Explore Covalent's portfolio of techniques by type of analysis.
Generating great data is often just the starting point of unlocking insights. For many analytical techniques, specialized expertise is often needed to interpret, model and analyze data. At Covalent, we consider it to be our mission to help customers in virtually all their metrology and characterization needs - whether we generated the data or not. Customers can access expert data analysis and modeling services on an hourly or on a project basis. If you are interested in speaking with us about a data modeling, interpretation or analysis need you have, please contact us to learn more.
Covalent’s consulting solutions provide a cost-effective way to flex your team’s capacity and accelerate resolution of your R&D challenges. Customers enjoy flexible access to a broad and deep bench of state-of-the-art instruments and world class experts without the capital and fixed costs associated with extensive internal staffing and labs. Consulting relationships can be crafted around specific projects on a retainer or hourly basis. We also offer bundled support packages for customers looking to outsource all or most of their metrology and characterization function, including customer on-site support for instrument operation and maintenance at the customer facility.
Devices and components can fail to operate properly for many reasons. Accurately determining root causes of these failures requires extensive experience, keen attention to detail and access to a range of analytical techniques. Covalent Metrology’s Failure Analysis (FA) team brings more than 100 years of collective experience identifying failure mechanisms for a range of modern devices. In 2020, we acquired the business and integrated the team from Riga Analytical, a highly regarded failure analysis lab founded by Giorgio Riga in 1982. Combining the experienced Riga team with the full suite of advanced analytical techniques and expertise at Covalent has dramatically expanded our FA service offering. Our FA expertise covers a wide range of products, including chips, PC boards and many types of advanced componentry used in medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing, displays and consumer electronics, to name a few. Whether you are the manufacturer or the user of devices that are not working properly, Covalent Metrology is fully equipped to help.
The “right” analytical technique for a particular project depends on many factors. Traditional approaches and known methods may be too expensive or too slow. Perhaps the customer does not want the sample to be destroyed or physically altered during the analysis. Or perhaps sensitivity to a particular characteristic or element is not sufficient with typical methods. In special cases customers need customized support to research and / or develop non-traditional methods and approaches to solve their specific challenges. At Covalent, we see our mission as solving customer challenges, not selling from a catalog. If you have been struggling to find a method or recipe that meets your needs, our experts are available on a best-efforts, project or hourly basis to support you in your project.
When your team requires temporary metrology and characterization experience and expertise, Covalent’s team of engineers and certified lab analysts are here to lend support. Whether you’re experiencing growing pains, a vacancy on your technical team or a short-term surge in required staffing of your metrology lab, Covalent can provide the expertise you need to keep your projects moving forward. Our team lives and breathes metrology and characterization every day we come to work. We are deeply familiar with a variety of instruments and techniques, and are passionate about careful data collection and analysis. Pricing depends on level of expertise and specialization. But with hourly rates as low as $65 / hour, Covalent temporary staffing can affordably bolster your team and accelerate time-to-data.
Covalent understands there is sometimes no substitute for hands-on, independent tool time to propel your project to resolution; however, procuring and maintaining advanced analytical instrumentation can often be prohibitively expensive. Save money and headaches by utilizing Covalent’s in-house suite of cutting-edge instruments to get high-quality data quickly and strategically. All Covalent tools undergo rigorous and routine maintenance to ensure they are optimized for reliability, accuracy, and reproducibility. You can access these industry-leading metrology systems through cost-effective, customized rental plans designed around your unique project requirements.