Categories: 2007
      Date: Jun 21, 2007
     Title: Intematix Names Materials Veteran Chris Bajorek as Vice President of Advanced Development
June 21, 2007... Fremont, California USA--Intematix Corp., a leading innovator of advanced materials solutions and provider of patent-backed merchant phosphor products for solid state lighting applications, today named materials expert, Christopher Bajorek, Ph.D. as vice president of advanced development. Reporting to CEO Peter Larsson, Dr. Bajorek will lead the company’s initiatives to develop enabling new materials for emerging, high-growth clean-technology markets which include solar, fuel cell and battery technologies. Bajorek joins Intematix at a time of rising global demand for the company’s market-leading materials, notably its popular suite of patented phosphors. A well-known materials expert from his executive roles at IBM’s Storage Systems Division and thin-film disk innovator, Komag, Bajorek brings strong expertise in applied research and product development to the company. His appointment bolsters the technology brain trust at Intematix. It also rounds out the company’s newly expanded leadership team which is priming Intematix for its next stage of growth. 

“Chris has a tremendous record of leading a development team by applying a focused innovation and disciplined approach,” said Larsson. “His many accomplishments and unique understanding of myriad materials technologies will inject significant energy into our materials development initiatives for new clean-technology applications. We’re delighted to tap him for this key new role at Intematix and we welcome him on board.” 

As executive vice president at Komag, Bajorek was responsible for the advanced technology, film disk development, pilot-level disk production, quality assurance and customer support engineering functions. He made significant contributions to help Komag become a disciplined, world-class corporation. While there, he oversaw the company’s transition as the first independent media supplier to provide synthetic anti-ferromagnetic disks. He also managed the development of perpendicular recording disks that have since become the de facto industry standard. 

Before Komag, Bajorek was vice president of technology development and manufacturing at IBM’s Storage Systems Division where he led the R&D and manufacturing of the company’s magnetic recording heads and disks. Prior to this, he spent ten years at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center leading the applied research efforts in several areas of optical and magnetic data storage, as well as semiconductor technologies. In this role, he was a co-inventor of the ground-breaking magneto resistive (MR) head and part of the team that prototyped the world’s first MR heads for the following magnetic recording applications: consumer-transaction readers, tape drives and hard drives. He also was one of the leading initiators of IBM’s second and third interdivisional laboratories: the Advanced Packaging Technology Laboratory, for research and development of packages for high-speed semiconductor chips; and the Magnetic Recording Institute, for research and development of advanced disk drive technology. 

Bajorek received his B.S, Electrical Engineering; M.S., Electrical Engineering; and Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Business Economics, all from the California Institute of Technology. In 2002, he received the prestigious IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Award for leadership in the development of and manufacturing of MR heads for data storage devices. He is also a recipient of the IEEE Magnetics Society Third Millennium Medal Award for outstanding contributions to applied magnetism. Bajorek is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has contributed to more than 25 patents and 50 publications in the semiconductor, electronic packaging and data recording fields. 

About Intematix Corporation 

Intematix Corporation provides advanced materials solutions and services for worldwide manufacturers of high-performing electronic systems and products. The company blends its proprietary combinatorial discovery techniques with unmatched scientific expertise to rapidly discover, develop and deliver an unprecedented selection of new enabling materials for myriad applications. Intematix’s first product - a suite of market-leading patented phosphors - was developed and commercialized in record time. The phosphor products are being used to boost the illumination quality and efficiency of high-brightness LEDs, along with other advanced applications. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Intematix maintains R&D, manufacturing, business and support operations in the U.S. and Asia. To learn more about Intematix, please visit the company on the Internet at