Covalent Metrology Acquires SMT Analytical

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan 9, 2019 — Covalent Metrology announced today that it has acquired SMT Analytical and entered the Materials Failure Analysis business.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

SMT Analytical was founded in 2012 by Roger Jay, a world-class expert in PC board and assembly cross-sectioning and analysis.  Prior to founding SMT Analytical, Roger spent more than 25 years as a failure analysis and supplier quality engineer at such leading companies as Solectron / Flextronics, Jabil and Brocade.   He has joined Covalent as Director of Materials Failure Analysis.   

Craig Hunter, founder and CEO of Covalent Metrology said, “SMT Analytical has built an impressive roster of customers that fits very well with our expanding core business.  Roger has outstanding technical knowledge in his field and he deepens our bench with his entrepreneurial character and industry experience.  Together we are well-positioned to innovate and significantly grow in the area of Materials Failure Analysis.” 

Mr. Jay remarked, “Covalent is a great fit for me and for SMT Analytical customers.   SMT and Covalent completed several projects together last year, and I have found the Covalent staff to be highly capable and motivated.  Covalent’s leadership has a clear and ambitious plan to shake things up in Analytical Services.  I am excited to roll up my sleeves and help make it happen.” 


About Covalent Metrology 

Covalent Metrology is a new venture dedicated to improving advanced materials R&D by radically improving the business model in metrology services. Covalent 

elevates the metrology capabilities of clients, resulting in better data generated in less time and at lower cost.  Covalent’s Analytical Services unit offers high quality services in many imaging, measurement and characterization techniques.  Covalent’s Metrology Partners unit offers consulting on development & failure analysis projects.  Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Covalent is in the heart of Silicon Valley. 


Silicon Valley location: 

Covalent Metrology Services, Inc. 

921 Thompson Pl 

Sunnyvale, CA 94086 

For more information call (408) 498-4611 or visit the Company’s website at