The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2012
Number of Pages: 300 (estimated)
Publish Date: January 12
This market report analyzes each application and provides forecasts for units, ASP, and revenues by type of laser through the forecast period. Also included are estimates of market share for the major players. Forecast information includes the following:
- High-power materials processing
- Micro materials processing
- Optical storage
- Marking and engraving
- Medical applications
- Printing applications
- Military applications
- Sensors, instruments, inspection, and R&D
- Market shares by region of customer & end user
- Market shares by supplier
The laser market rebounded better than expected in 2010 and 2011, exceeding the previous peak in 2008, and passing the $7 billion mark. The rebound was due in part to the jobless recovery that favored investment in new equipment over hiring workers. Fiber lasers now capture over $600 million in sales, with IPG Photonics making over $450 million of that, placing it as one of the largest laser suppliers in the world. There are also many promising new applications in nearly every segment, bringing incremental but steady gains.
Strategies Unlimited is proud to offer the 10th in a series of market reports on the laser market, including fiber lasers and other types. Once again, Strategies Unlimited includes all applications in which lasers compete, both industrial and consumer. The report builds on earlier editions covering fiber lasers and industrial lasers, as well as recent targeted reports on mid-infrared lasers, micro materials processing, and ultrafast lasers.
The report also expands on the annual survey of the laser market conducted for Laser Focus World magazine. The report includes over 300 pages of detail in that are not included in the Laser Focus World print or web articles, or in the annual LFW Marketplace seminar. This detail includes technology and application trends; specific unit, price, and revenue tables and figures; and trends in the supply chain, from users and system integrators to laser suppliers and market shares. The report also extends the forecasts through 2015.