Dr. Edward H. Frank Joins Sakti3 Board of Directors


Ann Arbor, Michigan – June 23, 2014 – Sakti3, Inc. (sakti3.com) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Edward H. Frank, age 57, to the Board of Directors, effective June 25, 2014.

"Ed’s extensive experience in advanced technology make him an ideal board member for us," said Ann Marie Sastry, co-founder and chief executive officer of Sakti3. "His track record in transforming novel technology into successful products will help us as we productize solid state batteries for consumer electronics."

"Sakti3 is a visionary company using all solid state methods to create battery cells that can change the game for consumer electronics, and punch through the limits of other solid state approaches," said Frank. "I am excited about helping this technology become the new platform for the industry.”

Dr. Frank is presently co-founder and CEO of Cloud Parity, an early-stage social networking startup in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before founding Cloud Parity, he served at Apple, Inc. from 2009 until 2013 as Vice President, Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering. Prior to his tenure at Apple, Dr. Frank served as Corporate Vice President, Research and Development, of Broadcom Corp. Dr. Frank was founding CEO of Epigram, Inc., a developer of integrated circuits and software for home networking, which Broadcom acquired in 1999, and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. Dr. Frank earned BSEE and MSEE degrees from Stanford University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Frank currently serves as a Member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council, and is a Life Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University. He is Director of Fusion-io (FIO), and of privately-held eASIC. Dr. Frank is a named inventor on over 50 patents.

About Sakti3

Sakti3 is commercializing a breakthrough, high performance, low cost and intrinsically safe solid state battery technology. The materials, device designs and manufacturing methodologies were selected and optimized using advanced computational modeling, and lockstep, small-scale prototyping. The company is now scaling its prototypes in pilot production.

Sakti3 has been recognized for its innovative approaches with several technical and business awards, including recognition as an Energy Innovation Pioneer by CERAWEEK (2014), in MIT’s Technology Review as one the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies (2012) and the winner of the World’s Top Ten in the Energy Category (2011).


Mike Smiley