Yannick Pellet joins Magic Leap as SVP, Software Engineering

Magic Leap, Inc. (“Magic Leap”) announced today that Yannick Pellet has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, reporting to Magic Leap Founder, President and CEO Rony Abovitz.

Prior to joining Magic Leap, Yannick served as VP, Advanced Software Platform at Samsung Research America where he built software platforms for a multitude of mobile phones and tablets.

Previously, he was one of only a handful of engineers at Nokia to build the Maemo software platform targeted at mobile devices and tablets, which culminated in the delivery of MeeGo. In addition to holding several other software engineering positions at Nokia, he also served as VP and Head of Development for webOS at Palm (later acquired by Hewlett Packard).

“I’m really excited to welcome Yannick to the Magic Leap team. He brings an amazing feel for working with the open source community around mobile, as well as great capabilities managing small and large teams of very bright software engineering talent,” said CEO Rony Abovitz. “I am very impressed with his combination of innovation, deep engineering chops, and ability to listen, synthesize, and problem solve.”

“Magic Leap is a company with unique technology and the momentum to deeply impact our world - how we live, work, play, connect, and share. At Magic Leap I will have the unique opportunity to build the software that will drive all our imaginations for decades to come,” said Pellet.

About Magic Leap, Inc. Magic Leap is developing the next computing platform that will enable you to seamlessly combine and experience your digital and physical worlds. Magic Leap is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with locations in Los Angeles, Mountain View, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, the UK, New Zealand, and Israel.

Media Contacts Julia Gaynor pr@magicleap.com