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07/05/11

Linda Smith Honored as SPIE Member of Distinction

Needham, Massachusetts - July 5, 2011 Ceres Technology Advisors, a corporate finance advisory firm focusing on photonics businesses, is proud to announce the recent election of Linda Smith, Founder and President of Ceres, to SPIE Senior Member.

SPIE is the interantional society for optics and photonics. SPIE Senior Members are Members of distinction who are honored for their professional experience, their active involvement with the optics community and SPIE, and their significant performance that sets them apart from their peers.

"The annual recognition of Senior Members provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge Members for their outstanding technical contributions and services to SPIE," commented Katarina Svanberg, SPIE President.

As an active member of SPIE, Linda started and served as the Conference Chair and Editor for SPIE’s first Lab-on-a-Chip conference. She served as Life Sciences Symposium Chair for Optics East. She authored several papers on modeling fluorescence and phosphorescence applied to in-vivo small animal imaging, solar energy collectors, molecular spectroscopy, and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Linda also served on SPIE’s Scholarship Committee. Most recently, she is a course instructor for valuing technology companies and intellectual property.

“Since I began my career in optics, SPIE provided readily accessible venues to engage with customers, explore intellectual interests, connect with thought leaders in technical disciplines far outside of my own, and now share my knowledge of technology commercialization and finance,” says Linda. “I am honored with this recognition and encourage others to be active in the society.”

Linda will be attending the Optics and Photonics Show in San Diego, August 23-25.

About SPIE

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific.  www.spie.org

About Ceres Technology Advisors

Ceres Technology Advisors is a Merger & Acquisition advisory firm that focuses on developing profitable relationships between buyers, sellers and investors around photonics technologies. Our value to our clients is the breadth and depth of our network and knowledge of the photonics industry and the vertical market segments enabled by photonics. With hands-on experience planning and managing at both strategic and operational levels, Ceres delivers exit planning that both captures the value of our client's technology business and is practically executed and financed.  www.cerescom.net

For more information, please contact Ceres Technology Advisors:

Linda Smith, President
(781)453-1906
LindaSmith@cerescom.net