Syntricity Names CEO

Syntricity Inc., a publisher of yield management software for the semiconductor industry, reported Wednesday that it has promoted Steven Griffith to president and chief executive officer. Griffith, the San Diego-based company noted, had previously served as its chief operating officer and chief technology officer. He succeeds A.C. D'Augustine, who will remain as chairman of Syntricity's board\. Prior to co-founding Syntricity in 1997, the company said, Griffith worked for Rockwell Corp., Brooktree Corp. and Unisys. Syntricity is a privately held company. Its backers include GKM Ventures, KLM Capital Management, Osprey Ventures, Palomar Ventures and Windward Ventures.