About Us

Our Technology Enables The Future
MKS Instruments partners with customers in the environmental monitoring, defense & security, life sciences & research, process & industrial manufacturing, and thin film industries to develop ground-breaking solutions to their toughest technology challenges.

Our work enables our customers to be more successful, and our societies to be safer and more productive.

MKS Instruments, Inc is the worldwide leader in technology solutions for the markets we serve. We make the instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that enable our customers to measure, control, power, monitor and analyze the critical parameters of the advanced processes that they manage.

The chances are high that you own or have consumed a product that has been made possible by our technology.

Our people are world-class problem-solvers, operating at the leading edge of science, engineering and technology. We have a proud history of industry-changing innovation and we back it up with a global support infrastructure that ensures we are there for you throughout the life cycle of our solutions.

Our Innovations Have Shaped Industries

MKS Instruments has a proud history of innovations and inventions that have shaped the evolution of the key industries we serve. We hold over 600 patents, our team includes more than 500 degreed scientists and engineers, and we have a long history of "best product" awards.

Our ability to understand customers' strategic objectives and apply leading edge science, engineering and technology has led consistently to breakthroughs that have changed what is possible.

Fact Sheet

About MKS Instruments:

MKS Instruments, Inc. 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. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, vacuum technology, photonics, lasers, optics and motion control. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for thin film including semiconductor devices, process manufacturing, environmental, life sciences and scientific research.

At a Glance:

Headquarters
Andover, MA USA
Founded
1961
IPO
March 1999 (NASDAQ: MKSI)
2015 Revenue*
$1.4 Billion
Employees
~4700
Patents
~635
R&D Spending
$126 Million
R&D Headcount
720
Global Leadership
  • Precise control of pressure, flow, composition, position, motion & stability
  • Generation and delivery of reactive gases, laser power and electrical power
  • Integrated solutions for process modules and systems; inspection and lithography modules and systems
Acquisitions
19 since 1986
Global Presence
Austria , China, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, USA

* Pro forma with Newport Corporation

How Technology Drives Our Evolution

Our People Are Collaborative Problem-Solvers

When you become a customer of MKS Instruments you get a team of top-notch scientists and engineers dedicated to helping you succeed by solving your toughest technology challenges.

Invention, collaboration and service are in our DNA. We work hard to understand your strategic business objective and then partner with you to devise the technology solutions to achieve it.

Our Culture Balances Expertise and Curiosity

We value listening skills and business understanding as much as scientific and engineering accomplishments. As your partner, we bring all of this to bear on the technology challenges you face as you build towards success.

We try hard to be easy to do business with, and we value your feedback on how we can do better.

We Stand By You And Behind Our Solutions

You need a partner who sticks with you throughout the technology's life cycle, a partner who cares about your success. We back our solutions with a global support infrastructure so that we will be there when you need us.

Meet Our Leaders

Board Of Directors

  • John R. Bertucci, Chairman
  • Robert R. Anderson, Former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, KLA Instruments Corporation
  • Gregory R. Beecher, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Teradyne, Inc.
  • Richard S. Chute, Esq.
  • Gerald G. Colella, Chief Executive Officer and President
  • Dr. Peter R. Hanley, Former President, Novellus Systems, Inc.
  • Jacqueline F. Moloney, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Elizabeth A. Mora, Chief Financial Officer, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
  • Robert J. Phillippy, Former Chief Executive Officer and President, Newport Corporation

Executive Team

  • Gerald G. Colella, Chief Executive Officer and President
  • John R. Abrams, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Service
  • Seth H. Bagshaw, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  • Kathleen F. Burke, Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
  • John F. Ippolito, Vice President, Corporate Development
  • Catherine M. Langtry, Vice President, Global Human Resources
  • John T.C. Lee, Senior Vice President, Business Units
  • Brian C. Quirk, Senior Vice President, Global Operations
  • Eric S. Snyder, Vice President Quality and Reliability
  • Dennis Werth, Senior Vice President, Business Units

News & Media Sources

MKS Instruments has a track record of innovations in science and engineering that change the shape of whole industries. That tradition continues as we launch new products and technology solutions. Read below for news of our latest solutions.

If you are a journalist looking for background information and resources, please visit the MKS Instruments media library.

Join Us and Grow

Join a leader. Grow your value and make an impact in an environment where leading edge science and engineering meet the spirit of invention. Our work affects the lives of millions of people every day.

MKS people combine world-class engineering and problem-solving skills with highly-developed listening skills and an unwavering dedication to helping our customers succeed. Our teams push the science envelope and collaborate across a range of design disciplines in our search for inventive solutions.

To meet the needs of our business our processes are lean and agile and our employees are innovative and focused. We work hard to be easy to work with, and we measure our success by the success of our customers.

Cutting-edge engineering and the ability to identify with customers are not often found together. When they fuse, the combination is extraordinary. MKS people create that fusion.

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Investor Relations

MKS Instruments Delivers Steady, High-Margin Growth

MKS Instruments partners with customers in thin film, including semiconductor device manufacturing, industrial manufacturing, environmental, medical, life sciences and scientific research to develop ground-breaking solutions to their toughest technology challenges.

Our work enables our customers to be more successful, and our societies to be safer and more productive.

MKS solves the most difficult problems, focuses on high-growth markets, has a reputation for good management, and delivers high margins.

We have a history of success. Our products have high market share, we have grown faster than our core markets and we are sound financially. Our culture of dependability and accountability has earned MKS a reputation for doing what we say we'll do financially, operationally and technically. When we make a commitment we keep it- to our customers and to our investors.

We have a strategy for both top line and bottom line growth. In our core thin film market, semiconductor manufacturing is a large part of our business. In this market we are capitalizing on emerging industry inflection points that are driving higher growth in the segments we serve. Elsewhere, we are leveraging our proven technologies and infrastructure into growing adjacent markets. We also plan to accelerate growth through strategic acquisitions.

As consumer and end-user demands push the limits of engineering, we see a growing set of opportunities for MKS technologies and solutions to enable the advances that unlock progress. There is more to come. We can grow together.

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Our International Presence

MKS Corporate Headquarters

MKS Instruments, Inc.
2 Tech Drive, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810 USA
Tel: 978-645-5500
Fax: 978-557-5100
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Automation & Control Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
1321 Rutherford Lane, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78753 USA
Tel: 512-719-8000
Fax: 512-719-8095
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Calibration and Service

MKS Instruments, Inc.
90 Industrial Way,
Wilmington, MA 01887-4610 USA
Tel: 800-227-8766
Tel: 978-975-2350 (outside the USA)
Fax: 978-738-3903
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Custom Vacuum Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
Pegasus Court
Stafford Park 7
Telford TF3 3BQ, England
Tel: +44(0) 1952 200664
Fax: +44(0) 1952 200341
Email: cvssales@mksinst.com

Data Analytics Solutions

MKS Instruments AB
Arenagatan 8B, 4t floor
SE-215 33 Malmö
Sweden
Tel: +46 40 664 25 80
Fax: +46 40 664 25 85
Email: info@umetrics.com

Flow Solutions
Pressure & Vacuum Measurement Solutions
Valve Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
Six Shattuck Road,
Andover, MA 01810 USA
Tel: 800-227-8766
Tel: 978-975-2350 (outside the USA)
Fax: 978-738-3903
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Integrated Process Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
5330 Sterling Drive
Boulder, CO 80301 USA
Tel: (800) 345-1967
Tel: (303) 449-9861 (outside the USA)
Fax: (303) 442-6880
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Mass Spectrometry Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
US Sales/Enquiries
134 W. Rio Robles
San Jose, CA 95134 USA
Toll Free: 800-428-9401
Tel: 408-750-0300
Fax: 408-750-2990
Email: mks@mksinst.com

MKS Instruments, Inc.
Europe and Asia Sales/Enquiries
Cowley Way
Crewe
Cheshire CW1 6AG
Tel: +44.1270.250150
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Photonics

ILX Lightwave
31950 Frontage Road
Bozeman, MT 59715 USA
Tel: (406) 586-1244
Email: sales@newport.com

New Focus
3635 Peterson Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
Tel: (866) 683-6287
Email: sales@newport.com

Newport Corporation
1791 Deere Avenue
Irvine, CA 92606 USA
Tel: (949)-863-3144
Email: sales@newport.com

Newport Corporation
8 East Forge Parkway
Franklin, MA 02038 USA
Tel: (508) 528-4411
Email: sales@newport.com

Newport Corporation Taiwan Branch 美商理寶股份有限公司台灣分公司
10476 台北市民權東路三段35號11樓 11F, No.35, Sec. 3, Minquan E. Rd.
Taipei City, Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-2508-4977
Email: sales@newport.com

Newport Opto-Electronics Technologies (Singapore) Private Ltd
10 Ang Mo Kio Street 65
02-11 TechPoint, Singapore
Tel: +65-6664-0400
Email: sales@newport.com

Newport Opto-Electronics Technologies Korea LLC/ Spectra-Physics Korea Application Lab
Pyongchon Smart Bay A-801 Beolmal-Ro 123, Dongan-Gu, Anyang-Si
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Tel: +82-31-8069-2401
Email: sales@newport.com

Newport Spectra-Physics BV
Vechtensteinlaan 12-16
3555 XS Utrecht, Netherlands
Tel: +31-30-659-21-11
Email: sales@newport.com

Newport Spectra-Physics GmbH
Guerickeweg 7
D-64291 Darmstadt, Germany
Tel: +49-(0) 6151-708-0
Email: sales@newport.com

Ophir Optics SRL
Str. Racari nr. 5, corp 51B, et. 1, sector 3
Bucuresti, Romania
Tel: +40-21-344 4000
Email: sales@newport.com

Ophir Optronics GMBH
Bismarck Strasse 18
Nienburg, Germany
Tel: +49-502-160-7690
Email: sales@newport.com

Ophir Photonics Group - Ophir-Spiricon, LLC
3050 North 300 West
North Logan, UT 84341 USA
Tel: (435) 753-3729
Email: sales@newport.com

Ophir Spiricon Europe GmbH
Guerickeweg 7
Darmstadt, Germany
Tel: +00800 67447678
Email: sales@newport.com

Oriel Instruments
1791 Deere Avenue
Irvine, CA 92606 USA
Tel: (800)-222-6440
Email: sales@newport.com

Richardson Gratings
705 St. Paul St
Rochester, NY 14605 USA
Tel: (585) 248-4100
Email: sales@newport.com

Spectra-Physics
3635 Peterson Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
Tel: (408) 980-4300
Email: sales@newport.com

Spectra-Physics K.K
HF Nakameguro Building
4-6-1 Nakameguro Meguro-Ku
Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3794-5511
Email: sales@newport.com

Plasma & Reactive Gas Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
90 Industrial Way,
Wilmington, MA 01887-4610 USA
Tel: 800-227-8766
Tel: 978-975-2350 (outside the USA)
Fax: 978-738-3903
Email: mks@mksinst.com

MKS Instruments Deutchland GmbH
Wattstr. 11-13
13355 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49-30-464-0030
Fax: +49-30-464-00313
Email: mks-germany@mksinst.com

MKS Instruments Italy S.r.l.
Alter® Power Systems Products
Via P. e M. Curie, 8
42122 Reggio Emilia, Italy
Tel: ++39 0522 553 820
Fax: ++39 0522 553 577
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Power Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
100 Highpower Road
Rochester, NY 14623 USA
Tel: 585-427-8300
Fax: 585-427-7839
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Power Solutions (PLASMART)
MKS Korea Ltd.
188, Techno 2-ro, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, 34028, Korea
Main: +82-42-934-2542
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Pressure & Vacuum Measurement Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
Six Shattuck Road,
Andover, MA 01810 USA
Tel: 800-227-8766
Tel: 978-975-2350 (outside the USA)
Fax: 978-738-3903
Email: mks@mksinst.com

MKS Instruments, Inc.
6450 Dry Creek Parkway
Longmont, Colorado 80503 USA
Tel: 303-652-4400
Fax: 303-652-2844
Email: mks@mksinst.com

MKS Denmark ApS
Ndr. Strandvej 119G
DK-3150 Hellebaek
Denmark
Tel: +45 4492 9299
Fax: +45 4492 9499
Email: mksdenmark@mksinst.com

Process & Environmental Analysis Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
651 Lowell Street
Methuen, MA 01844 USA
Tel: 800-227-8766 (in the USA), 978-645-5500
Email: mks@mksinst.com

Valve Solutions

MKS Instruments, Inc.
Six Shattuck Road,
Andover, MA 01810 USA
Tel: 800-227-8766
Tel: 978-975-2350 (outside the USA)
Fax: 978-738-3903
Email: mks@mksinst.com