Sakurai Receives 2010 IEEE Award For Solid-State Circuits

TAKAYASU SAKURAI has been awarded the 2010 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits. The award, which is sponsored by the IEEE Solid- State Circuits Society, recognizes Sakurai for pioneering contributions to the design and modeling of high-speed and low-power complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) logic circuits. Sakurai was one of the earliest researchers to create effective power-efficient solutions to the challenge of designing CMOS logic circuits involving very-large-scale-integration (VLSI) circuit design. The models that he developed over 20 years ago are still being used by designers today. Sakurai is currently a professor with the University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science.

AZ Electronic MaterialsGEOFF WILD has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds THOMAS VON KRANNICHFELDT, who will retire as CEO but remain on the board of the company. Wild will be based in Hong Kong. He was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascade Microtech.

Conexant Systems, Inc.PHILLIP E. POMPA has joined the company in the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Product Marketing. Pompa joined Conexant from Rational Semiconductor, where he was Co-Founder and served as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Herley Industries, Inc.JOHN A. THONET has succeeded DAVID M. LIEBERMAN as Chairman of the Board. Thonet has been a director of the company since 1991 and served as secretary as well. Thonet is the President of Thonet Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that he founded in 1980. Lieberman was appointed to the company's board of directors on July 22, 2009 and elected as an Executive Officer of the company, serving in the capacity as Chairman of the Board. Lieberman provided services to the company for over 35 years and has transitioned back as counsel to the company. In addition to these changes, MICHAEL N. POCALYKO has been elected to the board of directors as a Class II Director to serve until 2011. Pocalyko is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Monticello Capital in Chantilly, VA.

Sunrise Micro Devices, Inc.DR. ED CALLAWAY, the company's Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to wireless sensor networks and low-power design techniques for communications devices and systems. Callaway holds 43 issued US patents and has written several books, book chapters, and technical papers.

MI Technologies JEFFREY FORDHAM has been named Vice President of the Near-Field Systems and Products Business Area. He formerly held executive-management positions in engineering, sales, applications engineering, and marketing within the company. In addition, MALCOLM WARREN has been appointed International Sales Director. Warren was most recently the Managing Director for Asia for ViaSat in Atlanta.

MasTec, Inc.RAY HARRIS has been appointed President. He brings over 30 years of experience in the utility and energy industries. Harris most recently served as President and CEO of Mesa Power.