SOURCE: Rockwell Scientific Co

March 21, 2006 09:00 ET

Rockwell Scientific Awards Its Employees and Partners for Outstanding Performance

Awards Showcase the Diverse Talents of High-Technology Company Success

THOUSAND OAKS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2006 -- Rockwell Scientific Company, LLC (RSC) hosted its annual Recognition Awards on March 2, 2006, to honor employees and business partners for their superior service and dedication to the company and its customers in 2005. "The employees and business partners are the driving force that has kept RSC at the frontiers of technology for over four decades. They rise above the call of duty everyday, and its important that we honor their contributions," said Derek Cheung, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwell Scientific.

The RSC awards and recipients include:

Technologist of the Year (Lee Atwood Award): Myung-Jun Choe

Dr. Myung-Jun Choe is the driving technical force behind the emergence of Mixed Signal Products (MSP). His promotion of a methodical design approach has resulted in the development of chips that provide a performance advantage and that can be produced with the yield and reliability necessary for high-margin products. Sixteen products are currently available from RSC inventory, with seven more in work that will be available over the next year. Dr. Choe has either designed or overseen the design of all of them. He has played a key role in defining the product roadmap critical to the success of MSP and has developed a sterling reputation with RSC's strategic customers and with DARPA for the design of mixed-signal ICs.

Team of the Year: Dual Band Focal Plane Array Manufacturing (DBFM)

The Dual Band FPA is viewed by the ARMY as their next generation tactical sensor. RSC is one of two contractors currently bringing this technology to maturity through a manufacturing technology contract. The DBFM team has exceeded the contract metrics in each of the first three phases. They have demonstrated an industry first by the insertion of a dual band imaging sensor into an operational military system. The DBFM team was invited to participate in an accelerated follow-on program, the 3rd Gen FLIR camera program, which is the gateway to tactical sensor production programs for a multitude of ground and airborne platforms, and positions RSC's Imaging Division into this high growth tactical sensor business area.

Operations Excellence: Marilyn Erwin

Marilyn Erwin, Manager of RSC's Contracts & Pricing department, consistently demonstrates her organizational skills having seamlessly integrated Contracts and Pricing (C&P) activities across the company. Erwin's team building skill has resulted in C&P becoming fully integrated as a significant contributing member of our program capture and execution teams. She has led several process improvement thrusts including the Bid and Proposal system and the Contract Deliverable Tracking Database, and has made significant improvements to RSC's export compliance processes.

Technology Partner of the Year: Simon-Kaloi Engineering (SKE)

Simon-Kaloi Engineering (SKE) has provided many years of valuable partnership, timely support, and high quality contributions to RSC's development of dual frequency liquid crystal electrooptical devices. In FY05, SKE complemented and added significant value to RSC capabilities by developing and delivering advanced control electronics for some of our most critical programs. SKE is an exemplary and dedicated supplier and partner, always performing as promised and willing to go the extra mile to provide real value to RSC electrooptical programs.

Special Recognition Award: Professor Herb Kroemer

A special award is made to Professor Herbert Kroemer, recognizing his outstanding contribution to the long and successful history at RSC of advancing III-V compound semiconductor technology. Prof. Kroemer has been a regular consultant to RSC since 1978, and has made numerous contributions in the development of GaAs-based MESFET and Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor technologies (HBT), InP-based HEMT and HBT technology, GaN-based HEMT, and Antimony-based HEMT technology. Prof. Kroemer is a world-renowned semiconductor physicist at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and is a Nobel Prize laureate in Physics for his seminal work on hetero-junction physics and its impact on the semiconductor laser.

About Rockwell Scientific Company

Rockwell Scientific Company, LLC, based in Thousand Oaks, CA, is an independent, privately owned high-technology enterprise with unique technical strengths in imaging sensors, electronics, materials, and information sciences. Its range of activities includes performing research services for the U.S. Government and private sector companies, as well as the manufacturing and sale of high-value products and licensing the technologies related to it R&D efforts.

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