Ikanos Communications Names Kourosh Amiri as Vice President of Marketing

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, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 --   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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