Company History


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Internal defects such as delaminations, cracks and voids within ceramic chip capacitors can lead to product failure.

Company History

Since its inception Sonoscan introduced the new field of Acoustic Micro Imaging by developing the first commercially-available acoustic microscope, the Scanning Laser Acoustic Microscope (SLAM™), in 1975 which was cited by R&D Magazine and it was awarded one of the 100 most innovative new products.


Sonoscan’s founder and president, Dr. Lawrence Kessler, is a highly regarded expert in the field of ultrasonics and imaging systems. Dr. Kessler is committed to the continuous development of Acoustic Microscopy technologies through educational programs, client application reviews and new system development.

This dedication to Acoustic Microscopy is the core of Sonoscan. We continually strive to deliver extraordinary data accuracy, superior image quality and unsurpassed technical expertise. The company also holds more US and foreign patents related to AMI technology than any other manufacturer. 

All in all, Sonoscan is your best insurance against costly production shutdowns, quarantined products and very disappointed customers.

Industry Leaders that Rely on Sonoscan

  • All of the top 10 global semiconductor companies
  • Nine of the top 10 automotive semiconductor companies
  • Seven of the top 10 defense contractors
  • Four of the top 5 MEMS manufacturers

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