Melles Griot Overview

  • Founded
  • 1969
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO
  • Financing Rounds
  • 1

Melles Griot General Information


Manufacturer and distributor of optics, lasers, and opto mechanical hardware and instruments. The company supplies photonics products, including optical components and systems, as well as motion-control systems, thin-film coatings, and precision positioners. It also offers laser beam and spectral measurement products, machine vision products, shutters, microscope components, apertures and spatial filters, lab accessories, and forensics products, as well as optical tables, breadboards, and vibration isolators. It serves the semiconductor, biotechnology, metrology, and research industries.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Primary Office
  • 2051 Palomar Airport Road
  • Suite 200
  • Carlsbad, CA 92011
  • United States
+1 (760) 000-0000
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Melles Griot Valuation & Funding

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Melles Griot Comparisons

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Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Carlsbad, CA


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Melles Griot Competitors (10)

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Melles Griot Patents

Melles Griot Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-9851553-B1 Shutter with linear actuator Active 28-Jun-2016 000000000 0
US-20170371152-A1 Shutter with linear actuator Granted 28-Jun-2016 000000000
US-8956059-B1 Shutter with power-free magnetic detent Active 26-Jun-2014 00000000 00
US-8851768-B1 Shutter with power-free blade return Active 14-Jun-2013 00000000 00
EP-1984999-A2 Rotor magnet driven optical shutter assembly Withdrawn 26-Jan-2006 G03B9/08 0
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