Harris & Harris Group Notes NeoPhotonics's Definitive Agreement to Acquire Santur Corporation

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY) today noted the announcement by NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN) and Santur Corporation that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which NeoPhotonics will acquire privately held Santur Corporation. Santur sells high-performance tunable laser arrays for metro and long-haul DWDM systems and is a developer of PIC-based products for 40Gbps and 100Gbps client side and coherent line side applications. By combining Santur's products, roadmap and customer positions with the NeoPhotonics portfolio of products, vertically integrated and high volume manufacturing capabilities, and complementary customer set, NeoPhotonics intends to establish itself as a substantial vendor of client side components for the cloud. Further details on the agreement can be viewed at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110929005875/en/NeoPhotonics-Announces-Definitive-Agreement-Acquire-Santur-Corporation.

Harris & Harris Group is an investor in publicly traded NeoPhotonics Corporation.

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