Keithley Instruments Honored for International Entrepreneurship


Cleveland, OH - November 30, 2010 - Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced that it has been honored by The International Entrepreneur (TiE) Ohio, in the international business category, which recognizes Ohio-headquartered multinational businesses that have expanded globally. The TiE International Entrepreneurship Awards were created to recognize the achievements of international entrepreneurs and businesses helping to reshape and rebuild Ohio's business landscape and to highlight how international entrepreneurs contribute to the local economy.

Mark A. Hoersten, Keithley's vice president, marketing, accepted the award on the company's behalf, at a ceremony held September 21, 2010. Hoersten notes, "It's very gratifying to be recognized by TiE Ohio because Keithley has long emphasized the vital importance of expanding its international presence. We have subsidiaries or sales offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Most recently, we signed an agreement with Orbis Oy, a Finnish company specializing in quality control and testing solutions, for the distribution of Keithley products in Finland, Sweden, and the Baltic states. Distribution agreements of this type allow us to provide superior support for our overseas customers. To help potential customers around the world learn about our products, we maintain international websites in the local language in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Russian Federation, Chile, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, China, and Korea."

About TiE Ohio

The International Entrepreneurs (TiE) Ohio is an organization of entrepreneurs who connect, network, and mentor globally to create the next generation of successful entrepreneurs. TiE Ohio is the 50th chapter of the global TiE network. Founded in Silicon Valley by immigrant tech entrepreneurs, TiE has 55 chapters around the globe. TiE is now the world's largest organization for fostering entrepreneurship; its members include some of the world's most well-known entrepreneurs.

More Information. For more information about Keithley Instruments' international operations, visit www.keithley.com/company/salesoffices/index_html, or contact the company at:

Telephone: 800-688-9951

440-248-0400

FAX: 440-248-6168

E-mail: publisher@keithley.com

Internet: www.keithley.com

Address: Keithley Instruments, Inc.

28775 Aurora Road

Cleveland, OH 44139-1891

About Keithley Instruments, Inc.

With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination of products for their critical measurement needs and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test.

Contact:

Ronald-Stephane Gilbert

Keithley Instruments, Inc.

440-498-2978

rgilbert@keithley.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/keithleyinst

Reader Inquiries: 1-800-688-9951

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