The British group Spectris (Malvern, HBM, Brüel & Kjaer, LDS Test & Measurement, nCode, PANalytical, etc.) has just acquired the American company ADSa manufacturer of near infrared spectroscopy instruments. The transaction is worth 14 M$.
Within the group, ASD will be integrated into the Materials Analysis division and brought closer to PANalytical, which offers X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) and X-ray diffraction (XRF) instruments. As a reminder PANalytical is the result of the instrumentation business of Philips.