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worked for startupAutomated Imag- es. Catalytic has begun shipping its DeltaFX (formerly named Fixed- Point DSP Studio), software that speeds floating-point to fixed-point conversions for users of MATLAB, implementing systems using C or RTL. Randy Allen, founder and CEO. www.catalyticinc.com
Centrality Communications has appointed Rob Baxter as President and CEO. Baxter previously served as CEO of Xan3D Technologies (for- merly Xanoptix). Before that, he served as SVP and Member of Of- fice of the President at Chartered and held VP and GM positions in Europe, USA and Asia at Motorola. Dr. Chi- Shin Wang will continue at Central- ity in the role of CTO. www. centralitycomm.com
Enpirion has appointed Robert Rumbaugh as VP of Engineering. Rumbaugh previously served as Di- rector of Design Operations and then Director of Product and Test in Free- scale (formerly Motorola SPS) Ra- dio Products division. Mark Downing, CEO. www.enpirion.com
eSilicon has launched eSilicon K.K. Japan and has appointed Kunio Kimeda as president of eSilicon K.K. Japan. Hitachi Information Technology will provide design ser- vices to eSilicon’s customers. Jack Harding, chairman, president and CEO. www.eSilicon.com
FlipChip has appointed Jay Grov- er as VP of Operations for its semi- conductor wafer scale packaging and bumping business in Phoenix, Ari- zona. Grover will report to Bob Forc- ier, president and CEO. Grover most
recently served as president of Neltec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Park Electrochemical. Bruce Bowers, the previousVP Operations, has accepted the SVP of Strategic Development for FlipChip also re- porting to Forcier. www.flipchip.com
Fujitsu Microelectronics America has promoted Keith Horn from VP of marketing to SVP of marketing and sales. Ray Abrishami, who has served as senior director of SoC en- gineering, now also assumes respon- sibility for FMA’s marketing organization and reports to Horn. Ken Iida, president and CEO of FMA. www.us.fujitsu.com/micro
Infineon is simplifying its organiza- tion to create shorter and faster deci- sion paths across the entire company, a stronger customer orientation, as well as greater efficiency and flexi- bility. Business responsibilities on the Managing Board will be reallo- cated, with one Managing Board member presiding over each of the now three business groups.
Mobile and wireline communica- tions will be combined in the new Communication business group to reflect market developments. The se- curity and chip card activities will be integrated into the extended business group Automotive, Industrial and Multi-Market.
Alongside Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, president and CEO, and CFO Peter Fischl, the three board members Pe- ter Bauer, Kin Wah Loh and Dr. An- dreas von Zitzewitz will assume direct entrepreneurial responsibility for one business group each.
The Automotive, Industrial and Multi-Market business group will be headed by Peter Bauer, formerly responsible for Sales and Marketing.
Dr. Reinhard Ploss will head up operative business in this group and Gerhard Henschel will be respon- sible for finances.
Kin Wah Loh, previously president and Managing Director of Infineon Asia Pacific and appointed to the Managing Board in December 2004, will be responsible for the new Com- munication business group. Profes- sor Dr. Hermann Eul will be head of technology in this segment and finances will be in the hands of Pe- ter Gruber.
Dr. Andreas von Zitzewitz, essen- tially responsible for operations un- til now, will be in charge of the Memory Products business group and will be supported by Thomas Seifert as head of business units and Dr. Michael Majerus as head of fi- nances.
Tony Ng will take over the position as president and Managing Director of InfineonAsia Pacific. Dr.Andreas von Zitzewitz will also remain re- sponsible for the central function ‘manufacturing strategy’ and Peter Bauer for central sales functions. The previously centralized sales organi- zation will now be dedicated to the three business groups Automotive, Industrial and Multi-Market, Com- munication and Memory Products. www.infineon.com
Inovys, a provider of structural test systems for SOCs, has appointed Colin Ritchie as VP of marketing. Ritchie previously managed Investor Relations at Credence and NPTest, helping NPTest through the spin-off from Schlumberger, IPO in 2003, and subsequent sale to Credence in 2004. Paul Sakamoto, CEO. www. inovys.com
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