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Asylum Research Buys Majority Stake in Atomic Force F&E

Photonics.com
Apr 2007
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 20, 2007 -- Asylum Research, a maker of atomic force and scanning probe microscopes, announced it has purchased a majority interest in Germany-based Atomic Force F&E GmbH, its distributor in Europe. Specific terms were not disclosed.

Atomic Force F&E distributes metrology tools and scanning probe microscope (SPM) cantilevers for atomic force microscopy (AFM) applications from its two locations in Mannheim and Munich. It has distributed Asylum Research products in Europe since 1999.

"Our investment in Atomic Force solidifies our commitment to the European market," said Jason Cleveland, CEO of Asylum Research. "Atomic Force has done an excellent job as our European distributor for the past eight years. This relationship will allow us to even better support our current and future customers with expedited service, and additional support and resources from the home office. With Atomic Force's numerous years of AFM experience and their outstanding technical abilities, we're proud to have them officially on the Asylum team."

"Asylum Research's investment in the European market shows its underlying commitment to nanoscience research, which the company was founded upon," said Roland Goschke, managing director of Atomic Force F&E.

For more information, visit: www.asylumresearch.com



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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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