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Zeiss Acquiring Xradia

Photonics.com
Jun 2013
OBERKOCHEN, Germany, and PLEASANTON, Calif., June 18, 2013 — Optics and optoelectronics manufacturer Zeiss has announced that it will acquire 3-D x-ray microscope provider Xradia Inc. of Pleasanton and will rename it Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy Inc. The purchase price is confidential.

The acquisition will complement Zeiss’ microscopy business, which provides light and laser scanning microscopes, electron and ion microscopes, and spectrometer modules for research applications in the life and materials sciences.

Dr. Michael Kaschke, president and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG, said that by combining the two companies’ product lines, “Zeiss will be able to better serve the growing demands in multimodal microscopic imaging and to develop new solutions.”

Dr. Ulrich Simon, head of the Zeiss Microscopy business group, said that adding 3-D imaging within objects at unprecedented resolution using x-ray microscopy will now be possible and will enable new applications and make the work flow in multimodal imaging easier.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including filing with the US competition authorities.

For more information, visit: www.zeiss.com



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