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Sonoscan’s New Lab Model C-SAM® Acoustic Microscope

Elk Grove Village, IL — July 10, 2012

Sonoscan® has unveiled its newest Lab Model D9600™ C-SAM® acoustic micro imaging system, specifically designed to serve as a general-purpose tool for laboratory/failure analysis work or for low-volume production inspection.

Like the recently introduced technology-laden Gen6™ system, Model D9600 incorporates advanced Sonolytics™ software and its highly-rated graphical user interface. With the Gen6 and the D9600 Sonoscan has raised the performance level for laboratory acoustic microscopes. The D9600 in particular is designed to put Sonoscan quality in the hands of budget-conscious users.

Standard in the D9600 is PolyGate™ analysis software, which has proven its usefulness in imaging multilayer or bulk materials. PolyGate permits the user to set up to 100 individual gates per channel for a sample.

During a single scan, PolyGate produces a separate acoustic image for each gate. Depending on the material, each gate may be as thin as 20 microns.

The D9600 employs a linear motor for X-axis scanning, a tower mounted scan reference platform, and is rated for Class 1000 cleanroom operation. It has a full portfolio of optional features.


Sonoscan, Inc. 2149 E. Pratt Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Phone 847-437-6400. Contact Bill Zuckerman x237. Email bzuckerman@sonoscan.com; web www.sonoscan.com.

About Sonoscan®: Sonoscan is the leading developer and manufacturer of acoustic microscopes and sophisticated acoustic micro imaging systems, widely used for nondestructive analysis of defects in industrial products and semiconductor devices. For over 30 years, Sonoscan’s attention to customer needs and investment in R&D has created systems that set industry standards for speed and accuracy. Key products include C-SAM® systems for off-line and laboratory analysis and FACTS2™ for automated production inspection.

Through its SonoLab division Sonoscan applications engineers, with experience totaling more than two centuries in acoustic microscopy, assist hundreds of customers annually in solving materials problems and quality control issues. SonoLab operates applications testing laboratories in multiple global locations to serve the inspection needs of customers that do not have their own capability.