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Home > Press > Asylum Research Acquires Majority Interest in its European Distributor Atomic Force F&E GmbH

Asylum Research, a premier manufacturer of atomic force microscopes (AFMs), announced that it has purchased a majority interest of Atomic Force F&E GmbH. Atomic Force has been Asylum Research's European distributor since 1999.

Asylum Research Acquires Majority Interest in its European Distributor Atomic Force F&E GmbH

SANTA BARBARA, CA | Posted on March 21st, 2007

"Our investment in Atomic Force solidifies our commitment to the European market," said Jason Cleveland, CEO of Asylum Research. "Atomic Force has done an excellent job as our European distributor for the past eight years. This relationship will allow us to even better support our current and future customers with expedited service, and additional support and resources from the home office. With Atomic Force's numerous years of AFM experience and their outstanding technical abilities, we're proud to have them officially on the Asylum team."

Dr. Roland Goschke, Managing Director of Atomic Force F&E GmbH, commented, "Asylum Research's investment in the European market shows its underlying commitment to nanoscience research which the company was founded upon. Cutting edge science and technology requires close interaction between the customer and instrument manufacturer. Asylum Research and Atomic Force are committed to deliver not only the most technically advanced instruments, but to work in collaboration with our customer's research and be a conduit to their success. Together we will be able to further develop our strengths and be a reliable partner within the nanotechnology community."


About Asylum Research
Asylum Research manufactures advanced scientific instrumentation, including AFMs/SPMs, for nanoscale science and technology. An AFM/SPM is used for visualizing surfaces and measuring surface properties at the nanometer level. For additional information, please contact Terry Mehr, Director of Marketing, Asylum Research, 6310 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93117, 805-696-6466, , or see the web site at

About Atomic Force:

Atomic Force F&E GmbH was founded in 1998 to distribute highly sophisticated surface investigation techniques and instruments. Atomic Force currently distributes a variety of metrology tools as well as AFM cantilevers from their two locations in Mannheim and Munich, Germany. For additional information, please contact Roland Goschke, Atomic Force F&E, Hauptstrasse 161, DE-68259 Mannheim, 49-621-762117-0, , or see the web site at .

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Asylum Research
Terry Mehr, Director of Marketing, 805-696-6466

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