Middleton, WI and Waltham,- Thermo Electron’s Thermo NORAN business has acquired NeXray, LLC. NeXray, which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Veeco Instruments, supplies microbeam x-ray fluorescence (XRF) metrology instruments for measuring filmthickness and composition of metal layers and other structures. “The NeXray XR product line complements our line of analytical XRF systems with an optically collimated microbeam ideally suited to the needs of the microelectronics, telecommunications, data storage, and metal finisihing industries,” stated Thermo NORAN President Jon McCarthy. Thermo Electron also announced its acquistion of Saint-Gobain’s radiation-monitoring business for $30 million in cash. The business, which recorded approximately $33 million in sales in 2001, will join Thermo’s Measurement and Control unit’s Environmental Instruments division.