Corning Launches VC Group

Corning Innovation Ventures will invest in strategic opportunities in the optical networking space

October 5, 2000

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CORNING, N.Y. -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW - news), an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of optical fiber and photonic products used in state-of-the-art telecommunications networks, today announced the creation of Corning Innovation Ventures. The new venture capital group will provide the company with access to leading edge technologies by investing in strategic opportunities in the optical networking space, including parallel and breakthrough efforts aligned with existing Corning programs.

Greg Smith, president of Corning Innovation Ventures said, "Corning Innovation Ventures was designed to provide significant value beyond capital funding of new ventures in the optical networking space. Our staff was chosen for their ability to strategically leverage Corning Incorporated's insight, expertise and market presence to assist new ventures in ways that seed money alone cannot. We believe we are unique in our ability to partner with new firms."

http://www.corning.com/InnovationVentures/WhatsNew/civpress.asp

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