Park Systems, World-leading Manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes, Receives Frost & Sullivan 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — July 18, 2016 —Frost & Sullivan announced today that Park Systems, the leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopes (AFM), is the recipient of its 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that significantly impact both the functionality and the customer value of new products and applications. Park’s Atomic Force Microscopes demonstrate cutting-edge technology where unmatched performance has resulted in customized product lines used at leading manufacturers worldwide.

“One of the key differentiators for Park Systems is their proprietary SmartScan™ technology that allows any researcher to make high resolution accurate images without AFM expertise, and often five times faster for a comparable quality image than done by an expert,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Mariano Kimbara. “The company’s diverse and powerful range of AFM products highlight their zeal to innovate and embrace the challenge to continuously extend the capabilities of nanoscale microscopy in a landscape that is rapidly evolving.”

Since being founded in 1997, Park Systems has significantly innovated their original AFM design. These innovations have revolutionized imaging methodologies and enhanced user experience, resulting in Park’s unbridled success. Park Systems holds 32 patents related to AFM technology, including True Non-Contact Mode™ using decoupled XY and Z scanners, PTR measurements of HDD application, NX-Bio technology using Scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM) on live cell, 3D AFM for sidewall measurements critical for latest semiconductor advancements, and automation AFM operation software (SmartScan™). SmartScan fully automatizes AFM imaging, making it very easy for anyone to take an image of a sample at nanoscale resolution and clarity comparable to one taken by an expert.

“Park atomic force microscopes trademark design produces high data accuracy at nanoscale resolution, using patented technology that delivers accurate and cost-effective results,” states Keibock Lee, President of Park Systems. “We are honored to receive the Frost & Sullivan award for our advanced technological innovations in atomic force microscopy.”

Park Systems has a full range of AFM systems that provide solutions for researchers and industry engineers across a wide spectrum of disciplines, including chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, semiconductors, and data storage. Used by thousands of the most distinguished academic and research institutions worldwide, Park is recognized as an innovative partner in nanoscale technologies.

Based on thorough recent analysis of the global AFM market, Frost & Sullivan awarded Park Systems with the 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for their ability to create AFM equipment and services that offer unparalleled measurement accuracy, repeatability, and reliability.

Park Systems’ founder, Dr. Sang-il Park, was part of the original Stanford University-based team that developed AFM technology in the early 1980s. By founding Park Systems, Dr. Park commercialized the first AFM, providing researchers and engineers with access to the exciting new technology. The company continues to develop and launch innovative AFM and AFM-related services to consistently meet new customer needs worldwide.

Park Systems has a distinguished customer service record that is exemplified by its global customer base of leading institutions, including thousands of prestigious universities and international research agencies.

The company recently launched the market’s first ever 9-to-9 Live Support, connecting customers with experts that can diagnose and fix problems from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. Additionally, the company provides a user forum where customers can ask questions, respond to each other, and receive guidance from Park Systems’ technicians. The company also hosts an interactive shared knowledge platform called Nano Academy that includes webinars, a news magazine, and user demonstration videos.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies, which significantly impacts both the functionality and the customer value of new products and applications. The award lauds the high R&D spend towards innovation, its relevance to the industry, and the positive impact on brand perception.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Park Systems

Park Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) systems with a complete range of products for researchers and industry engineers in chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, and semiconductor and data storage industries. Park’s products are used by over a thousand of institutions and corporations worldwide. Park’s AFM provides highest data accuracy at nanoscale resolution, superior productivity, and lowest operating cost thanks to its unique technology and innovative engineering. Park Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with its global manufacturing and R&D headquarters in Korea. Park’s products are sold and supported worldwide with regional headquarters in the US, Korea, Japan, and Singapore, and distribution partners throughout Europe, Asia, and America. Please visit or call 408-986-1110 for more information.

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