Friday, January 16, 2009
Mindspeed Loses Board Member To Obama
Newport Beach-based Mindspeed, a manufacturer of networking semiconductors, said Friday afternoon that Donald H. Gips has resigned from the company's board of directors. Gips leaves following his appointment by President-elect Obama to the position of White House Director of Presidential Personnel. Gips has been on Mindspeed's board since 2004, and was most recently Vice President of Global Corporate Development for Level 3.

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WebVisible Taps Search Engine Expert As Marketing Head
Irvine-based WebVisible, which helps local advertisers place online ads, said Thursday that it has named Kevin M. Ryan as the firm's Chief Marketing Officer. Ryan joins the firm from Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies, where he was global content director, and a well known commenter on the search engine industry. Ryan is relocating New York to join WebVisibile. According to the firm, Ryan will oversee corporate marketing, public relations and creative services, along with managing (More info...)

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Recent Insights & Opinions: Web traffic, trouble in Venture Capital, and more
Visitors to our web site are most likely familiar with our Insights and Opinions section, where we share advice, opinions, insights, and more from our readers. The latest contributions:

Docstoc's Jason Nazar gives a primer on The 7 Ways to Get Traffic On The Web.

Frank Peters, of the Frank Peters Show, talks with Clearstone Ventures' Jim Armstrong about Trouble in Venture Capital.

Mixergy's Andrew Warner--who organizes the Lunch 2.0 events in Los Angeles and Orange County--talks with th (More info...)

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AWR Gets Win With Anritsu
El Segundo-based AWR, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) software for high-frequency circuit designs, said late Thursday that it has scored a win with Anritsu Company, a developer of test and measurement products. According to AWR, Anritsu will include AWR's software as part of a new microwave test and measurement devices. AWR's software will be included as "AWR Connected for Anritsu" and integrated into Anritsu's VectorStar MS4640A firmware. Financial details of the win were not (More info...)

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Cymer Lays Off 100, Makes Across The Board Pay Cuts
San Diego-based Cymer, a developer of light sources used for semiconductor manufacturing, said late Thursday that the firm has laid off 100 people, or 10 percent of its personnel. The firm said that the move was because business conditions in the firm's industry have "further deteriorated" and demand has dropped for its products. Cymer announced the move in conjunction with reduced earnings estimates for Q4 2008. Cymer said it now expects its fourth quarter revenue to be approximately $100M, dow (More info...)

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