PITTSBURGH, PA-II-VI Inc. announced the acquisition of Max Levy Autograph Inc. (MLA). MLA manufactures micro-fine conductive mesh patterns for optical, mechanical and ceramic components for applications such as circuitry, metrology standards, target calibration and suppression of electro-magnetic interference (EMI) from its 30,000-square-foot manufacturing location in Philadelphia.

The MLA team of research and manufacturing engineers has also developed technologies utilizing electro-forming, plating and micro-fine diamond contouring for precision patterns on various substrates to service the medical and commercial markets. MLA's technology provides protection for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for various aircraft and land vehicles to the military market.

During this past year, MLA has also become a qualified supplier to II-VI's Exotic Electro-Optics Inc. subsidiary for various products which require EMI gridding. MLA's 30-person workforce generated revenues of approximately $5 million for the 12 months ended September 30, 2010. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.