Global Focused Ion Beam Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Ion Source (Ga+ Liquid Metal, Gas Field, and Plasma), By Application (Failure Analysis, Nanofabrication, Device Modification, Circuit Edit, and Counterfeit Detection), By Vertical (Electronics & Semiconductor, Industrial Science, Bioscience, and Material Science), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Semiconductors & Electronics


Global Focused Ion Beam Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Focused Ion Beam Market Size was valued at USD 0.94 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2023 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Focused Ion Beam Market Size is expected to reach USD 1.88 Billion by 2032
  • Asia-Pacific expected to have the highest growth during the forecast period

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The Global Focused Ion Beam Market Size is expected to reach USD 1.88 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period 2022 to 2032.


Market Overview

A focused ion beam (FIB) is a powerful nanofabrication and imaging technique used in various scientific and engineering applications. It employs a finely focused beam of ions, typically gallium ions, to selectively remove material from a sample or deposit material onto a surface with exceptional precision. The primary advantage of FIB is its ability to perform highly localized operations on a nanometer scale, making it indispensable in fields such as microelectronics, materials science, and biological research. FIB systems consist of an ion source, ion column, scanning system, and detectors. Besides material removal and deposition, FIB is extensively utilized for imaging and cross-sectioning samples for analysis. It has revolutionized the development and analysis of microdevices, allowing researchers to explore intricate structures and manipulate materials at the nanoscale level.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for focused ion beam market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the focused ion beam market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the focused ion beam market.


Global Focused Ion Beam Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 0.94 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period CAGR 2022-2032 :7.2%
2032 Value Projection:USD 1.88 Billion
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:130
Segments covered:By Ion Source, By Application, By Vertical, By Region, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies covered:: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., ZEISS International, Hitachi, Ltd., JEOL Ltd., Tescan Orsay Holding, A.S., Eurofins Scientific, A&D Company, Limited, Veeco Instruments Inc., Raith GmbH, FOCUS GmbH.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The focused ion beam (FIB) market is driven by several factors that contribute to its growth and widespread adoption. The increasing demand for miniaturization and precise fabrication in various industries, such as semiconductor, electronics, and materials science, fuels the demand for FIB systems. The ability of FIB to perform nanoscale operations with high accuracy and resolution is a key driver. Advancements in FIB technology, such as improved ion sources, scanning systems, and detectors, enhance the capabilities and efficiency of the systems, attracting more users. Additionally, the expanding applications of FIB in fields like materials characterization, failure analysis, and biological research provide new opportunities for market growth. Furthermore, the growing investments in research and development activities by key market players and government initiatives to support nanotechnology advancements further propel the FIB market forward.


Restraining Factors

While the focused ion beam (FIB) market has seen significant growth, it also faces certain restraints. One of the primary limitations is the high cost associated with FIB systems, making them inaccessible for small-scale or budget-limited applications. The complexity of FIB technology also presents a challenge, requiring skilled operators and extensive training to achieve optimal results. Moreover, the slow processing speed of FIB systems compared to other fabrication techniques can be a drawback for time-sensitive applications. Additionally, the potential damage caused by ion beam irradiation to sensitive samples and the limited lifespan of ion sources are additional factors that can impede the widespread adoption of FIB technology.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2022, the Ga+ liquid metal segment accounted for around 47.5% market share

On the basis of the ion source, the global focused ion beam market is segmented into Ga+ liquid metal, gas field, and plasma. The Ga+ liquid metal segment typically holds a larger market share in the global focused ion beam (FIB) market due to several reasons. Ga+ liquid metal ion sources offer several advantages over the gas field and plasma sources because the Ga+ liquid metal sources provide a longer operational lifetime, minimizing the need for frequent replacements and reducing downtime. They exhibit higher brightness, resulting in enhanced imaging resolution and improved material manipulation precision. Ga+ liquid metal sources also offer better control over the ion beam, allowing for more accurate and targeted material removal or deposition. These factors make Ga+ liquid metal ion sources highly desirable for various applications, including semiconductor fabrication, materials science, and biological research. The widespread adoption of Ga+ liquid metal sources in industries such as microelectronics, where high-resolution imaging and precise fabrication are crucial, contributes to its larger market share in the FIB market.


  • In 2022, the electronics & semiconductor dominated the market with more than 34.8% revenue share

Based on the type of vertical, the global focused ion beam market is segmented into electronics & semiconductor, industrial science, bioscience, and material science. The electronics and semiconductor segment has emerged as the dominant force in the focused ion beam (FIB) market for several reasons such as increasing demand for smaller, faster, and more powerful electronic devices necessitates advanced manufacturing and analysis techniques. FIB technology offers exceptional capabilities for precise material manipulation, imaging, and failure analysis, making it indispensable in the electronics and semiconductor industry. The FIB systems are extensively used in the fabrication of integrated circuits (ICs), microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and other electronic components. They enable precise circuit edits, cross-sectioning, and defect analysis, crucial for ensuring high-quality and reliable electronic devices. Moreover, with the rapid evolution of semiconductor technology, FIB plays a vital role in the research and development of new materials, processes, and device structures. The dominant presence of the electronics and semiconductor industry, coupled with its continuous innovation and demand for advanced manufacturing solutions, positions it as the leading segment in the FIB market.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Focused Ion Beam Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America dominated the market with more than 41.7% revenue share in 2022.

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Based on region, the North America segment has emerged as the leading market for Focused Ion Beam (FIB) systems, holding the largest market share. This can be attributed to several factors because North America is home to a significant number of key players in the semiconductor, electronics, and materials science industries, which are major users of FIB technology. The region has a strong focus on technological advancements and innovation, driving the demand for FIB systems. Additionally, the presence of well-established research institutions, universities, and government initiatives promoting nanotechnology research and development contribute to the market's growth. Furthermore, North America has a robust infrastructure and favorable regulatory environment that supports the adoption and commercialization of FIB systems. The region's high spending capacity, coupled with a strong emphasis on precision manufacturing, further propels the demand for FIB systems in North America, solidifying its position as the largest market for FIB technology.


Recent Developments

In August 2022, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has introduced the Thermo Scientific Arctis Cryo-Plasma Focused Ion Beam (Cryo-PFIB), an innovative microscope that is connected and automated, aiming to accelerate the progress of cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) research.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global focused ion beam market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Companies:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • ZEISS International
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • JEOL Ltd.
  • Tescan Orsay Holding, A.S.
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • A&D Company, Limited
  • Veeco Instruments Inc.
  • Raith GmbH
  • FOCUS GmbH


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-Users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting and Research Firm
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the global focused ion beam market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Focused Ion Beam Market, By Ion Source

  • Ga+ Liquid Metal
  • Gas Field
  • Plasma


Focused Ion Beam Market, By Application

  • Failure Analysis
  • Nanofabrication
  • Device Modification
  • Circuit Edit
  • Counterfeit Detection


Focused Ion Beam Market, By Vertical

  • Electronics & Semiconductor
  • Industrial Science
  • Bioscience
  • Material Science


Focused Ion Beam Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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