Fawaz's background is in the cable and telecommunications industry, where his job title was chief technology officer.
And if you want to catch up on the Nest drama, Ars Technica has a good piece detailing what happened.
Pentagon outsources its chip supply
The U.S. Department of Defense has signed a seven-year contract with Abu Dhabi-based Globalfoundries Inc. to supply microchips used in U.S. spy satellites, missiles and combat jets, according to the Wall Street Journal.
International Business Machines Corp. had been a near-monopoly supplier of chips to the Pentagon for a decade, the Journal reports, and paid Globalfoundries last year to take over its chip plants.
Diversifying tech through "Code Start"
Over the weekend NPR aired an interesting story about an Atlanta program called Code Start that teaches low-income students - who are predominantly African-American - how to code.
The free, year-long training program is for anyone with a high school diploma or GED. Students who have obtained a college degree aren't eligible.
Founder Rodney Sampson told NPR the program is "an experiment" to see if disconnected youth who have been "labeled by the system" can become junior level software engineers.