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Silicon Photonics Innovator Kotura to Present at 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference

President & CEO Jean-Louis Malinge to Deliver Company Presentation in New York

MONTEREY PARK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- Silicon photonics innovator Kotura, Inc. has been selected to present at the 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference taking place from January 15-17, 2013 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Kotura President & CEO Jean-Louis Malinge will deliver a speech titled "Kotura, the Silicon Photonics Company" on Tuesday, January 15 at 11:40 a.m. The presentation will involve a corporate overview and a discussion of Kotura's growth strategy.

"Being invited to present at Needham's Annual Growth Conference for the first time is a great honor for Kotura," said Malinge. "As a company, we have experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, as evidenced by Kotura being named to prestigious lists such as Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 and the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. As the field of silicon photonics continues to grow, Kotura is at the forefront of this industry and will continue to be a pioneer. We look forward to telling our story to the Needham & Company investor community."

With a concerted focus on advancing communications through the application of silicon photonics to create faster, limitless access to digital information, Kotura is recognized as a leader in the field. The company's Optical Engine provides an inexpensive, small form factor that reduces power consumption to deliver fast, high-speed communications. Photonic integrated chips from Kotura address pressing bandwidth and performance needs of cloud computing, virtualization, high performance computing among other data intensive applications.

Needham & Company's Annual Growth Conference is an invitation-only event that gives institutional investors, private equity firms and venture capitalists access to 350 growth companies from a broad range of industries including clean technology, communications, consumer, enterprise infrastructure, healthcare, internet & digital media, semiconductors/semiconductor equipment, and software/services. A key goal of the conference is to deliver investable choices coupled with a better understanding of the rapidly changing environment in which each company operates.

About Needham & Company, LLC
Needham & Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Needham Group, Inc., is a privately held, full-service investment bank with the mission of helping emerging growth companies achieve their potential. The firm is headquartered in New York City with offices in Boston, Menlo Park and San Francisco. In addition to investment banking, Needham's principal activities include institutional sales and trading and asset management. To serve its institutional clients, Needham & Company, LLC produces comprehensive equity research on more than 315 companies in clean technology and industrial growth, communications and enterprise infrastructure, consumer, healthcare, semiconductors and semiconductor equipment, and software. Needham & Company, LLC is a member of FINRA, SIPC & SIFMA. For more information, please see www.needhamco.com.

About Kotura, Inc.
Kotura, Inc., a worldwide leader in silicon photonics, designs, manufactures and markets application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for the communications, computing, sensing and detection markets. The company is singularly focused on the application of silicon photonics to solve a range of communications problems. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Kotura's unique platform technology integrates optics and electronics to refine optical networking, applying photons where electrons are currently used, and developing ASICs that provide a bridge to the next generation of connectivity. The company's in-house fab ensures that its silicon photonic ICs are manufactured to the highest quality standards, resulting in high-performance, affordable solutions that are power efficient and have a small footprint. Known for operational excellence, Kotura was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in Monterey Park, Calif. with an office in Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit www.kotura.com or follow the company on Facebook.

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