Categories: 2008 Date: Sep 9, 2008 Title: Intematix Taps Former Cree Global Sales Director Jeff Lagaly to Lead LED-Lighting Business Expansion
Fremont, California – September 9, 2008 -- Intematix Corp., a leading innovator in phosphors, LED components and solid state lighting modules has added more top talent with the announcement today that Jeff Lagaly has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, LED Lighting. Mr. Lagaly was formerly Global Sales Director for Cree Lighting, overseeing the sales effort that introduced and drove Cree's XLamp LED line to sales estimated in excess of $100M.
According to Intematix CEO, Peter Larsson, "Jeff's background, with experience in both the chip and LED sides of the industry, is the perfect complement to the Intematix team. As part of his responsibilities at Cree, he built both the inside and outside LED component sales teams, installed local and global distribution networks, and identified customer entry points worldwide which resulted in the development of Cree's fastest growing business unit."
Intematix gained notoriety in the LED industry through its quick rise as a supplier of patent-backed merchant phosphors. More recently, the company has expanded its vertical integration into the LED lighting space with the addition of packaged LEDs and LED arrays. In addition, Intematix is providing key modular components along with integration and design assistance, which together are enabling traditional lighting companies to accelerate their entry into the solid state and LED-based lighting space.
Intematix Founder, CTO and Executive VP, Dr. Yi-Qun Li, commented, "In the last year, Intematix has leveraged our phosphor and material experience horizontally, with a rapid expansion into a leadership position in CFL and CCFL phosphors, and vertically, with the recent introduction of our packaged power LEDs and LED arrays, the Apus and Cetus product lines. While our materials-oriented business units continue their expansion, our LED business is providing the company with the kind of parallel opportunity that is only found in high-growth markets, such as solid state lighting."
Jeff Lagaly commented, "Intematix is helping traditional fixture manufacturers enter the SSL market by offering them solutions to their LED-lighting challenges. I am pleased to add my experience to this team and expect to make the most of the initial traction Intematix has seen with its new LED and modular LED lighting solution portfolio."
About Intematix Corporation
Intematix Corporation provides advanced materials, device solutions and services for worldwide manufacturers of high-performing electronic systems and devices. Intematix' first product—a suite of market-leading patented phosphors—was developed and commercialized in record time using the company's proprietary combinatorial discovery techniques. The phosphor technology, which is used to boost the quality and efficiency of high-brightness LEDs, has leveraged the company into higher levels of product integration, and now includes a line of LED lamp and LED lighting modular solutions. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Intematix maintains R&D, manufacturing, business and support operations in the U.S. and Asia. To learn more about Intematix, please visit the company at www.intematix.com