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FEI's CEO Presents At Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference (Transcript)

We want to continue to expand geographically in the recent quarters. Almost 50% of our business comes out of Asia and Japan, and that’s the dramatic shift over the past two years. We made significant investments there to grow.

And we continue to grow in established markets Europe and U.S. in particular. And at the same time, we are improving our margin performance overall, that includes delivering better value to the customers through workflow based products. Our new customers, our new businesses have higher margins than are older businesses and then we continue to improve our operations internally.

A snapshot here, as we look at the order performance over the past few years on the left-hand side with compound annual growth rate about 12% and in the near-term, you can see in the past few quarters have pretty good trajectory. In fact, we delivered record orders in last quarter in Q1 that we just reported, which is actually unusual, because it’s really off our seasonal pattern, usually Q4 is the strongest quarter, and that was, I’ll go a little bit on the strength of that.

So, let me go through the bookings by segment here, now we’ve taken that view from a marketplace perspective, you can see the four years below last couple of years.

And what we like in FEI is to have a balance amongst our businesses. We like to keep Electronics around the third of our business, so you can see up stage in that range, that’s the semiconductor business. We see it is a cyclical growth business, not as just a cyclical, like, I’ll show you some more information on that.

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