Sunday, June 17, 2007

Atheros Appoints Head of President and General Manager to Lead

Atheros Communications announced the appointment of Ben Naskar to the newly created position of vice president and general manager of the company's Wireless Networking Business Unit, reporting to company CEO Craig Barrett.

Atheros' Wireless Networking Business Unit is chartered to leverage and enhance the company's strong position in the wireless LAN market.

Naskar was most recently vice president and general manager of PMC Sierra's Communications Products Division where he was responsible for four lines of business: customer premises equipment (CPE), wireline, wireless and optical fiber. Prior to PMC, Naskar was chief executive officer and president of Magfusion, a private company focused on RF MEMS. He has also held key positions with several leading semiconductor companies, including Analog Devices, National Semiconductor and Advanced Micro Devices.

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