Graphene technology developer Nanotech Energy Inc. has appointed Mahi de Silva to its board of directors. "We are delighted to announce that Dr. Mahi de Silva has joined our board,” said co-founders Jack Kavanaugh and Richard Kaner. “His multiple accomplishments offer a significant addition and bring us closer to applying our leading-edge research on graphene super-capacitors from the laboratory to the marketplace." De Silva was the CEO of Opera Mediaworks Inc.; the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Frengo Corp.; and the co-founder and CEO of AdMarvel Inc. He was senior vice president and general manager of wireless and digital content services for VeriSign and served in various leadership roles at Taligent, Apple and NCR Corp. He served as chairman and director of PreCash, Inc. and is a member of the advisory board of The Merger Strategiewerkstatt GmbH. "I'm extremely excited to join the board of Nanotech,” de Silva said. “The company is at the forefront of material science, leveraging some pioneering research in graphene to create new products that will transform the global energy sector and reduce our reliance on nonrenewables." Nanotech Energy is a developer of graphene super-capacitors.