Nanosys Executive Chairman Larry Bock to Join FEI Company's Board of Directors

Dec 16, 2004, 00:00 ET from FEI Company

    HILLSBORO, Ore., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FEI Company
 (Nasdaq:   FEIC) today announced that Lawrence A. Bock has joined the company's
 Board of Directors. Bock is Executive Chairman of Nanosys, Inc, a
 nanotechnology platform and product development company.  Since 1998, he has
 also been a General Partner at CW Group, a venture capital management firm
 focused on seed-stage start-ups in the life and physical sciences.   Bock has
 more than 20 years of leadership in the life sciences and nanotechnology
 industries, has been co-founder of over a dozen companies and has served as
 CEO of six. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board and the Technology
 Advisory Board of the NanoBusiness Alliance.
     "Larry Bock's widely recognized leadership in nanotechnology and
 biotechnology makes him an exciting addition to our Board," said Vahe A.
 Sarkissian, FEI's chairman, president and chief executive officer.  "As we
 focus on expanding the application base for our market-leading tools for
 nanotechnology, Larry's deep experience in life sciences and emerging
 industries will be invaluable.  I look forward to working closely with him to
 further FEI's development of nanoscale markets."
     "I've been very impressed with the FEI's products," said Bock, "and as
 I've gotten to know the company, I've also been impressed with the company's
 people, technology and market positions.  FEI's tools enable research,
 development and production of materials that will significantly impact
 multiple industries.  I look forward to helping the company take advantage of
 the potential that comes with its position at the heart of the nanotech
     About FEI Company:
     FEI's Tools for Nanotech(TM), featuring focused ion- and electron-beam
 technologies, deliver 3D characterization, analysis and modification
 capabilities with resolution down to the sub- Angstrom level. With R&D centers
 in North America and Europe, and sales and service operations in more the 40
 countries around the world, FEI is bringing the nanoscale within the grasp of
 leading researchers and manufacturers and helping to turn some of the biggest
 ideas of this century into reality. More information can be found on the FEI
 website at: