Intel FoundationPAUL GRAY, executive vice chancellor and Provost Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, received the 2008 IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal for his work in analog integrated-circuit theory.

Alcatel-LucentGERARD J. FOSCHINI, a scientist and innovator at Bell Labs, has been awarded the 2008 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal. He was recognized for seminal contributions to the science and technology of multiple-antenna wireless communications.

Tahoe RF Semiconductor, Inc.HANS DROPMANN has been hired as vice president of marketing and business development; formerly a director and business manager of wireless products at Maxim Integrated Products.

Tyco Electronics Ltd.ROB SHADDOCK appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief technology officer; formerly senior vice president of Motorola's consumer products business.

QUALCOMM, Inc.DEREK ABERLE promoted to executive vice president and president of QUALCOMM Technology Licensing (QTL); formerly senior vice president and general manager within QTL.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.BRIAN FETZ, DisplayPort program manager for Agilent's Digital Test Division, has been elected to the Video Electronics Standards Association board of directors.

Giga-tronicsMALCOLM LEVYappointed vice president of sales and marketing; formerly executive vice president, sales and marketing with Racal Instruments.

QinetiQ North AmericaDONALD HAZELWOOD appointed vice president of unmanned systems at its Systems Engineering Group; formerly the project manager for the US Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Labtech MicrowaveSTEPHEN MELVIN has been appointed principal engineer to develop the company's MMIC offering; formerly senior design engineer for RFMD.

ProVision CommunicationsDAVID CW ROGERS joins the company as chairman; formerly Lucent EMEA chief executive officer.

Quantum Leap Packaging, Inc.BYOUNG LEE appointed chief financial officer; formerly chief financial officer/vice president special projects at REMEC Defense & Space.