FEI Co was founded and incorporated in Oregon in 1971. It is a supplier of scientific instruments and related services for nanoscale applications and solutions for industry and science. It designs, manufactures, and supports the high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales. The Company operates in two segments including Industry Group and the Science Group. The Industry Group consists of customers in semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturing and related industries such as manufacturers of data storage equipment and other technologies, as well as customers in the oil and gas industry. The tools developed for Industry Group customers are generally aimed at improving their processes to increase overall yields, whether in a semiconductor factory or at an oil and gas reservoir.