Padmasree Warrior, corporate vice president of Motorola Inc., was appointed general manager of Thoughtbeam Inc. Thoughtbeam is a new wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola, launched to commercialize its compound semiconductor-on-silicon technology. Motorola also announced it has signed its first licensing agreement for production of gallium arsenide (GaAs)-on-silicon wafers with IQE Plc., which manufactures outsourced epitaxial wafers and services. . . . Ralph J. Cicerone, chancellor of the University of California at Irvine, has been elected to the board of Conexant Systems Inc. . . . Cambridge Display Technology has appointed Jeremy Burroughes as CTO. One of the original discoverers of the electroluminescent qualities of conjugated polymers, as CTO he will lead LEP technology strategy and development.