About us

Our company, founded in March 2006, provides tools for analysis, thin film deposition, measurement and control applications from market-leading suppliers. We focus on research, development and process control in the materials science, energy research and semiconductor markets. We have a significant breadth of product offering, including the World market leading thin film metrology company k-Space Associates, Inc. and our 15+ year relationship has included 9 Distributor of the Year awards.

Products and services

k-Space Associates, Inc.

In-situ thin film metrology

European sales partner.

Staib Instruments GmbH

Products for RHEED and surface analysis

UK & Ireland sales partner.

Thought for the month

"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen" Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. 1870 – 1924


RTA Instruments Ltd
Back Lane,
Monks Eleigh
United Kingdom

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Thursday 4 April 2013

What Happens in an Internet Minute?

On the grand scale of life, the universe and everything a minute is only a moment in time but as Intel have pointed out due to the wonders of the internet and associated technologies a great deal can happen in that one fleeting minute. In 60 seconds more than 204 million emails are sent and over 1.3 million video clips are watched on YouTube. The figures will increase as currently the number of networked devices only equals the world’s population; by 2015 it is projected to be double the world’s population.

The speed and volume of communications is quantifiable and measurable. Style, on the other hand, is more qualitative. Perhaps totally anachronistic but I have to admire the Vatican’s use of coloured smoke as a communication mechanism on Papal matters. Twitter by smoke signals would be exciting but is probably a too retrograde ambition. But as the poet said: What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.

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