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KLA-Tencor expands Board

08 May 2008
Bob AtkinsKLA-Tencor’s Board of Directors has welcomed Kiran Patel and Bob Akins (pictured) as new additions, while H. Raymond Bingham has announced his retirement from the Board, also ending his seven-year tenure as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Read more >>

Applied Materials adds Jim Rogers to Board of Directors

29 April 2008
J. RogersApplied Materials has appointed James E. Rogers to serve on its Board of Directors, effective immediately. He will serve as a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Strategy Committee of the Board. Rogers is Chairman of the board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States. Read more >>

Mentor Graphics promotes Simon Bloch to Vice President

25 April 2008
Simon BlochA Mentor Graphics employee since 2002, Simon Bloch (pictured) has accepted the role of Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Design and Synthesis division. In this role he will be based in the company’s San Jose office and will oversee all field programmable gate array (FPGA) and electronic system level (ESL) design and synthesis products. Read more >>