Asylum Research, the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM), announced today that it set new records for both orders and shipments in its fourth quarter and for the 2009 calendar year.
The fourth quarter results exceeded Asylum's record 2009 third quarter, where orders were more than half again greater than the Company's previous record quarter. Orders and shipments for the fourth quarter and year were a near equal combination of the recently introduced Cypher system, the world's highest resolution AFM, the MFP-3D-BIO AFM, which mounts on an inverted optical microscope platform for the biosciences, and the versatile MFP-3D Stand Alone AFM for physical and materials science applications.
Commented Dr. Jason Cleveland, Asylum Research CEO, "Last year represents a tremendous achievement and I want to again thank everyone in our worldwide organization for their effort. Our order and shipment results are indicative of the quality and performance of our existing and new products - not to mention the legendary product and applications support our people provide. Instead of contenting ourselves with tweaking older products like other AFM companies, Asylum introduced the innovative new Cypher product line. Word continues to spread around the world that Asylum is the technology and support leader in scanning probe and atomic force microscopy."
Added John Green, Executive VP of Sales, "During 2009, we saw other AFM companies cutting key staff and downsizing, while we continued to flourish with our superior technology, unmatched performance, ability to demonstrate research solutions, and strong applications support. We have attracted a growing number of former users of other AFMs with our continuous flow of new products and techniques providing our customers with leading research capabilities while rapidly expanding our market share and global presence. Many thanks to all of our users who spread the word and continue to drive us and our instruments to be the best."