Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) today announced the appointment of David Emma as vice president, OEM and Licensing, overseeing the development of new OEM and licensing opportunities and the growth of existing partnerships worldwide. Emma brings more than 16 years of experience to the position, with specific expertise in the identification, establishment and growth of strategic OEM and licensing relationships within the semiconductor industry, among other technology markets.

“Color Kinetics is a recognized industry leader, and I’m pleased to join its talented management team,” said Emma. “I look forward to helping the company drive adoption of intelligent solid-state lighting through new and expanded OEM and licensing initiatives, both within and beyond the core lighting industry.”

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome David, whose strong background and expertise in identifying new market opportunities for sophisticated technologies will serve well in growing the indirect distribution channels for Color Kinetics’ technology,” said Bill Sims, president and COO, Color Kinetics. “His appointment reflects our commitment to bolster the OEM and Licensing group with top talent for maximized return on our technology and IP investment.”

Emma most recently served as vice president of the communications modules division for Integrated Circuits Systems (ICS), a $250 million company and worldwide leader in the design, development and marketing of silicon timing devices for the communications equipment, consumer, and business electronics industries. In that role, he oversaw all activities for customer service, marketing, product marketing, engineering, manufacturing, and finance. Prior to ICS, he served as vice president of sales and marketing for Micro Networks; a provider of RF and microwave components and subsystems for the communication, networking, and wireless industries; and vice president of marketing for CP Clare Corporation, now a division of IXYS Corporation and a leader in the design and manufacture of solid-state relays and high voltage integrated circuits. He previously held sales and application engineering positions at Theta-J Corporation and Raytheon Company.