Celebrating 19 years of operation, ASD’s array of innovative field portable, at-line, and on-line measurement solutions are in use in more than 60 countries, on every continent, in universities, government, public, and private industry. BOULDER, Colo., — May 6, 2008 — ASD Inc. (formerly Analytical Spectral Devices) has received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting in an announcement made by Governor Bill Ritter. Award presentations were made at the World Trade Day breakfast held on May 1, 2008, at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver. ASD Inc. was honored in the small manufacturing company category. The award honors Colorado companies that have made significant contributions to exporting during the past year, and has been presented annually since 1970. ASD is a leading global supplier of innovative field-portable, at-line, and on-line measurement solutions for use in a wide array of markets, including mineral processing, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food and dairy, chemical processing, energy and fuels, nutraceuticals, and many more. ASD’s systems, well known for reliability and flexibility, are beneficial for improving product quality, streamlining the manufacturing process, reducing the environmental impact by greatly decreasing the use of hazardous chemicals used for product testing, and for positively impacting the bottom line — ASD’s measurement solutions are the first choice of companies around the world. “The first system ASD ever sold was purchased by a university in The Netherlands,” said Dave Rzasa, President and CEO of ASD. “Export sales were 79% of our total revenue for 2007, and our international sales have grown consistently each year, so we look forward to high export numbers again in 2008.” Celebrating 19 years of operation, ASD Inc. is a privately owned business headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. The company has enjoyed steady growth, receiving significant recognition over the past few years, including being named to the inaugural Inc. 5000 list, the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 in consecutive years, and several other regional growth and innovation awards. ASD sells its measurement solutions via a combination of direct sales and a large international representative network. Additionally, ASD actively pursues global markets by participation at international tradeshows and events, and through international alliance partnerships. About ASD ASD Inc. is unsurpassed in solving some of the world’s most challenging materials measurement problems. We collaborate with industrial professionals, analytical researchers, and remote sensing scientists to provide the most reliable, high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions for real-world applications. Established in 1990 and based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, ASD Inc. has customers world-wide.