Bruker AXS Enters Portable XRF Market

Billerica, MA 7/20/06—Bruker AXS has acquired KeyMaster Technologies, amanufacturer of portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) systems from majority share-holder Advent International for $10 million in cash. “We cordially welcomethe excellent KeyMaster team. After careful exploration, we have decided thatKeyMaster is the best partner for us to enter the rapidly growing hand-heldXRF market,” said Frank Laukien, president of Bruker AXS. “We are verypleased with KeyMaster’s innovative and versatile, yet robust technology toserve this market both via OEM partners as well as via our own applicationsand market expertise.”

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