By Marc S. Reisch-C&E-Engineering-Jan. 8, 2018
Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired Phenom-World, a small Dutch maker of desktop scanning electron microscopes (SEMs). Financial details were not disclosed. Thermo Fisher says the deal expands its line of entry-level and desktop SEMs for materials science, industrial, life sciences, and electronics customers. Thermo Fisher became a significant force in electron microscopy in 2016 when it bought Oregon-based FEI for $4.2 billion.