Dresden, December 20, 2007 KSW Microtec AG, one of the worlds leading suppliers of RFID components, has named Thomas Hitzer as CEO. In his new position, Thomas Hitzer will broaden KSWs already extensive RFID product and service portfolio and significantly extend the companys sales and marketing activities in both the active and passive RFID segments. His profound understanding of the RFID sector will strengthen KSWs ability to innovate and optimize todays RFID components.


With 15 years of activity in the RFID market, Thomas Hitzer is one of the most experienced and well-connected managers in the sector. We are very proud to have attracted him to KSW, commented Christiane Bednarek, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board at KSW. With his expertise and connections, Thomas will be a driving force for our future growth, enabling KSW to further build up its leading position in the field of HF and UHF RFID applications.


Thomas Hitzer joined KSW on July 1, 2007 with responsibility for sales, business development, marketing, strategic corporate development and product development. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sokymat, a leading global supplier of RFID transponders.


KSW is the leading global supplier of RFID components for special and standard applications. The company combines in-depth technological expertise with the latest production techniques, and has established itself as one of the most efficient and at the same time most flexible manufacturers of RFID components on the market.


About KSW

KSW Microtec AG, with its headquarters in Germany, is the worlds leading supplier of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) components for special and standard applications such as public transport, asset management and high security applications such as ebanking and access control. KSW combines successful high-end wafer technology, extremely efficient assembly technology and far-reaching expertise in design. KSW has earned itself a leading position on the market as one of the most efficient, and simultaneously most flexible, producers of RFID components. The globally active company was founded in 1994, has cleanroom production facilities in Germany and is now employing 55 staff.