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Superior Technical Ceramics Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of IJ Research

January 28, 2021

Superior Technical Ceramics Expands Capabilities With Acquisition Of IJ Research

Acquisition Strengthens the Breadth of STC’s Ceramics Offerings and Deepens Its Relationships with Key Clients in Growing Industrial Sectors

January 28th, 2021, St. Albans VT

STC Material Solutions, one of the country’s most experienced technical ceramics manufacturers, announced the acquisition of IJ Research, a manufacturer specializing in ceramic-to- metal brazed hermetic assemblies based in Santa Ana, California. The acquisition closed on December 24th of last year.

“We are delighted to add IJ Research to the portfolio,” said STC executives. “ Their brazing and sealing capabilities expand our technical capabilities for key customers and provide multiple opportunities for vertical integration. Moreover, like us, they have earned a well-deserved reputation for working in markets that require complex and challenging materials solutions. These include the defense, aerospace, medical and analytical instrumentation industries, which are all growth markets. We’re excited by the many opportunities we see for synergies and enhanced customer relationships as we move ahead.”

IJ Research, Inc. is a manufacturing company specializing in applications that include electrical feedthroughs and opto-electronic windows, along with various ceramic-to-metal brazed hermetic assemblies. The firm provides a broad range of services for customers with demanding engineering requirements, including conceptual design, research and development, materials selection consulting, and prototyping through to manufacturing.

“We are excited to be a part of STC,” said Dr. Rick Yoon, former CEO & owner of IJ Research. “The firms are a natural fit in many ways, as we both share similar cultures, each with a deep respect for engineering talent, a nimble working style and a shared vision for customer-centric servicing. The fact that we share work with customers in many of the same markets illustrates the opportunities that now exist for integrated offerings and mutual growth.”


About IJ Research:
IJ Research is a manufacturing company based in Santa Ana, California specializing in ceramic-to-metal seals and bonds, which are used in various applications, but are commonly deployed in electrical feedthroughs and opto-electronic windows. The firm offers a broad range of services that include design assistance, material selection consultation, prototyping and production to customers across a wide range of applications. Industries the firm serves include medical, aerospace, defense, oil, and telecommunications, with applications that include microwave windows, biomedical electrical connectors, optical lenses, as well as components for nuclear facilities, x-ray machines and X band radars. For more information on IJ Research, please visit:

About STC:
STC is a fully integrated growth focused pioneer of highly engineered advanced materials delivering a diversified range of innovative applied solutions in technical ceramics, hermetic sealing, and joining of dissimilar materials to the world’s most extreme mission critical applications. For more information on Superior Technical Ceramics, please visit:

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