April 2004 On the Cover11 Apr, 2004 By: Cadalyst Staff Cadalyst
The diagnostic microscope for the Diamond High Council was created by Hugo Smid, chief designer, sMIdESIGN cvba, Belgium. sMIdESIGN specializes in industrial product development. The company used UGS PLM Solutions NX software on NVIDIA-powered dual Pentium 4 workstations. The diamond microscope is used for gemological research, in particular for inspecting diamonds for possible inclusions or impurities.