Mayor Brown Announced as Keynote Speaker at Instream Partners

                  'Value Below the Radar' Conference     SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Instream Partners proudly  announces Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown as the Keynote speaker at their  "Value Below the Radar," investor conference.  "Value Below the Radar"  highlights companies exhibiting strong growth and/or value characteristics,  with market capitalizations below $500 million.  The conference is designed to  serve as a forum for small public companies to present their stories to a  diverse group of institutional investors.  In addition to the presentations,  industry experts will be on hand for an afternoon panel discussion on:  "Rising Above The Noise."  The 1-day event is scheduled for Thursday,  April 11, 2002 at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco.           Presenting companies include:        Abaxis, Inc. (ABAX)      Ambassadors Education Group, Inc. (AMIE/EPAX)      Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (APSG)      Cardiac Science, Inc. (DFIB)      Catalytica Energy Systems Inc. (CESI)      Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc. (CIPH), Inc. (EDET.OB)      eGain Communications Corporation (EGAN)      E-LOAN, Inc. (EELN)      eUniverse, Inc. (EUNI)      General Magic, Inc. (GMGC)      Hyseq, Inc. (HYSQ)      Immersion Corporation (IMMR)      Keynote Systems, Inc. (KEYN)      Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NWK)      Overland Data, Inc. (OVRL)      Peak International Ltd. (PEAK)      The Robert Mondavi Corporation (MOND)      SCM Microsystems, Inc. (SCMM)      Sonic Solutions (SNIC)      Symmetricom, Inc. (SYMM)      UTEK Corporation (UTK)      VINA Technologies, Inc. (VINA)      Instream Partners LLC, is a San Francisco based investment bank providing  a variety of financial services, including M&A and private placement advisory  services to public and private companies across a wide range of industries.  Instream Partners also provides objective, company-specific equity research  for what we believe to be undervalued situations.  For more information about  Instream Partners or the "Value Below the Radar" Conference please contact  Katie Soffey at 415-217-6400, ext. 202, or visit     Instream Partners, LLC is a member of the National Association of  Securities Dealers, CRD number 110443.                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here          SOURCE  Instream Partners LLC  /CONTACT:  Katie Soffey of Instream Partners LLC, +1-415-217-6400,  ext. 202, or   /Web site:   (SNIC SYMM UTK VINA)   CO:  Instream Partners LLC  ST:  California  IN:  FIN  SU: