Kirk Yang has left CSFB to become head of regional technology hardware and components research at Salomon Smith Barney. He will be based in Hong Kong and will report to Otto Wong, head of Solly's Asian research team.

Yang brings with him a wealth of experience as an analyst and a consultant and has worked within the industry he now analyses. His previous expmployers include Goldman Sachs, AT&T, IBM, Andersen Consulting, AT Kearney and EDS. Yang is top ranked by a variety of industry publications.