Peter Thiel Joins Nanotronics Imaging Board After $7 Million Investment
Nanotronics Imaging today launched a new company blog to share weekly insights and news from the world of optical microscopy, optics, and real-time nanoscale imaging
Founders Fund Partner Peter Thiel has been named to the
Board of Directors for Nanotronics Imaging. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and
Palantir Technologies, was the first outside investor in Facebook and is widely
regarded as one of the most visionary investors in Silicon Valley.
Nanotronics Imaging, a leading developer of optical
inspection tools for the semiconductor industry, recently completed a $7
million Series B financing round from Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based
technology investment firm that has backed successful companies including
Palantir, SpaceX, Facebook, ZocDoc and The Climate Corporation.
The news was posted on a new company blog launched this week that will begin
posting news, opinions, and insights from the world of optical microscopy,
optics, and real-time nanoscale imaging. According to Nanotronics founder
Matthew Putman, the new blog is a way for him to share some of his excitement
about the cutting edge technologies his company is bringing to market. "By
combining the very best in microscopy hardware with software that automates
processes that can take a human hours to perform, we are hoping to save
companies untold amounts of time and money.
"And along the way, we want to share our passion for technology and
looking at the world in a whole new way," he said. "So this
blog is a place where we can explain the technology in layman's terms and share
some of the amazing images from a world that few people will ever get to
Nanotronics Imaging is a high-tech, cutting edge, microscopy and software
company delivering rapid testing and analysis solutions to sectors ranging from
materials science, and semiconductors to life science and medicine. Nanotronics
Imaging nearly quadrupled business in 2012 offering tremendous value and
efficiency to inspection systems in the semiconductor sphere. The company was
founded in 2010 by CEO Matthew Putman, Ph.D., former professor of materials
science and engineering at Columbia University and John Putman, former CEO of
the automated instrumentation company Tech Pro, which was sold to Roper
Industries in 2008.