FEI Company is a supplier of instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis and prototyping to enable research, development and manufacturing in a range of industrial, academic and research institutional applications. The Company operates in four segments: the Electronics market, the Materials Science market, the Life Sciences market and the Service and Components market. Its products include transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes (SEM), DualBeam systems, which combine a SEM and a focused ion beam system, on a single platform, and stand-alone FIBs. DualBeam systems include models that have wafer handling capability that are purchased by semiconductor and data storage manufacturers (wafer-level DualBeam systems) and models that have small stages and are sold to customers in several markets (small-stage DualBeam systems). On November 14, 2011, the Company acquired TILL Photonics of Munich, Germany. On January 9, 2012, the Company acquired ASPEX Corporation.