Mears Technologies Inc. of Waltham, Mass., a provider of advanced silicon processes and engineering services to semiconductor device manufacturers and contract foundries, today announced the appointment of Roger Bitter as the company's vice president of sales and business development. Bitter brings 27 years of international technology sales and management experience to Mears, where he will be responsible for the market development of its MST for CMOS process, which the company said increases transistor performance and reduces static power while maintaining compatibility with standard CMOS manufacturing equipment and processes. Bitter launched operations for a number of US and Japanese EDA (electronic design automation) firms, including Summit Design, Compass Japan, and Silicon Compiler Systems. He most recently served as CEO of Y Explorations Inc., a maker of EDA software. Before that, he held senior sales positions at technology companies Teseda, Xpedion Design Systems, Virage Logic and Magma Design Automation.