Gaute Myklebust announced as new interim CEO of TouchNetix

Trondheim, Norway, December 12th, 2023 – TouchNetix AS, a rapidly growing provider of next generation human machine interface (HMI) semiconductor chips and sensor modules, today announces that Gaute Myklebust has been appointed as interim CEO of TouchNetix following Vegard Wollan’s appointment as CEO of Nordic Semiconductor ASA. Gaute Myklebust is currently CTO and Chairman of the Board of TouchNetix.

Gaute Myklebust and Vegard Wollan co-founded MyWo AS in 2016, which merged with UK based TouchNetix Ltd. to become TouchNetix AS. Gaute Myklebust holds a PhD in Computer Architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and has a long experience in the semiconductor industry where he worked 20 years in Atmel Corporation in the period from 1996-2016 before the establishment of MyWo.

Vegard Wollan comments, “With TouchNetix’ unique technology, IP, and strong momentum in the market, I am confident that the company will be in the best of hands under Gaute’s leadership. He has my full support in taking on the CEO position.”

Gaute Myklebust adds, “Vegard has done an excellent job of building and leading TouchNetix to where we are today. We have a strong global team, and we are well positioned to continue executing on our growth plan.”

Vegard Wollan will continue to be a significant shareholder in TouchNetix and is supported by Nordic Semiconductor in offering to take on a board position in TouchNetix.

For further information, please contact:

Gaute Myklebust, Chairman of the Board, TouchNetix AS
Tel: +47 926 27 804

Gaute Myklebust (Left) & Vegard Wollan (Right).
Gaute Myklebust, newly appointed Interim CEO of TouchNetix.
Vegard Wollan, outgoing CEO of TouchNetix.

Company Background Info

TouchNetix is a global leader in creating innovative and safety-enhancing user experiences based on touch technology. The aXiom product family creates new and innovative features for modern product development. TouchNetix manufactures chips and touch sensor modules for a world-wide customer base with offices in Norway, United Kingdom, Germany, USA, Korea, Taiwan and through several distribution partners.

TouchNetix’s aXiom chips are designed for all markets, including Automotive, Industrial, Appliance, Medical and Consumer markets. In addition to traditional multi-touch capabilities, aXiom enables touchless and 3D sensing above the surface, force-sensing as well as haptic triggering.

TouchNetix has decades of experience with capacitive touch technology and has a proven track record delivering to a global customer base. 

TouchNetix is QMS certified to ISO 9001 with an IATF-16949 certified supply chain, and aXiom chip products are qualified according to AEC-Q100 and are ASIL B ready certified.


Press Contacts:

Gaute Myklebust

Interim CEO – TouchNetix

Tel: +47 926 27 804


Asa Mallon

Marketing and Communications Coordinator – TouchNetix

Tel: +47 922 62 148