Cookson Electronics Elevates Paul Lotosky

Cookson Electronics has named Paul Lotosky global director-customer technical support. He will lead the coordination of the ALPHA(R) global customer technical support efforts as they relate to optimizing support for ALPHA(R customers and for the sales and new product development efforts. Cookson has 30 years of experience and understanding of the company's assembly electronics business. Lotosky is currently the chairman of the technical committee of the IPC Solder Products Value Council. He is also the chairman of the technical committee TC 44 SC12 (Soldering Specifications) representing the US for ISO.

HypresART EARL to director of strategic business development.

Kaben Wireless Silicon, Inc.XERXES WANIA to board of advisors; currently president and chief executive officer of Sidense Corp.

XilinxMOSHE GAVRIELOV to president and chief executive officer; formerly served as executive vice president and general manager of the verification division at Cadence Design Systems. Inc. Gavrielov succeeds Willem P. Roelandts who remains chairman of the board.

Tropos NetworksTOM AYERS to president and chief executive officer; formerly served as veteran sales executive. Ayers succeeds Ron Sege who will continue to serve as advisor to the company.

Northrop Grumman Corp.C. MICHAEL PETTERS elected corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding; formerly corporate vice president and president of Newport News. PHILIP A. TEEL elected corporate vice president and president of Mission Systems sector effective April 1. He is currently corporate vice president and president of Ship Systems at Newport News. He will succeed Jerry B. Agee who is retiring in August. Agee will continue as a member of Northrop Grumman's Corporate Policy Council on special assignment to Ronald D. Sugar who is Grumman's chairman and chief executive office until his retirement.

ANADIGICS, Inc.GILLES DELFASSY to board of directors; formerly retired senior vice president, worldwide wireless terminals business unit, Texas Instruments Inc.

LPKF Laser & ElectronicsCHRIS KORSON to business development manager for the plastic-welding and laser-direct structuring (LDS) product lines; formerly worked for Lanxess Corp.

Rohde & Schwarz, Inc. JACK COWPER to president and chief operating officer; he will retain the position of president of Rohde & Schwarz, Canada, which he has held since June 2007.

Inphi Corp.JOHN S. EDMUNDS to chief financial officer; formerly served as senior vice president and CFO at Trident Micro Systems.

The Phoenix Company of ChicagoGREGORY POLLACK promoted to corporate director of sales & marketing for Palco Connector, an affiliate company.

Meguro I2A Technologies (formerly IPAC)YUICHI MEGURO to process/ yield enhancement manager; formerly responsible for wire-bonding-related technical issues, process and yield improvement for NEC's product lines.