PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leader in precision optics and optical coatings, today announced that it was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Supplier Quality Performance Award by ZYGO at its Supplier Conference in September 2018.  ZYGO is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies and a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems.

“II-VI earned this award for performing at the highest levels in the areas of quality, delivery and responsiveness,” noted Rob Beeson, ZYGO Business Unit Manager.  “We would like to especially highlight II-VI’s flexible capacity strategy that supports ZYGO’s business and our continuing leverage of their deep expertise in optical components and assemblies that enable our products.”

“It’s a great honor for II-VI to receive this prestigious award from ZYGO with its long and storied heritage in the optics industry,” said Vincent Lin, Vice President of Sales, II-VI Photonics. “We are proud to serve ZYGO and look forward to the further development of our partnership.”

II-VI is a strategic supplier to ZYGO for custom high-precision optical components and optical assemblies. II-VI’s optics are shaped by atomic precision and nanotechnology surfacing techniques and then coated to achieve the desired spectral characteristics from the ultraviolet to the far infrared.

About Zygo Corporation

Zygo Corporation (“ZYGO”) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies. Founded in 1970, and headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, ZYGO's global operations are supported by approximately 500 dedicated and highly-skilled individuals around the world. Throughout its history, ZYGO has been driven by a passion for innovation, as evidenced by approximately 750 patents awarded ZYGO since its founding. In 2014, ZYGO became part of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices. For more information, please visit www.zygo.com.

About AMETEK

AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of more than $4.8 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, please visit www.ametek.com.

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, the Company has research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide. The Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms, including integrated with advanced software to support our customers. For more information, please visit us at www.ii-vi.com.

CONTACT:
Mark Lourie
Director of Corporate Communications
mark.lourie@ii-vi.com 
www.ii-vi.com/contact-us

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