CHARLOTTE, N.C. – June 4, 2015 – This year marks the 50th anniversary of SYNOPTICS, a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) company and the world leader in the manufacture of synthetic crystals, primarily used in solid-state lasers.


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.

"Our ability to achieve this milestone is due to our focus on quality, capacity and reliability and this is how we separate ourselves from the competition," said Scott Griffin, director of business development for SYNOPTICS and a 28 year employee with the company.

Since joining Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Products enterprise in 2001, SYNOPTICS has been recognized several times for their operational excellence, including receiving the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Quality Award on five separate occasions and the President's Award in 2009.

Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Products business unit offers advanced capabilities to customers on earth and in space, and is a leader in bringing new technology to market. With expertise ranging from high powered lasers and adaptive optics to microelectronics and reliable space products, delivered via agile, focused business units, the Aerospace Products team works with commercial and government customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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