BERLIN, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruker today announced that it has acquired the assets of Yingsheng Technology Pty Ltd. in Brisbane, Australia, that relate to the 3rd generation Advanced Mineral Identification and Characterization System (AMICS) software package, and respective IP for advanced minerals identification and characterization.
AMICS is a highly innovative software platform for automated identification and quantification of mineral and synthetic phases. It can be used in conjunction with either scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and SEM-related energy dispersive X-ray spectrometers (EDS), or now also with novel micro X-ray fluorescence (µXRF) analyzers. Its versatile, 3rd-generation automation and forward-thinking quantitative analysis capabilities make AMICS an ideal tool for research in geological and material sciences, as well as for fast, efficient and precise phase analysis in various industrial and exploration applications, such as mining, oil & gas, coal, cement, refining and recycling.
"We are very pleased with the addition of the AMICS software to our portfolio of analytical tools for electron microscopy and µXRF analysis," commented Thomas Schuelein, President of Bruker's Nano Analytics Division. "Making AMICS an integral part of our QUANTAX™ EDS systems will enable us to offer researchers and OEM partners in earth and material sciences enhanced analytical power for minerals characterization. With AMICS we can now even better serve the increasing demand in the mining and other industries for fast, highly productive and precise automated phase analysis."
Mr. Schuelein continued: "Furthermore, combining AMICS with our novel and performance-leading µXRF system M4 TORNADO™, will augment today's workflows in the fields of minerals exploration and production, as it will allow micro-scale analysis on large samples, such as rocks, drill core sections, etc., without elaborate sample preparation.
We are pleased that, as part of the asset purchase agreement, the key software and applications engineers who created AMICS under the direction of Yingsheng's founder and CEO, Dr. Ying Gu, have transitioned to Bruker, enabling continuity in the further development and commercialization of AMICS going forward."
The financial details of the asset purchase agreement were not disclosed.
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