Harris & Harris Group Notes HzO Receives Innovation Award

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY) notes that its portfolio company, HzO, Inc., was named an International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the embedded technologies category. This award honors outstanding design and engineering in consumer electronics products as judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media selected by the organizers of CES. Details on this award can be viewed at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120110006702/en/Utah-Company-Winning-Accolades-Consumer-Electronics-Show and http://www.cesweb.org/awards/innovations/2012-innovations-honorees.htm.  

HzO develops proprietary nanotechnology-enabled coatings that protect electronic devices from water, humidity and other liquids. The company is displaying its technology at the CES 2012 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of a booth hosted by its partner company, ZAGG Inc. (Nasdaq:ZAGG). Examples of media coverage, including videos, of its technology can be accessed from the following sources:

Harris & Harris Group is an early-stage, active investor in transformative nanotechnology companies. Detailed information about Harris & Harris Group and its holdings can be found on its website at www.HHVC.com.

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