January 28th, 2021, St. Albans VT
Superior Technical Ceramics (STC), one of the country's most experienced technical ceramics manufacturers, announced the acquisition of IJ Research, a manufacturer specializing in sapphire-to- metal brazed hermetic assemblies based in Santa Ana, California. The acquisition closed on December 24th of last year.
“We are delighted to add IJ Research to the portfolio,” said Peter Morten, former CEO of STC. “ Their brazing and sealing capabilities expand our technical capabilities for key customers and provide multiple opportunities for vertical integration. Moreover, like us, they have earned a well-deserved reputation for working in markets that require complex and challenging materials solutions. These include the defense, aerospace, medical and analytical instrumentation industries, which are all growth markets. We’re excited by the many opportunities we see for synergies and enhanced customer relationships as we move ahead."
IJ Research, Inc. is a manufacturing company specializing in applications that include electrical feedthroughs and opto-electronic windows, along with various sapphire-to-metal brazed hermetic assemblies. The firm provides a broad range of services for customers with demanding engineering requirements, including conceptual design, research and development, materials selection consulting, and prototyping through to manufacturing.
“We are excited to be a part of STC,” said Dr. Rick Yoon, former CEO & owner of IJ Research. “The firms are a natural fit in many ways, as we both share similar cultures, each with a deep respect for engineering talent, a nimble working style and a shared vision for customer-centric servicing. The fact that we share work with customers in many of the same markets illustrates the opportunities that now exist for integrated offerings and mutual growth."