Feb 27th 2024

Semiconductor metrology: positioning is key

Specialist positioning subsystems provide core building blocks in 3D surface measurement and inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. Prior Scientific and Queensgate offer a diversified portfolio of enabling technologies to […]


Jan 29th 2024

Queensgate awarded funding for fourth research project with NPL

Queensgate, a brand of Prior Scientific, has won funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, for a fourth nanopositioning research project as part of Analysis for Innovators (A4I) program […]


NanoScan SP400/SP600

Nov 14th 2023

High accuracy sample positioner now offers up to 800 µm travel

Queensgate’s NanoScan SP800 nanopositioning sample scanner offers high-accuracy positioning performance for longer ranges. Queensgate has added a new model to its range of piezo-driven sample positioners. The SP800 offers 800 […]


An imaging system being built overlaid with the BSI marks

Nov 7th 2023

New ISO certifications demonstrate Prior Scientific’s commitment to improved environmental practices

Prior Scientific is now certified to ISO Environment (14001:2015) and Health & Safety (45001:2018). The company already has Quality Management (9001:2015) which has been successfully renewed. The new certificates apply […]


NanoScan SP400 sample positioner on an inverted microscope

Oct 18th 2023

Enhance the precision of your measurements: Queensgate’s piezo sample positioners

Our NanoScan SP series of sample positioners delivers unmatched repeatability and performance for precision positioning across many imaging applications. Compatible with Prior’s XY stages, the sample positioners can be used […]


Queensgate Stage being manufactured

Jun 15th 2023

What is the recipe for success in nanopositioning quality assurance?

As part of the Analysis for Innovation (A4I) program from Innovate UK, Queensgate has been working with experts in dimensional nanometrology at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) on a number […]


Jacques and Pierre Curie in a lab in 1898 - Infographic of the inverse piezoelectric effect

May 25th 2023

What is a piezo actuator?

Queensgate offers a range of diverse Piezo-driven actuators that are at the forefront of nanopositioning applications in material science, semiconductor manufacturing, astronomy, and life sciences – but did you know […]


May 17th 2023

Queensgate to partner with NPL on third A4I-funded research project

Queensgate, the nanopositioning expert, has won funding in round 8 of Innovate UK’s Analysis for Innovation (A4I) program. This is their third successful application in the initiative. A4I gives UK […]


May 17th 2023

Update to privacy policy

We have updated our privacy policy to give website users a better understanding of how we may collect, process and, use personal data. The new policy includes specific details of […]


Apr 28th 2023

Nanopositioning Pioneer Dr. Paul Atherton Dies

We were saddened to learn that Dr. Paul Atherton, co-founder of Queensgate, has died after a short illness. He was 69. Together with Ken Reay, Jim Ring, Tom Hicks and […]