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NanoOpto Announces Addition of Maria Light as Director of Product Management and Business Development

Expansion of Executive Team Supports Product Commercialization and Market Expansion

Somerset, New Jersey. December 14, 2004. NanoOpto Corporation, who is applying novel design methods and proprietary nano-fabrication technology to produce a broad range of unique optical components that enable higher quality, low-cost optical components and systems, today announced that Maria Light has joined the company as Director of Product Management and Business Development.

Light brings 19 years of experience in business development, product management, sales and marketing, and engineering to NanoOpto. Prior to joining NanoOpto, Light was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Inrad, where her responsibilities included leading merger and acquisition activity and initiating strategic alliances. Light also held a senior design engineer role at Litton Laser Systems, where she designed receivers for large rangefinder systems, and where she was part of the design team for the first dual wavelength receiver to be used on lasers that could operate in either active field or eye-safe modes.  Light holds a BS in Electrical Engineering.

“With recent production and design wins in several vertical markets, NanoOpto is focused on successful commercialization of our nano-optic components,” said Barry Weinbaum, President and CEO of NanoOpto. “We are pleased to have Maria join our team, as her combination of industry experience and leadership skills will play a critical role in rapidly delivering the right new products to our markets.”

About NanoOpto
NanoOptoCorporation is applying proprietary nano-fabrication technology to the rapid design and high-volume manufacture of nano-optic devices for optical components and systems. The company’s nano-meter scale optical function design capability combined with wafer-scale manufacturing methods delivers optical components that allow more rapid prototyping, higher performance, and lower overall system cost. Both independently and with industry partners, NanoOpto uses its technology to produce superior versions of standard optical components and new classes of integrated optical subassemblies for both custom and general applications. The company has received financial backing from leading venture capitalists and is based in Somerset, New Jersey. For additional information about NanoOpto, visit

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