Fawson Is Founder Of RF Connections

RUTH FAWSON has founded RF Connections in Tampa, FL. Fawson, the President and Founder of RF Connections, worked alongside some of the pioneers of the RF connector industry for more than 40 years and has extensive experience with RF connector and cable-assembly design. In fact, Fawson represented her former company's interests at military and industry connector meetings and spearheaded QPL programs as both a project manager and design engineer. RF Connections offers manufacturer representation at key military accounts. Technical consulting includes the creation and implementation of custom training modules, research reports applicable to the defense market, and technical design services. RF Connections is an independent woman-owned, small-business distributor of custom and hard-to-find microwave products.

Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. (EI)DR. MARK POLIKS was honored by the FlexTech Alliance with a FLEXI award. The FLEXI awards recognize significant accomplishments in research and development, product development, and leadership in education and training. Dr. Poliks, Director of Research and Development at EI and Technical Director of the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM), received the award for Technical Leadership and Excellence in Education in flexible electronics.

WavecomJASON COHENHOUR appointed to the board of directors as well as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors; DAVID MCLENNAN appointed to board of directors as well as Deputy Chief Executive Officer; JASON KRAUSE appointed to board of directors; DANIEL SCHIELER appointed to board of directors; and JAMES KIRKPATRICK appointed to board of directors. They are all employees of Sierra Wireless, Inc.

NXP SemiconductorsMARC DE JONG, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Automotive and Identification Business Unit, has decided to leave NXP effective April 1, 2009. He has decided to rejoin Philips, where he spent over 20 years prior to joining NXP in 2005.

SabritecROBERT FAKE appointed Western Regional Sales Manager; formerly Business Development Manager with a cable provider.

Electronic Interconnect Technology, Inc.PRATISH PATEL, President and CEO of Electronic Interconnect Technology, Inc., appointed Technical Director of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA).

IEEEE. JAMES (JIM) PRENDERGAST appointed new Executive Director; also will serve as Chief Operating Officer; formerly served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for DuPont Electronic and Communication Technologies.

ON Semiconductor Corp.DARYL OSTRANDER elected to Board of Directors. Ostrander formerly served as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Technology, Microprocessor Solutions Sector for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).