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|Founded||Incorporated in 2007. Acquired by Olympus Corporation.|
|Headquarters||Mountain View, CA|
|Key people||Bradley Boyer, President
Philippe Sarrazin, Chief Technology Officer
Robert Espinosa, Chairman of the Board
Carmen Cerrelli, CFO
|Products||XRD/XRF Portable Instruments|
inXitu, Inc. acquired by Olympus Corporation, was a Mountain View, CA based company which developed portable X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis instruments. The company name was a combination of the terms 'in situ' and 'X-ray', portraying the company's dedication to developing X-ray instruments that could be easily transported to the original site of the material being analyzed.
InXitu's portable rock and mineral analyzer "Terra" received a prestigious R&D 100 Award and was chosen to fly on the Mars Science Laboratory rover scheduled for launch in 2009.  Shortly after, the company was acquired by Olympus Corporation.
This company was incorporated in 2007 following the merger of inXitu and Microwave Power Technology Inc (MPT). MPT brought research and development experience in the area of high vacuum technology associated with the key components in the inXitu field portable XRD instrument. In early 2008, inXitu Inc., launched "Terra", its first commercial field portable X-Ray Diffractometer and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer. In later 2008, Bradley Boyer joined inXitu as its President/CEO. Shortly after this, inXitu formed a strategic alliance with Innov-X Systems Inc., and was acquired by Olympus Corporation afterwards.
Olympus Corporation is an international company operating in industrial, medical and consumer markets, specializing in optics, electronics and precision engineering.
This corporation covers an industry-leading portfolio of innovative test, measurement, and imaging instruments. Leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection (RVI), microscopy (IE), ultrasound (UT), phased array (PA), eddy current (EC), eddy current array (ECA), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), high speed video (HSV), and optical metrology. Our products include ultrasonic flaw detectors and thickness gages, videoscopes, borescopes, microscopes, high speed video cameras, in-line and advanced nondestructive testing systems, XRF and XRD analyzers, interferometers, and a large selection of industrial scanners, probes, software programs, and instrument accessories.
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