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 47 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.

Our Promise

At Newport, we are dedicated to continuously evolving our knowledge and experience in order to deliver innovative products and expertise that advance our customers' technologies.

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.

Corporate Headquarters

Newport’s corporate headquarters is located in Irvine, California, and the corporate headquarters of our parent company, MKS Instruments, Inc., is located in Andover, Massachusetts. Newport has a significant worldwide presence, with 15 manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Austria, China, France, Germany, Israel, and Romania. We proudly serve customers through direct sales offices located in the United States, Austria, China, France, Germany, Japan, Israel, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, and through a vast network of independent distributors and sales representatives throughout the rest of the world. Visit our Worldwide Sales & Service Locations page for a complete locations list and detailed contact information.

Newport Corporate Headquarters

Newport Corporation
1791 Deere Avenue
Irvine, California 92606
Tel: 949-863-3144
Fax: 949-253-1680
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MKS Corporate Headquarters

MKS Instruments, Inc.
2 Tech Drive, Suite 201
Andover, Massachusetts 01810
Tel: 978-645-5500
Fax: 978-557-5100
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Company History

Established in 1969 as Newport Research Corporation, Newport first gained recognition in the advanced technology manufacturing and development field for their sophisticated steel-clad, honeycomb core tables designed to isolate laser experiments from vibration. As holography, interferometry and other laser technologies progressed, so did Newport Corporation - expanding its product offerings to meet the evolving needs of scientists and engineers in the field. We have acquired a number of companies, which has led to the expansion of our product offerings, technology base and geographic presence and has allowed us to evolve from a provider of discrete components and instruments primarily for research applications to a company that manufactures both components and integrated systems for both research and commercial applications. Thanks to a steadfast commitment to quality, innovation, hard work and customer care - Newport is trusted the world over as the complete source for all photonics and laser technologies, products and systems.

In April 2016, Newport became a wholly owned subsidiary of MKS Instruments, Inc. MKS Instruments is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity, and is a proven technology leader. As a part of the MKS family, Newport can deliver great value to our customers, as the combined company has extensive capabilities, a broad technology portfolio and an intense focus on delivering innovative solutions for your high precision applications.

Key Acquisitions

  • 2014-2015 – Newport acquired V-Gen Ltd. and FEMTOLASERS Produktions GmbH. Our acquisition of V-Gen enhanced our fiber laser products and technology and expanded our reach into application areas such as precision micromachining, marking and LIDAR applications. Our acquisition of FEMTOLASERS expanded our offering of ultrafast laser products and systems and added to our expertise in this important technology area.
  • 2012 – Newport acquired ILX Lightwave Corporation. Our acquisition of ILX Lightwave expanded our photonics instrumentation and systems offerings, adding to our product portfolio ILX’s diode laser controllers and drivers, temperature controllers, current sources, optical power and wavelength meters, semiconductor laser/LED burn-in, test and characterization systems, and fiber optic sources.
  • 2011 - Newport acquired Ophir Optronics Ltd. and High Q Laser GmbH. Our acquisition of Ophir significantly expanded our capabilities in infrared optics and photonics instrumentation, adding to our product offerings Ophir’s precision infrared optics and lens assemblies; laser measurement instrumentation, including laser beam profilers and laser power and energy meters and sensors; and three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment. The High Q acquisition broadened our ultrafast laser capabilities, particularly for applications in the life and health sciences and industrial markets, and expanded our presence in European laser markets.
  • 2009 - Newport acquired the New Focus™ business from Oclaro®, Inc. This acquisition expanded Newport's product offerings to include a number of new high-performance products, including opto-electronics, high-resolution actuators, opto-mechanics, tunable lasers, and custom-engineered solutions designed for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
  • 2004 - Newport acquired Spectra-Physics, Inc. and related photonics companies. This acquisition significantly increased the scope of Newport's expertise and product offerings in the company's target customer end markets, adding to Newport’s product portfolio solid-state, gas and dye lasers, high-power diode lasers, and ultrafast laser systems, as well as photonics instruments and components, including light sources, monochromators, spectroscopy instrumentation, optical filters, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings, under the well-known brands of Spectra-Physics, Oriel Instruments, Richardson Gratings, and Corion Filters.
  • 1999 - Newport Corporation acquired the Commercial Optics division of Corning OCA Incorporated to create our Newport Precision Optics business group. Newport Precision Optics has taken Newport to a new level of design and manufacturing capability with high performance optical elements, optical systems and value added opto-mechanical sub-assemblies.
  • 1991 - Newport Corporation acquired the Micro-Positioning Products division of Micro-Controle, in Evry, France. Micro Controle has been known throughout the world for their remarkable manufacturing and design of ultra-high precision positioning and motion control systems. Newport has since become a global leader in positioning and motion control systems.

By leveraging our expertise and experience, and through strategic acquisitions and development, Newport stays at the forefront of technological innovation to continually bring advanced products and solutions to meet our customer's advanced technology needs. Wherever you are on the technology roadmap, Newport can help. For more information, please contact our customer service teams at (800) 222-6440.