Ad Huijser Named as Director at FEI Company

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

HILLSBORO, Ore., Feb. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FEI Company (Nasdaq:FEIC) today announced that Dr. Ad Huijser has joined the company's board of directors. Dr. Huijser was executive vice president, chief technology officer and member of the Board of Management of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., until his retirement in 2006. During his 36-year career with Philips he held various senior technology and management positions and was influential in the development of the recordable compact disc and optical lithography (which led to the founding of ASML Holding N.V.).

Dr. Huijser holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Masters Degree, both in Technical Physics from Eindhoven Technical University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Twente in Netherlands. He is a Member of Advisory Board of Point-One Innovation Fund.

"Ad's experiences with global business issues and the management of technology address many of FEI's multiple opportunities," said Dr. Gerhard Parker, chairman of the FEI board of directors. "We look forward to taking advantage of the broad perspective and deep experience he brings to our deliberations."

About FEI

FEI (Nasdaq:FEIC) is a leading diversified scientific instruments company. It is a premier provider of electron- and ion-beam microscopes and tools for nanoscale applications across many industries: industrial and academic materials research, life sciences, semiconductors, data storage, natural resources and more. With more than 60 years of technological innovation and leadership, FEI has set the performance standard in transmission electron microscopes (TEM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and DualBeams™, which combine a SEM with a focused ion beam (FIB). FEI's imaging systems provide 3D characterization, analysis and modification/prototyping with resolutions down to the sub-Angstrom (one-tenth of a nanometer) level. FEI's NanoPorts in North America, Europe and Asia provide centers of technical excellence where its world-class community of customers and specialists collaborate. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., USA, FEI has approximately 1800 employees and sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world. More information can be found at: .

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