|By Business Wire||
|July 9, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced it is appointing Dr. Kamil A. Grajski to its Board of Directors. Dr. Grajski’s term will start September 2014 and run through June 2016.
“Bluetooth® Smart technology radically changed the wireless landscape in just a few short years and required a shift from the SIG as well, demanding a renewed focus on innovation, developer initiatives, and making it dead simple for our members, and prospective members, to bring products to life with Bluetooth technology,” said Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “Kamil is a welcome addition to our board and his experience is an ideal fit for where the organization is right now, our current focus, and where we plan to go in the future.”
Dr. Grajski, a UC Berkeley PhD in Biophysics, has 20+ years of experience delivering advanced technologies from laboratory to market. Over the course of his career he has been engaged in the commercialization of speech and handwriting recognition, assisted-GPS and location-based services, and mobile broadcast. Dr. Grajski also serves as the founding president and board chairman for the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), which is focused on building a global wireless charging ecosystem for consumer electronic devices based on magnetic resonance technology.
“Bluetooth technology is a critical enabling technology in the mobile industry and I am delighted to join the Board of Directors,” said Dr. Grajski. “I’ve been involved in several industry associations and have always looked to the Bluetooth SIG as a world-class consortium. I am excited to work with the SIG as it expands on the success of Bluetooth Smart, and continues to build its programs and the technology to enable more applications and business opportunities for members.”
Added Powell, “Our Board of Directors and Associate members are volunteers who dedicate their time, thought leadership and expertise to ensure Bluetooth technology remains the de facto global wireless standard. We appreciate their guidance and are looking forward to working with Kamil moving forward.”
About Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Bluetooth wireless technology is the global wireless standard enabling simple, secure connectivity for an expanding range of devices and serves as the backbone of the connected world. Bluetooth Smart technology, through an updatable platform and low power consumption, creates new application opportunities for the mobile phone, consumer electronics, PC, automotive, health & fitness and smart home industries. With over two billion devices shipping annually, Bluetooth is the wireless technology of choice for developers, product manufacturers, and consumers worldwide. Backed by industry leading companies, the Bluetooth SIG empowers over 23,000 member companies to collaborate, innovate and guide Bluetooth wireless technology. For more information, please visit www.bluetooth.com.
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