Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Oxford Instruments purchases Omicron and Omniprobe

Oxford Instruments plc, announced the acquisition of Omicron NanoTechnology GmbH and Omniprobe, Inc. for a total of some £40m. These businesses are seen to strengthen the Group’s Nanotechnology Tools sector, by the addition of complementary products and technologies. The company believes that the acquired businesses share a similar customer base and routes to market with the existing companies and together with their existing capabilities, bring opportunities for the development of integrated new products.

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