First Atomic resolution
with the AFM demonstrated by T. Albrecht at Stanford
Noncontact AFM introduced
Park Scientific is
founded by Stanford researchers
Topometrix is founded
Burleigh Instruments offers SPM systems
Piezolevers are first
Shear-force detection type NSOM/SNOM first introduced
WITec founded by Universität Ulm researchers
Nanosurf founded by Universität Basel researchers
Park Scientific Instruments Asia Founded (later renamed Park Systems)
Asylum Research founded
by former Digital Instruments employees
Digital Instruments and TM Microscopes merged with Veeco Metrology Group.
Nanoscience Instruments Founded
Note: This list is by no means meant to be comprehensive.
TappingMode is a registered trademark
of Digital Instruments, Veeco Metrology Group.
MACMode is a registered trademark of Agilent.