Keithley Instruments Press Release - 4/13/2009

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Kibble to Receive 2009 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award
for Contributions to Fundamental Electrical Metrology

Cleveland, Ohio - April 13, 2009 - The IEEE has named Bryan Peter Kibble as the recipient of the 2009 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement. Dr. Kibble, who worked at the Division of Electrical Science at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom, prior to his retirement, is being recognized for his work in pioneering experiments and techniques in the field of fundamental electrical metrology, which led to the realization of the International System of Units (SI).

The award will be presented on May 6, 2009 at the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), which will be held May 5-7, 2009 in Singapore at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The award, sponsored by Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI) in memory of the company's founder, is presented for outstanding contributions in the field of electrical measurement. It consists of a bronze medal, a certificate, and an honorarium.

Criteria considered by the award's IEEE Evaluation Committee include innovation or development, social value, uniqueness of concept, other technical accomplishments, and the quality of the nomination. The award is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board and is independent of Keithley Instruments.

About IEEE. IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society, is commemorating its 125th anniversary in 2009 by Celebrating 125 Years of Engineering the Future around the globe. Through its more than 375,000 members in 160 countries, IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 900 conferences worldwide. Additional information about IEEE can be found at

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About Keithley Instruments, Inc. With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems from DC to RF (radio frequency). Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination of products for their critical measurement needs and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test.

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Posted 4/13/2009