FEI Company, incorporated on May 7, 1953, is a supplier of scientific instruments for nanoscale applications and solutions for industry and science. The Company operates in four segments: the Electronics market segment, the Materials Science market segment, the Life Sciences market segment and the Service and Components market segment. The Company�s products include transmission electron microscopes (TEMs); scanning electron microscopes (SEMs); DualBeam systems, which combine a SEM and a focused ion beam system (FIB), on a single platform; stand-alone FIBs; and high optical microscopes. On January 9, 2012 it acquired ASPEX Corporation of Delmont. On July 9, 2012, it acquired certain assets of AP Tech. The Company has manufacturing operations located in Hillsboro, Oregon; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Brno, Czech Republic; Delmont, Pennsylvania; and Munich, Germany. In February 2014, FEI Co acquired Lithicon AS of Trondheim, Norway and Canberra, Australia.