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XEROX INVENTS SILICON-BASED IMAGING PROCESS; PATENTED TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS LASER-LIKE QUALITY

 ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Xerox have discovered a way to print with glass.
 Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced a patented, digital writing technology, invented by its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) to produce superior-quality engineering documents created by computer-aided design systems.
 The printing technology, called Advanced Silicon Imaging (ASI), packs 20,000 electronic components on to 12 inches of non-crystalline glass, forming the world's largest high-voltage integrated circuit. Combined, three ASI integrated circuits form a 36-inch-wide digital writing head.
 ASI was announced in a new line of wide-format Xerox printers, more commonly referred to as engineering or CAD plotters. Plotters print computer-generated engineering and architectural drawings. The new Xerox plotters were developed by Xerox Engineering Systems, a division of Xerox and the world leader in electrostatic and laser plotters, and other engineering document products and services.
 Using the ASI technology, the new Xerox 8770 Series plotters print computer-aided design (CAD) drawings with laser-like quality up to 36 inches wide.
 "The proliferation of powerful computer workstations and lower- priced computer-aided design systems among our engineering customers requires highly advanced, yet affordable plotting solutions," said Bill Pittman, president, Xerox Engineering Systems. "This new imaging technology represents one of the most significant breakthroughs in this market in recent years."
 While laser remains the technology of choice for sophisticated, high-end plotting, many computer-aided design (CAD) users are demanding better output quality for a wider range of applications.
 The 8770 series plotters begin at $24,900.
 Based on the electrostatic imaging process, which was also invented by Xerox, ASI is made possible by etching an integrated circuit on to non-crystalline glass, called amorphous silicon. This enhanced circuitry feeds writing data to a rectangular nib, compared to the round nib produced by most other forms of digital imaging, and enables significantly enhanced line quality and solid area fills.
 The Xerox 8770 Series is available in four models. All 8770 series plotters are configured in 400 points-per-inch resolution. Plot speeds are a constant one inch per second.
 The 8770 series plotters are designed for customers involved in mechanical computer-aided design, electrical computer-aided design, geographic information systems applications, service bureaus, and the architectural, engineering and construction industries.
 National order-taking for the 8770 series plotters begins immediately through the Xerox Engineering Systems direct sales force, and authorized Xerox dealers and original equipment manufacturers. Initial shipments are scheduled for June 1.
 The 8770 series plotters are covered under the unprecedented Xerox Total Satisfaction Guarantee. Under the guarantee, customers decide for themselves whether the product is performing to their satisfaction. If they are not satisfied, Xerox will replace the product with an identical model or a model with comparable features and capabilities--up to three years from the date of delivery.
 Xerox Engineering Systems is the world's leading supplier of plain- paper engineering copiers, wide-format printers and fax machines, raster plotters and engineering document management systems.
 For more information on the Xerox 8770 Series, write Xerox Engineering Systems, P.O. Box 92718, Rochester, N.Y. 14692-6989. Or call 800-XES-TALK, ext. 7067.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: Photo available on INS network/
 /CONTACT: David Galante, 716-423-1158, or Katie Kilfoyle, 716-654-4666, both of Xerox Engineering Systems/
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