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a former Director of Sales for Af- fymetrix and Executive Sales Ac- count Manager with Applied Biosystems. Quantum Dot’s Qdot nanocrystals enable bio-detection in discovery and clinical applications. QDC will soon be launching its first integrated instrumentation, software and bio-reagents platform, the Mo- saic system, for rapid and quantita- tive multiplexed gene expression analysis. The Mosaic System is a mid-throughput gene expression as- say system with the potential to ana- lyze hundreds of genes per sample. George Dunbar, CEO. www. qdots.com

RF Monolithics has appointed Jo- seph Andrulis as VP of Marketing. Andrulis previously served as CEO and president of TelOptica, where he originally was VP of Marketing. He also served as VP of Strategic Mar- keting for Blue Wave Systems. Dav- id Kirk, president and CEO. www.rfm.com

growth and prospects for the com- pany. Doug McBurnie has been named interim president and CEO until a successor is determined. www.sipex.com

Synopsys has appointed Jay Green- berg as SVP of Marketing. Green- berg previously was the founder and president of Green Mountain Solu- tions, delivering strategy, marketing, business process improvement and organizational development consult- ing. Prior to that, he was VP of Stra- tegic Marketing and Business Development at TSMC. Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO. www. synopsys.com

TransChip has appointed Amir Harel as VP of Finance and CFO. Harel previously served as VP & CFO at Tower Semiconductor. Tran- sChip’s two-megapixel (UXGA) CMOS camera module, the TC7030, a fully programmable camera solu- tion for camera phones, is expected to begin mass production in Q2’05. Dr. Viktor Ariel, CEO. www. transchip.com

ly CFO of Summit Microelectronics and Elantec. Michael Farese, Ph.D., CEO and President. www.wj.com

X-EMI, a fabless chip company fo- cused on EMI reduction, has appoint- ed Randy Seale as VP of Sales. Seale has over 25 years of semicon- ductor sales experience that includes positions at Philips Semi, Cypress, Toshiba and Vitesse. X-EMI is cur- rently working with several major manufacturers and technology ven- dors, all of which could be sales channels for its products. Current Round A investors include Novus Ventures, WaypointVentures and In- terwest Partners. Larry Woodson, president and CEO. www.x-emi.com

ZMD has appointed David Sanchez as Distribution Sales and Marketing Manager for the North American standard products (ASSP) business unit. Frank Cooper, president of ZMD America. Sanchez previously was an account manager at Insight Electronics. www.zmd.biz

Funding & IPOs

SIGMA-C GmbH, a provider of ap- plied-simulation software for the semiconductor industry and photo- mask makers, has appointed Thomas Blaesi as VP of marketing and busi- ness development, and GM for SIG- MA-C’s U.S. subsidiary. Blaesi previously was VP of marketing and business development for Pact XPP Technologies and VP of marketing and business development and SVP and GM for design services at Sili- con Design Systems. Dr. Christian Kalus, president and CEO. www. sigma-c.com

Sipex’s president and CEO, Walid Maghribi, has resigned because of disagreements with the Board over

Virtutech, a provider of full system simulation technology for supporting electronic systems development, has secured $2.3 million from Telos Ven- ture Partners, to close its Series A funding round at $8 million. Exist- ing major investors include Vision Capital and InnovationsKapital. Vir- tutech recently appointed Bjorn Jo- hansson as VP of engineering; Dr. Paul McLellan, as VP of marketing; and Dale Rossi as VP of channels & business development. Peter Mag-

nusson, founder www.virtutech.com



WJ Communications has appoint- ed Ephraim Kwok as SVP and CFO. Most recently, Kwok previous-

Alchip, a fabless ASIC/SoC provid- er, has secured an additional $10 million in Series C funding, bring- ing the total investment in the com- pany to $14.5 million. The round included new investors Softbank Asia Infrastructure Fund (lead) and Cisco as well as previous investors Investar Capital, Acer Technology Ventures and C Squared Venture Capital. Kinying Kwan, Chairman, President and CEO. www. alchip.com

Cascade Microtech (Nasdaq: CSCD) has priced its IPO of 5.3 mil- lion shares of its common stock at $14.00 per share. Of these shares, the company will issue 3.3 million

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