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WiSpry appoints two MEMS veterans to Advisory Board

30 May 2008
Dr. PetersenWiSpry, Inc., the RF IC design company, has enlisted the experience of two MEMS experts to enhance its Advisory Board. Dr. Kurt Petersen (pictured) and Dr. Gabriel Rebeiz have joined the company to assist the company in its technology development.  Joining existing board members Joseph Adam, Jim Hartman and John Petersen, the two new recruits bring years of MEMS and RF-MEMS technology experience to the company. Read more >>

Ziebart resigns as President & CEO of Infineon

26 May 2008
Wolfgang ZiebartInfineon Technologies, President & CEO, Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart (pictured) has resigned from the company, effective June 1, 2008. Peter Bauer, Member of the Management Board will assume the position as ‘Spokesman of the Management Board. Read more >>

Applied Materials names new head of Strategic Operations

22 May 2008

Dr. ThakurAs General Manager of Strategic Operations for Applied Materials, Dr. Randhir Thakur (pictured) will initially focus his efforts on the company’s SunFab Thin Film Line for PV module production. Dr. Thakur rejoins Applied Materials after a role as Vice President of technology and fab operations at SanDisk, prior to which he spent five years with Applied Materials in executive roles. 

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Ian Warbrick climbs Peregrine Semiconductor‚??s Executive ladder

22 May 2008
Former VP and General Manager for International Rectifier’s Power Semiconductor Business Unit, Ian Warbrick has joined Peregrine Semiconductor as Vice President of supply chain and customer service. This new role will see Warbrick focus on development of communications and delivery systems for the silicon-on-sapphire IC company. Read more >>

Intel appoints three Corporate VPs

22 May 2008
Paul OtteliniIntel Corp.’s Board has announced the appointment of three new Corporate Vice Presidents. Deborah Conrad, John Johnson and Diane Bryant have each been appointed to the corporate roles in a move that was welcomed by Paul Otellini (pictured), Intel President and CEO.

  

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Oxford Instruments founder honoured by Japanese Government

22 May 2008
Sir Martin WoodSir Martin Wood OBE FRS (pictured), inventor of the world’s first superconducting magnet and subsequent founder of Oxford Instruments in 1959, will be awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Japanese Government at a ceremony in June. Read more >>

Celerity names new CEO

13 May 2008

Celerity, Inc. has named Timothy Harris as CEO with immediate effect. Bringing over 25 years of management experience to the role, he departs his most recent role as CEO of Komag, a recordable media manufacturer.

 

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SEMATECH appoints new media and PR specialist

13 May 2008

SEMATECHErica McGill has accepted the post of in-house Media and Public Relations Specialist for SEMATECH, a role that will see her liaise with the public and press in relation to the company’s announcements, activities and programs.

 

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Karl-Henrik Sundström appointed CFO for NXP

13 May 2008
Karl-Henrik SundstromNXP Semiconductors has appointed former Ericsson CFO Karl-Henrik Sundström (pictured) to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Mr. Sundström replaces Peter van Bommel, who departed the company for personal reasons while agreeing to aid the company in its upcoming joint venture with STMicroelectronics. Read more >>

More executives leave AMD in organizational reshuffle

13 May 2008
Mario RivasMario Rivas (pictured), formerly Executive Vice President, Computing Solutions Group and Michel Cadieux, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer, have left AMD to pursue new opportunities, according to the Company, as part of a wider transformation of the struggling microprocessor and graphics chip set producer. AMD said that a new Centralized Engineering organization has been created that will be co-led by Chekib Akrout, who is joining AMD from Freescale Semiconductor, where he was Vice President of Design Technology and Jeff VerHeul, Corporate Vice President of design engineering at AMD. Read more >>