Terahertz Technology Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Terahertz Technologies Marke Report T is Segmented by Technology (Terahertz Imaging Systems (Active Systems and Passive Systems), Terahertz Spectroscopy Systems (Time Domain and Frequency Domain), and Communication Systems), End User (Healthcare, Defense and Security, Telecommunications, Industrial, Food and Agriculture, Laboratories, and Other End Users), Geography (North America (United States and Canada), Europe (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific), and the Rest of the World (Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa)). The Report Offers the Market Size in Value Terms in USD for all the Abovementioned Segments.

Terahertz Technology Market Size

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Terahertz Technologies Market Summary
Study Period 2019 -2030
Market Size (2024) USD 0.71 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 2.32 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 21.82 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Terahertz Technology Market Analysis

The Terahertz Technologies Market size is estimated at USD 0.71 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 2.32 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 21.82% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Terahertz technology is an emerging and growing field with the potential for developing applications ranging from passenger scanning at an airport to large digital data transfers. The adoption of terahertz systems in the semiconductor industry is one factor contributing to the growth of the terahertz technology industry.

  • Terahertz-based technologies are now entering the commercial markets in various industries, such as security, non-destructive testing, automotive, and telecommunication. This further creates an opportunity for the market. Researchers have developed a terahertz (Terahertz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate ten times or faster than that offered by fifth-generation mobile networks (5G). The terahertz band is a new and vast frequency resource expected to be used for future ultrahigh-speed wireless communications, driving the market's growth.
  • The implementation of the 5G network and 6G network necessitates the use of high-bandwidth oriented fiber optical cables integrated with optical transceivers to ensure secure and dependable data transfers. Consequently, the expanding optical communication infrastructure in low and middle-income countries is expected to drive the optical communication and networking equipment market in the future.
  • Due to higher bandwidth and frequency, Terahertz technology has greater prospective applications for short-distance communication services. The increasing investments in the enhancement of wireless communication systems and the 5G market might also help develop the market. Furthermore, the existing technologies for inspecting agricultural products are time-consuming and complex, and there is an inclination to develop a safe, rapid, and non-destructive inspection technology.
  • Insufficient knowledge and awareness about terahertz technology's applications hinder this market's growth. Since terahertz imaging is still a relatively new technology, replacing the existing technologies currently dominating the market is difficult.
  • During COVID-19, the terahertz technology market witnessed growth, with its major applications in healthcare, biomedical, and security. Furthermore, in the post-pandemic period, various organizations and vendors are expected to invest in R&D of the terahertz technology solution that can be applied in multiple end-user applications, thereby driving the growth of the market studied.

Terahertz Technology Market Trends

Telecommunications End User Segment is Expected to Witness Significant Growth in the Market

  • The terahertz band (0.3 Terahertz to 10 Terahertz) is the successive frontier in wireless communications for its capability to unlock significantly broader segments of unused bandwidth. Though radio channels above 100 GHz are slightly known, several high-speed terahertz communication links have been demonstrated recently.
  • Nowadays, the industry is preoccupied with mmWave frequency bands (30 to 300 GHz) to deliver multi-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) data rates for 5G mobile devices. However, like mmWave communications, terahertz bands can be used as mobile backhaul for transferring significant bandwidth signals between base stations.
  • A terahertz communication system processing a multi-GHz channel is likely to demand more significant computational capacity in the digital domain, where the baseband subsystem contains tasks like physical layer (PHY) channel coding. Similarly, the analog domain requires improvements in analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) parts to capture higher-frequency signals efficiently. Moreover, 6G Communications will become one of the largest technology investments, which can widely serve the exponential growth with connected machines in 2030.
  • The growing 5G subscriptions worldwide in 2022 are expected to create new opportunities for the 6G network and are expected to gain popularity among consumers in coming years due to its high-speed network capability, which will fuel the market growth. For instance, according to Ericsson, 5G subscriptions are forecast to increase globally from 2019 to 2028, from over 12 million to over 4.5 billion subscriptions, respectively.
  • Many countries are launching projects to develop 6G telecommunications, which is expected to boost market growth. For instance, in October 2023, Ericsson launched the 'India 6G program' with the creation of an India 6G Research Team at its Chennai Research & Development Center. India's research team, along with Ericsson research teams in the United States and Sweden, will work together to develop the technology that will help to bring a cyber–physical continuum, where networks will provide immersive communications, critical services, and omnipresent IoT while maintaining the integrity of the delivered data.
  • In February 2024, China Mobile, the largest telecom operator in China, stated that it launched the first satellite to test 6G architecture in space. Further, in February 2023, South Korea announced a plan to launch a 6G network service in 2028, two years prior to its original schedule. The country aims to secure an early dominance of future wireless frequencies. South Korea launched a five-year state project to spend around 220 billion won (USD 193 million) on developing core technologies for 6G telecommunication while stepping up joint research and cooperation with the United States. The country aims to achieve the world's first commercialization of 6G mobile telecommunication in 2028.
Terahertz Technologies Market: Forecast Number of Mobile 5G Subscriptions, in Millions, by Region, Global, 2021-2028

North America is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share

  • The United States is a key market for terahertz technologies, primarily owing to the growing homeland security issues, investments in defense, and R&D. In addition, the stringent government regulations regarding the safety and production of aerospace technologies in the United States and the growing automotive and aerospace industries are driving the market for Terahertz technologies in the regional market.
  • According to the data provided by the Aerospace Industry Association, in 2023, the American A&D industry generated over USD 952 billion in total sales, which is up 6.7%over 2021 levels, and of this, USD 537 billion was generated through direct industry output, and USD 415 billion was generated through indirect output, demonstrating the value of the domestic A&D supply chain. In total, the industry generated USD 418 billion in economic value or 1.65% of the total nominal GDP of the United States, which is up nearly 7.0% above 2021. Such heightened growth from the aircraft industry is a significant driver for the growth of inspection systems based on terahertz technology.
  • The increase in helicopters and commercial aircraft production in the United States is expected to drive the market—the aerospace industry of the US exports more than 60% of all aerospace production.
  • Canada is expected to witness significant growth in demand for the technology due to increased demand for security screening equipment across various public places. For instance, Canadian airlines screen passengers before they board flights bound for the country. Air Canada's union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), announced additional pre-flight screening by making flight attendants responsible for the screening.
  • New screening lanes were added near the airport's B Pier to reduce the wait time for domestic departures. The new lanes were open, representing a 30% increase in screening capacity. PBS-B is an interim solution, while the airport and Canadian Air Transport Security Agency (CATSA) look at long-term solutions for consolidating domestic screening into one location in the future.
  • The Canadian government is investing in airport infrastructure to provide passengers and residents with better mobility, safety, and security. For instance, in February 2024, Montreal Metropolitan Airport (YHU) received a USD 90-million investment from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) for a new passenger terminal. The investment is expected to enable the development of a new domestic airport terminal to enhance mobility options for Canadians traveling to and from Montreal while supporting economic opportunities in the Montreal region. Investments like these are likely to add opportunities for evolving technologies that are expected to promote the proper functioning of airport infrastructures, including terahertz scanners.
Terahertz Technologies Market: Terahertz Technologies Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global

Terahertz Technology Industry Overview

The terahertz technology market is fragmented, with the presence of major players like Luna Innovations, Teravil Ltd, TeraView Limited, Toptica Photonics AG, and HUBNER GmbH & Co. KG. Market players are utilizing various strategies to increase their product portfolio and gain sustainable competitive advantages, such as partnerships, innovation, expansion, and acquisitions.

  • December 2023 - Luna Innovations announced that it received a USD 50 million investment from White Hat Capital Partners. Through this investment, the company would focus on capitalizing on the inflection point for adopting fiber optic sensing solutions, increasing manufacturing capacity to meet the demand from strategic partnerships, and enhancing its investments in innovations.
  • December 2023 - TeraView Limited hosted a delegation from Malaysia at its headquarters in the United Kingdom. The visit promises to pave the way for future partnerships and opportunities in applying terahertz technology. The visit aimed to explore potential collaborations between TeraView and critical stakeholders in Malaysia’s technology and research sectors.

Terahertz Technology Market Leaders

  1. Luna Innovations

  2. Teravil Ltd

  3. TeraView Limited

  4. Toptica Photonics AG

  5. HUBNER GmbH & Co. KG

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Terahertz Technology Market News

  • January 2024 - Toptica Photonics AG announced that its French subsidiary, TOPTICA Photonics SAS, will take over the sales of TOPTICA products in France to strengthen the collaboration between French scientific or industrial customers and TOPTICA by offering a direct link between the partners. TOPTICA Photonics SAS will also distribute products from HighFinesse GmbH, a valued partner of TOPTICA, and complement the TOPTICA lasers with world-class wavelength meters and other optical analyzers.
  • September 2023 - Menlo Systems announced the introduction of high-performance broadband terahertz Terahertz fiber optic antennas in its TERA15, setting the benchmark for performance and efficiency in the terahertz industry. The newly developed antenna modules achieve a record performance average, Terahertz generated power of more than 300 µW, bandwidth of more than 6 Terahertz, and dynamic range of more than 110 dB.

Terahertz Technology Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Degree of Competition

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Impact of COVID-19 and Macroeconomic Trends on the Market

  5. 5. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increased Demand in the Medical Sector and Non-destructive Testing Applications

      2. 5.1.2 Holistic Approach to Security Through the Usage of Terahertz Technology

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Lack of Awareness of the Technology in the Market

      2. 5.2.2 Lacking the Device Infrastructure to Support the Adoption of Terahertz Technology

  6. 6. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 6.1 By Type of Technology

      1. 6.1.1 Terahertz Imaging Systems

        1. 6.1.1.1 Active System

        2. 6.1.1.2 Passive System

      2. 6.1.2 Terahertz Spectroscopy Systems

        1. 6.1.2.1 Time Domain

        2. 6.1.2.2 Frequency Domain

      3. 6.1.3 Communication Systems

    2. 6.2 By End User

      1. 6.2.1 Healthcare

      2. 6.2.2 Defense and Security

      3. 6.2.3 Telecommunications

      4. 6.2.4 Industrial

      5. 6.2.5 Food and Agriculture

      6. 6.2.6 Laboratories

      7. 6.2.7 Other End Users

    3. 6.3 By Geography

      1. 6.3.1 North America

        1. 6.3.1.1 United States

        2. 6.3.1.2 Canada

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

        1. 6.3.2.1 United Kingdom

        2. 6.3.2.2 Germany

        3. 6.3.2.3 France

        4. 6.3.2.4 Spain

        5. 6.3.2.5 Rest of Europe

      3. 6.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 6.3.3.1 China

        2. 6.3.3.2 Japan

        3. 6.3.3.3 India

        4. 6.3.3.4 South Korea

        5. 6.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.3.4 Latin America

      5. 6.3.5 Middle East & Africa

  7. 7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Luna Innovations

      2. 7.1.2 Teravil Ltd

      3. 7.1.3 TeraView Limited

      4. 7.1.4 Toptica Photonics AG

      5. 7.1.5 HUBNER GmbH & Co. KG

      6. 7.1.6 Advantest Corporation

      7. 7.1.7 BATOP GmbH

      8. 7.1.8 Terasense GP Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 Microtech Instrument Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 Menlo Systems GmbH

      11. 7.1.11 Gentec Electro-optics Inc.

      12. 7.1.12 Bakman Technologies LLC

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  8. 8. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  9. 9. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Terahertz Technology Industry Segmentation

Terahertz radiation is electromagnetic radiation ranging from the microwave band’s high end to the far-IR’s lower end in the electromagnetic spectrum. The abbreviated form of terahertz is THz, and it is the unit of electromagnetic wave frequency. It is equal to 1 trillion hertz. It acts as an indicator of the frequency of infrared, ultraviolet, and visible radiation.

The terahertz technologies market is segmented by technology (terahertz imaging systems (active systems and passive systems), terahertz spectroscopy systems (time domain and frequency domain), and communication systems), end user (healthcare, defense and security, telecommunications, industrial, food and agriculture, laboratories, and other end users), geography (North America (United States and Canada), Europe (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific), and the Rest of the World (Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa)). The report offers the market size in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

By Type of Technology
Terahertz Imaging Systems
Active System
Passive System
Terahertz Spectroscopy Systems
Time Domain
Frequency Domain
Communication Systems
By End User
Healthcare
Defense and Security
Telecommunications
Industrial
Food and Agriculture
Laboratories
Other End Users
By Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
United Kingdom
Germany
France
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle East & Africa
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Terahertz Technology Market Research FAQs

The Terahertz Technologies Market size is expected to reach USD 0.71 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 21.82% to reach USD 2.32 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Terahertz Technologies Market size is expected to reach USD 0.71 billion.

Luna Innovations, Teravil Ltd, TeraView Limited, Toptica Photonics AG and HUBNER GmbH & Co. KG are the major companies operating in the Terahertz Technologies Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2030).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Terahertz Technologies Market.

In 2023, the Terahertz Technologies Market size was estimated at USD 0.56 billion. The report covers the Terahertz Technologies Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Terahertz Technologies Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029 and 2030.

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