| Nasdaq: FEIC
FEI Co. is a scientific instruments company, which supplies scientific instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis and prototyping to enable research, development and manufacturing in a range of industrial, academic and research institutional applications. It operates through four business segments: Electronics Market, Materials Science Market, Life Sciences Market and Service & Components Market. The Electronics Market segment consists of customers in the semiconductor equipment and related industries such as manufacturers of data storage equipment, solar panels and light-emitting diodes. The Materials Science Market segment includes universities, public and private research laboratories and customers in a wide range of industries, including natural resources, petrochemicals, metals, automobiles, aerospace, and forensics. The Life Sciences Market segment includes universities, government laboratories and research institutes engaged in biotech and life sciences applications, as well as pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies and hospitals. The Service & Components Market segment provides support for products and customers for the entire life cycle of a tool from installation through the warranty period, and after warranty period through contract coverage or on a time and materials basis. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR.