Former Bridgelux CEO Mark Swoboda Takes the Reins at Intematix

Fremont, Calif. August 5, 2010— Intematix, a leading innovator of patented phosphors for high quality LEDs, today announced the appointment of Mark Swoboda as chief executive officer. Swoboda, one of the LED industry’s most successful leaders, has been a pioneer in lighting with a track record that spans 27 years. Swoboda will guide Intematix as the company accelerates to meet the increasing demands of the global LED materials market.

“The role of phosphor innovation in the LED race to higher efficiency is, in large part, what attracted me to Intematix,” said Mark Swoboda, CEO of Intematix. “For years, Intematix has been expanding its expertise to include nitrides, silicates, TAG, YAG and other key platforms. While other players have historically invested little in R&D innovation of LED phosphors, these materials—and resulting light generation recipes—are one of the most critical and immediate paths to achieving high-quality, energy efficient lighting.”

Known within the industry for its deep expertise in materials development, Intematix has patented a proprietary process, C-Mat Synthesis™, which serves as the platform for customized phosphors that enable high-quality lighting. The company will maintain and deepen its foothold in phosphors, while simultaneously deploying innovative materials that serve as enabling technology behind innovative systems-level LED products.

“With more than a decade of materials development expertise and over 200 patents for materials and device technologies, Intematix is clearly a technology leader in the lighting space,” said Alain Harrus, partner at Crosslink Capital and Intematix board member. “We are glad to have Mark on board as we continue to leverage the company’s technical expertise to bring our products into new markets.”

After close to a decade of leading sales, marketing, applications, and custom product development teams at Philips Lumileds, which pioneered the power LED product class and established clear market share in high growth markets and applications in solid-state lighting, Swoboda joined LED start-up, Bridgelux in 2007. There, Swoboda took the company from an R&D business into fully commercialized general lighting products provider with a core focus in vertically integrated lighting design.

“From semiconductors to LEDs, Mark has a proven track record of identifying and executing in under-served markets,” said Jennifer Fonstad, managing director with Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intematix board member. “Mark’s move underscores the pivotal role of sophisticated materials development in creating high quality solid state lighting and signals a shift in the dynamics of value creation in the LED industry.”

About Intematix Corporation

Intematix Corporation is a materials development innovator, providing customizable, patented phosphors that serve as the foundation for high quality, energy efficient LED light. Intematix products enable attractive, vivid color quality, superior consistency, uniformity and stability.  Headquartered in Fremont, California, Intematix maintains R&D, manufacturing, business and support operations in the U.S., Asia and Europe. To learn more about the company, please visit