News | June 26, 2018

Ophir® Photonics Receives ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Ensuring Highest Accuracy NIST-Traceable Measurements From The Company's Laser Measurement Products

Andover, MA - MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, is pleased to announce that Ophir® Photonics has received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for its Jerusalem, Israel Calibration Laboratory. ISO/IEC 17025 is given to calibration laboratories who have achieved the highest standards of quality, administration, and technical operations. The scope of the accreditation covers Ophir's photodiode, pyroelectric, and thermopile laser power and energy sensors, as well as its power and energy displays and PC interfaces.Ophir's Jerusalem, Israel and North Logan, Utah Calibration Laboratories are now both ISO/IEC 17025 accredited. Accreditation gives customers increased confidence in Ophir's testing and calibration methods and the personnel, improves the validity of test methods, and provides the best traceability of measurements and calibrations to national standards.

"ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation validates Ophir's 40 years of dedication to the highest standards in the field of calibration of laser power and energy measurement, and gives further confidence to customers of its NIST-traceable series of measurements," said Isabelle Okashi, PhD, General Manager, Ophir Photonics Israel. "This is especially important for government and industrial organizations such as manufacturers of medical or aerospace equipment, who are required to document the traceability and accuracy of the measurement equipment they use and integrate. Working with an ISO/IEC 17025 certified supplier eliminates the need for time consuming audits by these organizations.”

ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures that Ophir’s calibration laboratories operate under controlled and approved working procedures, the equipment and calibration standards used are regularly calibrated by other ISO/IEC 17025 certified, and NIST traceable laboratories and the uncertainty values communicated to customers have a solid foundation based on rigorous experimental and statistical analysis.

Ophir Photonics ISO/IEC 17025 Certificate, Jerusalem, Israel:

Ophir-Spiricon ISO/IEC 17025 Certificate, North Logan, Utah: 

About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) 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, vacuum technology, photonics, sub-micron positioning, vibration isolation and optics. Our primary served markets include semiconductor capital equipment, general industrial, life sciences and research.  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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