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8 April 2008


Group IV appoints VP of engineering and product development

Group IV Semiconductor of Ottawa, Canada has recruited Robert Burdalski as VP of engineering and product development. The appointment will help the firm to strategically execute its vision of creating low-cost, widely available and energy-efficient light bulbs, using its revolutionary silicon-based solid-state lighting technology.

“The significant expertise and experience that Robert brings to Group IV adds a distinct strength to our management team,” says CEO Stephen Naor. “Our vision is that silicon-based technology will deliver the affordable solution to sustainable, energy-efficient lighting,” he adds. “The addition of such a seasoned executive will help propel the company’s growth as we scale up our product development.”

Burdalski has over 25 years of experience turning technology into commercial products and working with emerging technologies in solid-state lighting, power electronics and RF technology. He was previously chief operating officer for Lamina Lighting Inc of Westampton, NJ, USA.

“The company’s nanofilm technology promises to provide all the widely known benefits that solid-state lighting can deliver, but at a cost comparable to fluorescent,” says Burdalski. “My objective is to drive the development of the Group IV technology into integrated, energy-efficient products, dramatically reducing the cost of solid-state lighting and enabling its widespread global adoption.”

See related item:

Group IV wins Applied funding for silicon-based solid-state lighting