Field Electron and Ion Overview

  • Founded
  • 1971

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 3,000

  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $4.08B

Field Electron and Ion General Information


FEI was a supplier of instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis and prototyping. The company supplied instruments for nanoscale processes to enable research, development and manufacturing in a range of industrial, academic and research institutional applications. The company's products included focused ion beam systems or FIBs, scanning electron microscopes or SEMs, transmission electron microscopes or TEMs and DualBeam systems, which combined an FIB and SEM on a single platform.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Other Industries
Diagnostic Equipment
Machinery (B2B)
Primary Office
  • 5350 North East Dawson Creek Drive
  • Hillsboro, OR 97124
  • United States

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Field Electron and Ion Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
5. Merger/Acquisition 19-Sep-2016 $4.08B 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. PIPE Completed Generating Revenue
3. Merger/Acquisition 01-Sep-1996 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. IPO 01-Jun-1995 $23.8M $24.1M Completed Generating Revenue
1. Later Stage VC 01-Jan-1988 $300K $300K Completed Generating Revenue
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Field Electron and Ion Patents

Field Electron and Ion Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-11282670-B1 Slice depth reconstruction of charged particle images using model simulation for improved generation of 3d sample images Active 29-Dec-2020 0000000000 00
EP-4002419-A1 System and method for handling cryogenic samples for charged particle instruments Pending 18-Nov-2020 00000000 0
JP-2022080890-A Systems and methods for handling cold charged particle samples Pending 18-Nov-2020 00000000
US-20220155193-A1 System and method for handling cryo-charged particle samples Pending 18-Nov-2020 00000000
EP-4002420-A1 Method of determining an energy width of a charged particle beam Pending 12-Nov-2020 H01J37/263 0
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Field Electron and Ion Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Field Electron and Ion Former Investors (3)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Northwest Technology Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Philips Corporation Majority 000 0000 000000 0
Reference Capital Management Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Field Electron and Ion Investments & Acquisitions (15)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000 0000000 10-Dec-2015 0000000000 00000 Other Semiconductors
000000 29-May-2014 0000000000 Other Equipment
00000000 05-Feb-2014 0000000000 000.00 Oil and Gas Equipment 000 00000
0000000000000 09-Aug-2013 0000000000 00.00 Other Commercial Products 00000000
Visualization Sciences Group 29-Aug-2012 Merger/Acquisition 000.00 Application Software
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Field Electron and Ion Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Lithicon Oil and Gas Equipment Trondheim, Norway 2012
000000 Other Equipment Bonn, Germany 0000
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Field Electron and Ion Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
000000000000 05-Jan-2009 000000000000000000 00.00 Completed
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00000 000000000000 01-Sep-2004 00000 00000 00 00.000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
0000000 0000000000 10-Jun-2002 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000 00000000 000
Neocera 26-Mar-2002 Later Stage VC 000.00 Completed
  • 4 buyers
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