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Tegal Corp. (TGAL) Appoints James Karis As Co-CEO Of The Company

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Tegal has been in business for 40 years, with a current focus on emerging technologies in the healthcare sector. The company's process and equipment know-how has been incorporated into devices fabricated by some of the world's leading semiconductor and microelectromechanical systems (NASDAQ:MEMS) companies, including its one-time parent firm, Motorola.

The company announced today that it expects to appoint James Karis as Co-CEO of Tegal and also a director of the firm. The appointment will effective upon completion of the deal to acquire CollabRx Inc., where Mr. Karis serves as CEO and director. CollabRx is a privately-held technology company in the rapidly growing market of interpretive content and data analytics for genomics-based medicine with a particular focus on cancer.

Mr. Karis, who became CollabRx CEO in 2011, served for nine years as president and CEO of Entelos, a US-based life sciences technology company. Prior to that, he held a number of important senior positions at several companies, including president and chief operating officer of PAREXEL International, COO of Pharmaco International, and vice-president of international operations at Baxter International. Mr. Karis also co-founded KMR Group, a leading pharmaceutical research and development benchmarking consulting firm.

The incoming Mr. Karis will join Tegal's chairman, president, and current CEO Thomas Mika in the Co-CEO role. Upon completion of the transaction and following Tegal's annual meeting in September, the combined company will conduct business under the CollabRx name.

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