Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > FEI Announces Joint Research Program with the FOM Foundation

Abstract:
Project Will Focus on Developing Tools for Single-Atom Imaging and Processing of Material Structures

FEI Announces Joint Research Program with the FOM Foundation

HILLSBORO, OR | Posted on December 18th, 2007

FEI Company (Nasdaq:FEIC) and the Netherlands-based FOM foundation have announced a joint nanotechnology research project. The goal of the Industrial Partnership Program (IPP) is to advance electron microscopes and focused ion beam systems (FIBs) so that the structure of materials can be made visible and processed at the single-atom scale. FOM-sponsored IPPs link leading academic and industrial physical research to realize specific commercial goals.

The ambitious research program will have a two-fold focus. The first is to advance and fully harness the potential that lies in existing electron microscopes and ion beam systems for a full range of applications in physics and biology. The second focus of the program will include researching the interaction between electron beams, ion beams, laser light and matter. This will result in much-needed fundamental innovations for future generations of microscopes and focused ion beam systems.

"Material processing at the atomic level is a primary emphasis at FEI and an area to which we devote extensive research," explains Frank de Jong, FEI Company's director of research and technology. "However, beyond making structures visible, we need to make the transition from static to moving images. Five years from now, we want to be able not only to change an atomic structure but also to see it happening. This will require new breakthroughs in both knowledge and technology and the range of skills that this effort requires is vast. This cooperative effort with academic partners will bring the best resources available to the program."

High expectations are currently being placed on nanotechnology discovery and development in terms of providing innovative solutions to a range of social challenges such as clean and renewable energy sources, water management, healthcare and food supply. Continued breakthroughs in research and development need to be achieved in both science and industry if nanotechnology is to meet these expectations. FOM and FEI believe that the results of the program will benefit a wide range of industries including microelectronics, chemistry and catalysis, biosciences and pharmaceuticals, and the automotive industry.

The FOM-FEI research program has a five-year term and a total budget of EUR 2.7 million. As well as providing financial input, FEI Company will also make a highly advanced focused ion beam (FIB) system available to project researchers. The program will run at TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, the FOM Institute AMOLF and FEI laboratories in the Netherlands and the United States.

About FOM

The Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) promotes fundamental physics research in the Netherlands. FOM's activities serve the common good as well as the interests of higher education and industry. With around one thousand employees and a turnover of EUR 80 million, FOM carries out top research within four institutes and 180 working parties drawn from Dutch universities. The FOM receives an annual budget of EUR 3 million for Industrial Partnership Programmes. See also: www.fom.nl.

####

About FEI Company
FEI (Nasdaq:FEIC) is a world leader in pioneering industry-leading technologies and applications that deliver imaging solutions for 3D characterization, analysis and modification/prototyping with resolutions down to the sub-Ångström level. Our customers, working in advanced research and manufacturing, are supported by field-experienced applications specialists and open access to FEI’s prestigious global user network so they can succeed in accelerating nanoscale discovery and contribute to better living through new product commercialization. FEI’s NanoPorts in North America, Europe and Asia provide centers of technical excellence where our world-class community of customers and specialists collaborate on the ongoing development of new ideas and innovative solutions. FEI has sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world. More information can be found at: http://www.fei.com .

This news release contains forward-looking statements that include statements about future performance and new applications of, and development work through our electron microscopes and focused ion beam tools. Factors that could affect these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to the inability of project partners to develop and deploy the expected new applications or to achieve the development work. Additional factors that could affect these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to changes to or cancellation of the development program; the inability of FEI, its suppliers or project partners to make the technology advances required for the program to achieve anticipated results; problems arising during execution of the program that delay it or cause results to vary from the anticipated results; unforeseen technology challenges; and failure of a key supplier or program partner. Please also refer to our Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q, Forms 8-K and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for additional information on these factors and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. FEI assumes no duty to update forward-looking statements.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
FEI Company
Dan Zenka, APR, +1-503-726-2695
Public Relations

Copyright © Business Wire 2007

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Announcements

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer June 17th, 2018

Squeezing light at the nanoscale: Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules June 17th, 2018

Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials: The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light June 15th, 2018

Tools

Nanometrics Updates Time of Webcast at Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference June 12th, 2018

Nano-saturn: Supramolecular complex formation: Anthracene macrocycle and C60 fullerene June 8th, 2018

Detecting the birth and death of a phonon June 7th, 2018

Scientists use photonic chip to make virtual movies of molecular motion June 6th, 2018

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Leti and Cellmic Join Forces to Speed Market Adoption of Lens-Free Imaging and Sensing Techniques May 3rd, 2018

Nanobiotix and Weill Cornell Medicine Partner on Pre-Clinical Research Inbox x May 3rd, 2018

New era in high field superconducting magnets – opening new frontiers in science, nanotechnology and materials discovery January 9th, 2018

Leti Field Trials Demonstrate New Multicarrier Waveform for Rural, Maritime Broadband Radio: Field Trial in Orkney Islands Used New Filtered Multicarrier Waveform at 700MHz Band with Flexible Bandwidth Usage (Fragmented and Continuous Spectrum) December 18th, 2017

Research partnerships

Evidence for a new property of quantum matter revealed: Electrical dipole activity detected in a quantum material unlike any other tested June 11th, 2018

Scientists use photonic chip to make virtual movies of molecular motion June 6th, 2018

Quantum Interference May Be Key to Smaller Insulators: Breakthrough could jumpstart further miniaturization of transistors June 6th, 2018

Tunable diamond string may hold key to quantum memory: A process similar to guitar tuning improves storage time of quantum memory May 24th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project