WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTEC) announced today that it plans to release financial results for the fiscal 2011 first quarter, ended December 31, 2010, at approximately 1:10 p.m. PST (4:10 p.m. EST) on Thursday, January 27, 2011. The Company has scheduled a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PST (5:00 p.m. EST) that day to discuss the results for the quarter. All shareholders and other interested persons are invited to participate in the call.

Date: January 27, 2011

Time: 2:00 PM PT

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Key Technology, Inc., headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington, is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of process automation systems for the food processing, pharmaceutical and industrial markets. The Company's products integrate electro-optical inspection and sorting, specialized conveying and product preparation equipment, which allow processors to improve quality, increase yield and reduce cost. Key has manufacturing facilities in Washington, Oregon, and the Netherlands, and worldwide sales and service coverage. News releases and other information about Key Technology can be accessed at www.key.net.
CONTACT: Key Technology, Inc.         Investor Relations         Cathy Burlingame         509-394-3362         cburlingame@key.net

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