MKS Instruments, Inc.

2 Tech Dr
Ste 201
Andover,  MA  01810-2434

United States
http://www.mksinst.com
  • Booth: 1204

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, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control and information technology, ozone generation and delivery, RF & DC power, reactive gas generation, and vacuum technology. With the 2016 acquisition of Newport Corporation, we have expanded to include lasers, optics and motion control.

Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for semiconductor devices, and for other thin film applications as well as environmental monitoring, life sciences,  process manufacturing, defense and R&D. 


 Press Releases

  • (20160617)

    About MKS Instruments
    MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor 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, industrial manufacturing, environmental, medical, 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

  • Andover, Mass., April 29, 2016 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in photonics solutions, for $23.00 per share, or approximately $905 million, and repayment of approximately $93 million of Newport's U.S. indebtedness.
    MKS Instruments funded the transaction with a combination of cash on hand and proceeds from a seven-year $780 million secured term loan, which was priced at 99% of par. The interest rate on the term loan is a floating rate based upon LIBOR plus 4.00% with a 0.75% floor on LIBOR. The term loan was rated BB by S&P and Ba2 by Moody’s.
    “We’re excited by the combination of MKS Instruments and Newport Corporation, as it creates a premier supplier of critical components and subsystems for a diverse set of end markets, from semiconductor to life sciences, each with a common need for highly precise technology enabling solutions,” said Gerald Colella, MKS Instruments’ Chief Executive Officer and President. “With the strong support of the Newport management team, we have already begun to lay out our integration plans to achieve profitable and sustainable growth targets and are confident in our ability to achieve our goals.”
    “We are very pleased with the strong investor demand for the term loan, which we believe is a testament to our strategy to accelerate growth by expanding into adjacent markets while increasing our addressable market in our core semiconductor business,” said Seth Bagshaw, Chief Financial Officer. “The loan was multiple times oversubscribed, enabling us to improve pricing and reduce our up-front cash outlay and anticipated interest expense.”
    Barclays and Deutsche Bank acted as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners and HSBC acted as co-Manager for the term loan financing.
    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,
    and vacuum technology. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for
    semiconductor devices, and for other thin film applications including flat panel displays, solar
    cells, light emitting diodes, data storage media, and other advanced coatings. We also leverage
    our technology in other markets with advanced manufacturing applications including medical
    equipment, pharmaceutical manufacturing, energy generation and environmental monitoring.
    About Newport Corporation
    Newport Corporation 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. Newport’s innovative solutions leverage
    its expertise in advanced technologies, including lasers, photonics and precision motion
    equipment, and optical components and sub-systems, to enhance the capabilities and productivity
    of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Learn more about
    Newport at www.newport.com and follow the company on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
    SAFE HARBOR FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
    Statements in this press release regarding the transaction between MKS Instruments and
    Newport Corporation, future financial and operating results, benefits and synergies of the
    transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and any other statements about MKS
    Instruments’ or Newport Corporation’s managements’ future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans
    or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
    Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact
    (including statements containing the words “will,” “projects,” “intends,” “believes,” “plans,”
    “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “continues” and similar expressions) should
    also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors
    that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such
    forward-looking statements, including: (1) litigation relating to the transaction; (2) the ability of
    MKS Instruments to successfully integrate Newport Corporation’s operations and employees; (3)
    unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the transaction; (4) risks that the integration
    of of Newport Corporation disrupts the current plans and operations of MKS Instruments and Newport Corporation; (5) the ability to realize anticipated synergies and cost savings; (6) competition from larger and more established companies in Newport Corporation’s markets; (7) MKS Instruments’ ability to successfully grow Newport Corporation’s business; (8) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships of the transaction; (9) indebtedness incurred in connection with the transaction; (10) the retention of key employees; (11) legislative, regulatory and economic developments, including changing business conditions in the semiconductor industry overall and the economy in general as well as financial performance and expectations of MKS Instruments’ and Newport Corporation’s existing and prospective customers; and (12) the other factors described in MKS Instruments’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC and in Newport Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2016 filed with the SEC. MKS Instruments and Newport Corporation disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release. 
    Company Contact: Seth H. Bagshaw
    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    Telephone: 978.645.5578
    Investor Relations Contact: Monica Gould
    The Blueshirt Group
    Telephone: 212.871.3927
    Email: monica@blueshirtgroup.com

 Products

  • MKS Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) 1000
    Flexible control architecture with logic distributed throughout all modules...

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    The MKS Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) 1000 is a control platform that merges the features of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Industrial Personal Computers (IPC), to create an open standards, networked, programmable, flexible, and scalable controller, all in a modular, DIN rail mountable plastic enclosure. Compared to standard PLC's and IPC's, MKS PACs provide a more compact, customizable, high performance, and cost effective programmable control solution for a variety of control and automation tasks.


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