Ikanos Communications Names Kourosh Amiri as Vice President of Marketing
Amiri to Lead Ikanos Product Strategy for Next-Generation Content Delivery to the Digital Home
FREMONT, Calif., February 19, 2013 — Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that Kourosh Amiri has joined the company as its new vice president of marketing. Mr. Amiri will report to Omid Tahernia, president and CEO, and will lead the company’s global marketing and product strategy.
With more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, Amiri has been responsible for the successful introduction of products targeting a range of applications in the networking, communications, and consumer segments. “With the rapid growth in consumer appetite for generating, sharing, and consuming content, and the cloud-based storage and delivery of this content becoming mainstream, the demand for bandwidth and broadband connectivity has never been stronger,” said Amiri. “With its industry-leading broadband technology, impressive patent portfolio, and strong technical and management teams, Ikanos is very well positioned to meet this rising consumer demand and to take a leadership role in shaping the future of digital-home content sharing and delivery.”
“As broadband rates of 50 to 100Mbps are now required for applications such as gaming, streaming video, VoIP and IPTV — all operating within the home — it’s critical that we have the right strategy to ensure we turn our unique technical advantages in broadband connectivity and home networking into successful and profitable products in the marketplace,” said Tahernia. “Kourosh brings the right balance of networking and consumer market experience to help us better define and execute on such a strategy.”
Amiri joins Ikanos from Cavium, where he led marketing and business development for its emerging media processor group, and drove the strategy for turning Cavium into a leading supplier of wireless display media processors in multiple market segments, including smartphones and PC accessories. Prior to joining Cavium, Amiri held senior marketing and business development roles at Freescale and several venture-backed semiconductor start-ups, addressing a wide range of networking and media processing applications. Amiri has an MSEE from Stanford University and a BSEE from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
About Ikanos Communications, Inc.
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The company’s broadband DSL, communications processors and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world’s leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit www.ikanos.com.
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