Moorthy Promoted To Microchip Technology COO

GANESH MOORTHY has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer by the board of Microchip Technology, Inc. Moorthy started his business career at Intel Corp. in 1981 and worked there for 19 years, rising through varous engineering and management positions. He joined Microchip in 2001 as Vice President of the Advanced Microcontroller & Automotive Division and expanded his role in 2006 to become Executive Vice President of the company. Moorthy received a BS in physics from the University of Mumbai in 1979, a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 1981, and an MBA in marketing from National University in 1987. "Ganesh has taken on increasing levels of responsibility in recent years and he will play an increasingly larger role in helping me run the entire company, including strategic planning, annual operating plans, operations management, and investor relations activities," says Steve Sanghi, Microchip's President and CEO.

Tanner EDA—GREG LEBSACK has joined Tanner EDA as President; formerly CEO of ASP Global Services in Chatsworth, CA.

Souderton, PAJIM MAGINN has been appointed President of AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation; formerly Senior Vice President/ Chief Executive Officer.

Kaben Wireless Silicon, Inc.—TOM WILLEY has been appointed to the company's board of advisors. Currently, he is a Managing Partner at TWP.

QUALCOMM, Inc.—DR. YOUNG KOO CHA has been named the new Senior Vice President of QUALCOMM and President of QUALCOMM Korea; currently a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute for Peace at the Kyung Hee University in Korea. Cha replaces Dr. Sung Woo Kim, who is retiring from his position as Senior Vice President of QUALCOMM and President of QUALCOMM Korea.

The University of Central Florida— Has conferred an honorary doctoral degree on HOWARD L. LANCE, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Harris Corporation, in recognition of his industry leadership, commitment to higher education, and significant professional and personal accomplishments.

TRAK Microwave Corp.KEITH MORRISON has been named as Director, Business Development for Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMA); formerly Business Development Manager with Avnet, Inc.

LBA Technology, Inc.PAULO FERNANDES joins the international staff as Account Executive for Test Instrument Sales. He has worked in the telecommunications market since 2002.