Park Systems, World Leading Manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes Receives Frost & Sullivan 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award

Frost & Sullivan announced today that Park Systems, the leading manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes is the recipient of its2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies, which significantly impacts both the functionality and the customer value of new products and applications. Park’s Atomic Force Microscopes demonstrate cutting edge technology where unmatched performance has resulted in customized product lines used at leading manufacturers world-wide.

One of the key differentiators for Park Systems is their proprietary SmartScan™ technology that allows any researcher to make high resolution accurate images without AFM expertise, and often five times faster for a comparable quality image than done by an expert. The company’s diverse and powerful range of AFM products highlights their zeal to innovate and embrace the challenge to continuously extend the capabilities of nanoscale microscopy in a landscape that is rapidly evolving.

Mariano Kimbara, Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst

Since 1997, Park Systems has added significant innovations to their original AFM design to revolutionize imaging methodologies and enhance the user experience, resulting in their unbridled success. Park Systems holds 32 patents related to AFM technology, including True Non-Contact Mode™ using decoupled XY and Z scanners, PTR measurements of HDD application, NX-Bio technology using Scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM) on live cell, 3D AFM for sidewall measurements critical for latest semiconductor advancements, and automation AFM operation software (SmartScan™). SmartScan fully automatizes AFM imaging making it very easy for anyone to take an image of a sample at nanoscale resolution and clarity comparable to one taken by an expert.

Park Atomic Force Microscopes trademark design produces high data accuracy at nanoscale resolution, using patented technology that delivers accurate and cost-effective results. We are honored to receive the Frost & Sullivan award for our advanced technological innovations in Atomic Force Microscopy.

Keibock Lee, President Park Systems.

Park Systems has a full range of AFM systems that provide solutions for researchers and industry engineers across a wide spectrum of disciplines including chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, semiconductor and data storage. Used by thousands of the most distinguished academic and research institutions worldwide, Park is recognized as an innovate partner in nanoscale technologies.

Based on thorough recent analysis of the global atomic force microscopy (AFM) market, Frost & Sullivan awarded Park Systems with the 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award, for their ability to create AFM equipment and services that offer unparallel measurement accuracy, repeatability, and reliability, exceeding any of the competitive products on the market.

Park Systems’s founder, Dr. Sang-il Park, was part of the original Stanford University-based team that developed the AFM technology in the early 1980s. By founding Park Systems, Dr. Park commercialized the first AFM, providing researchers and engineers with access to the exciting new technology. The company continues to develop and launch innovative AFM and AFM-related services to meet consistently new customer needs worldwide.

Park Systems has a distinguished customer service record, exemplified by the customer base of the world’s leading institutions including thousands of prestigious universities and international research agencies world-wide. The company recently launched the market’s first ever 9-to-9 Live Support, connecting customers with experts that can diagnose and fix problems from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. Additionally, the company provides a user forum, where customers can ask questions, respond to each other, and receive guidance from Park Systems’ technicians and an interactive Nano Academy with a shared knowledge platform that includes webinars, a news magazine and user demonstration videos.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies, which significantly impacts both the functionality and the customer value of new products and applications. The award lauds the high R&D spend towards innovation, its relevance to the industry, and the positive impact on brand perception.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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