More opportunities and more ideas was the theme for Strid, who said the lifetime achievement award was an honor. Strid holds a BS in electrical engineering from MIT and an MS in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkley. Prior to founding Cascade in 1984, Strid designed and evaluated high frequency gallium arsenide ICs at Tektronix. Gleason was senior physicist at Tektronix before founding Cascade with Strid. He holds BS in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and spent 11 years with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
(June 23, 2006) SAN JOSE, CA — North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $1.65B in orders in May 2006 with a book-to-bill ratio of 1.12, according to SEMI’s May 2006 Book-to-Bill Report. Average worldwide bookings in May 2006 equaled $1.65B, up three percent from last month and 62% from May 2005. The three-month billings average was $1.48B. The billings figure hits three percent higher than April 2006 and over 22% above the $1.21B average from May last year.