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Kionix Announces Change in Leadership

ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kionix, Inc., a top-tier supplier of MEMS inertial sensors and software solutions announced today the resignation of Dr. Gregory Galvin, PhD, CEO and co-founder of the company. "We thank Greg for his leadership in guiding Kionix from its beginning to our position in the market today," said Tim Davis, Kionix co-founder and CTO.

Mr. Nader Sadrzadeh is the newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Kionix. Mr. Sadrzadeh has been a member of the Kionix Board of Directors and brings broad experience in the successful leadership of global semiconductor companies. Prior to joining Kionix, Mr. Sadrzadeh served as Vice President and General Manager of ROHM, the parent company of Kionix.

"Kionix is one of the world's leading companies for motion-based sensing solutions," said Mr. Sadrzadeh. "ROHM acquired Kionix in 2009 as a key part of our overall sensors strategy. We remain very excited about Kionix's role in addressing a growing range of customer needs in this rapidly expanding market. We have a strong team and award-winning technologies, and will build upon this foundation to take Kionix to the next level of success."

About Kionix

Kionix, Inc., a global MEMS inertial sensor manufacturer based in Ithaca, NY, USA, offers high-performance, low-power accelerometers, gyroscopes, and 6-axis combination sensors plus comprehensive software libraries that support a full range of sensor combinations, operating systems and hardware platforms. Leading consumer, automotive, health and fitness and industrial companies worldwide use Kionix sensors and total system solutions to enable motion-based functionality in their products. Kionix is ISO 9001:2008, TS 16949, and TS 14001:2004 certified. Kionix is a wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM Co., Ltd.

About ROHM Semiconductor

ROHM Semiconductor is an industry leader in system LSI, discrete components and module products. ROHM's proprietary production system, which includes some of the most advanced automation technology, is a major factor in keeping it at the forefront of the electronic component manufacturing industry. In addition to its development of electronic components, ROHM has also developed its own production system so that it can focus on specific aspects of customized product development. ROHM employs highly skilled engineers with expertise in all aspects of design, development and production. This allows ROHM the flexibility to take on a wide range of applications and projects and the capability to serve valuable clients in the automotive, telecommunication and computer sectors, as well as consumer OEMs.

Kionix is a registered trademark of Kionix, Inc.

CONTACT: Press Contacts Edward Brachocki Director, Marketing ebrachocki[at]kionix.com 1-480-229-4258

Source:Kionix, Inc.