Padovani Receives 2009 IEEE Sumner Award ROBERTO PADOVANI, who developed and commercialized third-generation (3G) cellular communications networks incorporating code division multiple access (CDMA) technology, is being honored with the 2009 IEEE Eric. E. Sumner Award sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. Since the mid-1990s, Padovani has been chiefly responsible for defining and pursuing the evolution of CDMA technology into the 3G standards known as CDMA2000 1x and CDMA2000 Evolution-Data Optimized (EVDO).

Staccato CommunicationsAndreas Melder has been appointed Vice President of Marketing and Business Development; formerly Senior Vice President of Intellon Corp; also a founder of Microtune, Inc.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. JOSEPH G. THOMAS has been appointed Chief Executive Officer; formerly served as President.
Giga-tronics
WALT STRICKLER has been appointed Vice President of Business Development for Switching Solutions; formerly Director of Marketing for Bird Technologies Group.
ANADIGICS, Inc.
RUSS WAGNER has been appointed Vice President, Operations. He joined the company in September 2007 as General Manager of Fairchild Semiconductor's RF Power Group, which was acquired by ANADIGICS.
Microtune, Inc.
BARRY F. KOCH has been promoted to Executive Vice President; formerly served as Co-General Manager of the broadband business. Albert Taddiken, Chief Operating Officer, is resigning. He will report to the President and CEO, James A. Fontaine, in an advisory role until Sept. 1.
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products ServicesBARRY QUINLAN has been elected Director of Operations at the Littleton, MA test facility, serving a twoyear term on the Executive Council of the Telecommunication Certification Body Council (TBC); formerly managed certification, telecommunications at Curtis- Straus Laboratory.
Brendan Wood International
ROBERT J. STEVENS of Lockheed Martin and NICHOLAS D. CHABRAJA of General Dynamics are among the defense-industry CEOs that have received the TopGun designation as the world's best-performing CEOs. The criteria include the CEO's positioning and strategy, the depth of the management team, the CEO's accountability, and communication with investors.
D.B. Management Group LLC (DBMG)
DALE SMITH has joined the group in a strategic alliance. He has more than 30 years of experience managing PCB facilities with special knowledge of Flex and Rigid Flex technology.
Neutrik USA, Inc.
THOMAS CHUDYK has been appointed Distribution Manager; formerly Regional Sales Manager of Panasonic Industrial.
Rockwell Collins
BRENT VANWEY, Import Compliance Manager, has earned the Rockwell Collins 2009 Good Citizenship Award for his commitment to making a difference in the lives of families of children with cancer. The annual award is given to a Rockwell Collins employee who exemplifies the company's commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where it operates.