HILLSBORO, Ore., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FEI Company (Nasdaq:
FEIC) has announced the global launch of its Certified Tools program
featuring factory-refurbished FEI systems that are fully-tested and
warranted to meet original factory specifications. With the Certified Tools
program, customers will now have greater flexibility and added confidence
as they plan capital equipment acquisitions.
Each FEI Certified Tool undergoes a rigorous factory test and
refurbishment process. Emitters, software, controls, and columns that do
not meet performance criteria, or are reaching the end of their service
life are upgraded with FEI components and software to ensure that the
system will meet or even exceed the original factory specifications.
Because all work is done by skilled technicians in FEI's advanced
manufacturing facilities, all FEI Certified Tools are shipped from the
factory with a full 90-day parts and service warranty and are eligible for
FEI's service contracts.
The global launch of the Certified Tools programs follows the
successful introduction of the program in China earlier this year. "We are
excited to expand the Certified Tools program to all of our markets,"
commented Paul O'Mara, FEI's senior vice president of worldwide service.
"The expansion of the program comes as customers in North America, Europe
and Asia-Pacific continue to invest in tools that enable nanoscale
research, development and manufacturing. These investments will include a
mix of both new and refurbished equipment for labs and factories across
multiple markets including semiconductors and data storage, research
institutions and general industry."
As part of FEI's Certified Tools program, customers may also be able to
trade in select FEI systems, determined by current market demand and
inventories, with the purchase of new equipment. This will enable FEI's
customers to expand their capabilities while optimizing their asset
Customers can obtain information more information on FEI Certified
Tools and contact their local sales representative by visiting FEI's
all-new web site: www.fei.com/feicertified.
FEI's Tools for Nanotech(TM), featuring focused ion- and electron-beam
technologies, deliver 3D characterization, analysis and modification
capabilities with resolution down to the sub-Angstrom level and provide
innovative solutions for customers working in NanoBiology, NanoResearch and
NanoElectronics. With R&D centers in North America and Europe, and sales
and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world, FEI is
bringing the nanoscale within the grasp of leading researchers and
manufacturers and helping to turn some of the biggest ideas of this century
into reality. More information can be found on the FEI website at:
SOURCE FEI Company