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About II-VI Incorporated

IIVI Incorporated, a current 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, with our research and development, manufacturing, sales, service and distribution facilities worldwide we produce a wide variety of applicationspecific photonic and electronic materials and components. Using these materials, we are able to deploy them in various forms including integrating them with advanced software to empower our customers.


Enabling The World To Be Safer, Healthier, Closer, & More Efficient


Our "II-VI Worldwide" Values
Customers First Honesty and Integrity Open Communications Teamwork

Continuous Improvement and Learning

A Safe, Clean, and Orderly Workplace

Manage by the Facts

Our Name and History II-VI "two-six"

The Roman numerals “II-VI” refers to column II and column VI of the Periodic Table of Elements. By chemically combining elements from these columns, II-VI produced the infrared optical crystalline compounds: Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), Zinc Selenide (ZnSe), Zinc Sulfide (ZnS) and Zinc Sulfide MultiSpectral (ZnS MS). These compounds and others created from column II and column VI elements are commonly referred to as “II-VI Materials”. Founded in 1971 to create CdTe, company co-founder Dr. Carl J. Johnson paid homage to our II-VI Materials heritage by calling our new company “II-VI Incorporated”.