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WESTINGHOUSE TOPS COMPANIES IN R&D AWARDS COMPETITION

 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX), headquartered here, has placed three winners on this year's list of 100 most technologically significant new products in the 31st annual "R&D 100" awards competition sponsored by R&D Magazine, it was announced today.
 No other company will receive more than two of the awards, which will be presented at the competition's gala awards banquet in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 9.
 Scientists and engineers at Westinghouse facilities in the Pittsburgh area worked on all three of the company's winning products. The power electronics department at its Science & Technology Center in Churchill, Pa., had a major role in the development of two of the winners -- a high-performance power train for electric vehicles and an active power-line conditioner that cleans up power as it is fed to electricity users. Sharing the power electronics awards are two teams of engineers at the company's electronic systems business unit in Baltimore, where the products are being commercialized.
 The third Westinghouse winner is a laser welding system that makes possible inspectable, leak-tight installation of sleeves inside the tubes of power plant steam generators. It was developed at the company's nuclear services division in Waltz Mill, Pa.
 This year's top R&D 100 winning organization is the U.S. Department of Energy. DOE's various laboratories won or shared in a total of 24 awards, led by Sandia National Laboratories' five winners.
 R&D Magazine has honored inventors and scientists around the world annually since 1963 by selecting the year's most outstanding applications of science and technology. Winners are chosen by the editors and a panel of more than 75 respected scientific experts in a variety of disciplines. Corporations, government laboratories, private research institutes and universities vie for this honor. Past winners include such well-known products as Polacolor film (1963), antilock brakes (1969) and the modern facsimile machine (1975). Displays on the winning products are being exhibited at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry through Sept. 12.
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 /CONTACT: Robert J. Benke of Westinghouse Electric, 412-642-3321/
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