AUGUST 22--Agilent Technologies Inc. (Palo Alto, CA; www.agilent.com) has named Young K. Sohn senior vice president and general manager of its semiconductor products group (SPG). Sohn was most recently the chairman and CEO of Oak Technology, a semiconductor company. He replaces Dick Chang, who will work with Agilent chairman, president, and CEO Ned Barnholt to identify and pursue new business opportunities for the company. Sohn will assume his responsibilities in early October. Prior to joining Oak Technology, Sohn spent seven years with Quantum Corporation, a data-storage solution products manufacturer.
Sohn received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in management science at MIT.
The SPG had revenues of $1.6 billion in FY2002. Its products include fiberoptic transceivers, high-speed integrated circuits, infrared transceivers, application-specific integrated circuits, optical image sensors, light-emitting diodes and optocouplers, and motion-control devices, among others.