<PAGE> 1 August 19, 1996 VIA EDGAR Securities and Exchange Commission 450 Fifth Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20549 Attn: Robert Bartelmes Re: Intevac, Inc. - Registration Statement on Form S-1 of 2,250,000 shares of Common Stock (Registration No. 333-05531) Ladies and Gentlemen: On behalf of Intevac, Inc. (the "Company") we hereby request to have the above-referenced Registration Statement, filed with the Commission on June 7, 1996, withdrawn. The Company is requesting a withdrawal of the Registration Statement due to financial market conditions. Furthermmore, the Company has not sold nor made any offers to sell any of the shares covered by such Registration Statement. Please provide the Company with a copy of the order granting withdrawal of the Registration Statement as soon as it is available. If you have any questions regarding this application, do not hestitate to contact the undersigned. Very truly yours, /s/ William P. Garvey William P. Garvey cc: Charles B. Eddy III Michael J. Casey, Esq. Barney H. Wilson David Kim, Esq.