August 19, 1996


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we hereby request to have the above-referenced Registration Statement, filed with the Commission on June 7, 1996, withdrawn.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.