Photodiode Array provides non-destructive testing.

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Photodiode Array features 128 channels and can be used to convert X-rays into visible light, producing accurate images without affecting integrity of object being viewed. Applications include manufacturing process control, archaeology, and product testing and food inspection, in which inner workings of complex objects can be analyzed or defects detected without modification of item being inspected.



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PerkinElmer Optoelectronics Introduces Advanced Imaging Technology for Non-Destructive Testing


128 Channel Photodiode Array Can Be Used for Medical X-Rays, Product Testing and Food Inspection

Fremont, Calif.-March 31, 2003- PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, a global technology leader providing market-driven integrated solutions for biomedical and industrial applications, today announced the introduction of a new photodiode array that converts x-rays into visible light to produce high-quality, accurate images - without affecting the integrity of the object being viewed.

Leveraging its 20 year history using photodiodes on various substrates and working with scintillator crystals, PerkinElmer's 128 channel photodiode array creates unparalleled images in x-ray applications to improve quality, safety, speed and cost-effectiveness of testing processes for a variety of industries.

Traditionally used by airports for fast and accurate luggage scanning, PerkinElmer's advanced imaging technology is now available for use in other x-ray applications that require non-destructive testing (NDT) of materials. Applications include manufacturing process control, archaeology, product testing and food inspection, in which the inner workings of complex objects can be analyzed or defects detected quickly and reliably without modification of the item being inspected. From x-rays of teeth and bones to the inspection of automobile parts and contained goods, this testing method saves time and money by ensuring quality, non-destructive results.

PerkinElmer provides a large variety of photodiode arrays in custom designed solutions to meet the needs of instrument OEMs and designers looking to create a competitive advantage through best-in-class engineering and manufacturing practices.

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics is a global technology leader providing market-driven, integrated solutions for biomedical and industrial applications. Its technologies, services, and support fuel the medical, genomic, and digital revolutions by enhancing its customers' productivity, optimizing their performance, and accelerating their time-to-market.

PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader focused in the following businesses - Life and Analytical Sciences, Optoelectronics, and Fluid Sciences. Combining operational excellence and technology expertise with an intimate understanding of its customers' needs, PerkinElmer focuses on ensuring a higher quality of life by providing customers in health sciences and other markets with applications and services that require innovation and precision. The company serves customers in more than 125 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through www.perkinelmer.com or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.

For further information:

Kristen Schnittger

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics

(510) 979-6604

kristen.schnittger@perkinelmer.com

Kim Dion

Brodeur Worldwide

(415) 593-2262

kdion@brodeur.com

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