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Fujitsu announces corporate reshuffle

21 March 2012

Kazuhiro IgarashiFujitsu’s board of directors has approved the following appointments, resignations and promotions effective from April 1, 2012. The announcement includes the appointment of Kazuhiro Igarashi and Yoshihiko Hanada as the company’s two new corporate senior VPs. All 44 executives, other than those mentioned below will remain in their current posts.


CFO shuffling at ST

20 February 2012
Carlo FerroSTMicroelectronics CFO, Carlo Ferro is to head-up operations at struggling ST-Ericsson as chief operating officer of the company. Mario Arlati, ST’s chief accounting officer will take on the CFO role at STMicroelectronics. Read more >>

Voltaix names Peter Smith as CEO

09 November 2011
Peter Smith has been appointed CEO at Voltaix.Peter Smith has been brought on as CEO during a reshuffle at Voltaix. He is replacing Mark Fine who served as interim CEO since January 2010. He will have responsibility for a number of the company's strategic initiatives and will oversee relationships with distributor partners world-wide. Fine is taking up the post of president, in place of John de Neufville, who will continue as the company's chief scientist, overseeing chemical research and end-use applications development. Read more >>

Heinz Kundert receives IC Industry Award for leadership

13 October 2011
Heinz Kundert receives IC Industry Award for leadershipHaving presented awards the previous day at the Semicon Europa Executive Summit, Heinz Kundert himself received the IC Industry Award for leadership, which was presented on October 12, 2011, at SEMICON Europa, in Dresden. Read more >>

SEMI names Dennis McGuirk successor to Stan Myers

15 August 2011
Dennis McGuirkA related industry association head has been selected to succeed Stan Myers as president and CEO of SEMI. Dennis “Denny” P. McGuirk the former president and CEO of trade association, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries will take-over the reigns, effective November 14, 2011. Myers announced his plans to retire in April and the SEMI International Board of Directors subsequently initiated a globally comprehensive search process. Read more >>

SMIC appoints Hua Hong NEC executive at new CEO

08 August 2011
Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, the former President and CEO of Hua Hong NEC Electronics has been selected as the new CEO and Executive Director of SMIC, effective immediately. Dr. Chiu has over 27 years of experience in the industry. Read more >>

Advanced Energy appoints CEO successor

02 August 2011
Dr. Hans Betz, Advanced EnergyDr. Hans Betz, Advanced Energy's chief executive officer since 2005, is retiring from the role, effective August 4, 2011, though he will continue as an advisor until December 31, 2011. His replacement is Garry Rogerson, Ph.D, chairman of the board of Coherent and previously chief executive officer of Varian, Inc. Read more >>

Tiger Optics appoints product manager of its environmental division

15 July 2011
Dr. Graham Leggett Dr. Graham Leggett has joined Tiger Optics as its new product manager of its environmental division that supplies laser-based trace gas analyzers. Dr. Leggett previously served as a project director and manager at AEA Technology plc. Read more >>

Ashok Mathur appointed Director of Corporate Commercialization at Matheson

24 June 2011
Specialty and electronic gases firm, Matheson has appointed Ashok Mathur as Director of Corporate Commercialization for the Corporate Marketing Group based in Montgomeryville, PA.  Mathur will focus on industrial gas application development and new products and services to our customers in the clean energy, environmental and emerging technologies markets. Read more >>

Qcept Technologies taps former KLA-Tencor Asia president

21 June 2011
Citing increased demand for its non-visual defect (NVD) inspection systems, Qcept Technologies has appointed Richard Hong, as president, Asia-Pacific. Hong, who previously served as president of KLA-Tencor Korea, will be responsible for driving Qcept's sales and strategic partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region. Qcept's has also established a subsidiary in Korea. Read more >>