Spider Skin Image Captures Grand Prize in FEI Image Contest

Hillsboro, Ore./February 12, 2013‹FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today announced that Maria Carbajo from the Universidad de Extemadura, Spain, is the winner of the FEI Image Contest for her "Spider Skin" image.

In 2012 FEI invited owners and users of FEI microscopes to submit their best nanoscale images for a chance to win great monthly prizes. From over 230 high-quality submissions FEI selected 16 monthly image winners to compete for the grand prize of two airline tickets to a United States destination.

Texture of the skin of a spider, with a hair root and brochosomes from a leafhopper preyed upon by the spider. Image acquired using the FEI Quanta DualBeam.

To learn more about Maria and the FEI image contest: read the full story and see more amazing images at fei.com

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