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MKS' Ophir Optics European Site Receives AS9100D Certification for Aviation, Space, and Defense Industry

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July 28, 2021 – Andover, MA – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, is pleased to announce that the Ophir Optics Group facility in Europe (Bucharest, Romania) is now AS9100D certified. The certification recognizes MKS' ongoing commitment to providing innovative, high quality thermal imaging solutions for electro-optical system manufacturers in the global aerospace and defense markets. This certificate is in addition to the AS9100D certification held by the Jerusalem, Israel facility and the ISO 9001:2015 quality certifications held by both facilities.

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AS9100 is the International Quality Management System Standard that demonstrates a company's ability to work at the highest possible standard required for the Aviation, Space, and Defense sectors. It has been widely adopted to promote quality, safety, and continuous product and process improvement.

Ophir Optics SRL AS9100D Certification - image 2"This certification is an important step in our defense and aviation growth strategy," said Dr. Kobi Lasri, General Manager of Ophir Optics Group. "Ophir Optics has spearheaded thermal imaging technology innovations in the commercial and defense markets for decades, including advanced, long range thermal imaging zoom lenses and high-precision optical components. While we have always focused on providing our customers with quality products and services, achieving the AS9100D certification for our European site is a well-earned achievement that confirms our unwavering emphasis on world class optical solutions and quality management."

Ophir Optics SRL AS9100D Certificate

About MKS Instruments
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), is a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, electronic control technology, reactive gas generation and delivery, power generation and delivery, vacuum technology, lasers, photonics, optics, precision motion control, vibration control and laser-based manufacturing systems solutions. We also provide services relating to the maintenance and repair of our products, installation services and training. Our primary served markets include semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense. Additional information can be found at

About the Ophir Brand
Ophir is a brand within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion division. The Ophir product portfolio consists of laser and LED measurement products, including laser power and energy meters, laser beam profilers measuring femto-watt to hundred-kilowatt lasers, high-performance IR and visible optical elements, IR thermal imaging lenses and zoom lenses for defense and commercial applications, OEM and replacement high-quality optics and sub-assemblies for CO2 and high-power fiber laser material processing applications. Ophir products enhance our customers' capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense markets. For more information, visit

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For further information contact:
Vered Aizenshtat, Marcom Manager, Optics Division
Ophir Business Unit
Science-Based Industrial Park, Har Hotzvim
Jerusalem 9145001, Israel
Tel: +972-52-2550566

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Shari Worthington, President
Telesian Technology Inc.
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