Phoenix, AZWhite Mountain Labs, a firm involved in the test and characterization of advanced technologies, was recently ranked by the Inc. 5000 index as the 2727th fastest-growing private company in the US. The Inc. 5000 is an extension of Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 list, but digs deeper to offer the most comprehensive look at the entrepreneurial engine driving the US economy.

Hong KongElcoteq SE, a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for the communications-technology industry, announced that Elcoteq Beijing was honored with two awards issued by Beijing governmental committees on July 17, 2007. The awards were given for the contribution that the company has made in fostering harmonious business practices as well as for accelerating development in the high-tech industrial park toward the industrial market.

Carlsbad, CAPalomar Technologies, a provider of precision automation equipment, process development, and assembly services for microelectronic assembly, announced that it has received the 2007 Advanced Packaging Award in the wire-bonding equipment category for the use of its Model 8000 ball bonder to emulate certain wedge bonding applications. Sponsored by Advanced Packaging magazine, the awards salute novel solutions, innovation, and technological advancements. Awards were presented during a ceremony on July 18, 2007, held in conjunction with SEMICON West, the semiconductor industry's preeminent trade show.

Mountain View, CAApproximately 2000 Fairchild Semiconductor alumni, known as Fairchildren, and their guests will gather at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley from October 4-6, 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fairchild's 1957 founding. Alumni volunteers, who have been planning events for the past two years, hope to alert the approximately 50,000 Fairchild alumni around the world who may not have heard about the Fairchild@50 celebration. Fairchildren can view event details, sign up as alumni, and order tickets online at www.fairchildat50.org.

St. Louis, MOLaird Technologies, Inc. has announced that Martin L. Rapp, CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award in the electronics category in the Central Midwest region.