Surface analysis firm adds AML’s spectrometry assets

August 24, 2006 – Evans Analytical Group LLC, Sunnyvale, CA, a provider of microanalytical surface analysis and materials characterization services, has acquired the operations and assets of Applied Microanalysis Labs Inc. (AML), an independent lab specializing in static and dynamic secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) techniques, for an undisclosed amount.

AML’s founder Yumin Gao is a recognized expert in characterization of III-V compound semiconductor materials, particularly GaN-based LED structures, the company noted. The acquisition enables Evans “to continue offering improved technical capability and insights to customers in support of both production control and materials development activities,” stated Mike Edgell, EVP of operations. “SIMS continues to be a powerful technique for providing high sensitivity quantitative analysis of silicon and compound semiconductor materials.”

Evans offers microanalytical surface analysis and materials characterization services for identifying the overall atomic and physical structure of materials, including chemical composition and chemical bonding, as well as the level and type of trace impurities. It counts customers in markets ranging from semiconductors and semiconductor equipment to electronics, medical, and biotech, with facilities in the US and Taiwan.


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