Raytheon Co. has appointed Biggs C. Porter as vice president and corporate controller, effective May 21. Formerly the corporate controller for TXU Corp., Biggs succeeds Edward Pliner, who was appointed a senior vice president and CFO of Raytheon in December. . . . TRONIC'S Microsystems, a developer of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for high-end applications, announced it has opened a new MEMS production facility in Crolles, France. A new cleanroom is expected to be completed by July and capable of full-volume production by the end of the year. The announcement follows the company's second round of financing and the appointment of TRONIC'S Microsystems new CEO, Peter Pfluger. . . . Bromont, Quebec-based DALSA Semiconductor has joined The MEMS Industry Group (MIG), a trade association representing the MEMS and microstructures industries. Cleopatra Cabuz, director of global technology for Honeywell's sensors lab, has been named executive director of MIG. She will retain her position at Honeywell.
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