Since it was founded in 1996, QED Technologies, based in Rochester, NY, has built a reputation for producing high quality products based on revolutionary, patented technology, advanced computer numerical control machines and world-class software to provide shop-ready solutions for nearly any precision optics manufacturing need. QED offers state-of-the-art MRF polishing and SSI metrology optical manufacturing solutions that are designed to meet the needs of advanced optics manufacturers by increasing production speed and yield while decreasing costs.

QED Technologies serves the precision optics industry and counts among its worldwide customers the leading precision optics manufacturers. QED is dedicated to providing revolutionary technical solutions that enable or significantly enhance our customers’ capabilities and positively impact their bottom line. Every QED employee assumes a personal role in ensuring that we deliver a quality product with outstanding customer service throughout the life cycle of the application.

Based in Rochester, New York, QED is able to capitalize on the area's academic and industrial resources in the field of precision optics manufacturing and engineering. QED continuously nurtures our quest for science-based polishing solutions to meet our customers' current and future needs.

In July 2006, QED became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cabot Microelectronics Corp. (NASDAQ:CCMP). The relationship with CMC further strengthens QED and allows the company to achieve continued growth while maintaining its commitment to provide innovative products that set new standards in manufacturing precision optics. As of October 1, 2020 Cabot Microelectronics Company is known as CMC Materials. 


CMC Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCMP) is a global supplier of consumable materials to semiconductor manufacturers and pipeline companies. The company is a leader in developing high-quality, critical materials that enable superior performance for its customers. CMC Materials’ mission is to create value by delivering high-performing and innovative solutions that solve its customers’ greatest challenges. The company’s solutions play a critical role for its customers’ operations, including helping to enable the manufacturing of smaller, faster and more complex semiconductor devices, and enhancing operations and improving manufacturing efficiencies. The company has approximately 2,200 employees globally. For more information, visit

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