Filmetrics, Inc. was founded in 1995 with the mission of making thin-film measurements simple and affordable. Prior to our arrival, commercial thin-film measurement instruments cost $50,000 or more and required operators to have advanced training. Single measurements took several minutes, even hours.
The Filmetrics approach was to design an affordable purpose-built miniature spectrometer system, whose low cost had just recently been made possible by advances in silicon detector array technology. We combined this with sophisticated software that integrated advanced thin-film expertise into a simple, intuitive Windows interface. The result was the F20, a compact system with astounding speed and accuracy, which line operators could be trained to use in a matter of minutes – all at a mere fraction of the cost of traditional instruments.
Today, Filmetrics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KLA Corporation and an important member of the KLA Instruments™ family. Filmetrics continues to offer not only a full line of thin-film metrology systems and accessories but also the world’s first affordable 3D profilometer, the Profilm3D. Filmetrics also offers ProfilmOnline, a browser-based software platform for storing, sharing, viewing, and analyzing 3D images from profilometers, AFMs, and other 3D microscopes.
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