MKS Instruments, Inc.
| Nasdaq: MKSI
MKS Instruments, Inc. provides 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. The company also provides services relating to the maintenance and repair of its products, software maintenance, installation services and training. Its products are categorized into four groups: Instruments and Control Products, Power and Reactive Gas Products, Vacuum Products and Analytical Solutions Group Products. The company operates its business through four segments: Advanced Manufacturing Capital Equipment, Analytical Solutions Group, Europe Region Sales & Service, and Asia Region Sales & Service. The Advanced Manufacturing Capital Equipment segment includes the development, manufacture, sales and servicing of instruments and control products, power and reactive gas products and vacuum products, all of which are utilized in semiconductor processing and other similar advanced manufacturing processes. The Analytical Solutions Group segment includes, gas composition analysis, information technology products and custom fabrication services. The Europe and Asia Region Sales and Service segment mainly resell and service the Advanced Manufacturing Capital Equipment and Analytical Solutions Group products sold into their respective regions. Its primary service markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for thin film applications, including semiconductor devices, flat panel displays, light emitting diodes, solar cells, data storage media and coatings. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Andover, MA.