SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 26, 2014 – Neonode Inc., (NASDAQ: NEON), the optical touch technology company, today announced that it has hired Clarence King as the Director for the Company’s rapidly-emerging PC business.
Mr. King has 33 years of experience at Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ), where he was a senior engineer and program manager in HP’s printer, optical imaging, and consumer electronics businesses. Most recently, Mr. King was the Senior PM of Hewlett-Packard’s Control Panel unit, which was responsible for integrating human interface solutions into HP’s market-leading inkjet printers.
In addition, Mr. King possesses a BSEE from Cal-Polytechnic, an MS in Computer Engineering from San Diego State, and an MS in Technical Japanese from University of Wisconsin.
In his new role, Mr. King will be overseeing Neonode’s technical involvement and relations with all PC customers. This includes OEMs and ODMs in the notebook (Microsoft Windows and Google Chrome), desktop (Windows and Chrome), and large-screen monitor end markets.
“We are thrilled to gain a program manager of Clarence experience and skill-set, who will orchestrate and manage Neonode’s emerging relationships with Tier One PC OEMs”, said Neonode CEO Thomas Eriksson. “His multifaceted supply chain and vendor management skills, along with his multilingual communication talents, will be a game-changing asset for Neonode.”
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Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ:NEON) develops and licenses the next generation of Multisensing touch technologies, allowing companies to differentiate themselves by making high performing touch and proximity solutions at a competitive cost. Neonode is at the forefront of providing unparalleled user experiences that offer significant advantages for OEM’s. This includes state-of-the-art touch and proximity technology features such as low latency pen or brush sensing, remarkably high speed scanning, proximity-, pressure-, and depth sensing capabilities and object-size measuring.
Neonode’s patented Multisensing technology is developed to support IOT (Internet of Things) applications for a wide range of devices such as mobile phones, tablets and e-readers, toys and gaming consoles, printers, white goods, wearable goods and advanced automotive infotainment systems. Neonode, the Neonode logo, Multisensing, and zForce are trademarks of Neonode Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. Liquid Sensing, It Makes Sense and AlwaysON are trademarks of Neonode Inc. For more information please visit neonode.com
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