SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Today, LUXIM named lighting industry leader, K.R. (Kaj) den Daas to its Board of Directors. Mr. den Daas most recently served as Chairman of Philips Lighting of North America, as well as Executive Vice President of Philips B.V. of the Netherlands. Through his commitment to the Philips Lighting environmental EcoVision program, he helped the company realize its environmental goals. A native of the Netherlands, Mr. den Daas brings more than three decades of international experience in the lighting industry to LUXIM's Board. 

"We're honored to welcome Kaj to our Board," said LUXIM CEO, Tony McGettigan. "He has an impressive record of bringing transformative lighting technologies to market and building a global infrastructure to support widespread adoption. His wealth of lighting knowledge and leadership will be invaluable as we respond to rising demand for our Light Emitting Plasma™ [LEP] technology."

"LUXIM's LEP is bringing remarkable efficiency and cost benefits to high-illuminance applications like city street lights, industrial work areas, parking lots and other venues," said Mr. den Daas. "It's exciting to play a role in a company with technology that is setting new lighting performance standards and a growing network of global customers that are already leveraging its advantages."

At Philips, Mr. den Daas drove the company's manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing activities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. A member of the Illuminating Engineering Society [IES] since 1987, Mr. den Daas is also a Director of Valmont Industries and NVC Lighting, and a Governor of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. In February, he was named independent non-executive Chairman of the Board of GLO AB.

The new Board appointment follows LUXIM's recognition as a Top 10 Clean Technology Company by The Wall Street Journal. The survey ranked 516 venture-backed clean-tech companies for growth, entrepreneurial pedigree and investor success. In conjunction with the Top 10 Award, LUXIM's CEO was a featured speaker at The Wall Street Journal's 2011 ECO:nomics conference in California.

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