Newport Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI ), is a leading global supplier of advanced technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics, life and health sciences, industrial manufacturing and defense/security markets. Established in 1969, Newport has over 52 years of industry knowledge and expertise across a broad range of technologies allowing the company to continually deliver innovative products in the areas of lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, and optical components and subsystems to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. In addition, Newport has built a strong history of partnering with OEM customers, delivering solutions from subassemblies to full solutions including design, testing and manufacturing.
Understanding the specific needs of customers, Newport recognized the need for integrated expertise and solutions. Today, Newport manufactures a vast array of advanced technology products and integrated solutions. Through our own product development and our acquisitions of companies and businesses, we have built a family of industry leading brands such as Corion®, ILX Lightwave®, New Focus™, Oriel® Instruments, Ophir®, Optimet®, Richardson Gratings™, Spiricon®, and Spectra-Physics®.
Newport's Spectra-Physics Lasers Group has long been recognized as the laser technology leader - serving customers in over 70 countries around the world. Founded in 1961 and joining Newport in 2004, Spectra-Physics offers a broad portfolio of laser technology products and services to original equipment manufacturers and end-user customers across a wide range of markets and applications. Laser and laser-based systems including ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, diode lasers, high-energy pulsed lasers, tunable lasers, gas lasers, and fiber lasers and amplifiers.