ICP-OES, ICP-MS Partnership
Based in Kleve, Germany, Spectro Analytical Instruments GmbH, a unit of Ametek Materials Analysis Div., has formed a strategic alliance with SII NanoTechnology Inc. of Chiba, Japan, to market Spectro’s inductively coupled plasma optical emission (ICP-OES) and mass spectrometers (ICP-MS) in Japan. The alliance covers all Spectro ICP-OES and ICP-MS instruments, including Spectro Genesis, Arcos and MS. Spectro will continue to support its Japanese customers through a subsidiary established in 2008. To recognize the alliance, it sold an ICP-OES system to SII NanoTechnology for use at its Tokyo facility. The system will be used for demonstration and application support.