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Thin Film Electronics appoint Kevin Barber as CEO

Dr. Davor P. Sutija will step down from the position of CEO, having served in this position since July 2010

ThinFilmElectronics - Appoints Kevin Barber as CEO, effective from 26 November 2018

21 Nov 2018 | Editor

Thin Film Electronics' (Thinfilm) Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Barber as CEO, effective from 26 November 2018. Prior to joining Thinfilm, Kevin Barber served as Senior Vice President, General Mobile Division of Synaptics, a NASDAQ listed company.

The current CEO, Dr. Davor P. Sutija will step down from the position of CEO, having served in this position since July 2010. Davor P. Sutija will continue in the CEO role until Kevin Barber has joined.

Background: As Senior Vice President, General Manager Mobile Division of Synaptics, Kevin Barber drove the strategy, business development, M&A and execution of growing revenue fourfold to over $1 billion annually. Kevin Barber has also served as CEO of ACCO Semiconductor a Venture Capital funded startup. Prior to ACCO, Mr. Barber served as Senior Vice President, General Manager Mobile Business at Skyworks Solutions where he drove the strategy achieving top RF power amplifier market share in the high growth mobile market. Prior to Skyworks, Mr. Barber served as Senior Vice President, Operations at Conexant leading strategic efforts of global manufacturing scale, technology development, and supply chain management enabling Conexant to be a leader in diverse markets. Mr. Barber currently serves as a Board Director at Intevac.

As Kevin Barber is a US citizen and resident, his appointment as CEO of Thinfilm requires an exemption from the residency requirements under the Public Limited Companies Act. Such exemption has been obtained from the The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

www.thinfilm.no   


About Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") is a global leader in NFC mobile marketing and smart-packaging solutions using printed electronics technology. Thinfilm creates printed tags, labels, and systems that include sensors and wireless communication — all at a cost-per-function unmatched by conventional electronic technologies.

Thinfilm offers end-to-end mobile marketing solutions that feature hardware, label/packaging integration services, and comprehensive cloud-based reporting and analytics. Collectively, these components deliver a powerful 1-to-1 digital marketing platform through which brands of all sizes can connect directly with consumers, all with the simple tap of a smartphone. The resulting disintermediation of search engines, online marketplaces, and social platforms empowers brands to control messaging, enhance consumer dialogue, build loyalty, increase engagement, and drive sales.

Thinfilm's roadmap integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to bring intelligence to everyday, disposable items. Its mission is to effectively extend the traditional boundaries of the Internet of Things to fuel the Internet of Everything.

Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") is a publicly listed Norwegian company with global headquarters in Oslo, Norway; US headquarters in San Jose, California; and offices in Linköping, Sweden; San Francisco; London; and Shanghai.

Source: Thin Film Electronics


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