Bruker AXS enters x-ray microanalysis market.
RONTEC is not a significant vendor in the overall X-ray market, but the company has attractive qualities from Bruker's standpoint. Although RONTEC's laboratory XRF and XRD products will have little initial impact on Bruker's overall revenue, this acquisition will broaden Bruker's portfolio to include TR-XRF and x-ray microanalysis, giving Bruker a foothold in these segments of the market that Bruker is well-situated to exploit. Furthermore, RONTEC's innovative silicon drift detector technology will be a valuable asset to Bruker's x-ray business. Competitors in the x-ray microanalysis market include EDAX, an AMETEK company, Oxford Instruments and Thermo Electron.
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|Title Annotation:||acquires RONTEC GmbH|
|Comment:||Bruker AXS enters x-ray microanalysis market.(acquires RONTEC GmbH)|
|Publication:||Instrument Business Outlook|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Oct 15, 2005|
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