Smoltek announces that the company’s founder and CIO Shafiq Kabir will become a senior advisor

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This press release is an English version of the previously published Swedish version, which has interpretative preference.

Smoltek announces that the company’s founder and Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) Dr. M Shafiq Kabir will leave the CIO position on January 22, 2021 to instead take on a role as a senior advisor and active shareholder in the company.

This change will enable Shafiq Kabir to allocate more time to the MBA program that he is currently enrolled in, as well as to explore other personal projects.

Smoltek does not expect that Shafiq Kabir’s transition to a new role will affect the company’s day-to-day business, as Smoltek has built a broad knowledge base around its technology platform from research and development to commercialization and licensing. The company’s CNF-MIM technology for capacitors to the semiconductor industry is currently being evaluated by large potential commercial partners, and the work related to further development, financing, collaboration and licensing in new application areas is conducted in the wholly-owned subsidiary Smoltek Innovation AB with assistance from the strategic advisory partner DC Advisory.

“Smoltek’s board and management are grateful for the successful contributions of Shafiq Kabir as founder and CIO of Smoltek, and we look forward to a continued fruitful collaboration as he transitions into an advisory role. Both parties view this step as a natural part of Smoltek’s development from being a primarily innovation-driven company to today’s primary focus on establishing us as an innovative provider to the semiconductor industry, while we at the same time broaden the further development of our technology platform to new application areas,” says Peter Augustsson, chairman of Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB.

This disclosure contains information that Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU nr 596/2014). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person, on 15-10-2020 18:31 CET.

For further information:  
Anders Johansson, CEO of Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB, 
Telephone: +46 708-39 36 93 

Smoltek is developing process technology and concepts for applications based on carbon nanotechnology, primarily for the global semiconductor industry. Smoltek’s unique technology enables the production of semiconductor components with smaller form factors, higher performance and lower energy consumption.  
The company protects its unique technology through an extensive and growing IP-portfolio, consisting of about 100 applied patents, of which 62 are currently granted.  
Smoltek's applications are today mainly focused on the market segment for ”advanced packaging”, which is expected to grow at an average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.0 percent during the period 2018-2024 and achieve a market value of USD 43.6 billion in 2024 (source: Yole Développement Market research).Smoltek's share is listed on the Spotlight Stock Market in Stockholm, Sweden with the ticker symbol: SMOL. 
This press release is an English version of the previously published Swedish version, which has interpretative preference.


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