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Ether Optronics Inc. Awarded Red Herring Top 100 Global Company

16/01/2009 | Qiming

San Diego, CA, January 16, 2009— Red Herring announced today that Ether Optronics Inc. has been awarded as one of the Red Herring Top 100 Global Companies. Red Herring Top 100 Global Companies are chosen from winners and finalists of the previous North America, Europe and Asia Red Herring Top 100 Companies. Winning and finalist companies from the previous three years were eligible for this outstanding award. Out of 1,800 successful and highly eligible companies, the Red Herring editorial team deployed a detailed process to drill-down the best companies first to 200 finalists, then to the top 100 winners of this global award. Evaluations were made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration. The announcement of the winners was made at the Red Herring 100 Global taking place in San Diego from January 14-16, 2009. Present among the finalists were elite executives and venture capital leaders from around the world.

Since established in 2005, Ether offers a wide variety of aspheric optical microlenses applied in both professional and consumer applications, including camera lens modules, cellular phones, and laser optical lenses. To become the worldwide USM/AGM camera lens modules supplier, Ether continues to grow its product portfolio and expand its addressable market by providing high performance optical components and developing new material, new technology, and new process. In addition to secure exponential growth via advance technology in polymer wafer lens for low end fix-focused imaging applications, Ether drives glass wafer lens to high end fix-focused imaging applications in volumes. Its sales revenue ramped up to multi-million US dollars within the past three years.

“We were so pleased to announce Ether Optronics Inc. as a Red Herring Top 100 Global Company,” commented Red Herring publisher Alex Vieux. “Ether Optronics Inc. has proven to be a company excelling in their industry and its ripples have turned into waves. It was difficult for us to narrow down, but we are pleased to have included Ether Optronics Inc. in our list of promising companies. We look forward to the changes it will make to its industry in the future.”

About Ether Optronics Inc. Ether was established in 2005 and started production in 2006. The company is located in Suzhou City of China with 800 employees in which there are over 130 engineers team force. The major products include engineering & production of optical lenses for consumer imaging applications. Mr. Bobby Chang, CEO of the Company, graduated from University of Michigan in USA with degrees of M.S.E. of EM & M.S.E. of IOE. Before Ether founded, Mr. Chang was EX Managing Director & Partner of iD Tech Ventures Ltd and Ex President of Acer Computer subsidiaries in Asia and Africa countries. More details about the Company is available on the Internet at www.ethero.net.

About Red Herring Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider ’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. More information about Red Herring is available on the Internet at www.redherring.com.

Ether Optronics Contact: Chee Teck Ang Ether Optronics Inc.

Phone: +86 13771728741

Email: Cheeteck.ang@ethero.com Web: www.ethero.net

Red Herring Contact: Anam Alpenia Red Herring, Inc.

Phone: +1 650-428-2900

Email: aalpenia@redherring.com

Yvonne Caprini Logistics Manager Red Herring, Inc.

Phone: 1 650 428 2900 x 410

Email: ycaprini@redherring.com