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24 August 2006


Evans Analytical Group acquires Applied Microanalysis Labs for III-V characterization expertise

Evans Analytical Group LLC (EAG) of Sunnyvale, USA, a provider of microanalytical surface analysis and materials characterization services, has acquired the operations and assets of Applied Microanalysis Labs Inc (AML). Specializing in static and dynamic SIMS (Secondary Ion Mass spectrometry) techniques, AML was founded by Dr Yumin Gao in 1998; it is located in Santa Clara, USA.

"Dr. Gao is a recognized world leader in characterization of III-V semiconductor materials, particularly including GaN-based LED structures," said EAG’s executive VP operations, Mike Edgell. "SIMS continues to be a powerful technique for providing high sensitivity quantitative analysis of silicon and compound semiconductor materials. Increased instrument capacity gained through the acquisition of AML further cements EAG's position . . ." Edgell continued.

Gao added: "The organization's enthusiasm, available resources and technical expertise is energizing for me. The EAG platform will enable us to expand and more readily serve our III-V customers on a global scale. This union will be good for the customers."

"Dr. Gao has devoted his academic and professional career toward the advancement of characterization technology applications in the III-V compound semiconductor field," said EAG's CEO Tom Pfeil.

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