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Zeiss expands microscopy division, acquires Xradia

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Zeiss? Xradia? 3D X-ray? microscopes?

Optoelectronic specialist Zeiss recently announced the planned acquisition of Xradia, a company providing 3D X-ray microscopes for industrial and academic research applications. The closing of the transaction is subject to the fulfilment of customary closing conditions including a required filing with the U.S. competition authorities. After closing, Xradia, Inc. will operate under the new name Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, Inc.

"For ZEISS the microscopy business is a strong pillar in its portfolio. The investment in Xradia underlines our strategy to grow with the most innovative and future-oriented technologies," stated Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "The decision to acquire Xradia was made after careful consideration of its product lines as well as sales and service coverage. By combining the product lines, ZEISS will be able to better serve the growing demands in multi-modal microscopic imaging and to develop solutions which create new values for our customers in science and industry."

X-ray microscopes help to advance innovation in science and industry and can be used for many applications. During the last years Xradia recorded strong growth in revenue, profits, and number of employees based on its excellent technology position meeting customer needs worldwide. Xradia has become a provider of established solutions for advanced material research, natural resources and geology, semiconductor process optimisation as well as the life sciences. Both parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.

"We could not be more pleased than to join such an outstanding and well-regarded global organisation as ZEISS. Xradia's significant growth over the past years demonstrates the value of high resolution 3D X-ray microscopy for researchers worldwide. The additional resources offered by ZEISS will undoubtedly facilitate even more rapid growth of X-ray microscopy solutions as well as provide additional value for our existing customer base," added Rod Browning, CEO of Xradia.

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