FEI Company (
NASDAQ OMX 27th Investor Program
December 7, 2011 09:15 AM ET
Ray Link - Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Okay, thank you very much. Before I start, I would like to just point out that everything we say is covered by our Safe Harbor Statements and I encourage you to take a look at our SEC filings, to take a look at the risks and uncertainties involved in any investment in FEI.
So quickly, who is FEI and what do we do? FEI is a scientific instrument company. We make tools for nanoscale imaging, based on electron microscopy as our primary technology. The products that we produce fall into three general areas. Transmission Electron Microscopes, which are very high end, very expensive, very high resolution. These are tools, where we can see, the individual spaces between atoms used for a variety of applications, from material science, life science, semi-conductor laboratories, and other fields. Our price range on these products is generally from about 700,000, all the way up to $7 million, with an average price of about 1.5 million. We are the market leaders, both in resolution and in revenue, in this particular product line.
Our DualBeam products combine, both an electron microscope and a focused ion beam, where the focused ion beam is used to do very high precision milling, so you can thin samples also look at the underside of samples, and flip them using a variety of applications, material science and its semi-conductors in particular.