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Profile: MKS Instruments Inc (MKSI.OQ)

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MKS Instruments, Inc., incorporated on June 14, 1961, is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measures, controls, powers, delivers, monitors and analyzes critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes. The Company operates through two segments, including the Vacuum & Analysis segment and the Light & Motion segment. The Vacuum & Analysis segment provides a range of instruments, components, subsystems and software, which are derived from its core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control and information technology, ozone generation and delivery, radio frequency (RF) and direct current (DC) power, reactive gas generation and vacuum technology. The Light & Motion segment provides a range of instruments, components and subsystems, which are derived from its core competencies in lasers, photonics and optics.

The Company groups its products into seven product groups, which include Analytical and Controls Solutions Products; Materials Delivery Solutions Products; Power, Plasma and Reactive Gas Solutions Products; Pressure and Vacuum Measurement Products; Photonics Products; Optics Products, and Laser Products. Its products are derived from its core competencies in automation and control, gas composition analysis, lasers, materials delivery, optics, photonics, pressure, power, reactive gas and vacuum. It also provides services relating to the maintenance and repair of its products, software, service and maintenance, installation services and training. Its primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for semiconductor manufacturing, electronic thin films, life and health sciences, process and industrial technologies, as well as research and defense. Its manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, China, Mexico, Korea, Germany, Austria, France, Romania, the United Kingdom, Israel and Italy.

Vacuum and Analysis Segment

The Vacuum and Analysis segment includes Analytical and Control Solutions; Materials Delivery Solutions; Power, Plasma and Reactive Gas Generation Solutions, and Pressure and Vacuum Measurement Solutions. The Analytical and Control Solutions products include gas analyzers, automation control products, automation software, data analytics software, and precision machined components and electromechanical assemblies. The Materials Delivery Solutions products include flow and valve technologies, as well as integrated pressure measurement and control subsystems to provide customers with control capabilities that are optimized for a given application.

The Company's Power, Plasma and Reactive Gas Solutions products include power delivery, plasma and reactive gas generation products used in semiconductor and other thin film applications and in medical imaging equipment applications. It designs and manufactures microwave, DC and RF power delivery systems, as well as radio frequency matching networks and metrology products. Its power amplifiers are used in medical imaging equipment. It designs and manufactures reactive gas generation products. The Pressure and Vacuum Measurement Solutions products consist of direct and indirect pressure measurement and integrated process solutions.

Light and Motion Segment

The Light and Motion segment includes Lasers, Optics and Photonics solutions. Laser products include lasers and laser-based systems, including ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, high-energy pulsed lasers and tunable lasers. In addition to providing a range of standard and configured laser products and accessories to its end user customers, it also works with its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers to develop lasers and laser system designs optimized for their product and technology roadmaps. The Optics products include precision optics and lens assemblies, thin-film filters and coatings, replicated mirrors and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings. It also designs, develops and manufactures subsystems and subassemblies that integrate its portfolio of products and technologies into solutions that meet the specific application requirements of its OEM and select end user customers. The Photonics products include photonics instruments and systems, vibration and motion control, as well as three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment.

The Company competes with Hitachi Ltd., Horiba Ltd., Nor-Cal Products, Inc., VAT, Inc. Inficon, Inc., Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., Ametek, Inc., Coherent, Inc., Excelitas Technologies Corp., IDEX Corporation, IPG Photonics, Inc., Jenoptik AG, PI miCos GmbH, Thorlabs, Inc. and Trumpf Group.

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MKS Instruments Inc

Suite 201, 2 Tech Drive
ANDOVER   MA   01810
P: +1978.6455500
F: +1978.5575100

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