Oxford Instruments plc is a United Kingdom-based provider of high technology tools and systems for research and industry. The Company designs and manufactures equipment that can fabricate, characterize, manipulate and analyze matter at the atomic and molecular level. The Company operates through nine segments, which are combined into three aggregated operating segments. Its three aggregated operating segments include Nanotechnology Tools segment, which provides technology products to research customers in both the public and private sector; the Industrial Products segment, which supplies high technology products and components manufactured in medium volume for industrial customers, and the Service segment, which includes its service business. Its products include analyzers, atomic force microscopy, coating thickness measurement, cryogenic systems, microanalysis systems, nanomanipulation, spectrometers, superconducting magnets and wire, and X-ray tubes and integrated sources.