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2 July 2007


BridgeLux appoints new CEO

Supplier of ITO/InGaN-based LED chips, BridgeLux Inc of Sunnyvale, CA, USA has appointed Mark Swoboda as its new CEO. Exiting CEO Robert Walker, who had held the position since July 2005, will continue on the board and as a member of the senior management team.

Swoboda joins BridgeLux from Philips Lumileds, where he was executive VP, responsible for leading the sales, marketing, applications, and custom product development teams. Before joining Philips Lumileds, Swoboda spent 17 years with the Hewlett-Packard Semiconductor Products Group in sales, marketing, and channel management positions.

“Mark brings with him an incredible portfolio of development, market and branding experience that will be key to positioning the company for its next phase of growth,” said Walker. “With lighting-class LED products having reached volume production, Mark’s vision will enable BridgeLux to brand itself as a key supplier to companies pursuing some of the most exciting emerging markets.”

“BridgeLux has assembled one of the strongest research and development teams in the industry, and has shown great results with its technology,” said Swoboda. “It’s an exciting prospect to lead a team of this calibre into a market that is so ripe for explosive growth and at the same time is simply important for the world.”

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