Scienta Scientific / Group History
Kai Siegbahn co-founder of Scienta wins Nobel Prize
Kai Siegbahn wins the Nobel Prize in Physics for developing the method of Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis.
Co-Founded by Kai Siegbahn
Nobel Prize winning achievements of Professor Kai Siegbahn Co-founds Scienta.
Omicron Vacuumphysik is founded
Rapidly becoming the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation solutions in nanotechnology research and development
Renamed Omicron Nanotechnology
The company name is changed to reflect the focus on emergent nanotechnology research.
First installation at Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
SAUNA II developed in collaboration with The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) installed.
Acquired by Scienta Owners
With Scienta technology based around ultra high vacuum systems, the group strategically invests in the worlds leading UHV manufacturer.
VACUUM GENERATORS + SCIENTA
Merger to create VG Scienta
Vacuum Generators and Scienta merge to create VG Scienta.
Sauna Systems Established
The second SAUNA II installed. Development of the SAUNA II Mobile system and the SAUNA II Labsystem.
VG SCIENTA + SAUNA
Formation of Scienta Scientific Group
Sauna and VG Scienta merge to form the Scienta Scientific group. Scienta Scientific is an established world leader in our areas of operaion, serving customers across the globe.
Acquired by Oxford Instruments
Omicron is bought by Oxford Instruments to further build upon their own technology based market.
HASTINGS SITE RENAMED VACGEN
In December 2015 VG Scienta Hastings site is renamed to VACGEN.
SCIENTA SCIENTIFIC + OMICRON
Scienta Scientific merges with Omicron
Scienta Scientific and Omicron merge together to form Scienta Omicron.
SAUNA Systems changes its name to Scienta Sensor Systems
SAUNA changes its name to better reflect the nature of its business.
Nobel Prize for Physics 2016, awarded to David Thouless,F.Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for Theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and phases of matter, verfied on Scienta Omicron R4000 ARPES analysis system.
SIGMA SURFACE SCIENCE
Acquired by Scienta Omicron
Scienta Omicron SPM and the Sigma Surface Science SPM and XPS businesses merged into one new business unit under the roof of Scienta Omicron.