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Utilizing the Power of Scanning Acoustic Microscopy as a Tool for Failure Analysis, R&D and QC inspection to answer Manufacturing Questions

Advanced MicroAnalytical offers solutions to complex material challenges by harnessing cutting-edge test methods that include scanning acoustic microscopy (CSAM).


In 1974, the first scanning acoustic microscope was developed at Stanford University. Since then, the technology has continued to advance and scanning acoustic microscopy has become an important tool used for failure analysis, non-destructive material testing and other investigations.

Scanning acoustic microscopy is an excellent non-invasive material testing technique that is regularly called upon to find and characterize hidden defects. The technology works by focusing sound to image, measure and inspect a material. Depending on what is being analyzed, it can be the ideal method due to its sensitivity to materials with differing physical properties.

The scientists and engineers at Advanced MicroAnalytical apply scanning acoustic microscopy to non-destructively inspect for construction details, defects or the integrity of an optically opaque solid sample, component, material or structure. The method is utilized as an aid in failure analysis, research and development, QC, reliability or process control due to its ability to identify sub-surface delamination, voids, cracks, bond lines or seal issues in various materials.

Typical applications that make use of scanning acoustic microscopy include examining microelectronics, encapsulated devices, bonded wafers and materials, lid seals and other objects. Advanced MicroAnalytical harnesses this technology in concert with other techniques and instrumentation to give diagnostic flexibility and for use with project analysis for clients on samples where minimally invasive or non-destructive techniques are required. 

With access to CSAM and dozens of other techniques, Advanced MicroAnalytical puts their experience and understanding of manufacturing and product development to use for companies in a wide range of industries. These customers known that Advanced MicroAnalytical provides the material testing information they need to develop solutions to real world challenges.  

To learn more about scanning acoustic microscopy or other material, research and development, product viability or quality control testing and support services provided by Advanced MicroAnalytical, please visit, call (877) 605-6662 or email .

About Advanced MicroAnalytical
At Advanced MicroAnalytical we are dedicated to providing you and your business with critical insight and knowledge that is essential in the modern era. We provide the testing services and analytical tools for comprehensive understanding of your materials and projects. Our services range from advanced microanalysis of nanotechnology to compositional and functional analysis of large manufactured systems.  Our laboratory services span a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, micro-electronics, nanofabrication, aerospace and defense, environmental engineering – as well as many others. Advanced MicroAnalytical is committed to serving as a valued analytical partner to our clients. We offer unmatched analysis, testing, and services to assist you in your business, environmental, and research challenges. Visit our website at

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