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or ceramic. Key application areas in- clude RF, MEMS and vision, where air cavities are required. However, the company’s LCP has application far beyond this, solving many of the cost/ performance packaging challenges fac- ing industries such as automotive, food processing, medical and aerospace. For the medical imaging market, the com- pany offers photo-diode substrates and anti-scatter plate modules, although this is a minor portion of the compa- ny’s business.
The company is currently shipping limited production volume and has prototypes at numerous potential cus- tomers for evaluation. An Asian man- ufacturing strategy should be formalized by the end of Q1’05, and the company has recently added a Jap- anese representative to support busi- ness development efforts.
James LaCasse, CEO (previously pres- ident of Sumika Electronic Materi- als, the US electronic materials subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical and VP & GM for Global Business at Olin/Arch Chemicals)
Mike Zimmerman, Ph.D., Founder, CTO & President (Associate Profes- sor of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University. Previously a Con- sulting Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs.)
Martin Riegel, CFO & Treasurer/Sec- retary (previously CFO at Trebia)
Eric Leonard, VP of Sales (previously held sales management experience at ChipPac, Amkor and Dusan Equipment)
Donald Welling, Manager of Manufac- turing (previously held manufactur- ing and quality management positions at Lucent, Microtouch Systems and Lutron Electronics)
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Agere has appointed Dr. Hans- Joachim Dittloff as VP of engineer- ing for its Mobility division, which is a supplier of silicon and software for GPRS/EDGE and 3G wireless handsets. Dittloff previously was the COO of Infineon’s Secure Mobile Solutions Group and SVP, sales and marketing for Infineon’s Wireless Group. Luc Seraphin, VP, Mobility division. www.agere.com
Alliance has appointed Jeff Parsons as VP of Finance andAdministration and CFO, succeeding Ronald Shel- ton who is leaving. Parsons has served as the company’s Corporate Controller since August 2002 and previously was the Director of Fi- nance at Lara Networks. N.D. Red- dy, president and CEO. www. alsc.com
Ambric has appointed Mike Butts as VP of architecture and Kevin Ross as director of intellectual property. Butts comes to Ambric from a pro- grammable IC platform company that he co-founded. He previously worked at Mentor, Quickturn, Syn- opsys and Cadence, where he was a Cadence Fellow. Ross is a patent at- torney and was most recently a part- ner at Marger Johnson & McCollom.
Ambric is developing “a new type of programmable IC platform that will help electronics companies acceler- ate time to market for their products while also slashing chip development costs.” The company has raised $10.4 million in Series A funding. Jay Eisenlohr, president and CEO. www.ambric.com
AMI has launched its medical and wireless products unit, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The
unit will include resources gained through the recent acquisition of Dspfactory. Robert Tong, former CEO of Dspfactory, will assume the role of head of theAMIS medical and wireless products unit that will be an extension ofAMI’s integrated mixed- signal initiative. Mike Rice has been appointed to the newly created posi- tion of medical industry marketing and business development manager. Christine King, president and CEO. www.amis.com
Andigilog, has appointed Chris Lutes as CFO. Lutes was EVP and CFO for Silicon Valley Bank. Most recently, he was CFO at Ohana Wire- less. Bill Sheppard, CEO. www. andigilog.com
Brillian has appointed Bill Fox as SVP of Sales. Fox will work to se- cure relationships with OEMs and retailers for Brillian’s Gen II LCoS microdisplay-based 65” rear-projec- tion, high-definition televisions. Fox most recently was SVP and group GM of the A/V Sales Group for Sharp Electronics. Prior to that, he spent 23 years at Sony Electronics serving as SVP, Consumer Systems & Applications; overseeing market- ing for the Home Entertainment Products Division, and heading sales for both the Eastern and Western re- gions of the U.S. Vincent Sollitto, CEO and president. www. brilliancorp.com
Catalytic has named Roderick (Rod) O’Reilly as VP of sales. O’Reilly rejoins the EDA industry after a seven-year absence working in the enterprise test solutions mar- ket at Segue Software as VP of sales. Prior to Segue, O’Reilly worked for LightSpeed Semiconductor as a sales consultant. Before that, he was di- rector of sales for Ikos Systems and
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