Silicon Drift Detectors Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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> Global Silicon Drift Detectors Market Expected to reach a high CAGR of 5.1% by 2029: DataM Intelligence

Global Silicon Drift Detectors Market is segmented By Type (Based on Concentric Rings, Based on Droplet Rings), By Application (X-ray Spectrometry, Electron Microscopy, Others), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029

 

Market Overview

The "Global Silicon Drift Detectors Market" is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the forecasting period (2022-2029).

Silicon Drift Detectors (SDD) are advanced X-ray detectors for high resolution in X-ray spectrometry and electron microscopy. These detectors are widely used for industrial applications such as electron microscopy and X-ray fluorescence analysis. Silicon Drift Detectors (SDD) are also used in gamma-ray spectroscopy to read out scintillation light for reading out the large photo-sensitive areas.

 

Market Dynamics:

The market growth is driven by the rising demand for silicon drift detectors due to their ability to provide a better performance, high count rate, high energy resolution, and Peltier cooling than the lithium drifted silicon Si(Li) detectors. Moreover, these detectors experience far less electronic noise observed at short peaking times, larger detector areas, and low X-ray energies. Hence, there is a shift in the consumers’ preferences from lithium drifted silicon or Si(Li) detectors to silicon drift detectors (SDD).

The forecasted market is stimulated by the increasing demand for silicon drift detectors through x-ray spectroscopy in various medical applications due to their characteristics of providing high-quality imaging, unique energy resolution, precise measurements in less acquisition time. There is a high demand for X-ray spectroscopy and electron microscopy in medical, mechanical, and research & development centers, increasing silicon drift detectors' usage.

The market is witnessing the production and launch of new sil, increasing products with improved image resolution and cost-effectiveness. For instance, in June 2019, AMETEK EDAX had launched a new 160 mm2 detector to its Elite T Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) System for Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). The Elite T EDS System uses fast silicon drift detectors with 70 mm2 and 160 mm2 options and state-of-the-art integrated electronics.

Segment Analysis

The global silicon drift detectors market is segmented into types as concentric rings and droplet rings. The concentric rings segment accounts for a significant market share in 2019. Silicon drift detectors based on concentric rings provide large areas with good resolution. These detectors are composed of a volume of fully depleted highly-resistive silicon in which X-ray-generated electrons are derived towards a small collection anode. These detectors eliminate the usage of liquid nitrogen cryostat. Silicon drift detectors based on concentric rings are used for element mapping with high counting rates and fast scanning. These detectors provide good geometrical collection efficiency.

 

Droplet rings are expected to have positive market growth due to the high demand for silicon drift detectors based on droplet rings. Silicon drift detectors based on droplet rings hide the pickup and field-effect transistor (FET) under the collimator. These detectors are widely used for smaller active areas such as 10 mm2 and 20 mm2. It is mostly integrated with the field-effect transistor (FET), which prevents irradiation by incident X-rays.

The market is also classified based on application type into X-ray spectrometry, electron microscopy, and others. The x-ray spectrometry segment dominates the market with the highest market share due to the high usage of silicon drift detectors in production and improving product quality. The X-ray spectrometry segment involves silicon drift detectors in various industries such as medical, manufacturing, and research laboratory demand for high quality and improved resolution, further stimulating the Andover the forecasted period. Companies are focusing on developing novel products with technological advancement and innovation. Ketek has launched its product portfolio that provides a variety of creative detector solution options for its users.

The electron microscopy segment is expected to have positive market growth due to increased silicon usage in scanning electron microscopes with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS). It is widely used for the characterization of the microstructure of materials. It provides accuracy and precision equivalent to the high spectral resolution wavelength-dispersive spectrometer employed on the electron probe microanalyzer platform. This detector comprises throughput, resolution, and stability for the measurement of high-count spectra.

Geographical Presentation

By region, the global silicon drift detectors market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa. North America accounts for the highest market share due to the growing medical industry and research & development organizations. In the North American region, the United States accounts for the highest market share of XX% in 2019. There is high adoption of silicon drift detectors for high-resolution imaging. North America region is witnessing technological advancement in the silicon drift detectors design, allowing the users to collect large amounts of data in a short period, at lower excitation voltages, and under normal imaging conditions. Rising government investments and funding for conducting the research and development activities related to silicon drift detectors shall fuel the market growth over the forecasted period.

Europe is expected to have positive market growth due to rising silicon drift detectors' usage in deep-space exploration due to their advantages such as high sensitivity, high energy silicon drift detectors' usage, and high quantum efficiency. There is high usage of silicon drift detectors in X-Ray fluorescence activity. Government regulation regarding high-quality X-ray facilities is expected to fuel market growth. Silicon drift detectors are widely used for improving the capabilities of Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) in Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) due to advantages such as Best resolution and analytical performance achieved at much higher count rates, faster analysis of elements, fast collection of X-ray maps, and excellent low energy resolution.

Competitive Analysis

The global silicon drift detectors market is highly competitive with forwarding and backward integration. Several local and international players are present in the market. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, KETEK GmbH, Mirion Technologies, Inc., XGLab S.R.L., PNDetector, Moxtek, and AMPTEK are the leading market players with significant market size.

Companies focus on product diversification, product innovation, brand positioning, novel product launches, and market expansion strategies for holding their position in the market. For instance, in  April 2019, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments (a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc.) had launched a SPECTROCUBE ED-XRF analyzer for precious metals testing. It features the latest high-resolution silicon drift detector (SDD) technology and an ultra-high count rate for registering the minor and trace amounts of some nonprecious components.

The companies are entering into collaborations, mergers, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions to increase the demand for silicon drift detectors and their expansion across the globe. For instance, in December 2017, Polatechno had acquired RaySpec Limited. This acquisition would help in enhancing its X-ray business. In August 2016, AMETEK, Inc. had acquired HS Foils for silicon nitride window technology. This acquisition would enable the company to provide world-class performance across silicon drift detector products.

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