Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced the appointment of Kiva Allgood to its Board of Directors, effective May 31, 2019. Ms. Allgood will join the Board's Compensation Committee and Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee.
Ms. Allgood currently serves as the Global Business Unit Head of IoT and Automotive for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, a global provider of communications technology. Prior, she served as Chief Commercial Development Officer and as Managing Director of GE Ventures, a Corporate Venture Company and Innovation Group of GE Corporate. Ms. Allgood also served as President of Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, IoT and Smart Cities at Qualcomm Incorporated, a global provider of foundational technologies and products used in mobile devices and other wireless products.
Nelson Chan, Executive Chairman of the Board at Synaptics expressed his support and said, "We believe that Ms. Allgood's senior management positions with other leading companies, her experience at a leading venture capital firm with a focus on high-technology companies, her engineering background, and her knowledge and track record in the Internet of Things and automotive technology sectors will prove highly valuable as we continue to execute our strategy, drive profitability and enhance value for all Synaptics shareholders."
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of human interface technology, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics' broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products is built on the company's rich R&D, extensive IP and dependable supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC, smart home, and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA) www.synaptics.com.
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