EDAX Pairs Element Silicon Drift Detector with New APEX™ Software Package for Tabletop Scanning Electron Microscopes

Monday, July 25, 2016

MAHWAH, NJ – EDAX, Inc., a leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation, has introduced new APEX™ Analysis software for its Element Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) for tabletop scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), a product line focused on serving the needs of the industrial market.

The APEX™ software package for Element was developed with a primary focus on industrial needs and ensures high-end results, combined with ease of use. With its touchscreen capability, the APEX™ interface is very user-friendly and can be customized for a specific workflow, offering a wide choice of layouts, colors and data report formats. It has a modular architecture and can be interfaced with external application packages.

The Element SDD delivers powerful analytical capability in a compact package, maximizing performance and flexibility, while providing streamlined operation to guarantee fast results and easy operation. It offers excellent resolution and market-leading throughput. It is designed with a silicon nitride (Si3N4 ) window to optimize low-energy X-ray transmission for light element analysis. The Element SDD’s advanced design allows for a small footprint for the growing tabletop SEM market.

“The APEX™ Analysis software package is a perfect extension of our customized product line for industrial applications,” comments Oleg Lourie, Senior Product Manager for EDS. “Element with APEX™ Analysis software, provides an easy-to-use microscopy tool, that offers fast and efficient results for industrial analysis needs.”

EDAX will introduce the Element SDD for tabletop with APEX™ Analysis software at the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016 Conference, July 25 to 28, in Columbus, OH, (Booth #1114).


EDAX is the acknowledged leader in Energy Dispersive Microanalysis, Electron Backscatter Diffraction and X-ray Fluorescence instrumentation. EDAX designs, manufactures, installs and services high-quality products and systems for leading companies in the semiconductor, metals, geological, pharmaceutical, biomaterials, and ceramics markets.

Since 1962, EDAX has used its knowledge and experience to develop ultra-sensitive silicon radiation sensors, digital electronics and specialized application software that facilitate solutions to research, development and industrial requirements.

EDAX is a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. For further information about EDAX, contact:

Sue Arnell
EDAX, Inc.
91 McKee Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Tel: (201) 529-4880
Fax: (201) 529-3156
Email: sue.arnell@ametek.com
Website: www.edax.com