Since its' founding in 1997, WITec has established itself as a market leader in the field of nano-analytical microscope systems (Raman, AFM, SNOM). As reflected in WITec’s maxim "Focus Innovations", our success is based on constantly introducing new technologies and a commitment to maintaining customer satisfaction through high-quality, flexible and innovative products.
A dedicated international market approach with an established service and support experience in the various regions of the world is one of our key strengths, evidenced by our widespread network of distributors and representatives as well as the US and Asian branch offices (WITec Instruments Corp. Knoxville, TN & WITec Pte. Ltd., Singapore).
The company has generated average annual growth rates of more than 10 % during the last few years.
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History & Awards
WITec began with the introduction of the first Scanning Near-field Optical Microscope featuring easy to use cantilever SNOM sensors for reliable optical imaging beyond the diffraction limit. In addition, the Pulsed Force Mode accessory AFM module for imaging of local stiffness and adhesion along with topography was a successfully introduced to the AFM community.
With the release of the first Confocal Raman Imaging system in 1999, WITec outperformed the existing Raman mapping techniques in terms of sensitivity, speed and lateral resolution, pioneering Raman spectroscopy as a tool for true 3D chemical imaging.
WITec continuously launches new, highly-innovative technologies. Once again 2010 the patent pending TrueSurface Microscopy for profilometric measurements convinced the experts and was distinguished by well-respected prizes.
The modular design of WITec microscopes allows the integration of Confocal Raman and Scanning Probe Microscopy in one system. This innovation instigated the current boom in combined Raman/SPM system.
As a result of this expertise, WITec received several awards for new product developments:
- R&D 100 Award for the first automated Raman AFM combination for large samples. (alpha500)
- PITTCON Editors Gold Award for TrueSurface Microscopy (read more)
- R&D 100 Award for TrueSurface Microscopy (read more)
- Microscopy Today Innovation Award for TrueSurface Microscopy (read more)
- Photonics Prism Award for TrueSurface Microscopy (read more)
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