Agilent Technologies Appoints Ron Nersesian Senior Vice President
Agilent Technologies has named Ron Nersesian senior vice president and general manager of the company's Electronic Measurement Group (EMG). Nersesian is currently vice president and general manager of EMG's Wireless Business Unit (WBU), Agilent's largest business unit with operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is based in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Tensilica Adds Mahesh Venkatraman as New VP of Marketing Vertical Segments
Tensilica has announced that Mahesh Venkatraman has joined Tensilica as vice president of marketing, vertical segments. In this new position, Venkatraman will report to company president and CEO, Jack Guedj, and is responsible for the marketing, strategic business development, and partnerships for audio, video, and baseband digital signal processing vertical segments.
Fairchild Semiconductor Appoints Randy Carson to Board of Directors
Fairchild Semiconductor has announced the appointment of Randy W. Carson to the company's board of directors. Carson has more than 35 years of experience in the power equipment and power distribution industries, most recently as chief executive officer of Eaton Corporation's Electrical business unit, which grew under Carson's leadership from a North American business of $2.2 billion to a major global enterprise with annual revenues of $7 billion. Earlier this year Carson announced his retirement from Eaton at the end of April 2009.
Management Change at NXP
NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, has announced that Marc de Jong, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Automotive and Identification Business Unit, has decided to leave NXP effective April 1, 2009. Marc has decided to rejoin Philips, where he spent over 20 years prior to joining NXP in 2005.
Yuasa appoints new regional manager for industrial division
Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) has announced the appointment of Tracy Branson as regional sales manager for its industrial division. She will primarily be responsible for the company's standby power application sales activity in the South West and Midlands and has a broad experience of the company's products and customers' requirements.
Gresham Appoints Alan Arnold as new Sales Manager
Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury based commercial and MIL power solutions specialist, has announced the appointment of Alan Arnold as their new Sales Manager for power supplies. Prior to this appointment Alan had been running a successful technical electronics consultancy for a number of years and had previously worked in both specialist and board-line electronic distribution. Where, in a technical sales role, he promoted components from blue-chip companies into major OEM accounts, achieving many major new design–in wins.
Board appointments mirror UK design prowess
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), the trade association representing the semiconductor industry in the UK and Ireland, has announced the appointment of two new board directors; Dr Hossein Yassaie, CEO of Imagination Technologies and Ivor Evans, VP of Product Engineering at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR).
picoChip appoints Toon as CEO
picoChip has announced it has appointed Nigel Toon to be the company's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of its Board, replacing Guillaume d'Eyssautier. Nigel joins picoChip from Icera, which he co-founded and where he was VP Sales and Marketing before heading the company's Phone Business Unit.
Renesas Technology changes in management team effective April 1, 2009
Renesas Technology Corp. has announced the following changes in its management team, to take effect on April 1, 2009. The new appointments are subject to approval of the general shareholders' meeting to be held before the end of March, 2009.
IAR Systems appoints Matthias Stumpf as MD for Central Europe
IAR Systems has announced that it has appointed Matthias Stumpf as Managing Director for Central Europe, with responsibility for all sales, marketing and operational activities in Central Europe. Stumpf's main role at IAR Systems is to establish a proven key account management and generate broader awareness of the company in Central Europe. He will also work to target the company's vertical markets in the automotive, industrial automation, telecom, consumer and medical sectors, developing new partnerships to provide innovative solutions and services to a wide range of customers.
KEMET promotes key European employees
KEMET has announced the promotion of two key Europe-based employees. Marc Kotelon and Richard Curley both have significant knowledge and experience in the capacitance sector of the passive components market and have been with KEMET for a number of years.
Ian Phillips receives microelectronics industry award
Professor Ian Phillips has been recognised by the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) for his major contribution to the UK semiconductor industry. The Contribution to Industry Award, sponsored by BERR, is one of eight annual Ivation Awards made by the NMI.
Phyworks names Priyan as Applications Engineering Manager
Phyworks has announced it has appointed Dave Priyan as Applications Engineering Manager to support the company's rapidly expanding range of high performance transceivers, transimpedance amplifiers and equaliser / retimer ICs.
Kibble to lead European sales at Artisan
Artisan Software Tools has announced the appointment of Peter Kibble as Vice President of Sales. As Artisan's newly appointed Vice President of Sales, Peter will be responsible for all of the company's direct sales activities in the UK, Germany and Italy.
Dialog strengthens management with appointment of Mark Tyndall
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of power management semiconductor solutions has announced a strengthening of its senior management team with the appointment of Mark Tyndall as Vice President - Business Development and Corporate Strategy.
Analog Devices Appoints New Regional Sales Directors For Northern And Central Europe
Analog Devices has announced the appointments of Shalini Palmer as Northern Europe Sales Director and Kevin Carlin as Central Europe Sales Director. Both appointments bring a wealth of experience into the European sales operation as Analog Devices looks to expand its coverage in the region to better support existing customers and partners, helping them meet their design and time to market requirements.
Innovative Silicon’s Jeff Lewis Named Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Innovative Silicon has announced the promotion of Jeff Lewis to the new position of senior vice president of marketing and business development. Lewis, a 20-year veteran in the semiconductor IP industry, has been instrumental in ISi's growth since joining in January 2006, initially as vice president of marketing and most recently as vice president of marketing and product operations. As senior vice president of marketing and business development, Lewis will be responsible for creating strategic engagements with major semiconductor manufacturers. He continues to report directly to Mark-Eric Jones, president and CEO of ISi.
AnalogicTech appoints Edward Lam as VP
AnalogicTech has announced that Edward Lam has joined the Company as its Vice President of Marketing and Engineering. Effective immediately, Mr. Lam will oversee global marketing and engineering operations, reporting directly to the President, CEO and CTO of AnalogicTech, Richard K. Williams.
Nu Horizons Electronics appoints Janos Boszormenyi asSales Manager for Hungary and Romania
Nu Horizons Electronics has continued its expansion in Europe with the appointment of a Sales Manager for Hungary and Romania. This follows the company's move into Eastern Europe earlier this year when it announced the opening of an office for the Polish and Czech territories. Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. is one of the top five publicly quoted distributors of semiconductors and power products in the world.
Innovative Silicon Names Michael Van Buskirk Senior VP
Innovative Silicon, Inc. (ISi), developer of the Z-RAM zero-capacitor floating body memory technology, today announced that renowned memory innovator and pioneer Michael Van Buskirk has joined the company as senior vice president of engineering and operations. He is charged with overseeing the continued development of the company's Z-RAM memory technology and deploying it to customer licensees. Van Buskirk directly reports to Mark-Eric Jones, president and CEO of ISi.
General Manager Boosts Management Team at Gresham
Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury based MIL and commercial power solutions specialist, has announced the appointment of Roger Diment to the position of General Manager. Roger comes to Gresham form Rolls Royce where he held a number of technical, commercial and logistics roles.
National Instruments appoints Robert Morton as UK & Ireland MD
National Instruments today announced the appointment of Robert Morton as UK & Ireland Managing Director. Rob is a fourteen-year National Instruments veteran, joining NI in the UK in 1994 after graduating with a first class degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester. Rob joined the NI Engineering Leadership Programme (ELP), the premier route for career development for engineers at NI. Engineers on the ELP spend two to three years developing product and technical knowledge, as well as leadership skills, to prepare them for successful careers at NI. Intensive on-the-job and class-based learning, plus exposure to all the departments in the company, ensure the ELP produces a steady flow of well-qualified engineers to fuel continuing company growth.
Tensilica Appoints Jack Guedj as New President and CEO
Expanding its executive team with the talented leadership required to take the company into its next phase of growth, Tensilica, Inc. today announced it has appointed Dr. Jack Guedj, Ph.D. as the company's president and chief executive officer (CEO). Guedj has extensive experience as a senior executive with a variety of fast-growing start-ups and high-profile semiconductor companies focused in high-performance communications and multimedia. He succeeds Dr. Chris Rowen, founder of Tensilica, who is now the company's chief technology officer (CTO), driving advanced processor technology and applications in close partnership with Tensilica's strategic customers. Rowen will continue to serve on the Tensilica board of directors.
First Female Field Sales Engineer for NI UK & Ireland
National Instruments UK & Ireland has recently promoted Sarah Brady to Field Sales Engineer for East Midlands and the North East. In her new role, Sarah, who now lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, will be the first point of contact for customers in the East Midlands and the North East, with responsibility for specifying systems and introducing National Instruments innovative hardware and software.
3M Touch Systems Appoints New Sales Manager for Spain and Portugal
3M today announced the expansion of its Touch Systems sales team in Europe with the appointment of Fernando Fandiño Oliver. As Sales Manager – Spain and Portugal, Fernando will be responsible for day-to-day account management of existing and prospective customers in the gaming, banking and finance, and industrial markets.
Finder expands with appointment of Sales Manager for South East England
Finder has announced the expansion of its UK sales team with the appointment of Stephen Annely as Area Sales Manager South East. In this new role Stephen will both manage existing customer accounts in South East England and develop new business within the area – via Finder's distributor network as well as by direct sales.
Rob Hill elected to Board of Directors of Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)
Murata Power Solutions' Rob Hill has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA). Rob has over 16 years experience in the power industry gained in a number of roles of increasing responsibility. He currently has a dual role at Murata Power Solutions as Vice President – Global Product Development, and Business Unit Lead for the Mansfield based Board Mount Power Product Range
Nu Horizons appoints Sales Manager for Poland and Czech Republic to fuel expansion
Nu Horizons Electronics has appointed Rafal Koper as Sales Manager for Poland and Czech Republic. The appointment represents entry into the Eastern European markets for Nu Horizons. In his new role, Koper will be responsible for Nu Horizons' sales operations in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Austin Hughes Europe appoints Richard Gray
Austin Hughes Europe has appointed Richard Gray to the new position of UK Sales Manager. Reporting to Martin Hennessey, European Managing Director, Richard will have overall responsibility for managing and further developing the company's UK distribution, VAR and OEM business channels for its comprehensive product portfolio of 19 Rack Mount LCD Monitors, Keyboard Drawers and KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) Switches for centralised server management solutions.
picoChip President and CEO appointed to Global Semiconductor Alliance Board of Directors
picoChip as announced that the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA – formerly the FSA – Fables Semiconductor Association) has appointed Guillaume d'Eyssautier, its President and CEO, to the GSA Board of Directors. In addition to his new role, Mr. d′Eyssautier will continue to serve on GSA's Europe, Middle East and Africa Leadership Council (EMEA).
Chomerics Europe appoints Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Chomerics Europe has appointed Tiberius Recean as Territory Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. From his base close to Munich, Tiberius will provide customers with both technical and commercial support for Chomerics' industry-leading range of EMI shielding and thermal management products. Key market sectors include automotive and telecoms, plus military and aerospace.
Esterel names Jim McElroy as VP of Corporate Marketing and Business Development
Esterel Technologies, the embedded software industry leader in Mission and Safety-Critical application development today announced that Jim McElroy, formerly the Senior Director of Channels and Business Development for the Modeling Solutions Product Division of Telelogic, has been named Vice-President of Corporate Marketing and Business Development.
International Rectifier Announces the Retirement of Founder and Chairman Eric Lidow
International Rectifier has announced that the Company's Founder and Chairman, Eric Lidow, will retire from his position as Chairman and as a member of the Board of Directors effective on May 1, 2008. Mr. Lidow had served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer until 1995, after which time he assumed the position of Chairman.
Murata appoints Stuart Criddle as Key Account Manager for Distribution
The latest addition to the Murata Electronics UK team is Stuart Criddle, who joins as Key Account Manager - Distribution.
Russell Irvine joins Hammond Electronics
Hammond Electronics has appointed Russell Irvine to the new position of European Account Manager. His primary focus will be on building deeper relationships with Hammond's extensive network of UK and European distributors.
Tony Denayer new CEO at CISSOID
Cissoid, the pioneer of Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) products, announced today the appointment of Tony Denayer as CEO and Director.
TTI appoints Thomas Rolle as VP Operations Europe
TTI, Inc has announced the appointment of Thomas Rolle to the new position of Vice President Operations – TTI Europe, a role which encompasses European Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution Capacity and Capabilities, Information and Quality Systems Management. Thomas Rolle will also take responsibility for Supply Chain Management and Business Solutions.
Medical specialist joins Anders Electronics as non-executive board director
Anders Electronics, the specialist designer and supplier of display solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bernard Lim as a non-executive board director. Lim has been in strategic and operational management as a senior executive across a broad range of organisations. His career in medical devices and electronics manufacturing, spanning 25 years, started at Vickers Medical, UK where he became technical manager and head of New Product Development.
Phyworks appoints Sam Mitani as Business Development Director
Phyworks has appointed Sam Mitani as Director of Business Development. Based in California, he will focus on applications for the company's market leading range of 10G electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) and clock data recovery (CDR) ICs.
Gerhard Angst Receives EDA Achievement Award
Concept Engineering has announced that Gerhard Angst, founder and CEO of Concept Engineering, and the entire engineering team have received the EDA Achievement Award 2007 from edacentrum for their achievements in electronic design automation (EDA) research and development.