Shareholders of Harris & Harris Group, Inc. may be interested in reading two articles in the May/June 2003 issue of Small Times magazine.
The first article on page 50 notes that Optiva's thin-crystal film polarizers won the gold award for display material or component of the year at the eighth annual Society for Information Display International Symposium. Optiva is developing and commercializing a new class of nanomaterials for advanced optical applications, initially for the flat panel display industry. Optiva is the second largest tiny-technology investment in Harris & Harris Group's portfolio. Harris & Harris Group has invested a total of $1,250,000 in Optiva.
The second article on page 53 notes that privately held Nanosys, Inc. has raised $30 million despite a poor funding environment. Nanosys is developing nanotechnology-enabled systems incorporating novel and patent-protected zero and one-dimensional nanometer-scale materials such as nanowires, nanotubes and nanodots (quantum dots). Nanosys is the largest tiny-technology investment in Harris & Harris Group's portfolio. Harris & Harris Group, Inc. invested $1,500,000 in Nanosys in April 2003.
Harris & Harris Group is a publicly traded venture capital company that now makes initial investments exclusively in tiny technology, including microsystems, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology. The Company's last 10 initial private equity investments have been in tiny-technology enabled companies.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. is a Business Development Company with 11,498,845 common shares outstanding.
Detailed information about Harris & Harris Group, Inc. and its holdings can be found on its website at http://www.TinyTechVC.com.
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