Leveraging Science and Engineering to Accelerate Innovation
When it comes to understanding the physical structure, chemical properties and performance of advanced materials and integrated circuitry, no other scientific services company offers the breadth of experience, diversity of analytical techniques or technical ingenuity of EAG Laboratories. We deliver multi-disciplinary, problem-solving expertise to help our customers accelerate innovation, ensure quality and safety, and protect intellectual property.
The world is experiencing a powerful and rapid convergence of science, technology and commerce. Great scientific minds are driving awe-inspiring commercial initiatives, and companies around the globe are seeking the insight and competitive advantage that advanced science can provide. EAG is at the forefront of this revolution that is changing the way products are developed, designed, manufactured and used by millions of people around the planet.
Whether you are seeking to speed time-to-market, solve manufacturing problems or ensure regulatory compliance, turn to EAG. We know how to bring the power of science to every phase of your product lifecycle.
Product Innovation & Improvement
Investigations & Troubleshooting
Quality Assurance & Control
Consulting & Litigation Support
Manufacturing/Supply Chain Support
EAG Laboratories: 1978-Present
It was 1978, the dawn of the tech boom, when Dr. Charles Andrew “Drew” Evans arrived in Silicon Valley. An expert in Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS), Drew recognized the important role SIMS could play in the advancement of integrated circuit technology. He left his faculty position at University of Illinois, taking with him recent PhD student Vaughn Deline. He also convinced Rich Blattner, a financial partner, to join them in what was then a very bold move: to establish a commercial laboratory serving the tech industry. The trio opened shop in San Mateo as Charles Evans and Associates (CEA) with just one Cameca ims 3f SIMS instrument, and quickly became “the place to go” for the likes of Intel and its cohorts.
Fast forward seven years to 1985. Steve Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh, Nintendo released its first gaming system and General Electric was about to purchase RCA Corporation. Drew rightly predicted that GE ownership would bring RCA’s demise, freeing up technical talent he needed to support CEA’s first geographic expansion. He began recruiting RCA researchers and former Cornell University classmates, Charles Magee and Bill Harrington, to join forces. In 1987, they, along with SIMS analyst, Ephraim Botnik, were convinced not only to leave their jobs but to invest significant personal savings to establish “Evans East” in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The legacy of Evans East endures today as EAG’s Princeton, New Jersey lab.
The Rise and Fall of the CEA Instrument Division
While building its reputation as a service provider, CEA’s 30-plus employees also acquired a talent for modifying software and hardware to push through analytical limitations. This drive to improve visibility and enhance measurements was the genesis of the CEA Instrument Division in 1987. Lead by CEA hardware pioneers Ron Flemming, David Reed, Robert Oldham and Bruno Schueler, CEA innovated myriad technologies, including a Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) end-station, Light SIMS design microscope, several versions of drift SIMS and Time-of-Flight SIMS—an innovation that earned Schuyler an R&D 100 Award. The CEA instrument division was purchased by instrument manufacturer Physical Electronics in 1994. Five years later, Physical Electronics was sold to a High Voltage Engineering (HVE), which was subsequently acquired by private equity firm American Capital Strategies in 2005—and The Evans Analytical Group was born.
The Return to Analytical Services
Under private equity ownership, The Evans Analytical Group (or “EAG” as it became known) adopted an acquisitive growth strategy. EAG expanded its geographic footprint and broadened its capabilities through the purchase of four laboratories.
Nano Science Corporation (Tokyo, Japan, 2005)
Shiva Technologies (Syracuse, NY & Toulouse, France, 2006)
Accurel (Sunnyvale, California, 2007)
MEFAS (Irvine, CA, 2007)
EAG underwent a second change in ownership in 2008, and New York-based Odyssey Partners continued building the business through the addition of:
Chemir Analytical Services (St. Louis, 2011)
SEAL Laboratories (Los Angeles, CA, 2012)
In 2015, a total of 14 commercial laboratories were united under the “EAG Laboratories” brand.
The Present Chapter
In 2017, EAG became part of the Eurofins Scientific global network of laboratories. Bringing an entirely new business line to the Eurofins organization, EAG launched Eurofins’ entry into materials and engineering sciences. Eurofins, led by founder and CEO Dr. Gilles Martin, brought global resources and a commitment to further build the EAG business.
As Eurofins EAG, we continue to increase capacity and capability through strategically important acquisitions and expansions.
The Materials Analysis and Reliability Laboratory of Signify (Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2018)
Liberty Test LLC (Santa Clara, California, 2018)
New laboratory (Shanghai, China, 2019)
Precision TEM (Santa Clara, California, 2020)
Laboratory expansion (St. Louis, Missouri, 2021)
Since EAG’s beginnings over 40 years ago, the scientific community has amassed an enormous body of knowledge and analytical know-how. Today, we can see, measure, characterize and evaluate advanced materials and components with a precision and at a scale once unimaginable—and with each day, the pace of innovation accelerates. The materials scientists and microelectronics engineers of EAG take pride in being a part of this revolution, and look to the future with eager anticipation for inventions to come.
Charles Evans & Associates (Sunnyvale, CA, established 1978)
Well known worldwide for secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) services, CEA grew into the world leader in microanalytical and surface analysis services. Renamed Evans Analytical Group (EAG) in 2005.
Acquisition: Nano Science (Tokyo, Japan)
Initially established as representatives for CEA’s leading technology SIMS capabilities in Japan, Nano Science broadened its scope to support a range of surface, trace metal and failure analysis capabilities for Japanese technology industries.
Acquisition: Shiva Technologies (Syracuse, NY & Toulouse, France)
Shiva was among the first commercial laboratories to acknowledge the rapidly growing high-tech industries’ need for trace element analysis to evaluate material purity by GD-MS, ICP-MS and related techniques.
Acquisition: Accurel (Sunnyvale, CA)
A respected commercial services laboratory, Accurel specialized in advanced microscopy (TEM, SEM), focused ion beam circuit repair (FIB) and failure analysis (FA).
Acquisition: MEFAS (Irvine, CA)
A leader in electrical failure analysis (FA), electrostatic discharge (ESD) and reliability testing services, MEFAS served US IC markets.
Established as Chemir/Polytech Laboratories to provide R&D analytical support to the industrial and consumer products industries.
Acquisition: SEAL Laboratories (Los Angeles, CA)
A leader in metallurgical analysis, traditionally serving defense, aerospace, industrial products, and medical device industries; SEAL is a pre-eminent name in scientifically based expert witness testimony.
EAG Laboratories was acquired by Eurofins Scientific, a global life sciences company headquartered in Brussels and publicly traded on the Paris Stock Exchange.
Acquisition: Pernicka Corporation
This acquisition expanded EAG’s capacity and expertise in RGA testing for the defense, aerospace and medical device industries. Used for quality assurance and failure analysis purposes, Pernicka’s RGA testing procedures meet or exceed military standards.
Acquisition: Nanolab Technologies
A Silicon Valley-based company providing nanoscale analytical services to a variety of high-tech industries, the addition of Nanolab brought new scientific talent and analytical capacity and strengthens EAG’s position in high-tech industries including capital equipment, consumer electronics and LEDs.
Acquisition: Signify Materials Analysis and Reliability Laboratory
Formerly part of Philips Lighting, this acquisition enables more personalized service to our European customers and introduced new and unique capabilities to EAG’s suite of analytical techniques. Our new colleagues bring substantial expertise in the areas of gas analysis; TOC (Total Organic Carbon) measurement; particle measurement and counting; technology component cleanliness; MALDI; ellipsometry and other spectroscopic/optical analyses and reliability testing.
Acquisition: Liberty Test LLC
A respected service provider in Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and latch-up testing services to semiconductor and microelectronics companies, Liberty brought with it an experienced staff and quality testing equipment. This gives EAG growth capacity to respond to heightened global intellectual property concerns and growing demand for U.S. testing partners.
New Location: Eurofins EAG Materials Science China
EAG Laboratories proudly announces the launch of a new laboratory in China dedicated to improving materials, products and electronics. Newly built in Shanghai, this facility brings the most advanced imaging and surface analysis expertise and technology to China, providing manufacturers with direct access to scientific expertise in the analysis of physical structures, chemical properties and composition of materials.
Acquisition: Precision TEM
Precision TEM LLC provides high-quality transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and focused ion beam (FIB) services to customers worldwide. The company provides services for semiconductors, disk drives, optical devices, displays and other industries.
Expansion: Medical Device Testing Laboratory
EAG Laboratories is expanding its medical device testing capabilities with a new 20,000 square-foot laboratory located in St. Louis, Mo. The new laboratory is a bespoke design to support the requirements of the medical device industry. It increases EAG’s analytical capabilities, allows for improved turnaround times and helps meet evolving requirements from the FDA as well as the European Union Medical Device Regulations (MDR).
To enable certain features and improve your experience with us, this site stores cookies on your computer.
Please click Continue to provide your authorization and permanently remove this message.