SOURCE: Bridgelux, Inc.

Bridgelux, Inc.

March 02, 2011 08:00 ET

Bridgelux, Inc. Announces Appointment to Its Board of Directors

LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions today announced that George de Urioste has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. de Urioste, who will serve as chairman of the Board's audit committee, brings more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and enterprise software industries to the position. 

"George's experience as CFO and COO in publicly held companies is well suited to Bridgelux's needs as we embark on our next phase of growth," said Bill Watkins, Bridgelux CEO. "His success in growing and managing world-class operations and teams will be instrumental to our success."

In addition to his related industry experience, Mr. de Urioste is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining the Bridgelux Board, he served in 2008 as interim Chief Financial Officer and then interim Chief Operating Officer of Marvell Technology, a $3 billion semiconductor provider of high-performance analog and digital signal processing products for data storage, mobile and video communications. During his CFO tenure there, the market capitalization grew from $6 billion to $10 billion. Mr. de Urioste has also held COO and CFO responsibilities at Chordiant Software, Inc. and was Chief Financial Officer at Remedy Corporation; both companies were publicly held during his tenure. More recently, de Urioste was a member of the Board of Directors and served for three years as the audit committee chairman at Saba Software, Inc.

About Bridgelux
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions helping to transform the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid-state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux's patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid-state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy-efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. With more than 400 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid-state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com

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