January 25, 2015 6:04 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Kovio, Inc.

Company Overview

As of January 21, 2014, Kovio, Inc. was acquired by Thin Film Electronics ASA. Kovio, Inc. engages in developing and manufacturing semiconductor products using printed silicon electronics and thin film technology. Its products include printable silicon-based inks and process solutions, printed biosensors, and labeling solutions. The company’s silicon-based inks are used to print integrated circuits, sensors, and displays. Its printed electronic products and solutions are used in retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare, transportation, consumer electronics, manufacturing, and energy industries, as well as for display applications in advertising, entertainment, and education markets. The company ha...

2865 Zanker Road

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for Kovio, Inc.

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Kovio, Inc. Key Developments

Exar Corp., Mission West Properties, L.P. and Kovio, Inc. Enter into Agreement to Settle the Pending Litigation

On April 9, 2013, Exar Corp., Mission West Properties, L.P. and related entities, and Kovio, Inc. entered into a settlement agreement and full mutual general release to settle the pending litigation between the parties (Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 1-11-CV-206456) arising from the sale, lease and sublease of property located at 233 South Hillview Drive, Milpitas, California. Exar agreed to pay $2,412,088 to Mission West within thirty days of execution of the agreement and release and allow Mission West to retain its security deposit of $242,682. Kovio also agreed to pay certain amounts to Mission West. Exar agreed to return to Kovio a security deposit in the amount of $314,929. Upon payment by Exar and Kovio, Mission West’s complaint and Exar’s cross-complaint in the action will be dismissed with prejudice. The parties agreed to bear their own attorney’s fees and costs. The Agreement and Release contains mutual releases whereby Mission West, Exar, and Kovio each agreed to release each other from all claims, known and unknown, arising out of, in connection with, or relating to the action or the events or incidents referred to in the pleadings in the action.

Kovio, Inc. Selects Symphony Teleca Corporation as Strategic Development Partner

Symphony Teleca Corporation announced that it has become a strategic development partner to Kovio, Inc. Symphony Teleca will leverage its expertise in the development of big data analytics platforms for retailers, brands, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries to co-develop mobile services and applications that enable marketers and advertisers to conduct dynamic and integrated NFC-based mobile marketing campaigns using NFC tags activated by consumers' own NFC-enabled mobile phones. The development of NFC-based mobile marketing creates a new era in the way brand marketers engage consumers, drive conversion and build brand loyalty through opt-in, personalized, authentic, and contextual experiences at both point of purchase and point of use. The combined NFC-based platform and solutions enable an integrated mobile consumer-brand engagement, encompassing printed media, out-of-home displays, in-store shopper marketing, and item-level packaging.

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