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Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated and IEITS at Zhejiang University Form Joint Photonic Research and Development Center in China
Woburn, MA, March 06, 2003 - Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATI) today signed an agreement with the Institute of Electronic Information Technology and System at Zhejiang University (IEITS), to form the Joint Photonic Research and Development Center (JPRDC) in China. This effort will combine BATI's expertise in electro-optical materials and components with IEITS' expertise in electronics and high frequency control. Coupled with a low cost manufacturing capability in China, BATI will offer its customers high-quality light intensity and polarization management integrated solutions at a lower cost.

Zhejiang University is one of the best universities in China. The state-of-the-art facilities and world-class research capability at IEITS are very important for BATI in choosing strategic alliance in China.

"China will become the world center of telecommunication as well as the biggest market for photonic components and systems; therefore, it is time for BATI to make strategic move to explore the best market opportunity," said Dr. Hua Jiang, President and CEO of BATI. "The formation of JPRDC is the first step of our China strategic move. We are very excited about the special opportunity and anticipate a steady growth with the leverage of our alliance."

About BATi
Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATi) was formed in 2002 by the key management and technical team formerly with Corning Applied Technologies, a subsidiary of Corning Incorporated. With many years' development effort and a group of industry pioneers, BATI has established a unique leading position in designing, manufacturing and marketing a variety of light and polarization management components for the telecommunications and instrumentation markets.
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