SYNOPTICS celebrates 50 years of synthetic crystal manufacturing

This year marks the 50th anniversary for the synthetic crystal manufacturer, whose products are primarily used in solid-state lasers.

Charlotte, NC - This year marks the 50th anniversary of synthetic crystal manufacturer SYNOPTICS, a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) company, whose products are primarily used in solid-state lasers. The company's laser rods are used in thousands of installations worldwide for industrial material processing applications.

Founded in 1965 as part of Litton Industries, SYNOPTICS has become a critical supplier for a diverse commercial business that crosses the medical, industrial, and scientific laser markets, as well as supporting key Northrop Grumman programs.

Since joining Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Products enterprise in 2001, SYNOPTICS has received the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Quality Award on five separate occasions and the President's Award in 2009.

For more information, please visit www.northropgrumman.com.

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