TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING, a.s. (TOH), a leading global instrumentation company supplier and developer of scanning electron microscopes, focused ion beams, and dual beam systems, today announced the acquisition of AppFive, LLC, an application software and technique development company in the field of charged particle optics.
With the acquisition, AppFive, LLC ̶ characterised by an experienced team ̶ will be able to accelerate its mission to develop novel applications and techniques for the broader microscopy community in close collaboration with partners from the global Semiconductor Industry and Research Markets.
“The opening of a software R&D office in the USA is a next big step which underlines our strategy to continue growing and building a strong multi-national corporation in the field of charged particle optics. This decision was made after careful consideration of our further development and ability to serve growing demands in the application field which are using electron microscopy. By extending our R&D capacities in mutual synergy with AppFive we will be able to better serve constantly growing inquires for highly customised solutions – which is the specialty of our company ̶ expecting that other strategic steps in this direction will follow soon”, announced Mr. Jaroslav Klíma, CEO of TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING, a.s. "We are very pleased with TOH’s acquisition of AppFive. After learning more about TOH, its strengths and its plans, we are convinced of the synergies. Becoming a member of the TOH group gives AppFive, besides long-term stability and added financial strength, the ability to accelerate the development of some exciting novel products for TOH and other OEM partners in close collaboration with industry experts,” commented AppFive CEO Bruno Janssens.
After the acquisition, AppFive will operate as an independent body within the TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING Group and will continue to license its technologies and products to end-customers and strategic OEM partners.
About TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING
TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING is a leading global group in the field of charged particle optics. With more than 24 years of experience in the field, TESCAN has evolved into a consolidated brand which has built a solid reputation for designing and manufacturing scanning electron microscopes and system solutions for micro- and nano-technology and related applications.
With headquarters in Brno, Czech Republic, TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING has almost 2000 SEMs installed in 77 countries which bears testament to first-class quality, proven technology and excellence in scientific instrumentation.
AppFive, LLC is a Tempe, AZ, USA based partner for innovation and tool development in microscopy. AppFive specializes in developing software framework technology and ultra-fast, domain specific application development. AppFive offers technology or application development services to original equipment manufacturers in the microscopy industry.