News | September 18, 2007

Siemens, Xintek Join to Develop Nanotechnology-Enabled Multipixel X-ray Tubes

September 19, 2007 — Siemens Medical Solutions and Xintek Inc. recently announced that they have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture company in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
The mission of the new company, named XinRay Systems, is to develop a new multipixel X-ray source technology for a broad range of diagnostic imaging applications.
X-ray radiation is widely used today for a broad range of applications, including medical imaging and therapy, homeland security, and industrial inspection. The basic design of the X-ray tubes, however, has not changed significantly since Roentgen's discovery over a hundred years ago.
Siemens and Xintek have developed a nanotechnology-based field emission X-ray source technology that fundamentally changes how X-ray radiation is generated and utilized. This technology is expected to enable new diagnostic imaging systems with enhanced performance and new capabilities.
The joint venture company combines the activities Siemens and Xintek have been undertaking jointly over the last two years under one roof in North Carolina and is staffed by a strong technical team transferred from Xintek and Siemens facilities in Germany and China.
For more information: www.usa.siemens.com/medical and www.xintek.com

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