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FEI and Shimadzu Corporation Announce Sales Agreement in Japan

Shimadzu to provide sales for FEI Quanta and Inspect family of scanning electron microscopes in Japan

HILLSBORO, OR | Posted on June 2nd, 2008

FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC), a leading provider of high-resolution imaging and analysis systems, announced today that it has selected Shimadzu Corporation, developer of analytical measuring and technology systems, as a sales agent in Japan. Shimadzu, located in Kyoto, Japan, will sell FEI systems, including Quanta™ and Inspect™ scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) and the Quanta 200 3D small-stage DualBeam™ focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopes (FIB/SEM), to its established base of customers in Japan.

"Shimadzu Corporation is a prominent pioneer of analytical measurement and technology in Japan, and we are very proud to enter into this agreement in which they will provide sales for FEI Quanta and Inspect systems in the region," said Benjamin Loh, FEI's executive vice president of global sales and service. "We look forward to expanding our market share in Japan by leveraging Shimadzu's well-established distribution network and customer base."

Osamu Ando, general manager of Shimadzu's Analytical and Measuring Instruments Division, commented, "We feel that adding the FEI SEM and DualBeam systems to our current line-up of product offerings will benefit our customers in Japan immensely, as they will have one source for their analytical measurement and imaging needs for applications ranging from basic research to quality control."

Shimadzu Corporation offers a wide range of products for surface analysis and measurement, including electron probe microanalyzers, scanning probe microscopes, confocal laser scanning microscopes and x-ray photoelectron spectrometers.

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About FEI Company
FEI (Nasdaq: FEIC) is the world leader in pioneering technologies and applications that deliver imaging solutions for 3D characterization, analysis and modification/prototyping with resolutions down to the sub-Ĺngström level. Our customers, working in advanced research and manufacturing, are supported by field-experienced applications specialists. They have open access to FEI’s prestigious global user network so they can succeed in accelerating nanoscale discovery and contribute to better living through new product commercialization. FEI’s NanoPorts in North America, Europe and Asia provide centers of technical excellence where our world-class community of customers and specialists collaborate on the ongoing development of new ideas and innovative solutions. FEI has sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world.

FEI Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements about the expected benefits from FEI Company’s selection of Shimadzu Corporation as sales agent for part of its product line in Japan, including potential expanded market share for some product lines in Japan and effectiveness of Shimadzu as a distribution channel. Factors that could affect these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the performance of the FEI products, the ability of FEI and Shimadzu to collaborate effectively, Shimadzu’s ability to sell FEI’s products, the competitive landscape and general economic conditions. Please also refer to the company's Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q, Forms 8-K and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for additional information on these factors and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. FEI assumes no duty to update any forward- looking statements.

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