PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1042405
PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1042405
Nanophotonics market reached US$ XX million in 2021 and is expected to reach US$ XX million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 9.6% during the forecast period 2022-2029.
Nanophotonics is the field of applying lighting and optical materials on a nanoscale and its application in various industrial and commercial processes. Nanophotonics allows for using energy-efficient lighting sources for various industrial hardware applications. Currently, there is no alternative to the space, weight and energy efficiency afforded by nanophotonics. Companies that provide nanophotonics products work with various technology sectors and adhere to several norms and regulations. Consumer Electronics, automotive, telecommunications, IT and electronics are a few examples of nanophotonics industries.
Increasing innovation in telecommunications is a major market driver for the respective market. Nonetheless, the high research and development cost restrains the market's growth.
Increasing innovation in telecommunications
The world has experienced unprecedented innovation in the telecommunications industry in the last decade. The improvements and innovations in telecommunication infrastructure have ensured connectivity to the world's most remote corners. The average global internet traffic was 240 exabytes in 2010. More than a decade later, the average global internet traffic rose exponentially to more than 2810 exabytes in 2020. The large-scale adoption of modern telecommunication technologies has only been made possible due to innovative solutions. Rapid innovation in the telecommunications industry is expected to have large-scale global transformative effects in the coming decade.
The gradual introduction of 5G mobile internet services, up to 20 times faster than 4G, is expected to be a game-changer for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity applications in everyday life. Fiber optic-based internet, where light pulses are used to transmit data through cables, is experiencing widespread adoption due to decreasing costs and increasing availability. Li-Fi, a wireless communication technology that employs light to transmit data and is much more versatile than Wi-Fi, is expected to undergo commercial deployment in this decade. Nanophotonics is used for various optical switching applications in telecommunications equipment. The increasing innovation in the telecommunications sector is expected to be a key driver for the growth of the global nanophotonics market.
High cost of research and development
Nanophotonics is one of the most advanced engineering fields and has seen rising adoption among industries across a range of sectors in recent years due to its numerous benefits. Although the concept of nanophotonics dates back to the mid-1990s, the practical application is a relatively new technology and has been slowly adopted for widespread industry use. However, the nanophotonics market is value-driven, where new innovative products must be designed and commercialized to generate more growth and capture new markets. Research and development is a highly specialized process involving various key stakeholders and takes years to materialize results.
Specialized high-tech equipment and laboratories are required for research activities. Similarly, highly skilled human resources are required to carry out the research, many of whom have years of experience in the field. The equipment and laboratories are expensive to set up. Higher salaries are offered to attract the best talent required for research activities. Many conglomerates earmark billions of dollars for research and development annually. Smaller companies cannot afford to spend large sums on research and development. The high cost of research and development prevents wider research and innovation in the field, thereby stifling growth and presenting a key challenge for the market.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
The global nanophotonics market experienced a decline in 2020, owing to COVID-19's impact. Governments globally imposed strict lockdowns and other restrictions of varying durations starting from March 2020 to curb the spread of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdowns caused disruptions in the operations of end-user industries. Many industries had to scale down or suspend operations owing to government regulations severely affecting their revenues. With reduced revenues, many industries had to scale back, suspend or postpone capital investments due to the effects of the pandemic. China, one of the largest markets for nanophotonics, lifted lockdown restrictions by May 2020 and economic activity slowly picked up, reaching pre-pandemic levels by late 2020. Revenues for nanophotonics companies thus show improvement towards the end of 2020. However, rising cases and the second pandemic wave hit North America and Europe in late 2020. Thus demand remained subdued from 2020 through early 2021.
The collapse in demand from the end-user industries disrupted the global nanophotonics market. The nanophotonics industry relies heavily on research and developmental activities to create innovative products and drive the market's growth. Research and developmental activities were severely affected by the pandemic. The pandemic caused many nanophotonics industry startups to shut down due to uncertain economic conditions. However, research into nanophotonics for COVID-19 detection tests was gaining increasing traction. The CONVAT program, funded by the EU, researched a nanophotonics-based biosensor test for quick coronavirus detection. The global COVID-19 pandemic also has supply chain disruptions for the nanophotonics market. The market has a diversified global supply chain with various countries' component manufacturers, programmers, suppliers, and distributors. Manufacturers typically outsource the production of components to a variety of different contractors.
Long lead times are required for the manufacturing, testing and dispatching of nanophotonic applications. Therefore, the entire supply chain is fragile and vulnerable to external shocks. The raw material supply disruptions and shipping delays caused by the aftershock effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a decrease in nanophotonic production and long production times. Even as demand recovers and slowly approaches pre-pandemic levels, production is still lagging. Global production is expected to achieve pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021. Despite the short-term challenges, the pandemic is expected to have a positive impact on the long-term outlook of the global nanophotonics market. The growing technological innovation in telecommunications and consumer electronics is expected to boost the demand for nanophotonics significantly.
The global nanophotonics market is classified based on product, ingredient, end-user and region.
Unique features and applications in several technological and biological areas
Quantum dots nanotechnology has recently made inroads into several technological and biological areas. Due to its unique qualities, including excellent photostability, size-dependent optical properties, high extinction coefficient and brightness and substantial Stokes shift. Organic dyes are limited in their ability to exhibit all these characteristics, making them suitable for many imaging and biosensing applications. Furthermore, due to their enormous surface area and in vitro/in vivo optical trackability, quantum dots may have an advantage over comparably bigger silica and polymer-based nanoparticles for constructing multimodal/multifunctional probes. The fundamental principles, design and production of quantum dots probes for sensing biologically relevant stimuli such as pH, metal ions, DNA and enzyme activity.
Quantum dots are best recognized for providing vibrant colors in some high-end televisions. However, some possible applications have impeded development, such as following a drug's biochemical processes as it interacts with living cells due to the tendency to blink off at random intervals. In November 2021, a group of MIT chemists devised a method for reducing unwanted blinking without requiring any changes to the formulation or manufacturing process. The quantum dot's blinking is abolished for a comparatively long period, tens of billions of times longer than the laser pulse, by firing a beam of mid-infrared laser light for an infinitesimal moment.
The rise in disposable income of consumers of consumer electronics, as well as their shift in tastes toward smart homes and smart working environments
Nanophotonics studies light-matter interactions at the nanoscale, which challenges basic research and allows for practical advancements. The study has gained popularity in the North American market due to rising investment by the region in various R&D programs in nanophotonics. In addition, the rising demand for nanophotonics in various applications is another factor contributing to the growth of the study and its products in the region.
Furthermore, over the next few years, increased investment by North America in end-use industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, and solar power conversion systems is predicted to fuel market expansion. Consumer Electronics has shown positive global opportunities for nanophotonics to grow in the forecast period. The consumer electronics business in North America is mostly mature, and as a technologically advanced country, it has widespread penetration in the country's majority of households. The rising trend of smart offices and smart homes is increasing demand for consumer electronics such as smart TVs, smart refrigerators, smart air conditioners, and more as technology advances. The rise in disposable income of consumer electronics consumers and their shift in tastes toward smart homes and smart working environments are driving the industry's growth. Consumer Electronics have become smarter due to greater product innovation and interconnectedness. Thus, consumer electronics is expected to improve the nanophotonics market due to the increasing use of technology in the end-user industry in the region.
The global nanophotonics market is highly dynamic regarding global and local producers' numbers and strengths. The market is fragmented due to numerous large-scale manufacturers such as EPISTAR Corporation, Samsung SDI Co Ltd., OSRAM Licht AG, Lumileds Holding B.V., NOVALED AG, Hitachi, NEC, Seiko Epson Corporation, Sharp Corporation, General Electric Company, Intel Corporation, and International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). Pivotal market stakeholders employ tactics like mergers, acquisitions, product launches, contributions, and collaborations to gain competitive advantages and recognition in their respective markets.
Overview: The company is based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, founded in 1996. Epistar Corporation is a light-emitting diode (LED) product developer, manufacturer, and marketer. The company uses its patented metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy process to make AlGaInP and nitride LEDs. Its LED chip products are divided into three series, each with various colors, sizes and wavelengths.
Flip-chip technology from semiconductor processes is used in product lines like the PEC series to produce greater current drives and longer chip life. The company's operations are based in Taiwan, and it communicates with its broad client base through a network of overseas sales offices.
AlGaInP Series: The AlGaInP Series is equipped with industry-leading efficiency. AlGalnP models include the HB-ITO, UHB-PN, UHB-PX and UHB-AX.
On January 6, 2021, EPISTAR and Lextar formed Ennostar Incorporation, the greatest international investment platform in the compound semiconductor business, through a share swap.
The global nanophotonics market report would provide approximately 67 tables, 66 figures and almost 178 pages.
Target Audience 2023
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