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7 November 2008

e2v and Nuctech, China, sign 2 million contract

e2v, the specialist developer and manufacturer of high technology components and sub-systems, and Nuctech Co Ltd of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, have signed a strategic multi-year deal, worth an estimated  £2M, under which e2v will supply Nuctech with electronic tubes used in their cargo screening systems.

Nuctech’s THSCAN(TM) equipment provides for rapid and effective inspection of large cargo containers, improving security at customs centres, and so preventing illegal smuggling of goods or people. It is sold to customs authorities throughout the world.

e2v’s electronic tubes form a key enabling technology within the equipment, generating and delivering the microwave power required to produce the X-rays used in the imaging system.

Nuctech Co Ltd originated as a technology spin-out from Tsinghua University, China. After 10 years of rapid development, Nuctech has developed a global position, specialising in the research and development of security inspection technology, supporting system design, manufacture and engineering.

Keith Attwood, CEO of e2v said “This order marks a new milestone in the close working relationship between e2v and Nuctech. Nuctech’s success to date is a great example of what can be achieved through the combination of our respective world leading technologies, in a world class product.”

Mr Chen Zhiqiang, VP of Nuctech added:
"We were pleased to welcome Keith Attwood to Nuctech to sign this contract, which further strengthens our strategic partnership. We now look forward to extending our cooperation with e2v on future projects."

Press contact:
Andy Bennett +44 (0)1245 453296

Picture attached: senior officials from Nuctech and e2v’s Asia Pacific office, with Keith Attwood and Mr. Chen Zhiqiang, Vice President of Nuctech signing the contract.