material Sciences
      13.10.2 Nanotechnology
      13.10.3 Life Sciences
      13.10.4 Semiconductors
      13.10.5 Other Applications
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 14 Competition Landscape 
   14.1 Microscopes Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Microscopes Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 Asylum Research
      14.3.2 Nikon Corporation
      14.3.3 JeoL
      14.3.4 FEI Company
      14.3.5 CAMECA Instruments
      14.3.6 Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
      14.3.7 Bruker Corporation
      14.3.8 NT-MDT Company
      14.3.9 Carl Zeiss
      14.3.10 Olympus Corporation
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Microscopes market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • Optical Microscopes
  • Electron Microscopes
  • Scanning Probe Microscopes
By Applications
  • Material Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Life Sciences
  • Semiconductors
  • Other Applications
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • Asylum Research
  • Nikon Corporation
  • JeoL
  • FEI Company
  • CAMECA Instruments
  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
  • Bruker Corporation
  • NT-MDT Company
  • Carl Zeiss
  • Olympus Corporation

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