Friday, Mar 17, 2006 4:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 17, 2006- Ping Fu, chairman, president and CEO of Geomagic, a worldwide software and services firm headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, will be the keynote speaker at the Inc. 500 Conference and Awards Ceremony, to be held in Savannah, Ga., March 30 – April 2.

Inc. magazine, the leading publication for American entrepreneurs, named Fu its Entrepreneur of the Year, and she was the subject of the magazine’s cover article in the December 2005 issue.

Each year the Inc. 500 celebrates the remarkable achievements of the men and women who have created the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America. Leaders such as Bill Gates of Microsoft, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, and Joe Mansueto of Morningstar, as well as companies ranging from Domino’s Pizza to Timberland, all first gained renown as members of the Inc. 500.

Ping Fu co-founded Geomagic in 1996. The company’s products enable designers and engineers to transform scan data from physical objects into highly accurate digital models. Applications range from computer simulations of racing cars to reconstruction of historic treasures to new processes that speed quality inspection. The company has defined and dominated the high-tech field of digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP).

Over the last five years, Geomagic’s revenues have grown by 2,105 percent. In the 2004 fiscal year, net income rose by 615 percent, the number of Geomagic employees doubled, and the company became international, establishing fully owned subsidiaries throughout Europe and Asia.

“It is an honor to speak at the Inc. 500 Conference,” says Fu. “When I do so, I represent Geomagic employees, who have built a valuable and interesting company using the power of DSSP.”

About Geomagic

Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment. 

Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coindesign, jewelry, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and research organizationsuse Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW,Boeing, Harley DavidsonTimberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & WhitneyNASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M, Danaher and Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.

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