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Joseph Chu joins Mirics Semiconductor as Asia Pacific VP

24 June 2008
Mirics Semiconductor has enlisted the expertise of Joseph Chu, to oversee the company’s global broadcast receiver business in the Asia Pacific region. Mr Chu brings over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry to the role from employs with companies including STMicroelectronics and Harris Semiconductor (now Intersil). Read more >>

Conexant expands Board

24 June 2008 | Comments (1)
Matthew E. MassengillConexant Systems, Inc. has apointed William E. Bendush and Matthew E. Massengill (pictured) to the company’s Board of Directors, bringing the total number of members to eight. Mr. Bendush will serve as chairman of the board’s Audit Committee and will sit on the Board Governance and Composition Committee, while Mr. Massengill will sit on the Board Governance and Composition and the Compensation and Management Development Committees. Read more >>

AMD Corporate VP departs; Emilio Ghilardi joins to run EMEA sales

24 June 2008
Alberto MacchiAMD has announced the appointment of Emilio Ghilardi as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the EMEA region, commencing in mid-August 2008. The company also announced the resignation of Alberto Macchi (pictured), Corporate Vice President of sales and marketing for the EMEA region, citing the pursuit if new opportunities as the reason for his departure. Read more >>

Sequoia Communications appoints two new Vice Presidents

24 June 2008

Duncan PilgrimRF semiconductor company Sequoia Communications has promoted two of its employees to the level of Vice President, with immediate effect. Reza Kasnavi has been named as Vice President of product management, while Duncan Pilgrim (pictured) takes up the role of Vice President of marketing.


Broadcom adds two executives to Board

20 June 2008
Eddy HartensteinEddy Hartenstein (pictured), former Chairman and CEO of DIRECTV, Inc., and William T. Morrow, CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Company, have joined the Broadcom Board of Directors. These new additions bring the number of Board members to eight, seven of whom are independent directors. Read more >>

CATRENE appoints Infineon executive to Vice Chairman role

19 June 2008
Werner Mohr CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectrics) has named Werner Mohr (pictured) as Vice Chairman for the cluster programme with immediate effect. Mr. Mohr, a member of the SEMI Advisory Board and a seasoned semiconductor executive, retired from his active roles with Infineon in May 2008 and joins the CATRENE endeavour for technological leadership for the European ICT industry. Read more >>

AMD appoints Gustavo Arenas to Chief Sales Officer role

19 June 2008
Gustavo AranasGustavo Arenas (pictured), former Senior Vice President for AMD, has been promoted to the position of Chief Sales Officer for the company with immediate effect. Reporting to the office of the CEO, Mr. Arenas takes up responsibility for coordination of the company’s regional sales organizations and collaboration between these and the company’s global customers. Read more >>

Meir Mimon steps into Jordan Valley‚??s Vice President of Sales and Marketing role

18 June 2008
Meir Mimon has been named as worldwide Vice President of sales and marketing for Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. The appointment follows the recent news of the acquisition of Bede, the HRXRD metrology company. Mr. Mimon will oversee Jordan Valley’s growth strategy and customer support operations to increase the company’s market share. Read more >>

Ed Korczynski leaves SST magazine

18 June 2008
Ed KorczynskiEd Korczynski (pictured), Senior Technical Editor at Solid State Technology magazine (SST), signed off from his blog, ‘Ed’s Threads,’ for the last time last Friday, noting that he has resigned his position and is going to pursue some new directions within the semiconductor manufacturing sector. Read more >>

Bruno Guilmart joins Lattice Semiconductor as President and CEO

17 June 2008
LatticeLattice Semiconductor has named former Unisem Group CEO Bruno Guilmart as its new President and CEO, effective from July 7th. The appointment follows the resignation from the role of Steve Skaggs at the end of May and the subsequent appointment of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jan Johannessen as Interim CEO. Read more >>