FREMONT, Calif. -- Credence Systems Corp. here today announced that Graham Siddall, president and CEO of the automatic test equipment (ATE) supplier, has been elected chairman.
Siddall, who will remain the company's CEO, succeeds retiring chairman William G. Howard. Howard will continue to serve on the company's board.
In addition, Credence's chief operating officer (COO), Dave Ranhoff, expands his role to include the position of president.
In this role, Mr. Ranhoff will work closely with Siddall in order to achieve its goal in becoming the world's second largest non-DRAM ATE company, according to the Fremont-based ATE supplier.