Goal Semiconductor Inc. announced the appointment of Benoit Amar as business development manager. Amar joins Goal Semiconductor Inc., from Focam Technologies Inc. where he held the position of president for eight years. Colorado MicroDisplay, a developer of high-resolution, full-color microdisplay solutions, named John Metcalf chief financial officer. Metcalf joins CMD after serving in a number of high-level financial and operations positions with technology companies, providing him with the experience to direct the next stage of Colorado MicroDisplay's growth. Blue Sky Research, a privately held developer and manufacturer of optical network components, announced the preliminary release of the company's Programmable ITU Laser for DWDM-based optical networks.