Lilliputian Systems Announces Appointment of Accomplished Wireless Technology Executive Sohail Khan as New President and CEO
WILMINGTON, Mass., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lilliputian Systems, Inc., developer of the Nectar Mobile Power System™ a revolutionary portable power product for consumer electronics, announced today that Sohail Khan has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Khan will assume his new responsibilities effective immediately.
Mr. Khan is an accomplished wireless technology executive with over 30 years of experience, having run several multi-billion dollar businesses. Prior to joining Lilliputian Systems, Mr. Khan served as President and CEO of SiGe Semiconductor, a fabless supplier of highly integrated RF front-end solutions enabling wireless connectivity. During his tenure at SiGe, Mr. Khan expanded the customer and reference design partner base globally, refocused the company on specific core markets, and secured the top market share position in the highly competitive WiFi segment. In 2011 Mr. Khan oversaw the acquisition and integration of SiGe by Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SKWS). Mr. Khan has also held several senior executive positions at Agere Systems, Lucent Technologies and NEC Electronics.
"Lilliputian Systems addresses a fundamental problem that we all face – not having enough power for our consumer electronics devices when we need it most," said Khan. "Our initial product, Nectar, aims to solve precisely this issue. I look forward to guiding Lilliputian through the commercialization process and anticipate numerous additional products and opportunities in the near future. As such, I am very excited to have been named President and CEO of this innovative company."
Lilliputian recently launched its first product, Nectar, at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show to widespread domestic and international acclaim, and has garnered multiple awards for this revolutionary device.
In 2012, Lilliputian announced a strategic partnership with world-class retailer Brookstone as the first retail launch partner of Nectar in the United States. Lilliputian also has a wafer manufacturing supply agreement with Intel, as well as an equity investment from Intel Capital.
"We are pleased to announce that Sohail Khan has joined Lilliputian Systems as CEO," said Hull McKinnon, member of Lilliputian's Board of Directors and Partner at Altira Group LLC. "Mr. Khan has extensive leadership experience in the wireless technology industry, and he will be invaluable in leading Lilliputian through the next phase of its evolution – helping to grow the company into a significant player in the consumer electronics industry with Nectar."
Nectar is a compact, lightweight and highly portable device that powers and charges virtually any of the billions of consumer electronic devices - smart phones, tablets, mp3 players, eReaders, Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras, etc.– that comply with the USB 2.0 power standard. This revolutionary product has the capacity to keep consumer electronic devices powered for 2+ weeks with a single Nectar Pod™. Using Nectar, consumers get 10 times the run-time versus traditional solutions and will never again worry about running out of power.
For more information about Lilliputian Systems' new CEO and Nectar please visit www.nectarpower.com.
About Lilliputian Systems
Lilliputian Systems has developed the world's first Personal Power™ solution for Consumer Electronics (CE) devices, a revolutionary family of products targeted at the $50 billion portable power market. The company's breakthrough solution, the Nectar Mobile Power System, delivers the only viable small form-factor battery replacement that provides the enormous run-time improvements demanded by today's CE devices. Inside Nectar™ is Lilliputian's patented Silicon Power Cell™ technology. The technology is based on highly efficient solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) wafer fabrication methods, including key nanotechnology elements, and is fueled by recyclable high energy power cartridges, or pods. The technology is reliable, safe, environmentally friendly and approved for carry-on and use on domestic and international flights. Lilliputian's technology enables a 5-10X longer run-time versus similarly sized batteries. The company's elegantly designed solution both complements today's devices and can seamlessly integrate into future devices – all while ensuring the consumer enjoys an essentially infinite supply of Personal Power™ for their CE devices. For more information, visit www.nectarpower.com, follow us on Twitter @NectarPower, and visit our Careers page for a listing of open positions.
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