a leading provider of high-resolution imaging and analysis systems, today announced
that King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) of Saudi Arabia
has ordered multiple FEI systems as part of its plan to build a world-class,
international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new
age of scientific achievement. The order includes industry-leading Titan(TM)
and Titan Krios(TM) transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) and a Helios
DualBeam(TM) system, as well as several mid-range products and a comprehensive
support package to ensure the success of KAUST's investment. The systems will
be used in a variety of material science and life science research and teaching
applications. Shipments are expected to begin in the first half of 2009 and
will be spread over several quarters.
"We are honored to be chosen by KAUST to support its impressive program
to develop a leading research university," said Don Kania, president and
CEO of FEI Company. "Given the very high standards the KAUST has set for
all of its activities, we view our selection as confirmation of our technology
leadership position and unique capability to support world-class nanoscale research.
This is an important order in FEI's history, and it illustrates the significant
investments that forward-looking countries and institutions around the world
are making in nanotechnology."
"We look forward to using the advanced capabilities of the FEI systems,"
stated Dr. Mohamed E. Samaha, interim VP for Research at KAUST. "They are
an important part of King Abdullah's vision and our overall plans to build one
of the world's leading scientific research institutions, for the benefit of
the long-run economic development of Saudi Arabia as well as global scientific