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May 16th, 2005

Zia Laser investors pump in $8 M

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Backed by an expanded syndicate of investors, Albuquerque's Zia Laser Inc. secured an $8 million venture capital round in the first quarter that will help bring its revolutionary nano-based, semiconductor technology closer to reality.

Zia will use the latest round to further develop its quantum dot technology -- extremely small, nanoscale "dots," or tiny bumps that stand less than seven-billionths of a meter tall, that are fixed onto a substrate. When multiple layers of the substrate are stacked and then stimulated with electricity, the dots can generate a laser beam capable of carrying data more efficiently than conventional methods.

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