MicroSense, LLC, previously known as ADE Technologies, is comprised of three primary businesses precision capacitive sensors, vibrating sample magnetometers and magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) tools for state-of-the-art magnetic measurement and wafer measurment systems. Until the company was sold in November, 2009, we were a subsidiary of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading global supplier of semiconductor wafer defect inspection and metrology tools. MicroSense serves a host of industries including semiconductor equipment, data storage, machine tool, solar, automotive and high brightness LED.
MicroSense provides capacitive sensors and OEM metrology modules, based on patented capacitive sensing technology, to make very precise, high bandwidth measurements of precision products such as solar wafers, sapphire wafers, hard disk drive motors, air bearing spindles, precision X-Y stages, optical disks, automotive parts and machine tools. Our capacitive displacement sensors provide the highest resolution in the industry, less than 0.05 nanometers, exceptional stability and virtually unlimited service life.
MicroSense offers high-sensitivity wafer measurement tools for characterizing sapphire, silicon carbide and various types of semiconductor wafers. MicroSense acquired SigmaTech, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona in June, 2012. With this acquisition, MicroSense added leading-edge wafer inspection tools to its portfolio of innovative metrology solutions. SigmaTech systems integrate multiple sensing technologies such as optical spectrometry, interferometry and SigmaTech’s patented auto-positioning back pressure (APBP) technology.
Solar Wafer Thickness Metrology
Vibrating Sample Magnetometer VSM
Dimensional Wafer Metrology Systems
Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of the world through Science & Technology.
As one of the first commercial spin-out companies from Oxford University, this vision has been at the heart of our business for over 50 years. We use innovation to turn smart science into world-class products that support research and industry to address the great challenges of the 21st Century.
Atomic Force Microscopy
Coating Thickness Measurement
CT & MRI Systems
Plasma, ALD and Ion Beam
Superconducting Magnets and Wire
X-Ray Tubes and Integrated Sources
Tristan Technologies was first created in 1991 by former principals of San Diego superconducting companies Biomagnetic Technologies (BTi) and S.H.E. Corporation. Tristan Technologies was subsequently sold to ‘Conductus’, Sunnyvale, in 1993, and became its Instrument & Systems Division in San Diego. This division closed in July 1997, and several employees reformed Tristan Technologies in August 1997. As part of the reformation, Tristan acquired from Conductus the rights to the iMAG® product line and associated product lines, and continues to manufacture the iMAG® series LTS and HTS SQUID systems as standard products and as parts of custom cryogenic measurement systems.
The SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) is the world’s most sensitive magnetic flux detector. It is often referred to as a cryogenic or superconducting magnetometer, and indeed the measurement of extremely small magnetic fields is one of its most important applications. However, the scope of the SQUID’s usefulness extends far beyond simple field measurements. Almost any low frequency electric or magnetic signal that can be converted into a corresponding magnetic flux signal will be detected at a greater level of sensitivity with a SQUID than with any other instrument. Applications of SQUID systems have ranged from the investigation of magnetic and electronic properties of materials to the search for geothermal energy sources, from studies of paleomagnetism to biomagnetic research and from the measurement of millikelvin temperatures to the detection and characterization of subsurface magnetic structures on land and at sea.
Tristan’s strength is in the design and manufacture of laboratory and custom SQUID systems. Tristan’s standard product line of SQUID instrumentation is the widest available for scientific laboratory applications. Custom SQUID magnetometers supplied by Tristan personnel include the first commercial high temperature SQUID magnetometer and gradiometer, liquid helium scanning SQUID microscopes with 2 µm resolution (the world’s first magnetic microscope) and 100+ channel biomagnetometers for medical applications.
Wilmad-LabGlass is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company and a leading manufacturer of NMR and EPR consumables and accessories, precision engineered products and components plus our line of scientific and laboratory glassware and equipment. Our diverse offerings as well as custom fabrication capabilities and technical expertise make us a valuable asset to you, our customers.
We strive to provide you with superior service, support and technical know-how. Our Precision Engineered Glass department specializes in manufacturing of glass and quartz components and entire assemblies to meet your requirements. This includes precision bore tubing, centerless and concentric grinding & polishing, lathe and lamp room, glass-to-glass & glass-to-metal seals, flowmeter tubes, laser components, glass envelopes and syringe barrels & plungers. In addition we offer select glass repair services to maximize the life of your precious laboratory items.
Wilmad-LabGlass products are manufactured using state of the art processing and inspection equipment. This allows us to provide items of the highest quality and tolerances in the industry for pharmaceutical research, aerospace systems, analytical measurement equipment, nuclear magnetic (NMR) and electron paramagnetic resonance or electron spin resonance (EPR/ESR) systems plus sophisticated electronic components and subassemblies.
Engineered Glass (OEM)
XiGo Nanotools particle technology measures the particle liquid interface of suspensions without dilution, providing a sensitive tool for research and development as well as quality assurance.
You don’t have to be a “nanotechnologist” in order to generate meaningful results. Our software is designed so that measurements can be performed with little operator training, making our technology accessible to R&D and QC/QA/in-Process applications.
Xigo’s patented technology is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and, although small in size, functions as a portable NMR machine, capable of a wide range of standard NMR tests in addition to surface area measurements.
Xigo seeks to provide devices that help scientists, researchers and corporations improve the performance of nanomaterials ushering the transition of these materials from the research laboratory to commercial applications.