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Westwind to Exhibit at HKPCA Show 2006

SUZHOU, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, 6 November 2006 - Westwind Air Bearings Suzhou Company Ltd. will be exhibiting for the first time at the HKPCA Show 2006 (International Printed Circuit & Electronics Assembly Fair), held from 6 th – 8 th December 2006 at the Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center, Houjie, Dongguan, People’s Republic of China.

Located in Booth #BO49, Westwind will be displaying a range of spindles including the D1787 ‘Storm’ 200,000 rpm PCB drilling spindle, Westwind’s fastest full range spindle ever, and the resilient D1769 ‘Tornado’ 160,000 rpm spindle, for productivity as good as new after testing to half a million tool changes. A selection of genuine collets and spare parts will also be on display.

Lance Lan, Sales Manager China, Westwind Air Bearings Suzhou Co. Ltd., said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting at the HKPCA Show for the first time. As the World’s only volume spindle supplier, we strive to provide the best possible service to our customers in China. Westwind’s factory in Suzhou offers technical support, repair and refurbishment service, and spindles, collets and spare parts sales. In addition, our office in Shenzhen also provides a repair and aftersales service.”

Westwind Air Bearings is a division of GSI Group. Westwind has facilities in People’s Republic of China, Taiwan R.O.C., UK, Japan and USA. GSI Group Inc. develops and delivers the enabling technology solutions that bring advanced manufacturing applications to life. Our leading brands include precision motion products, lasers, and laser systems, and are used to increase efficiency and productivity in the global medical, semiconductor, electronics, and industrial markets. The company’s common shares are listed on Nasdaq (GSIG). For more information, please visit www.westwind-airbearings.com.