A new position and a new face at Smoltek

Karl Lun­dahl is tak­ing on the new posi­tion as Vice Pres­i­dent Prod­uct Man­age­ment at Smoltek, with start this fall. Karl has a long track record with­in the semi­con­duc­tor, pho­to­volta­ic and elec­tron­ic indus­tries. In par­tic­u­lar, Karl is bring­ing exten­sive expe­ri­ence in the field of advanced semi­con­duc­tor packaging.

Smoltek is strength­en­ing the man­age­ment team with a new role that lies in between sales and R&D. A vital posi­tion in order to close licens­ing deals. And in late august the com­pa­ny found the right can­di­date for the posi­tion. His name is Karl Lun­dahl, and he has spent almost his entire career in the semi­con­duc­tor industry.

“I have nev­er ceased to be fas­ci­nat­ed by the pos­si­bil­i­ties of tech­nol­o­gy, prod­ucts and mar­ket poten­tial in the semi­con­duc­tor ecosys­tem. As one of very few semi­con­duc­tor com­pa­nies in Swe­den, I have for quite some time been inter­est­ed in Smoltek as a com­pa­ny. I am there­fore super-excit­ed to now becom­ing a part of Smoltek and to get the pos­si­bil­i­ty to con­tribute to fur­ther expan­sion of the company’s business.

The semi­con­duc­tor industry’s con­stant demand for minia­tur­iza­tion and high­er per­for­mance is what cur­rent­ly is dri­ving the need for Smoltek’s patent­ed tech­nol­o­gy. There are already a num­ber of con­crete exam­ples of very inter­est­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to imple­ment Smoltek’s prod­uct offer­ing where the tech­nol­o­gy has the poten­tial to enable more high-per­for­mance, robust, small­er and cheap­er semi­con­duc­tor com­po­nents and systems.

For a small com­pa­ny, how­ev­er, it is dif­fi­cult, if not impos­si­ble, to exe­cute and deliv­er on all the busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties that is offered by the vast semi­con­duc­tor indus­try. I there­fore believe that one of the biggest chal­lenges in my new posi­tion as VP Prod­uct Man­age­ment at Smotek will be to pri­or­i­tize wise­ly. In this work I think that it is impor­tant to have a sol­id under­stand­ing of both your own and your competitor’s tech­nol­o­gy. Hav­ing worked with applied R&D for semi­con­duc­tors and elec­tron­ics the past 15 years I believe that am quite well equipped in order to nav­i­gate in the ecosys­tem and to iden­ti­fy and exe­cute on the com­mer­cial oppor­tu­ni­ties that exist — and to (equal­ly impor­tant) active­ly avoid exe­cut­ing on the cas­es where the con­di­tions are less optimal.

I am tru­ly look­ing for­ward to become part of Smoltek’s excit­ing journey!”

Image: Karl Lun­dahl, VP Prod­uct Man­age­ment at Smoltek

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