About ADC


ADC USA, located near Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is a leading developer and supplier of complex scientific components and instruments for large government laboratories and corporations around the world. Founded as a privately held company in 1995, ADC has grown into one of world’s leading technology companies and has enjoyed 18 straight years of business growth and profitability with more than 500 customers located in over 26 countries. ADC’s vision is to be a global leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative products for scientific and research markets.


ADC was founded in 1995 starting in a small modest office at Cornell Business and Technology Park. ADC established itself as a custom design manufacturing system prime contractor. In 1995, ADC won its first contract for $10,700 working with Crouse-Hinds-Cooper Industries (Syracuse, NY), a humble beginning from which the company continues to grow. All of the early awards were competitive. By 1998, ADC occupied its first building of 3,000-sq. ft. The company did grow steadily throughout the late 2000s, always reinvesting in the people and new engineering design, assembly and manufacturing equipment to provide the most cost-effective solutions to our customers. 


Today ADC occupies over 22,000 square feet of space and consists of different departments to make up the framework of our operations. This includes; Engineering Design and Analysis, Manufacturing and Planning, Temperature Control/Clean Room Assembly/Testing Facility, Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) Facility, Metrology Laboratory, Magnetic Measurement Facility (Undulator Testing Facility), and Electronics and Instrumentation. Each department plays an important role in the capabilities we offer our customers. It is rare to find this myriad of capabilities in one company.   


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