Crystal IS Secure $10.6 MIllion Second Round Financing

Harris & Harris Group, Inc., announced today that it has made a follow-on investment in Crystal IS, Inc., as part of a $10.6 million second round financing. The investor syndicate was led by Lux Capital, with participation by Arch Venture Partners, 3i, Credit Suisse, Taiwanese Linkmore Ltd. and Harris & Harris Group.

Crystal IS is commercializing single-crystal aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates for the cost-effective production of high power, high temperature, and optoelectronic devices such as blue and ultraviolet lasers. Earlier this year, Crystal IS released its low defect 2-inch native AlN substrates. Crystal IS was founded in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) incubator program.

Harris & Harris Group is a publicly traded venture capital company that makes initial investments exclusively in tiny technology, including nanotechnology, microsystems and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The Company's last 30 initial private equity investments have been in tiny technology-enabled companies. The Company has 20,756,345 common shares outstanding.

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