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New Scale Technologies has appointed technology industry veteran Jacob Jacobsson to its board of directors.

Mr. Jacobsson has held CEO positions at Blaze DFM, Inc., Forte Design Systems and SCS Corporation; and executive positions at Xilinx Inc., Cadence Design Systems, and Daisy Systems. He has served on the board of directors of publicly traded companies Actel Corp. (Nasdaq: ACTL), and ams AG (SIX:AMS). He presently serves as chairman of the boards of ATS Inc., Safello Corp., and Cymbet Corp., and is an angel investor and board director of a number of other privately held companies in the United States and Europe.

Prior to his management career, Mr. Jacobsson was active in the fields of Integrated Circuit (IC) design and automated design of semiconductor chips. Mr. Jacobsson, a citizen of Sweden and the United States, holds M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm) and a B.A. degree from the University of Stockholm.

About New Scale Technologies, Inc.

New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our “all-in-one” M3 Smart Modules – piezoelectric motor systems with embedded controllers – are easy to integrate into handheld and portable instruments. They enable smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more. Our customers achieve the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost.

Our New Scale Robotics division leverages our experience in micro-mechatronics and motion control systems to develop precision smart grippers and other tools for the fast-growing collaborative robots market. Our industrial automation customers benefit from high performance, superior ease of use, and fast system integration to improve throughput and productivity.