Message from the President

Message from the President

Supporting Technological Innovation as a Manufacturer in Surface Analysis Instruments

Ichiro Kimura President ULVAC-PHI, INCORPRATED

Ichiro Kimura

Analysis instruments have played an important role behind the scenes of leading edge science and technology.
Universities, research institutions, and companies are competing every day to come up with new goods and services that could change the world dramatically, including IoT (Internet of Things), AI (artificial intelligence), robotics, high-performance sensors, and biomedicine. UHV surface analysis instruments play an active role from basic to applied research in these fields. ULVAC-PHI is the world’s only leading company which handles manufacturing, development, and customer support of surface analysis instruments in Japan.

ULVAC-PHI started as an exclusive agent in Japan for Physical Electronics, Inc. during the early days of surface analysis technology in Japan. After the handover of Physical Electronics’ manufacturing technologies in 2003, ULVAC-PHI became the leading manufacturer of surface analysis instruments and has continued introducing new products and technologies to meet customers’ needs. ULVAC-PHI also established a support system with professional staffs, analysis service, training, and seminars for starters in surface analysis to fully utilize our skills accumulated and inherited from Physical Electronics. ULVAC-PHI also conducts sales, R&D, and customer service globally with our subsidiary, Physical Electronics USA.

As a manufacturer of surface analysis instruments using the Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF-SIMS), and Dynamic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (D-SIMS) technologies, ULVAC-PHI can offer solutions to various needs including, but not limited to, material characterization, quality control, and failure analysis.

ULVAC-PHI is committed to providing unique and high-quality products for customers and to contribute to development of science and technology for future generations.