Asylum Research


To Our Customers

Asylum Research is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Oxford Instruments plc, a publicly owned company based in the UK. Oxford Instruments is a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for research and industry. They design and manufacture equipment that fabricates, characterizes, manipulates and analyzes matter at the atomic and molecular levels. Combining our leading SPM and AFM technology with Oxford Instruments strengthens our position in the worldwide nanotechnology market. Our partnership will also allow us to make significant investments in additional R&D that will translate into new product development bringing the most innovative AFM instrumentation to market faster. This will accelerate research in the world for material and life sciences, energy research and other emerging applications.

During our courtship with Oxford Instruments, it became clear that we have the same core values. We both continually strive for the best customer support in the world while maintaining a creative, innovative culture combined with the ability to turn that creativity and innovation into award winning, successful products that drive industry standards higher. We do all this while conducting business with integrity and respect for our employees, customers and suppliers.

From the first MFP-1D that shipped out to Cambridge University in December 1999 to the Cyphers and MFP-3Ds that went out the door yesterday, you, our customers, have made it all possible. Our passion will always be to make the best, most reliable AFMs on the planet and to continue to support our customers at the same high standard we have always had. We are looking forward to our future within Oxford Instruments plc where we can raise that bar to an even higher level and move on to the next great discoveries.

From all of us at Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments Company, we'd like to wish you Happy Holidays and an excellent New Year.

Asylum Research co-founders,

Dick Clark
Jason Cleveland
Roger Proksch

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Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. • 6310 Hollister Ave. • Santa Barbara, CA  93117 •