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MTS Systems' Nano Instruments moves to Agilent

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Nano Instruments MTS? imaging instrumentation? nanotechnology?

Agilent Technologies Inc. has acquired the Nano Instruments business unit of MTS Systems Corp. Agilent hopes to strengthen its portfolio of instrumentation for imaging, characterizing and quantifying nanomechanical material properties with the acquisition. Financial details were not disclosed.

Nano Instruments is a supplier of nanoindentation systems and related equipment as well as supporting software. Its G200 and G300 nanoindentation systems and the Nano UTM (Universal Testing Machine) system are used in applications such as verifying the structural integrity of semiconductor devices, coatings and thin films.

"Nano Instruments has great depth of experience and a well-deserved reputation for excellence in nanoindentation," said Bob Burns, VP of Agilent's nanotechnology measurements division. "With Agilent's robust sales channel and global infrastructure, we anticipate growing the Nano Instruments business and offering a more complete nanomeasurement product portfolio to our customers worldwide."

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