December 20, 2014 1:40 PM ET

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Company Overview of Xicato Inc.

Company Overview

Xicato Inc. manufactures light-emitting diode (LED) modules for the lighting design community and luminaire manufacturers. It offers LED modules for retail, domestic, heritage, hospitality, commercial, and outdoor applications, such as recessed, surface, and track-mounted spots; recessed or surface mounted downlighters; table and desk lamps; pendants; display/cabinet lighting; wallwashers and grazers; buried uplighters; and period lanterns. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in San Jose, California with operations Europe, the United States, Japan, and Greater China.

4880 Stevens Creek Boulevard

Suite 204

San Jose, CA 95129

United States

Founded in 2007

Phone:

408-899-2595

Key Executives for Xicato Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and President
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 63
Executive Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Xicato Inc. Key Developments

Xicato Inc. Presents at 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference, Jan-14-2014 01:50 PM

Xicato Inc. Presents at 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference, Jan-14-2014 01:50 PM. Venue: Palace Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, United States.

Xicato Broadens Artist Series(R) of LED Modules

Xicato announced that is has expanded its Artist Series(R) portfolio of LED modules, adding a 2000-lumen module to give interior designers and lighting professionals the option to offer high-quality light in general lighting applications. Installations with higher ceilings,that is, greater than 10 feet (3 meters), and fewer light points can now accommodate a better grade of lighting than is possible with fluorescent or ceramic metal halide (CMH) sources. As these latter light sources have been increasingly used in commercial and residential settings to save energy and reduce costs, there has been an associated loss of comfort and natural feel to the light they produce. Xicato has utilized the science of color and light, phosphors and solid-state technology to create its Artist Series and bring back the natural lighting that people prefer. The light from Xicato's Artist Series LED modules is virtually indistinguishable from halogen, is more energy efficient, and delivers color consistency and longevity that greatly exceeds what's possible with halogen lamps. The color rendering index (CRI) is the most often used measure of light quality and the Artist Series has a CRI >= 95 as measured against all 15 official reference colors. Fluorescent and CMH color rendering is typically based on only eight of the 15 CRI reference colors. The Artist Series virtual match to halogen across all 15 color points is one of the many reasons the light feels more natural. Xicato believes that the expectation for quality light should extend to ambient lighting, in addition to accent and spot lighting, and has filled its Artist Series range with flux levels between 700 and 3000 lumens. Compromising good light to achieve efficiency is no longer necessary, and end-users should no longer need to make the tradeoff. Initially, Xicato's Artist Series was a favorite of museum curators around the world for whom the nature of light is critical to the success of the display. Use of the Artist Series has expanded to the retail, hospitality and healthcare segments as higher efficiency and flux options became available. In retail and hospitality settings, customer experience and comfort is essential to business growth and success, and in each, it is now possible to illuminate larger spaces with more natural light that makes color look right and brings energy to the environment. Xicato's Artist Series is complemented by its Standard Series and Vibrant Series, each providing light that enables lighting designers, interior designers and others to achieve the desired emotional impact for their environments. Current datasheets and product information are available directly from Xicato. Artist Series light is virtually indistinguishable from halogen-based light and gives Artist Series light an even richer feel compared to other sources; Vibrant Series light brings out vivid, saturated colors and the details of texture for compelling and eye-catching visuals that capture and hold consumers' attention; Standard Series light provides light that is functional and superior to ceramic metal halide and fluorescent lamps.

Xicato Expands European Team to Address Continued Growth

Xicato announced that it has expanded its European team, appointing new sales managers in France and Poland to cover eastern Europe. In France and the Middle East, Ben Hamida, Regional Sales Manager, will work directly with OEMs and support development of new lighting solutions. Ben's most recent position in his 18-year career was as GE Lighting Solutions' International Sales Manager for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, and he has worked closely with the luminaire industry to expand the adoption of LED lighting. Marcin Demianiuk is Xicato's Regional Sales Manager for Poland and Eastern Europe. Marcin was most recently an Area Sales Manager for Samsung, based in Poland. Over the last 10 years, he has worked closely with companies to implement new technologies and products.

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