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phoenix|x-ray, part of GE's Sensing & Inspection Technologies business, to open new West Coast Demo and Customer Service Center on June 5th

May 30, 2008

The brand-new facility will be located in the heart of the Silicon Valley in Newark, CA, and is scheduled to open June 5th, 2008.

The new site, which has been established to better serve customers in the area and to meet the increasing demand for high-tech non-destructive solutions, features a fully equipped applications and demo lab with state-of-the-art 2D and 3D x-ray and CT technology as well as training facilities.

"We look forward to continuing and improving the long-standing business relationships with our customers in the area and on the West Coast," said David Lehmann, CSO of phoenix|x-ray Systems + Services. "This new site is an important step for us towards increasing our service and applications capabilities and will allow us to grow while better serving customers."

phoenix|x-ray will celebrate this important milestone on June 5th, 2008 with an open house and technical symposium at the new site. Technical presentations will range from Advances in CT: Visualization of internal structures with submicrometer resolution to High-resolution x-ray inspection of QFN and MLF solder joints for defect analysis and process control and will touch on the latest trends in NDT.

About phoenix|x-ray Systems + Services

phoenix|x-ray is a manufacturer of high-resolution 2D X-ray inspection systems and 3D computed tomography systems for non-destructive testing. Since its inception in 1999, phoenix|x-ray has grown to employ a global staff of more than 100 employees. The company's headquarters, including production, research and development, are located in Wunstorf, Germany, with additional service centers are in Stuttgart, Munich, St. Petersburg (USA) and Manila.

Since October 2007, phoenix|x-ray is part of GE's Sensing + Inspection Technologies business. "phoenix|x-ray is a natural expansion of our Inspection business," said Caroline Reda, President & CEO of GE Inspection Technologies. "phoenix|x-ray has a strong reputation in the non-destructive testing and will enhance GE's technology capabilities in X-ray testing machines. Adding CT capability to the product line is consistent with our mission to provide customers with a broad portfolio of high-tech and valuable non-destructive testing solutions."

About GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is part of GE Enterprise Solutions, a $5 billion business helping customers compete and win in a changing global environment by combining the power of GE's unique expertise and intelligent technology to drive customers' productivity and profitability. GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to its customers. The company designs and manufactures sensing instruments that measure temperature, pressure, moisture, gas and flow rate for demanding customer applications. It also designs, manufactures and services inspection equipment, including radiographic, ultrasonic, remote visual and eddy current, that monitors and tests materials without disassembly, deforming or damaging them. GE Sensing & Inspection's products are used in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The company has 4,700 employees at more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide.

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