Quality Magazine

Newport Completes Sale of Metrology Business

May 5, 2003
Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA) has completed the sale of its U.S.-based noncontact metrology business to Quality Vision International Inc. (QVI, Rochester, NY). QVI is the parent company of Optical Gaging Products Inc. (Rochester, NY), a designer and manufacturer of precision noncontact and multisensor coordinate measuring systems, and View Engineering Inc. (Simi Valley, CA), a manufacturer of vision-based, automated noncontact measurement systems.

QVI has acquired RAM Optical Instrumentation Inc., a company spun off by Newport as part of its plan to sell the majority of its Industrial Metrology Systems Div. In May of this year, Newport announced that it had completed the sale of its contact measurement metrology business, primarily its CEJohansson subsidiary, to Hexagon AB (Nacka Strand, Sweden).