GigOptix Inc.: Lake Qin is the new director of sales/China for the supplier of advanced semiconductor and optical communications components. Based in Shenzhen, he will be responsible for increasing sales revenue in China for all GigOptix product lines.  Prior to joining GigOptix, Qin was a sales account manager at Semtech Corporation, also in Shenzhen.
 
The Cable TV Pioneers Organization: The Class of 2013 will be inducted June 9 at a dinner in Washington, D.C. This year’s inductees include:
 
>> Diane Blackwood, Time Warner; Sean Bratches, ESPN; John R. Christopher, Comcast; Timothy D. Cooke, Times Fiber Communications Inc.; Ron Coppock, ARRIS Group; J. Keith Davidson, New Wave Communications; Robert J. Greiner III, 4th Wave Technologies LLC;
 
>> Mike L. LaJoie, Time Warner Cable; Kim Martin, WE-TV; Fred McSweeney, RCH Cable; Stephen Pagano, Time Warner Cable (retired); Mark J. Palchick, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice; Robert St. J Roper, The Unlaw Firm;   
 
>> Robert J. Schaeffer, Technology Planners; Ellen Schned, Blackbelt Tv; Michael Schooler, NCTA; Tony S. Swain, Buford Satellite Systems; William Leslie Thomas, Rovi Corporation; and John Michael Zamoiski, Bottle Rocket Marketing Group llc.

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