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Rajiv Roy promoted to VP of Business Development for Rudolph Technology

09 July 2008
Rajiv RoyRajiv Roy (pictured) has stepped into the role of Vice President of Business Development and Director of Back-End Product Development for Rudolph Technologies. An employee of Rudolph and its predecessor companies for the past eight years, Mr. Roy has held senior marketing and management roles with August Technology and Semiconductor Technologies and Instruments (STI). Read more >>

Bertrand Loy takes up Entegrisā?? EVP and COO vacancy

08 July 2008
J PandraudFollowing on from the retirement of former Executive Vice President and COO Jean-Marc Pandraud, who will remain with the company as a senior advisor, Entegris has promoted former EVP and Chief Administrative Officer Bertrand Loy (pictured) to the COO role. Mr. Loy previously served as CFO for Mykrolis, which company merged with Entegris in 2005. Read more >>

NXP announces retirement and resignation of two executives

07 July 2008
Hein van der ZeeuwNXP Semiconductors has announced the impending retirement of Theo Claasen, Executive Vice President responsible for Business Development, on August 1st 2008. The company has also released the news that Hein van der Zeeuw (pictured), Executive Vice President responsible for Operations, has resigned his role and will leave the company on October 1st, 2008. Read more >>

AENEAS names Marcel Annegarn as Director General

07 July 2008
AENEAS waferMarcel Annegarn, a 20-plus-year veteran of Philips, has joined AENEAS, the Association for European NanoElectronics Activities, as Director General. This role will see Mr. Annegarn manage the association’s activities for Europe’s Nanoelectrics R&D companies and their participants in AENEAS’s European Technology Platform on Nanoelectronics (ENIAC) programme. Read more >>

Shinichi Machida named as President and CEO of Fujitsu Microelectronics America

01 July 2008
FujitsuFujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. has announced the appointment of Shinichi "James" Machida as President and CEO, effective from June 23rd, 2008. Machida leaves his role as President of Fujitsu Microelectronics Asia Pte. Ltd. (FMAL) in Singapore, and Fujitsu Microelectronics Pacific Asia Ltd. (FMP) in Hong Kong, and replaces Kazuyuki Kawauchi, who takes up another role with Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited, Japan in September. Read more >>

Molecular Imprints enlists two new Vice Presidents

01 July 2008

Paul HofemannMolecular Imprints, Inc., has announced the appointment of two industry veterans to its management team. Ben Eynon joins the company as Vice President of marketing and business development for semiconductors, while Paul Hofemann (pictured) takes up the post of Vice President of marketing and business development for hard disk drives and emerging markets.


ST-NXP Wireless selects management team

27 June 2008
ST-NPXThe newly-announced STMicroelectronics and NXP Semiconductors joint venture, dubbed ST-NXP Wireless, has announced the management team that will steer the new company following its completion in the third quarter of 2008. The company will be headed up by Alain Dutheil, currently serving as COO of STMicroelectronics, who assumes the role of CEO of ST-NXP Wireless. Read more >>

NXP and Thomson sign JV agreement; CEO and CFO named

27 June 2008
NXPThe Memorandum of Understanding signed between NXP Semiconductors and Thomson in February this year comprised an agreement between the two companies to combine their can tuner modules operations in a joint venture. The companies have today announced that the agreement has been finalized and have named the new management team. Read more >>

Infineonā??s head of Strategy and M&A resigns

26 June 2008
In a statement released by Infineon yesterday, the company announced the resignation of Dr. Erk Thorsten Heyen, Corporate Vice President and head of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions. Dr. Heyen, who joined the company in 2003 as General Manager of the mobile handset and smart card chip business, departs the role to pursue other opportunities. Read more >>

Rambus appoints Reliant Technologies CEO to Board

25 June 2008
Eric StangRambus, a technology licensing company, has appointed Eric Stang (pictured) to its Board of directors and also to its Compensation Committee, effective from July 22nd, 2008. Mr. Stang, CEO and President of Reliant Technologies, Inc., also serves on the Board of Directors for Reliant Technologies, Miradia, Inc. and Yadav Technology. Read more >>