Trondheim, Norway, December 12th, 2023 – TouchNetix AS, a rapidly growing provider of next generation human machine interface (HMI) semiconductor chips and sensor modules, today announces that Gaute Myklebust has been appointed as interim CEO of TouchNetix following Vegard Wollan’s appointment as CEO of Nordic Semiconductor ASA. Gaute Myklebust is currently CTO and Chairman of the Board of TouchNetix.
Gaute Myklebust and Vegard Wollan co-founded MyWo AS in 2016, which merged with UK based TouchNetix Ltd. to become TouchNetix AS. Gaute Myklebust holds a PhD in Computer Architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and has a long experience in the semiconductor industry where he worked 20 years in Atmel Corporation in the period from 1996-2016 before the establishment of MyWo.
Vegard Wollan comments, “With TouchNetix’ unique technology, IP, and strong momentum in the market, I am confident that the company will be in the best of hands under Gaute’s leadership. He has my full support in taking on the CEO position.”
Gaute Myklebust adds, “Vegard has done an excellent job of building and leading TouchNetix to where we are today. We have a strong global team, and we are well positioned to continue executing on our growth plan.”
Vegard Wollan will continue to be a significant shareholder in TouchNetix and is supported by Nordic Semiconductor in offering to take on a board position in TouchNetix.
For further information, please contact:
Gaute Myklebust, Chairman of the Board, TouchNetix AS
Tel: +47 926 27 804