SemiLEDs Announces Senior Management Changes

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) today has announced changes to its senior management team.

After serving as President, Chief Operating Officer and director of SemiLEDs, Dr. Anh Chuong Tran has transitioned to the role of Chief Scientist. As the Chief Scientist of SemiLEDs, Dr. Tran will dedicate his time to SemiLEDs’ technology and product development efforts.

The Board of Directors of SemiLEDs has appointed Mr. Trung T. Doan, currently the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, to the additional role of President.

“Technology has always been SemiLEDs’ foundation. This transition will allow Chuong to dedicate his time and focus on technology and product development,” said Mr. Doan.

SemiLEDs has named Ilkan Cokgor as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Cokgor brings to this position over 20 years of product development, marketing, sales, and business development experience. Mr. Cokgor is joining SemiLEDs from Everlight Electronics where he served as Vice President of Global Marketing since 2010.

“Ilkan has an impressive track-record in establishing marketing and sales channels and strong expertise in the LED industry. We are pleased to have Ilkan join our team,” said Mr. Doan.

About SemiLEDs

SemiLEDs develops and manufactures LED chips and LED components for general lighting, including street lights and commercial, industrial and residential lighting, along with specialty industrial applications such as UV curing, medical/cosmetic, counterfeit detection, and horticulture. SemiLEDs sells blue, green and ultraviolet (UV) LED chips.

Forward Looking Statements

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