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Applied Materials expands Board

16 June 2008
Dr ForrestDr. Stephen R. Forrest (pictured) has been added to the Applied Materials Board of Directors and also to the Strategic Committee of the Board. An expert in the fields of optoelectronics and organic compounds, Dr. Forrest is a well-known lecturer, fellow of IEEE and recipient of many awards for his inventions and innovations. Read more >>

Picarro adds to sales and marketing teams

10 June 2008
Iain GreenPicarro, a manufacturer of high performance lasers and laser-based instruments, has boosted its sales and marketing teams with the addition of Iain Green (pictured) as Director of Marketing and Mark Davis as Vice President of Sales. Between them, they bring over 30 years of experience to the company. Read more >>

Mike Brown joins International Rectifier as Chief Information Officer

06 June 2008
In the seventh executive appointment for International Rectifier since February (see below), the company has announced the appointment of Mike Brown as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Brown joins the company from Freedom Communications, Inc., where he also held the CIO role. Read more >>

ASMLâ??s Supervisory Board announces resignation of Rolf Deusinger

06 June 2008
ASML HQRolf Deusinger, a member of the Advisory Board for ASML, has announced his resignation from the role with immediate effect. A member of the Board since July 2007, Mr. Deusinger has accepted a new position with another company, hence his departure from ASML. Read more >>

Matthew Ready accepts eASICâ??s Senior VP of Worldwide Sales role

06 June 2008
Matthew ReadyBringing over 25 years of sales management experience to the company, Matthew Ready (pictured) has been appointed to the Senior Vice President role where he will oversee all company sales. He will report to company CEO Ronnie Vasishta, and will take up responsibility for the company’s sales strategy and for expanding the company’s sales channel partners. Read more >>

Executive reshuffles and new CEO for FormFactor

04 June 2008
Mario RuscevCurrently serving as company President, Mario Ruscev (pictured) has been promoted to the role of CEO for FormFactor, replacing company founder Igor Khandros. Mr. Khandros now assumes the role of Executive Chairman of the company Board of Directors, in turn succeeding Jim Prestridge, who takes up the mantle of lead independent Director. All executive changes will come into effect at the beginning of the company’s fiscal third quarter of 2008. Read more >>

KMG Chemicals adds to Board

04 June 2008
KMGKMG Chemicals, Inc. has announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors and the retirement of one of its long-serving executives, Charles Neff, who retires after 17 years of service. Joining the board are Gerald G. Ermentrout and Christopher T. Fraser, two veterans of the chemicals industry. Read more >>

Alex Garcia joins International Rectifier as Vice President of Compliance

03 June 2008
Former Nvidia executive Alex Garcia has joined International Rectifier as Vice President of Compliance, and will oversee the company’s corporate compliance programs and internal audit function. He joins the company from his former role as Senior Director and Head of Internal Audit at Nvidia Corp. Read more >>

Executive reshuffles and new CEO for FormFactor

02 June 2008
Jorge TittingerVerigy’s newly created role of Chief Operating Officer has been filled by Jorge Tittinger, who assumes the role from June 9th 2008. Mr. Titinger is a former Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor executive who joined FormFactor in November 2007 as Senior Vice President of the Product Business Group, which role he has departed to take up the new role of COO for Verigy. Read more >>

Marvell appoints new CFO

30 May 2008
Clyde HusseinEffective as of June 23rd, Clyde R. Hosein (pictured) has been named as CFO for Marvell Technology. Mr. Hosein replaces George de Urioste, who has served as interim CFO since January 2008, and who now takes up the role of Acting COO. Former Acting COO Pantas Sutjarda now assumes the responsibilities of company CTO.