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Evans Analytical Group LLC Closes 2006 with Acquisitions of Cascade Scientific, Shiva Technologies and Nano Science

Published on 2007-01-11. Author : SpecialChem

Sunnyvale, CA -- Evans Analytical Group LLC ("EAG"), the leading global provider of microanalytical surface analysis and materials characterization services, announced that in the last two weeks of December, it has acquired five additional companies: Cascade Scientific Ltd. and Cascade Scientific GmbH (collectively "Cascade Scientific"); Nano Science Corporation ("Nano Science"); Shiva Technologies, Inc. and Shiva Technologies Europe SARL (collectively "Shiva Technologies"). EAG has also signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Shiva Technologies' affiliated lab in Bangalore, India.

"With these transactions, we continue the strategic expansion plan we established early in 2006, making EAG the most comprehensive and accessible independent surface analysis and materials characterization services provider in the world", said Tom Pfeil, EAG CEO. "We now offer over twenty-five major surface analysis techniques, and have analytical service labs in the key global areas, allowing us to efficiently offer the complete suite of EAG analytical solutions through each location. The truly exciting result of these acquisitions and our overall expansion plan is that we have not only significantly increased our scale and technique suite, but we have done so without compromising quality. EAG has brought together a highly talented scientific team that is able to innovate and advance analytical applications in step with industry needs today and tomorrow."

Expanded Global Reach

By expanding its analytical laboratory footprint from six to fifteen locations across seven countries covering strategic regions throughout Asia, the UK, continental Europe and the US, EAG is now able to bring its comprehensive suite of analytical services directly to its customers in every market:

  • The addition of Cascade Scientific gives EAG a highly respected team of scientists and established surface analysis labs in the UK and Germany.
  • Shiva Technologies, the world leader in GDMS services, adds expert analytical teams and labs in New York and France.
  • Nano Science, a long time strategic partner to both EAG and Shiva Technologies, adds a highly regarded technical sales and customer service operation in Tokyo, Japan.

World Class GDMS and Laser Ablation ICP-MS Services

The acquisition of Shiva Technologies brings to EAG a formidable leadership position in Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS) analytical services. GDMS is an extremely powerful tool for performing trace and ultra-trace elemental analysis on inorganic solid materials such as metals and alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, glasses, carbides, salts as well as thin films and coatings. Shiva Technologies also brings to EAG Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). One of the key advantages of this technique is its ability to analyze small spots (as small as 5 um). LA-ICP-MS can perform elemental characterization of items of interest such as spots, stains, corrosion, weld areas, etc. Moreover, since the technique samples materials directly, sample preparation issues are minimal and dilution effects, common to solution-based techniques, do not exist.

About Cascade Scientific

Founded in 1988, Cascade Scientific Ltd., located in London, UK, and its sister company Cascade Scientific GmbH, located in Frankfurt, Germany, comprise the premier semiconductor analysis company in Europe, specializing in the analysis of silicon-based and optoelectronic devices at all stages of fabrication. Analytical capabilities include, SIMS, TOF-SIMS, TXRF, XPS, AES, AFM-STM and SRP.

About Shiva Technologies

Founded in 1990, Shiva Technologies located in Syracuse, New York, along with sister company Shiva Technologies Europe SARL located in Tournefeuille, France, is by far the largest analytical services provider specifically dedicated to bringing the advanced and powerful capabilities of Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS) to organizations involved in high purity material research and production. Shiva Technologies is the global leader in the application of GDMS to the analysis of all types of inorganic solid materials: metals and alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, glasses, carbides, salts as well as thin films and coatings. Shiva Technologies also offers expert services in Laser Ablation ICP-MS, ICP-OES and IGA.

About Nano Science

Nano Science has been a technical sales and customer service partner in Japan for both EAG and Shiva Technologies for many years. The company has earned a reputation in Japan for providing excellent technical support and responsive customer service to a wide range of industries. Nano Science's technical sales and service staff is composed of former surface science analysts who are uniquely qualified to provide value-add initial consultation and post-analysis support to the local customer base.

About Evans Analytical Group

Founded in 1978, Evans Analytical Group (EAG) is the world's leading full service commercial analytical lab network serving a diversified high technology and industrial customer base of over 2,000 companies in over 35 countries. EAG provides a comprehensive suite of microanalytical imaging, surface analysis and materials characterization services as well as semiconductor circuit repair and failure analysis testing. EAG's services are a critical enabling component in research & development, manufacturing and sales support functions, and are used specifically in developing new processes or materials, transferring those processes to production, developing and qualifying new production tools, and solving manufacturing yield problems. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, EAG also has facilities in Arizona, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, China, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom as well as sales/support offices in Korea, and Singapore.

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Source: Evans Analytical Group


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