SOURCE: Newbridge Securities Corporation

February 01, 2007 09:28 ET

Newbridge Securities Releases Quarterly Update of Inside Nanotechnology

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- Newbridge Securities Corporation today announced the release of the first quarter 2007 issue of Inside Nanotechnology. This 32-page report is the eleventh quarterly installment in the series, which covers general developments affecting the commercialization of nanotechnology and in-depth analysis of the 24 companies that constitute the Newbridge Nanotechnology Index (NYSE Arca: NNIX). In this issue, we discuss the recent removal of one company from the NNIX, ASTM's work in developing standards for nanotech, and a report from ICF on the U.S. Federal environmental, health and safety research program.

"The NNIX gained 7.2% in Q4, narrowly exceeding the 6.9% rise in the NASDAQ," said J. Andrew Braswell, Equity Analyst for Newbridge Research and lead author of Inside Nanotechnology. "However, the NNIX lagged the broad indexes in full-year performance. Speculative interest in nanotech appears to be at a cyclical low level, and valuations across much of our coverage universe remain attractive." For each company, the report provides a recap of relevant news from the preceding quarter, along with analysis and commentary that helps investors discern the future leaders of this dynamic, emerging space. While the current universe of publicly traded, pure play nanotechnology companies remains relatively narrow, there are many exciting start-ups that appear poised for IPOs in the next few years. Furthermore, nano R&D initiatives ongoing at large, multinational corporations in industries such as chemicals, consumer electronics and semiconductors are beginning to determine the competitive advantages of tomorrow. "Going forward, nanotechnology will become increasingly relevant to all investors, growth-oriented or otherwise," said Braswell.

About Newbridge Securities Corporation

Newbridge is a full-service securities brokerage firm (Member: NASD & SIPC) and a subsidiary of Newbridge Financial, Inc., an integrated financial services company. The Newbridge Institutional Research department specializes in the analysis and coverage of companies that have a strategic focus on nanotechnology. More information is available at our websites www.newbridgereports.com and www.newbridgesecurities.com.

For important disclosures please visit: http://www.newbridgesecurities.com/research_rpt_discl.html. Additional information is available upon request. Contact: David M. Keiter, Director of Research, 954-334-3450 x115.

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  • Contact:
    David M. Keiter
    Director of Research
    954-334-3450 x115