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Friday, Aug 27, 2004 5:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., August 27, 2004 -Geomagic placed 6th in the 2004 ranking of the North Carolina Fast 50 by Deloitte & Touche.

This year’s Fast 50 awards honor the state’s fastest-growing technology companies based on revenues from 1999 though 2003. Last year, Geomagic placed 12th on the list.

Founded in 1996, Geomagic creates products that enable designers and engineers to capture scan data from physical parts and create highly accurate digital models. The company’s products provide the software power for applications such as mass customization, digital reconstruction of physical parts, and computer-aided inspection. Over the last five years, Geomagic’s revenues have grown by 1,366 percent.

“We owe this to our incredible employees and forward-thinking customers who have embraced our technology to design, engineer and manufacture better products faster than ever before,” says Ping Fu, Geomagic’s president and CEO.

Geomagic’s software is used by manufacturers worldwide – including Toyota, Harley-Davidson, Fisher-Price, Align and hundreds of others – for customizing products, automating processes, and increasing throughput.

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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Geomagic, Geomagic Studio, Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic Qualify Probe, Geomagic Spark, Wrap, Geomagic Wrap, Phantom, OpenHaptics, Omni, Freeform, Claytools, Sensable and Sensable Technologies, Inc. are trademarks or registered trademarks of Geomagic Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Rachael Taggart
Geomagic, Inc.
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