Soraa appoints Neal Woods as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations

FREMONT, CA | JUNE 29, 2011

Soraa Inc., a leading developer of LED and laser diode products, announced the appointment of Neal Woods as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations.

"Neal brings a breadth of operations management experience that is necessary to guide our organization as we commercialize and begin volume production of truly disruptive products," said Eric Kim, Chief Executive Officer. "We are very excited that he has chosen to join our world-class team and is committed to helping us fulfill the potential of our solid state illumination products," he later added.

Woods will be based at Soraa's Fremont, CA. headquarters and have responsibility for all aspects of manufacturing, supply chain operations, quality functions, and worldwide operations planning.

Woods has served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Hewlett-Packard's Imaging & Printing Group since 2008. While at HP, Woods had ownership for IPG's entire supply chain with $30 billion in annual revenue. He was previously the VP of Global Manufacturing Operations for Cisco Systems.


Soraa is a rapidly expanding semiconductor CleanTech company. Leveraging fundamental materials advances, Soraa is commercializing LEDs and laser diodes for application in general illumination and projection display. The company is funded by Khosla Ventures and NEA. To learn more about Soraa, visit, or e-mail at .


Andy Beck