Interferometer/SPM Unit enhances surface imaging, metrology.

Press Release Summary:

Offered as fully integrated solution, Q-View White Light Interferometer/SPM system combines benefits of white light interferometry and SPM technologies. Q-View Interferometric Module integrates seamlessly onto Q-Scope SPM platform. It uses optical profiler technology to render and measure areas as large as 500 µm within seconds. Users can switch to SPM mode and characterize surface structures at sub-angstrom level.

Original Press Release:

Ambios Technology Introduces New Q-View White Light Interferometer / SPM

(SANTA CRUZ, CA -- October 21, 2008) Ambios Technology, Inc. introduced its new Q-View White Light Interferometer / SPM system at the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering in Portland, Oregon. This new system combines the capability of white light interferometry and SPM technology.

The Q-View Interferometric Module integrates seamlessly onto the Q-Scope SPM platform. Q-View uses optical profiler technology to render and measure a large area (500µm) in a few seconds. Switch to SPM mode and characterize surface structures at the sub-angstrom level. Rick Olds, Sales and Marketing Manager of Ambios Technology, commented, "The synergy of combining SPM and Interferometer technology on a single platform will greatly enhance surface imaging and metrology for the community of SPM users."

Q-View White Light Interferometer / SPM is provided as a fully integrated system with the benefits of two technologies on one unified platform. In addition, the Q-View Interferometer module is available as an upgrade for existing Q-Scope customers.

Ambios Technology, Inc. is a manufacturer of high resolution surface measurement and visualization systems. In addition to surface profilometers, the company manufactures scanning white light interferometers and (AFM/SPM) scanning probe microscopes. A privately held company, Ambios Technology, is headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA with a sales, service, and support office in Rochester, NY.

Ambios Technology, Inc. Rick Olds, Sales & Marketing Manager - (831) 429-4200


Ambios Technology, Inc. founded in 1996, is dedicated to the design and manufacture of innovative surface metrology instruments for the academic and general industrial sectors. With the number of installed instruments growing daily, Ambios' Technology is enabling trend-setting research in a global marketplace. Ambios continues to lead the industry in innovation, value, and commitment to customers.


Our mission and principal goal is to provide industrial and academic researchers with affordable world-class surface analysis instrumentation. By making state-of-the-art measurement technology available at affordable prices to our customers in these fields, we are deeply gratified to be participating in the advancement of human knowledge and understanding. We recommit ourselves each and every day to improving our products to allow our customers to see things they could never see, measure things they could never measure, and imagine things they could not imagine without the tools we provide for observation. See our Innovation and Engineering Guiding Principals (pdf).

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Ambios Technology is pleased to host demonstrations of our equipment in our new Applications Laboratory near the Silicon Valley, in Santa Cruz, California. Whether you need a demo to complete your supplier competitive review, or samples processed to support a new purchase justification, we invite you to contact us and schedule a visit. Our facility boasts a full complement of our equipment, as well as a helpful and capable staff to quickly meet your needs. For further information, please Contact Us and our professional staff will assist you.

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