Irvine, Calif., August 5, 2003 — Dwight Streit, vice president of microelectronics technology at Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Space Technology sector, was named chair of the UC Irvine Engineering Advisory Board effective June 30, 2003.
The Engineering Advisory Board, comprised primarily of Orange County technology companies including Conexant Systems, Emulex and Broadcom, provides strategic oversight and support to The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Streit will head the board for the next two fiscal years.
"Under Dwight's leadership, we intend to forge stronger alliances with companies outside of Orange County and with the aerospace industry in particular," said Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, dean of the Samueli School.
Streit succeeds Henry Samueli, co-founder and chief technology officer of Broadcom, who has headed the board since 1999.
Streit, a resident of Seal Beach, joined Northrop Grumman in 2002 via its acquisition of TRW, Inc. The 16-year company veteran formerly was president of Velocium, a Space Technology business unit that manufactures high-performance semiconductors for fiber optic and wireless communication systems.
Streit has published more than 300 technical papers and has some 25 patents issued or pending. While with TRW, he received the Chairman's Award for Innovation six times and the Distinguished Patent Award five times, setting company records. He was elected into the National Academy of Engineering in 2001 for contributions in the area of heterojunction transistors and circuits.
About The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering numbers nearly 3,000 students and 90 faculty in five departments: biomedical engineering, chemical engineering and materials science, civil and environmental engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, and mechanical and aerospace engineering. The school also is home to numerous research centers, including the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing, National Fuel Cell Research Center and Center for Biomedical Engineering. It is a major participant in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. For more information, visit www.eng.uci.edu.
About Northrop Grumman Space Technology
Northrop Grumman Space Technology develops a broad range of systems at the leading edge of space, defense and electronics technology. Based in Redondo Beach, Calif., the sector creates products for U.S. government, commercial and international customers that contribute significantly to the nation's security and leadership in science and technology. More than 8,600 employees work at 30 sites worldwide.