Vistek products and technology acquired by Newport

Oct. 19, 2012
Irvine, CA--Newport has acquired the products and technology of Vistek, which makes vibration isolation solutions. The new products will be offered under Newport’s VIBe family of isolation products.

Irvine, CA--Newport (Nasdaq:NEWP) has acquired the products and technology of Vistek (Tempe, AZ), which makes vibration isolation solutions. The new products will be offered under Newport’s VIBe family of isolation products, and include mechanical isolation bearings, benchtop platforms and stand-alone workstations. All of the new products feature isolator bearing technology that provides maintenance-free vibration isolation for sensitive equipment.

Jim Fisher, Group Director for Newport’s Vibration Control business unit, said, “Newport and Vistek have been working together since 2010, when we jointly developed Newport’s VIBe product offering. Since that time, we have brought this technology to new customers around the world to solve their unique vibration isolation challenges.”

The new product lineup includes the compact LIP-Lab Isolation Platforms, which are specifically designed for lab balances, petri dishes and other small lab equipment and devices. The lineup also includes the VIT-laboratory workstations tables, which are used to isolate sensitive lab equipment from vibration.

Information on Newport’s existing VIBe family of products can be found at Existing Vistek customers can continue to access during the transition.

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Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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