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   William Schmidt,       - Tiger Software's Creator
   (C) 2007 William Schmidt, Ph. D.  - All Rights Reserved. 

      Key Technology - KTEC
....  Intense and Extensive Big Money

   .... Institutions Are Big Buyers Here,
        While Some Insiders Sell.... 
  .....  A Defensive Food Stock
         Technology Play.          


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      KTEC Key Technologies shows very steady intense and extensive
      Big Money" accumulation,  as of 12/22/2007
  Look at the charts
      below for the charts of 2006 and 2007.  This usually means
      mutual funds are taking positions or the news is getting out that the
      company is doing very well.

     KTEC now shows more 'Big Money Accumulation' than all but five
     or six stocks in the 6500 TigerSoft monitors. It suggests big investors
     see a rosy future for their stock, barring a bear market for stocks
     as a whole.

     Big Money buying is very evident.  This is the best predictor of significant
     price gains.  TigerSoft has studied what best predicts the best gainers
     extensively for many years.
     See  http://www.tigersoft.com/Tiger-Blogs/8-30-2007/index.htm

     Insiders are selling to institutional buyers.  The stock is way below the
     radar of most small investors.
  It should go significantly higher, as investors try
     to avoid  risk by buying more defensive stocks, including those in food related businesses.
     It has already achieved the 58% yearly gain we expect from typical stocks that look
     it did in the Fall of 2006, in terns of intense Accumulation and a price breakout.

     Earnings Are Good.
                November 15, 2007 - Nov 15, 2007 -- Key Technology, Inc. (NasdaqGM:KTEC - News)
    announced sales and operating results for the year ended September 30, 2007.  Net sales for fiscal 2007
    were $107.5 million, a 26.8% increase over the $84.8 million reported for fiscal 2006. The Company
    reported record net earnings for the year of $7.4 million, or $1.37 per diluted share, compared with a
    net loss of $793,000, or $0.15 per diluted share, for fiscal 2006...At the close of the September 2007
    quarter, the Company's backlog was a fourth-quarter record of $30.9 million compared to $22.8 million
    at the close of the corresponding period one year ago, an increase of 35.9 %... We are pleased that our
    operating expenses to sales ratio for fiscal 2007 dropped 6.9% from fiscal 2006. This decrease contributed
    significantly to our 8% operating earnings to sales performance for fiscal 2007. Our analysis convinces us
    that we can make further improvements to operating earnings percentage in 2008 with programs that we are
    already pursuing."

     Food Industry Is Strong
                The Fidelity Food Sector fund has been rising since mid 2007, despite a weak market for many groups..
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      What KTEC Does   http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=KTEC
Key Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of process
automation systems, integrating electro-optical inspection and sorting, specialized conveying, and product preparation
equipment. The company's automated inspection systems are used in various applications to detect and eliminate defects
and foreign materials during the processing of raw and semi-finished products. It offers ADR Systems, which are used
to transport, inspect, and remove defects from French fries; Tobacco Sorter 3, tobacco sorting systems used in tobacco
threshing and primary processing; Tegra System, an optical sorter that provides in-air defect removal; the Optyx family
|of sorters, which offers a combination of on-belt and in-air sorting; and pharmaceutical and nutraceutical inspection
systems. The company also provides conveying and process systems, including the SmartShaker vibratory solutions of
Iso-Flo and Impulse branded conveyor systems; Farmco rotary grading systems; Turbo- Flo steam blanchers; Fort?
process control systems; Freshline product family for fresh-cut; and additional conveying and processing equipment.
These conveying and process systems are used in conveying, transferring, distributing, aligning, feeding, metering,
separating, and grading, as well as blanching, cooking, pasteurizing, cooling, cleaning, washing, and drying. In addition,
Key Technology provides spare parts, and post-sale field and telephone-based repair services. The company offers its
products to the food processing industry, as well as tobacco and pharmaceuticals industries. It markets its products
directly and through independent sales representatives in the United States and internationally. Key Technology was
founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington.

Key Technology Inc.
150 Avery Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
United States - Map
Phone: 509-529-2161
Fax: 509-522-3378
Web Site: http://www.keyww.com

Who's Buying and Selling in 2007?
Corporate insiders are exercising options to buy the stock and selling.

            Gordon Wicher - Officer SOLD  5,000  1,875  5000  9000   12,000  20,400    8,600  14,000  36,000
                                                      5,000    7,000   20,361   15,000   or more than 150,000 shares
                                               ( http://biz.yahoo.com/t/54/366.html )

            Donald Washburn    - Officer  15,000  

            Michael Shannon - Officer  125,581   1,300  7,100   15,000   16,500    10,000  2,456
http://biz.yahoo.com/t/53/366.html )

           and others.

Yahoo reports: ( http://finance.yahoo.com/q/it?s=KTEC )

Insider Selling To Mutual Fund Buyers

                It is common for corporate insiders to sell shares to institutions.  They do this because they
       realize the best way to get outsiders to see what they have created is to offer them a part of the
       package.  Then they will have a vested interest in spreading the word.  Walla Walla is long way
       from Wall Street.  This seems a plausible explanation for the option exercising and selling
       seen.  Fidelity, for example, does not seem to have a position in this company.  To me that
       suggests potential ahead.


ROYCE & ASSOCIATES, INC. 378,343 6.81 $11,388,124 30-Sep-07
ALYDAR PARTNERS, LLC 350,000 6.30 $10,535,000 30-Sep-07
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 347,322 6.26 $10,454,392 30-Sep-07
DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS INC 265,980 4.79 $8,005,998 30-Sep-07
WACHOVIA CORP NEW 242,145 4.36 $7,288,564 30-Sep-07
BJURMAN, BARRY & ASSOCIATES 177,500 3.20 $5,342,750 30-Sep-07
KENNEDY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. 173,385 3.12 $5,218,888 30-Sep-07
NUMERIC INVESTORS, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 144,735 2.61 $4,356,523 30-Sep-07
Clarus Capital Group Management LP 83,951 1.51 $2,526,925 30-Sep-07
AXA 61,034 1.10 $1,837,123 30-Sep-0


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