Ardesta Welcomes AngstroVision, a Nano-Imaging Company, To Its Family of Small Tech Companies

23 Jan, 2003, 00:00 ET from Ardesta LLC

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ --
 AngstroVision, Inc. (www.angstrovision.com ) is the newest member of the
 Ardesta family of companies.  Ardesta, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is the
 leader in bringing Small Tech products to the global marketplace.  San
 Francisco-based AngstroVision is developing a new nano-imaging device to
 target characterization and metrology applications in the materials and
 information technology markets.
     AngstroVision's nano-imaging technology creates 3-D images with
 resolutions in the range of several nanometers that can be acquired at high
 speeds in a wide range of environments.  The technology eliminates the need
 for extensive preparation of samples or destruction of samples.  AngstroVision
 plans to ship their first product in 2004.
     "In order for Small Tech to succeed, it is critical to have tools so
 things can be seen and manipulated at the nano-scale.  AngstroVision's product
 will enable images to be seen at a greater resolution, with better results,
 all for a lower price," Rick Snyder, Ardesta's CEO said.
     The company is led by Dr. Lev Dulman, CEO; Allan May, chairman; and Scott
 Mize, co-founder.  Dr. Dulman has over 30 years of experience in designing,
 developing and delivering sophisticated instruments for organizations such as
 IBM, Hughes Aircraft Company, ETEC/Perkin Elmer, Laserscope, Silicon Alps,
 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
 and Sematech.
     "The company's technology allows us to see, interpret and understand the
 physical world at the nano-scale in a way not possible before.  We believe it
 will play an important role in the development of the nanotechnology field,"
 noted Lev Dulman.
     "What attracted me to AngstroVision was the opportunity to bring a true
 breakthrough product to the world of nanotechnology," says Scott Mize, "and
 with the help of Ardesta, we are well on our way."
 
     About Ardesta LLC
     Founded in 2000, Ardesta is the leader in bringing Small Tech products to
 the global marketplace.  The company develops and acquires world-class
 intellectual property; creates and invests in young product companies;
 provides business and technical resources to support these companies; and
 develops industry-building resources.  For more information, visit the
 company's Web site at www.ardesta.com .
     Other Ardesta companies include Small Times Media, Discera, Sensicore,
 Translume and HandyLab of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Ion Optics of Waltham, Mass.;
 Konarka Technologies of Lowell, Mass.; Sensicast Systems of Needham, Mass.;
 Micronics of Redmond, Wash.; Sarcon Microsystems of Knoxville, Tenn.; Phoenix
 Bioscience of San Ramon, Calif.; NeoPhotonics of Fremont, Calif.; TheraFuse of
 Vista, Calif.; and MesoSystems and MesoFuel of Albuquerque, N.M.
 
 

SOURCE Ardesta LLC
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ --
 AngstroVision, Inc. (www.angstrovision.com ) is the newest member of the
 Ardesta family of companies.  Ardesta, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is the
 leader in bringing Small Tech products to the global marketplace.  San
 Francisco-based AngstroVision is developing a new nano-imaging device to
 target characterization and metrology applications in the materials and
 information technology markets.
     AngstroVision's nano-imaging technology creates 3-D images with
 resolutions in the range of several nanometers that can be acquired at high
 speeds in a wide range of environments.  The technology eliminates the need
 for extensive preparation of samples or destruction of samples.  AngstroVision
 plans to ship their first product in 2004.
     "In order for Small Tech to succeed, it is critical to have tools so
 things can be seen and manipulated at the nano-scale.  AngstroVision's product
 will enable images to be seen at a greater resolution, with better results,
 all for a lower price," Rick Snyder, Ardesta's CEO said.
     The company is led by Dr. Lev Dulman, CEO; Allan May, chairman; and Scott
 Mize, co-founder.  Dr. Dulman has over 30 years of experience in designing,
 developing and delivering sophisticated instruments for organizations such as
 IBM, Hughes Aircraft Company, ETEC/Perkin Elmer, Laserscope, Silicon Alps,
 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
 and Sematech.
     "The company's technology allows us to see, interpret and understand the
 physical world at the nano-scale in a way not possible before.  We believe it
 will play an important role in the development of the nanotechnology field,"
 noted Lev Dulman.
     "What attracted me to AngstroVision was the opportunity to bring a true
 breakthrough product to the world of nanotechnology," says Scott Mize, "and
 with the help of Ardesta, we are well on our way."
 
     About Ardesta LLC
     Founded in 2000, Ardesta is the leader in bringing Small Tech products to
 the global marketplace.  The company develops and acquires world-class
 intellectual property; creates and invests in young product companies;
 provides business and technical resources to support these companies; and
 develops industry-building resources.  For more information, visit the
 company's Web site at www.ardesta.com .
     Other Ardesta companies include Small Times Media, Discera, Sensicore,
 Translume and HandyLab of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Ion Optics of Waltham, Mass.;
 Konarka Technologies of Lowell, Mass.; Sensicast Systems of Needham, Mass.;
 Micronics of Redmond, Wash.; Sarcon Microsystems of Knoxville, Tenn.; Phoenix
 Bioscience of San Ramon, Calif.; NeoPhotonics of Fremont, Calif.; TheraFuse of
 Vista, Calif.; and MesoSystems and MesoFuel of Albuquerque, N.M.
 
 SOURCE  Ardesta LLC