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MKS INSTRUMENTS INC

Form 10-K filed on 2/24/2012 for MKS INSTRUMENTS INC

Line Label Object Class Period Type Balance Name
1 0613 - Disclosure - Product Warranties (Details) [Network]

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http://mksinst.com/role/ProductWarrantiesDetails
2 Commitments and Contingencies/Product Warranties [Abstract] [Abstract]

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us-gaap:CommitmentsAndContingenciesDisclosureAbstract
3 Product warranty activities [Abstract]

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us-gaap:MovementInStandardAndExtendedProductWarrantyIncreaseDecreaseRollForward
4 Beginning balance [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual
5 Provision for product warranties [Concept] Monetary For Period Debit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyExpense
6 Direct charges to warranty liability [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualPreexistingIncreaseDecrease
7 Ending balance [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual