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Keithley Opens New Offices in Asia to Optimize Local Applications and Customer Support

October 172005
Cleveland, Ohio – October 17, 2005 - Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, today announced significant expansions of its business presence in southeast Asia with an office expansion in Singapore and the opening of two new offices in Malaysia for direct sales and support of its electrical test and measurement solutions.

“Our new sales and support offices in Singapore and Malaysia allow us to build closer working partnerships with local customers,” explained Keithley Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph P. Keithley. “It will allow us to provide our customers in these emerging markets with even faster, more effective sales applications assistance.”

Keithley Country Manager for Singapore and Malaysia Jimmy Tan affirmed, “Our new Singapore and Malaysia offices will boost Keithley’s market penetration and recognition for the company and will also centralize sales operations, allowing us to better serve our customers in this part of the world.” Tan added “We appreciate and thank Caltron Co. Ltd.’s efforts in promoting Keithley’s products in the past.”

Keithley has a corporate strategy of emphasizing global sales. More than 50 percent of its sales come from outside of the United States. The company maintains branch sales offices in 15 countries and also has sales representatives in more than 76 countries around the world.

Applications and Markets. Keithley offers a broad line of test and measurement solutions for engineers and scientists throughout the world in dozens of disciplines. The company markets highly accurate instruments and data acquisition products that measure low levels of voltage, resistance, current, capacitance, and charge. Its products are found in materials research labs conducting tests to develop new nanotechnology materials, to prototyping and process development, to complete system solutions for high volume production and assembly testing.

Keithley focuses on developing new solutions for the broader electronics industry, as well as for several primary markets:

Semiconductor – electronic test solutions both for semiconductor labs and wafer processing as well as nanotechnology research. Test systems are designed for materials research, device characterization, reliability testing and wafer monitoring applications and include Automated Parametric Test systems, Wafer Level Reliability systems, and I-V/C-V test systems.

Wireless/RF – a broad line of fully integrated product solutions for testing RF and microwave components and devices such as cellular phones/handsets, infrastructure, WLAN, and RFICs. These testing solutions are widely used in product design, production, and QA/QC labs.

Electronics Manufacturing – low voltage and current measurement instruments, switching and sources that are ideal for making accurate measurements on a broad variety of active and passive components used in applications and industries such as optoelectronic devices and displays, automotive, military/aerospace, medical, and others that require a combination of measurement precision and high throughput.

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