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Conexant gains new senior vice president of product marketing

12 January 2010
Phillip E. Pompa Conexant Systems has announced that Phillip E. Pompa has joined the company as senior vice president of product marketing. Pompa will lead Conexant's worldwide marketing campaign to gain shares in all targeted segments and work closely with Conexant's sales and engineering teams to define differentiated new products. He will report directly to Christian Scherp, Conexant's co-president. Read more >>

Intevac welcomes Luke Marusiak back as executive VP of emerging equipment

07 January 2010
Intevac has announced that Luke Marusiak will re-join the company as executive vice president of emerging equipment, where he will be responsible for Intevac's solar and semiconductor businesses. Marusiak has previously served as the company's CEO and COO. Read more >>

TIā??s Shaunna Black joins Dongbu HiTek as Senior VP of Manufacturing Operations

06 January 2010
Korean-based foundry, Dongbu HiTek has lured veteran Texas Instruments facilities expert and former VP of Worldwide Facilities, Shaunna Black to become its newly appointed Senior VP of Manufacturing Operations. Dongbu HiTek noted that the move was to strengthen its manufacturing core competency and reinforce its competitiveness in the analog IC foundry space. She will be responsible for directing its two existing 200mm wafer fabs, as well as its facilities, ESH, and test operations. Read more >>

MKS Instruments names new COO, VP and CFO

06 January 2010
MKS Instruments has made several changes in management including the promotion of Gerald G. Colella to chief operating officer and Seth H. Bagshaw to vice president and chief financial officer. Both will report to Leo Berlinghieri, company chief executive officer and president. Read more >>

Teknek promotes area sales manager to European sales manager

05 January 2010
Douglas GrayDouglas Gray, who has been the area sales manager at Teknek for the past four years, has been promoted to European sales manager. The position's predecessor, David Westwood, has now taken on the position of general manager, Teknek USA at the company's new sales and fulfilment facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more >>

Rudolph Technologies announces director of global process control software sales

18 December 2009

Tony Mullins, Rudolph TechnologiesRudolph Technologies announced Wednesday that Tony Mullins will take up the role of director of global process control software sales immediately.

Mayson Brooks, Rudolph's vice president of global sales, believes that Mullins' experience will help him in the new position. "Tony brings a wealth of process control know-how to Rudolph," said Brooks.

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Samsung shuffles senior management: former chairmanā??s son gets new post

15 December 2009
Jay Y. LeeA new post of Chief Operating Officer has been created within Samsung Electronics for Jay Y. Lee, son of former Chairman Lee Kun-hee as part of a second management reshuffle in less than a year. Geesung Choi is its new CEO, while Ju-Hwa Yoon is appointed Chief Financial Officer. Yoon-woo Lee, currently Vice Chairman and CEO, continues only as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Read more >>

VLSI Research appoints new vice president

10 December 2009

Risto PuhakkaVLSI Research has named Michael A. Martinez to the newly created position of vice president. Reporting to VLSI's President Risto Puhakka, Martinez will use his new position to expand the company's sales and marketing operations and infrastructure. His responsibilities will include the sales and marketing of VLSI's main research products and services on weSRCH, the organisation's online discussion board for professionals in the industries of medicine, high technology and green technologies.

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New member to serve on Board of Directors for Applied Materials

09 December 2009
Applied Materials LogoSusan M. James has been elected to serve on Applied Materials' Board of Directors as a member of the Audit Committee. A former partner at Ernst & Young, she once served as partner-in-charge of the audit work for companies such as Sun Microsystems, Intel Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Autodesk and Amazon.com. After joining Ernst & Young in 1975, James became a partner in 1987 and served on Ernst & Young Americas Executive Board of Directors from January 2002 through June 2006. Read more >>

STMicroelectronics adjusts regional structure in Asia

03 December 2009
François GuibertSTMicroelectronics has announced plans to improve the effectiveness of its marketing and sales structure by merging regions in Asian into two categories: Greater China & South Asia and Japan & Korea. Effective from January 1, 2010, the change will also call for a restructuring in management within the regions. Read more >>