Ikanos Names Sierra Wireless CEO Jason Cohenour to Its Board of Directors
Visionary Responsible for Driving the Ascendance of Sierra Wireless
as an M2M Powerhouse
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/14 -- Ikanos Communications,
Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today
announced that Jason Cohenour, president and CEO of Sierra Wireless
(NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), has been appointed to the Ikanos Board of
Directors. A renowned wireless industry veteran and widely
acknowledged for leading Sierra Wireless to its dominant position in
wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, Cohenour is an
important addition to the Board as Ikanos continues to build out its
next-generation solutions to address disruptions in the connected
home and the evolution of broadband access technologies.
In his eight years as president and CEO of Sierra Wireless, Cohenour
is credited with driving the transformation of the company from its
position as a leading provider of wireless data cards into a top
innovator and leader in M2M. Prior to Sierra Wireless, Cohenour held
various executive positions in the wireless data industry, including
Motorola's Mobile Data division, where he started his wireless career
"I'm delighted to join the Ikanos Board and look forward to bringing
a complementary strategic perspective to help drive the company's
next stage of growth," said Cohenour. "Ikanos is known for a market
vision that drove the early growth of its wireline access and home
gateway business. With an established brand at carriers and a large
footprint inside the home, Ikanos is well positioned to drive
technology disruptions in the connected home."
"Jason's vision in leading Sierra's rapid transformation and the
resulting period of explosive growth attests to his market vision and
keen execution," said Omid Tahernia, president and CEO of Ikanos.
"Ikanos' diversification and its leadership in developing enabling
technologies for high-growth segments such as home automation have
set the stage for significant new expansion beyond our core broadband
business. I look forward to working closely with Jason and leveraging
his global experience and leadership in wireless technology and the
About Jason Cohenour
Jason Cohenour has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of
Sierra Wireless, Inc. since 2005. Jason joined Sierra Wireless in
1996 as Vice President of Sales and held several executive positions
with the company before becoming CEO, including serving as Chief
Operating Officer from August 2004 to October 2005. Jason began his
wireless career with Motorola's Mobile Data Division, where he helped
establish Motorola as a leading provider of wireless data solutions.
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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