FOX ELECTRONICSHas named Ross O. Weiss Vice President North America Sales, coinciding with the introduction of Fox Electronics Canada. Weiss previously worked for the John G. Weiss Company as a Canadian electronic-component manufacturer representative. For the past 25 years, he was the company's President and majority shareholder.

GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR ALLIANCE (GSA) Has named Sandro Grigolli European/Middle-East/Africa (EMEA) Executive Director. In addition, the GSA has tapped Ralph Schmitt, President and Chief Executive Officer of PLX Technology, as its new Chairman. And Matt Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer of Semitech Semiconductor Pte Ltd., has been appointed Vice Chairman of the GSA's Emerging Company CEO Council.

INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIEs (IMT)Has appointed Stuart Harvey International Sales Director and James Hyman Vice President, North America Broadcast Sales and IMT Sales Support. Harvey, who will oversee the company's European regional office, spent the past three years as Divisional Director for Synetics Surveillance Technology in the UK. Hyman has served in a number of management roles at IMTmost recently as the leader of the global sales-support organization.

MIMOONHas announced the appointments of Dr. Hermann Eul and Dr. Peter Meissner to mimoOn's advisory board. Eul was recently named President of the newly formed Intel Mobile Communications GmbH, while Meissner currently serves as Operating Officer and board member of the NGMN Alliance.

LOCKHEED MARTINHas announced the promotions of two executives within its communications organization. Jennifer M. Whitlow, who is now serving as Director of the corporation's Global Community Outreach organization, will become Vice President of Worldwide Media Relations. In addition, Anne Marie Squeo, who currently leads communications for the company's Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) unit, will become Vice President of Communications for the Electronic Systems business area.

L-COM, INC.Marie Walling has been named Director of USA Sales. Walling has more than 20 years of experience in the electronics/interconnect industry, having previously held a variety of sales and marketing management positions at Tyco Electronics.

X-FAB SILICON FOUNDRiES GROUPHas announced the appointment of Rudi De Winter as Co-CEO and a member of the company's board of directors. A 25-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, De Winter served the last 14 years as CEO and Co-CEO of Melexis.

NORTHROP GRUMMANHas announced the appointment of Helen Pickup as General Manager of Northrop Grumman Italia (NGI), the company's navigation systems subsidiary based in Pomezia, Italy. Most recently, Pickup served as Director of Inertial Measurement Unit/Inertial Reference Unit programs at Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division based in Woodland Hills, CA.

WEST WiRELESS HEALTH INSTITUTE (WWHI) Has announced the appointment of Ed Cantwell as Senior Vice President. Most recently, Cantwell served as Director of 3M Corp.'s Wireless Business Unit and Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of InnerWireless, which he founded in 2000.

VALPEY FISHER CORP.Has announced the addition of Malcolm J. Lomer as Europe and Middle East Business Development Manager. Lomer, who is based out of the United Kingdom, most recently served as Product Marketing Manager for GNSS RF IC products at SiGe Semiconductor (Europe) Ltd.