Profile: FEI Co (FEIC.O)
10 Mar 2014
FEI Company, incorporated on May 7, 1953, is a supplier of scientific instruments for nanoscale applications and solutions for industry and science. The Company operates in four segments: the Electronics market segment, the Materials Science market segment, the Life Sciences market segment and the Service and Components market segment. The Company’s products include transmission electron microscopes (TEMs); scanning electron microscopes (SEMs); DualBeam systems, which combine a SEM and a focused ion beam system (FIB), on a single platform; stand-alone FIBs; and high optical microscopes. On January 9, 2012 it acquired ASPEX Corporation of Delmont. On July 9, 2012, it acquired certain assets of AP Tech. On August 1, 2012, it acquired Visualization Sciences Group (VSG). The Company has manufacturing operations located in Hillsboro, Oregon; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Brno, Czech Republic; Delmont, Pennsylvania; and Munich, Germany. In February 2014, FEI Co acquired Lithicon AS of Trondheim, Norway and Canberra, Australia.
The Electronics market segment consists of customers in semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturing and related industries such as manufacturers of data storage equipment and other technologies. The Company’s products are used primarily in laboratories or near the fabrication line to speed new product development and increase yields by enabling third dimensional (3D) wafer metrology, defect analysis, root cause failure analysis and circuit edit for modifying device functionality. The Materials Science market segment includes universities, public and private research laboratories and customers in a wide range of industries, including natural resources (mining and oil and gas), petrochemicals, metals, automobiles, aerospace, and forensics. The Company’s solutions enable scientific discovery and advancement for researchers and help manufacturers develop, analyze and produce advanced products. The Company’s products are used in mining for automated mineralogy.
The Life Sciences market segment includes universities, government laboratories and research institutes engaged in biotech and life sciences applications, as well as pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies and hospitals. The Company’s products’ ultra-high resolution imaging allows structural biologists to create detailed 3D reconstructions of complex biological structures such as proteins and viruses. The Service and Components market segment provides support for products and customers for the entire life cycle of a tool from installation through the warranty period, and after warranty period through contract coverage or on a time and materials basis.
The Company competes with JEOL Ltd., Carl Zeiss SMT A.G., Hitachi High Technologies Corporation and Tescan, a.s.
5350 NE Dawson Creek Drive
HILLSBORO OR 97124