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Westwind Announces Participation at TPCA 2006

POOLE, UK, 20 September 2006 – Westwind Air Bearings, the World’s only volume spindle supplier, is delighted to announce their participation at the industry leading TPCA Show 2006, being held from 18 th to 20 th October 2006, at the Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan R.O.C.

Located in Booth #AO23, Westwind will be displaying a range of high speed air bearing spindles, including the ‘Storm’ 200,000 rpm PCB drilling spindle. Setting a new industry standard, the Storm is Westwind’s fastest full range spindle ever. Westwind will also be displaying the ‘Tornado’ D1769 160,000 rpm spindle, fitted with Westwind’s proven high reliability Automatic Tool Change (ATC) system for productivity as good as new after testing to half a million tool changes.


Tony Ko , Sales Manager Taiwan, Westwind Air Bearings, said: “We are excited to be exhibiting at the TPCA Show. We will be displaying our latest high speed precision spindles and I look forward to speaking with anyone who would like to discover more.” Tony added: “We have great confidence in the development of the Taiwanese market and we will continue to offer unrivalled service to both end users and machine OEMs and develop new high-quality products to better satisfy the demand of the PCB market and our loyal customers.”

Westwind’s Taiwan facility provides technical support, repair and refurbishment service, and spindles, collets and spare parts sales. Westwind Air Bearings, a division of GSI Group, is universally recognised as a world leader in the design and manufacture of air bearing spindle systems, with facilities in Taiwan, UK, People’s Republic of China and Japan. 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.