PEABODY, MA, April 24-Carl Zeiss SMT, provider of electron- and ion-beam imaging and analysis solutions, opened its new North American headquarters in Peabody, MA, near Boston. Representing an investment of more than 9 million dollars, the 53,000-square-foot facility represents the home office for more than 150 employees, and houses the research, development and production center for the Orion helium ion microscope product line.

In addition, the facility serves as the North American hub for sales and service for the complete family of Zeiss particle beam instruments. It also houses the Carl Zeiss Nano Solutions Center Peabody, a comprehensive demonstration and application development facility hosting six electron- and ion-beam systems for nanoscale imaging, analysis and structuring.

Dirk Stenkamp, member of the board of Carl Zeiss SMT, emphasized in his grand opening address: “North America has positioned itself at the forefronts of nanotechnology for advanced materials, life sciences and semiconductor research and development. With our major investments in the new Peabody facility and its highly skilled staff for research, development, production, sales, marketing and services, we are directly addressing the increasing needs and expectations of our North American customers. The new Peabody facility will be a cornerstone of our worldwide growth strategy in the markets for nanotechnology.”