Oxford Instruments plc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and sale of high technology tools and systems. The Company operates in three segments: Nanotechnology Tools, Industrial Products and Service segment. The Nanotechnology Tools segment contains a range of businesses supplying similar products, characterized by a high degree of customization and high unit prices. Its nanotechnology tools include NanoAnalysis, NanoScience, Plasma Technology and Omicron NanoTechnology. The Industrial Products segment contains a range of businesses supplying high technology products and components manufactured in medium volume for industrial customers. The Service segment contains the Company�s service business, as well as service revenues from other parts of the Company.