Andor Technology, plc

December 1, 2012
Spectroscopy

Volume 27, Issue 12

Andor Technology, plc

Company Description

Andor Technology, plc is a world leader in the manufacturing of high performance VUV to SWIR modular spectroscopy detection solutions. Based around best-in-class, research-grade CCDs, exclusive electron multiplying CCDs, intensified CCD detectors and InGaAs detectors, and intensified CCD detectors, as well as seamlessly configurable spectrographs and dedicated spectroscopy software, Andor's robust detection solutions offer a unique combination of sensitivity, speed, and ease of use. Andor's core technology Ultravac™ combines with the latest cutting-edge technology in the fields of sensors, electronics, optic, and software to deliver world-class, market-leading scientific spectroscopy detection systems to academics and industrial integrators.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • UV–vis–NIR optical emission spectroscopy

  • Raman (pulsed, resonance, SERS, SORS, CARS, TERS, TR3 )

  • Fluorescence/photoluminescence

  • Plasma studies

  • Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)

  • Micro-spectroscopy

  • Absorption/transmission/reflection (ATR)

  • Hyper-spectral Imaging

  • Light detection and ranging (LIDAR)

  • Plasmonics

Markets Served

In the analytical and life sciences markets, Andor products are particularly suited to fundamental research in the field of biology, nanotechnology, material characterization (polymers, semi-conductors), chemical analysis, and astronomy, as well as industrial applications such as food and safety, process control, drug screening, forensic, environment/water monitoring, and solar panel inspection.

Major Products/Services

Andor's spectroscopy range features a high performance CCD platform (Newton) with dedicated spectroscopy EMCCD for rapid, light-starved applications. Andor's most popular CCD/InGaAs platform is the iDus, for all general spectroscopy applications, alongside the market leading ICCD camera, iStar, for ns gated applications. The Shamrock family is Andor's versatile spectrograph platform, with USB connectivity and seamless configuration with a wide range of accessories, including fiber optics bundles and interface to microscopes. Solis software boasts a dedicated interface, integrating data acquisition and cameras/spectrometers simultaneous control. Andor's X-ray detector range features a wide range of direct/indirect detection options on the Newton and iKon platform.

Facility

Andor's purpose-built 4650 m2 (50,000-square-foot) headquarters is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It hosts state-of-the-art 3000-square-foot Class 1000 and 100 clean rooms, and also provides a unique, 6-Sigma driven environment for streamlining of products design, manufacturing, and thorough QC testing of each system prior to shipment.

Andor Technology, plc

7 Millennium Way

Springvale Business Park

Belfast BT12 7AL

United Kingdom

TELEPHONE

(800) 296-1579

E-mail

info@andor.com

WEBSITE

www.andor.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

US: 321

Outside of US: 270

YEAR FOUNDED

1989