|Traded as||NASDAQ: IIVI|
|Industry||lasers, power generation modules, radio frequency electronics, thermo-electric systems|
|Key people||Carl J. Johnson, Co-Founder and Chairman
Francis Kramer, President and CEO
Craig Creaturo, CFO and Treasurer
|Revenue||$297.9 million USD (2009)|
II-VI Incorporated is a high tech manufacturer of engineered components for both the manufacturing sector and the defense industry. Founded in 1971 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, the company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ.
The agency manufactures infrared lasers directly through II-VI infrared, as well as through European subsidiary Highyag. Through its VLOC and PHOTOP range of products, the company creates near-infrared optics, which are in demand in the telecommunications industry. Exotic Electro-Optics is a special branch of the company that works on aerospace issues, while the Pacific Rare Specialty Metals subsidiary is one of the foremost suppliers of tellurium and selenium. Finally, the company is involved in the creation of semi-conductors through its Marlow Industries thermo-electric center, the manufacture of powerful electronics at its Wide Bandgap Materials Group branch, and research and improvement to electronic components via the Advanced Materials Development Center.
II-VI Story About II-VI Incorporated Name Columns II and VI of the Periodic Table of ElementsII-VI Infrared. The name is synonymous with the world’s greatest CO2 laser optics and infrared optical materials. But what, exactly, does the name mean? The Roman numerals “II-VI” refer to Column II and Column VI of the Periodic Table of Elements. By chemically combining elements from Column II and Column VI, we produce the infrared optical crystalline compounds cadmium telluride (CdTe), zinc selenide (ZnSe), zinc sulfide (ZnS), and zinc sulfide MultiSpectral (ZnS MS). These compounds, and others created from Column II and Column VI elements, are commonly referred to as “II-VI materials.” When we were founded in 1971 to create CdTe, company co-founder Dr. Carl J. Johnson paid homage to our II-VI materials heritage and called our new company “II-VI Incorporated.” In the ensuing years, as our infrared material and optics manufacturing capabilities expanded into precision diamond-turning and world-class thin-film coatings, our corporation grew as well. Through strategic acquisitions, II-VI Incorporated expanded far beyond infrared optical materials and finished optics products, building a portfolio of companies that share in our materials heritage yet bring a vastly diversified range of products to market, including thermoelectric coolers, and silicon carbide substrates. (See Our History for more information.) In recognizing that “II-VI Incorporated” represents far more today than when originally founded, we recently christened our core optical materials and finished optics business unit “II-VI Infrared.” This differentiates it from the corporate whole, and reflects upon our 42-year heritage of producing the world’s finest infrared and CO2 laser optics.
Company History In 1971, II-VI Incorporated began by exclusively producing the highest-quality cadmium telluride (CdTe) material available for manufacturing high-power industrial CO2 laser optics. Today, we have diversified into producing zinc selenide (ZnSe) material, as well as into numerous business units including laser tools for materials processing (HIGHYAG); near-infrared optics, YAG components, and telecommunications components (VLOC); fiber optics, projection and display optics, DPSS laser, crystal materials, and other photonics products (Photop); defense and aerospace optics (Exotic Electro-Optics); tellurium and selenium products (PRM); thermoelectric cooling devices (Marlow Industries); silicon carbide (II-VI WBG); and advanced materials development (II-VI AMDC). Given this diversity of II-VI Incorporated's business units, we have thus christened our original IR materials and optics business unit II-VI Infrared. As II-VI Incorporated continues to grow, II-VI Infrared focuses on the company’s original, industry-leading products: infrared and CO2 laser optics and materials. And thanks to decades of innovation in zinc selenide(ZnSe) and zinc sulfide (ZnS) materials processing, thin-film coating, precision diamond turning, and finished optics fabrication, II-VI Infrared is the world leader in CO2 laser optics, delivering an unbeatable combination of innovation, quality, and expertise. II-VI Infrared also delivers the largest vertically integrated CO2 laser optics manufacturing process -- from raw materials to finished coated products -- in the world.