August 6, 2007 — Omniprobe Inc., supplier of nano-scale failure analysis and process control solutions, has acquired the assets of Oregon-based Ascend Instruments LLC. Ascend provides sample-preparation and -manipulation hardware and software for focused ion beam (FIB) microscopes. In the near term, the Ascend Instruments product line will be manufactured at Omniprobe’s Dallas, Texas, facility.
“We at Omniprobe are excited about making our customers’ options for nanotechnology in the FIB and SEM even broader by adding Ascend’s technology to our industry standard line of sample preparation solutions. Over the next few months we will evaluate how to best incorporate Ascend’s technology.” said Tom Moore, Omniprobe’s President and Chief Executive Officer.