MANHASSET, N.Y. Fairchild Semiconductor named Ole-Petter Brusdal vice president of sales and marketing for Europe while Cypress Semiconductor Corp. appointed Jeff Osorio vice president of finance and administration, as electronic companies continued a minor wave of new executive hirings.
Ole-Petter, who has held various sales and marketing positions at Fairchild since joining the company in 1997, will direct all sales and marketing activities in Europe, reporting to Tom Beaver, executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. He will be based at Fairchild's Global Power Resource design center and sales office in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany.
Osorio will be responsible for the financial management of Cypress's corporate accounting, reporting to Manny Hernandez, chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration. Osorio was most recently vice president of finance operations at Silicon Graphics.
Earlier today, STATS ChipPAC Ltd. named Scott Jewler, a former Amkor executive, chief strategy officer. Last Friday, Synplicity Inc. named Gary Meyers, head of its worldwide sales organization, to be the company's president and chief operating officer.
The plan for the portable fuel-cell based system is for it to be tested at the Air Force Research Lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
"This science and technology initiative will equip the U. S. Air Force with an enhanced Battlefield Air Operations kit," Marzilli said. "The prototype also could have implications for multiple Department of Defense instruments and applications, including, among other candidate products, powering the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Cluster 5 family of handheld and embedded software-defined radios." Radios tend to drain great amounts of energy from fuel cells and batteries, he said.
General Dynamics could have a product utilizing features from the system in a year and a half, he said. The project could also lead to improvements to additional portable devices including night vision goggles, he said.
Another participant in the project is Itronix, which will deliver 10 prototype GoBook tablet computers. Itronix is a developer of wireless, rugged field computing systems ranging from handheld devices to tablet PCs.
General Dynamics C4 Systems is serving as a subcontractor to SRA International on the project.