MAY 27, 2016 – TORONTO, ON AND PALO ALTO, CA – (TSX:SEV) The Board of Directors of Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (“Spectra7” or the “Company”) today announces, with great sadness, the sudden death of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Tony Stelliga.

Mr. Stelliga has been on the Board, and has led the Company as its President and Chief Executive Officer, since 2013. Mr. Stelliga was formerly the Chairman and CEO of Quellan, a leading developer of high performance analog semiconductors until its acquisition by Intersil Corporation in 2009. Prior to his roles at Quellan and Intersil, Mr. Stelliga held senior management and strategic positions at Intel Corporation following its acquisition of Softcom Microsystems in 1999, a high performance semiconductor company of which Mr. Stelliga was the founder, Chairman and CEO.

Ronald Pasek, Chairman of the Board, commented “we are greatly saddened by Tony’s passing. The Board and the Company are indebted to Tony for his strong leadership, boundless energy and dedication, and significant contribution to Spectra7 during his tenure. The Board’s thoughts are with Tony’s family at this very difficult time.”

Dave Mier, Chief Financial Officer, and Cynthia Cole, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Development, have been jointly appointed by the Board on an interim basis to lead the Company’s management team overseeing daily operations and corporate strategy. Mr. Mier and Ms. Cole will act in such capacity until the Board identifies an appropriate candidate for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.


Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in Palo Alto, California with design centers in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit


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