September 26, 2016 – Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (Spectra7) has announced that the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Raouf Halim as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 26, 2016. Halim will also serve as a member of the Board.
Halim succeeds Spectra7’s acting CEOs, Cynthia Cole and Dave Mier, whom the Board appointed in the interim role following the sudden passing of Spectra7’s former CEO, Tony Stelliga. “After a thorough and deliberate selection process, the Board of Directors is very confident that Raouf will lead Spectra7 to the next level,” said Ron Pasek, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Raouf has a deep understanding of the needs of the market and the Company in particular. I have no doubt that he is the right person to take the helm. The Board would also like to thank Cole and Mier for their leadership during this transition period,” stated Mr. Pasek.
Halim will remain Chairman of icClarity, Inc., a company that he co-founded. icClarity is a private company developing a 3D Video capture solution for applications in augmented reality, virtual reality, mobile, and automotive markets.
Prior to icClarity, Halim was CEO of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc, which designed and developed semiconductor solutions for communications applications in wireless and wireline network infrastructure markets.
“I am delighted to join Spectra7 at this exciting time in its development,” said Halim. “Spectra7 delivers cutting-edge technologies at the core of AR/VR, Data Center Infrastructure, and multiple other important markets just as they move into their broad adoption phase.”
“I am committed to working alongside Spectra7’s leaders, talented employees and customers to build upon this foundation and enhance long-term shareholder value by leading the company in its next growth phase,” concluded Halim.
Halim holds an MS, Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and received his BS from Alexandria University.
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